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1957 Horsman Cindy doll face, 19"

1957 Horsman Cindy doll face, 19"

 

Edward Imeson (E. I.) Horsman opened a toy company in New York city in 1865 and became a leader in the toy industry.  In the early years they produced a variety of composition dolls wearing wigs, molded or painted hair, sleep or painted eyes.  By 1909 they used a new formula to make "Can't break Em" dolls like the Billiken.  From 1957 until 1986 Irene Szor designed dolls and clothing for Horsman. 

 

About 1980 the Horsman name was sold to an Asian company which produced dolls under the name Horsman Ltd., the dolls today are made in Hong Hong, China. 

 

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Vintage 1950s Horsman Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

1950s Horsman Perthy doll, 13 1/2" tall, all vinyl baby doll, fully jointed, rooted hair, painted eyes, squeaker or cryer.

 

1950s Horsman Perthy doll, 13 1/2"

1950s Perthy doll, 13 1/2"

 

1950s Horsman Ruthie doll, 18" tall, plus other sizes, vinyl head with rooted braided hair, blue sleep eyes, jointed hard plastic body & limbs, shown with original outfit, socks, shoes and tag, marked on neck: T + doll height number, doll shown would be marked: T-18.  The Ruthie head molds were used on other Horsman dolls, too.

 

1950s Horsman Ruthie doll, 18"

1950s Ruthie doll, 18"

 

1950s Horsman Tear Drop Tammy doll, 15" tall, hard plastic with vinyl head, rooted hair, sleep eyes, open mouth, jointed body, shown MIB with her accessories and clothing.              

Photo courtesy of Jean.

 

1950s Horsman Tear Drop Tammy doll, 15"

1950s Tear Drop Tammy doll, 15"

 

1950-1955 Horsman Cindy doll, 16-18" tall, jointed hard plastic body and head, wigged usually in pigtails with bangs, sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, flat feet, doll often marked 160, 170 or 180.

 

1950-1955 Horsman Cindy doll, 18"

1950-1955 Cindy doll 18"

 

1951 Horsman Fairy Skin doll or Horsman Super-Flex doll, 18 1/2" tall, a soft plastic doll, rooted hair, blue sleep eyes, shown in original outfit with hang tag, this is also the Shadow Wave doll with saran hair that can be washed and curled, doll is unmarked.  Horsman's competition to Ideal's Magic Skin dolls.

 

1951 Horsman Fairy Skin doll or Horsman Super-Flex doll, 18 1/2"

1951 Fairy Skin doll 18 1/2"

 

1951 Horsman Hanes Advertising Baby doll, 18, 21, 22" tall, possibly other sizes too, vinyl head with molded hair, vinyl lower arms, closed eyes, 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.

1951 Horsman Hanes Advertising Baby doll 18"

1951 Hanes Baby doll 18"

1953-1957 Horsman Cindy Strutter doll, 23" tall, child doll, hard plastic and vinyl, rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, this doll has flat feet. 

 

1953-1957 Horsman Cindy Strutter doll, 23"

1953+ Cindy Strutter doll, 23"

 

1953 Horsman LuAnn Simms doll, singer and one of Arthur Godfrey's friends on the CBS TV show, walking doll, 14"-19" tall, brunette wig, blue eyes, open mouth with teeth, uses the Cindy head mold number 170 or 180 (also made by Roberta and Valentine).  Shown is a beautiful LuAnn Simms by Horsman, 14" tall, she's not in her original outfit.

1953 Horsman LuAnn Simms doll 14"

 

1954 TV guide cover of singer LuAnn Simms

LuAnn Simms, 

TV Guide cover 1954

 

1955-1957 Horsman Baby Precious doll, 11-21" tall, one piece stuffed vinyl body, Ruthie like head mold in vinyl with rooted short curly hair, sleep eyes,  bendable, posable Super-Flex legs, some have jointed vinyl arms and others bendable Super-Flex arms.  Marked on neck: Horsman

 

1955-1957 Horsman Baby Precious doll, 15"

1955+ Baby Precious doll 15"

 

1956 Horsman Lifesaver Candy Doll, 11" tall, an advertising doll, all vinyl, used the Betty one piece stuffed body jointed only at the neck with the Ruthie or Betty head mold, has pastel hair colors of: pink, green, or blue, rooted hair, sleep eyes, came with a miniature roll of lifesaver candies attached at the doll's neck.  Marked on neck: Horsman 20

Doll shown has the pastel pink rooted hair and is in her original clothing.          

