Latest Vintage Doll Finds – Spring 2019 – Madame Alexander, Ken Clone, Dawn Friends + More!


Hi and welcome to Vintage Doll Collector. Today I want to share with you some of my
recent finds. Usually, most of the dolls I show you are
ones I’ve purchased for resale, but in this video, almost all of them are things
I bought for my own collection. In the last doll show video I did, I promised
to show you the special doll I bought at the show. Here she is – this is Polly by Madame Alexander. She was only offered in the Alexander catalog
for one year, in 1965. She is in such beautiful condition, I just
fell in love with her, and I got her at a good price, too. She’s all original. Her dress has a skirt of pleated tulle, with
a taffeta slip underneath. She’s got a lovely hairstyle with a strand
of sequins to match the dress. Here are her shoes. This is the black version of the same doll,
her name is Leslie. I actually showed this doll in another video
of my trip to the flea market in Brunswick, Maine. I didn’t buy her then, but I kept thinking
about her, and after I got Polly I went back up to the flea market. I was so happy that she was still there! She’s not in as good shape as Polly, but
her dress is original. Leslie was actually sold for a few more years. This outfit is from 1968. The other thing I got at the doll show this
spring was this group of Topper dolls. These are four of Dawn’s friends. This is Jessica in her original stewardess
outfit. This one is called Longlocks. Her hair has been cut, but she has a pretty
face. This is Ron. And this is Dancing Angie, although she’s
wearing a regular Angie outfit. When you move her left arm up and down, she turns her head and hips. They’re a nice addition to my little Dawn
collection. At a flea market a month or so before that,
I got another one of Dawn’s friends, this one is Dale. I also got this very cool Petite Wig Boutique
set. This is a Dawn clone bald head with tiny wigs. Aren’t they awesome? And, in a lot of doll stuff I got from somebody who answered my Craiglist ad, I also got this mint in package Dawn outfit, called Fuchsia Flash. As you can see, the box is totally flattened,
but the outfit is still in mint condition. Things like the stockings and shoes are so
hard to find loose. Here’s another little doll I got through
Craigslist, this is one of the Hasbro Dolly Darlings. She’s called Powder Puff. They have molded shoes, but she’s missing
one of the little bows on her shoes. This is my other rooted hair Dolly Darling,
this one is Tea Time. They were made in the mid 1960s. This one is obviously a fixer upper! She’s Little Miss Revlon by Ideal, from the
late 1950s. I found her on Etsy, and the price was very
reasonable because she needs cleaning and restringing, which obviously I haven’t gotten around to yet. Otherwise she’s in good shape. I didn’t have a Little Miss Revlon so I was
very happy to get her. Her hair is two different shades of blonde. I’ve seen this on other dolls, I don’t think
it was intentional, I think it’s a mix of two different hair fibers, and one has changed color over the years. When I get her all restrung and dressed I’ll
show her again. This is a Flagg doll, part of a series they
did of international dolls. This one is representing Mongolia. I found her in an antique shop. There’s a card in the box that shows the
line of international dolls, as well as the dollhouse families which they are better known for. I may have mentioned in my previous videos that I collect dolls made in New England, which if you’re not from here, is what we
call the 6 states that make up the northeast corner of the United States. The Flagg dolls were made in Jamaica Plain,which is a neighborhood of Boston, in Massachusetts. If you look at the address on the card, you
can see it has a zip code. But on the box, it says Jamaica Plain 30,
with no zip code. Zip codes were introduced in the mid 1960s,
but it took a few years for companies to finish using up all their supplies with the old address. So this helps date her to that time period. Here’s another antique shop find, from another
company in Massachusetts. This hard plastic doll was made by Irwin. The smaller Irwin dolls, up to about 6″ are
pretty common, and I have a few of those, but the larger ones like this guy are a little
harder to find. This one is 9.5 inches tall. What I love about him are his side glancing
sleep eyes. He looks a lot like the Kewpie dolls, don’t
you think? This is the only doll in this video that’s
not vintage, but she’s a reproduction of a vintage doll, Madame Alexander Nurse’s Aide Joanie
doll from the early 1960s. This one came out I think maybe ten years
ago. She was actually made by Ashton Drake, under license from Alexander. She’s a Playpal size doll, 33 inches tall. She’s beautiful but I don’t have room for
such a big girl, so I sold her on eBay. I enjoyed her while she was here though! This pretty baby doll is by Royal. She’s in her original box. Here you can see her cloth body. Here’s a better look at her face. Isn’t she cute? On the end of the box is written the name
Tamara, but the number that’s written here above the name, didn’t match the number on her wrist tag. So I don’t know if sheís actually Tamara,
maybe in a different outfit, or if the box got switched with a different doll, or what. If you know, please leave me a comment. I won her in a raffle at my doll club meeting. I won these little celluloid dolls in the
raffle too. Actually somebody else won them, and they
didn’t want them, so they gave them to me. These four are all made in Japan. The boy and girl appear to go together, their
faces are very similar. Unfortunately heís missing an arm. The other two are also a pair, I would bet
they originally had crepe paper skirts but they’re long gone now. I like their molded hairstyles with the tiny
curls across their foreheads. This is another celluloid doll. This one I found at an antique show, where
there were very few dolls at all, so I was happy when I found him so it wasn’t a totally wasted
trip! He was made by yet another Massachusetts company,
