This second part of the Grecon Doll Collection includes vintage Grecon dolls that have either minor damage, replacement clothes, repairs or actually major damage including loss of limbs. If you are a fan of Grecon dolls and one of those people who are able to breathe new life into these old treasures, then these may be of interest to you. Some of the more dilapidated dolls could be used for “spares”. These have been priced accordingly and there are some bargains to be had. NB. There are one or two Tomac dolls on this page too.
CURRENTLY THERE ARE OVER 20 INDIVIDUAL GRECON DOLLS STILL AVAILABLE ON THIS PAGE, PLUS 2 SETS OF MULTIPLE DOLL SETS
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.
Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs
Grecon Male In Brown Jacket & Light Coloured Trousers – Moth Damage (?) @ £14.00
Here is a nice Grecon male doll with dark brown hair, drawn on facial details plus tiny wool loops as ears, dark wire glass, brown felt jacket and matching waistcoat which still has all three tiny black bead “buttons” down the front. He has original blue thread tie and shirt detail, he also has original light coloured fabric trousers but please note that the trousers are badly snagged….or are they moth holes? As a precaution I put him in my freezer for two weeks anyway but just like the doll above, the brown jacket has not a single hole. On the back is his original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label and he has both original black shoes. Measures 3 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC – Grecon Male Doll In Brown Jacket & Light Coloured Trousers
Grecon Male Doll With Blue Jacket & Trousers – Moth Damage @ £14.00
Here is another nice Grecon male doll with light brown hair, drawn on facial features plus tiny wool loops as ears, dark blue felt jacket and matching waistcoat, that still has all three tiny black bead “buttons” down the front. He has original thread tie and striped shirt detail. His navy blue trousers may not be original as the sewing is a little chaotic plus there is a thread bound around the left leg (?). There is a hole, presumably an old moth hole, on his right jacket sleeve. As a precaution I did put him in my freezer for two weeks. On the back is his original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label and he has both original black shoes. Measures 3 1/2″ high.
Ref: SC – Male Grecon Doll In Blue Jacket & Trousers
Grandpa Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs
Ref: SC – Grandpa Grecon 1 @ £9.00 – This Grandpa Grecon doll is in a worn and heavily played with condition. He has white woollen hair with some repair overstitching in pure white wool at the back , wire glasses, remnants of drawn on features…but the face material has split in two places and the wadding is showing through. However, because of his woolly beard, is not as first noticeable as if he didn’t have a beard! He has original black felt jacket, striped fabric shirt, grey felt waistcoat, woollen tie and black/white checked material trousers. The jacket is showing wear. He has five of the six original tiny bead “buttons” on his waistcoat, the sixth white button is a replacement. Remarkably he still has all six black bead “buttons” down the sides of his jacket and he still has his GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back. His trousers have repair stitches in the crotch area. His right hand has a hint of the end wire just beginning to Now to his shoes…he appears to have one small black painted lead shoe, and the right shoe is a replacement – also lead but a little larger and painted burgundy. He measures 3 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC- Grandpa Grecon 3 @ £7.50. This Grandpa Grecon doll may still have his original clothes but they are in a poor condition. The doll itself though appears quite robust in stature. He has white woollen hair and fluffy beard, drawn on facial features and wire glasses. His black felt jacket has been oversewn in places with blue cotton, it also has six replacement tiny bead “buttons”. The waistcoat also has six replacement buttons, one being a different colour to the rest ie. black. The woollen tie has been overstitched in blue cotton. The trousers have several holes/splits and looks like on at least one of the holes there has been an attempt to darn it. Both original black painted shoes are present, albeit with paint loss and on the back the original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND is present. Measures 3 1/4″ high.
