Mid-Century American Dolls

Mid-Century American Dolls

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Mid-Century American Dolls

Mid-Century American Dolls

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Featuring the private collection of Vivian Brady-Ashley with a focus on “the little ones” from legendary firms of Alexander and Vogue. Known throughout the collecting world as a connoisseur of dolls by Madame Alexander, few collectors knew that Vivian also held an abiding respect for the Ginny dolls of Jenny Graves known under their trade name of Ginny. The Mid-Century American Doll auction showcases an exceptional collection of several hundred examples from their early years of the firm, most in near mint condition.

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Tosca-Haired Alexander-Kins as "Cinderella" with Rhinestone Crown 500/700

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Tosca wig with flip curls and bangs, straight-leg walking body. Wearing tagged costume comprising blue taffeta gown with silver-metallic-edged panniers, ivory...more straps with silver appliques, star-shaped appliques and rhinestones on bodice, matching ruffled petticoat and panties, silver tie-front shoes, metallic and rhinestone crown. The costume is tagged. Near mint condition. Alexander, model 492, 1955, bright rosy cheeks, and presented in original box stamped 492.

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Tosca-Haired Alexander-Kins in "Blue Danube" Ensemble 300/400

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Tosca wig with flip curls and bangs, five-piece non-walking straight leg body. Wearing gown featuring a teal blue bodice with sheer teal blue long skirt and p...moreuff sleeves, ivory taffeta petticoat and panties, socks, black side-snap shoes, and woven bonnet with garland of flowers. The costume is tagged. Alexander, model 351, 1954.

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Tosca-Haired Alexander-Kins in "First Communion" Ensemble 300/500

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Tosca-wig with flip curls and bangs, bent-knee walking-style body. Wearing white organdy communion dress with very full skirt, matching ruffles at sleeves and...more hem, matching lace-edged petticoat and panties, socks, brown suede-like side-snap shoes, stiffened lace Juliet cap with veil, holding corsage of flowers. The dress is tagged Alexander. Alexander, model 395, 1957.

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Tosca-Haired "Elaine" from My and My Shadow series by Alexander. $600/900

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 321)      

18" (46 cm.) All-hard plastic with socket head, walking-style body, tosca hair with short bangs and curls. Wearing original white organdy gown with ruffles, pearl beaded ...morenecklace, blue sash with floral corsage, pink taffeta petticoat, ivory taffeta hoop, stockings, gold front-snap shoes, and with stiffened lace wide-brimmed bonnet with lace edging. The costume is tagged Madame Alexander. Excellent condition, fine original coiffure, rosy cheeks, crisp original costume. Alexander, circa 1954.

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Blonde Painted-Lash Ginny as "Miss 1910" by Vogue in Original Box 400/600

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Waist-length straight blonde mohair wig with bangs (remnants of original shipping hair band), brown sleep eyes, painted lashes, five-piece body with transitio...morenal stringing. Wearing original blue dotted Swiss dress with pink waist sash and large pink bow, matching pantalets and petticoat with cutwork ruffles, socks, black center-snap shoes, and with "Miss 1910" banner on bodice. Near mint. Vogue, 1950, from the One-Half Century Collection.

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Platinum-Blonde Painted-Lash Ginny by Vogue 300/400

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Side-parted blonde mohair wig with long curls, blue eyes, painted lashes, five-piece strung body. Wearing blue polished cotton dress with pink and yellow band...mores at the hem, pink ruffles at neckline and sleeves, matching panties, pink socks, blue snap-front shoes, and pale blue hair bow. Excellent condition, perfect coiffure, bright rosy cheeks. Vogue, circa 1952.

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Blonde Painted-Lash "Kay" by Vogue from Kindergarten Series 300/500

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Blonde mohair wig in original soft curls and bangs, bright blue eyes, painted lashes, straight-leg strung body. Wearing royal blue organdy dress with woven co...moretton lace edging, matching panties, white socks, white front-snap shoes, blue hair bow. The costume is tagged. Near mint condition. Vogue, #23, 1952, marketed as "Kay" from Kindergarten Series, bright rosy cheeks, perfect coiffure, silver wrist tag.

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Blonde Painted-Lash Ginny in Blue Coat and Bonnet by Vogue 200/400

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Mohair blonde side-parted hair with very lush full curls, blue sleep eyes, painted lashes, strung body. Wearing pale blue waffle-weave coat with white Bertha ...morecollar and cuffs, matching sunbonnet, pink waffle-weave dress with blue flowers and matching panties, blue socks, white center-tie shoes. The costume is tagged. Excellent condition, gorgeous hair. Vogue, 1952.

