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Vogue Ginny Dolls

"Strung"


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1953 #29 Tina
Kindergarten School Series

My brunette side-part is all ready to start school in her adorable Kindergarten series dress called "Tina".  The brown checked pattern complements her pretty dark brown eyes.

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1953 #30 Dawn
Kindergarten School Series

One of my favorite dresses (seems like I have so many favorites!), this cute little blonde is wearing a dress named "Dawn".  Pink with a border print around the hem of blocks and balls.

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1952 Roller Skater
Sports Series

Such a cutie!  A poodle-cut wearing a quilted cotton skating outfit.  She has matching felt flower trim as a headband.  I'm missing the panties for this outfit, so I have substituted basic yellow bloomers. Poodle-cut Ginnys are some of the hardest to find.  The fact that her eye brow/lash coloring is a bit faded seems miniscule because her outfit is so becoming!

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1952 Ice Skater
Sports Series

Ginny was a very active little girl!  Thoughout Ginny's popularity, Ginny had several skating outfits.  It could be a fun challenge to find them all.  This is the Ice Skater from the Sports Series of the same year, 1952.  Unfortunately she has lost her little flowered skater's hat.

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1953 #61 CATHY
Debutante Series

Some of the most stunningly designed outfits for Ginny were the Debutante Series produced in 1953.  These outfits are very sought after today and finding one complete MIB can run hundreds of dollars.  My Cathy is missing the center snap shoes and the flowers on the purse. Her hat also does not have the extra trim that is so often seen with this ensemble.  Still lovely though, and definitely a treasure!

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1953 #62 Becky
 Debutante Series

This is Becky, however in my Ginny reference books this outfit is always shown with a black hat so I am not sure if this is the original hat for this outfit or not.  Because Vogue did modify outfits to match their supplies, one never really knows.  The roses on the hat do match the roses on her dress.  The purse was added for photo.  The purse should have a rose attached, as well as, she should have center snap shoes.
 


I bought this outfit separate from this doll.  I have a niece named Becky who is very blonde.  I will eventually put this dress on a blonde but in the meantime I think this brunette looks just great in it.  Her coloring is just so soft.  I fall in love with her over and over.  Isn't she just precious?

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1952 #25 Connie
Kindergarten Series

Here is another example of a variation of a popular dress.  I have usually seen this "Connie" dress in pink with the exact same trim shown.  In 1953, there is a dress very similar (the felt flower trim goes horizontally instead of vertically, and there is no ric-rack sleeve or neck trim) in this same yellow and it is called "Pat".  (see below)


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1953 #31 Pat
Kindergarten School Series

In 1953, Vogue used the same fabric and styling on their "Pat" dress that they had used the prior year on their "Connie" dress (with the variation in trim as mentioned above).  It too came in either yellow, pink or blue.  This outfit is being modeled by an adorable "poodle" wigged Ginny.  The soft curly red lambskin wig is harder to find. 

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This doll's eyes are so dark, they almost look black.  However, they are a very, very dark blue with large black pupils.  I believe she is one of the variations of the transitional dolls, when Vogue was experimenting with various eye color combinations.

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1952 #39 "Lucy"
Tiny Miss Series

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This little girl was in sorry shape when I found her.  Her hair was a mess and she was barefoot and dirty.  I re-braided her "paint brush" braids,  added vintage satin tie shoes, a hat (not accurate), and new hair bows. Even though she was in rather bad shape, she still had her slip under the dress.  I went with the cream tone shoes because the dress and apron have aged (should be bright white).

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1953 #32 Nan
Kindergarten School Series
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There is something about those redheads that just melt my heart!  This is a strung Ginny wearing a darling sun dress called, "Nan".  The doll and the dress were acquired separately.  She is new to my family and the photo does not do her justice.  She has lovely coloring and beautiful deep brown eyes.
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1953 #63 Karen
Debutante Series
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(I have found me!)

I have been looking for a blonde, blue eyed Karen for years!  If you visited this page previously and think she looks different, you're right.  That's because I found her hat and purse (I added the flowers to the purse) to complete her outfit.  She is a birthday present to myself!

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1952 Mistress Mary
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This beauty is almost mint.  I found her on a vacation trip. I added her pink watering can recently.  Her blue taffeta has faded evenly to a pale lavender.  It is not tagged which is typical of this outfit.

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1953 # 24 "April"
Kindergarten Afternoon Series
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I found this sweetheart at a doll shop in 1974.  She was naked.  I remember being drawn to her because she had wild blonde hair and brown eyes and seemed so delicate.   She was the first "strung" Ginny I had and my first thought was that the poor thing was broken because she did not walk.  Her brows and lashes had already turned but they complement her light blonde hair.  My first daughter's name is April and when I discovered that there was a Ginny outfit with that name, I knew this doll had to wear it.  I searched for years for it until I mentioned it casually at a doll show to a dealer from out of town and she said she had it! I am forever grateful! 

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1952 #24

Here is another version of the #24 "April" Kindergarten series.  This was actually available a year prior to the one above, marketed in 1952.  It came in blue or yellow, as well as this lovely pink.

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1953 #23 "Kay"
Kindergarten Afternoon Series

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This is a strung Ginny with the "pixie" poodle cut caracul wig.  This wig was offered for a very short time in the early '50s.  Unfortunately this is not the greatest example because her hair has a few worn spots and her brows and lashes have turned.  I found her sitting alone on a chair in an antique shop in part of the cowgirl dress but it did not really do her any justice.  I put her in a Kay dress because I thought she could use the color.  Dress is missing flowers at waist. She still needs some red center snap shoes.  Also, my youngest daughter's middle name is Kaye and when she was a toddler she had very curly hair.

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1953 #43 "Beryl"
Tiny Miss Series
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This is a beautiful redhead with deep brown eyes.  I put her in this Beryl dress (not appropriate hat) because I really like the contrast between the pink tones and her red hair.  Unfortunately this outfit has not worn well.  The fabric of the organdy top has discolored to a brownish tone and is so delicate it is virtually rotting away.  There are several tear holes in the top.  Fortunately they are not too noticeable as they seem to blend with the folds of the fabric. Hat should be a peachy colored straw with a black band around the outer edge.

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1953 #42 "Glad"
Tiny Miss Series

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This little girl is wearing the popular Tiny Miss dress called "Glad".  The berries on both her hat and the front of the dress have all but worn away.  This is a great festive dress for the holidays although it was not sold as such.  This Ginny should have long braids (the wig stitching goes all the way down the back), but a past mommy must have played beauty parlor as it neatly styles into this nice flip. Quite charming regardless!

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