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The Alexander Doll Company was founded in 1923, is still in operation today in New York, NY USA.  In 1928 a high quality line of dolls were produced and advertised as "Madame Alexander" and is the name now commonly associated with their dolls.  Alexander dolls were produced with only a few different face molds, the dolls originality lies in the various costumes, so if your doll is not in her original costume, has no wrist tag or box - it can be nearly impossible to locate exactly who the character doll originally was. Early cloth, wood or composition dolls maybe marked or unmarked and should have a clothing tag of; doll characters name, Madame Alexander, New York USA sewn into a seam.                    related MA Dolls 1948-1960s  | 1970s+   MA Doll Face Molds

 

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Antique to Vintage 1923-1947 Alexander Dolls Identified

 

1923-1940 Alexander Cloth Dolls, 7-30" tall, all cloth dolls with mask face, side glancing painted eyes, yarn hair.  Dolls are unmarked but clothing usually had a Madame Alexander tag. Shown is Bobby Q doll

Other Alexander cloth dolls are: Alice In Wonderland doll, Cherub Babies doll, Bell and Beau Brummell, Baby Genius, Dionne Quintuplets, Doris Keane, Grace Alice, Edith with Golden hair, Pitty Pat, Tippit Toe, Red Riding Hood, Laughing Allegra, Hiawatha, McGuffey Ana, Playmates, Little Shaver, Susie Q, Goldilocks, Alexander Rag Time, So-Lite, Country Cousins, Cuddly, Baby Blue Boy, Charles Dickens characters, Evangeline, Priscilla, Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, Little Lord Fauntleroy and many others.

1938 Alexander Bobby Q cloth doll, 12"

1938 Alexander

MA Bobby Q doll, 12"

1933 Alexander Three Little Pigs doll face1933-1939 Alexander Three Little Pigs dolls, 11" tall, all composition, jointed bodies, painted black eyes an brown lashes, open smiling mouth with red tongue, marked on back: Madame Alexander Licensed by Walt Disney.  Clothing will have a Madame Alexander tag.  Wore suspender shorts or long pants, cotton shirt, felt stitched mittens, white sailor cap with grosgrain ribbon trim and leather two tone shoes shaped like hooves.  Modern artist reproductions have been found and are unmarked or signed by the artist.

1933 Alexander Three Little Pigs doll, 11"

1933 MA Three Little Pigs doll, 11"

1935 Alexander Dionne Quintuplets dolls

Photo above courtesy of Flozdolz

1935 Alexander Dionne Quintuplets dolls, 7-24" tall, five baby or toddler body type dolls, some are all composition or composition  head, limbs with cloth body, molded painted hair, some with a wig.  Usually marked:  Dionne, Alex, Alexander, and/or the dolls name.  Each Dionne doll had a clothing color associated with her as follows:  Annette - yellow, Cecile - green, Emelie - lavender, Marie - blue, Yvonne - pink.

1935 Alexander Dionne Quintuplets,  Yvonne doll - pink

1935 MA Dionne Quintuplets, 

Yvonne doll - pink

1935 Alexander Betty face doll, 13-22" tall,  all composition, jointed body (neck, shoulders, hips), tin or sleep eyes, some have painted lower lashes, others have both upper and lower lashes painted, mohair wig, painted closed bow mouth with tiny dimples along side.  Usually dolls are unmarked, clothing will have the character name on tag.  More than 30 different Betty face characters were created including the Princess Elizabeth doll.

Shown is the Alexander Nurse Yvonne Leroux doll 13" tall, the Dionne Quint's nurse and Alexander Dr. DaFoe doll, 14" tall, cloth body, composition head and limbs, painted eyes, smiling mouth with a chin dimple, has his own face mold, is unmarked and also came as a priest or minister doll.

1935 Alexander Dr. DaFoe doll 14", & Nurse Yvonne doll, 13"

1935 MA Dr. DaFoe doll 14"

MA Nurse Yvonne doll 13"

1935-1940s Alexander Tiny Betty face doll, 7-8" tall, all composition, one piece body & head, side glancing painted eyes, mohair wig, painted closed red mouth, painted on shoes & socks.  Usually marked: Mme. Alexander or Wendy Ann and clothing tag will have the character name on tag.  More than 80 different Alexander Tiny Betty doll characters were created from this doll face mold;  Alice, Ballerina, Belgium Bride, Bo Peep, Carmen, Cinderella, Dilly Dally Sally, Ding Dong Dell, Heidi, Little Women, McGuffy Ana, Pan American, Topsy-Turvey and more.

