I'm getting old (sigh) and it's time to pass on the last 56 of my much loved alexanderkins. I know when I depart this mortal coil that none of my kids or grandkids would be interested in these dolls so they could end up in the trash!!!
, so I'm hoping there will be a collector who will want and love them as much as I have. First on offer is this all original Little Southern Belle Type from 1955. I think she is stunning!!! She is featured on page 38 of Patricia Smiths MA book, and is a straight leg walker.
Her dress has inset lace in the skirt, and also features a flower corsage at the waistline, and tiny rhinestones - two on corsage and one on front skirt. The pictures tell the story, but I will outline any details that the photos don't show. Her straw hat is original, and is in very good condition, with a band of flowers featured on the brim, flowers that are repeated at the waistline.The tag on the dress doesn't appear to have been washed, and both studs that close the bodice back are intact. Half slip elastic has relaxed and a previous owner used a pin to ensure that it stayed in place. Panties are in good condition, but shoes are a little worn. When I unpacked her (all dolls were boxed for a house move) I noticed that the band holding her arms in place was broken, so - with what I had - I did replace the rubber band but her arms are still loose, so I would expect the new owner might choose to replace it. I need to mention that there is a tiny spot of rust on the hem of the skirt which you can see in the pictures.
I don't do this unless the whole garment is affected, since I prefer my dolls to be as original as possible. Doll stand comes with the doll. The item "1955 Little Southern Belle Type Alexanderkins by Madame Alexander" is in sale since Tuesday, August 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "lorri0204" and is located in Scarborough, QLD.This item can be shipped worldwide.