The one’s I love may be ones that someone else would not give house room to and that’s what is so fascinating about these dolls, we all look at them through our different eyes and see different likes or dislikes.
So some people will find the NP’s the ultimate goal for their collection and for others it may be the Studio doll. Don’t get me wrong if the right one of either of these , Np or Studio , came along and I fell in love and had the money I would snap her up quicker than the blink of an eye! But unless I fell across said doll in a charity shop, car boot or listed incorrectly on ebay as a BIN it now and got in first before someone else that’s about the only way one’s turning up here any time soon !
Anyway for me just as the Red haired No Navels are the ultimate Gotz Sasha, The 1968 Sasha’s and Gregors are the ultimate Trendon’s.
So I thought today I would show you my little family of 68 Trendons.
First up is the Lovely Belle ( Belinda ), she was my first ever 68 and I found her on ebay and was lucky enough to have fate work on my side to put me at home on the Monday morning that her auction finished.
Why do I love the 68 above all others? Well their eyes are still hand painted due to production of the dolls not increasing until the following year , so there was still time for the personnel touch.
Next up is Robin,my fourth 68, a 1968 shorts boy with NP eyes. Now for those who don’t know why he’s referred to as such, it’s because when they changed from Non Philtrum to Philtrum moulds in the year days of that year , they still painted the dolls eye’s in the same style as the previous years. So this early dolls are fairly rare.
Robin was another lucky find as he’d been listed on Ebay as a Cissy doll and a girl to boot! I knew he was a shorts boy and when he arrived loved his eyes but it was not until I asked Shelly if she could tell me what year that I found out he was an early Np eyed 68 boy.
He was very similar to my new girl , as in I bid and went off to work as he was finishing in the late afternoon and I knew one of the other bidders was a Sasha collector so knew what he was and so I was totally amazed when I arrived home to find I had won him and for slightly under my top bid!
Now we have the lovely Meredith, who you have all already heard about this week.
She fits in perfectly with my other 68’s.
Now we have Erik, my second 68 buy, Erik came from Shelly’s as is the same as Robin a NP eyed 68 so one of the early ones.
Erik believes himself to be a Viking and is hoping to one day own a long Ship !
Lovely Erik, you can see his eyes clearly in this photo.
This is Jennifer or Jenny , This lovely lass came from Shelly’s, unfortunately she’s had a haircut but I do love the waif’s as they give you a whole different look. I am assuming that as she has a fuller fringe she is from the short period when the rooting machine broke down and the fringes were cut by hand from the first few rows..
She still has her original strings that confirm her as a 68 girl.
A close up.
Robin and Belle chatter while Meredith looks on.
So here we have from the left Jenny, Belle and Merry.
I just need a nice Red haired single fringe to fall into my lap now!!
Full length view.
Now Erik and Robin join the girls for a line up of 68’s.
Back when I bought Belle I thought she’d be my only 68 girl, how wrong was I!
You never know what will come your way, you just have to hope that it’s at a time when you can grab it with both hands!!
Hope you have enjoyed seeing this to me, Special Sasha year for these dolls.