1910 in New York City, Effanbee stands for Fleischaker & Baum,F & B, who were the
company founders. They became well known for being the first to produce a realistically
proportioned child doll named Patsy, they created companion dolls, a
large wardrobe and her own fan club reportedly with 275,000
members. F & B also created the first hard rubber, drink and wet doll named Dy-Dee Baby.
The Effanbee Company produced
composition, hard rubber, cloth, hard plastic and vinyl dolls, in the late 1950s F & B
acquired the Belle Doll & Toy Corp. Tonnerpurchased andis producing Effanbee modern dolls
today. Note: Many of the Effanbee
dolls have their name right in the marking.
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1940s-1970s Vintage Effanbee Dolls Identified
1939-1959 Effanbee Little Lady doll or Effanbee
Anne Shirley doll, 14-15, 18, 20 1/2, 21 1/2, 27, 28" tall, all composition jointed
doll, sleep eyes, wigged some made of yarn, closed mouth, DeWees Cochran designed one
of two hand molds; the other one has separated fingers that are a bit shorter &
fatter. Both dolls are marked: Anne Shirley or just Effanbee.
The 1959 F & B Anne Shirley dolls were re-issued
doll in hard plastic.
1944 F & B Little
Lady doll face
Anne Shirley doll, same face mold
1940 Effanbee Suzanne doll, 13
1940 F & B Suzanne doll, 13
1/2" tall, very similar to the Suzette doll only taller, all
composition strung doll, sleep eyes, wigged, this doll has magnets in
the palms of her hands so she can hold metal things, like
metal wired flowers, a fan or parasol etc.
Doll marked on head: Suzanne Effanbee
back: Suzanne Effanbee Made in USA.
Effanbee Sweetie Pie doll, 18 or 24" tall, same head mold as F & B Baby
Bright Eyes and others, white or black doll, composition head and limbs, stuffed cloth
body, flirty sleep eyes, closed mouth, caracul wig over molded hair.
F & B Sweetie Pie doll, 18"
1942 Effanbee Big Brother doll,
16" talland Effanbee Little Sister doll or Baby Sister doll, 12" tall,
cloth bodies with composition shoulder plate head, and
composition hands, painted facial features; both have blue
painted eyes, cotton yarn hair; his in brown, hers in blonde,
closed rosebud tiny painted mouth. Dolls are marked:
Effanbee and had a paper hang tag. Both dolls used the
Sugar Pie head mold.
He is dressed in a blue
cotton pants with attached suspenders, blue and white checked long
sleeve shirt, she's in a pink skirt with attached pink and white
checked blouse, each with two buttons as front accent, white
socks & white oilcloth tie shoes.
1942 F & B Big Brother doll, 16"
F & B Little Sister doll
or F & B Baby Sister
1942 Effanbee Patricia doll,
20" tall, composition swivel head on a wooden neck, painted blue
eyes, closed mouth, composition hands, cloth stuffed body, arms
and legs, stitched shoulder, hips and knees, cotton yarn hair or
A similar 15" Little Lady face doll on a cloth body
without the jointed knees has been found, but it is
unknown to us what her name was, perhaps she is a Little
Lady or Anne Shirley doll with yarn hair.
It is unknown if or how doll is marked, had a paper hang
tag. Patricia is the big sister if you will to the next
three dolls; Brother, Sister and Sugar - Patricia's face reminds us of the Little
Lady doll, Anne Shirley head mold.
1942 F & B Patricia
1943 Effanbee Sugar doll,
29" tall, composition swivel head on a wooden neck, painted blue
eyes, closed mouth, composition hands, cloth stuffed body, arms
& legs, stitched shoulder, hips & knees, cotton yarn hair.
She came dressed like Little Sister in a pale blue dress with
white long sleeves.
Doll is marked:
Effanbee & had a paper hang tag. Sugar is the biggest
sister, if you will, to the prior three dolls; Brother, Sister &
Patricia - she used the Sugar Pie round face mold like the
Brother & Sister dolls. We are unsure how many other
dolls are in this family.