ALL OTHERS SOLD
Male Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs 1-3
Ref: SC – Male Grecon Doll 1 @ £10.00 – This Grecon male has white woollen hair, drawn on facial features which I suspect have been touched up by a previous owner, white material shirt, remnants of a purple woollen tie, navy blue felt waistcoat and jacket, blue material trousers and lead painted shoes. The jacket is in a worn condition and has been darned on left arm, waistcoat is super with original three tiny black bead “buttons”. The trousers have been darned on the right knee and have a stain on the back of the right leg. Binding on lower arms are missing and bit of wadding shows, so too a bit of the end of wire on right hand. The more I look at him, the more I think his jacket sleeves are shorter than they should be and just noticed that lower edge of jacket has for some reason been given zigzag edges? Grecon label is missing. Measures 3 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC – Male Grecon Doll 2 @ £10.00 – This Grecon male doll has dark brown woollen hair with a tiny patch of oversewing in a terracotta wool on the back right side of head (presumably for repair), drawn on facial features (please note that these have been touched up by a previous owner and he looks a little bit scary) plus there is some tiny split in facial material around the right hairline side. He has original light brown felt jacket and waistcoat, multi coloured woollen tie, white shirt with felt collar, black fabric trousers and black lead shoes. The waistcoat has three tiny bead “buttons” and on the back there is the GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label. Measures 3 5/8″ high.
Ref: SC – Male Grecon Doll 3 @ £12.00 – This Grecon male doll has dark brown woollen hair with drawn on features, however please note that he has a considerable worn patch of facial material on the lower left side of his face. Maybe he could be given a scarf to hide this patch? Other than this damage, the rest of him is not too bad. His clothes are original which include his navy blue felt jacket and waistcoat, woollen tien and white material shirt with white felt collar. He has blue fabric trousers and black painted shoes. The white leg binding is just visible at the bottom of each trouser leg which makes him look like he has white socks on! 🙂 The end piece of wool on his right hand is just beginning to come adrift and needs fixing. He still has the GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back. Measures 3 1/4″ high.
Male Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs 4-5
Ref: SC – Male Grecon Doll 4 @ £9.00 – This Grecon male has dark brown woollen hair, wire glasses and drawn on facial features. The back of his hair has some repair stitching, mostly on the back of the neck in a combination of light brown wool and orange thread. His original light brown jacket is not only heavily stained and faded, but the left hand has been overstitched in orange thread to the end of the jacket sleeve. He still has the original three white bead “buttons” on his waistcoat, so to his striped shirt and woollen tie but please note the white felt shirt collar is heavily stained plus has awkward repair stitching in orange thread, which carries over onto the shoulders of his jacket. The brown and black checked fabric trousers have been patched in two places on the left leg. He has both lead feet but with much black paint loss. Grecon label is missing. Measures 3 1/2″ high.
Ref: SC – Male Grecon Doll 5 @ £10.00 – The Grecon male has dark brown woollen hair, wire glasses (sewn on with white cotton), facial drawn features, striking material turquoise shirt with woollen tie. His felt waistcoat with tiny bead ” buttons”is just visible but I suspect it has sustained some damage, as the brown felt jacket has been fixed down to hide most of the waistcoat and has been give two slightly oversized bead “buttons” in the process. The left sleeve has repair oversewing and the right sleeve has been shortened, presumably as a repair because it appears to have been stitched to the arm. The original light brown fabric trousers have been darned heavily on the lower right leg. Both black painted lead feet are present, so too the original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back. Measures 3 1/2″ high.
Female Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs 1-3
Ref: SC – Female Grecon Doll 1 @ £11.00 SOLD
Ref: SC – Female Grecon Doll 2 @ £10.00 – This Grecon lady in her original floral patterned skirt and remnants of the top half of her blouse(?) has had both arms and legs rebound in pink wool but even that is now coming off with wadding showing through. She has dark brown woollen hair, drawn on features but with a split in material just above her mouth detail and again to the side of her left eye. However she still has both tiny red beads for earrings. She has blue painted lead shoes and original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back. Measures 3 5/8″ high.
Ref: SC – Female Grecon Doll 3 @ £13.00 – This Grecon lady is in a relatively not too bad played with condition. She has brown woollen hair ( there appears to be a tiny splodge of orange paint on the back of her hair), drawn on facial features, tiny bead earrings, original yellow felt dress complete with tiny bead brooch. She still has white painted lead shoes, some paint loss. However it is her extended neck that is a little too long and am wondering if there should have been a collar or scarf or something around it, or did the maker of this doll just simply give her a long neck? Her legs have also been rebound in a gold coloured wool I suspect and are just beginning to unravel underneath the dress. On the back of the dress is the original label GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label. Measures 3 1/2″ high.
