Featuring dolls from the private collection of John Axe, more than 250 dolls that were the beloved playthings of American children from 1920s to 1960s. Ranging from wonderful Shirley Temple dolls, #1 Barbies to Pinocchio, Dionne Quintuplets, Charlie McCarthy, and other celebrity and character composition models. 9.5" x 9.5". Softbound. 124 full-color pages.
20"(51 cm.) Rigid vinyl socket head,blue sleep eyes,dark eye shadow,lashes,closed mouth with
red lips,reddish-brown saran hair with bangs and curls,adult-female modeled body. The doll is
wearing her original white nylon dress with puff sleeves,lace collar,full skirt decorated with
embroidered pink ovals,pink taffeta petticoat and panties,stockings,sling heels,and woven cloche
hat. She is preserved in her original worn box labeled "The Toni Doll",model 2005 with original
play wave kit. Excellent condition,one ankle joint is fixed,pristine condition of coiffure and
costume. American Character,circa 1957.
10"(25 cm.) Each is all-composition,with socket head,painted very large brown side-glancing
eyes arranged to be glancing at each other,painted lashes,closed mouth with rosebud-shaped
lips,five-piece composition body,and each has very elaborate white mohair wig in the late 18th
century style,and is wearing exclusively designed costumes for the May Company department
store celebrating the bicentennial birthday of George Washington. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette Doll.
Excellent condition,George missing hat. Effanbee,circa 1936.
8"(20 cm.) Each is all-composition with sculpted and painted short brown babyish
hair,forelock,and curl painted blue or brown eyes,tiny closed mouth,five-piece composition
toddler body. Each is wearing its factory-original Tyrolean style costume and original celluloid
pin "White Horse Inn",and each has its original gold heart paper label "This is Patsy Tinyette".
Excellent condition. Effanbee,circa 1936,the dolls were released by Effanbee as promotional dolls
for the Broadway play,"White Horse Inn"that opened in 1936.
16"(41 cm.) All-composition doll with sleep eyes,lashes,open mouth,row of upper teeth,reddish-
brown lambswool wig,five-piece composition body,wearing original flowered
dress,undergarments,socks and shoes. Excellent condition,eyes slightly faded. Marks: Mary Lee
(head) Effanbee Patsy Joan (torso). Effanbee,circa 1935,the rare desirable hair style known as
6"(15 cm.) All-composition with one-piece head and torso,sculpted short brown bobbed hair
with bangs,painted blue eyes,rosebud-shaped lips,jointed arms and legs,wearing tulle party
dress with rose trim,undergarments,celluloid pin. Excellent condition with some paint wear on
feet,pin scratched. Effanbee,circa 1932,their model presented as the "Fairy Princess"for the
Colleen Moore doll house.
6"(15 cm.) All-composition doll with one-piece head and torso,painted short brown hair in bob
and bangs,large blue eyes,blushed cheeks,tiny closed mouth,jointed bisque arms and
legs,painted shoes and socks. The doll is wearing her original red cotton polka dot
dress,slip,chemise,and has original celluloid pin "Colleen Moore's Fairy Princess,An Effanbee
Doll". Marks: Effanbee Wee Patsy. Circa 1932.
6"(15 cm.) All-composition doll with brown complexion,one-piece head and torso,sculpted short
black bobbed hair and brows,large brown side-glancing eyes with prominent black pupils,closed
mouth with rosebud-shaped lips,jointed arms and legs. The doll is wearing her original red
flowered cotton dress,pantalets,apron. Excellent condition,feet scuffed. Marks: Effanbee Wee
Patsy. Circa 1932,a rare variation of the tiny dollhouse model.
7"(18 cm.) Each is all-composition with socket head,and has painted baby hair,painted blue eyes and facial features,closed mouth,five-piece baby body with bare feet,original flannel diaper. Marks: Effanbee (head) Effanbee Baby Tinyette (body). Circa 1935,the model was made to compete with AlexanderÍs Dionne Quintuplet market. Excellent condition.
19" (48 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,brown sleep eyes,real lashes,painted
lashes,lightly feathered brows,open mouth,four teeth,blonde mohair wig arranged in ringlet style
with original hair bow,five piece composition body. The doll is in excellent unplayed with
condition with beautiful complexion and crisp,fresh original costume comprising yellow organdy
petal-shaped dress with matching undergarments,socks,shoes,and having white rabbit fur coat
and hat with satin lining. She is unmarked but has her original celluloid pin "Miss
Charming,Everyone Loves Me" with a photograph of the doll. Goldberger,circa 1935,the doll was
clearly intended to appeal to Shirley Temple market and has a remarkable resemblance in both
face,wig and costume,tempered by the unusual brown eyes. A rare doll in superior condition.
8" (20 cm.) and 11". Each is all composition with sculpted short curly hair,painted side-glancing
googly eyes,button-shaped nose,closed mouth with impish smile,and painted shoes and socks.
The larger doll is marked "patent pending" and has hinged hips that allow her to swing back and
forth; and the smaller pair have swivel waist that allow them to pivot side-to-side,and are
marked "Pat. Applied for L.A. & S c. 1928". Amberg,circa 1928. Costumes appear original but not
known certainly,composition and painting excellent.