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1953 Muffie doll face, 8" by Nancy Ann Storybook Company

1953 Muffie doll face, 8"

by Nancy Ann Storybook Doll Company

 

The Nancy Ann Storybook Doll Company (1936-1971), was founded by Nancy Ann Abbott in San Francisco, CA USA, they first made small bisque dolls, later they made hard plastic dolls, such as Muffie.

 

Muffie Doll Characteristics - she is all hard plastic with a jointed body at the neck, shoulders and hips, the walkers also have bent knees, sleep eyes, her dynel wig came in various colors and styles and her feet have detailed toes.

 

Muffie's arms have metal loops for stringing, instead of plastic arm hooks, her hands have separate fingers.  Muffie has a hard plastic.    related  Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls

 

Vintage Nancy Ann Muffie Dolls Identified

 

Nancy Ann - Muffy 1953 no brows

1953 Muffie, 8" tall, strung doll, SLW = straight leg walker, no eyebrows, all hard plastic with jointed body, sleep eyes with real lashes, (auburn) dynel wig with a side part and styled in a flip, 603-1 outfit blue and white striped and polka dot dress, from Muffie's Favorite Fashion series.  She has blue sleep eyes. 

Marked: Storybook Dolls California

 

Nancy Ann - Muffy 1953 no brows

1953 Muffie, 8" tall, strung doll, SLW =  straight leg walker, no eyebrows, all hard plastic with jointed body, sleep eyes with real lashes, (blonde) dynel wig with a side part and styled in a flip, 506-1 outfit a gay cotton print dressShe has blue sleep eyes.

Marked: Storybook Doll California

Nancy Ann - Muffy 1953 no brows

1953 Muffie, 8" tall, no eyebrows, strung doll, hard plastic jointed body, sleep eyes with real eye lashes, (blonde) dynel wig with a side part and styled in a flip, 807-1 outfit yellow satin gown with black & white lace trim.  Hat is a replacement. 

Marked: Storybook Doll California

  Photo courtesy of Linda.

Nancy Ann - Muffie 1953 suntan

 

1953 Muffie, 8", suntan, strung doll, this doll is  Unmarked. 

 

Nancy Ann - Muffy 1953 no brows

1953 Muffie, 8" tall, strung doll, SLW = straight leg walker, with eyebrows, all hard plastic with jointed body, has dimpled knees with creases behind the knee, sleep eyes with real lashes, (blonde) dynel wig with a side part and styled in a flip, 504-1 outfit floral dress.  She has brown - root beer - eyes which are very rare and HTF.  Doll is unmarked.

Photo courtesy of Linda.

 

Nancy Ann - Muffie 1954 no brows

 

1954 Muffie, 8", no brow SLW - straight leg walker,  strung doll she's wearing outfit 508 Gay Cotton Prints

 

 

Marked: Storybook Doll California.

 

Photo courtesy of Linda.

Nancy Ann - Muffie 1955 SLW

1955 Muffie, 8", SLW= straight leg walker, outfit is 503. 

Doll marked:  Storybook Dolls California Muffie

  Photo courtesy of Linda.

 

Nancy Ann - Muffie elaborate wig

1955 Muffie, 8", SLW= straight leg walker, with elaborate up swept hair do very HTF, hard to find, unusual and rare.

Doll marked: Storybook Dolls

California Muffie

Nancy Ann - Muffy Irish 1955

1955 Muffie, 8", SLW= straight leg  walker, outfit is as a Little Irish Lass, blue sleep eyes, molded and painted lashes and painted brows.

Doll marked: Storybook Dolls California Muffie

Nancy Ann - Muffy in a kimona

1955 Muffie 8" , SLW= straight leg walker, blue sleep eyes, molded and painted lashes and wearing a rare "Kimona" Kimono #804.

Big sister Debbie has a matching outfit too.  

Nancy Ann - Muffy Davy Crockett

1955 Muffie, 8", SLW=straight leg walker, blue sleep eyes,  molded and painted lashes, wearing Davy Crockett clothing. 

Doll marking was not recorded.

 

nancy Ann - Muffie 1956  valentine dress

1956 Muffie, 8", BKW= bent knee walker, outfit is a valentine dress, Debbie has a matching dress, is shown on the Nancy Ann Doll Company page.

 

Doll marked: Storybook Dolls California Muffie

 

Nancy Ann - Muffie 1956

1956 Muffie 8" BKW = bent knee walker, outfit is 651-4.  

Doll marked: Storybook Dolls California Muffie

 

Photo courtesy of Linda.

nancy Ann - Muffie 1968 russia dress

1968 Muffie 8" reissue, Russia, Muffie Round the World series. 

Doll is unmarked.

Nancy Ann - Muffie 1968 vinyl head

1968 Muffie 8" reissue, hard plastic jointed body with a vinyl head and rooted hair, outfit is by Linda. 

Doll is unmarked.

 

Photo courtesy of Linda.

 

Muffie Doll History and Identifying Details and Doll Markings

 

Muffie doll Type #1 1953 strung, SLW straight legs, no eyebrows, lashes painted over eyes (rare early strung dolls with brows have been found).  Doll marking: unmarked or Storybook Dolls California.

 

Muffie doll Type #2 1954 SLW walker straight legs, head turns, no eyebrows, molded lashes with painted lower lashes. 

Doll marking: unmarked or Storybook Dolls California.

 

Muffie doll Type #3 1955 SLW walker straight legs, head turns, eyebrows, molded lashes with painted lower lashes. 

Doll marking: Storybook Dolls California Muffie.

 

Muffie doll Type #4 1956 walker, SLW straight leg or BKW bent knee, head turns, eyebrows, molded lashes with painted lower lashes (including pastel wig Muffies). Doll marking: Storybook Dolls California Muffie.

 

Muffie doll Type #5 1957 on, varied widely, marked and unmarked, walkers and strung, etc. Doll marking:  unmarked or Storybook Dolls California Muffie.

 

Muffie doll Type #6 1968 International Series, "Muffies from Around the World", walker with wide set straight legs, vinyl head turns and has rooted hair, molded lashes with painted lower lashes.  Doll is unmarked.

 

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