This adorable vintage "Kim" doll dates from the 1950s and comes ready-to-dress. This doll is from Kim Dolls manufacturing company.

The Kim Dolls was a company of Beehler Arts Ltd, based in NYC.

Other dolls marketed by Beehler include the company names of Virga and Fortune made my Ontario Plastics.

There are plenty of Virga dolls out there, but the Kim Dolls Mfg. line is a little hard to find.

Kim comes in her original blue box which has a cellophane window in the front and reads "Kim, Ready to Dress".

The sides of the lid read "I Sleep-I Have Washable Hair" and "I Walk-See My Many Costumes".

The top and bottom of the lid each read "Kim, Ready to Dress" and "Manufactured by KIM DOLLS, 47 West St., New York City".

The doll's body is made of medium-weight plastic in a light flesh-tone color.

She does not actually walk on her own, but when one leg is moved forward her head moves the same direction.

This gives her a really cute "looking around" effect.

Her blonde hair is in excellent condition and currently held in place by a shiny blue elastic band (this can be slid right off).

Even Kim's face has absolutely adorable rosy cheeks, high, arching eyebrows and ruby-red lips. She goes to sleep (her eyes close) when she is tipped back.

This doll comes with two pairs of original, knit stockings (one short pair and one thigh high pair) as well as the cutest pair of white Mary Jane shoes.

Wearing nothing else but pretty pink bloomers she really is "ready to dress!"

This Kim doll shows a tiny bit of wear and a few light spots on her face and right arm. There are some small spots of glue along her hairline and on her left ear.

The box also shows some light wear commensurate with its age. A "u"-shaped wire bracket grips the doll around the waist holding her perfectly still inside the box.

Overall, the doll and box are in great vintage condition. Make this rare beauty a part of your growing collection.

(The blue band around her head is only there to keep her hair in shape. It is not part of the doll and will be removed when shipped unless you prefer it remain in place until you receive her.)

Measurements:
Doll is 8" tall, 3 1/4" wide (hand to hand), and 1 1/4" deep, (74.3 grams)
Box (w/ lid) is 8 7/8" long, 3 7/8" wide and 2" deep (46.4 grams)
Total weight (Doll in box): 120.7 grams (4.26 oz)


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Vintage 1950s "Ready to Dress" Kim Doll in Original Box

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