SET: LITTLE MAIDS NEW SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS, NO 43, PLAYFUL POLLY

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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. They discuss this series on page 121. It consists of four sets-SUNNY SUSAN, NO 41, SERENE SYBIL, NO 42, PLAYFUL POLLY, NO. 43, and FAIR FRANCES, NO. 44. The dolls and the dresses are not marked on the backs with names, descriptions or numbers but do contain the Tuck trademark and patent and printing info. The boxes are cardboard. PATENTED FEB.20 1894, RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO. LTD. LONDON. PARIS. NEW YORK, PUBLISHERS BY APPOINTMENT TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING & QUEEN

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green and red jacket with brown skirt, suitcase and hat
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green and red jacket with brown skirt, suitcase and hat
Item Comment

green jacket with red squares and fringe accents, skirt and boots are brown, she carries a brown suitcase in her right hand, ht is brown with a large greed ribbon held by a central gold buckle, two white feather plumes,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll, this copy has the neck trimmed and the feet repaired

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green dress with large yellow collar, purple ribbon and hat
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green dress with large yellow collar, purple ribbon and hat, hat is straw with flowers
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll

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pink top with blue stripped dress, doll and hat
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pink top with blue stripped dress, doll and hat
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pink blouse with blue striped dress, white lace at neckline, cuffs and across top of blue dress, she holds a doll cradled in her left arm, ht is straw at the base with a large blue and yellow ribbon tied into a bow around a pink top,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll

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PLAYFUL POLLY (title on box)
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PLAYFUL POLLY (title on box)
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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.
she has short curly hair pulled back and secured with a purple bow on the top of her head, both arms hang down at her sides, she wears a purple undergarment slip that has two yellow ruffles, white lace at the neckline and purple ribbon accents, two purple bows, she has brown stockings and small brown shoes, this copy is missing her left hand

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purple coat with fur trim and hat
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purple coat with fur trim and hat
Item Comment

purple coat with fur trim, in her left hand she carries possibly some skate blades or a small purse
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll,
hat is brown with large yellow feather and a large green feather held together by a central gold buckle,

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