Up for your consideration is a vintage 1956 20 Madame Alexander Cissy doll as found (head detached) with what I believe to be her all-original outfit! She was found in an estate sitting in the bottom shelf of a cabinet. It looked like her clothing had never been removed (or at least not in a very long time). I have not attempted any cleaning.
I have carefully removed all clothing to examine the condition of the doll. This pretty Cissy doll has sandy blonde saran hair with hair pins on either side of the head. The hair is very stiff, almost plastered to her head (feels like someone might have used some kind of hair treatment to stiffen it).
Her face could use a little cleaning. There are also some stains in the hair on the back of the head - possibly from excess wig glue? No cracks or splits on the head. Eyes do stick - movement is very stiff! The eye mechanism must be manipulated from inside the head in order to make the eyes open and close.
Eyelashes all present but a few of the center lashes on both eyes are a bit shorter than the rest. The original rubber band (broken) is still inside the head and of course this means her head will need to be re-strung. The legs are arms seem pretty tight. The body is in great condition - fingers and toes are intact. No splits on any of the parts.
Just some dirt primarily on the arms. I should also mention that for some reason the feet don't seem to rest evenly on a flat surface in the standing position - the right leg seems to be about 1/4 shorter than the left - even though the upper & lower legs on both sides are about the same length. Her outfit consists of a beautiful read straw hat, organdy flocked red polka dot dress, red ribbon sash, white slip, underpants, nylon stockings and red shoes. The red and white flocked organdy polka dot dress is tagged. The dress has a built-in bra or slip top on the bodice and two front buttons.
The dress is nice and stiff - looks like it has never been washed. It is yellowed and there are some stains. There is a small hole in the front of the skirt (slightly on the doll's left side) - please see photo with yellow triangle pointing to the hole.Slight red staining to the back of the right sleeve - probably from the red ribbon sash. The beautiful red straw hat is rolled up in the back and appears to have its original flower, tulle netting and gold elastic chinstrap. No damage to the hat itself but the netting is extremely delicate & fragile and has a few tears. Also one end of the elastic strap was re-attached to the staples underneath with some thread - nearly invisible. The taffeta half-slip, underpants and nylon stockings are in near mint condition - very clean. The elastic waistband is in great condition. Please note elastic on the slip is white and light pink on the panties.
They are just a bit wrinkled. The elastic on the red heeled sandals is a bit loose but otherwise in good condition. The item "VINTAGE 1956 CISSY DOLL With ORGANDY FLOCKED RED POLKA DOT DRESS HAT SLIP SHOES" is in sale since Friday, July 07, 2017.
This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Madame Alexander\Vintage (Pre-1973)\1948-59". The seller is "pt2dgs" and is located in San Mateo, California. This item can be shipped to United States.