John Robert Powers Model Doll by Madame Alexander. It is my understanding that John Robert Powers ran a modeling agency in New York City in the early 1950s. In December of 1951, he started a fashion line, and he commissioned dolls from Madame Alexander as part of the promotion to attract fashionable mommies and their little girls. The Powers Model Dolls all had the Maggie face like this one. These dolls are very rare today.This Maggie doll is wearing the Powers outfit with the grey skirt, blouse, and red hat. Beneath she wears a white petticoat, panties, and nylons. Her red shoes have tiny heels that I have never seen on another doll - maybe because she is a model? Her skirt is decorated with a lock and key chatelaine-type accessory, and her blouse has little rhinestones.
She carries her original oval John Robert Powers hatbox with her little grooming accessories inside. Inside the box are little hair care accessories. Her eyes do not close; they are stuck in the open position and I don't know how to fix that.The left eye has some tiny white residue around it, and I don't know what it is. Her hair has some flyaways. It's in sort of a half-updo, with part of it pulled back from her face with a tiny bun at the top, but hanging down in the back.
There are no weird or unpleasant smells. There is no "sour milk" smell or any weird smell that I think indicates "hard plastic disease".This doll is not perfect!! I have not done anything to change this doll. I have never taken off her clothes. No weird or unpleasant smells. The grey doll stand is NOT INCLUDED.
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The item "Vintage 1950s Madame Alexander John Robert Powers model fashion doll Maggie rare" is in sale since Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "949lauren" and is located in Lafayette, California.
This item can be shipped to United States.