SET: DOLLS FOR ALL SEASONS SERIES, DEAR DOROTHY, ARTISTIC SERIES 500, PATENTED. (larger 13 in. version, artistic series numbers,

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please refer to the book COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS BY BLAIR & MARGARET WHITTON for a very complete listing. On page 74 they discuss these four sets-ROSEY RUTH, DEAR DOROTHY, MERRY MARION, and SWEET ALICE. Sets that come in two different versions.This is the larger sized doll and series of dresses. The doll's head is separate but to be attached to the body so that the dresses slide under the chin and hair. There are no slits. They are marked with titles on the boxes but only identified as ARTISTIC SERIES on the backs of the dolls and dresses. Please note the two different spellings of ROSEY or ROSY RUTH. They come in white cardboard boxes titled DOLLS FOR ALL SEASONS PATENTED FEBRY 20TH 1894. DEAR DOROTHY. HER HATS AND HER GOWNS. DESIGNED BY MARGRET MCDONALD. RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS. LONDON. PARIS. NEW YORK. PUBLISHERS TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

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pink dress with white lace and apron
500-A
pink dress with white lace and apron
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pink dress with puffy shoulders, white lace at collar and cuffs, wide pink sash at waist, white socks and pink shoes, she holds a bouquet of flowers in her left hand.
hat is white with ink flowers and bows,
dress has an elongated neck to allow it to slip under the chin of the doll

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burgundy dress and straw hat
500-B
burgundy dress and straw hat
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burgundy dress with darker purple collar, sash and hemline. the sash at her waist is tied into a large bow, she holds a bouquet of yellow flowers in her right hand,
hat is straw with large burgundy purple feather plumes,
dress has an elongated neck to allow it to slip under the chin of the doll

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red and fur coat and cape and hat
500-C
red and fur coat and cape and hat
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red and fur trimmed coat and cape, she has black buckles and wears tall brown boots and gloves, she holds a pair of skate blades in her right hand,
hat is red with blue black feather plumes,
dress has an elongated neck to allow it to slip under the chin of the doll

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green and brown dress with elaborate cape and hat
500-D
green and brown dress with elaborate cape and hat
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green dress with brown patterning at the hem, matching cape with yellow lace trim, matching brown boots and gloves, she holds a bouquet of flowers in her right hand,
hat is green with a checkered ribbon, a brown feather plume and bouquet of flowers,
dress has an elongated neck to allow it to slip under the chin of the doll

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DEAR DOROTHY, doll (13 in.version, title on box)
500
DEAR DOROTHY, doll (13 in.version, 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 looks forward, she wears a white lacy top with a blue slip skirt, brown stockings and shoes.
on the reverse is the Tuck easel and trademark symbol BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT. PUBLISHER TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN. ARTISTIC SERIES 500, PATENTED. RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS CO., LTD. LONDON, PARIS, NEW-YORK. DESIGNED AT THE STUDIOS IN NEW YORK AND PRINTED AT THE FINE ART WORKS IN BAVARIA. U.S. PATENT FEBRUARY 20TH 1894. COPYRIGHT 1894 BY RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS. CO. LTD.

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