1935-1940s Alexander Hiawatha doll, 7-8"

1935-1940s MA Hiawatha doll, 7-8"

1935 Alexander Little Betty face doll, 9-11" tall, all composition, jointed body at neck, shoulders and hip, painted side glancing eyes, mohair wig, closed mouth.  Usually marked: Mme. Alexander NEW YORK and clothing will have the character name on tag.   

Some of the different Little Betty face character dolls are; Bride, Bridesmaid, Storybook characters, International costumes, Birthday dolls and specialty outfits.

1935 Alexander Little Betty face dolls, 11"

1935 MA Little Betty face dolls, 11"

1935 Alexander Marionette dolls by Tony Sarg or Walt Disney Characters, 8-12" tall, composition heads, body and lower limbs.  Usually marked: Tony Sarg Alexander.  

More than 40 different characters were created some are; Alice in Wonderland, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedle Dee & Dum, Gretchen, Hansel & Gretel, Sambo, and Walt Disney; Snow White, Witch, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto.

1935 Tony Sarg Snow White marionette doll 12"

1935 MA Snow White doll 12"

Tony Sarg marionette doll

1936+ Alexander Character Babies; Baby Genius, Baby Kitty, Baby McGuffey, Butch or Bitsey, Cookie, Little Genius, Precious, Princess Alexandria, Slumbermate, 11-24" tall, composition head, hands and legs, cloth stuffed body (some with criers) or composition jointed bent limb body, molded hair, wigged or both, painted or sleep eyes, open or closed mouth, usually marked on neck: ALEX or ALEXANDER. 

1936+ Alexander Little Genius doll, 23"

1936+ MA Little Genius doll, 23"

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1936+ Alexander Pinkie doll or Pinky doll, 16-23" tall, composition head, hands and legs, stuffed cloth body, lightly molded painted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, usually marked on neck: ALEX or ALEXANDER. 

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1936+ MA Pinky doll, 16-18"

1936 Alexander Wendy Ann doll 18"1936 Alexander Wendy Ann doll, 9, 11, 13" tall, with molded hair and or twist, swivel waist, 14,18, & 21" tall usually with a wig.

All composition, fully jointed body, molded hair or wigged, some have the swivel waist, the 9" tall size have painted eyes, the others have sleep eyes, closed mouth.  Usually marked: Wendy Ann or Wendy Ann Mme. Alexander New York.  More than 55 different named dolls used the Wendy Ann face mold; Antoinette doll, Annie Laurie doll, Carmen doll, Fairy Queen doll, Little Lord Fauntleroy doll, Little Women dolls, Mary Louise doll, Mother and Me dolls, Princess doll, Queen Alexnderine doll, Rosetta doll, Scarlett O'Hara doll, Sonja Henie doll, Suellen doll, W.A.A.C. doll (Army), W.A.A.F. doll (Air Force), W.A.V.E. doll (Navy).

1936 Alexander Wendy Ann doll twist waist 13"

1936 MA Wendy Ann doll, 13"

with a twist waist

1937 Alexander McGuffey Ana doll, 13"1937-1943 Alexander McGuffey Ana doll, 9-22" tall, all composition, sleep eyes (9" doll has painted eyes), open mouth (except for the 11" which has a closed mouth), usually came with a braided wig.  Often marked on neck Princess Elizabeth or circle X with 13 on back.

The McGuffey Ana doll face shown on left is the 13" size.

1937 Alexander McGuffey Ana doll, 16"

1937 MA McGuffey Ana doll, 16"

1937 Alexander Princess Alexandria doll, 24" tall, cloth body with composition head & limbs, molded hair, blue sleep eyes, open mouth, she is wearing her original dress (under a replacement) and original bonnet.  

Photo courtesy of Ronsfancy.

1937 Alexander Princess Alexandria doll, 24"

1937 MA Princess Alexandria doll, 24"

1937 Alexander Princess Elizabeth doll1937 Alexander Princess Elizabeth doll, 13-27" tall, all composition jointed body, tin or glassene sleep eyes real upper lashes, painted lower lashes, open smiling mouth with teeth and felt tongue or closed mouth with the Betty face mold (see doll shown below), mohair or human wig.   Usually marked Princess Elizabeth Alexander Doll Co.

Other characters that also used this face mold are;  Cinderella, Flora McFlimsey, Girl Scout, Kate Greenaway, Margaret Rose, McGuffy Ana, Miss Victoria, Snow White.

1937 Alexander Princess Elizabeth doll, 16"

1937 MA Princess Elizabeth doll, 15"

1937 Alexander Princess Elizabeth doll, 17" tall, all composition jointed body, sleep eyes with upper real eyelashes & painted lower lashes, wigged either mohair or human hair (dolls shown has human hair), closed smiling mouth with the Betty head mold, wearing her original pink gown, purse and  silver tiara.  Usually marked Princess Elizabeth Alexander Doll Co.                       Photo courtesy of Maureen.

