Jackie Robinson doll, 13"
The Allied Grand Doll
Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, NY, is the way the company name appears
in early advertising, Allied specialized making black dolls, sometime in the 1960s the company name changed to Allied Doll & Toy
Company. Other names collectors use are; Allied Imported or Allied Eastern, due to the AE marking
often found on their dolls or perhaps because they were located on the Eastern coast
in the USA.
Allied Doll & Toy is mainly known today for making black
dolls and large sized vinyl and hard plastic high
heel fashion dolls. Dolls were mass produced and sold in bulk to other smaller companies, which marketed the dolls under different names. They also made
composition Baby dolls in white or black. Allied's dolls were very affordable and very popular, especially the bride dolls.
Shown on right;
1949 Allied Grand Jackie Robinson doll,
13" tall, all fully jointed composition doll, molded, painted hair,
painted facial features, wears a Dodgers
white uniform with navy blue trim, blue baseball cap with D,
blue socks, black vinyl shoes, has a cardboard baseball mitt hang
tag, wooden baseball bat, white ball, red box has Jackie's photo on
front. Jackie Robinson, number 42, was the first black baseball player in the major
leagues, Jackie Robinson Day is celebrated on April 15th.
Vintage Allied Dolls Identified
type doll, sized 36"
tall, hard plastic fully jointed body, softer vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes,
closed mouth, various outfits, doll marked
AE 3651 and probably other numbers, the 2003 reproduction Patti Playpal doll
mark © ADG is by
This Playpal type doll marked AE with a number, appears to be the same doll sold and found in her
box, by the H.J. Blumberg Company, a New York City Department Store.
1960s Patty Playpal type doll, 36"
1960s Allied Teenage Fashion Dolls, 15, 18, 21, 24 or
28" tall, Revlon like, all hard plastic jointed adult body, vinyl head with
rooted hair, sleep eyes, real eyelashes, high heel feet, doll marked KT
or Made by Allied Doll Co or AE with a number; AE 2005, AE 2006,
plus other numbers.
1960s Teenage Fashion Dolls,
High Heel feet 15"
1960s Allied Barbie Clone doll, 11 1/2" tall, made in
Taiwan, light weight plastic jointed body, plastic head with molded hair,
painted facial features, came with three wigs, doll marked AE.
Barbie Clone doll, 11 1/2"
1960s Allied Bonnie Miss doll, 18" tall, hard plastic
jointed body with vinyl head, rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, pierced
ears, high heel feet, came dressed in a formal gown, stockings and high heel
shoes, doll marked on back R 20010
1960s Bonnie Miss doll 18"
1960s Allied Bride doll, Allied Grand Bonnie Dear doll, 15, 18, 21, 24 or 28" tall, (probably other sizes too) vinyl jointed body with high heel feet,
vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes, blue eye shadow, red painted lips and pearl earrings, dressed appropriately as a bride with lace over gown, doll marked: AE and some with a number
1960s Bride Doll, 18"
Allied Hello Dolly doll, 11 1/2" tall, plastic jointed body, vinyl
head with rooted blonde hair, painted facial features, Carol Channing doll wearing a
costume from the Broadway musical Hello Dolly.
Doll marked on neck AE.
There is also a larger 21" size Carol Channing, Hello Dolly doll made by
Kaysam-Nasco - see page
link for her photo.
Hello Dolly doll, 11 1/2"
ca. 1960s Allied Shirley Temple look
a like doll, 19" tall, soft vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes, open
smiling mouth, dimples in cheeks, hard plastic jointed body, doll marked on neck AE.
Photo courtesy of
look a like doll, 19"
Allied Lorna doll, 12" tall, three lashes at dolls outer
corner eye (the Ideal Tammy doll has four lashes), all plastic jointed
body, vinyl head with rooted hair, painted facial features, came dressed in a
blue sun suit, doll marked AE. An Ideal
Tammy Clone doll,
sold through W.T. Grant stores. Doll may have been sold by other
stores, which may have called her by different names.
Lorna doll 12"
Ideal Tammy Clone doll
1965 Allied Bonnie doll, 8-11" tall,
an Effanbee Fluffy type, this doll face mold seems to have been used by several doll manufacturers, she has a vinyl
head with short rooted hair, sleep eyes, real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, closed mouth,
freckles across the nose.
Bonnie is marked on neck; AE.
This same doll mold without
the freckles was sold as a set by Allied Doll & Toy Corp. in 1967 called Big
Sister and Little Sister dolls, box reads "double delight, pretty and
bright", 11" and 14" tall.
Other doll makers that used this
type doll mold without the Effanbee marking,
Hoyer named and sold this doll as Margie
mail in premium
doll named Linda Lou doll, unmarked,
Mollyes called her Perky
Pullan sold this doll, name unknown, doll marked Pullan,
Sayco named her Cute Carol
(with freckles), mark unknown,
Valentine used her for
the 13-15" tall Perfect Patient doll unmarked and possibly other
manufacturers may have dressed and sold this doll as well.
1965 Bonnie doll 8-11"
Additional Allied Grand dolls not shown
These first composition dolls are from an
Allied Grand ad in the March 1949 magazine; Toy and Novelties. Most likely
these composition dolls were also sold prior to this ad, about ca. 1930s.
1949 Allied Grand Black Topsy Baby doll No. 1464, Black
Crying Baby dolls No. 260, both dolls 10 1/2" tall, all composition doll
jointed at the shoulders and hips with bent limb baby legs, molded painted hair and/or
Topsy with three black
tuffs or pigtails, painted eyes, open/closed mouth, wore a cotton
sleeveless dress, knit booties on feet, dolls are unmarked.
1949 Allied Grand White Baby doll No. 1725, 12" tall, all
composition doll jointed at the shoulders and hips with bent limb baby legs, molded painted hair, painted
eyes, open/closed mouth, wore a cotton sleeveless dress and bonnet, knit booties
on feet, doll mark AGDC or unmarked.
1949 Allied Grand Black Baby doll, 12" tall, all composition
jointed at the shoulders and hips with straight legs, painted molded hair,
painted eyes, open mouth, came wearing overalls and shirt, doll mark AGDC or
ca. 1950s Allied Grand Child dolls, 10, 15, or 21" tall, one piece vinyl body, molded hair with molded ribbon, side
glancing painted eyes, often marked: Allied Grand Doll Mfg. Inc. 1958.
ca. 1950s Allied Grand Storybook like dolls, No. 120, 8
1/2" tall, NASB Nancy Ann Storybook like dolls competitor, all hard plastic
jointed at the shoulders only, straight legs, mohair wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth,
dolls are unmarked.
Allied Grand Aunt Kate doll, details, date unknown.