The four girls and one boy; Mary Ann, Mary Catherine, Mary Magdalene, Mary Margaret and James Andrew were born on September 14, 1963 in the little town of Aberdeen in South Dakota. They were the first set of quintuplets to survive in the United States. The Fischer quints and their family were featured regularly in the magazine The Satuday Evening Post for the first few years of the quints' lives. However, the family did not feel comfortable in the public eye, and were rarely seen in the media at all after 1967.
Madame Alexander tried to get the rights for these darling little babies, but were refused, as were other doll companies, since the family did not want to engage in publicity like the Dionne Quintuplets. So, The Alexander Company made the dolls, and simply called them Original "Quintuplets." They were made in 1964 only, and very hard to find them together in a full set.
There are five dolls; four girls & one boy. Each is 8" high, all jointed vinyl in the Ginnette style. They have molded brown hair, blue sleep eyes, molded lashes, open 'nurser' mouths & rosy cheeks and cute baby bodies. Each doll wears its original white flannel diaper with pin. All dolls are wrapped in a pink flannel blanket with 4 pink rayon ribbons and 1 blue bow. A plastic baby bottle is attached to each wrist. Dolls are in very excellent condition and have no odors. Comes from a smoke free home.
The Box is in very good condition for its age. It has its normal wear and tear. but it is sturdy, and still has its Original cellofane and gold "Quintuplets" label on top of box. Three of the corners are together, one has been taped. The box is colorful. This Hard to Find Set is really super and if you collect Quints or Multi doll sets, this would be a nice addition to any collection.