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The World of Barbie Fashions by Mattel, Book 3

The World of Barbie Fashions by Mattel, Book 3 is dated 1966. It includes Color Magic and Twist 'n Turn Barbie dolls; Casey; and Black and White Francie dolls. Several of Barbie's 1600 series and 1400 series outfits are pictured, along with the 1700 series Color Magic...

Tressy, Mary Make-up & Cricket Booklet

This booklet came with American Character's Tressy, Mary Make-up and Cricket dolls in 1965. In this year, Cricket finally got her own growing hair feature, and was marketed as Tressy's little sister (previously she was called her cousin.)

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...

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Lot of Strombecker Dream House Furniture

Lot of vintage wooden dollhouse furniture by Strombecker, from their Dream House set which came with a cardboard dollhouse. The following pieces are included: yellow bed and chair; blue tub, sink and toilet; white refrigerator and apartment-sized stove; red table and chair; silver bowl. All are in good condition, no damage. A lovely set of vintage 1940s miniature furniture!

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Vintage Battery Powered Kids Sewing Machine by Waco

This little vintage sewing machine can’t really be called a toy – it has a pressure foot, feed dogs, tension knob, extension table and foot pedal just like Mommy’s! Made in Japan by Waco, probably in the 1960s, it has a metal housing and plastic knobs. Takes two D batteries. The hand crank also works to move the needle up and down. Comes in the original box. A cool sewing collectible!

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5 Miniature Oriental Rugs - Vintage Tobacco Felts

Lot of five vintage miniature Oriental rugs for your dollhouse. These were originally given away in packages of cigars. They are known as tobacco felts or cigar felts, although they are actually made of velveteen. Four of them measure 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″, the other one is a little smaller. Each one has an ink stamp on the back. 

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Nancy Forbes Living Room Wooden Dollhouse Furniture

Lot of vintage wooden dollhouse furniture by Rapaport Bros., which they sold under their Nancy Forbes trade name. The following pieces are included: sofa, armchair, table, radio, two end tables, footstool and two gold lamps. All are structurally sound but some pieces have wear. A nice set of vintage 1940s miniature furniture for your dollhouse or room box!

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"Love Me" 1950 Rubber Doll by Erlo Made in Germany

Vintage rubber doll, made in Germany for the German market. She has painted hair and eyes. The wording on the package reads: “ERLO // Love Me // Rubber doll // The given washable toy for toddlers made of hygienically perfect material” The handwritten note is dated 1959. The doll has never been out of the package. A darling and unusual doll!

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Big Pink Puppy Squeeze Toy by Prescott 1968

This adorable pink puppy is a vintage squeeze toy, marked J.L. Prescott 1968 on the bottom. He measures about 8″ tall (20.3 cm). He has some wear and soil and is missing the squeaker. No odors. A cutie!

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Vintage Framed Photo of Shirley Temple

Vintage framed photo of Shirley Temple dressed in her jammies and holding a felt toy goose or duck. The photo is sepia tone and double matted. The mats are cut with rounded corners. The back of the frame needs to be secured, it’s just a few pieces of duct tape holding it on and they are coming loose. The dimensions of the photo are 4.5″ x 3″ and the overall size is 7 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.

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3 of Snow White's Dwarfs Squeeze Toys

Lot of three of Snow White’s dwarfs, these are soft vinyl squeeze toys that appear to have lost their squeakers or never had them. They are marked WALT DISNEY PRD. on their backs. They each measure about 8″ tall (20.3 cm). Grumpy and Happy are in pretty good shape with not much wear. Sneezy has more wear and some red spots on his face. No odors. A cool lot of vintage Disney toys!

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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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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.

$39 plus shipping