SCHWARZ 1952 CATALOG SPECIALTY DOLL as referenced on pages 56 & 57 of the book MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS ON REVIEW by Marjorie V. MADELAINE 18 BALL-JOINTED-DOLL (BJD) made by Madame Alexander to replicate European Style Dolls. SHE HAS JOINTS AT NECK, SHOULDERS, ELBOWS, WRISTS, HIPS, & KNEES. Her ankles are not jointed. SHE IS A "JOY TO POSE" STANDING OR SITTING---with WONDERFUL HEAD TILT & ARM POSEABILITY!
MAKING HER SO VERY LIFE-LIKE! A VERY SPECIAL LITTLE LADY---WEARING HER ORIGINAL TAGGED PINK TAFFETA PETTICOAT w/ MATCHING PANTIES, ORIG SILKY SOCKS & ORIG BLACK OILCLOTH "SNAP" SHOES! HER UNTAGGED FLOCKED RAINBOW COLORED ORGANDIE DRESS HAS PUFFED SLEEVES & VAL LACE TRIM, WIDE RUFFLE DECOR ON BODICE w/ ORIG PINK VELVET BOWS AT NECKLINE & AT WAIST. Closure at back seam is with 4 matching "oyster shell" buttons---you can see one in the last photo of the original "Madelaine" tag. MATCHING SUNBONNET W/ MATCHING PINK VELVET RIBBON TRIM.It is THANKS TO THIS HAT that her ORIGINAL BRAIDS ARE PERFECTLY WONDERFUL! I have been a collector of Madelaine Dolls for many many years and have never seen this dress on a Madelaine before. Yes, I did adopt both Beauties. MISS MADELAINE has VIVID ORIGINAL VINYL FACE COLOR: OPEN MOUTH SMILING PINK LIPS & tongue, "FEVER" PINK CHEEKS, hand painted MULTI-STROKE BROWS, delicate under EYE LASHES, CRYSTAL CLEAR ORIG SLEEP EYES w/ FULL ORIG BRUSH LASHES!
ORIGINAL BLONDE WIG in ORIG BRAIDS & CURLS w/ forehead BANGS. Her hard plastic body has EVEN BODY TONE with only a very few small marks of wear from age---one on her right inner shin visible in next to the last photo. One spot of "rub" noted on left knee when bent in fully bent position, which is not visible when doll is standing with straightened leg.I have not undressed this doll so I cannot comment on her torso but I believe it will be in excellent condition to match the rest of this well cared for, well preserved 69 year old doll! I have added a NEW GOLD TONE PINK "STONE" BRACELET and a NEW CUSTOM MADE PINK "SPARKLE" PETTICOAT for extra skirt strut. To better show off her wonderful Little Lady legs! She carries a vintage TAGGED "ME TOO" PINK VINYL PURSE with EGYPTIAN KEY GOLDTONE METAL SNAP that actually still unsnaps and snaps again---feel free to request a photo of it "open". Plus a OOAK MINI-ROSE BOUQUET that I made for her to carry---in pastel pink & green & blue hues---like her PRETTY RAINBOW FLOCKED POLKA DOTTIE DRESS!
FYI---My very first Madame Alexander Doll I ever owned was a 1952 MADELAINE DOLL given to me and my sister, a gift from my Grandmother's Cousin. It was the end of a long family vacation that had begun by sailing out of Honolulu Harbor and into San Francisco Harbor a week later, going under the Golden Gate Bridge in FREEZING FOG! We were visiting with family in California, driving up the Coast through Oregon to Washington to visit more family. Then setting sail en route to Honolulu. Being five years old, my sister and I were very excited to open THE BIG BOX WITH PINK RIBBON.When we did, we found ONE BEAUTIFUL DOLL---ONE MISS MADELAINE---with a VERY BENDY BODY. My sister did not really like the doll that much BUT I FELL MADLY IN LOVE WITH HER---HER BEAUTIFUL SMILING FACE, HER BRAIDED BLONDE HAIR, AND SUCH A WONDERFULLY FUN BODY THAT MOVED IN SO MANY WAYS. I still have that first Madelaine doll. SADLY SHE HAS BEEN PLAYED WITH and is not in exceptional condition like this RARE BEAUTY! WHO MUST HAVE BEEN ONLY A DOLL "TO LOOK AT" not play with.
THIS MISS POLKA DOTTIE MADELAINE has been on display with my Madelaine Dolls in my SMOKE FREE, PET FREE DOLL ROOM protected from sunlight & temperature extremes. She has been photographed in various lighting to try to show how she actually looks---in her nest to the last photo, taken indoors at night, you can see one tiny "rub" on her right lower leg. SHE IS NOT A MINT DOLL---BUT STILL QUITE EXCEPTIONAL. THANK YOU FOR VISITING WITH MISS MADELAINE & ME---IT HAS BEEN OUR COMPLETE PLEASURE! PERHAPS YOU ARE THE DOLL COLLECTOR MISS MADELAINE HAS PATIENTLY WAITED 69 YEARS TO MEET---AND TO BELONG TO!SHE IS READY TO LOVE & BE LOVED! A RARE RETIRED MADAME ALEXANDER DOLL---SIMPLY STUNNING! After 69 years of Dolly Life, MISS MADELAINE IS NOT MINT---BUT SHE IS A DELIGHTFUL DOLL. Thank you for your patience.
The item "MADELAINE Madame Alexander 18 BJD 1952 ORIG TAG PINK PETTI+! POLKA DOT ORGANDY" is in sale since Monday, April 12, 2021.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "pet5776hi" and is located in Poulsbo, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.