1937 Alexander Princess Elizabeth doll, 17"\

1937 MA Princess Elizabeth doll, 17"

1937 Alexander Jane Withers doll 19-20"1937 Alexander Jane Withers doll, 13, 15, 17, 19-20" tall, celebrity doll, all composition or cloth body with composition limbs, jointed, sleep eyes, brown mohair wig, open mouth with four upper teeth or closed mouth.  Came in several cotton dresses or other clothing and usually had a Jane Withers pin and clothing will have the Jane name on the tag.  Shown is a copy of the photo that appeared on the Jane Withers hangtag which stated on reverse "Authentic Jane Withers Doll  All rights reserved Madame Alexander New York".  Some dolls are unmarked some have Jane Withers Alexander Doll on the neck rim.

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1937 Jane Withers hang tag

1938 Alexander Flora McFlimsey doll, 13-27" tall, all composition, strawberry blonde human or mohair wig with bangs and braid down back, jointed body, hazel tin or glassene sleep eyes, painted facial features including freckles sprinkled across the nose, open smiling mouth with six upper teeth & felt tongue (also possible they used the closed mouth Betty mold, for some dolls).  Used the Princess Elizabeth head mold, thus they are marked the same, usually marked: 13 (on the 13" tall doll) or PRINCESS ELIZABETH ALEXANDER DOLL CO. 

Flora McFlimsey is based on the character Miss Flora McFlimsey of Madison Square, from William Allen Butler's famous satirical poem; Nothing to Wear published in 1857.

1938 Alexander Flora McFlimsey doll, 13" w/ wardrobe

1938 MA Flora McFlimsey doll, 13" with wardrobe trunk

1938-1946 Alexander Melanie Portrait doll face 1938-1946 Alexander Portrait Dolls, 21" tall, all composition, wigged, jointed at the neck, shoulder and hips.  This set of 13 portrait dolls were designed to be used as window displays, each doll originally sold for $75, dolls use the Wendy Ann face mold with modifications on the eyes and brows commissioned by an artist by Madame Alexander, specifically for these dolls.  

Melanie is shown in all original clothing and picture hat!!  Breathtaking!  Other Alexander Portrait Series dolls are:  Princess Flavia doll, Mary Louise doll, Carmen doll, Juliet doll, Orchard Princess doll, Judy doll, Lady Windemere doll, Antoinette doll, Scarlett doll, Melanie doll, June bride doll, Godey doll and Degas doll.  Dolls and clothing are unmarked.           

Photo's courtesy of mhalb

1938-1946 Alexander Melanie Portrait doll, 21"

1938-1946 MA Melanie doll 21" Portrait Doll

1939 Alexander Sonja Henie doll, 14-15, 18, 21" tall, celebrity doll, (Sonja Henie was an Olympic gold medalist ice skater and movie star), all composition, blonde curly wig, brown sleep eyes, open mouth showing four teeth, dimples, fully jointed, some have swivel or twist waist, usually dressed in a skating outfit but they used this head mold for some WWII military dolls and a Bride.  Some of the small sized dolls used the Wendy Ann face. Usually marked: Sonja Henie Madame Alexander.  Clothing will also have the Sonja Henie name included on the tag.

1939 Alexander Sonja Henie doll 18"

1939 MA Sonja Henie doll 18"

1941-1942 Alexander Carmen Miranda doll, 18" tall, all composition, sleep eyes, closed mouth, black wig, shown in original clothing, uses the Wendy Ann face mold, usually marked: WENDY ANN or WENDY ANN Mme. ALEXANDER New York.

1941-1942 Alexander Carmen Miranda doll, 18"

1941 MA Carmen Miranda doll, 18"

1941 Alexander Jeannie Walker doll, 13 1/2, 14" tall, only made one year, all composition jointed body, brown sleep eyes with real eyelashes, painted lower lashes, closed  small puckered mouth, rosey chipmunk cheeks, single stroke eyebrows, human hair or mohair wig usually in light brown (but blonde has been found too), had a unique walking mechanism with pulley and levers, this was Alexander's first walking doll,  is fully jointed, usually marked:  Alexander Doll Co. Pat No. 2171281, some are unmarked, clothing will have the Jeannie Walker name included on the tag.  Shown in her original blue one piece sailor dress, with attached full slip, however she had many different school/day dresses.

Alexander Jeannie Walker doll in the 14" size came without the walker mechanism and has a slim body like the all composition Wendy Ann dolls.

