are Nancy's two childhood dolls. We are hoping
to get them ready for Christmas possibly.
Ginny's head fell off only a few weeks ago when
she was taking her childhood doll to show her
granddaughter. Because the head had fallen off
is the main reason she sent her to us. The old
IDEAL rubber band that had broken was still in her
Saucy Walker's name is "Ginny".
Ginny's crier works! IDEAL DOLL on her neck and
IDEAL DOLL marked on her back.
Ginny is now and the Cisette Doll now, both dolls back
After I finally inspected this doll's eyes
once I got her logged in made her photos for the web
page I noticed something major about her that we have
never seen. I contacted Nancy to see if possibly
someone had replaced the Flirty Eyes for the Sleepy
eyes mechanism. She wrote me back and this is
what she said:
one has owned her except me and we have never done any
work on her. She has been a play doll and not a
collector's doll. She has been in storage for
born in 1946 and would have gotten her when I was
around 4-5 and lived in New York. By age 7 my
favorite doll was a Madame Alexander Wendy Ann as I
remember getting Ginny Doll (The Saucy Walker
clothes when I had my tonsils out. So maybe 1951-52."
Her eye clamp looks
to have never been removed as we can tell when a doll
has been repaired in the past. The band that
held her head on was an IDEAL old vintage rubber band.
What does this
mean? This would be an IDEAL Saucy Walker
Collector's question. Our answer is this:
This 1951 IDEAL Saucy Walker 22" Doll is the most
RARE doll of the famous IDEAL 22"Saucy Walker
dolls that we have ever run across. She was
given the sleepy eyes instead of the "Flirty
Eyes" by the factory. All indications point
to that fact. This doll could have been one of
the very first 22" Saucy Walker dolls
manufactured by IDEAL BEFORE the flirty eyes
were created for the Saucy Walker Dolls to come later
in that year of 1951. These type eyes,
however much smaller, were used in the 16" IDEAL
Saucy Walker Doll's head. I love seeing History
come to life concerning the famous IDEAL Saucy Walker
Here is a photo of
the inside of the Saucy Walker doll's head.