Darling Debbie

Name: Darling Debbie

Made by and When: Deluxe Reading, ca. 1958

Material: Stuffed vinyl

Marks: 101 (on upper back)

Height: 30 inches

Hair/Eyes: Black rooted bubble cut, brown sleep eyes

Clothes: Redressed in custom-made dress, shoes, and jewelry

Other: Sold in grocery stores during the 1950s and 1960s, “some were dressed as bridesmaids in blue, pink or lavender ruffled [sic] dress’s similar to Betty Bride’s white bride gown, some have [sic] pierce ears with pearl earrings, these dolls are all very similar and if out of costume and without a box or wrist tag may be indistinguishable as to which doll it originally was.” (Dollreference.com) Black versions are rare finds.

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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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