Thursday, January 22, 2009

Boxed Pam dress set for doll identification purposes

The same seller that had the boxed Pam shorts set on eBay this week also had a boxed Pam dress set. I got the seller's permission to post the photos for this one, too.

The dress is a pretty white print with multicolored diamonds on it, green loop trim, and a white painted Greek key snap to close it in the back. It came in the box with white socks, red vinyl Mary Janes, and a deep pink straw hat that might have been red once, trimmed with a white ribbon. The dress reminds me of one of the Cosmopolitan Ginger dresses, and the hat is identical to the hats found on many Ginger dolls.

The box number reads: "6/11 afternoon - 98" with the 98 crossed out and "49" handwritten next to it. I'm guessing that means I'm correct that this last number is the price, and this particular outfit was discounted.

Here are the pictures:

All photos by Teresa Lehmbeck, ebay: the2sisters

As I mentioned in my last post, Ginger clones were often used for Pam, which is why I thought Ginger collectors would like some identification for outfits like these.


  1. please tell me what a greek key snap is?

  2. Oh, sorry, Anonymous! A Greek key snap is simply a little round button snap with a geometrical pattern around the edge of it. It's called a Greek key or a "P" pattern, which is why it's often referred to as a Greek key snap. It was used on some doll shoes and clothing in the 1950s and 1960s, but is especially known for being used on Cosmopolitan Ginger and Ginger clone (like Pam) clothing.

  3. Thank you so much Katharine I greatly enjoy your blog. I am a seamtress and I had never heard this before, Thank you for the time you take to maintain this blog and taking the time to anyswer my question!

  4. No problem, Rachel. These snaps are pressed on, not sewn on, which may be why you hadn't heard of this. I'll take a good close-up of one and post on it sometime soon.



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