These are pictures of dolls in my private collection. They are only to enjoy, they are Not for sale. Some are Bleuettes and some are her friends.
In case you do not know Bleuette dolls were made in France from 1905 to 1960. This doll was only available to subscribers of the girls' magazine La Semaine de Suzette (LSDS) published by Gautier-Languereau (GL)
The first ones are known as "Premiere Bleuette" They were given free to those who had placed an order for a year's subscription to the magazine. Twenty thousand Jumeau Dolls were ordered from the Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés et Jouets (SFBJ) for the initial advertisement. Amazingly sixty thousand subscriptions were received. So the first supply of Bleuette dolls were gone before the first issue was even released in Febuary 1905.
More than 1,060 LSDS clothes and accessory patterns were published for Bleuette in the magazine over the 55 years she was available. LSDS also contained recipes, stories, games, advice and etiquette for girls.
Gautier-Languereau also sold ready-made clothes and accessories through a catalog from 1916-1960 for Bleuette.
The original Bleuette doll had a fully jointed composition body. She was 27 cm (10" 5/8) until 1933, then 29 cm (11 3/8) production ended in 1960. Her head was bisque until World War II. Then Bleuette had a composition head until 1958 and a hard plastic body and head from 1958-1960.
The antique Bleuette dolls and the reproductions of her continue to be very popular today with modern doll collectors.
Her name is Mariselle. She has blue glass eyes and blonde mohair bob.
Her name is Katrianne-Katie for short. Katie has blue glass eyes and a red human hair braided wig.