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One of the many Cissy gift sets that were available.

The following giftsets are pictured in the book “Cissy: Identification & Price Guide”
by A. Glenn Mandeville & Benita Cohen Schwartz, as well as Patricia Smith’s book “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls, Second Series.”

1956 – Cissy Takes a Trip – FAO Schwartz
Doll wears a black and white flared skirt with taffeta lining, red cancan petticoat, white pique blouse with Peter Pan collar, bolero jacket, white straw hat, black sandals, nylon stockings. Other pieces include: blue sleeveless full-skirted net gown with lace trim at hem and neckline and a flower at each shoulder, with underskirt of lace-trimmed taffeta; hooped organdy petticoat; silver evening slippers; red print cotton sundress with white rick-rack and large matching bow; flowered mules; nylon stockings; handbag; gloves; sunglasses; lace trimmed silk nightgown; flowered nylon negligee; comb, brush & mirror. All packed in a 24″ x 12″ x 11″ metal-covered wooden trunk.

1957 – Cissy Takes a Trip – FAO Schwartz
Doll wears a flared skirt, striped cotton tailored blouse, chatelaine watch, cloche hat, black strap sandals, nylon hose. Other pieces include: evening gown with short puffed sleeves, underskirt, hooped petticoat; gold evening slippers; cotton print full-skirted sundress with rick-rack trim; flowered mules; flower-trimmed fan; handbag; sunglasses; slacks; white nylon lace-trimmed blouse; pale pink rayon satin nightie with lace, rosebuds & satin ribbon trim; sheer flowered organdy negligee with short sleeves, lace trim; mules; comb, brush & mirror. All packed in a 24″ tall trunk.
Note: some of these pieces are pictured in color in the book “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Victoria Sturges Uhl.

1960 – Royal Tour Trousseau – FAO Schwartz
Doll wears gold brocade gown with Order of the Garter, taffeta hoop petticoat, long white gloves, tiara, earrings, ring and bracelets. Other pieces include: afternoon tea dress; print dress; cloak; sports slacks; silk nightie; robe; chemise; shoes; mules; stockings and accessories. All packed in a 24″ metal covered trunk.



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Maskerade Magic doll by Eegee, 1976

Eegee’s Maskerade Magic is a fun set that includes a 14″ boy or girl doll with five different masks for the doll to wear. Four different sets were pictured in the catalog, but the sets with the boy dolls seem to be rare or nonexistent. It is possible they were not produced beyond the prototype stage.

Maskerade Magic doll by Eegee, 1976

Body Construction
The doll has a vinyl head and heads with a soft stuffed cloth body. He or she has painted eyes and rooted hair. The clothing is part of the body.

Markings
The doll is marked “EEGEE Co. // 12D // Made in Hong Kong” on the back of her head.

Clothing
The girl doll wears a blue skirt over her purple, blue and green cloth body. The boy doll’s body is made to look like a striped shirt and rust colored pants. His feet are black.

Maskerade Magic doll by Eegee, 1976

Masks
The girl doll is most often found with the set that includes a nurse, red haired and black haired princesses, majorette and blonde bride masks. She was also packaged in an alternate set that included the majorette and one of the princesses, plus clown, bear and bunny masks. The boy may be packaged with firefighter, doctor, pirate, football player and cowboy masks; or with the clown, bear, pirate, a Frankenstein and a character with blue skin and a gold (?) helmet. I don’t recognize that last one but he may be a comic character.

Maskerade Magic doll by Eegee, 1976

Packaging
Although the catalog illustrations shown picture the doll packaged on the left side of the box, with the masks on the right, all the actual sets I have seen have the doll in the middle with the masks on either side.



Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Sep 242013
 
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See also: Cissette’s Outfits, 1957-58

Click on a photo to see a larger view.
Note: The photo numbers refer to the source list at the bottom of the page.

1959

White jacquard taffeta gown with gold braid trim; hot pink full-length cape lined in pale pink jacquard. Color in #6

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Gold sleeveless gown of metallic dotted net; pink or yellow floral swag attached at waist.

Red polished cotton dress with white polka dots, white rickrack trim, square neckline, white bow at waist; plain white cloche hat. Color in #6

White dress with large blue polka dots, square neckline, double red braid trim down front of dress and around skirt. Color in #6

Fuschia swing coat with three buttons, matching hat with flowers. Elise had a matching outfit. Color in #6

#713 – Gold ballerina costume of net trimmed with sequins; sequined tiara; pink tights and ballet slippers.

