This 1952-53 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 eye
shadow that Dr. Hubby blushed
lightly. Her facial cheeks are the original
blushing from the factory as well as her
hands. She had no seam cracks or splits.
Her crier not working.
to find a crier that works at all. HOWEVER,
shipped a doll to Australia recently that
did not cry but she started crying after she
made the long trip. Go Figure!
strawberry blonde hair is
original and this doll, has her Banana Bangs re-combed by
us. A child had cut half of them so we
managed to combine them in with the rest of
the hair to form the bangs like she had in a
similar fashion when new. 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 three 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 and crossing. 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
We made a choice
when attaching her head with the thicker
elastic band, Her eyes will sleep
(Close) but since she is a display doll we
decided to keep the thicker band instead of
the thin (with less strength) because the
thicker is strong and you will never have to
fear that her head will un-attach. The
thicker band in her head gets in the way of
the eye weight when she closes her
eyes. She can close them half way.
The arms and head have also
been re-strung with a thicker elastic cord
tubing band. You merely need to hold
her by her hand to walk her. Her head
turns when she walks and the eyes flirt from
side to side when you lean her slightly.
The doll has no sour
odor that you get when a doll is sent to you.
Right away you can easily notice that so
many Saucy Walkers have 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.
dress she is wearing was made by Lois at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of delicate shine with the taffeta that
she used. The attached slip is also
taffeta and the Onesie. Ideal attached
slip to the dress and this dress has been
done that way as well. We have sold I
believe 2 other dolls in this black and
white and I always marvel at the beauty of
the doll with this style of dress and color
combination. Great little summer dress.
We cannot resist the
lace socks and new black leather
shoes. The 1950's Saucy Walker Dolls
did not have the lace socks but so many of
our collectors not only like to dress the
dolls for the season but they love the fancy
socks. Straight socks are easy to find for
those who prefer them.