Tower Treasures

Tower Treasures dolls were first introduced to the collector in May 1976, with Queen Elizabeth I being the inaugural model.   she was listed for sale at £29.00, including VAT (only 8% in those days!).   

The high price meant that only the most dedicated and affluent of collectors could afford to subscribe to this prestigious series.   The dolls were, without any doubt, the finest creations ever produced by Peggy Nisbet.   They had china clay bisque porcelain heads, hands, and feet, sewn onto a stuffed kid leather body, and the costumes were made from the finest materials and trimmings.

The "Tower Treasures" logo

A Listing of "Tower Treasures" dolls

First Series : Famous British Queens

Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Victoria
H.M. queen Elizabeth II - (Silver Jubilee model)

Silver Jubilee models

H.R.H. Prince Philip
King of Arms

Second Series : (15" dolls)

Arabella Stuart

The Sister Princesses

Princess Elizabeth
Princess Margaret

Continuation of the First Series :

Famous British Queens - A trio of Tragic Soverigns

Lady Jane Grey
Mary Tudor
Mary, Queen of Scots

Coronation Limited Edition

First Phase The Coronation Doll (H.M.queen Elizabeth II
Second Phase   The Coronation Chair
Third Phase Vestments, Crown, and Sceptres

Queen Mothers of the 20th Century

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
Queen Alexandra
Queen Mary

"Prince Charles" series

Princess Elizabeth with Prince Charles in Christening Robes
Prince Charles as a Little Drummer Boy

Auntie Kitty Patchwork Doll

Auntie Kitty was a much-loved member of the Nisbet Household, and although plans were made to release a doll of her, we do not think the project ever came to fruition.


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