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Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:50 PM

Vague memory from my childhood...dolls wearing dresses from different countries.

My grandfather would send them to me, they were my "fancy dolls", but eventually my mother got rid of them as they got tattered.


I wish I still had them. I have the impression they were some sort of promotional item he got from a gas station maybe?

Does anybody know what I'm talking about?

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Reply Vague memory from my childhood...dolls wearing dresses from different countries. (Original post)
Coventina Jun 2019 OP
LakeArenal Jun 2019 #1
Coventina Jun 2019 #2
LakeArenal Jun 2019 #3
jberryhill Jun 2019 #7
LakeArenal Jun 2019 #8
procon Jun 2019 #4
jberryhill Jun 2019 #5
Coventina Jun 2019 #9
Tanuki Jun 2019 #6

Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:54 PM

1. I used to have Ginny Dolls that came from all over.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 05:57 PM

2. These were kind of like Barbie dolls, in that they didn't look like babies.

But they definitely weren't Barbies.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:03 PM

3. I tried to post an image of Ginny Dolls.. wouldn't let me..

But Google and Etsy and Ebay have lots of Ginny Dolls

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:48 PM

7. Creepy

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #7)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 07:47 PM

8. We also had these over our beds.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:10 PM

4. My sister has a doll collection like that.

All our relatives knew to buy her gift dolls to add to her collection. They were not the sort of dollies little girls played with, they were displayed in a glass curio cabinet and only rarely removed for admiring fans. Each doll had a beautifully detailed national costume and came with a display stand. I gave her a Geisha doll that came with a red kimono for a birthday gift.

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:31 PM

5. ARCO Dolls of the World



Many sets on EBay. Knock yourself out.

The full set is 12.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 08:06 PM

9. YES! Those are the dolls I had! Thanks!!!!

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Response to Coventina (Original post)

Sun Jun 23, 2019, 06:33 PM

6. Madame Alexander dolls, perhaps?

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