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.
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).
9"(23 cm.) All-composition doll with light-brown complexion,socket head,sculpted short black
hair in bobbed fashion,painted brown side-glancing eyes,closed mouth,jointed arms and legs.
The doll is wearing an original yellow gown with an additional red cotton gown,and has leis and
bracelets. Excellent condition. Marks: Effanbee Patsyette Doll. The dolls were commissioned
from Effanbee by Hawaiian sources such Liberty House where they were costumed as Hawaiian
royalty and sold as luxury memorabilia. Circa 1935.
8" (20 cm.) All-hard plastic child with bent-knee walking style body,tosca-hair in bangs and
braids,green/brown sleep eyes,wearing her original costume comprising green cotton shirt,riding
pants,belt,boots,and straw cowgirl hat. Marks: Alex (doll) Alexander-kins...(cloth tag on
costume). Excellent condition,with beautiful rosy cheeks and vibrant costume colors.
Alexander,#571 from 1956,"Wendy Visits a Dude Ranch".
12" (30 cm.) Composition head with painted reddish-brown hair,forelock curl,blue eyes with
exaggerated eyelids,pointed long nose,wide smile with dimwit expression,two beaded
teeth,wooden torso and feet,composition hands,flexy-metal limbs allowing infinite articulation.
Marks: Ideal Doll made in USA. Ideal,Mortimer Snerd,a puppet side-kick to Edgar BergenÍs
Charlie McCarthy was part of the regular radio program first aired in 1937 and continuing for
more than a decade. Excellent condition,fine original finish and wearing original costume.
21"(53 cm.) Composition swivel head on composition shoulder plate,sculpted short reddish-
brown hair in bobbed fashion with bangs,green sleep eyes,lashes,painted lashes,one-stroke
brows,closed "O"shaped mouth,muslin torso,composition limbs. Marks: Petite. Excellent
condition overall,some craze lines on left arm,eyes faded. The doll is wearing her original polka-
dot dress,shoes and socks. The doll was marketed as "Sally",designed as a competitor to the
popular Patsy doll of Effanbee. American Character,circa 1935.
14"(36 cm.) Composition socket head which rests on swivel wooden neck,sculpted brown hair
with pronounced forelock curl,painted bright blue side-glancing eyes,upper lashes,comma-
shaped brows,button-shaped nose,closed mouth,muslin torso,composition arms and
legs,painted high black boots. The doll is wearing his original Effanbee aviator costume of khaki
cotton with faux-fur collar,pockets,belt,aviator wings emblem,and matching cap with leather
goggles. Marks: Effanbee Skippy c. P.L. Crosby. Excellent condition. Effanbee,circa 1938.
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.
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
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.