Dolls and Doll-related Items for Sale

Monday, August 23, 2021

My Collection Part Fifteen: Doll Show Purchases

I was going to say that I "only" bought three new dolls at the recent doll show, but three new dolls at once is really not that bad, is it?

The first one is Mattel Ever After High Darling Charming. She came nude, and is now wearing Mattel's Darling Charming shoes, and a Shibajuku Girls sailor suit. Her hair has been washed and conditioned. I still have to get all of the glitter off of her face, wherever that came from.


Darling came with a Monster High Operetta doll that I didn't really want, but I think the seller wanted to get Operetta off of her hands. I was ready to just pay for Darling when the seller told me Operetta was included as part of the price. I'll find something to do with her.

Next is a mint mini American Girl Josefina in her meet outfit. She didn't come with her box, or the mini book, but she was a good price. Now I can keep mini Josefina in her Christmas outfit intact, with her veil still sewed to her hair.

Lastly, here is a doll that I bought at what I called the "Tonner table." This woman had mostly Tonner items for sale. There were some Patsy dolls and at least one Amelia Thimble. I came home with a doll  that I have been interested in for a very long time, Jane. Jane was a Tonner Club doll, so you couldn't just buy her on the open market. She's 14" tall, and has the Betsy McCall body. There are a couple of other child Jane dolls made, with bending knees, but none of them were easy to get. I wasn't sure I was going to keep her, because she doesn't really fit in with any of the dolls I own. I was thinking she might work with my 10" Ann Estelle dolls, and Rachael reminded me that Betsy McCall had a 10" younger sister, who I now think probably had the Ann Estelle body first. Here's Jane with her younger "sister," Sophie. What do you think?





Look how alike their hand sculpts are.

Rachael doesn't think Jane's jumper/pinafore makes her look her best, and I tend to agree. Fortunately, I have a couple of Betsy McCall patterns that I bought during a 99 cent sale or something. Jane also came with a Tonner Club pin, and I love the bracelet that Jane came with. It looks like jewelry a girl would cherish.

Tonner also made an adult Jane, but she uses the Tyler 16" body, so she's not in scale with child Jane at all. He also did the same thing at the last Tonner Convention, where he introduced a 10" Ann Estelle, and a 16" grown-up Ann.

Total dolls: 69

10 comments:

  1. Of the three, I love your Jane the best, she is utterly delightful. (But that should come as no suprise to you Barb, knowing how much I love Tonner dolls.) I think Jane and Estelle make good siblings and I hope you will have many hours of enjoyment making new clothes for her.
    Big hugs,
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    1. I knew you'd like Jane, Xanadu. :) I'm glad that you think she looks okay with my Sophie, but I think I'll also like having her just for herself. She's got a little spark in her eye, like she wants me to let go out to the backyard and play. Now I have to find those Betsy McCall patterns! I mostly keep my patterns sorted by doll size, but I'm pretty sure those are the only 14" ones that I own.

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  2. I remember the table you're talking about, because I remember inwardly whining while looking at the Amelia Thimble! I'm never going to own a Hamish in my lifetime!

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    1. Oh, I'd forgotten about the Hamish doll! It's too bad that we won't get the chance to see more runs of some of the later dolls that Tonner produced.

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  3. Those are some nice finds. Darling Charming was one of my favourite characters from the EAH franchise and she had such a pretty face. Operetta is also another of my faves, mostly because of her rockabilly style. If you're not sold on her maybe you could use her to try some customization if you're interested in that.

    Jane is lovely too, her face is very sweet. I do like the pinafore, but maybe it could look better if the waistline was higher. Josefina is a great find too, specially if you got her for a good price.

    Have a great rest of the week.

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    1. MC, I'm just not into Monster High, but I will find something to do with Operetta. Her style is unique, but it does irk me as a purist that the Phantom of the Opera's daughter is rockabilly. :)

      Jane's pinafore is very nice and well made, but I think another color might suit her better. I found a Betsy McCall pattern I have (I may have only had the one) so I can try to make her something new to wear. I am glad that I found Josefina, too.

      Enjoy the rest of your week as well!

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  4. Jane is a darling doll, with beautiful eyes and hair. Her little sister goes well with her, too! The other dolls you found are lovely as well, I've always liked the delicate facial features of EAH dolls. I've never seen a mini AG in real life, but they do look very detailed for such small dolls. Nice doll haul!

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    1. Thank you! The mini AG dolls do have a lot going on for them, probably because they are smaller version of the 18" dolls. I'm glad that you think Sophie and Jane look good together.

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  5. Dear Barb, three dolls is not bad, especially if they really spoke to you and said "take me home."

    I just looked at the photos in the previous post. Oh my goodness there were so many adorable dolls. I saw a few Alexanders. And that Cissy bride was beautiful!

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    1. Yes, it was a good doll day! I am glad that I brought all three of them home.

      There were dolls for everyone at that doll show; it was dolly heaven! And yes, that Cissy bride was gorgeous. I'd have been tempted to bring her home too if my budget/space allowed for it!

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