Limited Signature Edition
Inauguration Ball, 20th January 1981
Made to commemorate the election of President Ronald Reagan
Limited to 1000 Sets - Issued in 1982
These dolls were primarily intended for the American market, where Nisbet dolls had a large following, but they were also available worldwide through local outlets and mail order.
After graduating from college, the young Ron Reagan became a radio announcer. A screen test in 1937 landed him a Hollywood contract – (he appeared in 53 films). In 1970 he was elected Governor of California. He was elected 40th President of the United States of America, in 1980. Ronald Reagan’s life story showed the world that America truly is the land of opportunity!
President Reagan’s second wife, (his first was Jane Wyman), Nancy Davis, (also an actor), married Ronald in 1952. They had two children, Patricia Ann and Ronald Prescott. This doll is wearing a faithful recreation of the dress Nancy wore for the Inauguration Ball.
We have included details for these dolls taken from the 1986 Catalogue, but they were first issued in 1986
There is a second Ronald Reagan doll available to collectors, showing him dressed as a Cowboy - It is P/738 - Ronald Reagan at the Western White House
The complete set consisted of two dolls :
- P/736 - Ronald Reagan
- P/737 - Nancy Reagan
Each doll came with a Certificate of authenticity
The slideshow below displays the entire "Inauguration" doll collection
The doll pictures will auto run as a slide show in the window above.
Press F5 (function key 5 on your keyboard), to re-start the slide show.
Alternatively, you may control the slideshow manually – follow the steps below :
- Place the cursor at the bottom of the window to access thumbnail and navigation control bar
- Click on the “?” (question mark) symbol (bottom left hand side of the control bar) for a detailed explanation of the controls
- See a full screen slideshow by clicking on the “Square with Arrow” symbol (2nd from right on the control bar)
- Use the keyboard arrow keys to move forward and back through the slideshow, as desired
- Use the “ESC” key to leave full screen mode