SET: BLONDE AND BRUNETTE SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS DRESSING DOLLS, ARTISTIC SERIES XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST

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Set Comment

please refer to the book COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS BY BLAIR & MARGARET WHITTON for a very complete listing. On pages 53 they discuss this series.
consists of four sets, BELLE OF THE SOUTH-ARTISTIC SERIES XII, BELLE OF THE WEST-ARTISTIC SERIES XIII, BELLE OF NEWPORT-ARTISTIC SERIES XIV, and BELLE OF SARATOGA-ARTISTIC SERIES XV. -all with four costumes and matching hats, costumes come with neck attached, published in America. NOTE-there were British sets also published with these artistic series numbers but they are in a different series.-see page 52.
Each is marked on reverse Tuck artistic series easel and palette trademark with BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT. PUBLISHERS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. followed by the Tuck publishing info RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS, LONDON, PARIS, NEW YORK. ARTISTIC SERIES . U.S. PATENT FEBRUARY 20TH 1894 COPYRIGHT 1894 BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO., LTD.

Items in Set

white and red dress and hat
XIII-A
white and red dress and hat
Item Comment

white dress with large puffy shoulders and cape. red stripes to sleeves and trim. red ribbon at waist and collar and as a necklace.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is a wide brimmed straw hat with a red ribbon band.

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green dress with black line accents and white trim with hat
XIII-B
green dress with black line accents and white trim with hat
Item Comment

green dress with black line apron and shoulder cape, white long sleeve gloves, white neckline and white at hemline. green ribbon necklace, she holds a pair of glasses in her right hand.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is white with green ribbon bows

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pink and white dress and hat (hat is missing)
XIII-C
pink and white dress and hat (hat is missing)
Item Comment

pink dress with pink and white decorative areas at neck, waist, and above hemline. cape is white fur, she has a black ribbon necklace with three pendants, long yellow sleeve gloves, she holds a feather fan in her right hand.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is missing
comes with advert on reverse EAT QUAKER BREAD! MADE FROM PURE LIQUID MALT. IS KNOW AND RECOGNIZED AS THE FINES FLAVORED, MOST DELICIOUS AND PALATABLE HOME-MADE BREAD IN THE WORLD. RETURN 30 ART COUPONS TO YOUR DEALER AND RECEIVE ONE OF RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS' IMPORTED LARGE PAPER DOLLS, WITH FOUR BEAUTIFUL DRESSES. THE HEISSLER & JUNGE CO., SOLE MANUFACTURERS.

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purple and white dress and hat (hat is missing)
XIII-D
purple and white dress and hat (hat is missing)
Item Comment

purple dress with dark purple line decorative accents, white with purple line ruffles at shoulders and across chest to waist, ribbon hangs down at waist to a bow. she holds a fan in her right hand, her gloves and long and tan colored. she wears three necklaces.
costume has attached neck to fit under head.
hat is missing.
comes with advert on reverse EAT QUAKER BREAD! MADE FROM PURE LIQUID MALT. IS KNOW AND RECOGNIZED AS THE FINES FLAVORED, MOST DELICIOUS AND PALATABLE HOME-MADE BREAD IN THE WORLD. RETURN 30 ART COUPONS TO YOUR DEALER AND RECEIVE ONE OF RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS' IMPORTED LARGE PAPER DOLLS, WITH FOUR BEAUTIFUL DRESSES. THE HEISSLER & JUNGE CO., SOLE MANUFACTURERS.

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ARTISTIC SERIES XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST
XIII
ARTISTIC SERIES XIII. BELLE OF THE WEST
Item Comment

doll, head separate but "attached at a proper angle, onto an elongated neck, space being left under the chin to slip on the separate costume which also came with a neck long enough to allow this manipulation" page 70 of PAPER DOLLS A GUIDE TO COSTUME BY CLARA HALLARD FAWCETT, 1951. ,
brown hair short with a small bun to the top of her head, she faces slightly to her right, both arms hang down, she wears an elaborate full length white undercoat slip with lace at the collar, sleeves, waist and hemline, yellow accents and a ribbon at her waist. she has a brown ribbon necklace with a gold pendant and three bracelets to each arm. she has small black shoes.

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