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1951 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Princess Doll, 5 1/2" tall, dress me type all hard plastic doll, stationary non jointed legs, sleep eyes, mohair wig.  Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent.

1951 Colgate-Palmolive Fab Princess doll, 5 1/2"

1951 Colgate-Palmolive Fab,

Princess Doll, 5 1/2"

1952 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Incline Walking doll, 6" tall, all hard plastic, jointed at the hips, painted molded blonde hair, blue side glancing sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a sleeveless red and white polka dot dress, painted white socks and black shoes.  Doll marked on bottom of her foot PMA.  The Incline walking doll was made by Plastic Molded Arts.  Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent.

1952 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Incline Walking doll, 6"

1952 Colgate-Palmolive Fab

Incline Walking doll, 6"

1953 Ideal Miss Curity doll, 14" tall, hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes, saran wig, white nurse outfit, first aid kit and book, the Miss Curity doll uses the Toni body and markings. Curity is a trademark of the Kendall Company.

1953 Ideal Miss Curity doll 14"

1953 Ideal Miss Curity doll, 14"

1955 Colgate-Palmolive Fab Walking Doll, is a hip pin walker doll, made by Virga Lucy doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, Ginny type doll, Lucy is all hard plastic with a jointed body, glued on golden blonde wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a purple sleeveless bodice with attached large colorful polka dotted skirt, white shoes.  Fab soap box tops mail in premium for the doll.  Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent.

1955 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Virga Lucy walker doll, 7 1/2-8"

1955 Colgate-Palmolive Fab

Walking doll, 7 1/2-8"

1955-1958 Sun Rubber Gerber Baby doll, 11-13" and 18" tall, made of all rubber, with molded hair and open mouth, designed by Bernard Lipfert, marked on head: Gerber Baby © Gerber Products Co and on back: Mfg. by the Sun Rubber Co. Barberton, O., USA Pat. 2118682 Pat. 2160739.

1955-1958 Sun Rubber Gerber Baby Doll 13"

1950s Sun Rubber Gerber Baby doll, 13" 

1956 Joy Dish Soap doll ad 1956 Joy Dish Soap Doll, 8" tall, head turning walking doll, jointed hard plastic body, wigged, sleep eyes, closed mouth, molded painted white shoes, a Dress Me type doll.  Advertising doll for Proctor & Gamble, P & G Joy dish soap.  Actual doll maker unknown.

1956 Proctor & Gamble Joy dish soap doll, 8"

1956 Proctor & Gamble

Joy Dish Soap doll, 8" 

1956 Horsman Lifesaver Candy Doll, 11" tall, has the Betty one piece vinyl stuffed body jointed only at the neck with the Ruthie or Betty vinyl head mold, rooted hair in the pastel colors of: pink, green, or blue,  sleep eyes, came with a miniature roll of Lifesaver candy attached at the doll's neck.  Doll shown has pink pastel hair and is in her original clothing.  Doll marked on neck Horsman 20 Advertising doll for Lifesaver Candy a subsidiary of Kraft Foods.

Photo courtesy of Purple-peep.

1956 Horsman Lifesaver Candy Doll, 11"

1956 Horsman Lifesaver Candy Doll, 11"

1956 Citro Polly Ponds Beauty Doll, 24" tall, hard plastic walker, sleep eyes, blonde mohair wig, advertising doll for Ponds Cold Cream products, wearing her original striped jumper, made by Citro Manufacturing Company of New York US. Doll is unmarked.

 

There is another 24" tall fashion type doll, with a one piece stuffed vinyl body, that was called Citro Polly Pond's Bride doll sold for $21.95 originally and an 8" tall hard plastic jointed doll named Citro Polly Pond's Bridesmaid doll, each dressed accordingly, came with a beauty kit, and are different dolls altogether.

1956 Citro Polly Ponds Beauty doll, 24"

1956 Citro Polly Ponds Beauty Doll, 24"

1957 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Picture Doll, a Virga non walker Lucy doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, Ginny type doll, Lucy is all hard plastic with a jointed body, glued on pale blonde wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a pink short sleeve taffeta dress with light blue ric rak trim, straw hat with pink ribbon, pink socks, pink rubber shoes.  Fab soap box tops mail in premium for the doll, plus three other outfits; Wedding Ensemble, Daytime Dress, Sleepy-time Lounge outfit.  Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent.

1957 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Picture Doll ad 1957 Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Picture Doll, Virga Lucy 7 1/2-8"

1957 Colgate-Palmolive Fab,

Virga Lucy Picture Doll, 7 1/2-8"

1957 Fortune Toys - Starlet the Luster-Creme Shampoo Doll, 7 1/2" tall, hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes, mohair wig, came with a wardrobe.  The Fortune Toy company was connected with Beehler Arts, Ontario Plastic, Kimport Dolls and Virga.

