Friday, 2 April 2010

Grecon Dolls

If you are a lover of these little vintage Grecon Dolls, then you may be interested in a whole load that have just come in that are currently going up for sale on KT Miniatures.

They belonged to an elderly lady who worked for Galt in London and it is assumed that this is where they came from as apparently Galt did sell Grecon dolls. I often find Grecon dolls very difficult to date, however several of these are quite distinctively dressed and there is no doubt that they derive from the latter part of the 20th century! What is quite remarkable, is that they are simply in pristine condition, never having been played with but instead stored away carefully in a box! The lady who owned these has sadly passed and the new owner who inherited them knew that they were very special and want all of these to go to a good home. Judging by the speed in which these are being snapped up, I am left in no doubt that these are going to be well treasured!

I love some of the hair styles of the little girls....very trendy and some of these have imitation hair instead of the normal woollen hair that all previous Grecon dolls would have had. I am assuming these were the more modern of the bunch? There are still more to be listed and there will be a considerable few with some real whacky 1970s outfits!

Also, you may be interested to know that their shoes are very different in so much as many of the  larger shoes have no heel however several do but judging from the style of the clothes, these have all been made around the 1960s/1970s, possibly early 1980s?  Also some of the smaller shoes do have heels but some don't....even some dolls with matching outfits (so made at the same time) have different style shoes to each other......there does not seem to be a dinstinctive rule?  Every single doll (and there are 60 of them) have a label on the back that states "Grecon Made In England".


Sandra Morris said...

Oh, these are really lovely. And they look so small.......what height are they?


KT MIniatures said...

They are pretty small Sandra, with adult dolls about 3 1/4" in height and younger dolls ranging from about 2" plus. So they are more or less 1/16th scale although many collectors use them in their vintage 1/12th scale houses. Even though they are very simply made out of wire bound with wool, stuffed material heads and lead feet, I love them!

donahuecharlesh said...

Good morning. I was wondering about a couple of Grecon dolls that I have. A pair, bride and groom. Do you know the value? Thanks