Vintage Arranbee Princess Elizabeth Doll

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Description of Doll for Sale

This is a nice example of an Arranbee Princess Elizabeth Doll.  Princess Elizabeth is all composition and is 17 inches tall and was made using an unmarked Arranbee Nancy doll.  She can be seen on pg. 43 of Arranbee Dolls by Suzanne L. DeMillar and Dennis J. Brevik. The pin and the fact the doll is unmarked is Arranbee's attempt to ride the coattails of the very popular Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth doll.  

This doll was made to commemorate Princess Elizabeth when she became the Princess of Wales and heir to England's throne in 1936. Princess Elizabeth is wearing a jeweled silver crown pin. This doll is all original and includes her yellow taffeta gown, bouquet of flowers, pink net capelet, matching taffeta hat and jeweled pin. The brown wig is in the original set, having been protected by her bonnet. She wears her full slip with attached panties, white-knit socks, and gold center-snap shoes.

The doll was very dirty when I receiver her.  I was able to clean her face and wash the dress.  With a little minor touch up she was turned back into a regal all original princess again.  I wouldn't say that this Princess Elizabeth is in mint condition but she is all original, and is certainly in better condition than many 30's composition dolls.  She displays well and would make a fantastic addition to any doll collection. 

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The doll is unmarked but there is a tag on the dress as shown: 

Condition of Doll for Sale

The composition body and head is sound with no cracks or repairs.  There is an overall diffuse tight crazing on the face and body. The paint finish is tight with no signs of paint lifting or flaking.  The doll has NOT been compo craze concealed. 

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The face which was very dirty has some discoloration of the face painting.  (see closeups in the slide show).  The rest of the body has a good overall skin tone with no discoloration.  The fingers are perfect with no repaints, rubs or repairs.  There were some deep cracks in the paint on the tip of the nose that had become discolored.  I added some touch up paint to cover these cracks.  (see pictures) You can click the pictures to see close-ups of the condition.

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The net capelet has many large and small holes.  There are some dark spots on the dress mainly on the back of the dress and especially on the hat.  There are some worn spots on the back of the dress up by the collar.  The rest of the dress is sound with no significant holes.

This is an antique doll that will have some wear and imperfections expected in an antique or vintage doll.  I make every effort to describe all significant flaws in my descriptions and show them in the pictures.  Please read the description fully and examine all the pictures to be sure you understand the condition of the doll.  The pictures can be enlarged to show the doll in great detail.  If you have any questions or would like any additional information on this doll please email me and I will be glad to answer your question.  California residents are responsible for California Sales tax in addition to the purchase price shown.

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Availability: In Stock

Cost Price: $150.00 Shipping & Insurance: $22.00 Dollnum: #278

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The shipping charge includes packaging, insurance and tracking information.  Dolls over $500 will require a signature when they are delivered. I sell and ship only to the continental US (no Alaska and Hawaii).  I often ship by UPS so the shipment must be to an address (no P.O. boxes).

All items are guaranteed to be as described on this page regarding condition, attribution and attire. If you purchase something from me and feel it is not as represented on this page please contact me by phone, email or postmarked letter within three days of receiving the item and I will gladly refund your full payment excluding shipping fees.  To get a refund the item must be returned in it's original condition and with all garments and accessories. If you do not contact me within three days of receiving the item, it is understood by both the buyer and the seller that the item is as described and a return privilege is no longer available.