Sunday, April 30, 2017

*Reader Photos* White Body Molly


She has held up well over the years.







-Madelon

18 comments:

  1. Molly is such a cute doll. Her collection always intimidated me as a child because it was so spot on with WW II. I just remember seeing her in all the catalogs with her paper dolls, jump rope, birthday cake, roller skates etc. Thinking back now it was just a really good doll collection. I was able to buy her in 2014 finally as a last option to salvage what was left of the Mattel version collection. Then years later I found a white body Molly in an Estate Sale. I was shocked to see her for $45 in perfect condition no clothes and loose limbs but great condition. She was a steal and looka similar to yours. I now have a new appreciation for her and Pleasant Company. She looks so different from my 2014 Molly. I love the differences and similarities between the two dolls. Miss her older collection which was also up for grabs but I did not see it until it was already sold. Now I wish I had asked my parents for her things sooner so I would've had a chance to own the quality pieces. Now I just look at Molly and smile at all the memories she held. Thank you for sharing. Love her dress too. It fits her time period so well.

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    1. That's a great find, Ticia!!

      I found a white-bodied Addy for my niece last year for $40. I couldn't believe it.

      I always wanted Kirsten's winter outfit set; that was always my favorite.

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    2. Thank you, I was surprised myself. I know Felicity had a beige body and she came before Addy, but you are the second person to mention a white body Addy. I did not even know Addy was made in Germany for her prototype along with her dress. I wish Pleasant Rowland did a book of the creation of Pleasant Company to clear up any urban legends. American Girl has books out but they seem to lack a lot of facts concerning the early years.

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    3. That would be a fun book to read!

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  2. Thank you Ticia! I am on the hunt for her early collection, and Samantha's. 2017 has not been my favorite year for American Girl. I am so glad you were able to find her for $45. I agree that her collection was really good -including the stories. It is hard to find her early pieces. I look on EBay, but they are expensive and you can't tell exactly what they look like. There are too many savvy doll shoppers in Maryland! Madelon

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  3. My Kirsten says hi to your Molly!! Molly's in great shape! Did you restring/stuff Molly? My Kirsten can't really stand on her own anymore, her legs have gotten very loose and her stuffing is pretty smooshed from many years of loving.

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    1. Same here with my white body Kirsten. Does the AG hospital restuff? That would be a nice service.

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    2. No, this is the way she came. I got lucky! Madelon

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    3. Ticia - that'd be nice if they did! I think they just do replacements though. She could use a good restringing and restuffing, which seems easy enough to do. It's the removing the head part that makes me hesitate, lol.

      Madelon - your Molly is wonderful!! I always liked Molly. If I had gotten another doll as a child it would have been her.

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  4. Your white-bodied Samantha is so pretty Madelon - thank you for sharing such a lovely doll ^_^

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    1. Thank you so much! Madelon

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  5. Thank you Madelon.

    My daughters and I love all the older collections. They would love to have Kit's treehouse, and Molly's camp.

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    1. I have been on the hunt for Kit's treehouse and Molly's tent for a long time. I can't imagine the shipping on the treehouse. Madelon

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    2. Kit's treehouse has been surfacing a lot on Craigslist lately in the NY/NJ area. Some are expensive but I've seen some for $100-125.

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  6. Beautiful doll! I really love the Pleasant Company Historical dolls!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate them much more now. Madelon

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  7. I love her eyes! Molly was my first doll and still my favorite historical doll.

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    1. I wish I had her whole collection! Madelon

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