|Waiting for a bus anyone?|
|Anyone for Tennis|
Roldan dolls originate from Spain in the 1950s/60s and are tourist dolls. They come in many different guises, some being rarer than others.
|Off to a christening|
|Nice day for the beach!|
I have collected them over the years but very very rarely have I found them at fairs or in shops apart from 2 that I found at the Brighton Boot Sale which was a bit random. I have mainly found them on the internet where prices can vary greatly. Having said that though my favourite is this lady...........
.......who I found in Wardrobe, a vintage and antique shop specialising in vintage clothing and jewellery in Brighton. The detail is superb, right down to her seamed stockings and garters!
|Pregnant lady and her little boy|
|Here comes the bride|
|Hope he's strong!|
|Anyone for a bit of apres ski?|
And finally the secretary who reminds me of my mum only because my mum used to be a secretary in London in the 1960s. I'm not sure she actually looked like this!
There are some other dolls which are very similar to these called Klumpe. They too come in many different characters but their faces are slightly different and I don't think the detailing is always as good. Roldan are my preferred choice of doll and I think they are GREAT!
Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed taking them :)