Posted 2 years ago
I received this beautiful Vogue composition doll as a present from my mom for my golden birthday just last December. My mom, an antique doll collector, dealer and repairer, let me know that she was "an early Ginny doll" made by Vogue in the early 1940s. Upon further research, I discovered that this particular doll is a Toddles doll, the precursor to Ginny.
She has the following:
- painted lashes
- painted eyes
- a composition body
- her original outfit (I believe)
- her original wig, still attached firmly
- the word "VOGUE" printed on her back
The doll is in wonderful condition and has just a little crazing on her face and body. Before giving the doll to me, my mom noticed that the joints were loose so she restrung the body. The body is now tight and much more easily posed.
I've been trying to find more information about her, like her official Vogue Toddles name, whether or not a gold Vogue tag was originally on her, and any other information you might have about this particular doll. For now, I'm calling her Mabelle.