Bisque Beauties

Antique & Vintage Dolls and Other Items for Sale

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Unless otherwise stated, all items shown on this page are returnable.  However, shipping will not be refunded.  Please email me if you have any questions!  (suzannesdolls@aol.com or mcbraar2000@yahoo.com).

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Lovely Vintage Cissy from Madame Alexander.....$650  SOLD

I've owned this beautiful Cissy for about 25 years....she's never had a touch-up via airbrush, which I understand is popular to do now.  Her color is all her own!  And I may not correctly understand the collector's term, but she seems to me to be one of those Cissys called an "infused" Cissy.  Her coloring is not on the surface of her head, but seems to go below her "skin".  
 

Despite my best efforts at photography, the photos do not entirely catch her very rosy cheeks and the subtle gray eye shadow over her eyes.  Her lips are are a peachy-rose.  Her eyelashes and eyebrows have not been changed or retouched.  Both her knees and hands have blush on them.  She is wearing a vintage pair of white rayon taffeta panties, vintage nylons and vintage black high-heeled shoes with excellent elastic...plenty of stretch still there.  Her newer, but vintage-style, dress is made of turquoise polished cotton with white polished cotton collar and cuffs.  


Her hair is in beautiful condition.  Just a bit of styling will have it looking factory-fresh in minutes.  I will leave that to someone with more knowledge than me!
 
Her defects are very few and quite minor.  She is missing one earring.  Her current stringing causes her head to fall back....I don't want to mess with restringing her myself and, again, will leave that to someone who is more familiar with Cissy's stringing.  Other than that, she's perfect!  She's a beautiful doll...she has a face that your eyes will always seem to focus on in your doll collection!  
 

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Here's a TLC 8" Betsy McCall doll from the 1950s-1960s.  This doll has blonde hair.  She is missing the barrette on the left side.  She has the rubber skull cap.  There is some hair loss at the upper left hand side.  The wig, other than this area, is very full and very pretty longer hair.  Her eyes open and close easily.  She does not have a crotch split.  Her knees has tiny splits and there is a small flare to each knee.  Her right leg is very loose and has just recently started to fall out when she is picked up!  Yikes!  But she could be a good "parts" doll, or another model if you have more Betsy costumes than Betsy dolls.  $25...shipping extra

 

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Shown in the photos is an issue of Ladies' Home Journal magazine from February 1908.  This magazine does have some condition issues but is a great reference for fashion, advertisements, illustrations and fiction for the first part of the 20th century.

The front and back covers are separated from the magazine itself, with some small tears.  The inside body of the magazine is on good condition with no missing pages.  Articles and advertisements of note, show in the photos above, include a photographic double page of mothers with twins, a full-page color ad for Colgate soap and talc, and a page about an American Girl and Valentine's Day.

This magazine is oversized at 16-1/2" x 11".  I will stabilize the mailing envelope with cardboard so it can't be bent or folded, and damage and magazine.  I will combine shipping on multiple items, if it's possible!

Price:  $8 plus $5 shipping  SOLD

 

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Shown in the photos is an issue of Ladies' Home Journal magazine from March 1, 1911.  This magazine is in lovely condition, with minor wear.  All pages are present.  There is a 1" tear in the page featuring the color Sherwin Williams advertisement.  These Ladies' Home Journal magazines are a great reference for fashion, advertisements, illustrations and fiction for the first part of the 20th century.

Articles and advertisements of note, shown in the photos above, include a color Sherwin Williams advertisement, a double page color spread of ladies' hat, and some beautiful paperdolls "Lettie Lane's Around-the-World Party".

This magazine is oversized at 16-1/2" x 11".  I will stabilize the mailing envelope with cardboard so it can't be bent or folded, and damage and magazine.  I will combine shipping on multiple items, if it's possible!

Price:  $20 plus $5 shipping

 

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Shown is an issue of Ladies' Home Journal magazine from April 1911.  This magazine does have some condition issues but is a great reference for fashion, advertisements, illustrations and fiction fro the first part of the 20th century.

The front and back covers are separated from the magazine itself, with some small tears.  The inside body of the magazine is in good condition with no missing pages.  Articles and advertisements of not, shown in the photos above, include a color ad for Liquid Veneer, a beautiful set of paper dolls "Lettie Lane's Around-The-World Party", and another color 2-page articlare on garden layout.