1943 F & B Sugar doll, 29"
12" tall, composition flange head and hands, soft cloth stuffed
body and limbs, molded painted hair, painted facial features of a sleeping face; closed eyes, closed
mouth, came dressed in a christening gown, bonnet, with a lined
basket and an outside skirting. Marked: F & B Babyette.
1945 F & B Babyette doll, 12"
Effanbee Candy Kid
Kandy Kid doll,
14" tall, all composition, sleep
blue eyes, painted rosy cheeks and knees, closed mouth,
molded hair painted brown, marks: none. Various
Shown left, original clothing Kandy
courtesy of Dollology.
Shown right; The Champ doll, dressed in red trunks, (not shown;
robe marked Champ), white socks and shoes,
leather black and brown boxing gloves, shown MIB. Photo
courtesy of Jane
1946 F & B Candy Kid doll,
The Champ doll, 14"
Effanbee Howdy Doody doll,
21-22" tall, Hey Kids what time is it? Composition socket head,
composition hands, cloth stuffed body, painted eyes, 48 freckles on his face, open
mouth with upper teeth, if dressed in a cowboy outfit he is the
ventriloquist character puppet doll, created by Buffalo Bob Smith in the long running TV show
named Howdy Doody
from 1947-1960, Howdy Doody is marked Effanbee.
F & B Howdy Doody doll, 21"
Effanbee Honey doll,
14, 18, & 24" tall, early dolls are made of all composition
with jointed body, some
have flirty sleep eyes, closed mouth, wigged. Doll mark Effanbee.
1950-1964 Honey doll,
12" plus other sizes, after 1949
Honey dolls are made of all hard
plastic jointed body, sleep eyes, closed mouth, mohair
wigs. Doll mark USA 12 (12" size), Effanbee,
Effanbee Honey Walker
16-28" tall, all hard plastic, walker doll, closed mouth,
wigged, the 21" size had flirty sleep eyes. Came in many
outfits and various color and style wigs and as a boy doll.
F & B Honey doll, hard plastic, 16"
1950-1953 Effanbee Noma
doll, the electronic
28" tall, battery operated talker, hard plastic shoulder head
on a cloth body with vinyl limbs, open mouth,
painted eyes, molded hair, with a talking device in torso.
Noma comes wearing a pink taffeta dress with short puffed
sleeves, black and white check trim on skirt hem, & same checked
vest, matching bonnet with checked binding on brim. Noma Electric bought and
owned Effanbee from 1946-1953.
1951 Effanbee Noma Talker doll, that spoke
English, French or Spanish, 18" tall sold thru Neiman
Marcus department stores. See also Sweetie Pie 1951.
F & B Noma doll, 28"
Effanbee Sweetie Pie doll
and Effanbee Mommy's Baby doll,
(now used the head mold of the Noma electronic doll), 24" tall,
hard plastic shoulder head on a cloth body with vinyl limbs, open mouth,
painted eyes, molded hair, caracul wig. Same doll as the Noma talker without the
Noma shown above
1951 F & B Sweetie Pie doll,
& F & B Mommy's Baby doll,
Effanbee Tintair Honey doll,
tall, (meant to compete with Ideal's - Toni Hair Permanent doll),
is a Honey doll mold with dynel wig that could be
colored. Doll mark Effanbee, Effanbee USA.
1951 F & B Tintair Honey doll,
Effanbee Melodie doll, 27" tall, battery operated talker, and
walker, hard plastic body, vinyl head with rooted hair, blue
sleep eyes with lashes, has record player in the body that
uses a battery, thin legs with jointed knees, in original
organdy rosebud print dress with pink ribbon trim, (hat was
probably added later), socks and black leather shoes.
