Ok, so this is not MY normal thang to buy dolls alright! LOL
I saw this at the Wantirna Markets, a Trash and Treasure in Melbourne that used to be at the old Drive-In movies space in the 80’s. I saw Metti on a table for sale and something about her grabbed my attention. I think the fact that this was an indigenous doll in original Australiana packaging that I’d never seen before, the curiousity meant I had to have it!
She has always been a talking point with friends, but my pet cockatoo was horrified by her so if my cockatoo was ever bad, I would tell her that Metti was coming to sort you out! LOL Poor Metti was packed away for many years as I moved house quite a bit and never got to display my collectibles. Just like “Rebel” my ventriloquist doll, Metti had some time out!
I found out that this Metti’s a souvenir, Im not sure what her name is, as she never had a swing tag with such. I’m assuming her name is Bindi, but I think this is what ‘Netta’ called her. Netta is the company that took over from Metti in Sth Australia, apparently some doll makers from Metti took up where they left off, and I’m so glad they did, they make good Aussie dolls and children’s night lights, I have a few Netta collectibles too, one’s a cool kangaroo child’s night light, a real piece of Australiana.
These days you see many Netta & sometimes Metti relics for sale on E-bay, they certainly are becoming more desirable and fetching good prices. I wonder what Bindi is worth? Would I sell her, probably not cause I’m a bit attached to her now, but then, everything has it’s price huh!
Register FREE, to Unlock These Pictures!
Page 1st Published : May 10, 2013 @ 17:01