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Dating madame alexander doll dresses

In 1967, the Madame Alexander doll company released the Nancy Drew doll - 2 models (#1262 & 1264) - Retail price: $10.99.

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Determine whether your doll resembles someone who was famous — from Scarlett O'Hara to Queen Elizabeth II to Jacqueline or Caroline Kennedy. Alexander was quick to obtain permission to create dolls based on important popular events, such as the debut of "Gone With the Wind" or Queen Elizabeth's coronation. Careful renditions of historically accurate clothes and hairstyles are a hallmark of MA dolls.

This quality still holds: A line of Welcome Home dolls celebrated the return of U. Check catalogs and collectible websites for further information.

This collectible Madame Alexander doll, made exclusively for the Metropolitan Museum, was inspired by an opulent afternoon dress in the collection of The Costume Institute at the Met.

Her gown with its large bustle skirt re-creates an 1888 silk afternoon dress by couturier Charles Frederick Worth (French, born in England, 18251895), whose Paris atelier designed the most prestigious apparel of the Belle poque.

Follow the steps below to identify these wonderful dolls. Collectors note that many MA dolls are marked with "Mme Alexander" or "Alex" at the nape of the neck.

Because not all MA dolls are marked, examine your doll thoroughly, because you may locate the marks of other manufacturers, usually at the hairline, on the back or even on the soles of the feet.

Dolls made in the 1930s and 1940s were made of plaster-and-sawdust composition material.