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Blonde Painted-Lash Ginny in Original Fitted Trunk with Costumes and Accessories 500/800

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Blonde mohair wig, painted lashes, strung body. Wearing panties, blue socks and blue front-snap shoes, and make-up wrap. Presented in original box with blue a...morend pink bows, along with original attached dress, bathrobe, plaid playsuit, pom-pom shoes, towel, rake and shovel, hair bow, Ginny purse, mirror, blue necklace, and carrying hair curlers with Ginny tag instructing the use of the curlers. Near mint condition. Vogue, 1952, the ensemble is completely original and in superb state of originality.

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Blonde Painted-Lash Ginny from "My Kinder Crowd", #26, Vogue in Original Box 400/500

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Blonde mohair wig with very full curls and bangs, blue sleep eyes, painted lashes, strung body. Wearing crisp blue taffeta dress with gilt-accented tulle over...morelay and sleevelets, matching panties, gold tie shoes. The costume is tagged. Near mint condition. Vogue, 1954, My Kinder Crowd series, #26, in original labeled box, with silver wrist tag, bright rosy cheeks, crisp costume, especially beautiful hair.

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Blonde Painted Lash Ginny as "Groom" by Vogue 300/500

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Blonde mohair bobbed wig, brown sleep eyes, strung body. Wearing felt flannel bridegroom costume comprising jacket with long tails, pants, vest, top hat, blac...morek front-snap shoes and with boutonniere in jacket lapel. Excellent condition. Vogue, 1952-1953.

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"Little Genius" Baby in Rose Satin Ensemble by Alexander 300/400

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 321)      

16" (41 cm.) Chubby hard plastic head, reddish-blonde mohair wig, cloth torso, hard vinyl lower legs. Wearing rose satin coat with tatting edge on Bertha collar, matching...more bonnet and muff, over ivory organdy dress with lace and ribbon trim, pink cotton slip and matching panties with blue bows, socks, black ankle shoes. The costume is tagged "Little Genius", Madame Alexander. Excellent condition, few light spots at back of coat. Alexander, 1950.

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Brunette "Alexander-Kins" as "Little Southern Girl" by Alexander 300/500

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Light brown wig with arranged curls and short bangs, straight leg non-walking body, Wearing pale pink organdy 3/4 gown with lace trim, pink taffeta petticoat ...moreand matching pantalets, socks, side-snap shoes, and woven bonnet with wide brim at the front trimmed with delicate feather and with upturned brim at the back. The costume is tagged. Excellent condition. Madame Alexander, model 305, "Little Southern Girl", 1953.

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Titian-Haired "Wendy Goes to a Garden Party" by Alexander 300/500

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Titian wig in arranged curls and bangs, bent knee walking-style body. Wearing original Swiss organdy dress with embroidered details and lace trim at neckline ...moreand sleeves, pink satin sash, woven white bonnet with wide brim and pink satin streamers, pink organdy petticoat, pink taffeta panties, pink cotton reticule, ivory satin tie-front shoes, The costume is tagged Alexander-Kins. Excellent condition, bright rosy cheeks. Alexander, model 620 from 1956 catalog.

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Tosca-Haired "Little Madeline" by Alexander in Pink Polka-Dot Gown and Bonnet 500/700

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Tosca wig with curls and bangs, non-walking five-piece body. Wearing pink polka-dotted gown with organdy lace-edged ruffle and drawn ribbon at the hemline, tu...morelle sleeves, matching sunbonnet with sprig of flowers, lace-edged pantalets and ruffled petticoat, socks, pink side-snap shoes. The gown is tagged Alexander-Kins. Excellent condition. Alexander, 1953, the model was inspired by the popular children's series of Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelman, first published in 1939.

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Titian-Haired Alexander-Kins in Organdy Gown and Pantalets, Original Box 300/500

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Titian hair with arranged curls and bangs, straight leg non-walking body. Wearing original organdy gown with blue stitched lines and blue drawn ribbons, over ...morepink taffeta petticoat and matching pantalets, woven bonnet with sprigs of flowers, pink side-snap shoes. The costume is tagged Alexander-Kins. Near mint condition, beautiful coiffure and rosy cheeks, crisp costume. Alexander, c. 1954, with original box.

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Margaret Bride in Ivory and Rose Tulle and Satin Gown by Alexander 800/1100

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 321)      

21" (53 cm.) Reddish/blonde mohair wig in soft curls and bangs, five-piece body. Wearing wedding gown with ivory bodice trimmed with tatting and lace ruffle, tulle yoke, ...morepale pink tulle overskirt with lace borders, pale pink tulle sleeves and extended veil with stiffened net crown, pink taffeta underskirt and panties, stockings, cream front-snap shoes and carrying bouquet. The costume has original tag. Near mint condition, few small holes at bottom of veil. Alexander, 1950, beautiful original coiffure is accented with flowers to match her bouquet.

