Description From Sheryl Of Her Restoration
Gorgeous Dol is a 1952-1953 Saucy Walker 22" Doll by: IDEAL Toy
walking mechanism was taken apart by Dr. Hubby and works
perfectly. She floats by simply holding her hand to walk
her. Her head turns when she takes each step.
Hubby has airbrushed this doll's body making her look brand
new. We put a scratch preventative plastic around her
waist as you can see in her nude photos below. It can be easily
removed. He blushed her cheeks and also applied the airbrushing
eye shadow on her. That always makes them look gorgeous.
He sprayed each blushing and eye shadow application several
times with a flat clear sealer.
crier is mute at least for now? I said that about one
other doll and when she arrived at her New Mommy's home she was
crying. Not sure how that works. It is always best
not to want a new crier placed in a Saucy Walker Doll. We
have to split the torso in half to get it in place and then her
value goes out the door as we then have to seal her back
up. Not good. I have always said that the technology
used in the criers belongs in a museum. I have seen one
cut in half and was very much amazed. Anything could have
caused them to become mute such as Bathtub playing or possibly
the heat from storage.
has the BEST eyes that Ideal EVER made because the weight is
sitting on top of long white plastic pivot stems. These
type eyes were not only the best they made but rare and they
were the first ones they made for the early issue dolls in
1951. The later models toward mid decade was made very
cheaply. Sometimes new technology can sure cheapen a good
friction at all in the movement of her eyes, Very, Very
easy to see them move with very little effort.
platforms to hopefully prevent any future eye rolling, sinking,
or crossing has been installed. The platforms have been
accidentally tested by me and came out working like a
charm. We do not guarantee them past our front door
because we have no idea how she is handled once she leaves here.
Her eyes have been machine polished and we always clamp the eyes
back into place. We ordered a special tool long ago to
help me do just that through a tiny neck opening. Her
lashes are wonderful as you can see.
is our first doll that we now are using the Rayon socks from
Spain on. In all our years we have never been able to do
that. These socks are the most identical socks to the
original rayon from Spain Saucy Walker Socks we have ever found.
white vinyl shoes are from IDEAL TORY CORP...however because
they are so very harcd to find we had to repair one of them by
sewing and gluing a strap on the left shoe. I decided it
was better to do that with a valuable shoe than to put a pair of
Fairyland shoes on her.
dress is a half replication by our famous seamstress Lois
I love the two layer dresses. She tags all of her doll
clothing also. The dress has a cotton attached slip like
Ideal made for their Saucy Walker Dolls and also a Onesie to
match the cotton slip.
have had only three dolls in all these years and in a row lately
that have the thick bangs as this one does. We feel that IDEAL
had no set rules on testing the market with different looks from
time to time. Each of the three dolls still had the
original set braids from the factory. Evidentially the
child was not allowed to unbraid the hair, not to mention
cutting the hair.
This Doll today that we are listing has
bangs too thick for banana bangs if they were as long as the
banana bangs usually are. When we got her the bangs had the
original curls but were relaxed too much from 50 years of
storage. So we shampooed the hair and refreshed the
curls. Her hair bows are double sided satin and we have
stiffened them for display.
is a doll directly below that we sold that was our number one of
the three...instead of the curls we decided to brush them out
and wow, we should have left the bangs as she came to us in her
original hairdo. This dolls original bangs (before we
brushed them out) were exactly like we have styled the last two
dolls out of the three. The one we are listing today is
our third and last doll with So far to us has been the rare bangs.
From Judith Izen's Third Edition IDEAL
DOLL Book: Showing A Saucy Walker With Thick Bangs And
Below is the First of three with the same type
Below is the
second doll with the same type bangs:
The one we are
listing today is the third doll with the rare styled bangs.
She is a doll,
although she glides as she walks, that is well deserving a
display life from here on out. Unless we know in
advance to prepare one of our dolls for a child, we NEVER
recommend our dolls be given to children. These dolls are
valuable and when a granddaughter is grown she will thank you
for not passing the doll to her when she was a child
you so much for your interest. We do hope you have enjoyed
looking at this doll's precious face as much as we do. We
do love the 22" Saucy Walker...can you tell?
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.
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:
Priority Shipping -
If shipping is less, we
always refund the difference.
contact us first with your full address to get the exact
Please allow us a few
hours or even the next day to change the status of the
doll to "SOLD" on our web site. Once
you purchase her the web pages will not reflect the doll
being sold, HOWEVER Paypal will automatically show her as
unavailable immediately after your transaction is done.
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