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GAMES & TOYS • DOLLS • BRADLEY

Made in Korea and Japan during the 1960s and 1970s for the American market, Bradley's line of dolls are unique on several levels. Unlike most dolls, their bodies are constructed of wire skeletons surrounded by styrofoam and/or cloth, mounted on a wood or plastic base so they can be nicely displayed. (They are often found with their fingers twisted into strange--and very painful looking--positions, due to the fact that each digit is wired to be articulated, although the hands are occasionally plastic or just cloth.) Also differentiating them from most other "lady" dolls is the fact that their faces are painted on. The dresses are often elegant period pieces, with big hoop skirts and plenty of lacy frills, although their catalog includes such a wide variety of themes and ethnic styles, including a few "mod" ones that have proven to be the most elusive and most sought after. Their most distinct feature, though, is their oversized head and eyes; not disimilar to Japan's manga (comic book) and animι (animation) art, the large eyes have secured them aplace with many collectors of "big-eyed" art. (Like myself, they are often people who also collect the kitschy work of Gig, Lee, Margaret Keane, and the host of others who exploited this odd pop-culture phenomenon of the 1960s and 1970s.) Although some are not labeled Bradley ("Artmark" or "Treasure Dolls" are two other brand names they were released under), most collectors assume that they were produced in the same plants, so I have included those other labels here as well.

Angel Musical Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) $20.00
Boasts a white wedding dress with tinseled lace trim and a beaded veil.
Rotating musical doll plays "Silent Night, Holy Night."
Production company unknown [6" x 6" x 13"]
Doll is Very Fine Minus.

Black Lady Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) $20.00
Boasts a light salmon hoop skirt with white lace trim and a large hat.
Bradley Dolls [7" x 13" x 7"]
Doll is Near Mint.

Bride Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a white wedding dress with tinseled lace and a beaded veil.
Bradley Dolls [12" x 10" x 17"]
Doll is Very Fine.

Dutch Girl Doll (1977) $16.00
Boasts a hoop skirt and a lavendar satin dress with multi-colored trim.
Bradley Dolls [8" x 8" x 13"]
Doll is Very Fine.

Korean Girl Doll (date unknown) $8.00
Production company unknown [6" x 4" x 9"]
Doll is Near Mint. (Still sealed.)

Korean Lady Doll #1 (circa 1960s/1970s) $10.00
Production company unknown [6" x 4" x 8"]
Doll is Fine. (Some discoloration to scarf on head, a couple of small speckled stains.)

Korean Lady Doll #2 (circa 1960s/1970s) $10.00
Production company unknown [5" x 4" x 9"]
Doll is Very Fine Plus save for stick broken in center and reglued.

Korean Lady Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) $20.00
Boasts exquisite ceremonial dress with all of the trimmings.
Production company unknown [9" x 7" x 21"]
Doll is Near Mint save for some chipping to black paint on wooden base.

Lady Doll (circa 1970s) $16.00
Boasts a pink dress with white lace trim and a hat.
Bradley Dolls [10" x 10" x 12"]
Doll is Very Fine Minus. (Name written in pencil on felt bottom of base.)

Lady Doll (1977) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a pink flowered dress with glittered lace trim.
Bradley Dolls [11" x 11" x 13"]
Doll is Near Mint.

Lady Doll (1977) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a hard pink satin dress with silver trim.
Bradley Dolls [12" x 8" x 16"]
Doll is Fine. (A few smudges, 1" fine tip pen mark on lower front of dress.)

Lady Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a huge white satin hooped dress with lace slip.
Bradley Dolls [16" x 12" x 24"]
Doll is Very Fine. (Minor wear to tip of nose and a few other tiny imperfections.)

Lady Musical Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a colorful flowered dress with white lace trim.
Rotating musical doll plays an unknown tune.
Bradley Dolls [7" x 7" x 12"]
Doll is Near Mint.

Little Miss Muffet Doll (1977) $20.00
Boasts a blue plaid dress with bergundy trim and white lace slip.
From "The Storybook World of Bradley."
Bradley Dolls [10" x 10" x 13"]
Doll is Very Fine Plus.

Mod Girl Doll (circa 1960s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a red go-go skirt and cap.
Bradley Dolls [6" x 8"]
Doll is Near Mint.

Reclining Mod Girl Doll (circa 1960s) $10.00
Boasts a mustard skirt suit and cap.
Bradley Dolls [3" x 12"]
Doll is Very Fine.

Saloon Girl Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a red satin and sheer dress and hat with white lace.
Bradley Dolls [12" x 8" x 16"]
Doll is Very Fine.

Saloon Girl Musical Doll (circa 1970s) $16.00
Harder to find music box variant that spins and plays tune when base is wound up.
Bradley Dolls [4½" x 9"]
Doll is Near Mint.

Sitting Girl Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a hard pink and silver dress with white sheer skirt and red carnations.
Bradley Dolls [9" x 8" x 12"]
Doll is Near Mint.

Southern Belle Doll (1977) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a huge hoop skirt and a white and blue sheer dress with white lace.
Bradley Dolls [8" x 8" x 13"]
Doll is Very Fine. (Locks of hair need to be reworked.)

Spanish Lady Doll (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a huge sheer red hoop skirt with black lace trim and veil.
Bradley Dolls [14" x 14" x 21"]
Doll is Near Mint save for 1" x 2" stain/fade mark on left side of dress.

Victorian Lady Doll (1978) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a white dress and flowered hat with red trim.
Bradley Dolls [7" x 7" x 20"]
Doll is Very Fine. (A few tiny speckled stains on top of hat.)

The Young Fortune Teller Dolls (circa 1960s/1970s) UNAVAILABLE
Boasts a boy and a girl in medieval garb holding hands.
From "The Storybook World of Bradley."
Bradley Dolls [11" x 6" x 14"]
Doll is Very Fine.


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