1941 Alexander Jeannie Walker doll, 13 1/2

1941 MA Jeannie Walker doll, 13 1/2"

1941 Alexander Jeannie Walker doll, 18"1941 Alexander Jeannie Walker doll, 18" tall, only made one year, all composition jointed body, brown sleep eyes with real eyelashes, painted lower lashes, closed  small puckered mouth, rosey chipmunk cheeks, single stroke eyebrows, human hair or mohair wig usually in light brown (but blonde has been found too), had a unique walking mechanism with pulley and levers, this was Alexander's first walking doll, is fully jointed, usually marked:  Alexander Doll Co. Pat No. 2171281, some are unmarked, clothing will have the Jeannie Walker name included on the tag, she came in several different school/day dresses.  (Note: Same as above doll, only larger).

Photo on left courtesy of Flozdolz all original doll and clothing.

1941 Alexander Jeannie Walker doll, 18"

1941 MA Jeannie Walker doll, 18"

1942 Alexander Fairy Princess doll, 21" tall, all composition, sleep eyes, closed mouth, wigged, used the Wendy Ann face mold & markings, usually marked:. WENDY ANN or WENDY ANN Mme. ALEXANDER New York.

1942 Alexander Fairy Princess doll, 21"

1942 MA Fairy Princess doll, 21"

1942-1946 Alexander Special Girl doll, 16- 24" tall, composition shoulder head and limbs, stitched hips with cloth non-walking body, some may have a crier voice box, the only other doll to use the Jeannie Walker head mold,  human hair or mohair wig, brown sleep eyes, closed mouth. Shown in all original tagged clothing, doll marked: ALEX, ALEXANDER or unmarked.

1942 Alexander Special Girl doll 22"

1942 MA Special Girl doll, 22" 

1946-1949 Alexander Karen Ballerina doll, 15" tall, late 1940s 18-21" tall, all composition jointed body, Margaret face mold, sleep eyes, closed mouth, mohair wig with a braid coiled around the ears then over the top of the head, came dressed as a ballerina and ballet slippers.  The Margaret (celebrity doll; Margaret O'Brien actress) face molds are usually marked: Alexander, Alex or unmarked.

Karen Ballerina was also made in hard plastic 1948-1949, 15-18' tall.

Photo courtesy of flozdolz and is shown pristine and all original.

Late 1940s Alexander Karen Ballerina doll 18"

1940s MA Karen Ballerina doll, 18"

1947 Alexander Sleeping Beauty doll face1947 Alexander Sleeping Beauty doll, 18" tall, uses the Wendy Ann doll face mold, all composition, jointed at the neck, shoulder & hips, wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth, dressed in a red satin gown trimmed with gold braid and wearing a gold crown, usually marked:  WENDY ANN or WENDY ANN Mme. ALEXANDER New York.

Photo courtesy of cookinsupper and is shown pristine and all original.

1947 Alexander Sleeping Beauty doll, 18"

1947 MA Sleeping Beauty doll 18"

1947-1956 Alexander Little Women dolls;  Mother; Marmee March doll.  March sisters; Meg March doll (blonde hair), Jo March doll or Beth March doll (both brunettes) and Amy March doll (blonde), 14-15" tall, all hard plastic, jointed body, wigged, sleep eyes with real eyelashes, closed mouth.  Used the Maggie or Margaret face mold.  Character's from the Little Women book by author Louisa May Alcott.  See 1952 for the Alexander Little Men dolls.

 

Dolls original clothing will have the character's name, ALEXANDER NY., NY. on the tag.  Maggie face molds are often unmarked, Margaret face molds usually have the ALEXANDER marking.

1947-1956 Little Women Amy March doll 14" blonde

1947-1956 Little Women dolls;

Amy March doll 14"

Additional Madame Alexander dolls not shown

1940-1946 Alexander Fairy Queen doll, 14 or 18" tall, all composition jointed body, brown sleep eyes, closed mouth, blonde wig, used the Wendy Ann face mold and markings, dressed in elaborate tulle gown, have found it in pink, turquoise & white, with gold braid trim on bodice, gold crown, wings on back & scepter.  Note: There was a Fairy Queen done in all hard plastic, used the Margaret face mold and markings and will be on the page for dolls 1948-1990s.

1941 Alexander Sleeping Beauty doll or Alexander Cinderella doll, 14" tall, uses the Wendy Ann face mold, all composition, jointed at the neck, shoulder & hips, wig, sleep eyes, closed mouth, usually marked: WENDY ANN or WENDY ANN Mme. ALEXANDER New York.

   

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