Although the range of Nisbet dolls was extensive, the number of different faces available for them was relatively small.
By skilful artistry, each face could be painted to give it a subtle individuality. Variations in the shape and colour of eyes, eyelashes, and lip shape can have a radical effect on the doll's expression; Add any one of a number of wig options, (colour, length and style), and each doll, once dressed, assumed a unique personality!
this article will concentrate on the Hard Plastic dolls, (because they formed the bulk of Peggy Nisbet's production), and mainly on those from the Historical, Portrait, Limited Edition, and Happy Doll families.
We hope that, given a few reliable pointers, the reader will be able to identify whether the doll is a true member of the Nisbet family, and perhaps even be able to place it within a certain era of production, just by looking at the face.