Fashion Doll Friday – Ideal Pepper


One of the more unassuming members of the Tammy household is my original straight legged Pepper.

 

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  1. I hope she doesn’t get any skin cancers. Remember to was it slip, slop, slap! The Aussie promotion for covering up and protecting from sunburn. Seriously weren’t these dolls well made to have lasted so many years of play. Our dolls had all kinds of adventures. We had the best pretend games ever.

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  2. She’s sweet! What an ideal (no pun intended), little sister for Tammy. I have a question, in one of my doll lots was a pepper that was as tall as Tammy, did they make these when they made a grown up Tammy?

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      • Yes, same height as Tammy, face identical to my standard size Pepper. Same body as Tammy. Same marks on back except where tammy’s says BS-12 with number one under it, she has a five under the BS-12. Didn’t think too much about it since the plastic is the same too.

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      • Laurel does she have marks on her head as well?
        The standard Tammy body has BS-12 with a single digit number under it so 5 might must mean a later production run. Tammy and Pepper both have marks on their heads but grown up Tammy has T-12E on head and body, standard Pepper has G9 or P9 depending on version of her but there are variations of course.

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      • My Tall Pepper has G9-5 from what I can read on her nape, just like my standard Pepper, her hair is ash blond like her mother, slightly darker than my pepper but same hair style. she came in a lot undressed. In the lot was what I thought was a clone (cheap plastic body) Has a head similar to one of your clones (short neck) but bigger head, by Grants Plastics on nape. She came with dress that’s too big for her but wears Tammy stuff. Her bum looks like Tammy but has two dimples above it. I’m Thinking I will need to get some Tammy/clone or similar books soon ..loving the Tammy family and Friends.

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      • I have never heard of a Tammy sized Pepper. I wonder if anyone else has? Otherwise she might be a Frankendolly. Pepper’s head on Tammy’s body. The Tammy books would be useful if you can get them. Clone books might be harder to find but the web link I put in my clone doll posts is to a very comprehensive site.

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  3. I have a golden blond bubble cut 12″ Tammy doll with freckles. Is she a Tammy, Misty or Pepper with Tammy body?
    Head marks: G9-E, golden blond bubble cut
    Body marks: BS-12 with a number 5 underneath mark

    Panties, cotton with lace, paper tag, red bar with white letters HONG KONG, snug on waist,not removable

    She came from my grandmothers doll collection. It could be an English doll, because my Grand lived near Victoria Canada in Port Angeles, Washington USA.

    Any ideas, thank you KBP in New Hampshire, USA
    Happy to send pics if needed.

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    • Going by the markings alone you have a Pepper head on a standard Tammy body. The panties are probably not original to the doll. As they are snug I wonder if they were for Pepper. The Canadian Tammy’s are marked Reliable, Made in Canada but your grandmother’s doll may be a foreign issue one. I’d love to see a picture though.

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      • glad to know I don’t have the only franken-dollie around. I may well have done the head switching myself except I had so few store bought dolls.(and probably why they’re everywhere now.) I have a bubble cut doll with a similar body but suspect her as a clone.bigger head, marked Grant plastics,1963.

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      • Thanks for the link,alot of similar dolls.One was nearly identical to my Elly May Clampet (unauthorized)From the show the Beverly Hillbilly’s. My Grant’s Plastics isn’t so cute as these others, so I’m going to keep digging. Unfortunately she lot an arm and it’s very vexing. Got a funny Ted or Bud who-ever the tall one is, he has bending knees, or did only one works. Also a giant named Dr.John Littlechap..so my research continues!

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      • The Littlechaps are huge aren’t they? The basketballers of the fashion doll world. 🙂 There was a Posin’ Ted with bendy knees (both) He is marked B12 1/2 -W-2 on his head. Bud has B13-W. He is rarer than Ted and I don’t think there was a bend knee version.

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      • yes to all of above..Dr. John s I call him, Is Huge! my set didn’t include eldest daughter Judy. Guess she’s away at school. Luckily I had oversized pajamas to put them in till I find the right size patterns in my doll magazines, or size up scrubs pattern I have for Barbie/Ken.

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      • There is a book called Sewing for 20th century dolls that has some Littlechap patterns. I think there are a couple of issues, this was the one with the red cover if you come across it somewhere.Tammy’s dad patterns might fit if you lengthen them a bit too.

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      • Thanks, will look into that. May defer some buying to hubby on amazon prime to save some shipping cost. Crazy when the shipping cost more than the item and you wait weeks to get the item.(More than once I have forgotten I bought something because some people wait to send things after e-bay says they are shipped),or in my case try to charge you more than once for the same item. Over all I am satisfied or even pleased with the over-all service ,like one seller who refunded me five dollars on shipping cost. Luckily it will warm up enough soon to go to swap -meets! (No shipping cost!) Plus sometimes you get the history of an item!

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      • The search is fun..my three dollar 1960’s Ken is STILL a favorite., plus finally ticking off an item from my wish list. Maybe afew rescues are because I wonder if something so damaged would just get thrown out..but also starting to tag to make cards for the others so people other than me will know what/who they are.The duplicates in vintage cases are harder to pull out without flashing back to wishing for them as a kid.Trying to balance budget, space and time.So far rotating them on display helps keep them manageable but I never believed I could get as much joy out of this obsession as I did others.

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