1927 Effanbee (special order) Oriental / Chinese Patsy doll 14" tall
"dolls that touch your heart"
1910 in New York City, Effanbee stands for Fleischaker & Baum - F
& B - who were the company founders. They became well known for being the first to produce a realistically
proportioned child doll named Patsy, they then created companion dolls, a
large clothing wardrobe and Patsy's own fan club, reportedly with 275,000
members. F & B also created the first hard rubber, drink and wet doll named
DyDee Baby. The Effanbee Company produced composition, hard rubber, cloth, hard
plastic and vinyl dolls.
Doll marks and mold numbers attributed to Effanbee - F & B:
DECO, FanB, F & B, F + B - N.Y. Dco, F + B Dco 6cj N.Y., Patent Pending, 7c,
27c, 24, 34, 52, 54, 56, 58, 70, 72, 74, 102, 104, 106, 108,
116, 124N, DECO 144, 152, 156, 158, 162, 166, 176, 172, 174, 201, 303, 334, 364, 455, 462, 802.
Antique to Vintage Effanbee F & B Dolls Identified 1920s
ca. 1920s Effanbee Mama doll, 23" tall, composition head, lower arms and legs, wide
cloth one piece stuffed body, upper arms and upper legs with stitching only at
the hips for movement. Molded painted blonde hair, blue painted eyes,
closed mouth, doll marked
ca. 1920s F & B Mama doll, 23"
ca. 1924 Effanbee Baby Evelyn doll, 18" tall, composition head, limbs,
cloth body, molded painted hair, sleep eyes. This doll has
magnets in her hands to hold metal objects like a hankie,
flowers, etc., doll marked on neck rim Effanbee Baby
Photo courtesy of Ronsfancy
ca. 1924 Baby Evelyn doll, 18"
1924-1935 Effanbee Marilee doll, 14, 24 & 27 " tall, composition shoulder head and limbs
child or toddler like, cloth body with Mama crier, wigged (could have molded hair beneath), tin sleep eyes, open
mouth with four teeth, doll marked: Effanbee Marilee Copy ® Doll. Came in both a white or
Uses the same cloth body style as: Baby Dainty, Sweetie Pie,
Mickey, Baby Bright Eyes, Lovums, 1925 Rosemary. Other dolls in this line were: Betty Lee
20", Alice Lee 23" & Barbara Lee 29" tall.
1924 F & B Marilee doll, 27"
1924 Effanbee Pat-O-Pat doll, 13-15" tall, Bye-Lo Baby doll look a
like, composition flange head, composition hands, cloth body and legs, molded painted hair,
painted eyes, closed mouth. When you press the button on
the tummy she claps her hands, doll marked: Effanbee made in USA.
Photo courtesy of Ronsfancy.
1924 F & B Pat-O-Pat doll, 14
1924-1930s Effanbee Bubbles doll, sized 13-28" tall, cloth body, composition
head and shoulder piece, also arms and legs composition, some
were black dolls.
There was a whole line of Bubbles dolls; Dolly Bubbles doll 14", Charlotte Bubbles doll 20", Betty Bubbles doll 22".
1924 F & B Bubbles doll
1927 Effanbee Mi-Mi doll, 14" tall, all composition, five piece jointed
body, molded painted hair in a short bob, with a molded painted headband, blue
painted eyes, closed mouth. Mi-Mi was only advertised in December 1927, by
January 1928 the same ad shows the doll now named Patsy, the Mi-Mi doll is
marked EFFANBEE Mi-Mi PAT. PEND DOLL, mark image as shown on right.
1927 Effanbee doll mark Mi-Mi
1928-1946 Effanbee Patsy doll, 14" tall, cloth body on the first
dolls which used the Baby Dainty head mold, later dolls were all composition
five piece jointed body, molded painted hair usually a shade of red with a
painted headband, there are a whole line of Patsy family of dolls, came
in many sizes, some have magnets in their hands to hold
things. (Patsy and the 1922 Armand Marseille,
Just Me doll mold 310 with a bisque head are identical). Patsy was issued
as anative American Indian and Chinese / Oriental doll versions.
F & B Patsy doll heads
are unmarked, marked on
doll back Effanbee Patsy Pats. Pend. Doll or other
variations with dolls name. The 1946 dolls are totally unmarked, some dolls have been found
on the Patricia marked body and with the Patsy Baby
head with a mohair wig.
Some Patsy dolls came in a
black version. 1928-1943
Skippy was Patsy's boyfriend.
Patsy dolls were very popular and very
imitated - see the Patsy
type doll page for other doll makers dolls.
1928-1946 Patsy doll, 14"
Other Patsy doll family members; Wee Patsy 6"
Baby Tinyette 7", Tinyette Toddler 8", Patsy Babyette 9",
Patsyette 9", Patsy Baby or Patsy Babykin 10", Patsykin,
Patricia Kin or Patsy Jr.
11", Patsy, Patricia, or Skippy 14", Patricia or Patsy Joan 16",
Patricia or Patsy
Ann 19", Patsy Lou 22", Patsy Ruth 27", Patsy Mae 30" tall.