Other doll makers used a similar Fluffy type
doll mold without the Effanbee marking:
Allied Grand named her
Bonnie she is marked AE,Mary Hoyer
named and sold this doll as Margie
Kellogg's used this
mold for a
mail in premium Advertising
doll named Linda Lou, Mollyes
called their doll Perky and
Valentine used her for the 13" tall Perfect Patient
ca. 1965 F & B Fluffy doll,
Effanbee Katie doll or Katy, 13" tall,
vinyl coated plastic jointed body, vinyl head with rooted hair, glassene eyes,
1957 Effanbee Katie or Katy doll now
8 1/2" tall, plastic jointed body, vinyl head with molded hair and
is the same
as the Tiny Fluffy.
Effanbee Polka Dottie
doll, Effanbee Rootie Kazootie doll,
11" or 21" tall, vinyl head and limbs, the smaller doll has a latex
body, the larger one has vinyl coated body, have large painted eyes,
spray painted hair and hats, usually marked: Rootie Kazootie.
F & B Polka Dottie doll and
F & B Rootie Kazootie
Effanbee Mickey doll, 10-11" tall, all vinyl, jointed body, painted eyes, freckles,
closed mouth, molded hair and some have molded hats on too.
F & B Mickey doll, 11"
Effanbee Champagne Lady doll, 20" or 23" tall, vinyl head and arms, hard plastic body,
rooted hair and blue sleep eyes (from the Lawrence Welk TV show). Repeated
1957 F & B Champagne Lady doll,
1957-1959 Effanbee Most Happy Family doll gift set (four
dolls), Mommy doll 20", Mickey, Fluffy 13" and Baby 7 1/2", all hard plastic
and vinyl dressed dolls, who were also sold separately.
The Champagne lady doll was used for the Mommy doll.
Effanbee Patsy Ann doll, 15" tall,
all vinyl, rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth usually marked:
Effanbee Patsy Ann 1959. Some were dressed as Girl Scouts.
1957-1959 F & B Patsy Ann doll,
Effanbee Alyssa doll, 23"
tall, vinyl head, plastic jointed walker body, rooted hair and sleep
eyes, shown in her original clothing.
Photo courtesy of Patkan, all
pristine and original.
F & B Alyssa doll, 23"
shown at left
1958 Effanbee Junior
Miss Doll, 21" tall, came as a Bride or Bridesmaid.
Effanbee Junior Miss Ballerina Doll, 15 or 21" tall, hard plastic doll with
walker mechanism, jointed knees and the 21" also had jointed ankles for posing,
high heel feet, pierced ears with simulated pearl earrings, rooted
saran hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth. Unknown how marked, possibly
1958 F & B Junior Miss Ballerina doll, 21"
Effanbee Mary Jane doll, 32" tall doll, hard plastic
walker body, vinyl head, rooted hair, blue flirty sleep eyes.
F & B Mary Jane doll, 32"
Effanbee Happy Boy doll,
11" tall, all vinyl, molded hair, painted eyes, and freckles with an open
smiling mouth with a single tooth showing.
Effanbee Half Pint doll,
11" tall, all vinyl, rooted hair with sleep eyes and lashes.
1966-1980 F & B Half Pint doll,
Effanbee Pun'kin doll,
11" tall, all vinyl, jointed toddler type doll, rooted hair and
1966 F & B Pun'kin doll,
Effanbee Button Nose doll, 18"
tall, vinyl head and cloth body (this was not a reproduction of the
earlier similar named doll, but a new doll altogether).
F & B Button Nose doll, 18"
Effanbee Twinkie doll, 15" tall, white or black doll, all vinyl drink wet baby doll,
open mouth, molded hair, blue or brown sleep eyes, came dressed in a
flannel robe with it's bottle, wrist tag reads: "I am
Twinkie an Effanbee doll that will touch your
heart." Marked: 14 EFFANBEE 1968 2500.
F & B Twinkie black doll, 15"
Effanbee Disney dolls;
14 or 16 1/2" tall; Alice in
Wonderland, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow
White. Doll shown is Sleeping Beauty