1950s and Earlier Dolls & Accessories


  Composition Shirley Temple Clone Doll - 19", doll’s face looks like the Ideal Shirley dolls, but her body looks more like Effanbee Patsy with one slightly curved arm. Her clothing appears to be all original. She is unmarked, but there is a bumpy area on the back of her head where it looks like there might have been markings at one time. The bumps are very faint and might have been removed during the manufacturing process. It’s possible some lesser-known company used an old mold from Ideal, Horsman, or some other company to make the doll. We attempted to take a photo of the bumps/marks, but it barely shows.

She is wearing a sheer faded pink dress with matching bonnet, a hair ribbon with bow on the top that doesn’t move (may be sewn into her wig), a slip with attached panties, socks and center snap shoes. Her composition is in relatively good shape. Her stringing is very loose, so her head and limbs flop around, so she will need restringing if you want her to hold a pose.

 One eye is glazed over, although the other one is good. Her hair (mohair, we think?) is messy. One leg down near her socks looks like it may have been repaired or painted over. One foot is cracked and may have had some repair work to it. The other foot has a crack in the heel. The back of one elbow has the surface glaze chipped off in one spot so it looks like a small hole but has the dark compo underneath. Her dress has no snaps or buttons in the back so isn't fastened closed. One shoe (oil cloth?) has all the outer surface peeled off. Her bonnet is torn up in the front. Not perfect, but still displays nicely as is...SOLD

Uneeda 15" Baby Doll - 15”  doll with a very unusual facial expression, heavy vinyl and inset glass eyes with molded vinyl lashes. Her eyes are clouded a little, and her lashes have some paint rubs. One eye has a scratch, there is a scratch in the vinyl on her nose between the nostrils, and a small nick on her nose. There is a nick in her lip paint and her hair is matted. She has something in her stomach, maybe a crier, but it doesn’t work. She is marked, “Uneeda Doll Co. Inc. © Uneeda” on her head and “513-25” on her neck. Unsure of age of doll--might be late 1950s-early 1960s. Not sure if her outfit is original—it could be hand made. It has some rust stains on it. The doll could use a cleaning...$20

Harriet Hubbard Ayer – by Ideal, P90 body, hard plastic body with glossy vinyl head and arms, redressed in a dress that is a little too big for her, has stains on sleeve, and elastic on sleeves stretched out. Hair is sparse on top and needs styling, lip paint almost all rubbed off, stain on side eyelashes of one eye, doll needs cleaning...$25
    Antique Celluloid Victorian Couple - Set of two dolls, measure approximately 6”, lightweight and delicate, believe they are celluloid, limbs are strung. They have painted facial features and molded hair. Their socks and shoes are painted on.

The boy is marked on the back with a circled clam shell and the number 16. Girl's clothing doesn’t come off as easily, so we didn’t check to see her markings, but since they are basically the same doll, we're guessing she has the same markings. Clothing is a little dusty and needs to be brushed off...$20

Pixie-like Blow Molded Plastic Doll - 10" doll, date unknown, open and shut eyes, head is brittle plastic, torso and limbs are blow molded plastic, unusual thing is the legs are black instead of white. He has a crier in his back that doesn't work, freckles mostly off on one side, light scratches on face eyebrow thinner on one side than other, wearing red one piece PJs with plastic pompoms and matching hat, one snap missing in back of outfit, marked "Made in Hong Kong" in circle on back...$20
Vogue Jeff - elastic on pants is shot so really big lots of hair rugs, torso caved in, eyelashes rubbed, doll rattles when you shake it, scratches on back...$25
11808.jpg (76485 bytes) 11809.jpg (102392 bytes) Unknown Mask-Face Doll with Polka Dot Outfit - This doll is a petite 9" tall. Her body appears to be stuffed with straw as it "crunches" if you press it. Her body and skirt are very dirty and not sure how to safely clean it, has been repaired in the front near both arms, has two tiny holes in arms and one tiny hole in back of head, outfit looks like same material Mattel used for their tiny Mrs. Beasley dolls...$15
b06.JPG (62096 bytes) Composition Pincushion Doll - looks a bit like a Duchess Doll, crazing on head and arms…$20
11008.jpg (39352 bytes) 11009.jpg (68824 bytes) Bisque Papoose Doll - 3 1/2", marked, "Made in Japan" on back, face and hair have been painted and the paint is wearing off quite a bit, underneath blanket doll's body is white bisque...$15

Felt Face and Cloth Doll - 11 1/2", doll is dirty, especially on the felt face, one cheek has sunken in, wig is peeling off in the front, and is sparse in the back, cloth body has small hole in foot...$15
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Vogue Ginny Blouses - two different variations of Ginny’s red checked blouse shown on the cover of  her book “Ginny’s First Secret”. Both have the Vogue tag inside but one of them the tag has been cut so only part of it is there. Both are in played with condition. No stains or tears...$15
Betsy McCall Coloring Book - by Whitman, 1971 unused (no colored pages), tiny amount of dirt on covers...$20