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Identifying Vintage Francie

Dolls 1966-1971

 

The Francie doll is Barbie's modern cousin and is 11 1/4" tall, she was first introduced to the Mattel Barbie family of dolls in 1966.

 

Francie has a slimmer body style and a more modest bust line than Barbie, thus she has her own clothing line, she shares her wardrobe with the same sized Casey and Twiggy dolls.

 

Vintage Francie Dolls For Sale

 

Casey, Twiggy dolls, clothes 1967-1968  Francie Clothes 1966-1969 | 1970-1975 | Japan Exclusives 1967

Items shown below are for reference

1130 Francie Bendable Leg doll 1966

1130 Francie Bendable Leg doll 1966

 

Francie doll was the first to have rooted eye lashes in the Barbie doll family, she has brown painted eyes, a  grayish-tan skin tone, blonde or brunette shoulder length "flip" hair length with bangs, and bendable legs. Wearing a one piece helenca swimsuit that is white knit with green and pink blocks and scattered daisy flowers.  Some of the first issue had a turquoise background others the white also, white soft pointed toe low heel shoes, a HTF white or pink eyelash brush, black wire stand.

 

Mark: 1965 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan (some have "U.S. Pat'd" on the third line).

1130 Francie Bendable Leg doll late1966-1967

1130 Francie Bendable Leg doll

Late 1966-1967

 

(2nd Issue) Rooted eye lashes, brown painted eyes, new pinker skin tone, blonde or brunette flip shoulder length hair style with bangs, and bendable legs. Swimsuit is one-piece white patterned background top (same pattern as first issue), and dark green solid bottom, white soft pointed toe low heel shoes,  HTF white or pink eyelash brush, black wire stand. 

 

Same mark as early 1966.

1140 Francie Straight Leg 1966-1968

1140 Francie Straight Leg doll 1966-1968

 

This Francie doll has painted eyelashes, brown painted eyes, pink skin tone with brown or blonde flip shoulder length hair style with bangs, straight legs, wearing a two piece red and white swimsuit with polka dot top and checked bottom, eyelash brush (some had them, others not), HTF red soft pointed toe low heel shoes and gold wire stand.

 

Mark: 1965 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

1100 Black Francie Bendable leg 1967-1968

1100 Black Francie Bendable leg doll

1967-1968

 

This Francie did not sell well originally, so fewer Francie as a black doll were produced and are very highly prized by collectors today. Wearing a sheer white and swirl fabric cover-up, and same fabric swim top. First version had rusty reddish shoulder length hair, rooted lashes, light brown painted eyes, the second version had dark brown below the shoulder length hair and darker brown eyes, both dolls have a twist and turn waist and bendable legs, eyelash brush, clear X stand, but no shoes were included.  Mark: 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

1170 Francie TNT doll 1967-1968

1170 Francie Twist N' Turn doll

(1967-1968)

 

Blonde or brunette shoulder length hair, brown painted eyes, twist and turn waist, rooted eyelashes, and bendable legs.  Swimsuit is one-piece striped top, solid pink bottom with an attached green vinyl belt with gold buckle, clear X stand, (no shoes).

 

Mark: 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

1170 Francie Twist N' Turn doll 1969

1170 Francie Twist N' Turn doll 1969

 

New shorter flip hair style in brunette or blonde, new one piece swimsuit, pink solid top with two gold beads, yellow vinyl high waist band, pink and yellow diagonal stripe bottom, pink (blonde hair color) or yellow (brunette hair color) elastic headband, clear X stand, (no shoes).  Mark: 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

Rest same as 1967-1968 inc. mark.

1170 Francie Twist N' Turn  1970

1170 Francie Twist N' Turn  doll 1970

 

Same short flip hair-do as in 1969, now has a new two piece yellow with green and pink flowers side closing top trimmed with lace, pink vinyl shorts, rest same as 1969, inc. mark (no shoes).  

 

Mark: 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

1170 Francie TN 1971 no bang

1170 Francie Twist N' Turn doll,

No Bangs 1971

 

New flip no bangs hair style, orange headband, brown painted eyes, real eyelashes, orange pleated mini dress, edged in white vinyl, orange headband, white soft squishy pointed toe low heel shoes with molded buckles, rest of doll same as 1970 inc. mark.

