The Range of Dolls
A range of dolls in national costumes were the first; these were followed by historical costumes and then actual historical (portrait) characters.
The historical character dolls became very popular, so Peggy spent a lot of time developing and researching them. These included many of the Kings and Queens, of England - Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Mary Queen of Scots; Henry VIII and his six wives were always very popular. Another popular series was 'The Cries of London' which included Nell Gwyn as an orange seller.
Peggy was approached to produce characters for some of the BBC's children programmes, including Parsley, Dill and Sage of "The Herbs" and Mr and Mrs Pogle, Tog and Pippin of "The Pogles". The dolls made interesting and attractive news, thus the BBC approached Peggy, and she and the dolls were regularly featured on TV Programmes.
New dolls were constantly being produced, including Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, J F Kennedy and George Washington, the first American President. In all, the range built up to several hundred different models. During the late 1970s the House of Nisbet also started producing Beatrix Potter characters and teddy bears.