This magazine is oversized at 16-1/2" x 11".  I will stabilize the mailing envelope with cardboard so it can't be bent or folded, and damage the magazine.  I will combine shipping on multiple items, if possible!

Price:  $12 plus $5 shipping

 

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Here's a great vintage magazine---McCall's Needlework & Crafts---the Fall-Winter 1963-64 issue.

This issue has so many project!....knitting for clothing for the whole family, beginning knitting projects, coats for dogs, doll clothing, toys, and accessories.  Crocheting for afghans, family clothing, babies' wear and accessories.  Patterns for bags, dolls' clothes, and pillows.  Bazaar items to make and sell.  Decorating projects.  Craft projects for children's groups.  Loads of crafts from apple head dolls to tooled foil.  Needlework from crewel to cross-stitch to needlepoint.  Lots of old ads, too, if you're doing research on a craft or a craft-oriented company.

In the photos, I've shown men's & women's 1960s knitted sweater and jacket projects, toys & puppets, and knitted or crocheted fashion doll clothing.  If you have a particular interest in a particular area, let me know and I will pull out relevant info on that to send you, along with photos of the projects.

Please contact me with any questions.  I do combine shipping on multiple items, if possible.  For this magazine I will pack with cardbaord to prevent bending and folding.

$5 plus $5 shipping

 

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Shown is a vintage pair of high heels for a 21" high-heeled fashion doll from the 1950s-1960s.  The elastic is in great shape, with lenty of stretch left.  The plush lining is also in very good condition.  Just a sweet pair of shoes!    $14 (includes shipping)  

 

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18mm light brown paperweights with faint threading  $25 (shipping included)

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16mm green Hand D-24 paperweights with threading  $25 (shipping included)

 

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Here's an 11" Grodnertal reproduction doll.  This doll was made by Judith Setrffer, and is sold in the United States by Jonathan Green at his website.  This doll, on his website, is listed at $105, plus shipping.

I purchased this doll a few years ago with the plans of using her as part of a doll club projet, where each member bought a doll and would dress her.  The club went in a different direction with its monthly program but I have continued to own and enjoy this great doll, making the underwear and dress shown for her.

The underwear is 100% cotton and lace-trimmed, made to fit her exactly.  There are 3 pieces....a chemise, a pair of drawers, and a petticoat.

Her dress is of a muted 100% cotton print, trimmed at the neckline in sage green silk.  The dress is made from a Susan Sirkis pattern.  Those of you who have seen Susan's work, know that one of her favorite periods for dressing dolls included this Grodnertal era, around 1830-1860.

Price:  $150  SOLD   

 

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Here's a three-piece set of underwear for an 11" Grodnertal doll.  The doll modeling was made by Judith Setriffer, and is sold in the United States by Jonathan Green at his website.  That is not to say that other 11" Grodnertal dolls, antique or otherwise, will not be able to wear this beautiful underwear set!  Check the measurements provided below with your doll...

The underwear is 100% cotton and lace trimmed, made to fit her exactly.  There are 3 pieces....a chemise, a pair of drawers and a petticoat.  Much of the work is done by hand.

The cehmise meausres about 6" long.  The neckline is adjustable with a drawstring.  The sleeves are about 1-3/8" when measured folded.  The waist is about 2" measured folded.

The drawers are about 6" long.  The waist is adjustable with a drawstring.  The leg bottoms measure 1-1/4" when measured folded. The drawers measure about 3-1/2" across at the hips when folded.  

The petticoat is about 6-1/2" long.  The waist is very small at 3-1/4" when closed.  You could gain another 1/4" by moving the back thread loop.

These pieces are based on authentic antique underwear items of the antique Grodnertal doll time fram...around 1830-1850, although the wooden dolls were made for quite a while afterward.

Price:  $35  SOLD

 

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Here's a lovely doll from Peggy Nesbit....Queen Jane Seymour, the 3rd wife of Henry VIII of England.  She has been gently displayed a few times.  She comes with her original box, which one doesn't often find for Peggy Nesbit dolls....usually there's just the doll.  She was purchased around 1968, so she's one of the earlier versions of the Henry VIII dolls.  There are no stains, tears or issues with this doll.  The cellophane on the box has a few wrinkles but looks great for being around 50 years old!  SOLD

 

 

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