1950s Vogue Ginny Doll 7 1/2-8"
Vogue was founded by Jennie H. Graves and grew from modest beginnings, to be the largest
manufacturer in the world. Vogue is best known for their Ginny doll,
named after Mrs. Graves daughter; Virginia
Graves and the companion doll line.
Ginny dolls had beautiful clothing wardrobes and lots of accessories. The
second most popular Vogue doll was the Vogue Baby Dear dolls and all
In 1958 Arranbee
doll company became a division of Vogue who continued to use the R & B doll markings
until 1961. Vogue dolls can be made of bisque, rubber, composition, celluloid,
hard plastic, vinyl and plush stuffed animals.
See below for the many Vogue dolls identified.
Antique to Vintage Vogue Dolls
1925-1930s Vogue Just
Me doll and family, 8-11" tall, bisque head on jointed
composition body, side glancing sleep eyes, mohair wig, small bow closed
mouth, redressed by
Vogue. Just Me was made by Armand Marseille, doll marked: Registered, Germany, A
310 7 0 1 or similar.
dolls were Peggy Jean doll 8",
Suzanne doll 11" (big sister to the Just Me doll) and Nancy
Lee doll, size
Doll shown is doll mold 310 by
Armand Marseille. Clothing shown on doll is not by Vogue.
1925-30s Just Me doll mold 310,
Vogue Dora Lee doll, 11" tall, all composition fully jointed
with a slim body and legs, mohair wig (some may have molded
hair beneath the wig), sleep eyes, with real upper lashes and
painted lower lashes, smokey eye shadow,
doll is unmarked. Came in various outfits, one
was a nurse, her shoes have Dora Lee stamped in ink on the bottom,
which is the only thing that makes her a Dora Lee. Doll was
most likely purchased from Arranbee and is their 11"
Debu'teen doll, then redressed and sold by Vogue.
Knickerbocker's Blondie doll is
also a Arranbee sleep eye Debu'teen doll redressed. Dora Lee is
very hard to find, which explains why all three photos shown here, are
courtesy of Andrea.
1937-1940 Dora Lee doll, 11"
Vogue Toddles doll or Toodles doll 8" tall, first ones were made by Arranbee, and redressed by Vogue, all composition, chubby body,
PE painted eyes and facial features, marked R & B Doll Co on
back. Later marks are: on head Vogue on back Doll
Co. or Vogue or a combination of the two and
sometimes no marking on head or back. 1945-1949
dolls are marked on head or back Vogue.
This is the precursor to the
well known and loved Ginny doll. On left is Toddles wearing a
Toddles Bride doll, 8"
Vogue Sportswoman doll, 18" tall, all composition with
jointed body, wigged, sleep eyes usually brown, real upper
lashes, painted lower lashes, closed mouth (uses the
Debu'teen 18" doll), came dressed in various sports outfits;
Golfer, Ice Skater, Skier and Tennis Player.
Dolls are unmarked.
Sportswoman doll, 18"
1940s Vogue W.A.V.E doll, Vogue W.A.A.C
doll, 13" tall, all jointed
composition with mohair wigs, sleep eyes, open mouth with two
upper teeth, came dressed in the appropriate uniform with cap
and small leather shoulder purse. Dolls are unmarked,
bottom of shoe sole maybe stamped Vogue.
1940s W.A.V.E doll, 13"
1940s Vogue Cynthia doll,
13" or 18" tall, (she looks to us, to be a Shirley Temple look-alike),
all composition, jointed body, sleep eyes with lashes, open or
closed mouth, blonde wig. Doll is unmarked or marked
with an X in a circle and looks similar to the makeup dolls.
sold in a set called: My Sister & Me dolls. Toddles
8" and Linda doll 20".
1940s Cynthia doll,
1943-1944 Vogue Makeup
dolls; Mary Jane doll 13" tall, Betty Jane
16" tall, all composition, jointed body, mohair
wig, sleep eyes, open or closed mouth, came
with a makeup bag tied to their wrist, dolls are marked with
a number according to size 13 USA, 16 USA.
Dolls were purchased from
Ideal and re-dressed by Vogue, so you will need
Vogue tagged clothing to make certain your dolls identity.
Jennie doll, 19"
1943-1944 Vogue Jennie Makeup doll, 19 1/2" tall, all composition, blue sleep eyes, real
eye lashes, painted lower lashes, slight open smiling mouth
with teeth, wigged, fully jointed and shown in original
clothing, doll is unmarked.
