Oct 142012
 
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Pink Haired Ballerina by Belle Doll & Toy Corp.

Pink Haired Ballerina by Belle. View her full-length photo and her original box.

Belle Doll & Toy Corp. was headquartered in New York City in the 1950s. Their earliest documented doll is Heddi Stroller, a 20″ hard plastic walking girl doll. They are most known for their high heeled glamour dolls including Margie and Marjorie, all vinyl dolls whose faces resemble Alexander’s Cissy. Little Miss Margie is similar to Ideal’s Little Miss Revlon, and has extra boxed fashions. They also made multi-jointed Twixie, whose posability was meant to capitalize on the popularity of Uneeda’s Dollikin. Ballerina Belle is another jointed doll, who may be the same doll as Twixie. One thing that seems certain is that, while the company’s dolls were patterned after the successful dolls of other companies, they had a charm and personality of their own as well.


Little Miss Margie doll by Belle in her original box.


18″ Margie doll by Belle. She has straight legs and a twist waist.
Photo courtesy of American Beauty Dolls Shop.

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  5 Responses to “Belle Doll & Toy Corp.”

  1. I am in search of a Pink Haired Ballerina by Belle. My sister had one as a child. All she has left of her are her slippers. Any help in locating one would be appreciated.

    • Sheila, she is a tough one to find. Because she is not marked “Belle” most people cannot identify her unless she is in her original box. So those who might have one for sale won’t know how to describe her correctly. My only suggestion is to keep searching online for pink hair ballerinas, email dealers who carry a lot of vintage dolls, and visit doll shows in your area. Good luck in your quest!

  2. I have a Margie the teenage doll, that I have had for since 1956 or 1957. I know nothing about the doll. I am trying to get some info on the doll or the manufacturer and can’t seem to find much info. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank You
    Leslie

    • Leslie, I don’t know much about Belle and there are no reference books on their dolls. Do you have the 10″ Little Miss Margie or a larger size?

  3. Hi Leslie, I have a Belle Margie Doll I recently listed on eBay. Maybe it’s like yours? I spent a lot of time on line trying to get info on this doll:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/171187636568?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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