Thursday, March 31, 2005

Andy Warhol.

Here's an Andy Warhol collectors doll I got on ebay, he's never been taken out his box, and is numbered. I love his cambells soup T-shirt Posted by Hello

The Cream Maiden Shallowpool doll.

Here's The Dairy Maid, I love the bowl of cream she's holding.

I've just found out these dolls are called "shallowpool dolls" and there's a site detailing their origins, and the lady who maintains that site is going to add the "Isle Of Wight Series" to her site, I'm linking to it in my sidebar.

Sophie Dawes Shallowpool Doll.

This is Sophie Dawes, here's the card info about her.

"Sophie Dawes was the daughter of a poor Winkle picker of St Helens. After a rather "doubtful" early life she found her way to London where after further adventures, she married a french prince. Murder and intrigue followed until she was forced to return to England where she died, disgraced, in 1845.
The House where she lived in St.Helens can still be seen."
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The Pirate Shallowpool Doll

Here's the Pirate, you can't see his sword, I'll try and sort these pics out. Posted by Hello

The Primrose Seller shallowpool Doll

Here's The Flower Girl, the photo's blurred so you can't see the Flower on her wrist, but it's there trust me. Posted by Hello

Queen Victoria Shallowpool Doll.

Here is a Doll representing young Queen Victoria, before her husband died she was a happy woman, and didn't just frump around Osbourne House smoking Opium and Cannabis. Posted by Hello

The Fisherman Shallow Pool Doll.

Here's the fisherman, on zoom they seem to blur a bit, his jumper says "Brading I.W" Posted by Hello

The smuggler Shallowpool doll.

Here's the smuggler, the Isle Of Wight is famous for it's smuggling history, you can still see the paths they used to walk up the cliffs in some places, particularly around Ventnor. Posted by Hello

Fanny Wheeler Shallowpool Doll.

This is Fanny Wheeler (yes my doll collection is rife with them it seems!) Here's the info on the card about her.

"Although it is known that many women in the past have have assisted their men folk in their smuggling activities, Fanny Wheeler of the west wight is the only woman who is reputed to have accompanied her fatherto France in an open boat to collect consignmentsof kegs of spirits during the early part of the last centuary."
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The Wine Seller Shallowpool Doll

This is the wine seller, the two little bottles she's holding are really cute. Posted by Hello

Strawberry Girl Shallow Pool Doll.

This is my favourite of the lot, the strawberry girl, she has a little Basket which presumably she's on her way to fill with tiny strawberries. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

New Arrivals.

This morning I recieved nine more dolls I purchased on EBay, three boxed Rexard dolls of the World Dolls, and the Fanny Fanta Spanish Dolls I've been waiting for. With a name like that I just had to have them.

The Fanny Dolls

These dolls were manufactured in Italy by Furga (they are mini Furga dolls) for the Fanta company, where Fanny is doubtless just a nice girls name! Both British and American people will find them funny for different reasons.

The dolls all came with their boxes shaped like cans, which fit into an outer box so it looks like a six pack. Posted by Hello

Rexard Dolls Of The World "Miss Hungary"

Rexard doll with box Posted by Hello

Rexard Dolls Of The World "Miss Jamaica"

Rexard Doll with box. Posted by Hello

Rexard Dolls Of The World "Miss Turkey"

A Rexard doll with the box, which is always a bonus. Posted by Hello

Gypsy Doll

found this doll in a charity shop and liked her, her face looks hand painted, and she's in a gypsy style I think. Posted by Hello

Sunday, March 13, 2005

That's All For Now.

This is all the dolls I have in my flat, but I have my mothers doll collection at my dads house, which I will try and photograph and get on here. And I also have some dolls from ebay on the way I'll add a s soon as I get them.

Dolls Of The World - Brazil

Dolls Of The world Doll for Brazil, came with a magazine. Posted by Hello

Dolls Of The World -France

Dolls Of The World Doll for France Came with a magazine. Posted by Hello

Dolls Of The World Doll - Japan

Dolls of Thw World Doll Japan, this was the first of the set that came with a magazine I remember. Posted by Hello

Dolls Of The World - India

Dolls of the world doll for India, part of a collection that came with a magazine, which I alas never finished. Posted by Hello

Rexard Doll

Here's a rexard doll who sadly has lost a leg, but I like her face so am keeping her, I think she's probably from the seventies, and does still have her label, you just can't see it in this photo. Posted by Hello

Rexard Doll

This is a Rexard doll, still with label I like her face, and estimate she's from the seventies. Posted by Hello

Rexard Doll

This is a Rexard doll, still with her label, I've grown quite fond of these dolls, I've got more on the way. This isn't one of my favourites, some others have prettier faces. Posted by Hello

60's Teenager Doll

60's teenager Doll.
I just got this doll on ebay, I think she's lovely. She has a sticker that says "Empire" on her shoe, I haven't been able to find anything about Empire dolls yet. Posted by Hello

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Thanks for looking, more to come.

I will add pictures of my other dolls as I take them, and show you pictures of the dolls I've had restored. I'm also planning to start restoring old Sindy Dolls, I'll post pictures of those too.

50's/60's walking doll (possibly Shirley Temple)

And here's another old doll I'm getting restored asap, she walks when you move her head, and is supposed to be a Shirly Temple Doll, though I'm sceptical, as she doesn't have any dimples, which all Shirley Temple Dolls do. With a new curly wig and a few other repairs she'll be great, some idiots filled her head with plaster as a way of repairing the walking mechanism (two metal rods run from the legs up the hollow composition body and have to be attached in the head so the legs move when the heads turns) but there has to be a better way to do it than that.
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