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A&H

Alexander Doll Co., Inc. (Madame Alexander):

American Character:

Amsco:

Arranbee / R&B

Beehler Arts / Virga Dolls / Kim Dolls / Ontario Plastics:

Belle:

Cameo Doll Co.:

Citro

Cosmopolitan

Dee an Cee

Deluxe Reading / Topper

Eegee (Goldberger)

Effanbee

Ralph A. Freundlich

Gre-Poir, Inc.

Hasbro

Horsman

Mary Hoyer Doll Co.

Ideal Toy Corp.

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  1. We are looking for help with the identification of two vintage / antique dolls that were our Grandmothers. Could I send you photos to review or can you suggest someone who might be interested in reviewing? Thanks for your time and help. Kurt

  2. I have a Horsman Perthy doll. I think from the 1950’s. He is wearing a pink and white stripe bathrobe. I am trying to find out what he wore under it. Most likely pjs but what did they look like? Thanks for whatever help you can give me, LoraLee

    • LoraLee, according to Don Jensen’s book “Horsman Dolls, the Vinyl Era,” Perthy wore a blue flannel one piece pajama, trimmed in pink. There is a small b&w photo but hard to see the PJs because he has the robe on. It looks like a footie pajama, with ribbons tied at the ankles.

  3. Hi, my name´s Luciane, i,m from Brazil and looking for somebody who can tell me about a E.I Horsman Doll i bought some years ago and I can´t find any other doll similar to the one I have. I´s like to have more informations about it and specially what is its value. The doll itá a boy, the eyes are not painted, but theu open and close and are made of glass, i guess. The hair is natural, the joints are made of a “cord” (?) there no metal on it. In the back on its neck it´s written 1924, by E.I. Horsman Co Inc Germany and the number 43. and in both arms on the joints the number 37. The doll its in perfect state and its naked. Please, if you can help me with any information about it I´d aprecciate.

    • Luciane, Horsman outsourced production of some bisque and celluloid dolls to Germany in the 1920s. The bisque Tynie Baby dolls are marked 1924, but there are also reproductions with this same marking. If you can post a clear photo of the face and the whole doll to my Facebook page, I can tell you whether it is a reproduction or original. I don’t know what they are worth, but if you look at my post How Much Is My Doll Worth?, there is information on how to research the value.

  4. I have a Famlee Doll made by Berwick Doll Co of New York in the 1920’s. It has 5 heads, some clothing, but unfortunately the heads are not in great condition. I live in Richmond Va. and am looking for someone to give me an appraisal with the possibility of selling. Can you give me the name of a reputable doll collector in our area? thanks! Joanne Crews

    • Hi Joanne, I don’t know anyone in VA but I would recommend contacting the United Federation of Doll Clubs’ Regional Director for Virginia. She will know the best resources for you. Her contact info is here: http://regions.ufdc.org/regions/region-11. It is hard to find the Famlee heads in good shape, but there are collectors looking for the body and clothes too, so you should be able to find a buyer.

  5. I have several horsman and other dolls I received from a storage unit I purchased I was wondering if you would be interfered in buying them please email me back thanks

  6. Do you know of any doll hospitals close to the DFW area? My mother received her doll 12/25/40. Texas heat from our attic (husband was an idiot) damaged an arm & leg. I am unable to locate the one that was in Dallas. Your help is greatly appreciated. Regards

  7. Hi Zendelle,
    I live in the UK and have become interested in 18″ and 16″ vinyl dolls from the 1960/70s. I have an Ideal Crissy and Velvet and a Palitoy Sheena, Goldilocks and Makeup Mary. My latest doll is Remco’s Mimi. However, when I received her in her really pristine original outfit including purple hat, tights and shoes (and an extra red felt coat with black trim and hat – also good) I found that she does not have the battery and record compartment that I expected.
    She has face and hair and arms and legs like Mimi but her body is more like that of Makeup Mary. It is not as flat chested as Crissy or Sheena. The back of her head is marked REMCO Hong Kong and there is a Hong Kong stamp across her back. Have you come across this variation? Do you think a previous owner might have changed her body for another one? Her tights do not look as if they have ever been removed. Any information would be appreciated. I love your website. Linda

    • Hi Linda, I’m not familiar with a non-singing version of Mimi, however, since she’s in her complete original outfit, it is doubtful that’s she had a body switch. It may be that Remco used up Mimi parts and clothing with a plain torso so they could sell her at a a lower price point – besides the savings on the mechanical parts, they woudn’t have had to pay royalties on the song, either. Other doll manufacturers were known to do this – in the 1950s, Ideal sold Toni dolls without the special stylable hair fiber, and without the Toni name, so they didn’t have to pay royalties to Gillette. A doll like Mimi, who was expensive to produce but didn’t sell all that well (there are a lot more MIB Mimi outfits on eBay than loose ones, which leads me to believe she was not too successful in her day) would have been a prime candidate. Sounds like she is an interesting rarity for your collection!

  8. I noticed there isn’t any way to contact the owner of this website to ask what she is buying right now for dolls since I would like to sell my collection of vintage Barbie,Tuesday Taylor and others.

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