If you put your nose up close to her leg joints and crotch split you can very faintly smell the odor that is so common with these dolls. I never smelled it until I took off her panties to check for the crotch split before listing her. She has one noticeable mark on her body near her top left thigh that is a bit of a scratch but other than that marks are from normal light play wear on her arms and legs.She walks like a champ and her head turns well. Her gown is from the 1955 Story Princess doll made exclusively for Montgomery Ward. It is tagged Madame Alexander.
It is a peachy pink brocade and is hard to find. It is not lined, has a Madame Alexander tag and has been cleaned.It does have a few minor seam repairs that are nearly indistinguishable. The gown no longer had its flowers at the waist when I got it so I have pinned some vintage flowers there which you can replace easily if so inclined. The pink taffeta slip is handmade (but looks perfect with the gown) which has a band at the waist line and a snap to keep it closed. There is one small water type stain on the slip. The slip fits beautifully except the waist was sized for a slimmer doll, so someone added an extension piece to enlarge the waist. A talented seamstress should be able to repair this. She has original pale pink undies with somewhat stretched elastic.
She is wearing a replacement vintage fur stole, a vintage simulated pearl doll necklace which has been tied on and a floral swag of vintage flowers has been pinned in her hair. Her shoes are not original and the right one has a sole which has lost the top layer and the heel so the bottoms of the two shoes do not match. There is a slight stain on one of the shoes. The shoes look fine from the top in that you can't tell the heel is missing from one shoe.She also comes with a Winnie Walker pale pink organza type dress with a crinoline underslip. The dress has lace on the front bodice and there used to be pearls on the bodice but they are long gone and there are tiny holes where they used to be. The first underslip has pink lace and it is attached to the undershirt/bodice.
The pink organza dress is on top of it. There are three tiny pearl type buttons in the back and a tie that is tied in a bow. The undergarment has a tear near the left back armpit and in the front top of that armit. I have shown this in the picture above.
The dress has a couple of faint stains on it - one is on the middle on the front - it is a little yellow. There is a little hole on the underskirt garment in the back near the butt. She also has a second crinoline type slip under the first one with white lace and pink ribbon through the lace. The outfit comes with white and pink socks Her dress is tagged in the back "Winnie Walker Madame Alexander New York, NY". The dress and underslip are in fair condition.It is roughly 65 years old and shows wear and playtime. IMPORTANT: This doll is rare and hard to find and she is wearing a hard to find formal gown. Please understand both doll and outfit have been lightly played with. She is 65 years old and is not for the purist. I have tried to describe her to the best of my ability and list every flaw that I see. I have described this listing to the best of my ability. Keep checking back for more vintage. This will make a nice birthday gift for the vintage Barbie collector or baby boomer in your life. Backdrop if pictured is not included. Comes from a smoke free home. The item "Vintage VERY RARE Binnie Walker Doll 24 Madame Alexander with original hairnet" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "payrollmel" and is located in Brea, California.
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