Kristen contacted me to tell me about the Toni doll she has. “My grandmother gifted this doll to me when I decided to go to college for fashion. She said this doll gave her so much hope and inspiration and she hoped it would do the same for me. Unfortunately, as much as I love the doll and the meaning behind it, I feel like it deserves to go to a good home, to be shown off, and to be loved just as much as she loved it growing up.”
This was my grandmother’s first and favorite doll. She was so excited when she received it as a birthday present because it looked just like her as a little girl. She made sure to take very good care of the doll because she had never received a gift so precious. She received many beautiful outfits for her Toni doll, some made by her mother. The outfits include a Band Majorette, a gorgeous blue coat with matching bonnet, as well as various floral dresses. She even has roller skates– which were hard to photograph but they are cute!
Ultimately, this Toni doll owner would do best to post her doll on eBay to reach the widest audience. I offered to feature it here to get her started. Her doll and the outfits are adorable, but I’m not personally a collector. I have my doll that I love and am quite satisfied with just having one at this point. Doll collectors, on the other hand, very happily acquire more and more dolls to have one of each type or a better example than what they already have.
The vintage outfits are delightful. I see on eBay individual outfits for Toni priced at $10 to $30 each for older ones (without a doll). Of course, the condition of the clothing and uniqueness affects the pricing. Dressmakers creating new dresses for Toni dolls often charge around $30 each.
Slideshow of Her Toni Doll Outfits
Anyone interested in the doll can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. She would like $275 for the doll and outfits. Her hope is that the doll will go to someone who “will value it and take care of it.”
More Pictures of the Doll