You've heard, 'Always a bridesmaid never a bride'. This girl is just plain always a bride. The ring never went on her finger, but she still waits patiently--never losing hope. I love her petite size. So many bride dolls of this era were 18" or taller. She is marked with a 'P' in a circle. My research says the P doll mark could stand for several USA doll makers, like Arranbee, and Cody Girl. There is a slight tear where her head connects to the neck.
Her wedding crown is hard plastic and it made me think of Cleopatra's crown the first time I saw it. The bride doll's veil and gown are all in wonderful shape. No tears or smells. I'm sure at one time her gown was stiff, and now the stiffening or starch has left it soft and flowing. Her stockings have the seams up the back--they're a little crooked and she has a little stain on the back of her right leg. She also has a bridal garter. All she needs is a bridal groom to do all the honors. Panties, stockings, garter, high heels--no bra--and that open-back to her gown will make her wedding night easy-peasy.
Still waitin' on him, but don't tell her it's been over 50 years. Very sweet doll in wonderful condition. Please ask questions. I'll be happy to answer. Thank you.
If I love it, I hope you will too.