SET: LITTLE MAIDS NEW SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS, NO 42, SERENE SYBIL

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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

Items in Set

black and white dress with red accents and hat
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black and white dress with red accents and hat
Item Comment

black and white dress with red accents, red ribbon tied at neck, she holds a closed umbrella in her left hand and a small clutch purse in her right hand, she wears brown gloves and high brown boots with buttons, hat is red on the underside with a black bow and black on top with a large brown ribbon bow and buckle,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll

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brown jacket over top green and red dress and hat
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brown jacket over top green and red dress and hat
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brown coat with four elaborate fasteners down the front, dress underneath is green and red plaid, she wears gloves and holds a bouquet of blue flowers in her right hand, her boots are brown with lace ties, hat is yellow on the underside and has a large black ribbon bow and large pink feather plumes,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll

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SERENE SYBIL, (title on box)
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SERENE SYBIL, (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 shoulder length blond wavy hair with a blue bow at her left temple, her left arm is bent at the elbow across her chest, her right arm hangs at her side with the hand slightly extended
she wears a white and blue slip undergarment with pink ribbon accents, blue stockings,and black shoes with small blue bows

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white blouse with purple skirt, umbrella, and hat
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white blouse with purple skirt, umbrella, and hat
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white blouse with lace and ribbon accents, purple skirt with a large ribbon tie hanging at her waist, she carries a closed umbrella in her right hand and some violets in her right,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll, hat is purple on the underside with a floral display on top with a large yellow bow

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white, red and green dress with hat
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white, red and green dress with hat
Item Comment

red blouse with a green skirt, white apron on top, black bodice, wide white lace at shoulders, she has brown stockings and black shoes, she holds a bouquet of blue flowers in her left hand, hat is green with a red and yellow ribbon, large central gold buckle and feather plumes,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll

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