Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vintage Donny and Marie Dolls Go Bye-Bye

She's a little bit country, and he's a little bit rock and roll--but they're both a little bit too worthless to keep in my doll closet any longer.

I've collected these vintage Donny and Marie Osmond dolls over the years, picking them up for pennies at garage sales, thrift stores and doll shows. I have hung onto them all this time, thinking I would sell most of them at a profit. But I keep checking eBay and it seems you can't give them away--not even Donny mint in the box. Poor Donny. He and his little purple socks will soon be donated to the thrift store, along with the loose sister dolls and the extra Marie dress.

Made by Mattel in the 1970s at the height of their TV show, these dolls also had extra fashions and even a television stage playset. I think those are more valuable, but unfortunately I don't have any of them. I did come across a pile of extra Donny and Marie fashions at a doll show once, but the lady wanted over $100 for them. Oh well.

Anyway, I'm going to keep the opened set in the back, displayed on stands with a few other celebrity dolls. They are cute and fairly good likenesses of the singing duo. But it's time for the others to leave. So "goodnight, everybody!" I hope someone at the thrift store finds you and gives you a good home!

1 comment:

Mrs. D. Smith said...

Awww... I wish I saw this before I bid on a set in EBay! My sister and I played with Donny and Marie for years. We had so many Barbie dolls but after we moved, only Donny and Marie survived. My sister gave the dolls away when she was in high school (many years ago) and I want to get another set for her. Such fond memories!!!!