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Blonde-Haired "Honey" by Effanbee in Original Box 300/500

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 321)      

18" (46 cm.) All-hard plastic with five-piece body, blonde hair with arranged curls and bangs, rose hair box, sleep eyes, wearing peach taffeta party dress with lace trim...more, attached panties, socks, black side-snap shoes with little bows, black sash. Near mint condition. Effanbee, 1951, beautiful rosy complexion, the doll has original paper label "I am Honey" with curlers and instructions for curler use, and is preserved in original labeled box.

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Red-Haired Painted-Lash Ginny "Glad" from Tiny Miss Series by Vogue 400/500

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Very lush and full red mohair wig, brown sleep eyes, painted lashes, five-piece strung body. Wearing sheer pink nylon dress with blue silk ribbons, pink taffe...moreta panties, pink socks, blue front-snap shoes, pink felt cap with flowers and blue ribbons. Near mint condition. Vogue, "Glad", #42, from the Tiny Miss Series of 1951, especially lush vibrant hair.

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Brunette Painted-Lash Ginny as "Beryl" from Tiny Miss Series by Vogue, Original Box 400/600

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Brunette mohair wig with curls and bangs, brown sleep-eyes, painted lashes, strung body. Wearing organdy dress with embroidered details and lace trim, pink sa...moresh, woven bonnet, stiffened organdy petticoat, panties, pink socks, pink snap-front shoes. The costume is tagged Vogue. Excellent condition. Vogue, "Beryl", model 43 from Tiny Miss series of 1952, in original box with original silver foil wrist tag.

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Blonde Painted-Lash Ginny in Original Fitted Trousseau Box by Vogue 600/800

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Blonde mohair side-parted wig in soft curls, brown sleep eyes, painted lashes, transitional body. Presented in original trousseau box wearing white satin pant...moreies, make-up cape, socks and front-snap shoes, which is fitted with dress, panties, bonnet, curlers, mirror and comb, robe, playsuit, rake, rattle, pom-pom slipper. The box is designed as a travel trunk with travel stickers on the exterior as well as "Vogue Dolls Inc" in the shape of a travel sticker. Near mint condition. Vogue, model #823, 1950s.

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Blonde Ginny as "Marge" from Kindergarten Series by Vogue 300/500

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Blonde mohair wig in very lush long curls, blue sleep eyes, painted lashes, strung body. Wearing original blue waffle-weave dress with applique pink floral tr...moreim, matching panties, pink socks, pink snap-front shoes, pink bow in hair. The costume is tagged Vogue. Excellent condition. Vogue "Marge", Model #28, from Kindergarten Series of 1952.

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Auburn-Haired Painted-Lash Ginny "Marge" with Extra White Faux Fur Coat, Hat and Muff 400/500

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 321)      

8" (20 cm.) Auburn mohair wig in very full curls and bangs, blue eyes, painted lashes, strung body. Wearing pink waffle-weave dress with applique white flowers, matching ...morepanties, white socks, front-snap shoes, and with extra white faux-fur coat, tam and muff. Excellent condition. Vogue, model #85 "Marge" from "Ginny Series," 1952.

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Blonde Cissette in Organdy Dress with Matching Grand Bonnet 400/500

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 321)      

10" (25 cm.) Blonde hair with long curls and bangs, sleep eyes, lady-shaped body. Wearing original organdy dress with rhinestone-studded lace bodice, rose satin sash with...more rosebud accent, rose satin petticoat and panties with lace trim, stockings, gold sling heel, pearl earrings, woven bonnet with feather, rosebud and swirl of tulle. The costume is tagged "Cissette". Excellent condition. Alexander, Cissette, circa 1957, perfect coiffure, bright rosy cheeks.

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Tosca-Haired Cissette in Navy Blue Taffeta Ensemble by Alexander 400/500

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 321)      

10" (25 cm.) Tosca wig with arranged curls and bangs, sleep eyes, lady-shaped body. Wearing crisp navy blue taffeta cocktail dress with box-pleated skirt, draped rose org...moreandy wrap with rose petal accent, woven navy blue bonnet with navy blue tulle and rose petals, pearls, taffeta petticoat and panties, stockings, black sling heels. The costume is tagged Cissette. Near mint condition, beautiful cheek coloring and perfect coiffure, crisp costume. Alexander, Cissette, circa 1957.

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