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Grecons from America
I found these last weekend when I was searching for my yellow kitchen. They don't have labels on the back but all have melon feet. As new, they were found in a box and didn't look as if they had ever been played with.
Posted by lallyp on April 13, 2013 Full Size| Slideshow

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Janice
5:25 PM on May 28, 2013 
lallyp says...
Janice I hope you don't mind me adding these to your Album but it seemed apt.

No problem, it will be good if others add to it. New to Grecons and happy to see others.
lallyp
11:36 AM on April 19, 2013 
Rosemary says...
Thats really interesting, Valerie, because the chauffeur is the biggest Grecon that I have ever seen. The average height is 4" for an early Melon Foot and by the 1940s they had shrunk to around the 3 1/2 mark with their metal feet. Whatever hormones has "it" been taking!

Perhaps he/she was a prototype?
Rosemary
9:08 AM on April 19, 2013 
Thats really interesting, Valerie, because the chauffeur is the biggest Grecon that I have ever seen. The average height is 4" for an early Melon Foot and by the 1940s they had shrunk to around the 3 1/2 mark with their metal feet. Whatever hormones has "it" been taking!
lallyp
3:44 AM on April 17, 2013 
Rosemary says...
I have just seen these, Valerie, they are amazing. How tall is the chauffeur - compared to the children he (she?) looks tall, How tall are the tiny tots? How sad that the family have been divided after all these years.

Rosemary, the chauffeur is 6 inches to the topmost part of her cap, the sailor is 3 &1/4 inches, the girl is a tad over 3 &1/2 and the dolly is 2 &1/2 inches.
christine jaeger
12:07 AM on April 17, 2013 
just looking at these lovelies and it just struck me how similar their hats/caps are.. i think they might have been made by the same person....
Jane
10:56 PM on April 16, 2013 
OMG, I've just seen these, they are AMAZING. What a beautiful bunch of Grecons in this album (sigh).
lallyp
1:40 PM on April 15, 2013 
Rosemary says...
I have just seen these, Valerie, they are amazing. How tall is the chauffeur - compared to the children he (she?) looks tall, How tall are the tiny tots? How sad that the family have been divided after all these years.

I will measure them, Rosemary!
Rosemary
12:29 PM on April 15, 2013 
I have just seen these, Valerie, they are amazing. How tall is the chauffeur - compared to the children he (she?) looks tall, How tall are the tiny tots? How sad that the family have been divided after all these years.
12Create
11:19 PM on April 14, 2013 
They are such cute dolls and lovely little outfits.
lallyp
6:08 PM on April 14, 2013 
He does look very feminine come to think of it!
Zoe H
5:36 PM on April 14, 2013 
The two little ones are making shy eyes at each other and dolly has noticed. Meanwhile the chauffeur, a lady secretly dressed as a man, is feeling very pleased with herself because she can, of course, drive every bit as well as a man!
lallyp
1:45 PM on April 14, 2013 
Patty Worsdale says...
oo yes, a chauffer surely! it was the trousers and boots that made me think otherwise. now I see that he does look rather like 'Branson', the chauffer in 'Downton Abbey'! I love his little specs..

He's a handsome fellow!
Patty W
1:06 PM on April 14, 2013 
oo yes, a chauffer surely! it was the trousers and boots that made me think otherwise. now I see that he does look rather like 'Branson', the chauffer in 'Downton Abbey'! I love his little specs..
Mrs B
6:28 AM on April 14, 2013 
Wow what a find ! They are Super !
Brooksey
5:48 AM on April 14, 2013 
I'm sure he's a chauffeur. They wore uniforms in the early days which reflected that the role had developed from coachmen, hence the jodhpurs.

I love the little girl's doll and the shy expression on the sailor-suited boy.

These are in fantastic condition, Valerie!
lallyp
5:26 AM on April 14, 2013 
Patty Worsdale says...
wow!...is that a German uniform? perhaps that's why they were still in the box and not played with??
Interesting that they are all blond haired too, I think?
Apparently, there was a whole family in the box including a nanny but they had already been sold. My husband says it is not a German uniform as far as he knows.
lallyp
5:24 AM on April 14, 2013 
christine jaeger says...
is he a chauffeur? they are gorgeous...

I bought him for a chauffeur. When Grandpa red waistcoat moves out of my Stockbroker garage, I think Emma and Alexander will buy a car.
christine jaeger
4:35 AM on April 14, 2013 
is he a chauffeur? they are gorgeous...
Patty W
4:15 AM on April 14, 2013 
wow!...is that a German uniform? perhaps that's why they were still in the box and not played with??
Interesting that they are all blond haired too, I think?
lallyp
4:17 PM on April 13, 2013 
Janice I hope you don't mind me adding these to your Album but it seemed apt.

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