Wig : Brunette Mohair type wig in original set, very nice condition. Pictures I have seen online of this doll are somewhat more dark brown; due to vintage conditions, the color may have lightened a bit and caused a very slight reddish look- it is only slight but worth mentioning. The color is consistent all over. The floral head-piece is also in very good condition with only minor signs of normal age wear and slight discolorations. Please note: the headpiece, tag and wand will all be separately boxed to avoid any damage, the stick pin that holds the floral head-piece in place will remain in the doll's wig.
Eyes/Head : Her sleep eyes with lashes work fine and nicely painted facial features are clear and crisp- NO wear. Body : Good vintage condition with no major issues; as to be expected with similar aged items. Stockings and shoes were not removed to avoid any damage. The dress is an off-white /ivory in color, and has a layer that has become unsewn and there are areas that shown wear to the fragile organza tiered layers (I have photographed a few for reference).
The satin like undies have a small mark and the elastic is only a little loose, the snap is intact as well as all of the snaps on the dress. Her shoes have both bows and they are slightly discolored from age. NO ODORS Please see pics as they are as important as the written description in determining condition. ONLINE RESOURCE INFO: Cited from online source, info is to help explain the doll's possible origin. "The 14" Story Princess was an exclusive by the Alexander Doll Company for the ZCMI Department Stores based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Both were owned by the LDS Church. The doll came in the stores classic gold box with the Alexander Doll Company label on the underside of the boxes lid. The doll also includes the special ZCMI hang tag, announcing that the Alexander Doll Company has made The Story Princess exclusively for the department store, with the radio station and time of the radio show included. Either included with the doll or kept by the original owner, there is a publicity photograph of the KSL Radio Station Show Princess in her costume, which includes her magic wand, which is also include with the doll. This is a very rare example of the exclusives the Alexander Doll Company did for different stores across the story.
While New York based FAO Schwarz is the best known, so many other stores worked with Alexander on their own exclusives. Sometimes this meant a variation of fabric colors or trims. In this case, the doll is unique to the retailer which in turn is unique to the community and state it served. The doll appears to be a very early hard plastic doll right at the transition from composition to hard plastic around 1947 or 1948.This would correspond to the new format the station took. The station's owners made their initial foray into FM broadcasting in 1947 when they brought the original KSL-FM onto the then sparsely-populated FM dial at 100.3. With their then brand new beautiful music format, they were unique for the time in the radio industry. In 1948 ZCMI advertised "ZCMI Welcomes Back the Story Princess".
Tying these events together, it could be very likely the doll was commissioned to take advantage of the different elements related to each other. This doll is truly beautiful and can be proudly displayed! I welcome all questions and additional information. Due to her rarity and limited distribution she would be a wonderful addition to any vintage doll collection. Please read all information included.
I try to list all MAJOR flaws. RARE 1948 Madame Alexander "STORY PRINCESS" 14 Doll ZCMI Dept Store EXCLUSIVE. "STORY PRINCESS" ZCMI DEPARTMENT STORE EXCLUSIVE. Wearing Tagged Dress, all original, hang tag, floral head-piece & wand! Madame Alexander "Story Princess" Wearing her original outfit & accessories.Straight arms & legs, strung body and limbs- moderately tight and can hold a pose. 1948 ZCMI advertised welcoming back the Story Princess radio show to FM broadcasting station 100.3 in 1947, doll's release was likely tied into this event in the Salt Lake City Utah market. Brunette Mohair type wig in original set, very nice condition.
Her sleep eyes with lashes work fine and nicely painted facial features are clear and crisp- NO wear. Good vintage condition with no major issues; as to be expected with similar aged items. All parts of outfit appear to be. Please see pics as they are as important as the written description in determining condition.
Cited from online source, info is to help explain the doll's possible origin. The 14 Story Princess was an exclusive by the Alexander Doll Company for the ZCMI Department Stores based in Salt Lake City, Utah. This doll is truly beautiful and can be proudly displayed! Each item is packed with care bubble wrap, tissue etc.
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