Something about this little one has captured my heart. This is Ideal's Little Miss Marker Sara Stimpson doll. On the back of her head is a date of (get the old bifocals out) 1978 or 1979. Sorry, I still couldn't read it well. She is sculpted by Vincent J. DeFilippo. He also sculpted a Shirley Temple the same size but it was never produced.
Her head is on a ball on her neck, like Penny Brite and Susie Sad Eyes. It allows all kinds of poses. Her head is oversized and I think she looks so cute in short little dresses.
For some reason I see lots of sale photos of her online but very few active play pictures of her. So here is one. She's in a very simple handmade crocheted dress. Isn't she so sweet?