Dress Me for Martha Pullen

Year of introduction: 
2000
About the brand: 

From the company website "Dress Me" Dolls page from Nov. 2000:

With the traditional 18” Gotz cloth body and vinyl head, legs and arms, these three "Dress Me" Gotz dolls are waiting for you to sew them a beautiful wardrobe. Martha loves knowing that these dolls have washable hair which you can roll up and style, as long as you don’t use a hair dryer. When they get dirty, you can secure them in a pillowcase and wash them in the washing machine on the gentle/hand wash cycle with mild detergent. Each doll is fully articulated and can be posed in many positions including sitting.

Doll collecting is one of the world’s most popular hobbies. Martha Pullen will sign and number each of these dolls making them the least expensive, signed and numbered European dolls in the world today. They are collector’s dreams of tomorrow, especially after you make your doll a gorgeous dress from the patterns in the doll dressing book which comes with each doll. Each doll comes undressed. Included in your shipment will be a "play-with" doll dress, white panty hose and white shoes as well as the book, Martha’s Doll Dressing (48 pages with 13 doll dress patterns).

"Dress Me Martha" has red hair and green eyes. "Dress Me Joanna" has blonde hair and blue eyes. "Dress Me Mary" has brown hair and brown eyes. Each doll will be signed and numbered by Martha Pullen. Each doll (with the dress, hose, shoes and book) is priced at only $79 plus shipping and handling.

The Dress Me dolls are similar to the later Stolle dolls, also made by Gotz. The Dress Me dolls were made in Germany, however (as opposed to China for the Stolle dolls). The Dress Me dolls also have slightly smaller eyes and generally better quality overall than the inexpensive Stolles but they are often confused since they have the same number (120/16) on the back of their neck. The Dress Me dolls will be signed and numbered on their cloth body, however, so they are easy to distinguish.

Details
Height: 
18.00 in
Doll types: 
Play dolls
Heirloom play dolls
18 inch vinyl play dolls
Primary material: 
Vinyl
Hair type: 
Rooted
Eye type: 
Sleep eyes
Doll ages: 
Child dolls
Target age (of owner): 
3
to: 
103
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