This is a Pleasant Company RARE White Body Kirsten Doll in Meet Outfit Accessories Box. This lovely RARE and EARLY West German Made Pleasant Company Kirsten Doll is for the serious American Girl Doll Collector.She has the RARE WHITE CLOTH BODY and perfect bright blue eyes with very long soft feathery brown lashes (No silver eye), and her blond hair is in the original braids with her original blue tape bows. She is marked Pleasant Company in large block letters under the short hair at the nape of her neck. Nor is there an artist mark behind her right ear. She has the earlier stitched strip wig. Kirstens joints are very tight and she can stand on her own. The vinyl body, that is viewable, is very clean and pristine with no odor. Her BEAUTIFUL facial coloring includes the desired pretty pink lips, and some blush to her cheeks accented with clean shiny blond hair. I have carefully examined the part of her white cloth body that can be seen and it is clean and white. The neck strings are long, flat and intact indicative of the earlier dolls. Kirsten is wearing her original Meet outfit consisting of her blue calico cotton dress with grow strip/pleat at the bottom, red and white stripe apron, brown striped stockings, white pantalettes, and soft brown lace up boots. Her accessories include embroidered spoon bag around her waist, wooden spoon (still has the Made in Taiwan gold label), red-checked sunbonnet, embroidered hankie, and amber-colored heart pendant necklace.
The apron has the original factory-tied bow in back. The dress has the paper label which reads Made in West Germany For/Pleasant Company/Doll Contains/All New Synthetic Fiber/1986 Pleasant Company Inc. Kirsten has a few issues with her outfit fabric from Age.The blue calico dress has some very slight fade to the front of the dress (as she was stored face up in the box) most notably to the bodice and sleeves. The back of the dress and under the apron are a little brighter. The elastic on the red check bonnet fall in back has stretched. The white pantaloons elastic has completely stretched and the white cotton muslin pantaloons have aged/foxed yellow-tan-ish in color from the hips position on down to the lace trim edge (not on the lace however as that has not aged). The shoe laces still have the factory tied bows.
She comes in her original burgundy box correctly marked KD in a white heart to one end. The box has closet shelf wear and tear including some discoloration to the burgundy color lid, scuffing and creases. The interior of the lid has significant yellow/tan color aging and foxing.
The box retains the cardboard Pleasant Company box band which also has some aging/foxing to the band reverse side (not on the printed side). Kirsten is very very lovely and a RARE doll in this completely original condition. None of the issues pertain to the doll, only the Natural age of the fabric and cardboard used at the time of her making. American Girl dolls of this HIGH QUALITY are just not made anymore.Please note- I did not undress her to preserve the original condition that she is in including the factory tied shoe and apron bows. This gorgeous doll does not have any odor from anything, musty or otherwise. The aging to the box and white fabric is just that-- from age. The item "Pleasant Company RARE White Body Kirsten Doll in Meet Outfit Accessories Box" is in sale since Monday, February 05, 2018. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Brand, Company, Character\American Girl\Kirsten". The seller is "njsdolls" and is located in Greenfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.