1952 A Marcie doll,
Tom Corbett, Dr. Joan Dale dolls 7 1/2"
Space Cadets TV series
A & H
Doll Manufacturing, Inc.
of New York City, is probably best known for their small
7 1/2 to 12" tall, hard plastic dolls
from the late 1940s to mid 1950s. In 1953 hard plastic dolls
were considered rather expensive to produce, a 12" tall doll was originally $8.95.
Today collectors enjoy the historical outfits,
space cadets, brides, grooms, cowboy or cowgirl, etc. outfits found on
A & H dolls, which are
now usually very reasonable (except the space cadets shown on left), to add to a collection and the small size means
you'll have plenty of room to collect them all.
See below for all the A & H dolls
Vintage A & H Dolls Identified
Items shown below are for reference
A & H Marcie dolls, The Doll of Destiny, 12" tall, all hard
plastic, head turning walkers, mohair wig, sleep eyes with molded
lashes, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips, have
cloth shoes with ties, socks, removable detailed historical costume,
usually with attached slip, petticoat, pantaloons and hat.
Doll is similar
to a Dress Me
doll, but better quality with removable
clothing. Dolls are marked Pat's Pending
on back, clothing or box has Doll of Destiny and dolls
name, these are the first known hard plastic dolls that were dressed in
authentic historical costumes.
Marcie, The Doll of Destiny, Molly
There were twelve dolls in The Doll of Destiny series;
Priscilla Alden, Marie Antoinette, Empress Eugenie, Empress
Josephine, Elizabeth Woodville Grey, Mary Todd Lincoln, Molly
Pitcher, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Isabella, Queen Victoria,
Betsy Ross and Martha Washington.
1955 A & H Gigi doll
7 1/2 - 8" tall, all hard plastic, head
turning walker, Ginny or Muffie look a like, sleep eyes and had a wardrobe
available separately, Gigi dolls are unmarked
The Gigi doll shown is a dressed doll, pink organdy
dress, bonnet, purse, shoes and socks, outfit also available separately.
ca. 1955 A & H Marcie Daily Dolly
tall, all hard plastic, head
turning walker, sleep eyes, wigged, fashions available separately,
similar to her smaller sized buddy the Gigi doll shown at left.
Marcie Daily Dolly is
ca. 1955-1957 A & H Julie Walking Doll
I walk, I sit, I sleep, dress me, curl my hair
Julie's box reads.
She's 8" tall, all hard plastic jointed walker body,
sleep eyes, glued on wig, came
with separate fashions that fit other 8" tall walking
dolls. Gripper snaps have "Rau Sklits" on
1961+ A & H Marcie Dolls, 9"
tall, the Ad reads: Prize Package Dolls . . .
are yours with A & H Doll's complete series of beautifully
costumed dolls . . . Belles in Bells, Teens in Bells, Gigi in
Bells, Lil Sister in Bells. *Winner of 1961 Silver Award
for original bell packaging. Dolls are jointed at the neck and
shoulders only with stationary straight
legs, molded painted shoes, sleep eyes, painted lower
lashes, mohair glued on wig. These are basically an unmarked Dress Me
Doll, on the bottom of
the bell is the company name, A & H and A Marcie doll on it.
Garnet doll on right, October Opal doll
ca. 1960s A & H Marcie Birthstone Belle
9" tall, just like the above Marcie Belles dolls, but each doll was
named after a month and the associated birthstone ie. January
- Garnet, February - Amethyst and so on, each dressed
ca. 1960s A & H 1893 Telephone Pioneers of
America Belle Doll, 15" tall,
advertising commemorative doll for their 1960s? anniversary, plastic jointed body with vinyl head, rooted hair, sleep eyes, dressed in high
collar long sleeve white blouse, long brown skirt, belt and
A & H Doll Marks or Slogans
Symbol of a dressed doll, written on the skirt; The Marcie
Doll, The Doll of Destiny
Ken Murray TV glamour Cowboy
(Ken Murray television show
I like the wide open spaces, song sheet music title by Ken
Murray and Laurie Anders, from
the Ken Murray TV show