Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Happenings and Dreamy Finds...

 I haven't posted awhile... Mostly because, many things are happening that I've observed. Like; the mail is even more slow, as if it was the Holidays already. Not surprised though, since COVID began, more people are shopping online and more mail is in transit. Some other issues are afoot, but I am okay with it and that's just the way life is. So, I'm going with the flow... Any who, here is what came in!!

I was commissioned by a friend to win and get this cute Gund mascarade bunny! She is lovely and I saw one for like $1400 on Ebay!! Oh my, lucky she won this gal for a lot less!! Next, I also got this lovely pink terry cloth Rushton lamb. She is in lovely preowned condition and I replaced her bow and added a vintage paper flower. She is already listed in my Etsy shop!

Then, this lovely vintage 'Jack in the box' kitty squeak toy. I've seen this before from another collector. This one has a cute painted kitty with a ball on the front. I bought it via Ebay, and it still squeaks too! When you press the button, the little kitty jumps and squeaks at the same time!! LOL Made in Japan by Shackman Co.. I also found this lovely mint in box vintage silk pose dolls or "Bunka" dolls. I was in shock and to find them in the US. The box says, "Old Play", according to Google. The dolls were well taken care of and in lovely condition too. The last photo comparing the others I have in my collection.

This cute ceramic pup I got from Susie on IG, I made into a furry. She is so tiny and I think she turned out cute! Just one of the things I am doing to keep busy here under lock down. LOL I also received today, this lovely vintage Columbia Toy Easter bunny in blue. He was actually with floral ears, but... Yup, I changed it to satin pink! Haha! Now, he matches my cute wall Plaque made to look like him! He is probably 1950s, and has foam stuffing, thus why his ears can stand straight upright along with the wires that are inside him.

Last, this cute made by Oike Co. New/Old stock plush white bear with original tag, booklet and box! I just got him from DHL today!! He is in amazing vintage condition and his booklet is so cute too!! He has a collar with a gold tone Oike Co. symbol. Just look at the other dollies featured in the booklet too! There he is on a boat with another bear! I will be adding him to my Etsy shop later too! So be on the look out!

His original box above. Well, we will find out if we continue on lock down this Friday or not...

Stay safe and well my friends!

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Commissions this week!

 The past two days, I have received mostly commissions in the mail. These are items, that collectors have asked me to locate or buy for them. It makes me happy to know I can help others get and purchase their dream toys. I do have a small fee, but, trust me, I don't make millions from it. I don't advertise this service often. Mostly, because it can be time consuming and a lot of work, if you are a one person operation. But, it still gives me pleasure, in knowing that a fellow collector is able to get, what they have only dreamed about finding...

A fellow collector had me purchase these cuties called, "Calico Critters", and another set below. Lots of accessories too. I didn't open it up, and just took these initial photos to let the collector know, they arrived safely to me. Just adorable too! The train set is for a collector in the UK. I've helped him with other sets before. So, it was nice that he was able to get new/old item too.

The two Saila doll and friend above for another collector. She had been wanting a Saila since July. Sadly, we tried for an auction, but was outbidded. However, I was able to find her these two gals, from one of my favorite online shops. They are on their way to Singapore... I also bought this Saila mint in box car for my daughter. I had seen this car in Saila's booklet, but to find the car mint in box, Yesss!! The stickers weren't put on the car yet!! Whoa! And it plays music, I didn't know that it did! Haha.

Next, I won this cute Oike NOS plush squirrel. He comes with his original box and I already have him listed in my Etsy shop. In lovely minty condition too. He comes with his original tag, "Animal Pet" by Oike co. Japan. 1960s, I believe. I didn't take photos of his box. But, what an awesome find for sure. The same seller had a few other vintage NOS plushies listed!

Last, I found another NOS vintage Ninohira tiny cat brooch, while doing my usual searches. I was surprised to find it unopened. Of course I opened it and he is just so minty. I decided to keep the minty one with brown hair, and took the yellow cat with brown hair and gave her pink hair instead. What do you think? I may need to trim it a bit more...

Try to stay safe and well my friends!

Thank you for stopping by! ~ ggsdolls

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Life goes on...

 Some goodies I got after Labor Day... First, this lovely plaid bunny plush. I found this cutie on Etsy. Fell in love with his plaid coloring in blue. He has a tag with the "Made in Japan" marking on it. Wires in his ears, he has pink glass eyes, and red threaded nose. He is small, only about 5 inches tall. There was a pink plaid bunny, but, it was snatched up a few days after I purchased this cutie. He will be added to my little bunny collection.

I also found this lovely Educalux stackable baby/toddler toy from France. Made in France, I fell in love with the dolls face. A fellow collector, has the blonde version and I wanted to find out where her cute dolly came from. So, figuring out where it was from and finding this one was awesome! I love her tan skin tone and cute bob. You can remove her head, and the rings underneath. The lower half of her body is a tingaling sounder. She rings when you carry her or wobble her. Just adorable, she has already been added to my Etsy shop.

Next, I couldn't help but order another Amanitarium cutie! This time a pink bear. She is slightly larger then my first bear. This one has her eyes open. She is a big sister to my white bear. Just love Anna's work and I'll definitely be back for more!! I also ordered this lovely pink music box mini telephone. I have a yellow one, and was surprised the same seller had a pink one available. Sadly, it doesn't work unless I force the wind key to move. It is supposed to play the song, "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Still cute for display though!

Last, this lovely lot of Bunka posedoll, and wooden furniture toys from my dear friend Feeriqueshop on Etsy! She showcased this along with other cute items on IG. I couldn't help but snatch them up. They arrived to me safely and just look how adorable these items are... I love miniature wood doll furniture, but to also have the Bunka or tiny posedoll that comes with these vintage Japan doll toys, is even harder to get! They can be very expensive, because these dolls were made around the late 1950s, early 1960s. The wooden furniture are similar to dollhouse furniture. Perhaps about 1/12 scale. The dolls were little rag dolls, that you could pose on the furniture. This lot came with a closet, a stroller, and a dog house with dog.

The closet has one door that opens, but the drawers and other closet door, can't open. The swan stroller is lined with red velvet, and the little wooden dog can be removed from the dog house. The little posedoll below, is a somewhat a smaller version to a standard posedoll. She is without wires in her body to help her stay in position, and is quite delicate for her age. I love her painted face, she is just adorable to me. I can imagine the little girl from the 1950s, who owned her, and used to play with her along with the closet, and little wooden dog...

Thank you so much Feerique for allowing me to adopt her. I will treasure her. She is a welcome addition to my collection and just what I needed during this Lock Down. Which by the way was extended until September 11th.

Please stay safe and well my friends...

Thank you for looking! ~ ggsdolls

Update: I also made another Fuzbear Squeak with Bird Sounder. Yup, I added both a squeak to her right ear and a Bird sounder inside her. So you can shake her and press on her ear to hear the sounds!!