Knickerbocker Pinocchio doll
The Knickerbocker Doll & Toy Company was founded in New
York city in 1925 by Leo L. Weiss.
Knickerbocker is probably best known for their
character dolls, Raggedy Ann or Andy and the cloth
dolls. Disney Pinocchio is shown at left and described
Knickerbocker dolls are of good quality, made of cloth, composition and
vinyl. Knickerbocker was sold to Hasbro in 1983.
See the many Knickerbocker dolls identified below.
Antique to vintage Knickerbocker
Knickerbocker Disney Characters; Jiminy
Cricket, Pinocchio, Donald Duck,
10" tall, all
composition, jointed, painted facial features usually marked:
Jiminy Cricket, W.D. PR. KN. T. Co., USA or
Pinocchio, Knickerbocker Toy Co, © Made in U.S.A., Walt Disney Toy Product.
1938-1940 Knickerbocker Blondie doll 11", Dagwood
13" and son Alexander or Baby Dumpling 9", all composition
fully jointed. Blondie has been found with either sleep eyes
(possibly an Arranbee
Debu'teen doll) or
blue painted side glancing eyes (possibly made by Junel Novelty Company), both
dolls were then dressed identical and sold by Knickerbocker, closed mouth, with blonde mohair
wig, blue full skirt dress with floral print bodice, sheer white apron, red oil
shoes. Blondie dressed dolls are unmarked.
Dagwood and Alexander dolls
both have molded hair parted in the center and painted facial features; black
oval eyes, big single stroke smiling mouth with prominent ears. Dagwood
and Alexander or Baby Dumpling are both marked Knickerbocker Toy. Dolls are based on
the Blondie comic strip characters created by Murat Bernard
"Chic" Young 1930-1973, still created today, now by
1938 Blondie doll 11"
1938 Alexander doll or Baby Dumpling 9"
1938 Knickerbocker Sleeping Beauty doll,
15" tall, all composition with fully jointed body, blonde
human hair wig, green sleep eyes closed mouth, came dressed in
a blue & gold velvet dress with slip, panties, socks
& shoes. Marked: Knickerbocker Toy Company New York.
1938 Sleeping Beauty doll,
Knickerbocker Snow White doll, 13-15 or 20" tall, all composition with
fully jointed body, black mohair wig or shiny black molded
hair with a painted blue ribbon, sleep eyes or painted side glancing eyes
and painted facial features, open or closed mouth, marked: Snow White
Walt Disney Knickerbocker Toy Company New York.
face on left is wigged, doll shown on right has the molded
shiny hair with a blue painted ribbon.
Snow White doll, 15"
1937 Knickerbocker Dwarf doll, 9"
tall, Snow Whites seven dwarfs are; Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy,
Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, all composition jointed at
shoulders only, painted hair, all the face molds are the same
with different facial painting except Dopey, who also
does not have a beard like all the others, have the characters name imprinted on
the cap, marked: Walt
Disney Knickerbocker Toy Co. Note: Several
other companies were authorized by Disney to also
create their versions of Snow White & the Dwarfs - most of
these have cloth bodies with a mask type face; Richard G.
Krueger, Ideal & others.
Sneezy doll, 9"
Bear, 10" tall, brown plush stuffed body with brown
& white striped cloth tummy, plastic pouting face with
closed eyes. Cute, too cute!
1955 Pouting Bear, 10"
Knickerbocker Beloved Belindy, 18" tall, all cloth doll, Raggedy Andy and
Raggedy Ann cloth dolls beloved Mammy.
1965 Beloved Belindy doll, 18"
Hobbie doll, 12" all cloth, yellow yarn hair, imprinted
facial features blue eyes with smiling closed mouth wore a
calico printed dress and matching bonnet, marked on clothing
tag: Holly Hobbie Knickerbocker Toy Co. Inc.
(KTC marking). Based on a character from the American Greetings
Other dolls in this series are Amy,
Carrie, Heather, & Robbie Hobbie. There were other
sizes issued and a variety of other products as
well. Doll has
been reissued recently.
ca. 1970s Holly Hobbie doll,
1982 Knickerbocker Annie doll, Daddy
Warbucks, Miss Hannigan
& Punjab, 7" tall, vinyl heads with plastic body some
have rooted hair or molded, are marked 1982 CPI Inc. 1981
CTNYNS Inc. 1982 Knickerbocker Toy Co. Inc. H-22.
1982 Punjab doll, 7"
Dolls not shown
ca. 1930s Knickerbocker Katzenjammer Kids dolls,
13-16" tall, all cloth, painted hair, applied ears, glass
stationary eyes, closed mouth, unmarked except for a wrist
tag: Katzenjammer Kids Fritz Knickerbocker Toy, Co. Inc. New
York Toy Co. Inc. New York Licensed by King Features Syndicate
ca. 1950s Knickerbocker Snow White's Dwarf dolls,
14" tall, all cloth body with hard
plastic or heavy oil cloth mask face, fainted facial features, they are
dressed similar to the earlier composition Dwarfs but on
these dolls, the clothing is part of the body, mohair wigs, hat with the character's name imprinted.
Dwarf's names are: Bashful, Doc, Dopey, Grumpy,
Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy. These Dwarf's are
unmarked but had a wrist tag.
Ca. 1970s Knickerbocker Little Lulu doll,
18" tall. 1977
Knickerbocker Little Orphan Annie doll, 16" doll and her dog Sandy.
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