Today we are looking at my dolls from the first German production by Gotz which ran from 1965 – 1970.

We are going to start of with my one and only early Gotz boy who is named Frechdachs, which roughly translated from German, means Cheeky boy/cheeky monkey. I chose this name because the no nose dolls or button nose as some like to call them remind me of cheeky little monkeys. Frechdachs was born in Germany around 1967 and would have worn a school boy outfit. He is a very cheeky boy and will do anything to try and get his best friend Freya’s attention, as you can see from his t-shirt. Frechdachs is wearing an outfit by Marti Murphy with commercially made trainers.

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Next is Freya my blonde no nose girl who was born around 1967 and is wearing an outfit by vintage Sasha and shoes by Marti Murphy. Freya’s name comes from the old Norse language and means Lady, (she can be quite the little madam) she  and Frechdachs are inseparable .

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Next is a sweet  little slate eyed lady born in 1967.she is quite a quiet and shy girl and  she is wearing a rara outfit by Sharon Humphries and shoes by Marti Murphy.

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Next is Frankie, who was a very badly damaged early Gotz girl. I put her body back together and Janet Myhill-Dabbs repainted her eyes for me and I love her to bits. Frankie is wearing a rara outfit by Sharon Humphries and shoes by Marti Murphy

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Next is my unisex girl born in 1968 . Unisex girls actually had a gender when they were made as the outfit they wore had button openings indicating left for a girl and right for a boy. This little lady is in her original outfit and the shirt she is wearing is extremely rare, as one well known collector told me it was only the second one of its type he had seen and the other was in his book.

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Next we have my crude eyed girl who was born 1968/69. She has beautiful big eyes and wonderful long hair. She is wearing an outfit by Vicky Chapman and shoes by JJ.

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Last but by no means least is the beautiful Gitta. She is a no-navel born in 1969 and she is wearing a Frances Trickett outfit.

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The group photo

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Thanks for looking, my next post will be the later Gotz production.

Today I will share with you photos of my Trendon boys.

First up is Mr G who was born in 1968 and is a Trendon Dark denim boy. Mr G is a tiny eyed boy. Why did you call him Mr G I here you ask?,” well I kept looking at him waiting for a name to come and the only thing I could think was”, “he is so Good Looking. “So Mr G is short for, Mr Good Looking. Mr G is wearing an outfit by Marti Murphy and shoes from Brigitte.

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Next up is Ivan who was born in 1972 and is an early Caleb with golden eyes and all white strings. Ivan’s outfit and shoes are by the late great Jean Jenson.

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Next up is Ivan’s brother Caleb another early 1972 Caleb with all white stringing, but his eyes are not golden yet, but very beautiful. Caleb is wearing a JJ lederhosen and boots by Sasha doll.

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Next up is Niall who is a 1973 waif, with badly falling hair who will be sympathetically re-rooted in due course, until then he insists on wearing a hat. Niall is wearing a shirt by vintage Sasha, shorts by unknown maker and commercial shoes.

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Next up is Michael who is a 1976 blue suit boy, Michael is wearing a Papa Smurf t-shirt made by me, shorts made by Lorraine and commercially made trainers.

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Next up is a Trendon lad that has been re-painted in The Gotz way be Wendy. He is wearing a traditional Gotz outfit.

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Now for my little Prince Trendon, I love this little guy, he has the most beautiful eyes and at number 19 he was one of the first to be produced.He is wearing a t-shirt made by me, commercially made trousers and trainers. He is a limited addition Trendon boy and the only one boy doll type to be made with eye lashes.

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Now this young man should not be appearing in the Trendon section, but he says all though he loves the attention from his sisters he would like to be on this post with the boys as well. So here is Frechdachs an early Gotz boy, wearing an outfit by Mart Murphy and commercially made trainers.

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And yet another little troublesome fellow insisting in joining the boys. Oh well it is Tod and he is wearing an outfit by Dolly Doodles and commercially made shoes.

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The group photo is in 2 parts this time.

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Well that’s the boys taken care of. My next post will be the early Gotz. Thanks for looking

I often get asked how many dolls do I have? I usually take a guess, so I have decided to take photos of them.

