A 1970s plastic 'Pippa' doll, with pale pink skin, long blonde hair, blue eyes with eyelashes still attached, red lips and painted brown eyebrows. The doll has four moving joints, which include her knees, waist, shoulders and head. The doll is wearing black plastic boots, which have 'Hong Kong' engraved on the right side of each boot. The doll has bright purple nylon shorts, that end just above her knees, which have a broken clip at the back to close. Underneath the shorts are a pair of white nylon/elastic knickers. She has a cotton polo neck, with full sleeves top on, which is pale pink and has assorted animals printed on in yellow, blue and green. She is also wearing a bright purple nylon sleeveless jacket that goes down to her knees.
Donated to the Museum of Childhood by Mrs Joyce Howard-Monks in 2010. Part of the contents of the ‘Hobbies’ doll’s house – inventory number 663517 - made by the donor’s father, Ronald Graham (b.1902), for his two grandchildren Lynn Pick (b.1964) and Dawn Lawton (b.1966).
Makers and roles
Palitoy , maker