This is a 1938 Deanna Durbin doll by Ideal still in her original box. She is the hard to get 20 size. This doll was an award winner, as she took First Place in a little town doll show in 1944, and she is still wearing her First Place ribbon from that show. Her previous owner sewed her a bunch of other clothes to accompany her to the show and they are in the bottom of the box.I have never changed her clothes, she is still in her factory dress. She is all original and gorgeous. She has a very small amount of crazing typical of these dolls. Not the tiny overall crazing, just 3 or 4 long lines on her face(a couple down by her mouth, and one that runs down her nose and across her cheek). She does not have much crazing on her body, arms, or legs.
She has not had any touch up or concealers. Her beautifiul human hair wig is still in factory set, never been combed out or messed up(it still has the factory pins in it). Her face is just beautiful, as she still has all her coloring which includes eye makeup, rosey cheeks, and perfect red lips. She still has her felt tongue and her teeth too.
Her eyes open and close easily. One eye looks a little crazed and might have been oiled at one time, since it appears darker than her other eye which is blue when you shine a light in them. The later dolls had brown eyes, but hers are blue. She has her factory painted fingernails and she has all her fingers(no nibbles, breaks, or chews). She is wearing her factory original dress complete with the satin ribbons on the shoulders.
Someone snipped off the Ideal tag at the waist line and covered it with the First Place Ribbon from the show she was in, but you can still see where it was. She has her slip, her onsie underwear, and her shoes and socks. She still has her original Deanna Durbin pin on the front of her dress.She comes to you in her original box which has had some corner repairs, etc. The lid is missing a piece of the end edge, but it covers her box top. She even still has one of the pieces of factory tissue paper. Check out my other auctions for more great deals.
The item "Deanna Durbin RARE 1938 20 Ideal Doll in box, ALL ORIGINAL with pin" is in sale since Thursday, June 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Ideal\Other Ideal Dolls". The seller is "collectabills" and is located in Saint Clair, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.