Viscoloid. I have two other similar dolls, but theyíre
all different sizes and have slightly different faces. None of them have any clothes, just molded
shoes and brown socks, so I’m not sure if you were supposed to dress them, or if they were just meant to be bathtub dolls, or what. I have to restring his arms. Now this isn’t a doll, obviously, but I thought
it would be a great accessory for somebody. This is actually a salesman’s sample of a
rotary dial phone. I found it at a flea market. My husband and I had a full size phone just
like this one when we were first married. Yes, I’m that old! This doll is Dinah-Mite by Mego. I was very excited to find her in an antique
mall, because I had one when I was a kid. She was sort of a cross between a fashion
doll and an action figure. She had accessories and playsets which were
mostly sports and action oriented, like a health spa and a ski chalet, and a bicycle
and a motorcycle. But she had extra outfits too, so she could
also be a girly girl. She has lots of extra joints so she’s really
poseable. The most interesting thing is her double jointed neck. It’s jointed at the top so her head can turn
back and forth, but also jointed where it connects to her torso so she can tilt her
head in any direction. Very cool. The same dealer that had Dinah-Mite, also
had this Aimee doll hair styling booklet. Aimee was a Hasbro doll from the 1970s who
came with wigs and hairpieces. The booklet shows an illustration of what
her head looks like – bald with holes in it that you plug the hairpieces into. You can position them different ways to make
different styles. I don’t have Aimee, but the booklet is a
start! This sweet baby doll was made by Goldberger,
and marked on the back of her head with their EEGEE trademark. She is 10.5″ tall and has bent legs, so
she can’t stand up, but she sits nicely. I love her bright blue eyes and adorable chubby
cheeks. She’s a drink and wet doll. This appears to be her original outfit. The hair ribbon is stapled right to her head,
ouch! Eegee dolls are tricky to identify because
there aren’t any reference books on them and there isn’t a big group of collectors
to do the research and exchange information. If you know who she is, please leave a comment. Here’s another one of my New England made
dolls. She’s by Grant Plastics, which was located
in Massachusetts at one point, and then moved across the border to New Hampshire. I have quite a few of their dolls, they are
all the “dress me” type, but this is one I hadn’t seen before. She has a sort of a Tammy type face, but with
more almond shaped eyes, with a swirl ponytail hair style. I think they stopped making dolls in the 1970s,
but stayed in business making other items until sometime in the ’90s. And here’s another Grant Plastics doll –
this one is a Ken clone. I got two of them in different color swimsuits. As far as I know, they never made a Barbie
clone, at least not that I have found. If you know of one, please let me know! He’s marked 1963, Grant Plastics on the back
of his neck. I’ve got to find a nice outfit for him, then
maybe he can be a boyfriend for Tressy. This doll is the vinyl version of Vogue’s
Jill doll. The Jill that most everyone is familiar with
is the hard plastic one that was made from 1957-60. This vinyl version with the bubblecut hairstyle
was made in 1962 and she was called All New Jill. In 1963 she had a sort of beehive hairstyle
and darker lip color, and she was called Sweetheart Jill. I’m still looking for one of those! I have plenty of Jill outfits so she has lots
to wear. This gown looks nice with her peachy pink
lips. These dollhouse family dolls are called Twinky
dolls and they were made in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, in the 1940s. They’re made of a very shiny hard plastic. I found the mother and the little girl with
the dress in an antique shop, and then in a different shop, I found the other little
girl. I decided to keep both little girls because
they’re hand painted, and they’re slightly different. I’m on the lookout for the rest of the family,
there’s a father, and a little boy, and a baby. Once I get my sewing area set up again I’m
going to make Mom something to wear. Maybe I’ll make them all matching outfits. This big baby is Madame Alexander’s Baby
Precious from 1974. She’s all original and has her hang tag. You’ll notice that her blonde hair is also
two different shades, like the Little Miss Revlon – the section that makes her forehead
curl is much darker than the rest. I found a few other examples online and they
all seem to have this. This is a hard plastic Sandra Sue doll which
I won in another doll club raffle. She was made by Richwood Toys in the 1950s. She’s all original, and she also came with
this felt coat which I think is beautifully made. I took the coat off her because it makes her
arms stick straight out. Sandra Sue was also made in a high heel version,
but this one has the flat feet. This is Colonial Girl by Mattel from their
Star Spangled Dolls series from 1975. I got her on eBay. She’s made from the same mold as Steffie
from the Sunshine Family. I was happy to find her with the curls mostly
all intact. She came with her original box, which was
in rough condition. Unfortunately the seller put it in a plastic
bag and put tape all over it, some of which stuck to the box, so now it’s in even worse
shape! Oh well, she was cheap, so I can’t complain
too much! The back of the box shows the other dolls in the series. Now these are some of my latest acquisitions. I got them at an auction last week. They’re Dolls of All Nations by Duchess Doll
Corporation. Most Duchess dolls are the little 7 inch size. These are 12″ tall and I couldn’t find too
many out there in this size. They have the same outfit, which, despite
the name, doesn’t appear to represent any particular nation. One is a blonde and one’s a brunette. I won’t keep these, but they are pretty. Here’s a look at what’s under her dress. Thanks for joining me today. If you’d like to be notified when I have
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