Nancy Ann Story Book Doll
Company operated from 1936 until 1971 and was founded by Nancy Ann Abbott in San Francisco, CA USA.
They first made small all bisque dolls, later they made hard
The abbreviation NASB is often used in
descriptions of the small all bisque or plastic Storybook dolls they are best
know for producing.
NASS refers to Nancy Ann Style
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NASB Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls Identified
Items shown below are for reference
Note: Kerr & Heinz made look a like small Storybook dolls marked
K & H USA
NASB Bisque Baby doll, 5 1/2" tall, this is the earliest
of the Nancy Ann Storybook dolls, all painted bisque, jointed
at the neck, arms and hips with painted facial features and
closed mouth. Doll marked: Made in Japan, 87
or 88 Made in Japan.
NASB Baby doll, 5 1/2"
NASB Around the World Series doll, Oriental Doll,
5 1/2" tall, all bisque
with jointed arms
& legs and if they had a wig it would have been made of
mohair, painted facial features wearing an oriental outfit of
a jacket, pants & painted black slippers. Doll
marked Made, in
Collectors often use the
abbreviation - NASB - for Nancy Ann Story
NASB Oriental Doll, 5 1/2"
1936-1947 NASB Bridal doll Series; #86 Bride, 5
1/2" tall, all bisque,
jointed at the arms and legs, painted facial features,
mohair wig, dressed as a beautiful bride #86 with painted silver
shoes as shown below.
courtesy of Wolvercote.
1936-1947 NASB Bride doll, 5 1/2"
NASB Queen of Hearts doll, 5 1/2" tall, all bisque one
piece body with frozen legs & painted facial features, jointed at arms,
blonde mohair wig, dressed in the #157 Queen of Hearts outfit
a red taffeta dress with organdy apron & eyelet trim, has
a red felt heart on apron, white pantaloons, matching red felt
hat, black painted on strapless slippers.
157 Queen of Hearts doll 5 1/2"
1947-1953 NASB Topsy
doll, 5 1/2" tall, black doll, one piece painted
body with frozen plastic legs, painted eyes, mohair
wig, originally had a gold wrist tag with dolls name, came in a white box with colored dots and the Nancy Storybook
Dolls printed on cover. Doll marked Story Book Doll USA.
Eva is the white dolls name.
1947-1953 NASB Topsy doll, 5 1/2"
1953-1956 Nancy Ann Muffie doll, 8"
tall, all hard plastic jointed body, wigged,
sleep eyes with painted upper lashes and closed mouth.
straight leg walker SLW or bent knee walker BKW. A competitor of the Vogue Ginny
Muffie doll, 8" tall, straight Leg walker SLW, no
10 1/2", wearing a red ensemble coat beret and
red and white dress
doll 10-10 1/2" tall, straight leg walker (SLW), wearing a
blue and pink edged robe, boxed. This early doll is unmarked
doll 10-10 1/2" tall, bent knee walker (BKW), wearing a cotton
stripe dress that matches Muffies, this later issue doll is
marked: Nancy Ann
Photo courtesy of Kaylee's
Nancy Ann Debbiedoll, 10-10 1/2" tall, straight leg walker (SLW),
wearing matching (to Muffie) Valentine outfit.
Early doll is unmarked.
10-10 1/2" tall, bent knee walker (BKW), wearing a
gay cotton print outfit, this later issue doll is marked Nancy Ann
1957-1958 Nancy Ann Lori Ann
doll, 7 1/2" tall, all vinyl with sleep
eyes and rooted hair, jointed body with straight legs.
1958 Lori Ann
doll, 7 1/2"
Nancy Ann Style Show doll
tall, hard plastic, glued on saran wig, sleep eyes, flat
feet, some may be walkers, had elaborate
gowns as shown in the photo's. Collector's often refer
to this doll by the initials: NASS
Usually marked: 17B
or 18B and unmarked.
Nancy Ann Style Show doll, 18" in # 2401 Moonlight Mist
1959 Nancy Ann Miss Nancy Ann
doll or Little Margie Ann doll, 10" tall, teenage fashion doll, (competed with the Revlon dolls)
vinyl head with plastic body, twist waist, sleep eyes with real lashes, rooted hair, pierced ears with pearl earrings, high heel
feet, usually marked: Nancy Ann.
1959 Miss Nancy Ann doll, 10"
Nancy Ann Muffie doll, 8" was reissued as a straight leg walker, with
molded lashes and glued on wig, Twelve dolls in this series, but
only two were issued before the series was discontinued called: Muffie Around the World.
Muffie doll, 8"
Around the World Russia doll
Additional Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls not
1959 Nancy Ann Little Miss Nancy Ann doll,
9" tall, hard plastic with saran wig or hard plastic with
a vinyl head and rooted hair, jointed body, sleep eyes, high heeled fashion
doll, marked: Nancy Ann.
1973+ Nancy Ann Aline doll, 11 1/2" tall, a Barbie like
clone or competitor, doll marked Made in Hong Kong and her smaller sister doll