Mid- 1950's Ideal Toy Co 14" BETSY WETSY Doll -- All Original
My first love...
This is the little doll that "started it all" for me over 25 years ago when I began collecting and documenting dolls.
My very first doll as a young child was the earlier 14" size 1950's Betsy Wetsy made of hard plastic, which Ideal Toy Co. introduced first in the doll industry in 1949. In an effort to 'recapture' my own childhood memories I wanted my memories back when my children left the 'nest'. I've come a long way...
Don't forget... Tiny Tears and Betsy Wetsy were "BFF's" -- Best Friends Forever -- and just like us when we were young, they 'traded' their clothes to 'stretch' their wardrobes because they were the same size. When you have a Tiny and a Betsy they will like to do the same, don't you think?
This lovely little girl is the RARE to find and "new" ALL VINYL Molded Hair Betsy Wetsy. Her counterpart with the saran hair is prevalent... this little one is a treasure to find in such near MINT condition.
She comes ALL ORIGINAL with her white cotton flannel diaper, and pale pink cotton organdy dress with matching bonnet. French Val lace, and ric-rac trim offset the bodice and wide-brim bonnet.
I have included her original glass nursing bottle ~
Baby herself appears nearly FLAWLESS -- I'd call this baby a PERFECT 9 out of 10. Her face still has the matte finish to the paint that only an unplayed with doll retains; her eyes open and close, and all eyelashes are present, thick, full and even. She has a high color face and gorgeous brown molded curls -- just about perfect. As appropriate, she is marked correctly on the nape of her neck: 14 / Ideal Doll / Made in U.S.A. Her 5-part vinyl body is clean and without marks; give her a healthy squeeze and she squeaks loudly in protest.
Baby's dress, slip, bonnet and booties are in excellent played with condition.
Bring back your own childhood memories of playtime with Betsy once again!
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$155.00 Regular Price