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Item #80. Colin Dark Angel in Blue Banner. C.E.D. Fashion Doll. $135.00. SOLD
Doug’s Comment: Colin Dark Angel was the very first Colin. This Colin was incredibly innovative -
Outfit Description: The Blue Banner outfit is a 1940’s style royal blue, light blue and white sequined and beaded floor length dinner dress lined in pink taffeta. The outfit comes with full length pale pink evening gloves and fingers and custom jewelry. She has nylon stockings and blue and silver leather evening shoes. This outfit originally appeared on Catherine but as I said, it looks pretty fabulous on Colin! Comes with a stand and a box.
Item #87. CED “Nicely Suited” Cara $125.00 SOLD
Doug’s Comment: This is one of my favorite Cara’s and was extremely popular. She was an FDQ “Cover” girl. I was pleased and delighted with the workmanship and subtle embroidery on the jacket. I couldn’t have been happier. She is our very last one.
Outfit Description: Cara is ready for business. Auburn curls frame her face and draw attention to her hazel eyes. She wears a gray wool pinstripe suit featuring embroidered cuffs and pocket flaps, fully lined with working pockets. Underneath, a sexy black lace stretch top. Her strappy black leather sandals take her from day to evening along with her black leather clutch and embossed eyeglass case for glasses with working hinges.
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Item #78. Early Claire (in Flower Show) sample. Pale painted body wearing the complete Blue Banner outfit. CED. SOLD
Doug’s Comment: The two characters we intended to start with when we first began planning CED were Claire and Cara. Claire was inspired by 1950’s model Sunny Harnett with the sculpt being Caucasian and aristocratic. This doll is one of the first Claire samples. She was totally beautiful as she was and required no tweaking.
Description: The Blue Banner outfit is a 1940’s style royal blue, light blue and white sequined and beaded floor length dinner dress lined in pink taffeta. She has full length pale pink evening gloves and fingers, a crystal bracelet and pink and white rhinestone earrings. She has nylon stockings and blue and silver leather evening shoes. Her final accessory is her box of blue banner chocolates. This outfit originally appeared on Catherine.
Item #20. Claire “Flower Show” C.E.D. fashion doll wearing the C.E.D. Red Carpet outfit. $105.00 SOLD
Doug’s Comments: This is one of the very first Claire dolls wearing one of the very first outfits, Red Carpet.
Outfit Description: Red Carpet is a show stopping red silk halter gown printed with Asian calligraphy. The halter is actually a bodysuit, with a slit wrap skirt added. Plus a red jeweled belt, matching red jeweled purse, gold drop earrings and matching cuff bracelets, gold sandals.
Item # 71. Claire (Blonde) in Early Winter. CED doll. SOLD
Comment: The Early Winter Claire doll was made as a very small edition exclusively for the Happily Ever After doll shop then in Philadelphia many years ago. She was very popular as a beautiful, deep rich brunette. Initially, I wasn’t completely sure that the brunette hair color was the right choice so I had one blonde sample made and sent. However, by the time I received it I’d “bonded” with the brunette hair color so, although the blonde was also beautiful, the brunette hair color won out. That left us one blonde sample Early Winter doll that I’ve been carefully preserving all this time.
Description: This “Blonde” Claire in Early Winter comes complete in her box with stand, white silk beaded evening dress, with necklace, earrings, bracelet, ring, hose, shoes, and stole and long gloves.