We think two of
the most difficult dolls to identify are Mama dolls and the
Patsy types, and that seems to be the reason they are a "type", lol.
They were both extremely popular doll types, thus all the doll companies
wanted to make a doll that was popular with the public.
Effanbee produced the Patsy family of dolls beginning in
1926 thru to 1946. Prior to this Hertel & Schwab & Co.
made mold 127 a bisque head 17" tall doll, composition body,
with hair and bangs in a similar style as the F & B Patsy's, thus this
doll mold, is so called "Patsy" by collectors and certainly pre-dates the
Patsy type dolls all
have molded hair and this is the best and probably only way to
distinguish between the dolls. You have to look very carefully at
how the hair is molded, how the hair is parted, are there any curls or
all curls, is it deeply molded or just a suggestion, bangs all across
the forehead, or parted. Anything to give the dolls a different
appearance, however so slight. Many of the Patsy type dolls are
unmarked, we think you can figure out why. Photo
on left courtesy of Ronsfancy
to Vintage Patsy Type Doll or
Look a Like Dolls (LAL) Identified
Hertel Schwab & Co,
so called Patsy doll mold 127, named by collectors as the
hair style is so similar to the later composition Patsy dolls made by
Effanbee, 17" tall,
bisque head, glassene eyes, painted upper and lower lashes, open
mouth with two upper teeth, composition jointed body, right arm
Similar molded hair style as the
later "Patsy" dolls, short hair that curls slightly towards the face
over the ears, slight part in the middle of the short bangs.
Doll marked on neck rim: 127
Hertel Schwab & Co,
Patsy doll type, doll mold 127
1928-1929 Butler Brothers Tootse doll, 14" tall, composition
socket head, composition jointed body with or without body twist waist, molded painted hair, painted eyes looking straight ahead, closed
mouth, doll marked Tootse.
Tootse doll, 14"
1929 Averill Jimmie (boy) or
Dimmie (girl), 14" tall, socket head with all composition
jointed body with/or without body twist ball joint waist, molded
painted hair, large painted eyes, dolls are unmarked but had
a wrist tag. Made by Averill.
This doll face mold was also sold by
Horsman who called her Boots and is
unmarked, the Maxine Doll Company named her Mitzie
as she is marked on her back.
1929 Jimmie doll, 14"
1929-1940s Effanbee Patsy Ann
19" tall, all composition jointed body, composition head, molded
painted hair, sleep eyes, closed painted mouth, right arm bent.
Patsy Ann is marked:
Effanbee, Patsy Ann, Pat. # 1.283.558.
Very similar hair style as the above
doll, about the same length of hair curling over the ears and
towards the face, also, the short bangs are sweeping from the center towards the
side of the face. Not exactly, but darn close we'd say.
There is a
whole family of Patsy
dolls, in sizes from 30" to tiny 6" tall made from 1926-1946.
Others in the Patsy doll family are: Wee Patsy 6",
Baby Tinyette 7", Tinyette Toddler 8", Patsy Babyette 9",
Patsyette 9", Patsy Baby or Babykins 10", Patsykins or Patsy Jr.
11", Patsy, Patricia, or Skippy 14", Patsy Joan 16", Patsy
Ann 19", Patsy Lou 22", Patsy Ruth 27", Patsy Mae 30" tall.
1929 Patsy Ann doll, 19"
or Horsman, Peggy
Jr., Peggy and Peggy Ann dolls, 12-20" tall. All
composition, molded painted hair with a pin in head for a
ribbon, have a right bent arm, fully jointed, painted eyes or
The large 20" size Peggy Ann has a
shoulder plate head on a cloth body and is unmarked.
14" size Peggy is marked: Amberg/Pat. Pend/L.A.
& SD. © 1928 and was from the Amberg line and is a body
The 12" size is marked: IT and is the Peggy
Jr., thought to also be by Amberg, who is shown on
right, she has painted eyes.
1929-1930 Peggy Jr., 12" patsy
Toy Company Marilyn doll, a Patsy type
tall, marked on neck: ACME TOY COMPANY. All composition
jointed body, molded painted hair, tin sleep eyes, closed mouth.
1931 Marilyn doll, 16"
1930s American Character
tall, Patsy type, all composition, or cloth shoulder plate
with composition head and limbs, molded hair with painted eyes or wigged with sleep eyes, some are unmarked others may be
marked Petite or Sally a Petite Doll.
Photo courtesy of
doll, 11-22" tall, Patsy
type competitor, all composition, or composition head and limbs with
a cloth stuffed body, molded hair, painted eye or sleep eye, open mouth, marked:
ARRANBEE, R & B, NANCY or unmarked.
