Nov 262013

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19551957195819591960-62Year Unknown

Note: the number at the end of the description refers to the source where a photo of the outfit may be found. See legend at bottom of page.
For sleepwear, outerwear, underwear and accessory paks, please see the listing by style and color.

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#? – Separates ensemble of white midriff top with navy polka dots; matching skirt; navy shorts; white long beach jacket with short sleeves; white or natural straw hat. Also sold without the skirt.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#? – Velveteen pants with side closure, gold elastic waistband; cardigan sweater has corduroy front with floral print, solid color sleeves and back of wool jersey or velveteen. Color variations exist. Color in #7
#? – Navy blue taffeta dress with tulle cap sleeves, dropped waist, black braid trim at neckline and where skirt meets bodice; navy blue straw hat with red flowers; pearl necklace.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#? – Embroidered white silk pongee gown with sweetheart neckline, trimmed at neckline with tulle ruffle matching the deep tulle flounce of the skirt, large red rose at waistline; matching white stole; full white taffeta slip; lace chemise; cameo earrings; single stone necklace; solitaire ring; stockings; gold sandals. Color in #2

#? – White sweater; black flared skirt with studded waistband; black hat with veil; pearl necklace; red sling-back shoes; dog on leash. Color in #4 and #7

#? – Cardigan sweater with trim at neckline and sleeve ends; red faille skirt. Pieces sold separately. B&W in #7

#? – Pale blue tulle (?) gown with blue dots, large pink rose at waist; pearl necklace and earrings. B&W in #3

#? – Cotton day dress has pink stripes splashed with roses (horizontal on bodice, vertical on skirt), short puffed sleeves. Color in #7 and #8

#2007 – 1956 – Aqua velveteen pants; white cardigan sweater has multicolored floral trim at cuffs and on right shoulder; black contour belt with scalloped lower edge; sunglasses. Color in #7 and #8

#2012 – A. Rose taffeta dress with dropped waist, three quarter sleeves, low neckline, gathered bustline; pillbox hat with white flowers; nylon stockings; sling-back sandals; solitaire ring. Color in #2
B. Red satin dress, same as above with small brooch at bustline; white hat with red flowers. B&W in #4

#2014 – Pink & white striped cotton shirtwaist dress, three-quarter sleeves with cuffs, small black bow at collar; black contour belt; black velvet hat with flowers and veil; white cancan petticoat; nylon stockings; black sling-back sandals; hatbox.
Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc. and eBay seller franklin2000.
#2016 – Day dress with rows of pink roses (vertical on bodice, horizontal on skirt), dropped waist, short puffed sleeves; dark pink satin sash at waistline; straw purse & hat. Boxed fashion.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll

#2017 – Teal blue, aqua or red taffeta dropped waist dress; cancan petticoat; black velvet bolero; black velvet hat with flowers and veil; rhinestone bracelet; purse; nylon stockings; high heeled sandals. Color in #2, #7 and #8. Also available as same pattern with dress and bolero in deep green taffeta, with green elastic-strap heels.

#2018? – Rose velveteen (?) coat with rounded collar, three buttons; white voile dress printed with tiny flowers in pink, rose & green; velvet belt; natural straw hat trimmed with flowers and red satin ribbon; rick-rack trimmed slip; nylon panties; stockings; sandals. Color in #2

#2019 – White with red dotted organdy shirtwaist dress with three quarter sleeves with cuffs; red ribbon belt; full crinoline slip with ribbon ruffles and net; red straw hat with flowers and veil; hatbox; stockings; red elastic-strap sandals. Color in #2, #6, #7 and #8

#2020 – V-necked, short sleeved satin dress in various colors, often shades of golden yellow; matching swing coat; tulle hat; pearl or beaded necklace; stockings; sandals; purse.
Cissy #2021 by Madame Alexander #2021 – V-necked, short sleeved satin dress and matching swing coat in two tone color combination (often seen as aqua dress with ivory coat); large bow tie; nylon stockings; high heeled strap sandals. Color in #3 and #6

#2025 – Pink or pale blue taffeta ankle-length dancing dress with unpressed pleated nylon tulle skirt, lace over taffeta bodice with cap sleeves; wide sash and corsage at waist; flowers in hair; solitaire ring; gold sling back shoes; stockings. Color in #2 and #7