Photo courtesy of Purple-peep.

 

1956 Horsman Lifesaver Candy Doll, 11"

1956 Lifesaver Candy Doll 11"

 

1957 Horsman Cindy Ballerina doll, 18-19" tall, vinyl head with pink rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, jointed body and super flex jointed ankles, marked 82 Horsman

 

1950s Horsman Cindy doll pink hair ballerina 18"

1957 Cindy Ballerina doll 18-19"

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 10 1/2" tall, Little Miss Revlon like, part of the Cindy family of dolls with high heel feet, jointed body, rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth.  Had extensive wardrobes that could be purchased separately.   Related, see the Cindy and I doll noted below.

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 10 1/2"

1950s Cindy doll, 10 1/2"

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 14" tall, think this size is quite rare, shown are three lovelies, all in original outfits, ballerina's tights are replacements.  Vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, jointed body, high heel feet.

Photo courtesy of  Whatsnot2like.

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 14"

1950s Cindy doll, 14"

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 16-17" tall, high heel fashion doll, one piece flexible bendy body, vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, part of the Cindy family of dolls, had many outfits available.  Shown in a ballerina outfit. Marked: Horsman 81.

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 16-17"

1950s Cindy doll, 16-17"

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 19" tall, vinyl fashion doll or Lady doll, there are several dolls all named Cindy in different sizes, some were walkers with jointed bodies, rooted hair, pierced ears and most have high heel feet and of course they had an extensive wardrobe.  Miss Revlon competitor.

 

1957+ Horsman Cindy doll, 19"

1957 Cindy doll, 19"

 

1957 Horsman Pete doll and 1957 Horsman Polly doll, both 13" tall, black dolls, one piece stuffed vinyl body and limbs, both have a vinyl head with molded hair and painted features, marked: 1957. Pete is shown in his original outfit.

 

1957 Horsman Pete doll 13"

1957 Pete doll, 13"

 

 

1957+ Horsman Couturier Doll, 20" tall, fashion doll, hard plastic and vinyl, rooted hair, sleep eyes, high heel feet. 

 

ca. 1957 Horsman purchased the Paris Doll Company and renamed it as the Couturier Division of Horsman, used their patents for jointed knees, and lots of beautiful new fashion designed by the young fashion designer: Irene Szor who worked prior at Eugenia, Sayco and Paris Doll Corp. By 1958 this division simply became Horsman.

 

1957+ Horsman Couturier Doll, 20"

1958 Couturier Doll, 20"

1958 Horsman Tweedie doll, 12-13" tall, vinyl head and rigid body, rooted short hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, was used in advertising "Tweedie Toiletries" by Lenthneric and had designer clothing, doll marked 38 Horsman or Horsman.

 

1958 Horsman Tweedie doll, 12-13"

1958 Tweedie doll, 12"

 

 

1959 Horsman Princess Peggy doll, 36" tall, Patti Playpal type, vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes, hard plastic jointed body & limbs, wearing her original outfit of a yellow and white striped shirt, yellow slacks, white socks and black mary jane shoes with a vinyl lavender jacket, marked: Horsman 1959.

 

This doll was also sold by Sears in their Happi Time doll line and called Honey Mates - she had several different hair styles; long, short, curly & various clothing.  See the Sears page for a photo.

 

1959 Horsman Princess Peggy doll, 36"

1959 Princess Peggy doll, 36"

Playpal sized

Additional 1950s Horsman Dolls Not Shown

1954 Horsman Fairy Skin Boy doll or Horsman Gold Medal Boy doll, 12" tall, vinyl head with deeply molded painted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, one piece fairy skin stuffed body.  Marked on neck:  HORSMAN.

 

1957 Horsman Peggy Petite doll, 13-14" tall, uses a similar vinyl head mold as Ruthie, hard plastic body, sleep eyes, closed mouth.  There was also a Horsman Peggy Petite doll in an 8" tall size.

 

1958 Horsman Cindy and I doll, (Cindy Adams) 10 1/2 or 18" tall,  a specialty doll made in limited quantities, based on the 1957 book Cindy and I the real life adventures of Mr. & Mrs. Joey Adams by author, comedian Joey Adams.  Used the Cindy dolls with black rooted hair tied up in a chignon style, dressed in stylist outfits; 10 1/2" size was dressed in black pants and white shirt, another outfit for the 18" tall doll was a red top with 3/4 length sleeves, black and white check full skirt, plus accessories; earrings and high heel shoes.  Dolls will be marked just like other Horsman Cindy dolls.

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