85-6520 Laurel and Hardy
Issue quantity unknown - Issued in 1990
The 100th Anniversary set of Larry Harmon’s “Laurel and Hardy” dolls were issued as a limited Edition by Dakin, soon after they had taken over the Nisbet business.
When they sold it on in 1991, the new owners, Diane Jones International, continued to supply a range of the Nisbet dolls, made to the same exacting standards laid down by Peggy Nisbet in the early 1950’s. This Laurel and Hardy set is identical to the Dakin Limited Edition, but were not supplied with the Certificate.
Diane Jones International closed down when the owners retired in 1999
Knowledgeable collectors will know that Nisbet produced two other variations of the duo –
P/756 Stan Laurel and P/757 Oliver Hardy in “The Music Box” in 1977, (blue dungarees), and
P/768 Stan Laurel and P/769 Oliver Hardy in “Swiss Miss”, in 1983 (Lederhosen)