Description From Sheryl Of Her Restoration
is a Gorgeous 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 and takes big long steps. She has been sanded and airbrushed to equal out her body
color. Her knees and hands have been blushed and sealed
but her body has not been airbrushed. Her face paint
and make-up is all original and beautiful.
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
The eyes open and close very easily.
She has an excellent pair of very bright and shiny eyes, and in
some lighting almost look cobalt blue. They move from side to side as you also physically
lean her from side to side as she was designed by the factory to
be leaned. Some Saucy Walker Dolls are a little more stubborn
in moving the eyes back and forth which because of our platforms
which are important to have installed... this one once had a stubborn
effect. HOWEVER, because of a genius invention recently by
Dr. Hubby, this doll's eyes moves very well as she is leaned
back and forth now.
are excited about this new invention and will be adding it to
all of our later model Saucy Walkers (made after 1953).
The doll was designed to be leaned back and forth so the weight
on each eye would move. The later dolls did not have the
wonderful white stem with a swivel cut at the bottom but we have
overcome the problems we encountered with the metal bottoms now
that had to slide baack and forward on our platforms. The
metal on the eye mechanism caused the friction. Now the
eye slide with a new device and it is a genius invention.
Dr. Hubby is always inventing new techniques to make these dolls
not only LOOK like new but now act like new.
Please see our videos
below. The first video at the end, Dr. Hubby could not get
her focused...it took us another video to show her eyes
moving. We are not "Pro's" at movie taking so
thank you for your patience.
These dolls are 57 years or older and there
are some Saucy Walkers who have eyes that are not separated
perfectly. They are not New dolls, they are restored by us
to appear as new in the best way we can possibly make them.
Please study all the photos very carefully.
She comes with her Original Dress that I have
sewn a sash to around the waist and also have replaced the
relaxed elastic in her sleeves. The dress from what we
have seen has no tears nor holes and is made with attached
panties. The sash can be taken off and a light colored
pinafore can be placed over the dress if you want a change in
Lois (email@example.com) has made
her replica dress fashioned after an original that we once had.
Keeping in mind some of the original dresses were made 57 years
ago, it is hard, if not impossible, to find the exact lace and
and materials of the 50's although Lois has closely matched with
a similar lace the original lace without a doubt. See the original
taffeta dress the photo below.
her original hair: She has beautiful hair but had cut
bangs. She is our little Banana Bangs Ad girl (See Here) We took an identical saran wig and
glued a hairpiece under her original wig where the bangs had
been cut short. Then used another swatch of that same wig
and rolled the hair upward around that swatch to give it that delightful
puff to her banana bangs. They should be like this for
another 50 years.
We highly recommend that
our dolls be for display only and not played with. They
deserve the beauty and the rest after the past 50ish years they
had to endure. These dolls are valuable and children can
never appreciate that value at such a young age.
Never store them in a
heated room or attic or basement because the plastic can warp
and cause the walking mechanism to not work well. This
doll walks long steps and easy...just merely hold her left arm
to walk her on a table.
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.
this doll only after you have studied the photos. We promise
the doll to look like new for a display situation only . Please
keep in mind there are no parts stores and these nearly 60 year
old dolls mostly all of them do have warped neck plates from years
of play and storage and rusty eye mechanisms. However, our
dolls are amazingly restored by us under the worst of
circumstances and we have added our own inventions within the
dolls but we do not INSURE the parts that causes her movements.
We do not refund money once she is purchased from our Ebay
Store. We normally do not like listing on Ebay because we
have enough traffic on our own, however we have met many nice
people there and hope to meet more. We have never been asked
for a refund and we never will accept a doll back from Ebay
because most do not read what we have to say. Our collectors
generally learn who we are and know our dolls are quality from our
from our own site please note: If
you should have questions, feel free to contact us but please
also read our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Before you purchase her make sure you read our Refund Policy on
our page linked below: