I am so happy to introduce Lewis,a 1968 denim boy with really nice, hand painted eyes. Lewis fits in nicely with the resident boys at Sasha Shangri-La.
A close up of Lewis’ brown eyes.
Lewis came wearing his original sweater, denim pants, belt, sandals, and under pants. His outfit is in very good condition.
Another photo of the very handsome Lewis
Lewis has his original tags. The red tag was placed on dolls that were imported to the USA and Sweden from mid to late 1968. The tag is made of plastic and ties with a ribbon. This is the first red tag I have had in my collection. Lewis also has his plain backed gold tag used from 1966-1968.
View of the plain back tag.
View of the back of the red tag.
These photos show his eyes even closer for those that like to see the painting.
Another wonderful item came with dear Lewis—he has his original box :). This is the English production “First Box” made for Sasha dolls from 1966-1968. It is also the first early box that I have had in my collection. So I was thrilled that Lewis brought his box with him. Lewis was $15.75 in 1968.
Front of the box photo.
Sides of the box shown here. There is some brown spotting. The box is in great condition.
Back of the box photo.
Close-up photo of the wording on the back of the box. The wording “Now that it is possible to have a Sasha doll, produced in series,…” indicates that it is box I-B. I rely on the wonderful book “Sasha Dolls Serie Identification” by Susanna Lewis with Ann Chandler and Anne Votaw to identify not only the dolls but their clothing, boxes, tags, stringing, etc. What a great resource!
Photos of the ends of the box.
This photo allows you to see how the lid is designed with a see through front and that it fits over the bottom. The box bottom has sloping sides and a flat bottom that allow the doll to lay flat and to be secured. What a great design! This box measures 19.5 inches long by 10.5 inches wide and 3.75 inches in height. I plan to be very careful when storing this special box.
This final photo is of Lewis standing by his box and sending hugs to you today! xx. Thank you for visiting Sasha Shangri-La 🙂