Deluxe Reading sold their
dolls and toys under a number of different company names;
Reading, Deluxe Premium Corp, Deluxe Topper, Deluxe Toy Creations, Topper Toys
They are probably best known for the Dawn
doll series by Topper Toys. Deluxe Reading dolls were sold in the
1955 to 1973 through supermarket's and are often referred to as Grocery
Store Dolls. They were an inexpensive alternative to department
store dolls, although
of similar quality.
Deluxe Reading doll markings;
A, AE, AHH,
AHHH, AHHK, K-10, SG, VH and 14R
Note: A, AE and 14R
were marks used by other doll makers.
Vintage Deluxe Reading Dolls For Sale
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Vintage 1955-1973 Deluxe Reading Dolls
Items shown below are for reference
1955 Deluxe Reading Little Red Riding Hood
23" tall, vinyl head, rubber kapok stuffed body, rooted hair
blonde hair in braids, blue sleep eyes with real lashes, open
mouth with teeth, came with a book
and basket. Unsure if shown in original clothing or how doll is marked.
1955 Little Red Riding Hood doll,
1957 Deluxe Reading Nancy Nurse doll, 24" tall,
stuffed soft miracle vinyl body, bending arms and legs, short washable
saran rooted hair, sleep eyes, came dressed in a white nurse uniform,
navy cape, white stockings and white vinyl shoes, came with some nurse's
accessories. It is unknown how, if this doll is marked.
1957 Nancy Nurse doll, 24"
1958 Deluxe Reading Betty the Beautiful Bride doll,
30" tall, soft miracle vinyl, bending arms and legs,
washable saran hair, came with white bride gown, veil, lace
gloves, complete with simulated pearl jewelry (tiara and pearl
necklace), high heel shoes, descriptive plaque, blue wrist
tag, stain glass plaque and a 45 LP single record of Bing
Crosby's song "Because". The doll shown is
marked on her neck: 108.
dolls: Sweet Amy doll 22", Rags to Riches doll, 24", Sweet Janie
doll, 24", Sweet
Judy doll, 24".
Sweet Ann doll,
Sweet Gail doll (marked on neck: SG), Sweet Rosemary doll, Darling
Debbie doll, Beautiful Gail doll and Cinderella doll are all 30" tall
- some these
of these dollswere
dressed as bridesmaids in blue, pink or lavender ruffled
dress's similar to Betty's white bride gown, some have pierce ears with pearl earrings, these dolls are
all very similar and if out of costume and without a box or
wrist tag may be indistinguishable as to which doll it
originally was. Many of these girls have an AE plus a
number doll marking, another doll mark is K-10. Cinderella also
came dressed in a beautiful
pink ball gown.
1958 Betty the Beautiful Bride doll,
1958-1965 Deluxe Reading Candy
Fashion Doll, 20 & 24"
tall, all vinyl fashion doll, sleep eyes, rooted blonde bubblecut hair,
fully jointed body including elbows and knees with high heel
feet, doll was sold in grocery stores, made by Deluxe
Premium, had an extra outfits and dress forms, marked: 21HH. An 18" articulated
Candy Fashion doll was reproduced
in 2006 by Charisma, along with her famous wardrobe.
also 1962 Pam Fashion doll, is the same doll as Candy only with
brunette hair and same markings.
1958 Candy Fashion doll,
Parade Doll, 20"
1950s - 1970s Deluxe Fashion
Parade Doll and Deluxe Reading Miss
Canada doll, 20" or 24" tall, vinyl dolls with sleep eyes and
at right of Miss Canada who is only marked with a small
bump on the lower back.
Photo courtesy Ms. Hasting
Canada doll, 20"
Deluxe Reading Fashion doll, 20" tall,rooted hair, sleep eyes, fully jointed body, high heel feet, marked: 14R on back of neck, dressed in several different costumes.
marked dolls were sold by several different doll makers.
1958 Deluxe Reading Lovable
Louise doll, 24" tall, all vinyl, sleep eyes, rooted saran bubble
cut hair style, jointed hard plastic body; at the neck,
shoulders and hips, high heel feet, lovely satin gown with big
Deluxe Reading Lovable Linda doll, 24" tall, came in a beige dress similar to
Louise's shown here.
