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I have listed this doll well below my own cost price (I purchased her many years ago in the USA for over $300) in the hope she will find a happy home where she continues to be looked after.

According to the listing for this Sweet Sue in the doll reference book, 12th Blue Book Dolls and Values Jan Foulke 1995, “All hard plastic and vinyl, some with walking mechanism; some fully jointed including elbows, knees and ankles. 18”. Doll value USD$275-300.” (Or approx. NZD430-470 and valuation 24 years ago; should be worth more now?) There is a picture of Sue on page 57.

A truly fabulous 18”/approx. 46cm tall Sweet Sue is jointed at the elbows and knees. She is a “walker.” She has a few faint markings on her body and a tiny ink(?) mark on her lower back as well as a tiny mark on left buttock. Of course none of this is noticeable when she is dressed!

Sue's hair is auburn and her face is beautiful with lovely working green sleep eyes and coral lips.

Under her gorgeous wedding dress, Sue wears pantaloons and underdress, which are white. The doll stand I have her on is included.

A word about buying dolls, especially vintage dolls: Dolls of this and most other eras eventually need upkeep. Part of the joy of doll collecting is filling those needs as necessary and preserving and sometimes even improving a lovely doll. If you are after a new doll, or a doll a little one can play with in the normal rambunctious way of children, this won't be for you.

This Sue is over 60 years old, likely closer to 70. The fact that she is still lovely after 60-70 years shows that she has been fortunate enough to have been loved and maintained from time to time. It does not mean she will never need a repair, restringing or "work done."

The dolls I am listing are part of my selective (i.e, not extensive!) personal collection. My daughter no longer wants them displayed in her room so I am (reluctantly) moving them on. They are described to the best of my ability (I am not a seasoned dolls expert) & are sold 'as is'. Please read the questions and answers for this listing.
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  • Seller location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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