Re-dressed Nisbets

"Re-Dressed Nisbets" is a term we use to describe original Nisbet Dolls that have been re-dressed as a completely new character - That is, one who was never in the original Nisbet range.   Over the years, we have seen a number of these, and it has to be said that the success of the re-dressing depends on the skill and imagination of the re-creator!

We must point out that provided the sellers of re-dressed Nisbets are happy to admit to their doll's recycled history, and are not trying to suggest that they are rare and unusual Peggy Nisbet originals, they are commiting no crime!

In the window below is a short slideshow starring a group of Happy Dolls who have been imaginatively re-cycled and re-clothed as a series of Christmas Fairy dolls.   They may not be 100% Nisbet authentic, but do have a lot of charm; They live in our collection, and we proudly bring them out to stand under our Christmas Tree each year!

They also serve to show that you can't keep a good doll down - Even when their original outfits have long since given way to the ravages of time, they show that with a bit of imagination, some TLC, and new outfits, these old dolls can have a new lease of life, and  will continue to give pleasure for many more years to come!


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