She is a Littlest Rebel Shirley Temple doll by Danbury Mint.
It was quite a day for Shirley Temple dolls. There were scads of them. Not many people were bidding on them either, which was good for me. Most of the bids on them came from me and another lady who was my biggest competition, and occasionally someone else.Biggest Competition and I got both Danbury Mint Dress Up doll trunks full of movie costumes for the 18" Dress Up doll.Between us we got almost all of the costumes.Some of the costume bits were scattered between the trunks. I suggested we trade the bits so we both had full outfits, but she just gave me whatever she had that I was missing instead of asking for some of the stuff that I had for herself. That was awfully nice of her. I got the doll when it first came out around 1995,but I only had 3 costumes for her.
Besides the trunk I got four Shirley toddler dolls by Danbury Mint.They're all bisque, which normally I can't stand the feel of.But this bisque is so smooth it feels like a really good quality vinyl.
This First Vacation Shirley is without her coat and hat, which are drip drying after a wash, and her lei,which I forgot to put back on her when I took her coat and hat off.Other than the soiling to her hat and coat she is perfect, and they look great after their wash and a soak in Stain Devils #8.(I swear Stain Devils should pay me for all the recommendations I give them!)
|She even still had the plastic clips on her dress to keep the pleats in.|
Then there is this Bathing Beauty Shirley and her beach ball.
|Please excuse my rubber band, but I'm having a little trouble holding this ball.|
This My Friend Corky Shirley and her dog.
|Corky could use a repaint.|
This Little Miss Shirley Temple, which will be going away, since I already have this one.
|Corky Shirley seems to have appropriated Bathing Shirley's beach ball. Bathing Shirley is too busy gossiping with Bright Eyes and First Vacation to care. By the way,what would you call this? A 'gaggle' of Shirleys? A 'pod'? A 'flock'?|
Emma went with me and bid on a few things, but didn't win any. I also got several Wee Patsy's,and a box full of souvenier or travel dolls, plus one really beautiful doll with embroidered clothes, which I'll show you tomorrow. Until then...