I have CIRCLED IN RED every flaw/real issue I see (except 1 moth hole on the "other" sweater arm on backside not shown). All the seam splits are very minor and are approx 1/2" long (approx 3/4" on the hip) and there is normal stretching to shoe & waist elastic from playwear, ONE RED SHOE needs the top band reattached on outer side, hair has been played with but still extremely thick and no missing patches and workable, a 1" hand sewn "fix at the top of the slip that you WILL see because its done with black thread, otherwise else is simply cosmetic. The only other item I'd mention is the "old" smell. NOT THE "MILK" SMELL from 50s dolls. This doll and her items came out of a trunk dated 1918.It had many pre-war & post war family items. This dolls simply smells of the trunk and the combination of all those old items. We have had her for 2 weeks and the smell has dissipated about 80% leaving her in the open so I'm sure the remainder will fade or can be washed out. I DID NOT CLEAN ANYTHING so she is overall a pretty clean doll with clean items.
Her dress tag is slightly faded so if her dress (or anything) has been washed in the past, it was over 50 years ago. The clothes are not discolored, The whites are cream/off white and have not turned yellow.
Mannequin holding dress is NOT INCLUDED. Please ask questions and see pics. Simply Google O'Smiley's Dolls & Collectibles Cincinnati OH.Doll & Accessories are VERY GOOD! This item is an estate piece and although WE NOTICE NO SECONDARY ISSUES (PETS, SMOKE or ODORS), we CANNOT GUARANTEE the item has never been exposed at some point in its lifetime. Any Dolls, Props, Tables or Stands Used for photos are NOT INCLUDED unless otherwise stated! Please see our Store Page for Terms & Agreement. We grade CONSERVATIVELY so there are no surprises! Box Condition is based on a "C-SCALE GRADING SYSTEM". The "C-Grading System" is a system used by most dealers, retailers and appraisers to rate the condition of your Dolls and other Collectible items. We are NOT certified AFA graders.
If our grade is C8+ or above we are indicating AFA READY. If we grade the item as C10, it is likely to get an AFA grade of 90. Designations are C-1 through C-10. C-1 is the poorest possible condition. C-10 is factory mint and NRFB (never removed from box).FYI: AVERAGE STORE-BOUGHT GRADE is C8- to C8+. Your doll or toy WILL BE DONATED to a local pantry or orphanage and you will receive a THANK YOU NOTE!! The item "Madame Alexander CISSY 1956-1957 Brunette w Original CANDY STRIPE & FAO Pant Set" is in sale since Monday, May 15, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "tristatedollcollectors" and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.