Kaysam, Jolly Toys, Nasco Dolls 1959-1960s
Not much is known about the
Kaysam-Jolly Toys Company of New York, USA. They
manufactured hard plastic and vinyl dolls into the 1960s or
so. The Kaysam name would seem to imply a melding of the
two founders names, as dolls are sometimes found with only the Kaysam
marking. Other dolls have the Jolly Toy added in the marking, and still other
dolls have been found in boxes marked with Nasco Creations labels, another USA
doll manufacture during this era.
See below for Kaysam, Jolly, Nasco dolls identified
Vintage 1950s-1960s Kaysam, Jolly Toy, Nasco
1959-1960s Jolly Toy Girl doll, 15" tall, hard plastic jointed body, vinyl head
with rooted hair, sleep eyes with real upper lashes, closed
mouth, has a hang tag that says " A Jolly Doll",
wore a white blouse, red plaid pleated skirt with suspenders,
white nylon socks red mary jane shoes & a straw hat, doll
marked on neck: AE and on back: Made in USA 170, sold by
Kaysam-Jolly Toy Corp.
1959-1960s Girl doll,
1959-1960s Jolly Toy Jinx
20" tall, looks similar to Vogues Brikette
doll, auburn rooted hair, blue eyes, closed smiling mouth,
doll shown is all original including her hangtag, marked Kaysam on neck, by
Kaysam-Jolly Toy Corp.
at top of page and here courtesy of Patkan.
1959-1960s Jinx doll, 20"
1960-1961 Jolly Toy Hello Dolly
Carol Channing wearing a costume from the Broadway musical
Hello Dolly, by Kaysam
Corp. Nasco Creations. (think that this is the same
doll used for the Gigi, Juliet Prowse doll?)
There is also a smaller, Barbie
sized 11 1/2" Carol Channing - Hello Dolly doll made by Allied
Grand Doll Mfg., see the Allied Grand page for her photo.
Hello Dolly doll, 21"
1960 Jolly Toy Tiny Tots
8" tall, vinyl head, hard plastic jointed body,
sleep eyes, molded hair with a lock of real hair on forehead,
open O mouth, tiny pug nose, doll marked on head: Jolly Toy Inc
copyright 1960. There is a twin sister
doll as well.
Tiny Tots doll, 8"
1960s Jolly Toy Bride
dolls or Fashion dolls,
15, 19 & 24" tall, rooted hair, dressed as a bride,
or other fashion doll outfits, could be several
variations on the dress, marked Kaysam on neck made by
Kaysam-Jolly Toy Corp.
1960s Bride doll,
1960s Kaysam Playpal type doll, 35" tall, vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep
eyes, closed mouth, jointed hard plastic body. Doll marked 4874 K19.
Photo courtesy of Mdh1954.
Playpal type doll, 35"
1961 Jolly Toy Gigi
doll, 21" tall,
from the Broadway play or musical version of Gigi (as
stated in several Doll reference books) or maybe her movie Can-Can, played by actress and dancer
Prowse, hard plastic, blonde rooted hair, blue
sleep eyes, high heel feet, fashion doll, marked Kaysam on neck
by Kaysam-Jolly Toy
Also a 15" Gigi doll, she is marked
© Kaysam 1961.
1961 Gigi doll,
1967 Jolly Toy Claudette Hair Styling Mannequin set, 12" tall head
with stand, rooted shoulder length nylon hair, green sleep eyes,
came with brush and curlers for styling her hair, made by Nasco
Creations, doll marked on neck S1 and on the stand; Pat pending
A. Nasco Creations.
Claudette Mannequin doll head, 12"
1967 Jolly Toy Miss Claudette
11 1/2" tall, grow
hair doll like the Ideal Crissy family of dolls, vinyl head
with rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, hard plastic jointed
body, made by Nasco Creations.
1967 Miss Claudette doll,
Some Kaysam plastic doll mold numbers and doll marks:
4012 K6, 4042 K10, 4042 K47, 4268 K3 © 1963,
K, 4476 © 1965 Kaysam,
4769 K39 a drink n' wet baby doll, 4817 K19 a
Playpal type doll, 5320, K,
Additional Vintage Kaysam, Jolly Toys, Nasco dolls
1960s Jolly Toy Happy Playmate dolls, 12 & 18" tall, set
of two dolls, both have vinyl heads with short rooted hair, plastic jointed
1962 Jolly Toy Happy & Nappy doll baby twins, 18"
tall, vinyl heads with
rooted hair, vinyl limbs, cloth body, Happy doll face is smiling with sleep
eyes, real eye lashes, Nappy doll
is a drowsy partial open eyes sleeping face.
1962 Jolly Toy 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.
1965 Jolly Toy Cutie doll 15" tall, Jolly
Toy Cutie Pie doll
13" tall, Jolly Toy Robin doll, vinyl head with rooted hair, jointed hard plastic
Buy, Collect, Sell or get pricing values worth for
Kaysam, Jolly Toys, Nasco dolls, use ebay sold listings