Liddle Kiddle Kologne dolls

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2015-06-26 11:09:09

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Liddle Kiddle Kologne dolls

Liddle Kiddle Kologne dolls are vintage dolls produced by Mattel during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Background

The Liddle Kiddles were a range of dolls released by the American company Mattel in 1965. They were 3” tall, making them far smaller than any other children’s dolls on the market, but their success meant that the majority of doll manufacturers began to produce similar-sized dolls over the next few years.

There were a wide variety of different dolls within the Liddle Kiddles range, with a number of different sets and varying sizes. Some were up to 4” tall with wire-frame bodies and changeable outfits, whereas others were less than 1” tall and created to be worn as items of jewellery.

The Matell Liddle Kiddle Kologne dolls

There were nine dolls released in the Liddle Kiddle Kologne range, produced from 1968 until 1970. Each doll was approximately 2” tall, and came inside a small clear plastic bottle designed to look like a perfume bottle.

The nine dolls were based on nine different flowers, with each one infused with a strong smell of their particular flower. Their hair colour and outfits are also designed to resemble these flowers.

The nine dolls in the range were:

  • Rosebud – (product number 3702) – 1968-69
  • Violet – (3703) – 1968-70
  • Honeysuckle - (3704) - 1968-69
  • Sweet Pea - (3705) – 1968-70
  • Lilly - (3706) – 1968-70
  • Apple Blossom - (3707) – 1968-69
  • Bluebell - (3708) – 1969-70
  • Gardenia- (3708) - 1969-70
  • Orange Blossom - (3710) -1969-70

How much are Liddle Kiddle Kologne dolls worth?

The Liddle Kiddle Kologne dolls are relatively common on auction sites such as eBay, but their value depends largely on their condition. As the dolls were infused with a particular perfume, those that retain their scent are the most sought after.

Unboxed examples with their bottles intact can sell for around $10 - $15, and this price can rise to around $30 if the original tags are intact.

Unopened examples in their original packaging and base box are fairly rare, and can sell for prices ranging from $50 to more than $100 in some circumstances.

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