This sweet baby doll is American Character’s “Tiny Tears” from the 1950’s, a drink and wet baby doll that every little girl dreamed of bringing home or finding under the tree during the holidays! She is a 13 Baby and in beautiful condition. One of the rarest Tiny Tears you will find, Here is why. She was made in late 1957, early 1958 when American Character transitioned their “hands down” Rubber bodied dolls to all VINYL bodied dolls, shortly after this, the hands were also turned outward or to their side. The rubber “hands down” bodied dolls are very desirable among serious collectors, and the vinyl “hands down” bodied dolls are even harder to come by since they were only produced for a very short time. This means this sweet baby’s body will last for as long as she is here, while the rubber bodies tended to deteriorate or crack after time. In 1959, American Character patented their “Rock A Bye” eye feature on Tiny Tears, which allowed the baby to keep her eyes open while laid down, but if you rock her gently side to side her eyes would close as if falling asleep. This pretty baby has open and close eyes (as opposed to closing slowly), which dates her to pre 1959. Lastly, she is the very rare DARK Brunette haired doll which is a lovely contrast to her high color. The very dark hair is hard to find. This sweet baby still lets out a strong cry if you squeeze her belly. Her beautiful dark hair is thick and curly and styled as it was from the factory. Tiny has gorgeous cerulean blue open and close eyes with all her lashes, vibrant perfect “High Color” face paint with rosy cheeks (a couple extremely tiny marks in her color of her cheeks which do not detract) , she appears to not have been played with much if at all, she is in fabulous condition. Tiny Tears is dressed in her original factory – hard to find complete outfit, the Dimity pink stripe dress, bonnet (Reproduction), White slip with pink trim and lace edge, diaper cover and white socks with pink trim and rubber bootie shoes. The outfit is lovely condition. She also has her diaper on. This gorgeous baby is one of the most RARE and pristine Tiny Tears we have had, and perfectly ready for display or cuddling. WE WILL BE LISTING SEVERAL of our most PRISTINE Vintage and antique dolls EVER in the next couple weeks. Rare, hard to find, beautiful dolls that will make perfect holiday gifts for the serious, discerning doll collector. The dolls have all been extremely well loved and well cared for, many include their original layettes, furniture and accessories. Most of the items are from the 1920’s, 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. Please keep in mind, this dates them to anywhere from 60-90 years old! Many, if not most, of the items are in remarkable condition despite their age. The owner of these dolls is now retiring and downsizing their estate, after several years of doll collecting. The dolls are display ready unless otherwise indicated. Please read ALL descriptions and view photos using the zoom feature, we are happy to answer any questions that might not be already answered in the listings. If you feel we have left an important detail to you out of the description, DO send us a message so we can answer and concern or question that is important to you. We are NOT Doll experts or antique dealers, but try to list items accurately to our vision or knowledge. Please note that due to the age of the dolls and being antique or vintage, they are somewhat delicate in most cases and best suited for collectors to display rather than for play by a child. The owner of the dolls has a smoke FREE and pet FREE home. We include several pictures of items from all angles in each listing using a high def camera and inmost cases, NATURAL LIGHTING for the clearest photos possible. The item “BRUNETTE 1958 American Character 13 Tiny Tears Baby Doll 25 pc RAREST Minty WOW” is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\American Character\Tiny Tears”. The seller is “emmytogs” and is located in Marysville, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.
- Brand: American Character
- Type: Doll
- Features: Vintage
- Material: Vinyl
- Doll Gender: Girl Doll
- Doll Size: 13 in
- Recommended Age Range: Adult Collector
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