The Historical Collection
The Historical Collection comprises seven dolls, six inches high, and fully jointed, in what must be one of the most unusual set of dolls created by the Nisbet factory. The really unusual thing about them was that they were dressed to resemble King Henry VIII, and his six wives.
Peggy Nisbet was always fascinated by Henry and his wives, and it was a subject matter that she returned to many times, over the years. This set, a great hit with collectors, was introduced in 1979, but production of these, (and all the miniatures), ceased in 1981.
Perhaps the relatively high cost of production caused by their complicated construction and detailed (but tiny) costumes made them too expensive to be profitable to produce - or perhaps the market couldn't afford them.
Whatever the cause, the Miniature Historicals are unique amongst Nisbet dolls - And the stunning Historicals were the best of the lot!
The complete collection is listed below :
|M.930||King Henry VIII|
|M.931||Katherine of Aragon|
|M.934||Anne of Cleves|
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