An outstanding 18" Shirley Temple with large wardrobe and original trunk. This Shirley Temple doll is from ca 1935. This older model is adorable with wonderful chubby cheeks. She's in fabulous condition! Her original mohair blonde wig with the slight pink hue (strawberry blonde) is thick and full and still in the original set with the original hair ribbon. The back is a little flat from laying while stored. The storage has kept her well preserved. She has wonderful peaches and cream complexion with beautiful original rosy cheeks. Her hazel sleep eyes have been enhanced and look very pretty. She has full lashes. Her lips still retain all the original color.
Her composition throughout is in very good condition, with only very minor crazing near the original Ideal factory Shirley Temple mark on her back. There are a couple of minor craze lines on her legs and one on her neck. Nothing worrisome - she is simply remarkable. Even the original blush on her knees and chest is still rosy. Her adorable face is completely craze free and no compo lifting anywhere!
She has her original trunk in terrific shape and it is packed with lots of goodies! Her wardrobe includes 6 dresses, a jump suit, an umbrella, her original slip, socks and shoes and original early Shirley Temple button. Her featured dress is the multi- colored loop dress which is in near mint condition. It has the NRA tag which is nice and bright. I just now spotted a couple of small specks on the collar which will wash out. Her original pin is attached.
The next pretty dress is her tagged baby blue party dress which is in excellent condition. I see nothing wrong other than the tag is a little faded. This dress came in four different styles, this is the most desirable with the intricate embroidery on the collar. The third dress is an original Ideal Shirley Temple blue dimity music dress from the movie "Our Little Girl", it is in good wearable and displayable condition. When checking closely I found there are a couple of very small holes on the back.
The red polka dot dress is original but not in good condition. It is from the movie "Stand up and Cheer", I just through in. It is in need of repair as there are several tears. The remaining two dresses look to be from the same period and almost good enough to fool. I think they were home made using Shirley Temple patterns. One in fact looks as if it was partly made with fabric from an original dress. There is also the sailor dress which looks very sweet on her. The mint green jumpsuit is original and in fair condition having lost the tag and is faded in color as it appears to have been laundered several times. It still looks cute on her. Her umbrella is in very good shape and opens and closes properly.
Her white cotton one piece pantie-slip undergarment is in excellent condition. She has original socks and shoes which are both in excellent condition as well.
The wooden trunk is constructed with dove tails and reinforced on all the corners with metal, the leather handle is missing. The exterior is in excellent condition having no water stains and only a few scuff marks. It's much nicer than most trunks I've seen. I don't have key so I do not close the center latch, though it will probably lock and unlock without the key. The two outer latches keeps the trunk closed tightly. The trunk is decorated with the original stickers from various Shirley movies. The inside has a sliding metal hanging bar and it has 5 original hangers! These are often missing in these old trunks. The interior is quite nice and in wonderful condition. It has the original cardboard drawers which slide in and out easily.
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