Saturday, February 12, 2011

Nancy Francie


My mom bought me an eBay gift certificate for Christmas, and I really wanted to add another Nancy to my collection.  The problem with wanting one is that, living in the United States, they are very hard to find here.  I have to find a seller on eBay (either France or Spain) that is willing to ship me the doll at an affordable rate.  I ended up paying 25 Euros for this doll (not including shipping), which, after I received her, was decidedly too expensive.  Her poor little feet were chewed up by a dog, and her hair had been cut.  I knew about the hair cut, but it was worse than I thought.  Of course, regardless of her faults, I love her anyway.  I have decided to name her Francie, since she came from France.

I spent some time cleaning Francie up, because she was very dirty. After she got clean, I gave her some clothes. Then she went outside for a photo shoot.

Now, the only problem I have left, is deciding whether or not to reroot her.  I think she definitely needs rerooting, because unless she is wearing a scarf, her poor hair looks a little wild (and very short).  So I wanted to take a poll and see what color everyone thinks I should use!  I really like her as a blonde, since I'm blonde, but I also have a nice shade of red hair I could use.  The only qualm I have about that is my other two Nancys are redheads, and I'd like a little diversity in my collection.
Here are the colors.  From clockwise they are:  brownette, light blonde, candy apple red, dirty blonde, copper red, and seafoam green (haha, I really don't want to use this one but I did have it on hand).  So what do you think?  What color should I use? VoteWHICH COLOR HAIR SHOULD FRANCIE HAVE?
Light Blonde
Candy Apple Red
Dirty Blonde
Seafoam Green
Copper Red

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  1. Muy guapa, una pena lo del pelo ¿la vas a injertar? te quedara guapisima.

  2. Dear Allison,
    Congratulations for having a new Nancy added at your collection. I tell you, that even if you think that you payed a lot, in view of the conditions of the doll, in fact, that was nothing at all! I have seen collectors paying trice that prize for dolls in a even worse condition, hahahahaha! It looks like she is from the 80's, which are little less expensive than the really vintage of the 70's.
    If you want to become a real expert in Nancys, take a look at the blog: Nostalgia por Nancy de Famosa, for the blogger is a real expert on the theme! It has also very useful tutorials about these dolls!

    I like the name, it suits her very well!

    Have you think about buying the new versions of the re-editions of the classic ones? At (it's quite important to write "es" meaning Spain, of course) you can buy new ones and have more information in English. Good luck!

    Greetings from here to over there!

  3. Hi Julieta!
    Thanks! Yes, I have been to, but shipping to the United States is 60 euros!!!! That is way too expensive for me. I may end up having to spend that though, because I really want the new Nancy that is being released this March.

  4. Nancy is from Spain . She is the number one Spanish doll . Love her .