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Monday, May 04, 2015

A Ginny Doll and an Effanbee Alice in Wonderland Doll


I have recently become interested in 8 inch dolls.  I love miniatures of any kind, so these little dollies really appealed to me.  I had never seen a Ginny doll in person, only a couple newer Ginny's in an antique store.  So I started researching...


The Vintage Ginny's were precious!
Such sweet expressions and adorable outfits and
accessories, no wonder they are still so popular!

Their price-tag, however was beyond me.
Vintage Ginny's sell in the hundreds of dollars, as well as being quite fragile in some cases.
Not daunting for a true collector, but that's not me.
I like dolls I can play with!

I then discovered Vintage Reproduction Ginny's.
I purchased this Ginny doll on ebay.

  
 Sweet dress and hat, but the shoes were a little disappointing, 
glue mess around the soles.  Ah well.
Honestly this doll did not click with me.

BUT,  While I was waiting on the Ginny doll bidding to end I happened across
this Effanbee 8.5" Alice in Wonderland doll.
 Something about her just caught my eye.
I placed a $9 bid and forgot all about her.
Well, I won the auction and when she got here I fell in love!

                            She reminded me of a Madame Alexander, but she is definitely 
                                                an Effanbee. Neck stamp is from 1988.


                                     Her hair was a bit matted and smelled musty, so I used wig 
                                     shampoo  and conditioner spray. The difference is amazing.
Her hair is easy to brush now and quite shiny.


                                                     I made this little pink dress for Alice. 
                                           
 She has a speck of color over her left eyebrow, but we 
think it is just a beauty mark. ; )

The one thing my daughter and I both agree on is that Alice has very pretty brushable hair.
She is also sturdier, most likely meant to be a play doll.

 Here is a blue dress I made for Alice.


Welcome Alice!

2 comments:

JUDY said...

I like your Alice! She is very sweet. I never had a Ginny doll but I always wanted a Penny Brite.

Brenda and Sophie said...

Thanks Judy! You know I still see Penny Brites on ebay, it's never too late! Look at me, my doll room is overflowing!