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Item # 139 Catherine in Red Silk Threads. $155.00 SOLD

Notes: This Catherine CED doll is rather unique. She came to be through Doris Mixon’s Red Carpet Glamour Fashion Doll Event held in Hemet, California in 2008. Information can still be found about it on the internet. Catherine of course is a CED fashion doll but her face has been enhanced by Doris Mixon, a talented artist. She’s dressed in a limited outfit made for this event by Cindy Frieson of the Red Silk Thread fashion line. This Catherine is certainly one of a kind but has the benefit of three contributing artists! The gown is satin. The box is signed by Doug.












Item# 102. Willow and Daisy outfit "National Gallery". $22.00. Signed

Note: The vinyl Daisy and Willow dolls and outfits of the late 90’s were produced by the LL Knickerbocker company but designed and created by Doug James and Laura Meisner.

Description:

Willow and Daisy outfit "National Gallery" has the gold silk pink mini dress with navy bow detail, navy blue tights, navy shoes with gold detail, Navy velvet hat, gold earrings, navy gloves and pyramid shaped navy silk handbag and art program.

Doug’s Comments: The Willow and Daisy outfits range from the creative and fanciful to what some may refer to as “whacky” in a fun way. Regardless, they were a delight to work on.




Item#131. Prototype Daisy in Prototype Lady Bug Concert outfit. Original prototype. Signed. $225.00

About: In the late 90’s, before Willow and Daisy became a doll line produced by the L. L. Knickerbocker Company, there were simply doll prototypes created by Doug James and Laura Meisner that they called Willow and Daisy. Doug and Laura were “shopping” companies looking for someone to produce them and they had created a hand full of each doll to be used in that pursuit. Knickerbocker liked them and subsequently produced them. Willow and Daisy have since taken their place in doll history. After all these years Doug at first thought he still had a few of each prototype. But, he has since found he doesn’t. So, this is Daisy. The very first and only remaining early prototype Daisy. The final Daisy’s produced by L.L. Knickerbocker and sold world wide were based on this doll. Doug Comment: “In the interest of full disclosure I believe Laura also had two or three of these dolls. I have no knowledge of what happened to them but her estate, including her doll collection, was dealt with many years ago. I assume them to have been sold/lost at that time.”

Doug’s Further Comment: This is Daisy. The face was hand painted by me and the wig cut and styled by Laura. The final dolls were based on this doll but we made the final dolls a little bit shorter. The prototype is almost but not quite 17 inches. We made the final dolls the popular 16 inches. Her neck, arms and legs became just a bit slimmer too. So, although slightly different, I always thought these original dolls had a charm all their own. The outfit she’s wearing is also a prototype outfit. Signed with stand.

Item# 132. Prototype Willow in Prototype Picadilly outfit. Original prototype. Signed. $225.00

About: In the late 90’s, before Willow and Daisy became a doll line produced by the L. L. Knickerbocker Company, there were simply doll prototypes created by Doug James and Laura Meisner that they called Willow and Daisy. Doug and Laura were “shopping” companies looking for someone to produce them and they had created a hand full of each doll to be used in that pursuit. Knickerbocker liked them and subsequently produced them. Willow and Daisy have since taken their place in doll history. After all these years Doug at first thought he still had a few of each prototype. But, he has since found he doesn’t. So, this is Willow. The very first and only remaining early prototype Willow. The final Willow’s produced by L.L. Knickerbocker and sold world wide were based on this doll. Doug Comment: “In the interest of full disclosure I believe Laura also had two or three of these dolls. I have no knowledge of what happened to them but her estate, including her doll collection, was dealt with many years ago. I assume them to have been sold/lost at that time.”
 

Doug’s Further Comment: This is Willow. The face was hand painted by me and the wig cut and styled by Laura. The final dolls were based on this doll but we made the final dolls a little bit shorter. The prototype is almost but not quite 17 inches. We made the final dolls the popular 16 inches. Her neck, arms and legs became just a bit slimmer too. So, although slightly different, I always thought these original dolls had a charm all their own. The outfit she’s wearing is also a prototype outfit. Signed with stand.




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Item# 105. Willow and Daisy Outfit "Grand Prix" $26.00. Signed

Note: The vinyl Daisy and Willow dolls and outfits of the late 90’s were produced by the LL Knickerbocker company but designed and created by Doug James and Laura Meisner.

Description: The Willow and Daisy “Grand Prix” outfit

has the pale blue satin jump suit with matching short jacket and hat, pink sunglasses, pink gloves, silver ankle boots, prink silk chiffon scarf that matches the lining of the jacket, her race car bag that opens and the Monaco grand prix drivers list.

Doug’s Comments: The Willow and Daisy outfits range from the creative and fanciful to what some may refer to as “whacky” in a fun way. Regardless, they were a delight to work on.




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