Thursday, October 20, 2016

My Vogue Ginny Wee Imp...before and after

I always wanted a Vogue Ginny Wee Imp doll.  I never had one as a child.  Wee Imp came out in 1960 and by then I thought I was much "too old" to be interested in dolls.  Little did I realize that at age 70 I would consider myself just the right age for dolls!

Anyway, a few months ago I finally found a Wee Imp on eBay for a price I was willing to pay.  I didn't have any of the Wee Imp outfits that are shown on page 303 of The Collector's Encyclopedia of Vogue Dolls-Second Edition, but I dressed her in a Christmas Elf outfit that I already had and thought suited her personality.  Here she is on the shelf with some friends.  She's in the first row on the right.
The Wee Imp was different from other Vogue Ginny dolls of that time.  She came with bright orange hair that was kind of chopped, freckles, and green eyes.  She was sold undressed or dressed in one of the four special Wee Imp outfits.  She was only made in 1960, so collectors consider her a little rare.

I've been watching for a while for a Wee Imp outfit at the right price.  I finally saw one on eBay.  It had a starting bid of $9.99 with free shipping.  However, the dress was stained and I wasn't sure if it was rust or what on the front.  Finally, I decided to take a chance and I bid.  No one else bid and I got the dress for $9.99.  This is the picture of the dress from eBay.
 When it arrived I got to work.  I pre-treated the dress with a little Oxy spray and then washed it in Perk.  This was the end result.  It's almost like new.
I've had good success with Perk in the past.  I've used it on doll clothes and for washing doll wigs.  In fact, I need to order another bottle.  Now if I can just find the other three Wee Imp outfits at the right price!


  1. She does look like a cute little imp - with the red hair and the hair is modern like the cuts of today. I love her. And that dress came out terrific. How did you hear about that product? What else is Perk used for - laundry stains??? I love your little imp!


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