Early Issue (Rod Doll) Saucy Walker has been lightly
sanded and her sanded body looks like
soft skin. Her walking mechanism is perfect
after Dr. Hubby took her completely
apart and did his restoration magic. He makes them
walk like new again. Perfect and quiet
She has not been painted
except for her knees and hands and eye
shadow that Dr. Hubby blushed
lightly. Her facial cheeks are the original
blushing from the factory. Dr. Hubby also
sealed the slight small opening of the crotch seam
as so many dolls of this age have.
Her crier is working
in squeaks, sometimes faint and sometimes
to find a crier that works at all. We
shipped a doll to Australia recently that
did not cry but she started crying after she
made the long trip. Go Figure!
Her hair is
original and this doll, has her Banana Bangs
in tact and re-combed by us. We have seen Saucy
Walkers by IDEAL that do have the shorter
braids and I saw no evidence of a child's
cutting the length on this doll at all and
have had other Saucy Walker with shorter braids
as well.. We trimmed the
ends of the braids.
Her eyes so easily
move from side to side. The reason for
this is that this doll and our last two Saucy
listing have the better eye
mechanism in them. The eye weight is a
long bar and on each side are long white
stems. It is in fact those stems that
are designed to allow the eyes to move more
freely. Most Saucy Walkers made later
in the 50's did not have them.
We machine polished them, repaired them and
as always before one of our Ideal Saucy
Walker 22" dolls leaves
here, we installed the preventative
platforms to help prevent her eyes from
rolling. Personally, I am the only one who uses these
particular preventative platforms since I invented them.
Her eye lashes are beautiful and full. She
will look in both directions and
sleep. Her hair is saved by me as we
got her with long tight ringlets all over
her head and even in the banana bangs that a
mother had to have styled. They were perfect
but not in line for this type wig with a
threaded seam down the back. When
these type wigs are styled in ringlet, large
areas of the scalp cap show with threaded
areas holding the hair to the cap. It
took me many hours to get her hair braided
and I had to do it with our organic hair
conditioner just to be able to comb the
hair. I almost decided to put a new
wig on her but I actually succeeded in
saving yet this another Saucy Walker wig by
readily tell which Ideal Saucy Walker is an
early issue by the bobbling of the dolls
head. Her head is connected by a metal
rod that attaches to the metal rod in the
arm socket area of the torso. You
never have to worry about her head coming
off for sure.
The arms have also
been re-strung with a thicker elastic cord
tubing band. You merely need to hold
her by her hand to walk her.
The doll has no sour
odor that you get when a doll is sent to you.
Right away you can easily notice that she has not been restored. Sometimes
the odor hits you in right the nose. Ugh.
It is the
bands being stored for 50 years that carry the sour odors most of the
time. What we have found lately with a
repair doll we had, the criers, depending on
if she saw the bathtub allot, can carry an
odor. This doll has none except
possibly the restoration and shampoo smells
but those will fade away.
Included in this
Sale, we have added a new pair
of high socks to go with her extra new pink dress
not shown in the photos, and panties and a new pair of black patent leather
shoes. If you have another doll her size,
this extra dress will be nice to have.
pink rare replica dress is made from voile/lawn
and the attached slip and Onesie is made out
of taffeta by Lois
She was so kind to fashion this work of art
after a yellow and rare original dress I
fell in love with on this doll below.
The difference that caught my attention on
the original yellow dress is that it had
capped sleeves under the shoulder ruffles
where many of them did not. The pink
replica dress does as well. Thank you
Lois for your never ending expertise!
Her custom made
replica leatherette shoes which the Early
1951-52 issued SW wore are by http://thisolddoll.com.
Michelle at: "This Old Doll" and
according to my opinion as others, Michelle
is the best vintage doll shoes cobbler
on the Internet. These shoes are similar to
the era of the Early Issue SW dolls and
those that tie in a bow as these do are
shown on her replica hangtag.
Her socks are replacement and stand up
straight on her leg which is
refreshing. I love the lace socks on
the Saucy Walker dolls but because we want
this doll to reflect the 50's era, as they had no
lace socks back then on the dolls.
recommend that your Ideal Saucy Walker not
be given to a child. These dolls are
old and should remain on display, after all
they have gone through, they deserve a
rest. The Ideal Saucy Walker is
gaining in value as the years pass and even
the doll books are outdated on their
value. So if you must give her away,
give her to an adult family member who
appreciates the value that these famous Baby
Boomer dolls have and will continue to have (as well as a walking doll that
was copied by most all the companies in her