Jul 242013
 
Share

These two dolls are 28″ tall, with soft vinyl heads, rigid vinyl arms, and blow molded vinyl torsos and legs. They are completely unmarked. They have short rooted hair and green sleep eyes with brush lashes. They have walking mechanisms that don’t work well, and their heads do not turn. They wear checked dresses with slightly different design, nylon panties, rayon knit socks and red vinyl Mary Jane shoes. Do you know who they are?



Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Apr 302013
 
Share

This boy doll is very similar to Pullan’s Bobby and Little Mister Bad Boy, which were made in the early 1960s. His original outfit suggests he was made as a companion for a bride doll.

Vinyl boy doll marked F in a circle

Body Construction
He is all vinyl, 20″ tall, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. He has detailed molded hair, painted light brown, and blue/green sleep eyes with brush lashes. Here’s a closeup of his face.

Markings
His only marking is a letter F in a circle on his lower back. He is the first doll I have ever seen with this marking.

Clothing
He wears a one piece outfit of white cotton sleeveless shirt, black cotton pants with stitched front crease and braid trim accenting the side seams, and black satin cummerbund. The outfit closes in the back with small factory snaps. See a back view. He would have had a jacket to match the pants originally. The shoes and socks he is wearing are probably similar to his original ones.



Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

Nov 302012
 
Share

I am posting these pictures in hopes that someone will know more about this doll. She is 24″ tall with a vinyl head with rooted hair and sleep eyes, and a one-piece stuffed vinyl body, with feet shaped to wear high heels. She was originally purchased in a supermarket like many of the Deluxe Reading dolls; but her distinctive face closely resembles Taffy by Arranbee and Patricia Walker by Effanbee. However, both of those dolls had jointed hard plastic bodies. If you know anything about this doll, please post a comment below.

Unknown lady doll with stuffed vinyl body

Photo courtesy of Wendy Jamrus

Unknown lady doll with stuffed vinyl body

Photo courtesy of Wendy Jamrus





Copyright 2012 by Zendelle Bouchard