Vintage 1930s Ideal 27" Shirley Temple "Curly Top Doll. Outstanding Clean Condition, "Mint" Tagged Dress & Slip, in Original Box! Referenced in Tonya Bervaldi-Camaratta's book, "Shirley Temple Dolls & Collectibles, " page 62.
This is a vintage 1930s Ideal Shirley Temple composition 27 doll that is in beautiful clean condition. Aside from her unfortunate crackled right eye, the rest of her is exquisite. Shirley's "Curly Top" dress and slip are both in "mint" condition, and her original box is whole, complete, and is also in excellent condition.
An extremely well taken cared for doll! Shirley's wig is clean and full of curls. Face painting is perfect, glancing sleep eyes work perfectly (left eye is crackled), has a full set of eyelashes, and her composition head has no crazing or blemishes except for a small crack on her left eyelid. Appears to be all original. Shirley's composition body has no crazing, breaks, or cracks.Typical paint flaking near her arm and leg joints, and minimal surface marks. She is correctly marked COP Ideal N&TCo. " on the back of her neck, and "27 (backwards), Ideal Doll, Made in USA on her back. Stringing is good, yet suggest you always keep her on a stand, limbs are extremely heavy. Composition appears to be all original.
Shirley's adorable "Curly Top" dress is in like-new condition. Dress has never been washed, fabric retains is full body and crispness, knife-pleats are perfect and crisp, all original ribbons are still attached, original buttons are still firmly factory attached, rayon Shirley Temple tag is perfect and still neatly sewn at its seam, along with its original perfect size tag. Her original onesie slip is in the same unblemished condition, and also retains its original perfect size tag (please see photo). Dress and slip are not as bright as when new and are now a uniform light cream color.Shirley's shoes and socks are also in excellent condition. Original Shirley Temple celluloid pin is also included (forgot to photograph). The larger 27 Shirley Temple doll's box is a corrugated box with a lid. 2606 is stamped on the lid, 2027 is stamped on the bottom of the box, on the side of the box written in pencil is 134 Blue and is stamped Inspected by No. The lid and box are whole, secured on all four sides. The lid does show some wear; a tear on one length side, and two tears on the other length side.
Otherwise, in clean outstanding condition. I have taken a lot of photos, but could only include 12.
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I strive to sell the best of the best and to provide you with accurate descriptions. The item "Vintage 1930s Ideal Shirley Temple Composition Curly Top 27 Doll" is in sale since Friday, January 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\Ideal\Shirley Temple". The seller is "8raven" and is located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.