Limited Edition (not numbered)

King George VI - Coronation Robes

Limited to the quantity produced in 1983 only

Shown here (above) in his Coronation Robes is the last King of England, King George IV, the father of our present Queen

Picture taken from page 3 of the 1983/1984 "House of Nisbet" Doll Catalogue

Collectors should note that this doll, although issued in 1983, is shown above (in the 1983/1984 Catalogue ), wearing an earlier plastic version of the State Crown.   This was superseded by the more elaborate and detailed cast metal crown shown in the first and second pictures above.   This cast metal crown was introduced in February 1979, and is a useful guide to collectors in dating some dolls.   We think that the doll picture above was from a prototype, dressed with the earlier plastic crown, simply for convenience

In particular, collectors should look out for early models of HM Queen Elizabeth II in her Coronation Robes, (model P/400), as any dolls wearing the plastic crown shown on this George VI (above) will have been manufactured prior to February 1979


21st September 2023


Important Announcement


My dear wife, Christine, passed away on the 8th December, 2021after 8 weeks in hospital. I was by her side, when she slipped away from me peacefully, with no pain or suffering.


Chris had been struggling with a slow decline in health, associated with a progressive, untreatable, and ultimately terminal lung disease, and finally succumbed to her old adversary, Pneumonia.


We had been friends for 55 years, together as a couple for 50 years, and married just a month short of 48 years, when she died.   


This website was Chris's idea, and I did all the technical stuff, to make it work.   After news of Chris's passing reached her close friends in the doll collecting world, I was deeply touched and gratified to hear their tributes to my dear wife, and I must thank them all for their kindness and support.   Ultimately, it was her doll friends that gave me the courage to continue with the website.


In the months before her eventual hospitalisation, Chris had outlined a number of additions and changes she wanted to make to the website, and it is my intention to honour those wishes, and to implement the changes we had considered, over the coming weeks and months.


I must apologise to all those who have written to us via the website, only to have your emails go unanswered.   Unfortunately, the email system had been hacked aroung the time Chris was going into hospital, and many emails must have been lost, as a result.


As you might imagine, I felt completely broken by Chris's loss, and it is only now, almost 22 months after her passing, that I have felt strong enough to even look at the website again.   


My aim is to continue with the website, and to implement Chris's aims for her many new ideas as soon as I can.   In the meantime, I have hopefully got the email system sorted out, and I will attempt to answer any enquiries as soon as I can, and to send replies with the same high degree of accuracy that a reply from Chris would have had.


From now on, I will be flying solo, whilst my co-pilot and guide will be soaring much higher, (though she is always in my heart, and in my thoughts).


My thanks to all our website visitors for your continued support


Dave (also known as Arthur), and Chris, (my lost love, Guinevere)


Christine Poulten

25th December 1949 - 8th December 2021