#722 – Navy blue (?) dress with white polka dots, lace bertha collar with ribbon ties; flower trimmed hat.

#723 – Sheer nylon dress with lace trimmed skirt and sleeves, pointed collar, rose corsage at waistline; flower trimmed hat.

#731 – Large scale lace dress with 3/4 sleeves; nylon lingerie; pink tulle hat with pink and white flowers; pearl necklace; earrings. Color in #6

Cissette#732 by Madame Alexander #732 – Sleeveless(?) pale pink satin gown with long, attached dotted tulle stole; flowers at waist and in hair; earrings.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #740 – Pale pink tulle bridal gown has sleeves accented with tiny “buttons,” pink satin ribbon at waist; floor-length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet; pearl jewelry.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #741 – Bridesmaid’s dress of pale blue pleated nylon with puffed sleeves and satin sash; natural straw hat with flowers; bouquet of flowers; pearl jewelry.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#742 – Queen gown of white brocade with short sleeves, blue jeweled sash; silver tiara with red jewels; rhinestone earrings. Color in #6

1960

White sleeveless dress with red polka dots, white rick rack at armholes and neckline; red bow at waist; natural straw hat with flowers. Color in #6

Dress with white sleeveless bodice with two red buttons, navy skirt with white polka dots; white gloves. Color in #6

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #810 – Red polished cotton skirt with bib front; white organdy blouse with elbow-length puffed sleeves; white hat with black band; black purse.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #813 – Pale pink ballet costume with satin bodice, multilayer nylon tulle skirt, trimmed with flowers; coronet of flowers in hair; ballet slippers; pearl earrings.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
Cissette #824 by Madame Alexander #824 – Full-skirted evening gown of gold mettalic fabric with long attached gold net stole, fastened at waist with flowers; matching flowers in hair; rhinestone earrings. Color in #6
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#840 – Wedding gown with pleated nylon tulle skirt; chapel-length veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet; pearl necklace.

Vintage #842 – Gold brocade queen gown with blue jeweled sash; tiara; gold elastic jeweled bracelet; gold bead necklace; earrings.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

1961

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Purple or royal blue swimsuit has yellow sash accented with brass eagle emblem and blue ribbon; trophy. I have seen this outfit listed as #710 and as #800.

Red and white vertically striped dress with white rickrack trim; white hat with red flowers. Sold separately. Color in #6

Sleeveless print dress with lace trim at armholes; natural straw hat. Color in #6

Green Mandarin jacket with gold buttons, trimmed in print fabric; matching print slacks; green glasses. Color in #6

#806 – Red and white cotton sun suit trimmed with white rickrack; white tie-on skirt with red braid trim; red plastic purse. Color in #6

#811 – Peach polished cotton jumper with four buttons on bodice; white knit top with elbow-length sleeves, crocheted trim at neckline; white hat with flowers. Color in #6

#840 – Long sleeved wedding gown of tulle with floral trim at neckline; long veil attached to floral coronet; bouquet; pearl earrings. Color in #6

1962

Pale blue and white vertically striped cotton dress, eyelet flounce at hem; straw hat with pink flowers. Color in #6

White felt jacket with blue braid trim; blue skirt with inverted box pleat; white pillbox hat with blue ribbon trim. Sold separately. Color in #6

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #0720 – Dress with red and white polka dotted bodice, sharp v-neckline with flared collar, three quarter sleeves, white skirt with red rickrack trimmed in polka dotted fabric. Sold separately.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#735 – Ballet costume of ruffled nylon tulle; tights; ballet slippers; coronet of flowers in hair; pearl earrings.

#745 – “Dance frock” in yellow, pink or blue, with many layers of ruffled lace, satin sash, trimmed with rosebuds; jewelry. Color in #6

#755 – Bridal gown of tulle with puffed sleeves, pointed lace trim at hem; veil attached to coronet of lace; bouquet.

#760 – “Gibson Girl” outfit of long velvet skirt; long-sleeved blouse; hat trimmed with feathers and veil.

#763 – Gold brocade queen gown with jewels scattered on skirt, blue jeweled sash; gold tiara with red and white jewels; jewelry.

#813 – Blue ballet costume with multilayer tulle skirt, trimmed with pink flowers. Same as 1960 outfit but in blue.

