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(2) Old American Character Tressy Toy Doll Items
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The picture shows views of the (2) Old American Character Tressy Toy Doll Items in this lot. Included is a hair comb / brush and a booklet full of clothing and accessories advertised for Tressy. These items are not dated but they are believed to be from the 1960s. The comb/brush is marked ''TRESSY'' and ''U.S.A.''. It has the end plastic piece missing. The ''TRESSY FASHIONS'' booklet has (28) pages advertising clothing and accessory kits for Tressy. There is a small piece missing from the back cover. To judge the sizes the booklet measures about 3'' x 4''. The following is a list of the items that are pictured inside the booklet:

#1200 Tressy Doll
#35901 Pink Champagne
#20900 Campus Casual
#15903 Neat Knit
#35900 Bon Voyage
#25900 Hootenanny
#20902 Summer Holiday
#20904 Executive Sweet
#25902 World's Fair
#25904 Black Magic
#30902 In The Swim
Hair Setting Set
Hair Styling Kit
#20901 Miss Suburbia
#30903 On Fifth Avenue
#15902 Sophisticated Lady
#20903 Car Coat
#30901 Blue Ribbon Winner
#25901 Surprise Party
#20905 Evening Jewel
#25903 Bowling Beauty
#40900 Miss American Character
#30900 Sailing Party
#15901 Chic Shift
#15900 Sleepy Time Gal
Tressy's Apartment
Tressy Beauty Salon

Below here, for reference is some additional information found about the ''Tressy'' Doll:

Tressy Doll
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ideal Tressy Doll was an 18'' fashion doll introduced by Ideal Toy Corporation in the year 1970 as ''Gorgeous Tressy'' and in 1971, as ''Posin' Tressy''. The trademark name ''Tressy'' was first used for a doll by the American Character Doll Co. in the early 1960's and Ideal had acquired it later and used both trademarks Tressy and Cricket (the original Tressy's sister) on their own products in the 1970's.

The Ideal Tressy Doll was specially produced for and sold only by Sears & Roebuck Company and is considered by some collectors to be part of the Crissy ''family'' of dolls. She was advertised next to Crissy in Sears catalogs and like the Crissy Doll, Ideal Tressy’s major appeal was her ''growing hair'' feature. Tressy was pictured in Sears catalogs modeling exclusive Sears catalog outfits created for her and the Crissy Doll. However, Crissy Doll fashion packages do not mention the Ideal Tressy Doll as they do Crissy's companion dolls, the Kerry doll and the Brandi Doll.

In 1970 Ideal's ''Gorgeous Tressy'' came dressed in a yellow and white geometric print dress and panties with black bow tie shoes. This same issue can also can be found in an orange and white dress variation. This issue was released with a straight body in a white or black version. Tressy’s white version had black hair and blue eyes, and the black version had black hair and brown eyes.

Ideal's ''Posin' Tressy'' was released in 1971 (white only) with the Posin' body style, meaning the doll had a swivel waist that had limited movement in both the horizontal and vertical planes so the doll could strike various poses for the child at play. In 1971 Posin' Tressy could be purchased wearing a belted turquoise, satin and white lace long sleeved mini dress and panties with matching bow tie shoes.

In 1972 Sears also offered the ''Posin' Tressy'' doll in a special gift set. This was a satin wedding dress set which coordinated with the bridesmaid dress set also available with the Ideal Cricket Doll.

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(2) Old American Character Tressy Toy Doll Items

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