Posted 10 months ago
This is the 12 in Shirley Temle doll put out by Ideal in 1950's she is vinyl and her hair is still in original set with bow by factory . She wears a original Shirley Temple Dress . She was a much loved doll by girls in the 50's and she came with many outfits you could buy to dress her . Most are tagged but many are not . Some clothes came in Gift sets with several sets of clothes and not always tagged . They are all well documented . With Shirley's recent passing I took my doll out that has been stored to photo .
The vinyl version of Shirley came in a few sizes in the 50's she was reissused as a Mongomery Ward exclusive in 1970's in 17 inch size and her face and dress are a give away she is not a early one ,which was made in 1950's . Later newer versions of her were put out by Danbury Mint in 80's made of Porcelain
1958-1963 Ideal Shirley Temple dolls, 12, 15, 17, 19" tall, the 12" doll is the most commonly found doll, marked on head: Ideal Doll ST12, the ST = Shirley Temple + the dolls size.
1959-1963 Shirley Temple, 26" tall, all vinyl, rooted hair, same as the smaller sizes, this doll is believed to have been used as a store display for the real Shirley's public appearances to promote the doll. Is very rare.
1962 the 12" Shirley was no longer available. 1963 Shirley was only available in 15".