Oct 082013

One of the many Cissy gift sets that were available.

The following giftsets are pictured in the book “Cissy: Identification & Price Guide”
by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz, as well as Patricia Smith’s book “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls, Second Series.”

1956 – Cissy Takes a Trip – FAO Schwartz
Doll wears a black and white flared skirt with taffeta lining, red cancan petticoat, white pique blouse with Peter Pan collar, bolero jacket, white straw hat, black sandals, nylon stockings. Other pieces include: blue sleeveless full-skirted net gown with lace trim at hem and neckline and a flower at each shoulder, with underskirt of lace-trimmed taffeta; hooped organdy petticoat; silver evening slippers; red print cotton sundress with white rick-rack and large matching bow; flowered mules; nylon stockings; handbag; gloves; sunglasses; lace trimmed silk nightgown; flowered nylon negligee; comb, brush & mirror. All packed in a 24″ x 12″ x 11″ metal-covered wooden trunk.

1957 – Cissy Takes a Trip – FAO Schwartz
Doll wears a flared skirt, striped cotton tailored blouse, chatelaine watch, cloche hat, black strap sandals, nylon hose. Other pieces include: evening gown with short puffed sleeves, underskirt, hooped petticoat; gold evening slippers; cotton print full-skirted sundress with rick-rack trim; flowered mules; flower-trimmed fan; handbag; sunglasses; slacks; white nylon lace-trimmed blouse; pale pink rayon satin nightie with lace, rosebuds & satin ribbon trim; sheer flowered organdy negligee with short sleeves, lace trim; mules; comb, brush & mirror. All packed in a 24″ tall trunk.
Note: some of these pieces are pictured in color in the book “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl.

1960 – Royal Tour Trousseau – FAO Schwartz
Doll wears gold brocade gown with Order of the Garter, taffeta hoop petticoat, long white gloves, tiara, earrings, ring and bracelets. Other pieces include: afternoon tea dress; print dress; cloak; sports slacks; silk nightie; robe; chemise; shoes; mules; stockings and accessories. All packed in a 24″ metal covered trunk.

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