Jennie doll, 19 1/2"
1948-1951 Vogue Velva Baby doll,
15, 18 or 21" tall, nine month old baby doll sculpted by Bernard
Lipfert, composition head with molded and painted hair, latex
"magic skin" rubber
stuffed body (that has probably deteriorated and may explain why few
if any are found today), doll
came as a drink wet type with hard plastic head in 1950-1951, head
marked: Vogue Doll, body unmarked.
Velva Baby doll ad
1948-1952 Vogue Crib Crowd Baby doll,
8" tall, baby type, hard plastic with curved baby type legs,
mohair wigs nicknamed "poodle" cut style, PE painted eyes, (1950-1952 some
dolls have sleep eyes, a
caracul sheepskin wig, straight legs and were part of the Kindergarten
series). Head marked: Vogue, back marked: Vogue
Crib Crowd Baby doll, 8"
1948-1950 Vogue Ginny doll is 7 1/2-8" tall,
(named after Jennie Graves daughter Virginia ie. Ginny),
plastic, toddler type jointed body, wig,
molded hair under the wig, PE painted side glancing eyes,
closed mouth, marked on head: Vogue, and on back: Vogue
is also marked Vogue Doll.
Vogue Ginny doll,
7 1/2-8" tall, hard
plastic, jointed body, sleep eyes, PL painted lashes, mohair wig with
gauze strip, marked on head: Vogue, and on back: Vogue
is also marked Vogue Doll.
1953 Vogue Ginny doll, 7 1/2-8" tall,
hard plastic, black doll, sleep eyes, PL painted lashes, black mohair wig, jointed at
neck, arms and hips, straight leg non-walker.
1954 Vogue Ginny
1/2-8" tall, hard
plastic, jointed body, SLW straight leg walker, wig, sleep eyes, PL painted
lashes, (PLW abbreviation of Painted Lash Walker), closed mouth, marked on body: Ginny,
Vogue Dolls Inc, Pat. Pend., Made in USA, shown
in the Queen Elizabeth Coronation outfit.
Vogue Ginny doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, hard plastic, jointed body, SLW straight leg
walker, wig, sleep eyes, molded lashes, (MLW abbreviation of Molded Lash
mouth, marked on head: Ginny Vogue Dolls, Inc., marked on body: Vogue
Dolls Inc, Pat 2687594, Made in USA.
Vogue Ginny doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, hard plastic, jointed body, BKW bent knee walker, wig, sleep eyes, molded
mouth, marked on head Vogue, on body: Vogue Dolls Inc, Pat
2687594, Made in USA.
Vogue Ginny doll, 36" tall, walker type, carried an
Ginny 8" doll just like her, unmarked. See below for
her photo and description.
Vogue Ginny doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, vinyl head, plastic body, jointed
body, rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, marked on head: Ginny,
on body: Vogue Dolls Inc, Pat 2687594, Made in USA.
Vogue Ginny doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, all vinyl, rooted hair,
sleep eyes with molded eyelashes, jointed body at the neck, arms and hips,
with straight legs a non-walker.
Vogue Ginny doll, 7 1/2-8" tall, all vinyl, jointed body,
rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed
mouth, marked on head: GINNY, on body: Vogue Dolls © 1972, Made
in Hong Kong.
1978-1982 Vogue Ginny doll,
8-9" tall, all vinyl,
jointed body, rooted hair, sleep eyes (Sasson), the later skinny
have painted eyes (Lensey), closed mouth, doll marked Made
in Hong Kong
Ginny Tina Sue doll, 7 1/2-8"
Kindergarten series green
1953 Ginny doll,
1953 Ginny doll black, 7 1/2-8"
doll, 7 1/2-8"
1949-1950 Vogue Young
49ers doll, 8" or 14" tall, all hard plastic jointed
body, sleep eyes, wigged, the 14" size is marked on head:
14 and on body; Made in USA. These dolls
were made by Arranbee, Ideal, Roberta possibly and redressed
by Vogue, if in original clothing it will have the Vogue tag.
Other doll names are: Daughter doll and Baby doll (both 8"
tall), Mother doll, Patty doll,
Peggy doll, Penny doll, Polly doll, Bridesmaid doll and Bride doll (all 14" tall). The
Mother, Daughter and Baby dolls were a set.
