Elvis Presley

Our researches lead us to believe that at least six different versions of the Elvis Presley doll were made.   The one shown here is in our collection; we know that a further three prototypes, each in different costume variations, were sold as one lot in a UK auction house, some years ago.   We think that between six and twelve prototypes may have been made, in total

Why was Elvis never put into production?   As the doll pictures show, the likeness was excellent, and costume design would have presented no difficulties to the Peggy Nisbet Team.   A conversation we had some years ago, with someone who had intimate knowledge of the Nisbet organisation, threw some light on the matter.

Apparently, prototype dolls were made, and the Presley management team were approached with the idea of producing an Elvis doll.   The suggestion was rejected, and the idea had to be abandoned due to legal technicalities.

8th May 2013

Our grateful thanks to Alice J, for her exciting new pictures of the Elvis Presley Prototype No.2

Thank you, Alice!


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