Apr 302013

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.

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.

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

  5 Responses to “Circle F Bridegroom Doll (circa 1961)”

  1. http://www.vintagedollcollector.com/maker/mfgtz/unknown/circle-f-bridegroom
    I was born in 1948 and oldest child and had 5 sisters. This boy doll looks almost the same as I was given probably back in 1952-53. Is this doll still with you and is it for sale. My oldest sister confessed in adulthood that she ripped the arm off of my “roger” doll and it got thrown away. I would love to relive my boyhood with this doll if you are able to help locate it. Thanks. Feel free to contact me soon.

    • Larry, sorry I sold this doll some time ago, but I will let you know if I come across another one.

    • Larry, I have this doll listed on eBay right now. The one I have does not have shoes and may have a little more paint-loss on his hair. I found this page here by trying to find out what doll maker used an F in a circle. I am still unable to figure it out! He is here on eBay.

  2. I have been trying and trying to identify a doll given to me in 1963. She came in a bathtub, and drank from a bottle. She looks a lot like this guy, and her only marking is the letter S. I’m betting they were made by the same company. Please post if you find anything out. Thanks so much!

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