I hope you all had a good Father's Day. Ken had to work, but the girls and I went out to eat with him afterward,and later had Indian ice cream and played a game.
Today's doll is a bit of a rarity. She's Shelley.
Shelley was made by Eegee in 1964.
Shelley is a clone of Ideal's Tammy, but with one feature Tammy didn't have.
|Shelley had her own clothes.She also had a red dress almost exactly like another grown hair doll, Tressy, by American Character.|
|Like Tressy her extra long 'hank' of hair came out of a hole in the top of her head.|
...to a ponytail.
She came in either a red or pink dress, very similar to the original dress for the grow hair Tress doll.
Unfortunately, my Shelley has lost her pull string, to reel her hair back in.
Shelley is 12" tall, She can wear Tammy's fashions,but Barbie's dresses are too tight for her to pull up over her hips.
Although she's a Tammy clone, Shelley has a beauty all her own.
I think she is quite striking.
I can't even remember where I got this doll.
Could have been an auction, (But I doubt it.I haven't been to an auction for ages.), a yard sale, or a thrift store.
In any case, as hard to find as she is,she was a lucky find.
She does have some damage.
The discolouration on her neck looks like dirt, but it's not.
I washed her very well and even scrubbed those stains with baking soda and a toothbrush, and they still wouldn't come off. Anybody have any advice?
She's wearing some great home made clothes.
|Don't you hate it when you're hailing a cab and discover that you've lost a shoe?|
Come back and see what doll we come up with tomorrow.