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.) All-composition doll with socket head,brown sleep eyes,lashes,dark eye
shadow,painted lower lashes and brows,open mouth,row of teeth,dark blonde human hair wig
with curly bangs and long braids,five-piece composition body. She is wearing her original pink
dotted Swiss dress with cutwork and black velvet trim,matching apron,original
undergarments,straw bonnet,socks and original ankle boots. Excellent condition,surface dust on
costume. Marks: Princess Elizabeth Alexander Doll Co. (doll) "McGuffey Ana"Madame Alexander
(tag on costume). Alexander,circa 1935,the popular storybook model was made in a variety of
sizes and styles by the firm.
18"(46 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,brown sleep eyes,lashes,painted lashes and
brows,slightly-parted lips,row of upper teeth,brunette human hair wig with bangs,five-piece
composition body. The doll is wearing her original red and white checkered pinafore dress over
white cotton one-piece romper suit,brown sandals. Excellent condition with very light surface
lines on face. Marks: Effanbee Anne Shirley. Effanbee,from the "American Children"series
designed by Dewees Cochran and introduced in 1937 at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York,the doll
is wearing her original gold heart label bracelet.
18"(46 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,green sleep eyes,lashes,painted lashes and
brows,slightly-parted lips with row of teeth,dark blonde human waist-length wig with
bangs,five-piece composition body. The doll is wearing her original blue and white checkered
dress with dimity apron trimmed with blue rick-rack,matching undergarments,blue-edged
socks,blue laced shoes. Excellent condition,left middle finger broken. Marks: Effanbee Anne-
Shirley (torso). Effanbee,from their "American Children"series,designed by Dewees Cochran,circa
1937. The doll wears entirely original costume,wig,and has Effanbee gold heart bracelet.
8.5"(22 cm.) All-wooden doll whose torso and head is in the shape of a peanut,with painted
peanut shell details and painted face with outlined monocle; his arms and legs are segmented
wood so he can be nicely posed,and he has a wooden blue top hat on his head that is labeled
"Mr. Peanut". Cameo,1930s from their series of advertising dolls designed by Joseph Kallus.
8"(20 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,painted short brown baby hair,painted brown-
sided glancing eyes,uniquely-sculpted tiny button-shaped nose,wide cheek bones,tiny pursed
lips,five piece composition body. The doll is wearing her original patterned cotton dress and
bonnet,shoes and socks,replaced panties. Marks: Effanbee. Excellent overall,small craze line at
mouth. Effanbee,their model marketed as "This is Butin-Nose",the model appears only to have
been made in the 8"size,and has wonderful character-like expression,circa 1935.
15"(38 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,green sleep eyes,lashes,painted lashes and
brows,closed mouth with bow-shaped lips,light brown human hair wig in originally arranged-
coiffure,five piece composition body. The doll is wearing her original flower girl costume from
Wedding Party,comprising sheer nylon dress over nylon under-dress,with ruffled lace tiers and
pouf sleeves,matching long pantalets,matching bonnet,shoes,socks,and carrying bouquet of
flowers that match flowers in her bonnet. Marks: Effanbee Anne Shirley. Excellent condition,one
tiny line below right eye. Effanbee,circa 1945,beautifully preserved doll with rare and richly
15"(38 cm.) All-composition doll with socket head,green sleep eyes,real lashes,painted lashes
and brows,closed mouth with pertly-shaped lips,brunette human hair in original rolled curls,five
piece composition body,organdy pale rose dress with pleated skirt,lace trim,original pink muslin
undergarments,replaced socks and shoes. Marks: Effanbee Anne Shirley. Excellent condition,hair
perfectly original,small spot on sash. Effanbee,circa 1940,the doll was marketed as "Little Lady".
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.