SET: LITTLE MAIDS NEW SERIES OF DRESSING DOLLS, NO 44, FAIR FRANCES

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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

blue dress with gold accents, school slate, books and hat (missing)
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blue dress with gold accents, school slate, books and hat (missing)
Item Comment

blue dress with gold accents,in her left hand she holds a school slate and books, in her right hand she carries a purse or lunch bag, her hat is missing.
this copy has her feet trimmed off and her hat is missing,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll,

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FAIR FRANCES (title on box)
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FAIR FRANCES (title on box)
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.
she has short curly brown hair with a yellow ribbon in the top, she looks straight, her left arm is bent at the elbow and across her chest, her right arm hangs at her side with her hand hidden behind her, she wears a white and pink undergarment slip with lace at the bodice and shoulders, gold buttons at her waist and pink ribbons and bows around the hemline, she has dark brown stockings, black shoes with gold buckles

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gold dress with pattern, doll, fan and hat
44
gold dress with pattern, doll, fan and hat
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gold dress with a criss cross pattern to the bodice and at the hemline, she holds a large red doll in her right arm and a circular fan in her left hand, the ht is pink and dark gold on the underside with a large yellow ribbon, gold buckle and central pink decoration, this copy has her feet trimmed off.
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll,

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green dress with pink top and hat with a large red parasol
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green dress with pink top and hat with a large red parasol
Item Comment

green dress with darker green at her bodice, large central gold buckle, pink top with darker pink ribbon accents, she holds a wooden rod in her left hand to be the handle of her parasol, the hat is white with darker pink accents and a large striped ribbon bow with a parasol in the background, the parasol is large, open and red in color,
dress has an elongated neck to slide under the chin of the doll,

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purple white and gold dress with basket of cherries and hat
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purple white and gold dress with basket of cherries and hat
Item Comment

dress is purple with a darker purple scarf around her neck, tied with the ends hanging down in front, gold accents, in her left hand she holds a bunch of cherries and in her right hand is a basket of cherries, hat is light pink on the underside, yellow on top with a large purple and yellow ribbon tied into a bow. there are two different hats one having a larger yellow top than the other-see images

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