Elite Creations Doll Co
Cinderella dressed doll, 8" tall
Miniature Dress Me dolls, Souvenir dolls, Tourist
dolls, 6-18" tall,
early dolls were made of composition, after 1946 of hard plastic. Dress me
dolls general characteristics are; boy dolls or girls dolls with painted
eyes or sleep eyes usually in blue, mohair wig, jointed at neck and
shoulders, straight un-jointed hips with straight legs, some with high heel feet, flat feet,
molded painted on shoes, some with painted socks, too.
Early dolls were
sold as dressed dolls, boys usually dressed as a groom or cowboy, girl dolls in
a wide variety of costumes. Later dolls were sold undressed dolls in plastic baggies to be dressed by the new
owner. Many plastic dress me dolls were used as Souvenir or tourist dolls, dressed in
local costumes of the region where they were sold. Dolls may
also have been used by churches, charities, girl scouts to dress and
sell. The dress-me dolls were made by the thousands, maybe even
millions, by many different doll makers.
catalog - Miniature dress me dolls in colorful costumes, 6 1/2" tall, $2.39
Princess doll 6. Colonial doll 7. Bride doll 8. Bridesmaid
doll 9. Flower-Girl doll
These dolls are made of composition.
catalog - Miniatures for favored little "collectors" 7 1/2" tall,
dress me dolls, dressed; 4. Little Bo Peep 5. Red Riding Hood 6.
Cinderella 7. Nun 8. Snow White
These dolls are made of sturdy plastic.
Elite Creations Company, 8" tall composition Dress Me boy doll,
one piece head, body and straight legs, jointed only at the shoulders,
painted facial features, painted on black boots, probably
came dressed as a groom or cowboy doll, doll marked ELITE with a hole
and staple on his back.
Grant Plastics, 11" tall hard plastic Dress Me girl doll.
Some companies that made vintage Dress Me dolls; A & H Around the
World dolls, Active Beau Arts dressed 5 1/2" dolls, Admiration;
Dolls of All Countries or Dolls
of all Nations, Allison Corp; Dress Me dolls, ARCO Atlantic Richfield Co;
Dolls of the World, Blue Bonnet Sue
Storybook dolls sold as mail in premiums, Carlson Indian, soldiers, other uniforms dressed dolls, Commonwealth,
Doll Bodies, Inc., Doll Craftin',
Elite Creations Doll Co, ENSCO dolls,
Eugenia, Fairyland Doll Co slogan; Famous
Figures of Fact and Fancy . . . Costumed, Grant Plastics, Hollywood Dolls, LeeWards Dexter craft dolls,
Midwestern Mfg. Co dolls, PMA Plastic Molded Arts Co,
Reliable Toy Co, Royal (called Tiny Teen), Sears, Souvenir
dolls, Spiegel, Standard Doll Co, Virga Dolls, Wards, Woolco Woolworths and many others.
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