Louise doll, 24"
1962 Deluxe Reading Pam Fashion doll, 21" high
heel fashion model doll, part of the Candy dolls series, doll marked on
neck: 21HH and on lower back: AE.
1962 Pam Fashion Doll, 21"
1962 Deluxe Reading Suzy Smart doll,
vinyl head, battery operated talker, sleep eyes, rooted blonde hair, hard plastic body, jointed
came with a plastic red, yellow and black desk chair and easel, she
wears a schoolgirl plaid jumper with white short sleeve shirt
and black ribbon tie, and a matching plaid beret with black
shoes, doll marked: D3-422.
Smart doll, 24"
1963Deluxe Reading Nancy Nurse doll, 20 1/2"
tall, (similar to the Suzy dolls), battery operated talker, rooted
short curly hair, sleep eyes, unsure how she was dressed or marked.
1963 Nancy Nurse doll,
1963-1970 Deluxe Reading Penny Brite doll, 8" tall, all
vinyl, rooted short curly hair, painted eyes.
1964 Deluxe Reading Miss Beauty Parlor doll, 25" tall, similar to
the Suzy Smart doll but does not have the battery in her tummy,
came with a beauty parlor chair and supplies, rooted hair,
jointed knees, shown in original outfit. Doll marked
1964 Miss Beauty Parlor doll,
Deluxe Reading Betty's Beauty Parlor doll, 21" tall, hard plastic and vinyl body, jointed knees,
in her original yellow and red dress, rooted hair in a bob with bangs, sleep eyes, has chubbier limbs than
the slimmer doll below, jointed at neck, shoulders, hips and knees.
Doll marked Deluxe Reading
Betty's Beauty Parlor doll, 21"
Deluxe Reading Suzy Homemaker doll, Beauty Parlor version, 24" tall, hard plastic and vinyl,
jointed at neck, shoulders, hips and knees, rooted bubble cut hair-do, sleep eyes, red dress with short
sleeve white blouse, had separate accessories
of a Beauty Salon chair and a Hair Boutique that could be bought
separately. Doll marking is unknown.
1965 Deluxe Reading Baby Boo doll,
21", a battery
operated doll, marked on back: CAT NO 1813 C DLR Corp. 1965
Made by Deluxe Reading Corp. and on head: 55 Deluxe
Baby Catch A Ball doll, battery operated
Miss Fussy doll, battery operated doll, 18" tall.
Boo doll, 21"
1965 Deluxe Reading The
Go-Go's dolls, all 6" tall, vinyl
dolls, bendable body, rooted hair, painted eyes (8 dolls in the
Brush, Cool Cat, Hot Canary, Private Ida, Slick Chick, The Swinger, Tom Boy, Yeah Yeah,
1965 Deluxe Reading. Box has Topper Toys emblem on back.
1965 Brenda Brush doll, 6",
an artist with paint brushes, palette
1965 Cool Cat, 6", folk singer with guitar
1965 Slick Chick, 6", with her black poodle
courtesy of Vicki
1965 The Swinger, 6" a dancer with
1965 Tomboy, 6", has a black eye, came with her baseball bat
1965 Hot Canary, 6"
1965 Private Ida, 6",
with a spy
1965 Yeah Yeah, 6",
1966 Deluxe Reading Baby Magic doll, 18" tall,
sleep eyes, rooted hair, drinks, nurses, cries real tears and goes to
sleep by herself. Had a magic thimble that is magnetic.
There was also a Tiny Baby Magic doll, 10 1/2" tall in 1968.
1966 Baby Magic doll,
1969 Deluxe Reading Baby Peek
N' Play doll,
18" tall, battery operated or Baby Tickle Tears doll, 14"
1969 Baby Peek "N Play doll,
1970-1973 Topper Toys Dawn dolls, 6"
tall, all vinyl doll with rooted hair, jointed body, legs have a wire
inside which in some cases is prone to show a greenish mark over time. Other family dolls are: Angie,
Dale, Gloria, Long Locks and Jessica. Three male dolls
were later introduced, Gary, Ron and Van. Dawn had a huge
wardrobe and accessories to collect. Dawn's counterpart in Britain was
named Pippa made by Palitoy. The Dawn doll was a small sized
competitor to Mattel Barbie dolls and is the same size as
Mattel Rock Flower dolls and can share their