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Vogue Ginny

Painted Eye & Transitional

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Painted Eye
1950-51
 Roller Skater
(Sports Series)
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This little outfit is from the Sport Series from between  1950-51.  In researching this outfit, I've found a similar style roller skater outfit in 1950 in a red/white check but I found this exact fabric on a golfer from 1951.  The roller skater outfit in 1951 had a slightly different variation in trim.  These discoveries just add to the fun of researching and collection these dolls, and is further proof that Vogue was frugal in their use of supplies.

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Painted Eye
1950
Holly Belle
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This little sweetie has no hair but otherwise is in very good condition. When I found her she was dressed like a boy wearing newer jogging clothes which did not suit her at all.   I found this rare dress in a box full of miscellaneous doll clothes at a show and recognized it as Holly Belle, a special Christmas dress.  I knew it would be perfect for her.  The hat is from a porcelain Ginny but it is similar in style to the right one. (Keeps her head warm.)

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1951 Transitional
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Between 1950-52 the Vogue company made  lots of variations of Ginnys as they experimented with various new materials.  These have since become known as "transitional" Ginnys.  This is just one example where color of the type of sleep eye they used, broke down and "bled" into the white portion giving the doll a strangely unique appearance.  Most often they also had very pale coloring and lips.

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1951 Transitional
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This is another example of a transitional doll.  These early dolls often had painted plastic that had a bisque like appearance.  This doll's skin tone is much pinker where it was hidden under her clothes.  They also had hand painted lashes and brows.  They did not begin to use stencils on the eyes until 1953 so you will often see slight variations in the look of these dolls.  Her eyebrows and lashes, though not green, have faded significantly from what they should be.

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This little girl once had a "poodle" caracul wig which has since disintegrated.  She still has the scull cap glued to her head.  The hat hides this while I search for a new wig.


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