Imeson (E.I.) Horsman opened a toy company in New York city in 1865 and became
a leader in the toy industry. In the early years they produced a variety of
composition dolls wearing wigs, molded or painted hair, sleep or painted
eyes. About 1909 they used a new formula to make "Can't break Em" dolls like the Billiken.
In 1986 the Horsman name
was sold to an Asian company; Gata - Gatabox, LTD of Hong Kong, who produced dolls under the
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Vintage 1960s-1970s Horsman Dolls Identified
Items shown below are for reference
1960s Horsman Ruth's
26" tall, hard plastic body and legs, vinyl head and arms, rooted hair, sleep
eyes with lashes, open mouth, marked Horsman T-27.
Horsman Cinderella doll,
11 1/2" tall, hard plastic, jointed body, rooted hair, marked: H 1965.
Cinderella doll, 11 1/2"
Horsman Flying Nun doll,
12" tall, celebrity doll, Sally Fields from the 1960s TV show, vinyl with
rooted brunette hair wearing her white Nun's habit and white flying nun hat.
There is also a 15" Nun
doll, not related to the Sally doll, has a typical Horsman doll
Horsman Patty Duke doll, 12" tall, celebrity doll, wears gray flannel pants and a red
sweater red shoes, looks like a Tammy doll, marked: Horsman Doll 6211.
Patty Duke doll, 12"
Horsman Teensie Tot doll,
11" tall, black or white doll, hard plastic jointed body, soft
vinyl head with short rooted hair, sleep eyes, real upper
eyelashes, tiny painted lower lashes, closed smiling watermelon
painted mouth, came various outfits, an Irene Szor designed doll.
Marked: Horsman Dolls, Inc. T 11 or H.
Photo courtesy of Missin-in-action.
1965 Teensie Tot doll, 11"
Horsman Mary Poppins doll,
36" tall, Playpal sized doll, celebrity doll, similar to the smaller sized doll sold earlier,
only a lot bigger, has a chubbier body more like a child than an
Mary Poppins doll, 36"
1968 Horsman Perfume Pixies doll, 3" tall,
Liddle Kiddle Kologne doll competitor, three dolls in this series:
Bluebell, Marigold & Rosebud, all vinyl with bendable
limbs, long rooted hair, painted facial features a single upper
lash extending from outer corner of eye, closed mouth, each with
a permafragrance and packaged in a plastic dome bell.
Each comes wearing a flocked
sleeveless dress with a flower on front, in an appropriate color
for the flower scent it is named after. ie. rose for Rosebud
who is shown, blue for Bluebell and orange for Marigold.
1968 Perfume Pixies doll, 3"
Horsman Tuffie doll,
17" tall, all vinyl, rooted blonde hair, closed mouth with
tucked in lips - kind of pouty, and her hand index finger is
pointing out. Marked: Horsman B-19.
Photo courtesy Debi Brame
Tuffie doll, 17"
Horsman Zodiac Baby doll, 6"
tall, all vinyl, jointed baby type, long pink rooted hair, black
eyes, open mouth, came with a charm bracelet with the zodiac
Zodiac Baby doll, 6"
Horsman Peggy Pen Pal doll,
18" tall, vinyl and hard plastic, rooted blonde hair, blue
eyes, came wearing her red dress with writing desk and
1971 Super Flex doll or Sofskin Black Girl doll, 15"
1971-1974 Horsman Beauty Parlor
Mannequin doll head and neck only; a vinyl head with long rooted hair no
bangs, painted facial features with feathered brows, painted eyes with
real upper eyelashes, painted lower lashes, open mouth with teeth.
Note; mannequin head was not at this
time sold with the Betsy McCall name.
See also the 1975 Betsy McCall teenage
1971-1974 Beauty Parlor Mannequin doll head
Horsman Bye-Lo Baby doll, 14"
tall, vinyl head and swivel limbs, cloth body, painted eyes, marked
Horsman Doll 1972.
Bye-Lo baby doll, 14"
1972 Horsman Little Debbie doll,
11" tall, advertising doll, vinyl head with rooted hair, painted upper eyelashes,
open smiling mouth, jointed plastic body, dressed in a short
sleeve blue & white check gingham dress, white apron pinafore with
her name of front Little Debbie, matching straw hat with edges
bound in gingham, white socks, black shoes.
Horsman Pippi Longstocking doll, 22" tall, cloth doll, red yarn braided hair,
multi colored clothing, has her name on the outer smock
or vest, doll marked
25-3 Horsman Dolls Inc. 1972.
1972 Horsman Pippi doll, 18" tall,
is all vinyl, with rooted hair and freckled face and is the doll shown in
Pippi Longstocking doll, 18"
1974 Horsman Betsy McCall Beauty Box doll,
13" tall doll with extra hair pieces and non-toxic makeup.
1974 Betsy McCall Beauty Box doll, 13"
1974-1975 Horsman Happy Baby doll, 16-18"
tall, vinyl head with rooted hair, soft stuffed cloth body, sleep
eyes, open smiling mouth, made battery operated recorded sounds,
she: laughs, gurgles and chuckles when you lift her, she wore
(1974) a pink and white check two piece top and pants in (1975)
she wore a pink and yellow two piece outfit. In 1975 she was
18" tall, 1976 she is 16" tall.
1980sHorsmanLil Happy Baby
14" tall. Sometime during the 1980s they dropped the "Lil"
and and she was called just the Happy Baby doll, a larger size at
16" was called: Talking Happy Baby doll who spoke six phrases.
In 1985 a 16" tall doll was named Wake Up Happy Baby doll,
who laughed, cooed and giggled when lifted. Horsman made
Happy Baby named dolls into 2000.
Happy Baby doll, 18"
Horsman Tessie Talks doll, 18"
tall, ventriloquist doll, or battery operated talker? I forget
which, oops, has her name on her apron, rooted short hair, dark
eyes, movable jaw. funny freckled face.
1976 Horsman Elizabeth Taylor doll, 11 1/2" - Photo courtesy of Esther Ingelmo.
1976 Elizabeth Taylor doll, 11 1/2" tall,
celebrity doll from The Blue
Bird movie a George Cukor film. Other cast members were: Jane
Fonda, Cicely Tyson, Will Geer, Todd Lookinland, Pavlova and Ava
Gardner. Shown MIB, the outfits
included are: Witch, Light and Maternal Love. This
doll is very similar to the 1964 Mary Poppins doll, 12" tall.
1970 Horsman Miss Sunbeam doll, 14" tall,
advertising doll, hard
plastic jointed body, vinyl head with blonde rooted hair in an up-do, blue sleep
eyes, closed smiling mouth, wore a blue check short sleeve dress with a full
skirt, white collar and cuffs, white apron with her name embroidered in red on
waistband, white stockings and black shoes. Marked Horsman Dolls Inc. 1970 on back
of neck. Sunbeam bread advertising doll. Eegee
also made a larger Miss Sunbeam doll in 1959.