Madame Alexander Dolls - Shelf Sitters??

  • Madame Alexander Dolls – Shelf Sitters? ?

     

    Many of us Baby Boomers remember the gorgeous Madame Alexander Dolls as our Christmas Wish doll, or as a “shelf sitter” if we were lucky enough to have one. The impeccably designed and beautifully dressed dolls were always so stylishly clothed and were the envy of every little girl, and many women too.

    Madame Beatrice Alexander was born in Brooklyn, NY on March 9, 1985 to Russian immigrants. Her father had a “doll hospital” repair shop where Beatrice played with many dolls waiting to be mended, and she soon developed a deep love of dolls and their costumes.  This love of dolls led her to start her own doll company at age 28.   The popularity of her dolls grew into the Madame Alexander Doll Company which is still headquartered in New York City and still produces fabulous dolls today.

    Madame Alexander has always created dolls of the highest quality which display the utmost attention to the smallest details. This was true from the beginning and continues through to today. The dolls’ costumes are impeccable and are designed to the latest clothing styles, whether the doll represents the Colonial times, the Roaring Twenties, or the 2015’s latest fashion trend.

    Madame Alexander dolls introduced many firsts in the doll industry including dolls in a series, such as the First Ladies Inaugural Gown dolls, Holiday Occasions dolls, Women of History dolls, and International dolls series. Dolls having “sleep eyes” that opened and closed were also a Madame Alexander first.

    While the price of Madame Alexander dolls can be in the thousands of dollars, many can be purchased for fifty dollar or less. Even dolls in “like-new” condition can be bought for under thirty dollars at antique and collector stores.   The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall in Denver typically has a selection of Madame Alexander dolls for sale at very reasonable prices. Whether you are still awaiting your “Christmas Wish” doll or just have a fancy for beautiful dolls, the next time you are in the Brass Armadillo, look for Madame Alexander dolls - You may just have your Christmas wish come true!