Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth outfit - SOLD!

The first item I am offering for sale is an outfit for a 13-inch composition Princess Elizabeth doll, made by Madame Alexander in the late 1930s and early 1940s. The outfit consists of dress, cape, shoes, and handbag, and can be found on page 26 of Marjorie Uhl's Dolls on Review.

As a doll collector I know that being able to see detail is important when buying long-distance. Therefore I've set it up so that you can click on each picture for a full-size version.

The dress is white taffeta with a white net overlay, and may have been laundered at some point. The netting is fragile and has some small holes, but they shouldn't be very noticeable on display.

For sale: Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth outfit

Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth dress

You can see in this picture that the dress retains its original tag, which reads "Princess Elizabeth".

Tagged Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth dress

There are also a few little rust-colored stains. The worst one is in the back and would be covered by the cape. It is shown in this picture:

Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth dress

The cape is red velvet with a red cotton lining, and is in great condition. The grograin ribbon that ties around the neck is a little faded, and the ermine tails have been removed.

Original Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth cape

Original Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth cape

The silver oilcloth shoes both have their buckles, soles, and heels. The strap has been cut off of each one to make them slip-on shoes (instead of side-snap or center-snap, as they originally would have been).

Princess Elizabeth oilcloth doll shoes

The outfit also includes the original white taffeta drawstring handbag. It's slightly yellowed with age, and I don't think it has been laundered.

Original Princess Elizabeth drawstring handbag

Missing are the jeweled tiara, socks, and undies.

I am asking $50 for the outfit, same price I paid for it; buyer will pay shipping and handling. Original clothing is difficult to find for these dolls, especially since they are now about 70 years old!

If you are interested in the outfit please email me!

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