Hi, and welcome to Kruger's Deluxe Doll House.
I don't just have the Deluxe Reading dolls, but I have so many of the high heeled fashion dolls, that like the deluxe
packages found in the stores, this house is becoming deluxe also....way too much so.
My first dolls were just regular
baby dolls, some with the miracle vinyl that now look like really weird kids; black skin and white heads. That miracle vinyl
is a miracle if it is still in one piece. I had two, a boy and a girl, and only the girl is still in one piece. I found out
from my Dad last year, that when he found the boy, he was worn-out, and went out to the dump. I about cried. I could have
obtained a new body, but there is no way to replace that head.
My 22" doll, under Susan and Suzanne, is an Eegee doll.
I sent in her armhooks to an appraiser, and she thought she was a generic Ideal. Time found out that wasn't the case. That's
nice, but she's still just Susan.
I have an 18" Revlon, and I thought I also had a Little Miss Revlon, but lo and
behold, she's a Coty; that's ok also. But my Betty the Bride probably started this. I begged for her that Christmas, and I
only wanted the store display. Dad was a teacher, I don't know what strings he pulled, but she was there in all her glory
on Christmas morning waiting for me. Mom said she hung on to that box until it just wasn't worth saving anymore. I can't believe
she threw it away, everything else is still there!
My sister is like a lot of other little sisters. When I
started working with ebay, she wanted dolls like I had when I was growing up. She said that she always wanted one like mine.
Well, now she has them...all of them......!
These large girls take up a lot of room, but they are addictive. We have
one of each, and a pair, and a spare, and one MIB, and one ruined, and one to fix......and ......and......you get it.
These dolls are not for
They are my
own private collection, and along with pictures that I borrow, and have donated to my site, they are for your information
Most of these dolls will show up in a doll book, as a small picture, or are entirely ignored.
The Deluxe Dolls were sold only in grocery store chains, and are not in the Christmas catalogues, like Wards, Penny's, or
Sears...There are no catalogues for them, and most of their information is lost in time.
Enjoy your brouse through, and garner the information that you need to help identify
your lost doll. I'm not a doll expert, and I can't do appraisals.
The value of your doll is determined by what you want to pay
for her, or what somone else wants to pay for replacing a memory that they have from the past.
I hope everyone enjoys the hours of research that I have done, and share with you.
Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.