Doll shown has correct
markings, but original clothing is untagged, so we can't
be sure this is the "Vogue" doll, but all the
examples show this doll dressed accordingly.
Young 49ers doll, 14"
1949 Vogue Stuffed Animals:
1949 Vogue Wooley Baa Baa Lamb, 12 or 14" tall, stuffed
rubber lamb, white or black, in the 1950s the lamb came in various colors.
1952 Vogue Pee Wee Lamb, 9" tall, various colors, stuffed
Vogue Honey Bunny, 8" tall, Scottie dog, 9"
tall, Snoozie Kitty, 12" tall and 1952
Teddy Bear, 8" tall.
Vogue Scottie dog, 9"
Vogue Ginnette doll, (Ginny dolls baby sister) 8' tall, all
vinyl, drink wet doll, and one squeaker model (shown in photo), molded brown hair, jointed body, open mouth,
blue painted eyes 1955-1956, sleep eyes with tears only in 1957 or sleep
eyes with molded lashes 1957-1969, some of her outfits match sister
Ginny's, marked on back: Vogue Dolls Inc., on head: unmarked,
6, 13 or 19 and Vogue Dolls © 1967.
1962-1963 Vogue Ginnette
doll, 8" tall,
similar to above doll, now came with rooted hair.
1964-1965 Vogue Ginnette
doll, 8" tall,
black doll, did not drink or wet, sculpted hair or rooted saran hair.
Ginnette doll, 8"
Vogue Jill doll, (big sister to the Ginny doll) 10 1/2" tall, hard plastic teenage
jointed body, jointed bent knee walker, high heel feet, sleep eyes,
ponytail or short angel cut hair style glued on wig; brunette, blonde
or auburn, pierced ears, closed mouth,
doll marked on back: Jill, Vogue Dolls, Made in U.S.A., © 1957. Head
1958-1960 Vogue Jill doll, 10
1/2" tall, about the same as above doll, may have a
pinker skin tone, now marked on back: Jill, Vogue Dolls, Made in U.S.A., © 1957. Head is unmarked.
1961 Jill was discontinued, but brought back the next
1962-1963 Vogue Jill doll, 10 1/2" tall, has a rooted bubble cut hair
style with bangs; auburn, brunette, or platinum, all
vinyl with sleep eyes & high heel feet, head now marked: Vogue,
1963 Vogue Sweetheart Jill
1/2" tall, all vinyl, has rooted beehive style hair,
head marked: Vogue,
1965 Vogue Jill doll, 11" tall, all vinyl, 6
historic costume styles, various rooted hairstyles, head is
marked 6 or 19, body marked: Vogue Dolls, Inc.
Jill doll, 10 1/2"
Vogue Jan doll, (friend to the Jill doll) 10 1/2" tall, vinyl, jointed body,
straight legged, high
heel feet, twist and turn waist, rooted hair ponytail or bubble cut
various colors, sleep eyes and molded
lashes, closed mouth, pierced ears, doll head marked VOGUE.
Vogue Lovable Jan doll and Sweetheart Jan doll, 12" tall, much longer
neck, bubble cut rooted hair, now doll head marked Vogue.
Jan doll, 10 1/2"
Vogue Jeff doll, 11" tall, (Ginny & Jill's brother and Jan's
boyfriend), all vinyl, molded hair, jointed body, blue sleep
eyes and molded lashes, doll marked VOGUE DOLLS on back. Jeff is looking
good in his Senior Prom, white Tuxedo jacket, black pants and shoes.
Jeff doll, 11"
Vogue Jimmy doll, 8" tall, (Ginny's baby brother), all vinyl,
mouth, painted eyes, head unmarked, back marked Vogue Dolls Inc..
Jimmy doll, 8"
Vogue Ginny Baby doll, 22" tall, vinyl
jointed body, sleep eyes, rooted or molded hair, drink wet
type with open mouth, marked: GINNY BABY, 10, VOGUE DOLL INC. with some variation.
Baby Ginny doll, 22"
Vogue Brikette doll, 16
or 22" tall, twist and turn waist, pointed eyebrows, green
sleep eyes, usually with orange
rooted hair, (also came in the platinum and the rare brunette), freckles, doll marked on head: VOGUE INC., 19©60.
