Over the weekend a package came in with a new addition to my ever growing family. The package was for what was listed on Ebay as an "Original 1964 Allan Doll."
When I opened the box, initially I was upset. I had in my hand, what appeared to me, to be a vintage reproduction Allan. It's condition was far too good to be vintage. Once I got him home, I compared him with my reproduction Allan, and I realized then that I did in fact have a vintage model. Some little girl back in the 1960's didn’t like Allan, and kept him in a box it looks like. lol.
This Allan came with a small check pattern sport coat, teal green slacks, yellow t-shirt, a red cap, brown pattern shorts, and pair of brown and white vintage loafers (Oh, and one Ken shirt hanger). All of the clothes are cute, but they are obviously hand made. Probably made from the official Ken patterns back in the mid 60's. The jacket is adorable, and fully lined. I am happy to include this in my collection. (the rest, no so much. lol) All of this for only $13 on Ebay. THIS is why I love Ebay so much.
On another note, I have also recently won a brunette painted hair Ken. From the auction pictures he looks like he is in good condition as well. So, I am looking forward to that. The best part, he was only $5.87. Once he arrives, I will own almost all of the pre-1967 Barbie Line Male dolls.
The only doll I won’t have at that point, is a vintage flocked hair Ken. I will have to see about acquiring one of those as well. My main reason for not having won one of those is, most i have seen listed for a reasonable price are in need of repair. The flocking on the hair is usually worn, and this model was notorious for having loose arm joints.
ANYWAY, I suppose that is all for now. Just a quick update in my doll collecting life. I will post more pictures soon.
Adventures in Vintage-Land. - Just added a new boy to the family
Where plastic boys are King... Or Queen even.
16 May 2011 @ 09:11 am
Just added a new boy to the family