This pretty hard plastic doll is Marme of "Little Women," created by Madame Alexander in the 1950s. She is from a set of Little Women dolls out of a local estate, but I am offering them separately because the condition of the dolls varies and I figure some collectors may want just a doll or two to complete their own set. This elegant Marme is in wonderful condition. Her dark reddish-brown hair is still in its original hair net or snood. Marme's bright eyes have full lush lashes and open and close smoothly, her cheeks are softly blushed, and her lips are bright red. Her original clothing is clean and bright. Her dainty lace fiche, held in place with a tiny golden brooch, has some slight scattered fraying. Although I could not find a tag, the dress closes in the back with square snaps typical of those used by Alexander. In fact, I do not think this doll has ever been undressed (she still has yellowed tissue paper wrapped around her legs!) and I was hesitant to do so because I did not want to risk damaging her delightful outfit or disturbing her hair. There is a tiny gray faint smudge on her upper right lip and a smaller one on her right cheek. The clothing and hair have no strong or musty odds. Her stringing is still tight and when I very gently lifted the head a little from the socket and sniffed the inside of the body, it smelled a little acrid or faintly sour, but not the eye-watering rotten vomit smell of some early hard plastic dolls.
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