Female Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs 5-6
Ref: SC – Female Grecon Doll 5 @ £9.00 – This Grecon female has light brown hair, original drawn on features, a curiously patterned piece of material for a front panel under her dress, a glue felt dress which has a massive crease at the front so needs encouragement to flatten down in order to protect her modesty!. There is a brown stain on the back of the dress over her left shoulder and upper left dress back. The original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label is sewn on the back of the dress. Her leg binding is unravelling, particularly on the left leg where the wadding is highly visible, so both of these legs need rebinding. Her red lead shoes are still remaining. Measures 3 1/4″ high.
ALL OTHERS SOLD
Grecon Baby Dolls In Original Clothes (?) With Damage/Repairs
Ref: SC-Grecon Baby 1 @ £5.00 – This little Grecon baby has been rebound with pink thread I think. I am not sure if her dress is a replacement or original? She has knickers in the same fabric as dress but there is discolouration of her knickers, presumably glue stains? Her hair is lovely, very curly in light coloured wool. She has drawn on features and lace around her collar. Even though she has been repaired, she is a nice looking doll in a robust condition. Measures 2 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC-Grecon Baby 2 @ £4.00 –This little doll has had her right leg repaired on the top half, consequently it is now a little longer than the left leg…poor girl! 🙂 Other than the leg, the rest of her is in a more or less original condition. She has woollen hair, drawn on facial features albeit mostly worn off apart from her mouth, so am wondering if it may have been touched up at a later date? Her dress is a pretty pink material with white dots, edged in lace. Her arms have original binding and are intact. Her left leg has original binding, so too her right leg – the repair bright pin thread replacement is right at the top of her leg and hidden under her dress. She still has her GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the reverse. She is a little grubby. Measures 2 1/4″.
Grecon Boy Dolls In Original Clothes Repairs/Damage 1-2
Ref: SC- Grecon Boy Doll 1 @ £7.00 – This little Grecon boy doll is in completely original condition other than someone has touched up his facial features and given him a rather exaggerated mouth in red pen! 🙂 He has light coloured woollen hair, drawn on facial features, orange t-shirt with big felt collar and remnants of green woollen tie – the collar is rather worn and a little torn at the back. He has original blue fabric trousers and the GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label is on the back. His arms are bound in original woollen binding, so too the legs but it is the legs that are beginning to unravel. He has red painted lead shoes. Measures 2 3/8″ high.
Ref: SC- Grecon Boy Doll 2 SOLD
Grecon Boy Dolls In Original Clothes Repairs/Damage 3-5
Ref: SC- Grecon Boy Doll 3 @ £7.00 – This young Grecon boy has original clothes and is not bad in condition, but does have completely new thread binding on both legs. He has woollen brown hair with some glue marking around hairline, drawn on facial features however I think his nose has been touched up (is rather red). He has original red felt top and blue shorts. The stitching has come undone on his red top and needs attention. His GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label is on the back. His arm binding is perfect but as mentioned above, the leg binding is replacement. He has two blue painted lead shoes. Measures 2 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC- Grecon Boy Doll 4 SOLD
Ref: SC- Grecon Boy Doll 5 @ £7.00 – This young Grecon boy has original clothes and is not bad in condition, but does have completely new thread binding on both legs. He has woollen light coloured hair and drawn on facial features. He has original blue felt top with white collar and red woollen tie, and green shorts. His GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label is on the back. His arm binding is perfect but as mentioned above, the leg binding is replacement. He has two white painted lead shoes, considerable paint loss. Measures 2 1/4″ high.
Grecon Girl Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs 1-2
Ref: SC- Grecon Girl Doll 1 @ £8.00- This little Grecon doll has big brown lead shoes and consequently can stand quite nicely. She has light coloured woollen hair with a little repair stitches of brown wool at each side of the face, plus a blue woollen bow, drawn on facial features but I am quite sure these have been touched up more recently and are quite bold. She has original patterned fabric dress with matching knickers, original flesh woollen binding on her arms but the white binding on her legs are a replacement. There are some blue stripes on the legs to presumably depict the top of socks. Her large brown painted shoes have paint loss. Her Grecon label is missing. Measures just under 2 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC- Grecon Girl Doll 2 @ £5.00 – This little Grecon doll has curly brown woollen hair with yellow woollen bow and drawn on facial features. She has completely rebound arms and legs in white thread, her blouse is of red lace and I think a replacement, but the well worn purple fabric skirt with a slight tear on the side is original, and has some remnants of a yellow woollen edging around the skirt edge but is missing at the front. The original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label is stitched to the skirt. The small blue painted lead shoes are present but oddly the end of the left leg wire is looped over the left shoe? Measures 2 3/4″ to top of bow.
