Very Vintage Shirley Temple Doll with Rare Script Signature Pin & Peach Pink Dress VGC (1957-63). This is a very vintage, all original beautiful high color 15 Shirley Temple Doll by Ideal Corp. She made her debut around 1957 and although Ideal still produced the Shirley doll in other sizes, (from what information I read) by 1963 Ideal made only the 15 size. She is now over 70 years old and looks like she has aged so well, very little if any play time.
I wish I had her box! She has a beautiful face with adorable dimples, color still good, with hazel sleep eyes that still work. Her eyes have top lashes with painted lashes under the eye, and brown brows.
Her Saran hair is still in it's original set, still in the hairnet, sporting a black hair bow, secured by several original bobby pins. She is marked in 2 places, "Ideal Doll ST-15-N" on the back of the neck and "Ideal Doll ST-15" on her back.
She has a vinyl head and hard plastic body. She has an open mouth with an upper row of pretty white teeth.
Her body is in fantastic shape with nice tight joints. The line around her middle came from the elastic in her undies, and would not come off. Perhaps there's a secret to removing this kind of marking.
Her labeled outfit is all original, right down to the script signature pin, very rare to see these days. I've seen her dress in several colors, blue, green, and red (see my last pic from the internet of Shirley Temple in the box with the red version of this dress). In my search I did not see this color, the peach pink. Initially I thought her dress was faded, but there are no signs of fading. Like in the gathered skirt of her dress, or under the collar, it's all the same color, no hint of red, see pics near the end.Miss Shirley is quite gorgeous in her cotton peach pink dress with black rick-rack trim and velvet waist sash. Let's not forget that rare script signature pin on this dress! This little doll is wearing cute cotton undies that may have been white at one time but slightly aged color now. Finally, she has (aged) white socks and original Ideal shoes, labeled on bottom.
The straps fit tight but remarkably have no tears. Please zoom in on all the pictures, which serve as part of my description. I do not have the doll's original box or hang tag. Miss Shirley will be in a sturdy box when it's time for her to travel. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets".
The seller is "jabe6789" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.