 

1957 Inez Holland House also sold Starlet the Luster-Creme Shampoo Doll plus other dolls made by various manufactures.

1957 Fortune Starlet Luster-Creme Shampoo Doll 7 1/2"

1957 Fortune Toys, Starlet

Luster-Creme Shampoo Doll 7 1/2"

1958+ American Character Toni doll, 10, 14, 20 and 25" tall, Gillette advertising doll for Toni hair care products, fashion lady doll with high heel feet, she has the same face mold as Sweet Sue Sophisticate; vinyl head with rooted hair, plastic body jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips, the 25" size has a twist waist, slightly smaller bust line than Sweet Sue Sophisticate, the 10" size doll came came in beautiful 1950s style outfits, also sold separetely.

 

Earle Pullan also sold a similar doll, at least in the 24-25" size, it's unknown what Pullan named her.

1958 American Character Toni doll, 10" 

1958 Toni doll, 10" 

   

1960's Jolly Green Giant cloth doll, 16"

1960s Jolly Green Giant cloth doll 16"

1960s Jolly Green Giant cloth doll, 16" tall and Little Sprout cloth doll who is 10 1/2" tall, both are lithographed cloth rag advertising dolls by the Green Giant Company.

 

Country Girl doll, all vinyl and plastic jointed doll with short curly rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a white with green print dress and bonnet, advertising doll for Green Giant Company.

1960's Green Giant Little Sprout cloth doll, 10 1/2"

1960s Little Sprout cloth doll, 10 1/2"

1960s A & H Telephone Pioneers of America 1893, Belle Doll, 15" tall, a commemorative Belle doll for their 1960s? anniversary, plastic jointed body doll with vinyl head, rooted hair, made by A & H Doll Mfg. Inc.

1960s A & H Telephone Pioneers of America Belle Doll, 15"

1960s A & H Belle Doll, 15"

1961-1964 Chase Eskimo Pie Boy, (the trade name was used since the 1930s), 15" tall cloth doll, manufactured by the Chase Bag Company.

1960s Chase Bag Co Eskimo Pie Boy doll 15"

1960s Chase Eskimo Pie Boy doll, 15"

1962 Kellogg's Cereal company in Kalamazoo, Michigan US, distributed more than 5 million dolls of various kinds, here is one of their promotions:  1962 Linda Lou doll, 8-10" tall hard plastic jointed body, vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes.  This doll was sold by a multitude of different companies as their own brand redressed.  Effanbee as Fluffy and so marked, others without the Effanbee marking: Allied Grand called her Bonnie marked AE, Mary Hoyer named and sold this doll as Margie (no freckles), Mollyes called her Perky and Valentine used her for the 13" tall Perfect Patient doll and possibly others. 

1962 Kelloggs Linda Lou doll 10"

1962 Kelloggs Linda Lou doll, 10"

1963-1964 Knorr Soup dolls (a Danish Company), 7 1/2" tall, set of two dolls (male & female) dressed in various country costumes, made of hard plastic.

1960s Knorr Soup dolls 7 1/2"

1960s Knorr Soup dolls, 7 1/2"

1964-1965 Kelloggs Calico Lassie doll, 12"1964-1965 Kelloggs Calico Lassie doll 12" fashions

1964-1965 Kelloggs Calico Lassie doll, 12" tall, mail in premium thru Kellogg's Cereal Company, also called by collectors; Ellie Mae Clampett, as she looked like the character from The Beverly Hillbillies TV series, also has additional fashions available for purchase separately doll was made by the Elite Creations.  Inc. and is marked: Unique.   Plastic jointed body, vinyl head with rooted hair, painted eyes, closed mouth.                   Photo's courtesy of Chris

1964 Kelloggs Calico Lassie doll ad

1964 Kelloggs Calico Lassie doll ad

1967 Arrow Rubber Gerber Baby doll, 14" tall, all vinyl, sleep eyes with lashes, molded, painted brows and hair, squeaker, open mouth, drink wet doll, same as prior Gerber doll without dimples on cheeks, doll was discontinued after a short time, marked on head: Gerber Baby © Gerber Products Co 1966

1967 Arrow Rubber Gerber Baby doll 14"

1967 Arrow Rubber Gerber Baby doll 14"

1970s Texaco Cheerleader, 11 1/2" tall, plastic and vinyl teenage fashion type doll with a jointed body, painted eyes, rooted hair, came with a wardrobe.  It is unknown who actually produced this advertising doll for Texaco.

1970's Texaco Cheerleader doll, 11 1/2"

1970s Texaco Cheerleader doll, 11 1/2"

1972 Horsman Little Debbie doll, 11" tall, vinyl head with rooted hair, painted upper eyelashes, open smiling mouth, jointed plastic body, dressed in a short sleeve blue & white check gingham dress, white apron pinafore with her name of front Little Debbie, matching straw hat with edges bound in gingham, white socks & black shoes. 

 

Made by Horsman for "Little Debbie Snack Cakes" 25th anniversary.  Marked on head: Horsman Dolls Inc. 19©72.  This same face mold was also used on other Horsman dolls 1970s-1980s.

1972 Horsman Little Debbie snack cake doll, 11"

1972 Horsman Little Debbie

Snack Cake doll, 11"

1971 Hasbro Bonnie Breck doll, 9" tall, vinyl and plastic jointed body, long rooted hair, high heel feet, wearing long blue prairie style dress.  Doll marked: Made in Hong Kong.  Advertising doll for Breck Shampoo made by Hasbro.

