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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Plassie Toddler

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Hi Judith,

I am patiently sitting waiting for your new Ideal book to come out. Hope it comes out soon. In the meantime, I am redressing a doll for a lady that is an Ideal doll and I am not sure who she is. This doll is 15" Hard plastic, sleep eyes, strung, molded hair under the mohair wig which is stapled to the head, Marks are Head 14 /Ideal Doll /Made in the U.S.A. , on the body Ideal Doll / 14. When I cleaned her I discovered the mouth is painted red with a pink tongue. I would just like to know who she is and about when she was made so that I may dress her in the proper style.

The clothes are not original to the doll. They were made by an adult relative of the owner.

Also, on page 105 of Second Edition of the Ideal Book there is a picture of Tickletoes. The description says that she is marked P2000. On Ebay's Doll Chat we have had a few people asked about a doll marked P200 that looks just like Tickletoes. Is the mark listed in the book by any chance a typo? I have found no other doll in the Ideal book marked P200. I use the book often to help Id the dolls and these two dolls have me confused.

Thanks, Terry

Terry the Good news is my IDEAL DOLLS book 3rd edition has JUST been published.
The other good news is that your doll is on p.121 in original clothing. She is Plassie Toddler from c. 1951. Best Regards, Judy Izen

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