If your doll does not have freckles or pointed eyebrows, isn't marked
Vogue or Lesney and IS unmarked, see
Jolly Toys Jinx doll or Dee &
Cee Gigi doll, as a
1979-1980 Lesney Brikette doll, 18" size, dolls were reissued
marked Lesney on head. Shown is the Lesney doll in a
reproduction outfit, similar to what the earlier dolls
1959-1962 Brikette doll, 22"
Lesney Brikette doll, 18"
Vogue Li'l Imp doll, 11" tall, (sister to
Brikette), vinyl head,
bent knee walker type, green sleep eyes, orange rooted shoulder length
straight hair, freckles,
doll is marked on head: R and B 44 on back: R & B Doll Co (for Arranbee who Vogue bought in
Li'l Imp doll, 11"
1960 Vogue Wee Imp doll,
8" tall, (Ginny doll with freckles and is marked the same as the
bent knee walker Ginny), hard plastic bent knee walker, orange saran wig,
green sleep eyes
with molded lashes, painted freckles. Doll is a
bit of a rarity as it was only produced for one year. Doll came
undressed, or in one of four outfits. Marked on head Vogue
and on back; Vogue Dolls Inc, Pat 2687594, Made in USA
Imp doll, 8"
Dear doll, 18" tall, baby type doll, cloth
body, molded vinyl head with topknot on first year dolls, later ones
are all rooted hair, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, marked on back: VOGUE DOLLS INC. on left
leg: 1960 E. Wilkin.
is in original
clothing, and with rooted hair, not the first year doll with topknot, but this one
is appropriately marked, wearing her rosebud night shirt and
There are many unknown look a like dolls of the
popular Vogue Baby Dear doll most are unmarked, one doll was made by
Jolly Toy Corporation,
another was made by Sayco marked Pat..
1960 Baby Dear doll,
Vogue Ginny doll, 36" tall, Playpal type
all hard plastic, sleep eyes, rooted hair, has a lighter
weight body than the Ideal dolls, carried a
Ginny 8" doll dressed just like her, doll is unmarked as
is the clothing, used the Arranbee - My Angel
walking doll mold and manufactured by Model Plastics, head
mold sculpted by Deet D'Andrade, came in a couple of
Doll is rare and hard to find and
recognize as she is unmarked and only sold one year in 1960.
Ginny doll, 36"
1965, 1969-1973 Vogue Dream Baby doll, 16" tall, all vinyl, molded hair,
sleep eyes, jointed body.
Vogue Dream Baby doll came with a cloth stuffed
body now in 12", molded hair, sleep eyes, neck marking is:
Vogue Doll © 1964.
1980 doll is renamed Hillary doll, 12",
has a pale bisque like appearance to the vinyl skin, molded
hair, sleep eyes, long real eyelashes, closed mouth, pink cloth
stuffed body, wore a cream christening gown, bonnet,
Vogue Doll © 1964.
1961 Dream Baby
Vogue Littlest Angel doll or Saucy Littlest Angel doll, 10
1/2" tall, (cousin to the Ginny doll) vinyl head, hard plastic
body, BKW bent knee walker,
sleep eyes, short rooted hair, marked on head R & B (Vogue bought Arranbee
1964-1966 Vogue Littlest Angel
was not produced.
Vogue Littlest Angel doll, 11or 15" tall, all
vinyl, jointed neck, arms and legs, rooted short hair, new
face mold with a little older looking face with puffier
chipmunk cheeks, also came as a black doll, marking unknown
(but no longer uses the R & B mark.). 1972 note
Vogue is now owned by Tonka.
1975 Vogue Littlest Angel
or 15" tall, about the same as previous doll all vinyl,
some came with longer rooted hair, now marked on head: Vogue
Doll ©1964 or ©1965.
1976 Vogue Littest Angel doll, unknown if produced.
1977-1980 Vogue Littlest Angel doll, only the 15"
tall size was continued, now produced by Lesney
or Playmates, doll marking unknown.
Littlest Angel doll, 10 1/2"
Littlest Angel doll, 11-15"
left; Diane right; Patkan
1962-1963 Vogue Baby Dear One doll,
25" tall, one year old baby version of the Baby Dear doll, vinyl
head and limbs, straight blonde rooted hair, foam filled cotton body,
open mouth with two teeth, sleep eyes and lashes, the fingers are
realistically molded separately with the index finger pointing upward.