1971 Hasbro Bonnie Breck doll 9"

1971 Hasbro Bonnie Breck doll, 9"

1979-1985 Atlanta Novelty Gerber Baby doll,  17" tall, made of vinyl and cloth, molded hair, sleep eyes.  It is unknown if, how doll is marked.

1980's Atlanta Novelty, Gerber Baby doll, 17"

1980s Atlanta Novelty,

Gerber Baby doll, 17"

 

Next - Advertising Dolls 1893-1949

 

Advertising Dolls Not Shown

 

1951 Horsman Hanes Baby doll, 18, 21, 22" tall, possibly other sizes too, vinyl head with molded hair, vinyl lower arms, closed eyes, open yawning mouth, cloth stuffed body and limbs, came dressed in a two piece sleeper set in blue, pale green or pink with a Hanes tag, doll is marked Horsman or unmarked, advertising doll for Hanes.

 

Early 1950s Caleski doll, 16 1/2" tall, all cloth stuffed doll wearing imprinted clothing; a green beany cap, painted outline of hair, painted facial features, pointed elf ears, green gloves with left hand holding a camera, a brown film strip tunic with dolls name imprinted on front and green jester type shoes, advertising doll for opticians who also sold and processed film, it is unknown who the doll maker was.

 

1956 Miss Revlon doll, hard plastic, made by Ideal.                          1957 Miss Coty Girl doll, hard plastic, made by Arranbee

 

1959 Miss Sunbeam doll, 17" tall, hard plastic jointed body, vinyl head with blonde rooted hair in an up-do, blue sleep eyes, closed smiling mouth, wore a blue 1950s style short sleeve dress with a full skirt, white collar and cuffs, white half apron, socks and shoes.  Marked Eegee on back of neck.  Sunbeam bread advertising doll.  Made by the Eegee doll company.  In 1970 Horsman also made a smaller Miss Sunbeam hard plastic doll.  Checkmate Promotions, Inc. made an all cloth Miss Sunbeam doll, actual date unknown, most likely after 1970s

 

1960s Arthur Murray Dance School, Let's Twist Dolls (pair girl & boy), 15" tall, soft foam stuffed cloth body with wired aperture so body is bendable, rubber hands and feet/shoes.  Clothing is part of the body, have applied felt facial features, she has yarn hair and has a label that says "Let's Twist" made by the Christy Manufacturing Company of Fayetteville N.C.  Chubby Checker released the song 'The Twist' in 1959 and it debuted on the Dick Clark TV Show on August 1960.

 

1960s Betty Blue Bonnet doll, 11 1/2" tall made by Perfekta.           1960s Sun Maid Raisin doll, 23" tall, made by Uneeda

 

1962 Bonnie the Plaid Lassie Doll, E. F. MacDonald's Plaid Trading Stamps advertising doll, 19" tall, vinyl head with short curly rooted hair, sleep eyes, painted facial features with a closed mouth, hard plastic body jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips, high heel feet, came dressed in her Scottish Highland outfit of a navy blue Bonnie Prince Charlie jacket, plaid tartan shawl, one piece dress with a white bodice a red and navy plaid tartan pleated skirt, navy blue Balmoral bonnet, sporran (purse), red knee-hi socks and black ghillies shoes.  Doll is marked P-9, made by the Skippy Doll Corporation.

 

1962 Swiss Miss doll, 14" tall, hard plastic jointed body, vinyl head with blonde rooted hair in pigtails, blue sleep eyes, closed mouth, wore a blue print short sleeve dress with a black felt bodice and ric rak trim, white collar and sleeves, socks, shoes.  Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate advertising doll.  Doll marked Jolly Toys Inc. 1962.

 

1962 Thirstee Cry Baby doll, 22" tall, advertising doll for Carnation Milk made by Horsman.

 

1965 Chex Cereal doll, 22" tall, Scarecrow doll with a vinyl head, painted features, open smiling mouth, blue hat, cloth stuffed body.  Doll marked R.P. Co.  Advertising doll for Ralston Purina Chex cereal.

 

1969 Allergy Annie doll, 15 1/2" tall,  all cloth advertising doll that came with a coloring book, advertising doll for Honeywell, The Air Cleaner People.  The Allergy Annie cloth doll is unmarked, came with paper mailing label inside the plastic bag.

 

1972 Sippin Sue, Sippin Sam dolls, 6" tall, small vinyl dolls with painted facial features and hair, dressed as a cowgirl and cowboy, each have a hole in the mouth for a straw, came packaged with a cup with hands shaped to hold onto the rim.  General Mills advertising dolls.  Cups are marked GENERAL MILLS 1972 --- KENNER PRODUCTS SIP ALONG.  Unknown how/if dolls are marked.

 

1975 Aunt Sarah doll, 18" tall, all cloth lithographed, Sarah has her eyes closed wearing lithographed eye glasses, her hair is pulled into a bun with a bonnet, apron with her name on it, she's holding a bowl, advertising doll for Aunt Sarah's Pancake House of Richmond, Virginia.

 

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