1963

Deep pink sleeveless sheath dress with tucks at waistline, jewel accent on bodice; tulle pillbox hat with rose; pearl necklace; pearl handbag. This was part of the gift set that included the Cissette doll with interchangeable wigs, but it may also have been sold separately or on a doll. See color photo in #2.

Light blue dress with white polka dots, white lace trim at armholes and neckline. This was part of the gift set that included the Cissette doll with interchangeable wigs, but it may also have been sold separately or on a doll. See color photo in #2.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #0721 – White dress with pink rose print, wide lace bertha collar, deep pink sash; deep pink or natural straw hat trimmed with pink roses. Sold separately.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#0732 – Pink and white striped playsuit(?); green corduroy skirt with gold trim. Sold separately. Color in #6

#740 – Powder blue or pale pink gown with bodice encrusted with gold sequins; matching bow in hair; bubble cut hairstyle. See color photo in #2 and #6.

_lh_755a (3K) #755 – Tulle bridal gown with three rows of narrow ruffled lace at hem; veil attached to coronet of flowers; bouquet.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#765 – White brocade queen gown with blue jeweled sash, rhinestones on left shoulder; tiara; rhinestone earrings and bracelet; pearl necklace. Color in #6

Sources for this page include:


  1. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Sturges Uhl
  2. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls, second series” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  5. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault

  6. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey



Copyright 2007-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

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See also: Cissette’s Outfits, 1959-63

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Note: The photo numbers refer to the source list at the bottom of the page.

Year Unknown

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Navy blue cardigan jacket with two brass buttons; white short sleeved blouse (?); white slacks with red and blue trim on outside seams. Photo courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.
Vintage Cissette ballerina doll by Madame Alexander White ballet costume has satin bodice trimmed with swag of pink flowers, white tulle skirt; pink floral headband. Photos courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Pink and white striped cotton shirtwaist dress with elbow-length sleeves, white collar and cuffs; navy straw hat trimmed with pink velvet bows; navy elastic-strap heels. Photo courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Green cotton day dress with white eyelet sleeves and trim under hem; white straw hat.
Photo courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.
Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander #? – White long-sleeved knit bodysuit; deep pink corduroy pants with gold elastic waistband; matching hat. Sold separately.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Red long-sleeved jacket with gold buttons; white pants.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Pink and white striped sleeveless dress.

Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander White short-sleeved knit bodysuit; blue ribbed cotton pedal pushers with gold elastic waistband. Sold separately.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Red polished cotton dress with short puffed sleeves, lace “tucker.” Hat in photo may not be original to dress.
Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander White long-sleeved coat with mandarin collar, no buttons.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander White sleeveless dress with dark blue polka dots, self ruffle at neckline and hem, blue ribbon at waist; dark blue straw cloche hat with white flowers.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Royal blue taffeta swimsuit with silver dots, silver look trim at neck and legs.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander Sheer white dotted sleeveless dress with ribbon and flower print, lace trim at armholes and hem, white flowers at waistline.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Robe with medium sized pink rose print, pink satin ribbon with streamers, lace trim at neck, sleeves and hem.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander White cotton dress with circular print of blue flowers, short puffed sleeves.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #830 – Pale green sleeveless satin gown has scalloped hem with tulle ruffle below, attached slip, attached tulle stole around shoulders, pink rosebud accents; gold elastic strap heels.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Gold brocade Queen gown with short puffed sleeves, inverted box pleated in skirt, blue taffeta sash with jewels; tiara.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

1957

White sleeveless dress with red and blue braid trim down front of bodice, around waistline and around skirt at hipline. B&W photo in #2.

Navy cotton dress with white polka dots, elbow-length sleeves, white trim at neckline and sleeves. B&W photo in #2.

Sleeveless dress in small check with unfitted bodice, gathered skirt, lace trim down bodice and at armholes. B&W photo in #2.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander White sheer nylon dress with flocked bouquets of pink flowers and green leaves, neckline and armholes trimmed with lace, full skirt, deep pink velvet ribbon at waist. The same or very similar fabric was used for the robe described below.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander Long sleeved sheer nylon robe with flocked bouquets of pink flowers and green leaves, sleeves gathered at wrist with elastic, narrow lace at neck and hemline, pink ribbon ties.
Photos courtesy of Diana Davies.
Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander Very pale green sleeveless full-length nightgown with pink and green silk ribbon flower trim at waistline, narrow lace trim at armholes, neck and hem.
Photos courtesy of Diana Davies.

