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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
19"(48 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,brown sleep eyes,lashes,closed mouth with
rosebud-shaped lips,brunette human hair wig,five piece composition body. The doll is wearing
her original pleated dimity dress with matching undergarments,socks and shoes,and she is
holding an all-composition Baby Tinyette in its original organdy dress and bonnet. Excellent
condition of both,minor faint craquelure on Tinyette,eyes faded on Ann. Marks: Effanbee Patsy-
Ann c. Pat #1283558 (doll) Effanbee Adorable Dolls (dress) (also original metal wrist bracelet).
12"(30 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,sculpted short reddish-brown hair with
forelock curls,green sleep eyes,painted features,lashes,bow-shaped moth,five piece toddler
body,wearing original royal blue cotton romper suit and matching cap. Marks: Effanbee. Excellent
condition. Effanbee,the doll was of the series marketed as "Candy Kids",circa 1940.
14"(36 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,sculpted short brown hair with shaded
details,brown sleep eyes,real lashes,painted lashes,bow-shaped mouth,five piece composition
body. He is wearing original red trunks with blue felt flowers,socks,shoes,and boxing gloves.
Marks: Effanbee (head and body). Excellent condition. The doll was presented in 1947 as "Candy
14"(36 cm.) Composition socket head on swivel wooden,sculpted brown hair in boyish fashion
with pronounced forelock curl,painted blue side-glancing eyes,long curly upper
lashes,button-shaped nose,closed "O"shaped mouth,muslin torso,composition jointed arms
and legs,sculpted ribbed brown boots. The doll is wearing its original khaki cotton twill Army
uniform with gold buttons and brown belt,matching cap with emblem,and has original gold
heart bracelet and celluloid pin reading "I Am Skippy,The Real American Boy". Marks: Effanbee
Skippy c. P.L. Crosby. The character of Skippy was designed by Percy Crosby,and first
appeared on a Life Magazine cover in 1924. Skippy was licensed and appeared in numerous
advertising pieces,novelty objects,even a children's clothing line,and this doll which was
created by Bernard Lipfert for Effanbee in 1929 and made for nearly a decade. Excellent
condition,rare model in perfectly preserved condition.