Josefina Finds a New Home

Diana is at it again! She has rescued an American Girl Josefina.


For several years I have looked at the American Girl Josefina, but never wanted to purchase her with the American Girl label on her neck.  I wanted my historical doll collection of the original Pleasant Company to be that of the dolls that were manufactured under the name of Pleasant Company.  I have so far succeeded in having Molly, Emily, Kirsten, Samantha and Nelly.  So I have waited for the right “Josefina” and the time came yesterday.  I looked at Craigslist and a post had just been posted for Josefina, she belonged to her original owner who got her when she was young in 1997.  She was hardly played with and still had her original meet outfit and hairdo. She is so, so beautiful!  So here it goes, I got her for $50.  Take a look….

Josefina goes to the tropics and enjoys a walk on the beach.  Look, she spots a Tiki stand selling smoothies. Josefina loves the sea breeze and is a refreshing setting from her hot homeland.

Close up of Josefina.  She truly has a beautiful face.

Josefina will now join the historical adventures for the mini stories sent to Doll Diaries.

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  1. Incredible! Awesome job once again, Ms. Diana. :)

  2. Makenzie says:

    Cute! That’s cheap too!

  3. Lorie Ann says:

    This is the doll my daughter would like to add to her collection. She loves her books and she is a very pretty doll. Love that scene

  4. awesome! Josefina is really pretty!

  5. Lisa Rose (Formerly Lisa) says:


  6. Love her!

  7. Wow! She looks like she’s in great condition!
    I had a found a Samantha doll on ebay for like $8 or $10 who needed some TLC. I didn’t get her though because the price went up really high. I hope someday I can rescue an AG doll, too :)

  8. Diana – Great find, Josefina is so pretty! Have fun and can’t wait to see your photo stories for her! : )

  9. Bailey13 says:

    I like Josfina, but I never can find a cheap one. Great find, I’m looking forward to your photo stories!

  10. Wonderful find! Congratulations!

  11. sabrina says:

    Josefina is pretty but she’s not my favorite.

  12. crazy4chrissa says:

    Wow!!! That was a terrific find, Diana!!!! Josefina is SOOOO pretty!!!

  13. Great find, Diana! I’m going to look on Craigslist now!

  14. Mathilde Kirsten says:

    I Love Josephina! I will get her next year in an AG store! Great find!

  15. cordelia says:

    I am really happy for you that you have been able to add Josefina to your collection, Diana. I think that she is a beautiful and I know that she will have a wonderful home. These are great pictures.

  16. Madelon says:

    She looks brand new!

  17. I lie Josefina!

  18. Oops, I meant “I love Josefina!”

  19. Congrats on a wonderful doll. Josefina is my favorite. I have 2, a historical Josefina and a Josefina doll with a haircut that is my modern doll, Autumn.

    Can’t wait to see more of your Josefina.

  20. sabrina says:

    She is soooo cute

  21. cute and only 50

  22. Juliet XD says:

    :) smiley face. congrats!
    you got a new doll for 50 bucks……. and here i am spending $110 on Emily…. sigh.

  23. Josefina says:

    I have Josefina too!

  24. Nice job Diana!

  25. I love that face mold. I have Marisol with that face and I love her !!!!!

  26. Heather Leabman says:

    I just bought Molly & accessories directly from AG – the back of her neck means nothing to me. But, the price does. And it was way higher than my Molly of 2006 who ended up in the most drastic and played with condition. I wanted Miss Molly before she departed and I am still screaming from sticker shock. Can you hear me? I am primarily a My Twinn collector and I only want Denver-headed dolls or all Denver dolls with the rarest face molds and through luck and hours on the internet I have succeeded. Molly is now my only AG though. Congrats on Josefina – who will you rescue next??? Have you tried My Twinn dolls? They are fun restoration projects which I have no talent for and you obviously have much! 😉

  27. Diana, I have a bitty baby doll and she was from the original Pleasant Company!

    Share the generation of dollies,
    ~ Sydney <3 :)

  28. Super! I almost got a Josefina from Craigslist once, but then I found Sunny (AG Julie). All of my AGs (3) have cost me $50 a piece. Stephanie is an AGOT transition doll w/ a zip tie on her neck. Her previous mommy messed us her hair and I had to cut it. She was from a toy show. Sunny was a Craigslist find. She was in pretty decent shape and no crimpy hair from the braid. Lisa is an JLY #30, and the lady at the toy show said I could have her for $50 if I was willing to take her in just her panties, and no outfit. No problem, I have a ton of doll clothes. And doggone it, if she wasn’t the very doll I wanted! I probably won’t get any more AGs though. 3 is just fine.

  29. She’s so cute! And great find!

  30. Adorable! I have that doll.

  31. Shannon Weidemann says: