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1950's  Saucy Walker 22" By IDEAL Toy Corp. Orginal Saran Uncut Hair

She comes with her Designer Waffle Replica Dress With Pinafore and Onesie by: Lois, Replica Hang Tag, New Kaiser Doll Stand, Socks and Shoes and double sided satin bow stiffened for Display..

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 RESTORATION DESCRIPTION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

Description From Sheryl Of Her Restoration

This is a  1950's Saucy Walker 22" Doll by: IDEAL Toy Corp. She is in great shape and was when we got her, no cracks or seam splits.  Her crier is mute. She has her original saran auburn colored wig with ringlets.  Her hair is actually shoulder length and not cut by a child. We rolled it up pretty tightly and left it to dry for two weeks.  

Here is what we have found along the way because of all the many many dolls that we have seen and worked on: This particular hair cut on the doll above as many collectors know is the POSIE doll hair cut.  One can see that when the hair is not in ringlets around the sides of the face.  No Mother or child cut them and made them curly.  We have had a few here and have one coming up in a sale soon once again.  

The Factory cut the sides and bangs and curled them around the face when the first Posie dolls were on the market with the Saucy Walker hard plastic heads. One of the first Saucy Walker hard plastic faced dolls was blond and the hair cut short and sewn on the outside in the back like you see on an Horsman and IMPCO doll.  The head was connected to the body with a wire that protruded out the top of the head and glued down under the blonde wig.  Here is that doll we once had and restored...Very rare indeed.

This photo of POSIE, Bent Knee Doll was taken when we sold her after a ton of restoration.  Very rare doll.

Wire coming out at the top of her head. Later Posies had the bands connecting the heads, not the wire.

<---And here is another POSIE bent knee doll with the same haircut as our straight leg Saucy Walker is in this sale page.  Notice the same hair but around the sides and curled? The difference is I pulled the hair back on this doll instead of making the ringlets as they were sold with.

I am saying all of this to explain my theory:  Because the bent knees on a Posie doll was not good for walking on a Saucy Walker doll and understandably would have made the Saucy Walker a bad reputation the bent knees are usually always on the hard plastic faced Posie dolls that were once known as the "Praying Doll" and the vinyl faces which came later had the same hair cut and bent knees with supposedly a thousand poses.  

Many sellers on Ebay think the bent knee and hard plastic Saucy Face was sold as a Saucy Walker and is rare.  Not really!!  The ONLY Saucy Walker with bent knees I have ever seen (on our doll) was a vinyl face jet black haired  23" Saucy Walker with her neck marked SW 23 and her body with bent knees and I am sure there were not that many of them sold..  We have yet to see that in any doll book.  All the hard plastic faced POSIE dolls with the short hair cut around the face were Posie dolls not Saucy Walkers dolls.

Once the vinyl faces were decided to be used instead of the hard faced Saucy Walker faces on a bent knee POSIE doll, they must have had many of the original Posie hard plastic Saucy Walker's with the POSIE hair-do and faces left over and I have seen them on a few straight leg Saucy Walker dolls like the one we are selling here now.  Just thought you might like a better insight to the many possibilities and Doll company would venture to do to save money and not waste any doll heads.

The doll here for sale is also a rare one because if you notice...someone at the factory made a Boo Boo on the lower lashes of the right eye.  See if you can see what I am talking about.  The workers were human but at times I have had my doubts if the Quality Control Department was on the ball at times.

We have repaired her eyes and left them factory clamped into the head as that can ad a bit of value to a restored doll.  They have been polished and our very capable platforms have been installed to prevent eye rolling and sinking...unless of course whomever it is that takes her home lets their family member possibly use her as a football. (Sad thought)

I do want to mention she is one that does have the best eye mechanism that I so love working with.  When her eyes are open the stem that rests on our platforms merely swivel back and forth so very easily instead of dragging.  The white stem has a "V" cut that allows them to easily rock back and forth in one spot.  You do not have to lean her far to get her eyes to move from side to side.

Her face make-up is original...her body has the soft look to it as Dr. Hubby has lightly sanded off the past 50ish years and blushed her knees and hands.  He took the walking mechanism completely apart and she walks like a dream and with each step turns her head.  As I have mentioned in video once or twice before make sure her chin stays tucked under her neck plate and her head straight forward when walking her.  Her crier "Of Course" is mute up to this point and if it does start back up as it has been our experience in the past... I would like to hear about that.  From my memory Dr. Hubby might have glued it back in place as so many of the dolls rattle from lose criers.

Her clothing is made by Lois along with the Onsie to match. The dress has the three buttons and button holes in the back of the waffle dress with attached cotton slip like IDEAL added to most of their dresses and Lois has attached her tag on the inside as well.  Lois is quite the famous doll replica dress making lady.  toniwear@aol.com  Her lil special bought blue vinyl vintage shoes are Fairyland and her socks are replacement straight socks as the dolls did not have laced socks in the 50's.

She comes also with her new Kaiser Doll Stand and replica hang tag.  Great little gal to add to a collection.

Just a Note From Sheryl:

Our pricing on the dolls we sell are as reasonable as we can make them keeping in mind all the days and hours and top notch supplies it takes to get the dolls like new.  I say this because many who might not know of our reputation may not take this into consideration and somehow forget that we have had to also purchase the doll as well and the quality Saucy Walker is getting more expensive as the time passes.  We are the only ones who offer the things that we do such as our own invented eye platforms to prevent the rolling and sinking of the eyes that Saucy Walker dolls are so famous for doing after 50 years of storage.  A new doll stand has always been sent out with each of our dolls and the replica hang tag that in time is expensive as well. From our site we also offer Lay-a-way on many of them and/or the Hold Doll option.

We do not have Saucy Walker dolls for sale very often and when we do they sell fast however, we do not make a big enough profit to cover the time it takes to make the dolls like new and because the IDEAL Saucy Walker is gaining in value quickly, our cost for the doll is rising higher with each passing month. We ask that you consider this when you purchase your Saucy Walker elsewhere and you find that she is not in the best condition, just remember to contact us and we will be glad to assist you and do all the work to make her the way you expected her to be. Please see our new site at:  http://saucywalkerdollhospital.com

Each of our repair dolls under our Package "A" will have her own web page so you can follow along with her restoration progress.  You can find many that we working on or recently repaired under our BEFORE AND AFTER sections on the front page or our previous restorations as well on our Doll Hospital page.  

http://saucywalkersdollhospital.com

If you should have questions, feel free to contact us:  sheryl@saucywalkercorner.com and God Bless!!

 

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