#813 – Long sleeved knit top; bold print skirt with wide pleats; belt; natural straw “coolie” hat. B&W photo in #2.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #904 – Red short-sleeved knit bodysuit; navy shorts; blue and white striped short-sleeved blouse with two gold buttons; straw hat; white elastic-strap heels. Note the early box with Alexander-Kins label.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#905 – Black velvet toreador pants; gold taffeta sash; long-sleeved lace blouse; pearl drop earrings; gold elastic-strap heels. Matching Cissy and Elise outfits.

#909 – White sleeveless cotton dress with navy polka dots, red rickrack trimming square neckline, red ribbon belt; red straw hat with flowers. Color in #6

#910 – Red taffeta dress has white elbow length sleeves with red polka dots, matching trim and bow at neckline; hat. Color in #6

#912 – Navy taffeta dress with pink silk yoke and short puffed sleeves gives the illusion of a jumper and blouse. Color in #6

#914 – Satin ballet tutu, trimmed with flowers, ruffle of tulle around neckline, many layers of tulle forming skirt; coronet of flowers in hair. B&W photo in #2.

#915 – Pale dotted swiss dress with three-quarter sleeves, lace trim down bodice and on sleeves; dark hat with flowers. B&W photo in #2.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #916 – Navy taffeta day dress has short puffed white sleeves with blue polka dots; the back of the skirt has a matching polka dotted panel and bow; white straw cloche hat with red ribbon; red elastic-strap heels. Photo courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.

#918 – Pale blue taffeta dress with sweetheart neckline, pink rose at waist; pink straw hat with flowers. Color in #6

#921 – Pink nightie with crossover bodice, lace and satin ribbon trim.

#922 – Nightgown and robe of tiny floral print, narrow lace edging, satin ribbon bow on front of robe. Color in #6

#923 – Polished cotton polka dotted sleeveless dress with lace collar, two button trim down front of bodice.

Vintage Cissette outfit by Madame Alexander

#0924 – Pale blue wool felt circle skirt with gold elastic waistband; white silk blouse with elbow-length sleeves, self tie at neck, gold buttons; white straw hat with blue ribbon and flowers. Sold separately.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

#0925 – Hot pink or green felt coat detailed with double row of stitching; matching hat trimmed with flowers. Sold separately. Color in #6

#0927 – Blue corduroy coat with gold buttons and matching hat, both lined in pale pink. Sold separately. Color in #6

#930 – Blue polished cotton dress with white lace trim in an apron pattern; white straw hat with blue roses. Color in #6. Matches Cissy’s #2130. Elise has a matching outfit as well.

#931 – White/navy polka dotted reversible swing coat with three buttons; matching hat. Color in #6

#940 – Dark colored street length dress with ruffled sleeves and hem; pearl bracelet and necklace; hat of braid with rose accent. B&W photo in #2.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #941 – Navy taffeta dress with tulle ruffle at armholes; wide white 3-layer tie-on collar; white or navy straw hat with flowers.
Photo courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.

#943 – Lavender taffeta v-neck dress and matching bolero jacket; lavender straw cloche hat with flowers and net veil; rhinestone bracelet and earrings; pearl necklace; lavender elastic-strap heels; purse. Color in #6

#960 – Bridesmaid’s gown of dotted nylon tulle; satin sash with attached corsage of flowers; picture hat of horsehair braid with flowers; pearl jewelry. Color photo in #5.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #961 – “Gainsborough” outfit of pale lilac or blue taffeta gown with puffed sleeves, matching sash, pink rosebud accents; picture hat with roses.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#970 – Bridal gown of white tulle with satin bodice; short tulle veil attached to flowers in hair.

Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette doll by Madame Alexander #971 – Gold brocade queen gown with princess lines; shoulder straps; blue taffeta sash with jewels; gold tiara with large jewels; pearl necklace; rhinestone earrings and bracelet.

#973 – Black velvet princess gown also came in rare green version; faux fur stole accented with double rose corsage; pink lace petticoat; rhinestone earrings and bracelet. Cissette in this outfit had an upswept hairdo. Color in #6

#974 – Sleeveless black sheath gown with overskirt of dotted nylon tulle, rose corsage at waist; pearl necklace; rhinestone bracelet and earrings. Color in #6

Vintage Cissette by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette by Madame Alexander Vintage Cissette by Madame Alexander #975 – Pink silk gown trimmed with roses, shoulder drapery forming short train in back; large picture hat with roses; rhinestone earrings and bracelet.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#976 – Satin dress; matching coat with print lining and large bow at neckline; tulle-wrapped pillbox hat. Color photo of pink version in #4, gold in #6.

