Most of the original items were in the trunk, including this signature "Cissy Takes a Trip" outfit. The outfit includes the houndstooth skirt, white shirt, tagged black jacket, red cotton slip and hat. Note that the material on the edges of the sleeve opening of the shirt are a variation as they are NOT edged in lace. CONDITION: The outfit appears to have been well taken care of by the original owner and is in nice condition overall. The hat may need a bit of re-shaping and the chin strap has lost much of it's original stretchiness.
There is maybe just a touch of general soil on the top and jacket and, if you look closely, there's just a tiny bit of faint color transfer on the right side of the collar of the top (most likely from the original red bow tie which is no longer present). There is a small mend to a side seam of the jacket. The skirt and slip both look very nice.I've been questioned about the flowers on the hat. All I can say is they're the flowers that were on the hat when I acquired it and I have no reason to think they are not original. If they vary from what is commonly recognized for this outfit, please remember that, as mentioned above, the edges of the sleeves of the shirt are also a variation. Madame Alexander DID have variations in her clothing and accessories. In my opinion, if the flowers are different from what is commonly found, then they're a variation, not a replacement. The vintage toys/items/dolls/clothes that I sell are NOT for children. They are for adult collectors only. Please remember that the majority of items that I sell are OLD... Unless "perfect" or "mint" is stated in the description, neither is implied and should not be expected. Unless otherwise noted in the description, all items are USED. Descriptions are based on my observations. What is important to you may be something that I do not have the knowledge to look for let alone see, so please feel free to ask questions before purchasing an item. We are a smoke-free building. We are NOT pet free. A dog and cats share our space. ODORS: Although we are smoke-free, the majority of the items that I sell were bought at estate sales or places other than a retail store and may have odors associated with those places. I try very hard to air out all items before listing them. If I detect an odor, I will state that in the listing, but my nose will not always be able to detect all odors. I must receive each item back in the same condition it was in when I sent it. Therefore all return packages must also originate from WITHIN the Unites States. The item "Vintage 1956 Madame Alexander Cissy Takes A Trip HTF Outfit FAO Schwartz Trunk" is in sale since Wednesday, September 11, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "aha_finds" and is located in Toledo, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.