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Valentine Dolls, Inc.

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Valentine was the number one manufacturer of ballerina dolls in the 1950s, advertising their first one in the 1955 Sears Christmas Wishbook. The dolls had arched feet with jointed ankles enabling them to wear toe shoes, flats or high heels. The ballerinas all had undeveloped bustlines which became a common feature of glamour ballerinas made by other companies as well. They made baby and child dolls as well, and by 1957 they had added adult-figured dolls with molded high-heel feet to their line. Many of their dolls were sold through mail order catalogs and these are a great source of information for the collector today.

Sources for this page include:

  • "The Doll and Teddy Bear Department" edited by Thomas W. Holland

Copyright 2001 by Zendelle Bouchard.

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