Friday, September 30, 2022

50s Doll Haul

I have collected 50s dolls for 22ish years now, but it was only recently that I learned to watch local listings for local finds - or perhaps it's just been that Facebook Marketplace has more recently provided a good place to buy and sell dolls.  Modern dolls come up more often as parents get rid of their kids' toys, but sometimes vintage dolls come up, too.

In any case, recently I picked up a whole under-bed plastic bin full of small 50s dolls, plus a couple of more modern 8-inch Madame Alexanders.  I bought it from a lady about my age (early 40s) who was selling her childhood dolls.  I don't know the story or why she had some 50s dolls, but I saw them and snapped them up.

The pictures were all group pictures and didn't do a great job of showing the dolls, but I knew there were some treasures in there, so I couldn't wait to get home and go through everything.  Sure enough, in that box I found a 1954 Muffie in a correct dress...

Two 1954 Vogue Ginny dolls, one in a 1955 dress and one in an unidentified ski outfit...

A 1954 or 1955 Madame Alexander straight legged walker Alexander-kins...

A couple of other 50s/60s off brand dolls...

A couple of Vogue Ginnette dolls...

Plus some Ginnette clothes, a couple of newer Madame Alexander dolls, and some other miscellaneous dolls and things.

All the dolls need to be cleaned up and restrung, and need some other small repairs here and there, but overall it's a great find!  I will take after pictures once I finish their glow ups.

1 comment:

  1. Not a bad haul at all! Can't wait to see how they clean up.



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