#977 – Long gown; matching jacket with long sleeves, trim around neckline, cuffs and hem of jacket. B&W photo in #2.

#979 – Ankle-length gown of gold tulle, draped neckline trimmed with pink flowers; pearl jewelry.

#980 – Bridal gown of white tulle and lace; tulle veil attached to wreath of flowers.

1958

Red taffeta dress with white lace trim on sleeves and skirt; red hat with white flower. Color in #6

Long-sleeved knit top; pleated skirt in various prints with gold elastic waistband; pointed hat with rose. Color in #6

Red polished cotton jumper; white blouse with navy polka dots, elbow length sleeves. Color in #6

Yellow (or rare blue version) polished cotton dress with white lace sleeves and peplum, rose at bustline. White hat with roses. Color in #6

Royal blue velvet princess seamed dress and matching bolero jacket with elbow length sleeves; band style hat with feathers and net. color in #6

Pale blue cotton print dress with square neckline, elbow-length puffed sleeves; deep pink hat with tulle and flowers. FAO Schwarz exclusive. Color in #6

Black and white houndstooth coat with white collar, buttons and lining; matching skirt; black knit top; black hat. Wendy and Lissy had matching outfits. Color in #6

White cotton dress with yellow and green flowered print, lace ruffle for sleeves, green velvet bow at waist; green hat with white flowers. Color in #6

White dress with large rose or blue flowered print, short puffed sleeves, lace trim at neckline; hat with flowers to match dress. FAO Schwarz exclusive. Color in #6

White nylon dress with yellow polka dots, ruffles down bodice and at neckline, black velvet bow at waist; black hat with yellow and white flowers. FAO Schwarz exclusive. Color in #6

Navy taffeta dress with matching cape; navy hat with pink flowers. FAO Schwarz exclusive. Color in #6

Red dress with white polka dots, puffed sleeves, white bow at neck; white hat with red roses. Color in #6

#805 – Yellow and white striped strapless sunsuit with lace ruffles in back; matching skirt; matching hat; all trimmed with rickrack. B&W photo in #2. Matching Elise outfit.

Vintage Cissette doll #807 by Madame Alexander #807 – Long sleeved white lace top with rhinestone buttons; wide pink sash with pink rose; aqua velveteen pants; pearl necklace; rhinestone earrings; gold elastic-strap heels. Photo courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.

#815 – Red cotton skirt with black and gold print; black jersey top with 3/4 sleeves; gold belt; straw hat with black band. Color in #6

#820 – Navy taffeta dress with lace trim at sleeves; white organdy stole with rose corsage; navy straw hat with tulle and rose; pearl necklace.

#825 – Red or green velveteen pants with gold elastic waistband; white nylon blouse with 3/4 sleeves, trimmed in lace, red rose at neckline. Color in #6

#832 – White knit long sleeved top with red and blue horizontal stripes, red bow tie; red pleated skirt with gold elastic waistband; white jacket with gold buttons; navy straw hat; coin earrings. Color in #6

#836 – Yellow dotted swiss dress with pointed collar, white lace trim; black hat with yellow flowers and netting; black purse. FAO Schwarz exclusive. Color in #6

#838 – Pale pink dress with shawl collar trimmed with deep pink rose, rhinestones on cuffs; hat trimmed with roses. Color in #6

#839 – Royal blue ribbed jumper with v-neck; pink blouse with Peter Pan collar, puffed sleeves; blue straw hat with pink flowers. Color in #6

#852 – Bridesmaids dress of white taffeta and floral printed tulle, decorated with rhinestones; white braid hat with pink flowers. Color in #6

Vintage Cissette by Madame Alexander

#873 – Gown with pink camellia print; matching flowers in hair; pink velvet stole; pearl earrings and necklace. Matches Cissy’s #2283.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller luving_dolls

#876 – Tulle wedding gown with bridal wreath embroidery; floor-length veil attached to flowers in hair; bouquet; pearl jewelry. Matching outfits were made for Cissy and Elise. Color in #6

#895 – Royal blue satin dress with lace motif at neckline, short puffed sleeves; white hat with white flowers. Color in #6

Sources for this page include:


  1. “Madame Alexander’s Ladies of Fashion” by Marjorie Sturges Uhl
  2. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls” by Patricia R. Smith
  3. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls, second series” by Patricia R. Smith
  4. “Madame Alexander Collector’s Dolls Price Guide #23″ by Linda Crowsey
  5. “American Dolls From The Post-War Era, 1945-1965″ by Florence Theriault

  6. “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Madame Alexander Dolls, 1948-65″ by Linda Crowsey

Copyright 2007-2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

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This all celluloid girl is marked with a stork logo. At least three companies are known to have used a stork marking. Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.

