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.) Hard plastic socket head,sleep eyes,lashes,closed mouth,blonde hair arranged in
elaborate original coiffure with curly bangs,a cluster of curls at the crown that peek through
bonnet,and captured curls at the nape. She has lady-shaped body with jointing at the
hips,knees,shoulders and elbows,and is wearing her original luxurious lavender satin cocktail
sheath with added wrap-around gathered skirt,panties,stockings,silver sling heels; her
accessories include a pink three-tiered tulle bonnet,"diamond" earring drops,"diamond"
bracelet,and a lavender orchid corsage still in its original box. The doll is preserved in her
original yellow Alexander box with model 2135 inscribed. Excellent condition,gorgeous facial
complexion and hair,superb costume in unplayed with condition,having typical lavender fade
and one small spot by front hem. Alexander,circa 1956.
20" (51 cm.) Hard plastic socket head,sleep eyes,lashes,closed mouth with ruby lips,brunette hair
with bangs and long curls,adult female body with jointing at shoulders,elbows,hips and knees.
The doll is wearing her original tagged turquoise taffeta cocktail dress with slightly dropped
waist,very full skirt,with ruffled can-can petticoat and panties,stockings,and rhinestone-trimmed
black slings to match her black bolero jacket. She has a black velvet hat lavishly decorated with
silk flowers including two little flowers that appear to have fallen onto her veil. She has a
rhinestone necklace,and flower corsage on jacket. The doll is preserved in near mint condition in
her original worn box labeled model 2017 which is described and photographed in the Alexander
1956 catalog as "Cissy in a smart cocktail dress".
20" (51 cm.) Hard-plastic socket head,sleep eyes,closed mouth,dark blonde hair in elaborate
coiffure with curls at forehead,crown and nape of neck,adult-modeled body with jointing at
shoulders,elbows,hips and knees. She is wearing her original tagged luxury costume of finest
golden satin comprising a low-necked dress with fitted waist and full skirt under a swing coat of
matching fabric with lining of gold-patterned rose silk-like fabric. She has
stockings,panties,sling heels. elegantly-draped black lace head scarf,and pearl drop earrings.
Excellent condition,colors are beautifully preserved on her complexion and costume.
9" (23 cm.) Hard-plastic socket head,sleep eyes,closed mouth,brunette hair with bangs and
generous cluster of curls at the nape of her neck,adult-female modeled body with jointing at
shoulders,hips and knees. She is wearing tagged original aqua blue tulle and taffeta ballerina
ensemble with a crown of flowers in her hair,stockings,soft ballet slippers,carries her original
booklet,and is preserved in her original box in near mint condition with beautiful rosy cheeks.
15"(38 cm.) All-hard plastic,socket head,green sleep eyes,lashes,painted lower lashes,accented
nostrils,closed mouth,brunette curly wig,five piece body. The doll is wearing her original black
sheer nylon lingerie set with gold trim,matching hair ribbons and ornaments and gold
shoes,Marks: Effanbee USA. Excellent condition,beautiful original costume and complexion.
Effanbee,their model "Honey",circa 1950,the costume also appeared on a composition Honey by
that firm,suggesting its popularity over a period of several years