Grecon Girl Dolls In Original Clothes With Damage/Repairs 3-5
Ref: SC- Grecon Girl Doll 3 @ £7.00. This little Grecon doll is in a reasonable well played with condition. Both her arms and legs have some unravelling and wadding showing through. Her dress is intact with red woollen braid embellishment, she has tiny blue stripes at the top of each sock to match her blue painted small lead shoes. She has curly white hair with red woollen bow, drawn on facial features, there is some glue marking around the hairline. Her dress is a little grubby at the back. She could benefit from having her arms and legs rebound. Grecon label is missing. Measures 2 1/4″ high.
Ref: SC – Young Grecon Girl Doll 4 @ £6.00 – This little Grecon doll is in a reasonable well played with condition. Her legs have almost completely unravelled with the wadding exposed. Her fabric dress is intact with blue braid embellishment around the edge and she has small red painted shoes, much paint loss. She has beige hair with grey addition (presumably repair) on the back 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.
Ref: SC – Young Grecon Girl Doll 5 @ £4.00 – This little Grecon doll is in an extremely well played with condition, a ittle grubby and playworn. Her legs have greatly unravelled legs with the wadding exposed in places, her right arm is just beginning to unravel. Her fabric dress is intact with blue braid embellishment around the edge and bodice, and she has small pink painted shoes, much paint loss. She has beige hair with brown ribbon and drawn on facial features. Her left leg at the knee is a little wobbly and it feels as though the internal wire could be almost broke so obviously this could benefit from having her legs nicely re-bound. Grecon label is missing. Measures 2 1/4″ high.
Grecon Dolls In Original Clothes & Missing One Lead Foot
Grandpa Grecon Doll In Original Clothing Missing One Foot @ £7.00
Here is a Grandpa Grecon doll missing one lead foot and in its place has a replacement foot consisting of a black thread bound end piece of wire. He has white woollen hair and fluffy beard, drawn on facial features, wire glasses, original black felt jacket still with six tiny black bead “buttons”, grey felt waistcoat with six tiny buttons, white shirt and remnants of black woollen tie. Black and white checked fabric trousers which have been heavily oversewn in blue cotton down the seam of right leg. There is a black ink(?) stain at the bottom end of the left trouser leg. He still retains his GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back. Hands are perfectly bound. Measures 3 3/8″ high.
Ref: SC- Grandpa Grecon Missing One Foot
Grecon Dolls Including Lead Feet But Replacement Clothes 1-3
Ref: SC – Grecon or Tomac(?) Grandpa With Lead Feet & Replacement Clothes 1 SOLD
Ref: SC – Grecon Male With Lead Feet & Replacement Suit 2 SOLD – Well what can I say about this chap! There is no mistaking him for anything else, he is most definitely a Grecon. He does in fact have the original GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label on his back and Grecon large black painted lead shoes, so is one of the older dolls. He also has a Grecon head with light brown hair but although he has drawn on facial features, someone has given him a bright orange mouth! Haha…he just makes me smile – he seems to have a unique character of all of his own!He has a pink woollen bow around his neck, he has a red felt waistcoat with a couple of tiny buttons, a felt suit jacket and trousers which have been sewn together using light coloured thread. He has been given two large blue buttons for his jacket. His hands are orginal and are bound beautifully. In fact he is of solid stature and stands beautifully. Measures 3 3/4″ high.