 

Mark: 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

1122 Francie Hair Happenins 1970-19721122 Francie Hair Happenins doll 1970-1972

 

Twist and turn waist, bendable knees, short blonde hair with bangs and a blue ribbon headband, painted brown eyes, four extra blonde hair pieces, blue dress with white crochet trim, aqua soft low heel shoes. Paler lips & fluffier hair in 1971-1972.

 

 

 

Marking:

1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented

U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan 

 

 

1129 Francie Grow Pretty Hair  1970-19711129 Francie Grow Pretty Hair doll

1970-1971

 

Rooted eyelashes, painted brown eyes, bendable legs, short pink metallic top & net overskirt  party dress, low pink closed toe heel shoes, same hands as Barbie mold with divided fingers, no extra hair pieces. A center section of her hair can be pulled and becomes very long, or can be retracted, back to short.

 

Marking:  1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Pat. Other Pats. Pend. Pat. Canada 1967 Japan

 

1074 Francie Grow Pretty Hair 1971-1973

Same doll as above with new stock number, rooted eyelashes, different hand mold, slender and undivided fingers, new box & two extra hair pieces, same marks as above.

1068 Francie Sun Set Malibu 1971-19721068 Francie Sun Set Malibu doll 1971-1972

 

Casey head mold, suntan skin tone, painted blue eyes, painted lashes, straight blonde hair, bendable knees, twist waist, one piece rose top & red bottom swimsuit, orange towel & sunglasses, (no shoes).

 

Marking: 1966 Mattel, Inc.

U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend.

Made in Japan

 

 

1068 Francie Sun Set Malibu 1973-1976

About the same as above doll, new marking. 

Towel and sunglasses were discontinued in 1975 and a new white box. A new rose box in 1976 (doll shown) rest same as 1975.  There was also a Francie Sun Set Malibu or Francie Sun Sun made only for the Japan market that had the regular Francie head mold with the sun tan body.

 

New Marking: 1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Korea.

3313 Francie Busy 1972

3313 Francie Busy doll 1972

 

New hands with a moveable thumb to grasp & hold items, twist waist, bendable knees, bend elbows, painted eyelashes, long blonde hair, feathered around her face, painted brown eyes.  Wore blue jeans, green tank top, green ribbon, green heel shoes, red belt, clear stand.  Also a telephone, T.V., record player, travel case and tray with two glasses, all brown plastic.

 

Marking:  1966 Mattel, Inc. Hong Kong U.S. & Foreign

Patented Other Pat's. Pending.

8520 German Francie doll 19728520 Francie Germany doll 1972

 

Different head mold for Francie and only sold in Germany, blonde rooted hair, painted blue eyes, she wore a brown linen sleeveless mini dress with stitched on brown cloth belt with white top stitching, white collar, with two white buttons below, blue hair ribbon, white tricot knee-hi socks and brown low closed toe heels.

 

Marking:  1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

<-------  See photo # 8520 at left, for face mold

 

3313 Francie Busy Germany doll 1972

 

Same head mold and hair color as the regular German Francie 8520, but now Francie Busy wears a blue and red peasant dress, red hair ribbon, navy square toe low heels and came with the same busy hands and accessories as the USA doll;   a telephone, T. V., record player, travel case and tray with two glasses, all brown plastic.

 

Same marking as the 8520 Francie: 

1966 Mattel, Inc. U.S. Patented U.S. Pat. Pend. Made in Japan.

4222 Francie Quick Curl 1973-1974 4222 Francie Quick Curl doll 1973-1974

 

Long brunette quick curl hair, painted eyelashes, brown eyes, twist waist, bendable knees, long yellow and white gingham short sleeved dress, white shoes, comb and brush, curler, four ribbons, four rubber bands, bobby pins, booklet and clear posing stand.

Marking:    1966 Mattel, Inc. Taiwan U.S. Foreign Patented Other Pat's. Pending.

7699 Francie 1975-1976 baggie7699 Francie doll 1975-1976

 

Packaged in clear plastic bag, with cardboard header stapled to top, "Baggies" is the collector term.

 

Doll has painted lashes, brown eyes, straight legs and non-twist waist, long straight brown hair. Wore a two-piece swimsuit in yellow tricot, (no shoes). If yours has blonde hair then she's a Casey doll #9000.

 

Marking:    1966 Mattel, Inc. Taiwan.

related 1969 Truly Scrumptious doll uses a Francie head mold on a full sized Barbie body

Francie Doll Clothes 1966-1969 | 1970-1975 | Japan Exclusives 1967  Casey, Twiggy dolls & clothes 1967-1968
 

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