Two cloth and Plastic Dolls 2. Vinyl Shirley Temple 17 in all original in tagged dress 4. P Tony by Ideal 5. P Tony Walker by Ideal with box 6. Velvet by Ideal 6 a E. Horseman composition Doll with box 12 in. Antique Wicker doll stroller 8.
Your Guide to Buying Madame Alexander Dolls
As a child she was known as Bertha, but soon took what she considered to be a more socially acceptable name – Beatrice. This name change was but a harbinger of her determination to excel, to rise above what she considered to be humble surroundings. Her story is well documented and lavishly illustrated in this keepsake volume. Included are numerous full-color photos of the famous Alexander dolls. Early on Madame Alexander adored her step-father, Maurice,emulating his love of doll making and doll repairing.
Early history and traditional dolls A typical Egyptian paddle doll from – BC The earliest dolls were made from available materials such as clay , stone, wood , bone , ivory , leather , or wax. Archaeological evidence places dolls as the foremost candidate for the oldest known toy. Wooden paddle dolls have been found in Egyptian tombs dating to as early as the 21st century BC. Greek dolls were made of clay and articulated at the hips and shoulders.
In Rome , dolls were made of clay, wood or ivory. Dolls have been found in the graves of Roman children. Like children today, the younger members of Roman civilization would have dressed their dolls according to the latest fashions. When Greek and Roman girls got married they would dedicate their doll to a goddess. Rag dolls are traditionally home-made from spare scraps of cloth material. Traditional African akuaba dolls Traditional dolls are sometimes used as children’s playthings, but they may also have spiritual, magical and ritual value.
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Historical Dating Of Dolls. Most dolls, especially antique dolls not originally intended for collectors, do not have a production date stamped on the body. Madame Alexander, the Ideal Novelty Toy Company, and the Effanbee Doll Company. Composition dolls were produced from through and their services are usually free of charge.
The stepmother in ” Cenerentola ” by Giambattista Basile persuades the heroine to get their fathers to marry them, but then abuses her. In the Portuguese fairy tale ” The Hearth Cat “, a woman persuades the girl to tell her father to marry her However, she doesn’t become a stepmother until the end. In Giovanni Francesco Straparola’s ” Biancabella and the Snake “, the hero Ferrinando’s Wicked Stepmother orders her men to kill Biancabella after she marries her stepson; they don’t, but they gouge out her eyes and cut off her hands as evidence that they have.
Biancabella has to go through a Break the Cutie process to get her place in the family back. In the fairy tales of Madame d’Aulnoy: In ” Graciosa and Percinet “, Graciosa’s stepmother Grognon repeatedly tries to get rid of her, has her beaten, and even imprisons her. Percinet rescues Graciosa from Grognon’s repeated attempts on her.
1950’s HARD PLASTIC DOLLS
Pink Huggums dolls just love to be hugged! The Velcro front closure makes it easy for little fingers just learning the finer points of clothing mechanics. A rounded collar edged in white lace frames her sweet face with its innocent expression, bright pink lips, and rosy cheeks. When she sits up, her round blue eyes open wide.
I’ve blogged recently about a couple of my Madame Alexander Cissette dolls: my white ballerina, and a redhead with a fancy hairdo that I partially restored.I also mentioned the triple-stitched wig part a couple of times, which dates a Cissette doll to or
In trying to locate different graduates for the reunion, the callers have learned that several in our class have health issues. Some are in nursing homes while others remain at home with somewhat disabling health issues. As I have said before: If you are able to get up each morning without too much pain, can dress yourself and tend to your daily needs, you possess the greatest of wealth- HEALTH. Count your blessings if you are one of the fortunate ones and remember those who are not so lucky.
If you are one of the fortunate ones…..
