A second Candy (1962 Deluxe Reading Candy Fashion Doll) is dressed to the hilt in an outfit I made, shown with her original box.
The 20 in. 1962 Candy by Deluxe Reading has a face that is similar to Mme. Alexander’s Cissy. Do you agree?
The large box containing a 1962 Deluxe Reading Candy Fashion Doll plus wardrobe was found at the flea market. Candy is 20 in., all vinyl with jointed elbows and knees. The head is marked “21 HH/K 60”. These dolls were sold only at food markets for $12.98. She came with a wardrobe of four outfits with accessories.
A vintage 1950’s bridal gown suits this 20 in. soft vinyl doll marked “AE” on the head. I made the cap and veil and added a pearl necklace. There were two of these bridal gowns found in a doll trunk.
A stuffed vinyl body was used on this 1950’s 19 in. Horsman 82 glamour doll. She has jointed elbows and a typically beautiful Horsman face. Her taffeta shirtwaist dress and plastic rain cape are vintage. The poodle was adopted.
A hard, plastic 18 in. Madame Alexander walking doll like this is a lucky find at a flea market. She dates from about 1953. Besides making the outfit, I had to replace part of her eyelash using a bit of unraveled black velvet ribbon. The Margaret face mold was used for this doll.
One of my favorite flea market dolls is this 17.5 in. hard vinyl from the late 1950’s. Unmarked, she was wearing a one-piece sun suit with matching skirt. Notice the elbow joints that allow her to twist her arm around so one can see her engagement ring. With this particular face, I would guess it’s a Horsman doll.
This 18 in. vinyl glamour doll, 1957-1959, is marked VT 18, which stands for the Ideal Toy Co. She is wearing a flower-trimmed gown, nylons, and wrist corsage. She was given to me with a trunk of clothes. I added the wig and earrings.
The head on this 19 in. fashion doll is marked “14-R”, a mark that was used from 1959 – 1963. Several doll companies used this mark. The “flat” face on this doll can be recognized on others with the same mark. They usually had high heel feet and wore fancy outfits. I made the clothes on this one.
The ballerina tutu of this 20 in. doll marked ”20 H” needs a lot of work. She was very much played with and her ankle has a small split. The multi-jointed ballerina dolls of the late 1950’s could strike a pretty pose.