Plastic Molded Arts a
USA manufacturer or PMA as collectors refer to them, produced
thousands of hard plastic dolls and doll parts in the 1950s, both for
their own use, as well as sold to other doll makers.
PMA is best
known for their small Ginny look a like dolls and hard plastic walker type dolls.
Below are vintage PMA
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Vintage PMA, Plastic Molded Arts Dolls Identified
Items below are for reference
1950s PMA Twinkle Toes doll, 10"
tall, all hard plastic, sleep eyes, saran wig, is also a
1950s Twinkle Toes doll, 10"
Doll, 14" tall, all hard plastic, walker, wearing
original clothing of a plaid with lace trim jumper over a
blouse with white socks and shoes, with her original hang tag,
doll marked on back: Plastic Molded Arts Co. L.I.C New York.
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1950s Walking Girl Doll, 14"
1950s PMA Miss Babbitt doll, 20" tall, Big Sister doll of Little Miss Babbitt,
20" tall, hard plastic, sleep eyes, rooted bubble cut
hair style, high heel feet; came wearing a cotton sun suit
with high heel shoes. Separate wardrobe was available for
purchase. Doll is unmarked.
Sister doll is also the Bab-O-Cleanser
Company advertising doll.
1950s Miss Babbitt doll,
1950s PMA Little Miss Babbitt doll, 10" tall, hard plastic,
sleep eyes, rooted bubble cut hair style, high heel feet; came
wearing a cotton sun suit with high heel shoes. Separate
wardrobe of seven outfits were available for purchase.
Doll is unmarked.
Little Miss Babbitt doll is the advertising doll for the Bab-O-Cleanser Company.
1950s Little Miss Babbitt doll, 10"
PMA Bride doll, 11" tall, hard plastic, sleep
eyes, wig of mohair, straight non-jointed or bending legs,
came dressed in bride outfit with veil. Looks like the same
face mold used for Miss Joan but without the jointed knees.
Doll is unmarked.
There is also a molded haired doll similar to this
Bride dolls face, with stationary
non-bending legs and sleep eyes.
1950s Bride doll, 11"
1950s PMA Molded hair girl doll, 11" tall, all hard plastic, molded hair, stationary eyes, closed mouth, straight non-jointed or bending legs.
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Doll mark initials of PMA inside a circle, on back of the Molded hair girl doll
1950s Molded hair girl doll, 11"
1950s PMA Chubby Girl
doll, 10 1/2" tall, hip pin, head turning walker, sleep
eyes, wig, doll marked Plastic Molded Arts Co. L.I.C
Chubby Girl doll, 10 1/2"
1952 PMA Colgate-Palmolive Fab, Incline Walking doll,
6" tall, all hard plastic, jointed at the hips, painted molded blonde hair,
blue side glancing sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a sleeveless red and
white polka dot dress, painted white socks and black shoes. Doll marked on
bottom of her foot PMA. The Incline walking doll was made by
Plastic Molded Arts. Advertising doll for Colgate-Palmolive Fab soap detergent.
1952 Colgate-Palmolive Fab Incline Walking doll,
PMA Joanie Pigtails doll, 8" tall, is a head turning walker,
saran wig, sleep eyes with heavy painted lashes, molded on
slippers by PMA Doll Company.
Joanie Pigtails also came
as a Joanie
Travel wardrobe doll, Joanie Wedding Belle with a Bridal wardrobe and a Joanie Walker doll
that has much more pointed eyebrows than the regular
Joanie Pigtails doll.
See the Niresk Industries page for
a similar doll named Janie Pigtail 8" tall, also unmarked.
Joanie Pigtails doll, 8"
PMA Stepping Steppers doll, 10" tall, all hard plastic, head
turning walker, sleep eyes, saran wig.
1953 Stepping Steppers doll, 10"
1956-1957 PMA Miss Joan doll,
12" tall, all hard plastic, 1956 saran wig or 1957 vinyl head with rooted
hair, sleep eyes with painted
lower lashes, jointed at neck, shoulders, hips and just above
the knees, high heel feet, walker doll, wore a lace teddy, stockings.
Miss Joan doll mark Pat's Pend.
Joan doll, 12"
1958 PMA Little Miss Joan doll,
8-9" tall, all hard plastic, wig, sleep eyes with painted lower
lashes, jointed at neck, shoulders, hips and just above the
knees, high heel feet, walker doll, same as the above Miss Joan doll only
smaller, came with a wardrobe that could be purchased separately
including a mink stole. Unknown how
Little Miss Joan doll is marked, may be like the above doll.
Little Miss Joan doll, 8-9"
1959-1961 PMA Linda Williams doll, 14, 18 & 30" tall, the largest size 30 is a walker
Angela Cartwright character from the Danny Thomas TV show "Make Room
For Daddy", a 14" doll was made by PMA - Plastic Molded Arts
Company, and the Natural Doll Company also made the Linda
Williams doll. Was possibly a mail-in-premium from the
General Foods Company. 14" size doll is marked on head: Linda Williams.
Thank you Andrea Nowlin!
for sharing that PMA also made this doll, Andrea is the great-niece of
the owner of the Plastic Molded Arts Doll Company of Long Island, NY
Williams doll, 14"
1960-1961 PMA Debby doll, 11 1/2" tall, Barbie like competitor,
uses the Uneeda or clone Bild Lilli doll head mold that is marked
with a U, doll is not shown in original clothing, which was
probably a swimsuit.
1960 Debby doll, 11 1/2"
1960s PMA Fashion Doll, 10" tall, hard plastic jointed doll with vinyl head
and rooted hair, sleep eyes, high heel feet.
Doll marked PMA.
1960s Fashion Doll,
PMA - Plastic Molded Arts Dolls not shown
ca. 1960s PMA Tammy clone, 12" tall and PMA Peggy a
Pepper clone doll, 9" tall, Peggy is marked SD for
Standard Doll Company
who made her for PMA.