Rare doll at auction

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A RARE doll modelled on the Queen in 1929, which was uncovered on the Yorkshire Coast, has been sold for £320 at an auction.

The 23in Princess Elizabeth doll is porcelain and made by German company Schoenau and Hoffmeister.

Buckingham Palace refused to endorse the design because it looked “too chubby”, so only a few were produced.

Auctioneers Dee Atkinson & Harrison said the doll was sold to a local woman at an auction in Driffield, East Yorkshire.

Valuer Graham Paddison said: “It is extremely rare, the first that we have ever seen.”

The doll was brought to auction by 75-year-old retired landlady Carol Regan from Bridlington, who had been given it as a present 70 years ago.