August has now whizzed by and I can't believe it is several weeks since I last posted on here, but life has been filled with lots of little distractions of late ie. grandchildren, which has been keeping me from my desk. But now it is time to knuckle down once again and get back to business.
Today, I have put up for sale a number of Grecon dolls (plus three Tomac dolls). Some of the Grecon's are quite rare but they are all rather delightful. They are part of a collection that I have acquired which belonged to a lady who actually worked in the dolls house department of Hamleys (the famous toy shop in London) during the early 1950s. She allowed her son to play with one or two so some are in a played with condition, but I have to say that most are in an excellent condition. Probably due to the fact that they have been kept in storage for decades.
Grecon Tennis Dolls
There are three Grecon tennis players, two males and one female.
Each male doll is dressed in off white felt shirt and shorts, plus each have a belt with mock buttons made from beads. This handsome chap is in excellent condition
Each doll has the GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back.
This guy has clearly had some damage to the wool binding on his right arm, but from the front it is not really noticeable.
He also has had some repair to the back of his left leg but at a glance is not noticeable.
This young lady is dressed in an off white felt tennis dress.
She has plaited blonde woollen hair with green woollen bows plus an off white felt tennis dress.
I am pleased to say that her modesty is completely protected and she has rather pretty lace knickers.
Then of course there are their wire and thread racquets...aren't they wonderful!
Posh Elderly Lady Grecon Doll
This old lady just makes me smile, she has such character and I have not come across one quite like her before. She appears to be in perfect condition and has never been played with.
She has a green felt jacket with bead buttons, long floral skirt, a very posh hat and even an umbrella.
Just look at that posh hat with the decorative detail. She really is a grand old lady.
Her umbrella is made from metal wire and red gingham fabric.
Her snazzy purple painted lead shoes match her purple petticoat.
On the back of her skirt she has the GRECON LITTLE-PEOPLE MADE IN ENGLAND label.
Grecon Cowboy Doll
I have not handled one of these cowboy Grecon dolls before in such immaculate condition. I don't think he has ever been played with.
He has rather splendid felt jodhpurs and matching waistcoat plus hat.
His yellow shirt is made from yellow wool.
I love all the little details such as his studded green belt (studs are beads), his cuffs with bead buttons, his scarf and of course a lasso fixed to his side.
His large felt cowboy hat really does enhance his appearance.
Grecon Waitress Doll
This waitress Grecon doll comes in a light blue felt dress with bead button detail, white fabric apron, matching cuffs and hat.
Grecon Cook Doll
She has a magnificent cook's hat.
Boy Scout Grecon Doll
He is missing the tiny red tassel off his right sock, the bead and sequin buckle off his belt and his cord lanyard, but otherwise he is in superb condition, and rather lovely.
Grecon Austrian/Bavarian Doll
Here pink felt bodice is rather fetching and the imitation woollen flower detail in her plaited hair is rather attractive.
Unusual Grecon Male Doll Holding Duster With Bowler Hat
I have not come across a Grecon doll before holding a duster. He also has a bowler hat, and white handkerchief in a top pocket detail.
He has such character...am wondering if maybe he was meant to be something like a chauffeur, as he is dressed in a blue jacket, with shirt and tie detail, so quite dapper.
Grecon Horse Rider Doll
This is a female Grecon doll dressed in riding clothes, complete with horse whip.
She really looks the part in her felt jodhpurs, brown jacket, woollen yellow shirt and black riding hat.
Three Tomac Dolls
Amongst the collection are these three Tomac dolls, similar to Grecon dolls, as they have wire limbs bound in wool and lead feet. But their lead feet are huge, much larger than the Grecons which you can see higher up this page. Their heads are covered buttons so a different shape to the stuffed heads of Grecon dolls. They also have very distinctive drawn on eyes, which always look to the right. Aren't they lovely!
As you can see, there is a female dressed in Scottish costume holding a dog - she does have a slightly damaged leg, which has come unbound. The chap in the middle is dressed in Scottish costume and the third doll is dressed in Austrian/Bavarian costume.
All the dolls can be found on this page:
Vintage Kaybot Plaster Food
There are quite a few pieces of vintage plaster Kaybot food, most are in excellent condition.
Their colour is still so vibrant, probably because they have been kept in a box for decades. These can be found on the following page:
So there we are, aren't they lovely!
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the photos.