Today I’d like to share a doll that is here for a tidy up and a bit of research. A friend of mine has been helping to clear out a deceased estate and found several dolls. They will probably be sold at some stage so I offered to have a look at them for her. This one is the first of them.
She is about 16 inches or 40 centimetres tall and is made of vinyl or plastic Her head, torso and legs are hard but her arms are that rubbery vinyl you often find on dolls from the sixties. She has brown rooted hair and blue sleep eyes. The only marking on her is a faint “Made in England” on her back.
I am not sure if her outfit is original but it is certainly contemporary with her look. She has a cotton slip and panties under her dress which I think is a synthetic fabric with net over the skirt. The dress is not tagged but looks professionally made. Her dress and slip both have tiny, tiny buttons. She has woven stockings and white vinyl shoes which are marked 6T USA. Our girl has pin pricks where she must have had earrings at some point but luckily someone has taken them out as there is a tinge of green around the holes. I’m not sure if they would have been original to the doll or added later by the owner. She has been in storage for over 15 years so I’m sure she was very happy to see the light of day once again.