Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sandra Sue: A Vintage Doll Comes into her Own

We at ADC love to write about Vintage Dolls as well, and Sandra Sue is no exception.
These jointed, hard plastic lovelies were made by Richwood Toys in the late 1940s to 1950s.  In 1956, they began making dolls with high-heeled feet, so earlier dolls have flat feet.  Sandra Sue is a cousin of the other hard plastic fifties fashion dolls like Pam, Ginny, Jill, Muffie, Ginger, Muffie, and others.  In her high-heeled feet, she is a dolly ancestor of Cissette and Barbie. 

The dolls are 8 or 9 inches tall, and are marked with a number under their arms or legs.  Their hair is mohair, and they have extensive, lovely wardrobes.  Some nice examples were recently auctioned by Theriault's, and one is pictured on our blog.

Their prices range between $60 and $200+, making them affordable dolls for collectors of various levels of experience.

They are a wonderful doll for fashion doll enthusiasts, and those who love fifties nostalgia. Sandra Sue is just one of the many vintage dolls written about in ADC.  In fact, look to our recent issues for a great article on another wonderful vintage creation, the Sasha doll.

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