Description From Sheryl Of Her Restoration
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.
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.
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.
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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
She comes also with her new Kaiser Doll
Stand and replica hang tag. Great little gal to add to a
Just a Note From Sheryl:
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.
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
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.
you should have questions, feel free to contact us: email@example.com
and God Bless!!