Starting at the beginning with the Tendon production is my NP (NP is short for no philtrum, a philtrum is the two lines that are between your lip and your nose)

So below are some photos of Ida or was born in 1966 and her eyes were pained by Sara Doggart.

Ida is wearing a dress by Marilyn Hotchkiss and a pair of early JJ sandals,her teddy was made by me.

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Staying with the girls for now, next up is Binkie who is a 1968 single fringe blonde, wearing a Petrana outfit and wearing a pair of shoes by Marti Murphy. Her bunny was made by me.

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Still in 1968 , here is Red, another single fringe girl with tiny eyes. She is wearing an outfit by Storma, a pair of very early JJ shoes and her bunny was made by me.

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Still in 1968, next up is Bunty, this little lady is a waif and because of the haircut she received in her past, I am unable to tell if she would have been a single fringe girl or not. She does have a full centre part. Bunty is wearing a lovely dress by Marti Murphy, her shoes are by Craig Randall and her rag doll was purchased from Wacky Walker bears.

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next up is a 1969 side part who had terrible falling hair and very faded eyes. I re-rooted her, although I still need to curl her fringe and I enhanced her eyes. She I wearing an outfit by an unknown maker and her shoes are by Betsy May.

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Still in 1969 here is Ruth she is a 1968/69 full centre part Kilt girl. Ruth is wearing a rara outfit by Sharon Humphries and shoes by Marti Murphy.

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Well that’s my Trendon girls from 1966 to 1969 and here is there group photo.

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Carrying on with my English Trendon girls, we have Gracie who was born in 1970. Gracie has really beautiful eyes and very long hair, she is wearing a rara outfit by Sharon Humphreys and shoes by JJ. Gracie may be up for re-homing soon , so let me know if you are interested.

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Next is Nuru who was born in 1972, she is a Cora and a very early one as her strings are all white. She is quite unique as whoever painted her face gave her one feathered eyebrow and one not. She has the golden eyes, which sometimes happens with the early Cora’s and Caleb’s due to the pigment used in the paint. Nuru is wearing a white dress Trendon outfit and shoes by Rosie Bloom. Nuru’s name means golden light in Swahili.

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Moving onto 1973 we have Hope. Hope came to me as a waif with lots of problems, which I hope I have improved. She is the first doll that I re-rooted, re-strung and is always there when I need some help. Hope is wearing an outfit made by a lady in Germany and shoes by Rosie Shortell.

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Next up is Pippin, born in 1973/4, she is the resident dog trainer and looks after Woof our dog. Pippin is a wider faced Brunette Trendon girl. Pippin is wearing a dress by Joanie B and sandals by Craig Randall.

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Into 1977, we have Ellie who is a gingham girl. Ellie is wearing her Gingham outfit and is ready to be re-homed. if you are interested please let me know.

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Next up is Tess who is a white dress girl born in 1979. Tess is wearing a rara outfit by Sharon Humphries and shoes by Marti Murphy. Tess may be up for re-homing soon, so if your interested let me know.

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Next up is my made over Marina who was born in 1981. Unfortunately Marina’s hair began to fall very badly, so I sent her off to Alison to have her re-rooted with a single fringe and full centre part. I then asked shelly to paint her eyes and this is the result. Marina is wearing a dress by Vintage Sasha and shoes by Marti Murphy

Marina has been with me a few years now and she may be up for re-homing so if you are interested let me know.

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That concludes my Trendon girls from 1970 – 1981 and here is their group photo.

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Next up are my Trendon babies. This is Bam Bam and early sexed boy wearing an outfit made by me a long time ago.

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Next is Pebbles an early sexed Trendon girl wearing an outfit by Marilyn Hotchkiss and shoes by Marti Murphy.

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My last baby is a later Trendon production , little Flower who I love dearly, wearing her original outfit.IMG_3071

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This next little lady is part of my on going Woddler project.

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The Group photo.

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Well that’s all from the Trendon girls, the next post will be my boys. Thanks for looking.