Celluloid is a type of early plastic. It was first used for dolls by the French in the 19th century, then adopted by the Germans and in the 20th century, by Japanese and American doll makers. While it showed great promise as a doll making material due to its low cost, light weight and moldability, celluloid is an extremely flammable substance. There were many tragic accidents both in the factory and with children at home. Once safer types of plastic began to be developed, celluloid was largely abandoned.

Celluloid dolls are somewhat fragile and are often found dented, cracked or shattered completely.

French made dolls

French celluloid Bebe Breton doll French celluloid Bebe Breton doll Bébé Breton has beautiful face paint and an elaborate outfit typical of French celluloid dolls. He was likely made by Petitcollin, the biggest and most well known French doll company, who made many souvenir dolls to be sold in different regions of the country.
Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.

Vintage Celluloid doll by Raynal Vintage celluloid doll by Raynal Raynal is best known for their beautiful cloth dolls made in the 1920s and ’30s, but their celluloid dolls are equally lovely. This girl is 19″ tall.
Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.


German made dolls

Vintage German celluloid doll This 25″ boy has a celluloid head and forearms on a cloth body.

Vintage celluloid Kewpie doll made in Germany Karl Standfuss had the rights to manufacture Rose O’Neill’s Kewpie dolls in celluloid. Some dolls were jointed at the hips as well as the shoulders.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Vintage celluloid boy doll Vintage celluloid boy doll This boy’s lederhosen suggest that he was probably made in Germany. He is marked with a bell logo.
Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.

Schildkrot celluloid doll Schildkrot celluloid doll Schildkrot (the German word for turtle) is the trade name for dolls made by the Rheinische Gummi- und Ceulluloid-Fabrik Co. Their logo is a turtle, and collectors who don’t want to attempt the German pronunciation call these dolls “turtle marks.” The majority of celluloid dolls in collections were made by this company.
Photos courtesy of eBay seller dreamalong.
Schildkrot celluloid doll Schildkrot celluloid doll This fat-bellied baby is another Schildkrot doll. He has an open mouth and sleep eyes, and a cryer.


American made dolls

Peter Pan celluloid rattle by Viscoloid Peter Pan celluloid rattle by Viscoloid (back) This Peter Pan doll is also a rattle. He was made by Viscoloid in 1923, and is 5/25″ tall.

Vintage celluloid baby doll by Viscoloid This small jointed baby is also by Viscoloid. He strongly resembles German dolls of the era. Viscoloid is better known for their holiday toys, including many Santas, Easter Bunnies and Halloween figures. They were in business through the 1930s.


Japanese made dolls

Vintage celluloid baby doll made in Japan Like the doll above, this Japanese baby also borrowed heavily from German designs.

Nippon Kewpie celluloid doll This Kewpie type doll is marked Nippon, indicating he was made no later than 1921.

Vintage celluloid doll made in Japan Vintage celluloid doll made in Japan (back) This doll is typical of the so-called “Betty Boop” types made in the 1920s.

Vintage celluloid football player doll Vintage celluloid football player doll This Yale football player has a celluloid head and cloth body.

Celluloid dolls made in Occupied Japan Celluloid dolls made in Occupied Japan This boy and girl pair are meant to represent Inuit children. They have jointed arms and legs and are marked “MADE IN OCCUPIED JAPAN,” which dates them to between 1945 and 1955.

Vintage celluloid pirate doll made in Japan This pirate has a celluloid head, hands and feet, and a cloth body. His right hand is molded to hold a sword. Dolls with similar bodies were also made as football and baseball players.

Unknown Origin

Vintage doll with celluloid head and plush body Vintage doll with celluloid head and plush body This early 12″ doll has a celluloid head and mohair plush teddy bear type body. He may be German or American made.
Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.

Pair of vintage celluloid dolls This wonderful set includes a little boy and girl doll just 3.5″ tall.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.

Vintage celluloid Mickey Mouse doll Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters were made in celluloid.
Photo courtesy of eBay seller your-favorite-doll.



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