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ca. 1940s Roberta Ann doll 16"  Photo courtesy Flozdolz

The Roberta Doll Company, Inc. is probably best known for their 1953 LuAnn Simms doll and Roberta Ann dolls.  There is not much known about this doll manufacturer, but collectors will find that they made many composition, hard plastic and vinyl dolls that look like other doll makers dolls, knock-off dolls so to say.

Roberta made character dolls, glamour girls, brides and some baby dolls too.  See below for more vintage Roberta dolls identified.

 

Vintage Roberta Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

roberta_compo_nurse_edna1.jpg (34353 bytes)ca. 1940s Roberta Teen Doll, 14" tall, all composition fully jointed body, sleep eyes, mohair wig with bangs & braids, real upper lashes & painted lower lashes, closed painted mouth.  Ink mark stamped on body - Roberta Doll, shown in original clothing.  

Photo courtesy of Nurse Edna.
 

Doll Marking - Roberta ink mark stamped on body

roberta_girl16flozdolz.jpg (18456 bytes)ca. 1940s  Roberta Ann doll,16" tall, all composition, fully jointed, blue sleep eyes, mohair wig, real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, open smiling mouth with teeth.  Shown dressed in original gown. 

Doll marked with an ink stamp Roberta Doll

Photo courtesy of flozdolz

See photo on left and top of page

ca. 1950s Roberta Haleoke doll, 16" tall, all hard plastic jointed body, wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth, dressed in a Hawaiian costume with accessories, their were probably other sizes available, too. 

ca. 1950s Haleoke doll 16"

ca. 1950s Roberta Ann doll, 14" tall, all hard plastic jointed body, wigged, open mouth, sleep eyes, wearing original clothing with hangtag.  Marked: Made in USA Pat. Pend.

ca. 1950s Roberta Ann doll, 14"

ca. 1950s Roberta Ann Walker doll, 16" tall, all hard plastic jointed body, walker, wigged, open mouth, sleep eyes, wearing original clothing with hangtag. 

ca. 1950s Roberta Ann Walker doll, 16"

ca. 1950s Roberta Ann Ballerina doll, 14" tall, all hard plastic jointed body, wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth.  Doll marked; Made in USA.

 

It should be noted that several manufacturers used the Made in USA marking along with or without a number - so they can be difficult to pin point the exact manufacturer.  See the Hard Plastic Doll Marking & Makers page for the companies that used this marking.  Some of these manufacturers may have made/produced a doll and sold it to another company who dressed it and then sold it under their own brand name, too. 

ca. 1950s Roberta Ann

Ballerina doll 14"

ca. 1950s Roberta Walker doll, 14" tall, all hard plastic jointed body, mohair wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth, hip pin walker body, doll marked Made in USA.  Photo courtesy of **its**mine.

 

It should be noted that several manufacturers used the Made in USA marking along with or without a number - so they can be difficult to pin point the exact manufacturer.  See the Hard Plastic Doll Marking & Makers page for the companies that used this marking.  Some of these manufacturers may have made or produced a doll and sold it to another company who dressed it and then sold it under their own brand name, too. 

ca. 1950s Roberta Walker doll, 14"

1953 Roberta LuAnn Simms doll, 14", all hard plastic jointed walker body, wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth, Marked: Made in U.S.A or 170.  Also, a LuAnn Simms doll version was made by both Horsman & Valentine.

 

It should be noted that several manufacturers used the Made in USA marking along with or without a number - so they can be difficult to pin point the exact manufacturer.  See the Hard Plastic Doll Marking & Makers page for the companies that used this marking.  Some of these manufacturers may have made/produced a doll and sold it to another company who dressed it and then sold it under their own brand name, too. 

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1953 LuAnn Simms doll

by Roberta Doll Co

ca. 1957-1965 Roberta Glamour Bride doll, 17-18" tall, hard plastic and vinyl head with rooted hair, sleep eyes, high heel feet, doll is marked: 14RA and below that 818.

 

The 14R dolls were offered by many different manufactures, See the Hard Plastic Doll Marking & Makers page for the other companies that used this marking.

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ca. 1960s Roberta Glamour

Bride doll

 

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