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Miller girl statue number two

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Post by Paul Nelson » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:21 pm

Does anybody have one of these or have any clue as to what it might be worth?

A local (to me) collector passed away and a few of us have been helping the widow with dispersing the collection. None of us have been able to find a comparable for this statue. It stands about 18” or so tall and is in pretty nice shape.

I don’t know if the one zoinkss posted about was the precursor to this one, but it wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Miller girl statue number two

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Post by zoinkss » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm

I am curious about back pictures of yours and exact height.
Your miller girl looks very much like the ones that were produced but the skirt on other features are different.
I've been trying to scout out other early pictures of some of the Miller girls costumes as well as go through pics of statues.
Most seem to have the rings on the skirt.
I worked in the marketing field for about 12 years. When we made a design for a company it took them a lot of time and they needed multiple examples. I am guessing there should be several designs but most should be around the same height. Once the sculpted look was chosen multiple color samples/examples would have been painted up to have the company choose from.
One of our Miller Collectors up here who got out sold one similar to yours for under $200. It had the Miller logo on the chest as yours does.
That was about 2002. I am still trying to see if there are any Miller archives about the statues. My statue has the more pert facial features of a pre 1940s Miller girl and yours has the more darker smooth features of the post 1940s and smaller statues that were produced.
Anyone else have examples of any pics or statues of early miller girls that they can post here?
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Post by Rand » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:44 pm

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Re: Miller girl statue number two

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Post by zoinkss » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:44 pm

Thanks for the extra pics. Would appreciate more of any 14in tall ones.

The design on the ebay one I saw but was confused when they mentioned plastic on back. Also, the two pictures shared on RB have a skirt with no lines on the skirt. The faces all seem the same on the ebay and the ones shared but mine has a more pert facial features.
All of the statues except for Paul's have the boots painted correctly right to the legs. There are a lot of repaints out there I have been told. Locally we have a guy who does repair chalks and does a great job but the chalks after paint look in perfect shape like they were just taken out of the box. Most chalks after 80 years have some nicks, scratches, chips and such. The bases on ebay and mine have corners where the words are on front. Pauls and the other pic shared are curved.

From this info I am thinking there were different incarnations of produced statues all of which so far were all 14" tall.
Mine is the only one with different facial features and pink skirt and Blue Jacket. One other local Miller retired exec is trying to buy it from me so I'm pretty sure that is the reason Miller is not calling me back. I would really love to get more pictures of any statues in any condition but keep them to the 14inch tall ones.
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