Grecon Doll Collection – PART ONE

This particular collection belonged to a lady who had been collecting Grecon dolls since her childhood in the 1950s, culminating in a much loved collection of over 150 dolls.  It is now her family’s wish that these little dolls go to new homes  where they will continue to be appreciated and cherished.

To date, this is the largest collection of Grecon dolls KT Miniatures has handled, and due to the diversity of age, clothing and condition,  for ease I have split the collection into two parts. On this page you will find around 70 Grecon dolls that range from excellent to relatively good condition and have been priced accordingly. PLEASE NOTE:  you will also find one or two Tomac dolls on the this  page (similar to Grecon), which also came with this collection.

PART TWO of this collection feature on a separate page, they include all the other dolls that have been repaired or which may be  missing a foot (or two).  In fact  some are downright dilapidated (and a little whacky) but could be useful for “spares”. They too have been priced accordingly and there are some bargains to be had, particularly if you are clever with a needle and cotton.

CURRENTLY THERE ARE 9 GRECON DOLLS STILL AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE

For those of you who are not familiar with Grecon dolls………..they are dolls made with wire frames bound in wool which are fixed to stuffed material heads. They usually have woollen hair (some much later versions appeared with artificial hair), drawn on facial features, painted lead feet, material clothes and various embellishments. These dolls would have had a Grecon label on the reverse but in little hands, these often went astray.  You could bend their limbs into all kinds of positions and have been popular since Miss Cohn started making them back in the 1930s.  They continued to be made until the 1980s and are suitable for 1/16th scale dolls house.


Vintage Older Version  Grecon BrideSOLD


Vintage  Grecon GroomSOLD


Vintage Later Version Grecon Bride (replacement shoe)  SOLD


 

c1930s/40s  Grecon Doll With Melon Feet SOLD

Vintage Small Grecon Girl With Melon Feet @ £30.00 SOLD


Vintage Small Grecon Girl In Purple Outfit With Melon Feet  SOLD


Vintage Grecon Grandma With Larger Feet SOLD


Vintage Grecon Doll In Austrian Costume SOLD

Vintage Grecon Doll In Dutch Costume SOLD


Vintage Grecon Man In Trilby Hat & CoatSOLD


Vintage Girl With Green Dress  SOLD


Vintage  Young Grecon Girl In Party DressSOLD


Vintage Grecon Lady In Pink Frock SOLD

Vintage Grecon Lady In Posh Outfit SOLD


Vintage Grandpa Grecon Doll In Dressing Gown & Pyjama bottoms  SOLD

Vintage Grandma Grecon Doll In Nightdress  SOLD


Vintage Grecon Grandma Dolls SOLD OUT

Vintage Grecon Grandma Dolls SOLD OUT


Vintage Grandpa Grecon Dolls

 

Ref: Grandpa Grecon Doll 3 @ £18.00 – This old Grandpa doll is in a reasonably good played with condition. He has white woollen hair, original facial features, wire glasses and a slightly fluffy woollen beard. His black felt jacket has three weeny black bead “buttons” down each side of the jacket edges, a grey felt waistcoat with four  further bead “buttons” – however two are missing. He has a white material shirt, black woollen tie,  navy blue felt trousers and small black painted lead shoes. Then ends of his hands are a little stained….looks like a little rust coming through from the internal wire. He is in excellent played with condition. His Grecon label is missing. Measures 3 1/4″ high.

ALL OTHERS SOLD

Vintage Grandpa Grecon Dolls

Ref: Grandpa Grecon Doll 4 @ £22.00 –  Here is a grandpa Grecon doll, with  white woollen hair, original facial features, wire glasses and a fluffy woollen beard.  His black felt jacket has five of what would have been six weeny black bead “buttons”  collectively down the side of the jacket edges. Also on the back of the jacket at the left sleeve/shoulder seam there are about 7-8 tiny repair stitches in blue cotton.  However his  grey felt waistcoat still has all six of the original bead “buttons” down the front. He has a checked material shirt, black woollen tie plus black and white checked material trousers, and he has small black painted lead shoes. He is in a reasonably good played with condition.  . He still has the  GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back of his jacket. Measures 3 1/2″ high.

Ref: Grandpa Grecon Doll 5 @ £20.00 – Here is a grandpa Grecon doll, with  white woollen hair, original facial features, wire glasses and a fluffy woollen beard.  His black felt jacket has four of what would have been six weeny black bead “buttons”  collectively down the side of the jacket edges.  However his  brown felt waistcoat still has his original two sequin  “buttons” down the front. He has a white material shirt, a black woollen tie which has been stitched to hang over the top of his waistcoat (bit strange),  and  black and white small checked material trousers. His trousers have some brown staining in places.He has small black painted lead shoes. His right hand is a little grubby and his left hand woollen binding is just beginning to unravel. Overall he is in a reasonably good played with condition.  .He still has the  GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back of his jacket. Measures 3 1/4″ high.

Ref: Grandpa Grecon Doll 6  @ £18.00   – Here is a grandpa Grecon doll, with  white woollen hair, original facial features, wire glasses and a fluffy woollen beard.  His hair at the back has brown glue marks showing through.  His black felt jacket has all six original weeny black bead “buttons”  that are collectively down the two sides of the jacket edges.  His grey felt waistcoat too still has all six of the original bead “buttons” down the front. He has a white material shirt, a black woollen tie and  black and white small checked material trousers. His trousers have a couple of blue cotton repair stitches on the front trouser panel. He has small black painted lead shoes. Overall he is in a reasonably good played with condition.   However please note that his Grecon label is missing.  Measures 3 1/4″ high.

