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Saturday, March 26, 2011
Flagg Dolls in one inch scale
These dolls are 1:12 scale. the father is approximately 6 inches tall.
Both families are dressed in their original clothes, made of felt with paper shirts and collars.
This family is either waving to us, or discoing to 'Stayin' Alive'.
I have a feeling that the dolls were made at different times in the life of the company. The quality seems higher with the top family. Even the box is made of sturdier cardboard and the printing is darker and stronger.
Maybe the other set was made later and the company was trying to conserve funds, or, on the other hand, had grown to the point that quantity of production outweighed quality.
Once removed, the clothes could be put back on the doll, but without the staples to hold them on I doubt if they would stay.
They mention blondes and brunettes, yet three members of the family at the top of the page have red hair.
The last point is very mysterious. I have collected several of these dolls and have never found 'Snap-on" clothes. I am curious to see these.
This scale of doll never achieved the popularity of the smaller 1:18 scale that Flagg was famous for. These larger dolls were discontinued after a few years, but I find these dolls much more attractive than the smaller ones
Flagg made larger dolls, approximately 7" tall, in many different costumes. These 1:12 dolls are not from that series. These dolls were specifically made for doll houses. The 7" ones were not.
Posted by Shale at Saturday, March 26, 2011