Beehler Arts, Fortune Toys, Ontario Plastics and the Virga Doll Company all seem to
have been connected, as well as Kimport dolls which used the same address
as Beehler. They all produced similar Ginny type 7 1/2 - 9"
tall, hard plastic walking dolls in the 1950s. Many of these
vintage dolls are unmarked and therefore, if out of box can be difficult
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1950s Beehler Princess SummerFall WinterSpring
doll (Indian Princess), 14
1/2 or 18" tall, #1200, all hard plastic, fully jointed body (this is
not the Peter Puppet Playthings version), blue
sleep eyes, very distinctive facial paint with curved
eyebrows, a rosebud closed mouth. Dressed in her
original Princess outfit with crown and charm
bracelet. She was a character played by actress Judy
Tyler (1932-1957) in the Howdy Doody
TV show from 1950-1953. Other Princess SummerFall WinterSpring dolls; an all cloth doll 14" ?
tall, a dress-me type doll 8" tall,
two puppet versions; a small hand puppet and a 13" tall marionette puppet both made by Peter Puppet Playthings,
Inc. The doll
shown here is VHTF and made
by the Beehler Arts Company.
Special thanks to Irishmahony
for finding information about this doll
and DrBell21 who
shared her doll photos! She's a wowser!
1950s Fortune Pam doll,
7 1/2-8" tall,
hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes, glued on wig, closed mouth or Pam Ballerina,
same as Pam but has pointed feet for ballerina toe shoes, by The Hart
Throb Doll and Fortune
Pam Ballerina doll
1950s Fortune Ninette doll and Jeanette
7 1/2-8" tall, same as the Pam doll with different packaging, by Fortune Doll
Jeanette 7 1/2-8"
Virga Lollipop dolls,
7 1/2-8" tall, all hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes,
wigged sometimes with unusual
hair colors; aqua blue, maize yellow, mint green, orchid lavender,
peach, pink and silver by Virga Doll
Company, Beehler Arts LTD, NYC.
1950s Virga Lucy Play Mates doll,
7 1/2-8" tall, Penny
(10 1/2" tall), Storybook Characters, hard plastic jointed bodies,
sleep eyes, closed mouth, straight
legs, some are walkers by Virga Doll Co., Beehler Arts LTD, NYC.
The Lucy hip pin walker doll was used as the
Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap advertising doll in 1955. The doll without
the hip pin walker is the 1957 Fab soap Picture Doll, shown below.
1950s LucyPlay Mates doll,
1955 Colgate-Palmolive Fab Soap Walking Doll, is
a hip pin walker Virga Lucy doll,
7 1/2-8" tall, Ginny type doll, Lucy is all hard plastic with a jointed body
walker, golden blonde glued on
wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a purple sleeveless bodice with attached
large colorful polka dotted skirt, white
shoes. Fab soap boxtops mail in premium for the doll.
Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent
Colgate-Palmolive Fab Soap doll, isa Virga Lucy walker doll,
1957 Colgate-Palmolive Fab Soap Picture Doll,
is a non walker Virga Lucy doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, Ginny type doll, 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 boxtops mail in premium for the doll, plus three other
outfits were available; a Wedding Ensemble, Daytime Dress, Sleepy-time Lounge outfit.
Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent.
1950s Virga Toni Playmate doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, Storybook Characters, hard plastic jointed bodies,
sleep eyes, closed mouth, straight
legs, some are walkers by Virga Doll Co. Beehler Arts LTD, NYC.
The 1954 ToniPlaymate doll has green
sleep eyes, real upper eye lashes, a saran blonde wig
in braids, is shown wearing the outfit; #505 Sunday Best,
an organdy dress trimmed with lace and braided embroidery,
matching bonnet and black suede slip on shoes.
Toni Playmate doll, 7 1/2-8"
Virga Twinkle Ballerina doll,
7 1/2-8" tall,
(turns head when legs are moved, pointed toes),
Ginny look a like,
various colored wigs, sleep eyes, hard plastic jointed bodies, straight
legs, by Virga Doll Co., Beehler Arts LTD, NYC.
1950s Twinkle Ballerina doll,
1955 Ontario Paula Sue doll, 7 1/2-8" tall,
hard plastic, non-walking, sleep eyes with plastic upper lashes, no
painted lower lashes, wears a white dress with multi-colored ribbon
trim, marked: Ontario Plastic Inc., Rochester N.Y.
1950s Paula Sue doll,
Kimport Kim 'teen doll, 8 1/2" tall, walker type, sleep eyes, molded
lashes, hi heel feet, jointed body, clothes are often sewn to doll, by
Kimport Doll Co, NYC. Same as the Miss Hi Teen doll by Virga
Note: The Kimport
company doll boxes, use the same
address as the Beehler Arts company.
Kim 'teen doll, 8 1/2"
Schiaparelli Doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, clothing is marked "Schiaparelli",
Ginny look a like, there were several outfits by the Virga Doll
1957 Coco doll,
Fortune Pam doll, 10" tall, Ginger look a like, all vinyl, sleep eyes, rooted hair,
high heel feet, doll marked on head: E by the Fortune Doll Company.