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Little Red Riding Hood and Sweet Mary

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Here are soft-bodied Marys and the 1954 Little Red Riding Hood (Who sure is looking good) 

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She has blue intaglio sleep eyes that open and close smoothly, framed by full, uncut lashes with none missing. She also has an open, painted mouth with a felt tongue and two upper teeth. Her facial coloring looks brand new and there are no rubs on her rosy cheeks.

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The box is intact but worn and darkened with age. And as you would expect, just by looking at the box, the doll tag says that it is made by Deluxe Toy Creations, Inc.  N Y 

Red Riding Hood is a beautiful doll who displays very well.

Her blonde hair is in pigtails. The box urges "Shampoo it! Brush it! Comb it! Curl it!" Thankfully, no one has. It's in the original set, clean and soft.

Her dress is cotton and cotton pique with rickrack trim. It looks as though it was styled after the Ideal dresses of the era. It also has a very few tiny brown spots here and there but, for the most part, it's in great shape.

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Shown below are the Christmas Eve, 1954 pictures of Alice Ann and Elizabeth Susan, in Greenfield Missouri.  They each got a new doll that year. 

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1956's Sweet Mary

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From 1956, this is "Sweet Mary", an all rubber body doll, 24" tall, and in her original box, who comes with all her original clothes, right down to her shoes.  She even has her original hat that came with her. She has that "magic skin" latex body which has the feel of real skin. Magic skin is a thin layer of latex that covers a stuffed body. She is a one-piece body construction, has beautiful rooted blonde hair, and beautiful sleep eyes. She has all her clothing; dress, coat, hat, undies, shoes, and socks. Her head is a soft vinyl construction.  The box is very good, has a little fading of the box coloring, but the wording is very legible, the coloring is interesting, red box and purple writing is funky!! In the lower right hand corner reads; "Deluxe Toys 1956". Very nice "Sweet Mary" doll by Deluxe Toys, in her original box, with all her original clothing, in very good condition.

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This beautiful doll was probably offered in the late 1950s or early 1960s. She might be one of those "grocery store girls" so prevalent then. This one looks as if she was never played with.

She's 23" tall with a hard plastic head and kapok-stuffed vinyl body. The body is intact but shows lots of tiny brown spots (that vinyl just did not hold up over time.) Her face, though, is gorgeous.

She has blue intaglio sleep eyes that open and close smoothly, framed by full, uncut lashes with none missing. She also has an open, painted mouth with a felt tongue and two upper teeth. Her facial coloring looks brand new and there are no rubs on her rosy cheeks

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Red Riding Hood comes with a her cape and plastic basket. The cape is very faded. She also comes with a tag pinned to her dress. The price on the tag is $15.98 (which seems a little high for that era, don?t' you think?)

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Many, many thanks to Barbara Womington for all her pictures of her beautiful Red Riding Hood doll. 

 Mary, the Sweetheart Doll

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 24" Mary, The Sweetheart Doll by De Luxe Toy Creations, Inc., Newark, N.J., from the late 1950s. The interesting thing is that the doll's face is a soft vinyl while the rest of the body is the living vinyl, popular during that period.
 
The tag says Mary, the Sweetheart Doll, complete with Beautiful Dress, coat and hat for 14.98.  You know what?  That is an expensive doll in that period.  But isn't she pretty? You would almost guess that she is a Deluxe Doll, with that face, almost the same as the Soft Betty face.

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