Effanbee Skippy doll, 14" tall, Patsy's boyfriend, uses the Patsy
composition body, has
brown molded hair with a big curl on the forehead, he's modeled
on the comic strip character by P. J. Crosby, played in the
movie version by Jackie Cooper. Part of the Patsy Family.
unmarked, marked on
back Effanbee Patsy Pats. Pend. Doll.
1938 Effanbee Aviator Skippy doll, dressed as an aviator, doll marked
Effanbee Skippy ©. P.L. Crosby.
1928 F & B Skippy doll, 14"
Effanbee Lovums doll, 15, 22 & 28"
tall, a Mama doll, composition shoulder head and composition limbs with cloth body,
molded painted hair or wigged, sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, doll marked
Lovums Patent No. 1283558. Doll was reissued in 1977 to 1980.
ca. 1940 Effanbee Heartbeat Baby doll, same
sizes as above, uses the Lovums head mold and body, additionally she has a key wound mechanism to make the
sound of a heartbeat when the doll is lain down. Same doll marking as
Lovums. This shoulder head mold
was used to create other dolls as well.
1928 F & B Lovums doll, 22"
Effanbee Mary Ann doll,
19" tall, shown all original, composition head and limbs,
stuffed cloth body, sleep eyes, open smiling mouth, wigged.
Photo courtesy of
Flozdolz, all pristine and original.
1928 F & B Mary Ann doll, 19"
Effanbee Mae Starr doll, 30" tall, composition shoulder head, cloth
body, composition limbs, brunette human hair wig, blue sleep
eyes, open mouth with four upper teeth, jointed at the
shoulders, has a phonograph in the body and came with six
cylinders that played nursery rhymes, doll mark Mae Starr Doll.
Part of the Patsy Family.
1928 F & B Mae Starr doll, 30"
1928 Effanbee Patsy Ann
19" tall, all composition, molded hair and some have a
human or mohair wig
over the unpainted molded hair, sleep eyes some came with tin or
glass; blue, brown or green,
closed mouth, marked: Effanbee Patsy Ann Pat. #1283558.
Part of the Patsy Family.
There is also an open mouth
with six upper teeth version, composition body, sleep eyes,
used the Lovums doll head with a caracul or human hair wig.
1928 F & B Patsy Ann doll, 19"
Effanbee Patsy Lou doll, 22 1/2" tall, all composition, painted
molded hair or with a mohair wig, sleep eyes; blue, brown or
green and fully
jointed. Part of the Patsy Doll Family.
1928-1940 F & B Patsy Lou doll, 22 1/2"
Additional Effanbee F & B dolls not
1924 Effanbee Harmonica Joe doll, 14-14 1/2" tall, white or
black versions, composition jointed body shoulder head and arms, cloth
body and legs, molded painted hair, painted eyes, open mouth with rubber
inset mouthpiece, rubber ball inside body to gently squeeze to play
harmonica, dressed in suspender overalls with paper label with doll
name, long sleeve shirt with Effanbee tag, hat with metal Effanbee pin,
socks and shoes. Doll mark
harmonica marked F. A. Rauner Made in Germany,
My little Charmer D.R.W.Z. No. 92551.
1925 Effanbee Baby Dainty doll or Baby Effanbee doll, 13-15" tall, Bye-Lo Baby look a like,
this is the 2nd Baby Dainty mold, very different than the
composition flange head & hands to wrist, cloth body & limbs
some with mama cry voice box in body,
stitched joints at shoulders & hips, molded painted blond or
black hair, tin sleep eyes or painted eyes. Came as either a white
doll or black doll marked on back Effanbee.
Uses the same head mold as the above Pat-O-Pat
1926-1930 Effanbee Rose-Marie doll,
18, 21, 23, 26 & 30" tall, Mama doll, composition shoulder head, sleep eyes, 1929-1930 some
Rosemary dolls have flirty eyes, real upper eyelashes, open mouth with teeth and tongue,
cloth body with composition limbs. Montgomery Wards sold this doll named
Rosemary or Rose Marie. Doll marked in an oval EFFanBEE Rosemary Walk Talk Sleep,
Made in USA.
1926 Effanbee Lovey Mary doll, 13-14, 16-17, 19-20, 22-23, 25-26" ,
Mama doll, "Did you
see Bessie Love as Lovey Mary?" 1926 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie Lovey Mary, the
Lovey Mary doll has a composition
shoulder head, short brown glued on wig, sleep eyes
with real eyelashes, closed mouth, composition full limbs with straight legs,
cloth body, dressed in an organdy sleeveless dress in pale blue, lavender or
pink, matching bonnet with rosette, heart necklace, black patent tie shoes, doll
mark Effanbee Rosemary.
Effanbee 1910s < 1920s >
little lady anne shirley
dolls patsy type dolls
Effanbee Doll Resources:
Effanbee dolls that touch your heart 1912-1982 book by Patricia R. Smith in 1983.
Effanbee Dolls The Formative Years 1910-1929 book by Patricia Schoonmaker in 1984.
Patsy Doll Family Encyclopedia, volume 1 (1992), volume 2 (1998) books by Patricia Schoonmaker.
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