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Mattel’s Million Dollar Christmas Sweepstakes (1967)

In November of 1967, Mattel rolled out a new promotion in magazines across the country. The Million Dollar Christmas Sweepstakes included a seven page ad with a cover page; five full color pages of dolls and toys; a list of participating stores; and a lucky number...

Magic Attic Club Holiday 1998 Catalog

Magic Attic Club dolls were produced by four different companies between 1994 and 2004. They were the first competitors to the American Girl dolls but never realized their full potential. For more information on Magic Attic, visit the Just Magic site.

Catalog Illustrations for Mam’selle Outfits for Sindy, Paul and Patch (1966)

Mam'selle Gear Get-Ups were a separate line from Pedigree's regular clothing for their Sindy, Paul and Patch fashion dolls. These six catalog pages from 1966 show illustrations of these hard to find outfits. Sindy OutfitsPaul OutfitsPatch Outfits

Mam’selle Doll Accessory Boxed Sets (1966)

The Pedigree Toy Box catalog for 1966 shows a page of boxed "jewellery and nic-nacs" sets (what in the US would be called accessories) for dolls. The jewelry includes a brooch which appears to be a deer, two pairs of earrings (one balls and one possibly cat heads), a...
Alexander 14" First Lady dolls, first series

14″ First Lady Dolls by Madame Alexander – First Series (1976-78)

There's also a video version of this post here. The Alexander Doll Company issued six series of 14” First Lady dolls beginning in 1976 and ending in 1990, depicting the wives of the US Presidents. The first series, available from 1976 through 1978, included Martha...
Diana doll by Mirren Barrie

Diana, a Lady of 1830 by Doll Artist Mirren Barrie

Diana, a lady of 1830, by Mirren Barrie is 12” tall and all cloth with a hardened face and hand painted features. Her wire armature enables her to stand unaided. She has embroidery floss hair and a detailed, early Victorian costume accessorized with hat, purse,...
Pedigree Highland Lassie doll

Highland Lassie, a Pedigree Authentic Tartan Dressed Doll

Highland Lassie is an Authentic Tartan Dressed Doll made by Pedigree. She is 13 3/4" tall (35 cm) and has a soft vinyl head and arms, and rigid vinyl torso and legs. She is jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips. She has short blonde rooted hair, blue sleep eyes with...
Effanbee composition dolls

Composition in Competition: UFDC Region 14 Conference, 2008

In May of 2008 I attended the United Federation of Doll Club's Region 14 Conference hosted by the Shaker Doll Club in Albany, NY. One of the best things about being a member of UFDC is the opportunity to attend these regional events, where you get together with other...
Carol Sue doll by Admiration

Carol-Sue by Admiration

Admiration Doll Company produced this inexpensive 8" toddler doll in the 1950s, capitalizing on the popularity of Vogue's Ginny doll. Carol-Sue is all hard plastic with sleep eyes, a mohair or synthetic mohair wig and bare feet painted to look like shoes. She is...
Linda Lee doll trunk

Rare Linda Lee Wooden Doll Trunk (1950)

In 1950, the Terri Lee Doll Company added a new member to their lineup of dolls. This was Terri's baby sister, Linda Lee, a 10" all vinyl baby with a slimmer, more realistic infant body, and an adorable face. Linda had her own outfits and accessories, including this...

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Cloth Dresses to Sew for My Twin Dollies

Cloth Dresses to Sew for My Twin Dollies is was made by Samuel Gabriel Sons & Co. of New York. The boxed set includes two jointed 11″ dolls of thick card stock. There are a total of six outfits included, and each one has a matching hat, and in instruction booklet, dated 1928.

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Lot of Vintage Wind Up Toys & Dolls

This lot of vintage wind up toys includes the following: 9″ hard plastic boy in swim trunks. He is marked BRIAN//PAT. PEND. on his back. Wind Up Puzzle Cat, tin litho, nice condition, made in Japan with original box. Swim Champ plastic girl by Bandai in original box. Made in Hong Kong, excellent condition, works well.
Kid-a-Longs baby by Tomy, dated 1977. Plastic. Tin litho hopping rabbit, made in Japan. Has some wear. Plastic lobster, made in China.

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1967 Mattel Million Dollar Sweepstakes Ad

Mattel’s Million Dollar Christmas Sweepstakes was advertised in national magazines in 1967. This ad includes five full color pages of dolls and toys including: Barbie, Francie, Skipper, Twiggy, Tutti and Chris; Liddle Kiddles, Cheerful Tearful, Drowsy, Baby First Step, Baby Say ‘n See and Baby’s Hungry; talking toys Mrs. Beasley, Larry the Lion, Fuzby Bear, Googli Kitten and Patter Pillows; See ‘n Say, Mattel-O-Phone, Musical Snoopy Jack in the box and the Monkees talking puppet; Major Matt Mason and much more.

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3 Hallmark Barbie Ornaments

Lot of three Barbie ornaments by Hallmark. The Ponytail Barbie is dated 1994, Solo in the Spotlight Barbie is dated 1995, and Enchanted Evening Barbie is dated 1996. They are all in mint condition in the original boxes. The boxes may have some light wear. Great to put on your Christmas tree or display any time of the year!

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Reproduction Bru Jne Doll Kit by Dollspart

This kit to make a reproduction Bru Jne doll was sold by Dollspart as part of their Classic Doll Kit Collection. There is no date on anything, but I’m guessing it is from the early 1980s as it was made in Taiwan. The shoulder head is very nicely painted. The arms and legs are porcelain as well. The kit also includes the cloth body, and patterns to make her outfit.


Tiny Vintage Crepe Paper Doll from Mexico

Very cool vintage doll made of wire wrapped with crepe paper. She measures just 2 3/8″ tall and appears to represent a Mexican woman. She may have been a tourist souvenir, or part of a set of dolls representing different countries. Even her hair, and the flower in her hair, are made of crepe paper.

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Miniature Thread Wrapped Doll with Bible & Rosary

This sweet miniature doll is made of yarn and wire, wrapped in thread. She measures just 3″ tall from the top of her head to the hem of her dress. She has no legs, but doesn’t look like she ever had any. Her tiny braids are amazing. She carries her bible and rosary beads, made of thread and fabric. She was likely a souvenir from some European country, possibly France or Denmark. She is in excellent condition with no damage or odors. A very unusual doll!

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