This doll has a twin brother called: Bobby Dear One
and is the same doll with shorter hair and dressed appropriately for a
1962 Baby Dear One doll,
Vogue Miss Ginny doll, 16" tall, vinyl head
that tilts, two piece
plastic body, twist and turn waist with flat feet, doll usually marked: Vogue
1965-1975 Vogue Miss Ginny
doll was 15" tall.
1975-1980 Vogue Miss Ginny doll is marked on head Vogue
Doll © 1974.
Miss Ginny doll, 15"
Vogue Li`l Dear doll, 8" tall, vinyl head and limbs, stuffed cloth body,
blue sleep eyes, molded or rooted hair, open mouth, also had a twin Li`l
Dear Brother doll.
1963-1968 Li`l Dear doll, 8"
Vogue Too Dear doll, 23" tall, two year old Baby Dear
with a toddler body.
Vogue Too Dear doll, was 17" tall, head marked: © 1963-65 E. Wilkin Vogue
Dolls. Has chipmunk cheeks, sleep eyes, closed mouth, rooted blonde hair,
jointed body with chubby legs.
1964-1965 Vogue Too Dear
Bobby doll, twin Brother, 17" tall.
Too Dear doll, 23"
Vogue Lil Lovable Imp doll, 11" tall, all vinyl, rooted auburn,
blonde or brunette hair, sleep eyes, also came in a black version doll marked on head: © Vogue Doll 1964.
Separate outfits were also
available. Doll shown has been redressed.
Lil Lovable Imp doll, 11"
1964-1965 Vogue Posy
Pixie doll or Posey Baby doll, 17" tall, vinyl head and hands,
foam body, large sleep black eyes, smiling closed mouth, doll usually marked 1964 Vogue 1971.
Pixie doll, 17"
1967-1980 Vogue Baby Dear One doll (redesigned) 25" tall, vinyl head and
limbs, foam stuffed cotton body, now has a closed mouth, sleep
eyes, sculptured molded or rooted hair and in 1972 a Mama crier was
added. Head is marked: Vogue Dolls © 1965.
Baby Dear One doll came with platinum hair.
Baby Dear One doll, 25"
Vogue Little Miss Ginny doll, 12" tall, one piece hard plastic body and
legs, pre teen style.
Little Miss Ginny doll, 12"
Vogue Angel Baby doll, 14 or 25" tall, all vinyl, bent limbs, sleep eyes
with lashes, strawberry short rooted hair, closed smiling
mouth, doll usually marked Vogue Doll 1965.
Angel Baby doll, 14"
Vogue Love Me Linda doll, 16" tall,
child doll all vinyl jointed body, long rooted hair, large painted eyes
(was based on Lonely
Lisa by the Royal Doll Co.), came
with a portrait, also sold as "Pretty as a Picture" in Sears
Roebuck and Montgomery Ward catalogs, came wearing a 86160 blue
eyelet dress, 86171 red print dress (as shown) or 86172 blue velvet
suit, marked: VOGUE DOLLS © 1965.
Me Linda doll 16"
Vogue Star Bright doll, 16 & 19" tall, child doll,
vinyl head and limbs, side glancing black eyes with stars, rooted
blonde hair, closed mouth, marked: VOGUE DOLLS ©1966.
1966-1967 uses the same body as 1969 Littlest Angel 15"
Vogue Star Bright Baby doll, 18" tall, had cloth body and the Star
Bright vinyl head, same marking.
Star Bright Baby doll, 18"
Vogue Dearest One doll, 18" tall, all vinyl baby
type, drink wet type, sleep eyes, rooted hair, doll marked Vogue Doll,
Dearest One doll, 18"
Vogue Wash A Bye Baby doll, 12 or 16" tall, all vinyl, painted eyes,
molded hair and jointed body, came in a black version too.
Made by Tonka which now owned
Wash A Bye Baby doll, 12"
Additional Vogue Dolls not shown
Vogue Baby Dear Musical doll, 12" or 18"
tall, has Swiss musical mechanism inside doll, plays "Rock-A-Bye
1963 Vogue Moving Musical Baby Dear
18" tall, same doll as above, now
Vogue was sold to Tonka Toy Company.
Lesney took over the Vogue Ginny name, Playmates took over some of
the other Vogue dolls.
Meritus Industries, Inc. bought Vogue.
R. Dakin & Company bought rights and doll molds of Vogue.
The Vogue Doll,
Inc. company continues to produce modern and collector