Madame Alexander Doll Coral & Leopard Cissette 22280
Madame Alexander Elise in pants outfit You can probably tell that I’ve been having a lot of fun lately with fixing up my dolls. Here is another project doll that has just recently been completed: I bought this Elise about five years ago. Her legs and head needed to be restrung, but what drew me to her was her perfect red hair, still with the original barrette and hair net. I believe this Elise was originally a pink bride, which were produced in
Madame Alexander Dolls: An American Legend by Stephanie Finnegan, Walter Pfeiffer (Photographer) starting at $ Madame Alexander Dolls: An American Legend has 1 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.
This is the first book ever produced with the cooperation of the Alexander Doll Company and Madame Alexander’s family. The magnificent book features a rich compilation of lavish, never before seen photographs, which bring to life the magical legacy of Madame Alexander. Collectors of both historical and contemporary dols will be enthralled by the all new color photography of mint dolls dating from A Customer on Sep 25, This book is excellent!
I found the life of Madame Alexander very interesting and read this book from cover to cover. I hated to put it down. We have a lot to thank her for I also enjoyed the photographs of the dolls. Lia Sargent, the leading expert on pre Madame Alexander dolls did an outstanding job on this book also.
Madame Alexander Dolls, An American Legend (Robert Campbell Rowe Book)
Shipshewana, Indiana, Ships to: These are perfect for my project!!! Can t ask for more: The Madame Alexander “Bride” dolls clothing was always made of the very finest lace, satin and tulle.
Dolls are not just for little girls — women and men all over the world collect dolls. Since the s, Sasha dolls have been considered a prized possession for many collectors, due in part to the manufacturer’s attention to details and the care taken to produce each doll. Properly dating your Sasha doll gives you an idea of its worth as well as insight into where the doll originated.
The board has many friendly doll experts who volunteer their knowledge. The board has a thread explaining how to post photos. This resource provides information about more dolls than any other website. Books Books and magazine articles are often the most complete and detailed resources for identifying dolls. If the book you need is too expensive or out of print, check your local library. See Doll Reference Books. Send me a comment about it, please? EBay auctions Search for both current and completed auctions in the eBay Dolls category.
Double-check the ID with at least two different sources when possible. Not all doll sellers are knowledgeable experts, and people do misstate facts or make unintentional mistakes. Pricing Condition is everything. Book values are merely a guideline to prices, and usually a book lists values for only mint-condition dolls. Book values are out of date by the time a book is published. To estimate current market values, check completed eBay or other online sellers for dolls in the same condition as yours.
We visited Callender, Ontario, in where my dad gave us these Dionne quintuplet dolls. They are a little worse for wear. Is there any value to them? Their survival was in doubt, but as the girls grew, realization set in that the five identical sisters were the world’s first living quintuplets. At that point, what one of the sisters would later call a “circus” began. The Ontario government took control of the girls, built a clinic and dormitory across from the Dionne farmhouse and moved the girls in.
We have fashion dolls dating from the present. Madame Alexander, Alex, Robert Tonner’s Tyler Wentworth and Ready-to-Wear fashions, Tiny Kitty; Mel Odems Gene, Madra, ; Violet. Also available, Vogue’s Jan and Jill, Miss Revlon by Ideal, Miss Nancy and many others. Tagged outfits for .
I also mentioned the triple-stitched wig part a couple of times, which dates a Cissette doll to or In this post, I want to explain the rest of the ways to date a vintage Cissette doll. When I say “vintage,” I mean dolls that were made between when the doll was first introduced and Cissette’s mold was also used for the Portrette dolls, which were made between and Madame Alexander still uses the mold in her modern dolls, but the plastic is pretty different than what was used in the s and s.
A doll collector who is familiar with both vintage and modern Cissettes should be able to tell the difference pretty easily: The plastic is lighter and cheaper, and the face paint tends to be more gaudy. Cissette dolls all have high-heeled feet and jointed knees, except for the Sleeping Beauty doll of — she has flat feet and no knee joints. The most sought-after Cissette dolls are the and dolls.
If a Cissette has the standard hairdo like my ballerina , you can date her by the stitching down the part in her wig: