Apr 292013

This little girl doll by IMCO is very similar to the second version of Ideal’s Posie doll, who was made from 1955-56.

Vintage IMCO doll with jointed knees

Body Construction
She is 22″ tall with a stuffed vinyl head and hard plastic body. She is a pin-jointed, head turning walker, jointed at the neck, shoulders, hips and knees. She has curly, dark blonde rooted hair with bangs, and sleep eyes. Perhaps her most unusual feature is her soft vinyl molded eyelashes. She has holes in her belly for her crying mechanism.

Vintage IMCO doll with jointed knees

The dress she wears is pink and white checked taffeta, with an embossed white cotton collar trimmed in cotton lace, accented with a black satin ribbon bow. It closes in the back with factory donut snaps. It is likely her original one.

Vintage IMCO doll with jointed knees

She is marked on the back of her head “IMCO” but has no other markings.

Vintage IMCO doll marking

Copyright 2013 by Zendelle Bouchard

  4 Responses to “IMCO Doll with Jointed Knees (circa 1956)”

  1. I just bought this same doll at a garage sale today for $1.00! I asked the lady if she knew how old the doll was and she said she wasn’t very old. I knew she was wrong! Thank you for giving me more info on her. Do you know how to make the crying mechanism work?

    • Good deal, Rita! She should cry when you turn her over. Cryers in vintage dolls often stop working because the glue holding them together dries out over time. In order to replace the cryer, you would have to cut her apart – more trouble than it’s worth IMO.

      • Thank you. Do you know the value of this doll? I also have a few other dolls that I would like to get some more info on if you are interested in seeing pics.

        • IMCO dolls are not particularly valuable. I would be happy to get $15 for mine. Check your email and attach photos to your reply, and I will try to help out.

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