Ref: Grandpa Grecon Doll 7 @ £18.00 – Here is a grandpa Grecon doll, with  white woollen hair, original facial features, wire glasses and a fluffy woollen beard.    His black felt jacket has all six original weeny black bead “buttons”  that are collectively down the two sides of the jacket edges.  His grey felt waistcoat too still has all six of the original bead “buttons” down the front. He has a white material shirt, a black woollen tie and  black and white small checked material trousers. His trousers have several snags down the legs and on the back of his right jacket sleeve there is glue marking He has small black painted lead shoes, however they have very little black paint remaining. Overall he is in a reasonably good played with condition.   However please note that his Grecon label is missing.  Measures 3 1/4″ high.


Vintage Grecon Baby Dolls SOLD OUT


Vintage Young Grecon Girl Dolls With Big Feet

Ref: Young Grecon Doll 3 With Big Feet @ £21.00 – Lovely  little Grecon doll with big brown painted shoes, brown curly woollen hair with a brightly coloured halo of embroidered flowers, drawn on facial features (there is a tiny snag in the material jon the face – mainly by the right eye), brightly coloured floral dress and matching knickers, flesh bound arms and legs, with white woollen socks and red edge. The dress is edged with red braid. Missing Grecon label. In good played with condition. Measures 2 1/4″ high.

ALL OTHERS SOLD


Vintage Young Grecon Girl Dolls 1-3 SOLD OUT

Vintage Young Grecon Girl Dolls 4-6SOLD OUT


Vintage Young Grecon Girl Dolls10 -12

Ref: Young Grecon Girl Doll 10 @ £10.00. This little Grecon doll is in a solid condition, however please note that both arms and legs have been completely re-bound in white cotton thread. Her beige woollen hair has a pretty embroidered colourful woollen “flower” halo.  Her facial features have been drawn on and the blue/beige gingham dress with purple woollen edging and stitching around the neck, is original. She has small blue painted lead shoes, much paint loss. Grecon label is missing. Measures 2 1/4″ high.

Ref: Young Grecon Girl Doll 12 @ £12.00. SOLDThis little doll has big brown painted lead feet and is quite solid in stature. She has two tone woollen beige/brown hair, drawn on facial features, patterned fabric dress with a later addition of blue wool around the waist and bodice. Her arms are bound in flesh coloured wool and the wire end is just beginning to poke through on the left hand. Her legs have been compltely re-bound in white and yellow thread with the rather clumsy addition of blue wool around the top of the socks. Grecon label is missing. Overal she is in a good played with condition but could obviously benefit from having her legs re-bound properly. Her large brown shoes have considerable paint loss but they enable to stand beautifully. Measures 2 1/4″ high.

Ref: Young Grecon Girl Doll 13 @ £10.00 SOLD This little Grecon doll is in a reasonable well played with condition. An attempt to rebind her legs in both pink thread and beige wool are now coming undone and need properly redoing.   Her fabric dress is intact and original (although a little grubby particularly on the back), with blue braid embellishment around the edge and bodice, matching knickers plus she has small pink painted shoes, much paint loss.  She has beige curly hair with a blue woollen bow and drawn on facial features.  She is still solid in construction but obviously could benefit from having her legs re-bound.  Grecon label is missing. Measures 2 1/4″ high.

ALL OTHERS SOLD


Vintage Young Boy Grecon Dolls SOLD OUT


Vintage Grecon Girl Doll SOLD

Vintage Grecon Teenage Dolls SOLD OUT


Vintage Female Grecon Dolls

Ref: Female Grecon Doll 3 @ £25.00 – This Grecon lady has brown woollen hair,original facial features, two tiny metal leaf shaped sequin bead earrings, a felt red dress and a multi coloured bead brooch.  The front of her bodice part of the dress has a few red cotton repair stitches down the front. She has a gold metallic thread belt tied at the back.  Her legs have been bound in flesh coloured thread.  She has small blue painted lead shoes. On the back she still has her GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label. Her Grecon label is missing. Overall she is in a good played with condition. Measures 3 1/2″ high.

ALL OTHERS SOLD

Vintage Female Grecon Dolls SOLD OUT

 


Vintage Lady In Red & Blue Felt DressSOLD


Vintage Male Grecon Dolls SOLD OUT

 

Vintage Male Grecon Dolls

Ref: Male Grecon Doll 5 @ £26.00 –  This Grecon male doll has dark brown woollen hair, original drawn on facial features and little thread ears. He has a white shirt, two tone woollen  tie, grey felt jacket and waistcoat, three tiny black  bead “buttons” down the front of his waistcoat,grey material trousers and  black lead shoes with paint loss. He is missing his Grecon label. Overall he is in a good played with condition. Measures just under 3 1/2″ high.

ALL OTHERS SOLD

Vintage Male Grecon Dolls SOLD OUT


The following are not Grecon dolls but Tomac dolls made after WW2, but as they came with this collection I decided to include them within this section. They look very similar to Grecon dolls but their heads are slightly different shape as they are made with flat buttons, and they generally appear to have larger and heavy feet, although the boy scout doll has smaller feet, like the Grecons.


Vintage Tomac Shoolboy SOLD

Vintage Tomac Schoolgirl SOLD


Vintage Tomac Grandma SOLD

Vintage Tomac Boy Scout SOLD


CLICK HERE FOR PART TWO OF THIS GRECON COLLECTION