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Posted 2 years ago

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Lithaskye
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I saw this doll on Ebay at a buy it now price of $20.00. I immediately snatched her up. She is marked "Eegee" behind her head. Her dress is an Eegee dress. The strange thing is that her wrists turn fully around! I've never seen a doll from this era with wrists like this. All her body parts seem to fit perfectly so I don't think anything has been switched. Has anyone ever seen a doll like this before?

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  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 2 years ago
    She looks like "Grace" made by Eegee in 1957. (Eegee is also known as Goldberger Doll, but the name Eegee came from the initials of the company founder Eugene Goldberger, or E.G. Then Eegee.)
    How tall is your doll? I don't believe this doll came with jointed wrists as a rule, but toy companies often experimented with different types of joints, perhaps yours was such a doll.
  2. Lithaskye, 2 years ago
    I have her packed away right now but I believe she is 17" to 18" tall.
  3. stefdesign stefdesign, 2 years ago
    That matches. Grace was 17".
  4. Lithaskye, 2 years ago
    I looked the "Grace" doll up online. The dress is the same and the face looks similar, but she has a different body than this doll. This doll is all thin plastic and has movable arms and legs. This is what it says about Grace : "Grace", a "Luv-able Skin Doll" by Eegee, 18", stuffed vinyl without hip joints moving arms and legs. Maybe I have a Grace prototype. In any event I think she may be a rare find.
  5. stefdesign stefdesign, 2 years ago
    My guess is it's not a prototype, because yours is made of thin plastic with moveable joints. Yours may be a later version. Dolls often changed how they were made during their lifespan. This doll was directly competing with Ideal's Revlon Dolls, and they were made of rigid vinyl with jointed shoulders, hips and waists. Perhaps Eegee was attempting to make this doll more competitive, and thus eliminated the skin bodies. I really am just guessing here. These stuffed vinyl skin dolls didn't really hold up very well, both during play (I can personally attest to that, having lost a tug-of-war with a neighbor girl over a magic skin doll), and through the years since then.
  6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    I agree with Stef 100% . Not a prototype just used parts on hand and often companies shared parts when they needed some arms ect . Good solve Stef !
  7. Lithaskye, 2 years ago
    Thanks so much for all the info!

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