FASHION ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ACTIVE MISS! "ACTIVE MISS" RARE DOLL made in 1954 ONLY! A "PRE-CISSY" 18" HARD PLASTIC MULTI-JOINTED DOLL---WITH "CISSY ARMS jointed at elbows, and hard plastic jointed bending knees. NEAR PERFECTION IN HER ORIGINAL TAGGED LIGHT PINK ORGANDY GOWN with PUFFED SLEEVES WITH GOOD ELASTIC! DELICATE VAL LACE TRIM on bodice, sleeves & double rows on FULL SKIRT with embroidered topstitching between rows of lace.
Her LIGHT PINK TAFFETA HALF SLIP is trimmed with VAL LACE WITH GOOD ELASTIC WAISTBAND! Her LIGHT PINK TAFFETA PANTIES MATCH HER SLIP with ADORABLE ORIGINAL PINK BOWS sewn above VAL LACE TRIM. Her ORIGINAL SILKY SOCKS have never been removed, to my knowledge.
Her ORIGINAL RARE PINK SATIN SNAP SHOES have never been removed to my knowledge. HER ORIGINAL VAL LACE TRIMMED DELICATELY EMBROIDERED RARE BONNET has been removed by her previous owner (the original owner) who replace her vintage pink satin ribbon with NEW PINK SATIN RIBBON. Her ORIGINAL PINK SATIN RIBBON WAIST SASH IS SEWN IN PLACE at the front, and tied in a bow in back. THIS BEAUTY NEEDS NO JEWELRY---SHE IS "PRETTY IN PINK" without! Her RARE PRIZED GOLD MADAME ALEXANDER METAL MEDALLION is STILL ATTACHED BY ORIGINAL ELASTIC BAND to her ORIGINAL PINK HATBOX with gilded lid & lettering Madame Alexander...
Inside her hatbox you will find FOUR ORIGINAL PINK RUBBER CURLERS & ONE FANCY HOT PINK PLASTIC COMB with no missing teeth. MISS ACTIVE MISS carries a NEW MINI-ROSE PARCHMENT BOUQUET IN PASTEL PINKS & WHITE HUES with pink & gold ribboned bows.NOW ABOUT HER FACE---IT IS ALL ABOUT HER FACE! With SUPERB ORIGINAL FACE COLOR: "FEVER" PINK CHEEKS, VIVID RED LIPS, HAND PAINTED DOUBLE STROKE EYE BROWS, & UNDER EYE LASHES. She has CLEAR BLUE GREEN SLEEP EYES WITH FULL ORIGINAL DARK BROWN HORSEHAIR BRUSH LASHES. There is only one tiny line, the only "flaw" I can find, in her left eye running across her dark pupil. It is very difficult to see with the naked eye, but it should show up for you to see using my high definition camera. LOOK AT HER FACE---IT IS NEAR PERFECTION! A CISSY FACE AT ITS BEST---WITH MORE CHEEK COLOR THAN CISSY! SHE IS AN EXCEPTIONAL LITTLE LADY.
AND THEN LOCK INTO STRAIGHT "WALKING" POSITION! A photo of doll in this ACTIVE MISS ORIGINAL OUTFIT can be seen on an 18" doll on page 111 of the book "Madame Alexander COLLECTOR'S DOLLS by Patricia R. The doll in the photo has the ball-joint body of Miss Madelaine (I have several listed currently). Research indicates that "ACTIVE MISS" was made with two bodies---the earlier 1954 dolls had the ball-joint bodies, and the later 1954 "PRE-CISSY" Active Miss dolls had the body of this Beauty listed here.
If you compare her hard plastic jointed legs with the 1955 BINNIE doll, I also have listed, you will see they both have the same SLENDER JOINTED HARD PLASTIC LEGS with ORIGINAL PINK KNEES, and BEAUTIFULLY SCULPTED DAINTY "LIFE-LIKE" KNEES! It is my conclusion that this BEAUTIFUL ACTIVE MISS DOLL WITH CISSY FACE was a "TRANSITION CISSY DOLL"---A "MARKET TEST" DOLL---to try out the JOINTED VINYL ARMS on a CISSY FACE 18" DOLL to confirm the investment being made to manufacture the 20" CISSY DOLL IN 1955 with the same jointed vinyl arms, but with jointed hard plastic high heel feet. This Active Miss Doll is not an easy doll to find in reference books because SHE IS SO RARE. In 2009 & 2010, her book value was 850.
This was one of the very first dolls I ever "adopted"---SHE SET THE BAR HIGH FOR MY VINTAGE MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL COLLECTION. I never thought I would ever willingly part with her---but Life has taught me an important lesson just recently. I believe it is now time to OFFER HER TO YOU FOR YOUR RARE DOLL COLLECTION.
I have loved and cherished her BUT IT IS TIME TO LET HER GO. TO BE A BLESSING TO ANOTHER MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL COLLECTOR. Perhaps you will be like me, just starting out, wanting to BEGIN WITH ONE OF THE MOST RARE ALEXANDER LADIES.
Or perhaps you are a seasoned collector who may want to ADD ONE MORE RARE BEAUTY to your personal collection. I have chosen to list her at this Christmas Season, to celebrate a very special time of year---she may have begun her Doll Adventure as a CHRISTMAS DOLL for a very special child in 1954.She has been on display, in a place of honor, in my SMOKE FREE, PET FREE DOLL ROOM protected from sunlight and temperature extremes. THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH MISS "ACTIVE MISS" AND ME---IT HAS BEEN OUR PLEASURE!
PERHAPS YOU ARE THE COLLECTOR SHE HAS WAITED 63 YEARS TO BELONG TO! PERHAPS SHE IS CHOOSING YOU---SHE IS READY TO LOVE AND BE LOVED BY YOU! AND SHE WILL FLY FAST!SHE IS A RARE BLUSHING BEAUTY INDEED! WITH HER ORIGINAL GOLD "FASHION ACADEMY AWARD". YOURS TO ENJOY WITH HER! The item "ACTIVE MISS CISSY Madame Alexander 18 1954 RARE DOLL!
TAGGED ORGANDY" is in sale since Friday, December 01, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "pet5776hi" and is located in Poulsbo, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.HARD PLASTIC JOINT KNEES W/ VINYL BEND ARMS