I am delighted to announce that Part Two of an amazing Grecon Doll Collection is now up for sale at long last!
The majority of the 75 Grecon dolls have had some repair or damage, and they have been priced accordingly.
If you are a great fan of Grecon dolls and you are also clever with a needle and cotton, there are some super bargains to be had and it is a great opportunity to boost your Grecon doll collection. I had hoped to have had these up for sale by the beginning of this week but due to the sheer volume of dolls, it took many more hours of photographing, observing, measuring, researching, etc. than I had originally anticipated!
Some have been cleverly repaired, such as this c1930s/40s Grecon doll with a material covered button head. His original legs and feet are long gone, but someone has beautifully created him new legs and the illusion of feet by covering the end wires with a different colour wool. I had at first wondered if he was a Tomac doll (you can see some further down this post) who were always made with button heads, as I had always assumed that all Grecon dolls had stuffed material heads...even the pre-war versions. But his drawn on facial features were not quite like the usual Tomac facial features (they traditionally have an open mouth and eyes looking to the side)...so I was well and truly baffled.
And then as I had begun to photograph all the dolls, I realised that this little boy with a Grecon lead melon foot (melon feet were believed to have been used on the early c1930s/40s Grecon dolls) was of the exact same construction ie. button head, plus his facial features were almost identical. A quick email to a KT Miniatures' customer who has a vast collection of Grecons, confirmed that she too had some early Grecon dolls with button heads. So there you go... I have learnt something new!
Then there are these vintage Grecon dolls who had lost both feet but who had cleverly been given new legs and feet. However the feet have been created in two different ways. The Grecon Grandpa had the end of his woollen bound feet painted in brown paint to create the illusion of shoes. The later Grecon doll (don't you just love her bright c1970s/80s dress), has had the end of her legs bound in a darker blue thread than her leg binding, to create the illusion of shoes. Very clever! Just goes to show how you can bring new life to damaged dolls and make them quite acceptable once again to be used in your old dolls house.
There are some vintage Tomac dolls too available with this collection, all in uniform...as you can see above. Ok, they may have lost a foot or two and been given replacment legs but the Tomac Brownie, Girl Guide and Cub Scout dolls are so rare to find these days, that I am quite sure that someone out there will want to give this lad and two lasses a new home.
This particular collection belonged to a lady who had been collecting Grecon dolls since her childhood in the 1950s, culminating in a much loved collection of over 150 dolls. It is now her family's wish that these little dolls go to new homes where they will continue to be appreciated and cherished. Due to the sheer volume of dolls, I decided to split the collection into two parts. Part One went up for sale last week and mostly included the dolls that were either in excellent conditon or a good condition.As mentioned above, Part Two includes all the other dolls - some are in reasonable condition and others are repaired or damaged in some way. But every single one needs a home.
There are still 14 dolls up for sale in the first part of the Grecon collection (seen above), most of these are in a relatively good condition and have been priced accordingly. As long as there is no RESERVE or SOLD sign next to the doll listing, it should be available. Why not take a peek and see if you would like to take on one of these lovelies and give them a new home.