Description From Sheryl Of Her Restoration
This doll was very loved by
a once little girl named Beth. So we named the Saucy
Walker 22" "Beth" She was in excellent
condition when we got her, however we cleaned her up and you can
read about what we did below.
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.
walking mechanism was taken apart by Dr. Hubby and works
perfectly. Her head turns when she takes each step. You
merely need to hold her hand to walk her. She almost
floats. She has been sanded and airbrushed to equal out her body
color. Her knees and hands have been blushed and sealed.
Her face paint is all original.
eyes have been polished and they have our installed platforms to
keep the eyes from rolling or sinking. After she leaves
here and because we have no idea how she will be handled, we do
not guarantee the platforms. However from our own accidental
testing of our invented installations (i.e. dropping a
22"SW doll long ago on her head) they came through with
flying colors. The eyes open and close very easily.
She has an excellent pair of eyes, one of the best they made. They move from side to side as you also physically
lean her from side to side as she was designed by the factory to
original dress was sent to Lois (firstname.lastname@example.org) who also
restores old doll clothing and she spent days restoring
it. She added the new green panel on the front to replace
the original green panel. I was ironing the dress and by
MY own fault accidentally caused a small hole at the top of her
left sleeve. The material is fragile. The dress has the
cotton attached slip and an original Onesie to match and has the
original gold plated safety pin IDEAL used on the SW Onesies to
close the back. IDEAL ID's their
dresses by the buttons which were pinwheel buttons at that time
and this dress has three of them in the back. We will send
the dress and the Onesie to the new Mommy in a huge clear
plastic bag to show as display. The dress will be stuffed
with pink tissue.
Designer White dotted Swiss Dress has been made by Lois email@example.com. She and also has put button holes and
two buttons on the back of the dress. This dress has 2 white buttons
and button holes.
brand new Minnie Mouse purse has a Disney tag still attached. We purchased
the purse from the Disney Company.
her original hair: 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....However she is not a Poise by any means. One can see
that the hair is shorter all around the face of the doll's head. No Mother or child cut
the hair like that, the factory did.
Factory cut the sides and bangs and curled them around the face
when the Posie dolls were first on the market with the Saucy
Walker hard plastic heads. Because we have found a few
with the straight legs, making them a Saucy Walker from IDEAL
and Not a Poise we have come to the conclusion that they had an
excess amount of these pre-styled wigs already on heads when
they switched to the vinyl face for the Posie dolls. I
would do the same thing by using the supply I had as well and
not let them go to waste either. Below you will see
an actual Posie doll in her original dress with this same
hair style: The very earliest first Posie dolls with Saucy
Walker faces started as being short and curly all over like the
Bent Knee Doll By IDEAL
Posie Doll Version (IDEAL)
Straight Leg Saucy Walkers From IDEAL (This one has
SW Beth Doll here in this photo was another one. She had
long ringlets like the long haired auburn Posie Doll above her
that I pulled back on both dolls and curled the hair back into
ringlets. The SW in blue with shorter hair had shorter ringlets
but the ever so short hair all around her face as well.
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 and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
and God Bless!!