THREE FAMOUS CHAMPION
Over the years the Canadian toy manufacturing community has produced
dolls on several famous Canadian Women. Reproduced here are paper dolls
created to represent the dolls.
Doll artist Jeanne Venten created an all porcelain portrait doll of
Elizabeth in 1989. The 16-inch doll captured the real live smile of the
petite skater. The doll's eyes are brown glass but in real life
Elizabeth's eyes were hazel. Only 32 porcelain dolls were made. A vinyl
doll was created to make an affordable collectible available. The vinyl
doll was manufactured by Wis-Ton Mfg. and Distinctive Dolls of Canada in
1989, 1990 and 1991.
Barbara Ann Scott
The original Barbara Ann Scott doll was a 15-inch composition doll.
She was jointed at the neck, shoulder, and hips. She had a brown mohair
wig, blue sleep eyes and open smiling mouth with six top teeth and a
felt tongue. This particular doll is still one of the most sought after
items by doll collectors.
A 18-inch vinyl doll was produced by Regal Toy Company of Canada.
Wearing a costume based on one Karen wore in Ice Capades, the doll had
rooted blond hair and blue eyes. This doll was not a portrait doll and
its face lacks Karen's sparkle and charming smile. The doll was sold in
Canada in the mid 1970's.
Each of the paper dolls provided here have been reproduces with
permission of the Editor of the Canadian Doll Journal where they
were originally published.
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