#2027 – Black & white checked circular skirt, fully lined; red cancan
petticoat; white pique blouse; bolero jacket; straw hat with red roses; jeweled bracelet; white gloves; sling back shoes. Color in #8

#2030 – Pale blue long-waisted bridesmaid’s gown has pleated nylon tulle over taffeta skirt, silver threaded net over taffeta bodice, tiny rhinestones at the corner of each cap sleeve; narrow tulle hat with sprig of flowers at each side of head; bouquet; pearl necklace; blue sapphire ring; silver sling-back pumps. Coordinates with bridal gown #2040. Color in #2, #7 and #8

#2035 – A. Sheer baby blue organdy gown with elbow length sleeves, three tiered full skirt trimmed with rosebuds, organdy sash; wide brimmed straw hat with baby rosebuds, tied with veil. Color in #2 and #7
B. Lavender satin ankle-length gown with low neckline, short puffed sleeves, rhinestones & flowers at neckline; sash tie pulled to the side with bunch of flowers. B&W in #4

Vintage Cissy doll #2036 by Madame Alexander #2036 – Pink or dark red sleeveless taffeta gown with dropped waist, flared skirt, diagonal side drapery held in place with rhinestone pin, rhinestones at either side of neckline; pearl earrings; flowers in hair; plastic box tied with ribbon holds corsage. This dress came in many variations of shade and fabric.
Photo at near left courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
#2040 – Bridal gown with finely pleated tulle skirt over taffeta, lace bodice, satin sash pulled through loops of pearls; pearl necklace; Medici cap of tulle fastened on either side with flowers, with chapel length veil; bouquet; solitaire ring. Coordinates with bridesmaid’s gown #2030. Color in #2, #7 and #8.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
#2041 – Pink satin princess-cut gown with flowers at neckline; full taffeta petticoat; gray faux fur stole lined with pink satin; jeweled earrings.
Photos courtesy of Lisa Hanson and Nancy McKee.
B. Pale blue satin v-neck ball gown with cascading side drapery; taffeta petticoat; faux fur shoulder shrug lined with satin; jeweled earrings; solitaire ring. Color in #3, #7 and #8

#2042 – same as #2099 – 1955

#2043 – Black velvet torso-hugging gown with flaring decolletage, nylon tulle flounce from knees to floor, lined in pink satin or taffeta, trimmed with pink rosebuds at shoulder and at the flounce.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#2096 – Gold satin dress; matching opera coat with large cuffs, white taffeta lining, black tulle scarf with metallic gold dots; gold elastic-strap sandals. Color in #5

Sources for this page include:

  1. “Madame Alexander Catalog Reprints 1942-1962, Vol. 1” published by Barbara Jo McKeon
  2. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls: Second Series” by Patricia R. Smith
  5. “American Dolls From the Post-War Era 1945-1965” by Florence Theriault
  6. “The Golden Age of American Dolls 1945-1965” by Cynthia Gaskill

  7. “Cissy: Identification and Price Guide” by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz
  8. “Madame Alexander Dolls 1948-1965” by Linda Crowsey

  2 Responses to “Cissy’s Outfits – 1956”

  1. I have the Cissy doll with the yellow swing coat, gown and netting. She has her earrings, ring, shoes, etc. How can I find out her worth if I wanted to sell her?

    • Deb, The only way to know the value of a doll, or any other item, is to find out what similar ones have sold for recently. The easiest way for most people to do that is to go to eBay, enter your search term in the box at the top of the screen (in your case I would use “vintage Cissy” because that will weed out the newer ones), select the category (Dolls & Bears), and click on the “Search” button. This will bring you to a page with all the items currently for sale. Ignore these! Someone could be offering a doll for sale for a million dollars, but that doesn’t make her worth that much. You want to go to the left side of the page, scroll down and where it says “Show Only,” select “Completed Items.” This will bring up items that sold, as well as items that didn’t sell. Both of these are important, because if you don’t find one like yours that sold, you might find one that didn’t sell, and that will tell you that however much they were asking, it was too much. So you don’t have to wade through all the listings for clothes and accessories, use the “Sort” box (just above the listings, the default is “Best Match”) to select “Price: Highest First.” This will bring up the dressed dolls at the top of the list. There will probably be several pages of dressed Cissy dolls. The condition of the doll, as well as the rarity of her outfit, will determine the selling price. If you can’t find your exact outfit, look for ones in similar style outfits in similar condition to yours.

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