Ref: SC – Grecon Grandpa With Lead Feet & Part Replacement Clothes 3 SOLD– This Grecon Grandpa doll has white woollen hair and beard, wire glasses, drawn on features but please note that he has a tear right across his face above the glasses and down one side, consequently the wadding can be seen. He has original shirt and remants of woollen tie, so too black felt jacket with all six original tiny black beads down the edges. The jacket is torn considerably at the back. I think the purple felt waistcoat and black felt trousers are replacements. His hands are nicely bound with just only a hint of end wire at the end of the left hand. He has both black painted lead shoes, although one leg is longer than the other, so I suspect that his legs have had a makeover at some point. Measures 3 1/2″ high.
Original Grecon Dolls Including Lead Feet But Replacement Clothes 4-6
Ref: SC – Grecon Female With Melon Feet & Replacement Dress 4 @ £9.00 – This c1930s/40s Grecon doll with two lead white painted melon shape feet has curly light brown woollen hair and drawn on features. Please note that the facial material on the right hand side has a slight tear in it and the waddng can be seen. Her arms and legs have been rebound in pink wool but is slipping so wadding can be seen poking through. The right hand is beginning to unravel. The pink felt dress is a replacement. She is very old and I do hope that someone out there can breathe some new life into her, she definitely needs a little TLC. Measures 3 3/4″ high.
ALL OTHERS SOLD
Set Of Five Female Grecon Dolls, All Have Been Repaired With Replacement Clothes, All Have At Least One Replacement Foot SOLD
Here is a set of five Grecon dolls. Four have lost one lead shoe each and have some sort of attempt a replacement foot. The fifth doll has lost both lead shoes and has two mock feet. As you can see the lead feet have all (apart from Grandma) have had their one shoe painted blue…..and that their heavily bound wired feet have also been painted blue. Grandma has a black painted lead shoe and her other foot has been bound in black thread. All have replacement felt dresses, apart from the Grandma doll who has a red fabric dress edged in purple lace. The yellow dressed doll has GRECON LITTLE-PEOPLE MADE IN ENGLAND label on the back but it is highly unlikely that this is the original dress as it looks homemade. All have original woollen hair, the lady in red dress has red earrings, all have drawn on facial features and all have rebound limbs. If anyone out there is clever with a needle and thread then I am sure these little dolls could be enhanced further and be of use to someone. They al measure around 3 1/2″ to 3 3/4″ tall.
Ref: Set Of Five Heavily Repaired Female Grecon Dolls
Mixed Set Of Four Grecon Young Girl Dolls – Various States Of Repair & Two Are Missing Lead Feet @ £10.00
Here is a mixed bunch of four young Grecon girl dolls – could be useful to someone who is clever with a needle and thread. The two pink outfits are homemade but the green and cream checked material dress with GRECON MADE IN ENGLAND label is original, so too I think the white outfit with red and blue woollen embellishments. All have original woollen hair and drawn on facial features, apart from the odd looking doll with the replaced head made out of white material. The little doll in white outfit has no feet at all but her legs have been bound in such a way that they are nicely rounded off and actually look quite nice. The doll with the odd head has perfect leads and both blue painted lead shoes. The doll in green checked dress has both lead shoes but oddly the leg wire has been hooked over both shoes and painted blue. The tiny doll in pink outfit has no lead shoes at all but an attempt has been made to create feet by bending over end of leg wires and painting them blue. They each measure between 2 1/4″ – 3″ high.
Ref: Set Of Four Heavily Repaired Young Girl Grecon Dolls
Set Of Four Grecon Boys In Various States Of Repair – Three With One Lead Shoe @ £8.00
Here is a useful set of four Grecon dolls. The boy in red felt top and yellow shorts has a covered flat button head with one lead melon shoe, which has been painted blue and an attempt to create another shoe on the left leg has been done by painting over the end of leg binding. I think he must have had replacement legs. The boy in red shorts has both lead shoes missing and has been given mock shoes by the same method of painting over the ends of the leg binding…he does have original Grecon label on the back. The other two dolls have one lead shoe still present, both have been painted blue and they also both have mock feet by the painting blue over end of leg binding. It is hard to tell who has the original clothing and who doesn’t it but they are all reasonably clothed. They all have woollen hair and drawn on features but as you can see from the photo, I think all have had their facial features touched up in some way. The lad in purple jumper has a tear across the lower left side of his face. Three measure 2 1/4″ high but the lad with replacement legs measures 2 3/4″ high.
Ref: SC- Set Of Four Repaired Grecon Boy Doll