The 16" Nancy shown has blue tin
Note: Arranbee used several different head
molds over the years for Nancy, so not all will have this exact hair
style, and still be a Nancy doll.
1930s Nancy doll, 16"
Averill Peaches Doll Family, Patsy types, 14-19" tall,
composition shoulder head and limbs, cloth stuffed body or all
composition head and jointed Patsy type body, molded
painted hair, some have a pin hole for a hair bow, all the Peaches dolls
two small curls just behind their bangs on top of the head, tin or
glassene sleep eyes or painted eyes, small closed painted
Peaches doll, 16 or 19" tall, all composition doll with a
jointed body or
shoulder head, with a cloth body, tin or glassene sleep eyes, small closed
Peaches doll, 17", Bud doll 14", all composition doll with a jointed
body, tin or glassene sleep eyes, small closed painted mouth.
Blossom Peaches doll 14" tall, all composition doll with a
jointed body with
painted eyes, small closed painted mouth, who is shown at right.
The largest size Peaches doll is sometimes marked: A.M.
Co., Averill Manufacturing Co., other size Peaches could have a
similar marking, ACO Inc., or all dolls can be unmarked.
Blossom Peaches doll
Patsy type Photo courtesy of
1930s Eegee Goldberger Chikie
doll, 17" tall, Patsy type,
all composition jointed body, molded painted hair, tin sleep eyes, open smiling mouth,
doll is unmarked, but had a paper hang tag stating; "Chikie,
Another EE-Gee doll".
1931 Horsman Babs doll, 12", Sue
17 1/2" and Nan 20" tall, all composition jointed body, molded hair,
tin (Babs has the tin eyes) or glassene
sleep eyes for the other larger sized dolls, closed painted mouth.
These were Horsman's 2nd attempt to get in
on the Patsy type dolls. These dolls replaced the Peggy
family of dolls they acquired from Amberg. Dolls are unmarked, so
memorize those sculpted front bangs, lol.
Horsman supplied a similar Patsy type
doll to Sears who sold the dolls under the trademark names of
Dainty Dorothy and Sally.
1931 Babs doll 12", Patsy type
Babs should have tin sleep eyes,
while the photo shows painted, perhaps they made both, or she
could be one of the Sears dolls.
1931 Horsman Sue
doll, 14" tall,
Patsy type, all composition jointed body, molded painted hair, painted
straight ahead eyes
and closed painted mouth. Dolls are unmarked.
Sue came as both a black
Photo courtesy of
1931 Sue doll, 14", Patsy
1931 Horsman, Jane
doll, 17 1/2"
tall, Patsy type, all composition jointed body, molded painted hair, tin
sleep eyes, closed painted mouth. Doll is unmarked.
1931 Jane doll, 17 1/2", patsy
1931 Horsman, Nan
doll, 20" tall,
Patsy type, all composition jointed body, molded painted hair, sleep eyes,
closed painted mouth. Doll is unmarked.
20", Pasty type doll
1931 Regal Doll Manufacturing
Maizie doll, 16" tall, Patsy type, all composition, jointed at shoulder
and hips, molded painted hair, gray tin sleep eyes with no
upper lashes, painted wispy lower lashes, closed painted mouth, came
dressed in a short sleeved sun dress, bonnet, socks and oilcloth
tie shoes. Doll is unmarked. Had a hang tag that
states a Kiddie Pal Dolly, made by Regal Manufacturing of Trenton, NJ.
Maizie, 16", Patsy type doll
1930s Toy Products Manufacturing
Lil Sis doll,
13" tall, Patsy type with painted molded hair, this all composition doll
has a one piece body without a neck joint, jointed at the shoulders and hips painted eyes looking
straight ahead, closed painted mouth. Uses the Regal Doll Mfg. Co. Maizie doll head
mold. Doll marked on back: TOY PRODUCTS, MFG. CO INC.
Lil Sis doll, 13", Patsy type doll
ca. 1930s Skippy type boy doll, 12 1/2" tall,
Skippy is F & B Patsy dolls boyfriend
(the actual Skippy 14" doll has a big painted molded curl on forehead and
all composition doll, this look a like boy has been found with a one piece head
and Patsy type body with the oval round tummy, jointed at shoulders and hips,
also found with a jointed neck. Slightly molded brown painted hair with a
small curl in the center of his forehead, blue painted or decal eyes, small
closed mouth. One doll found has molded painted brown boots, others were
bare foot, two dolls found were wearing khaki army uniforms; jacket, dickey,
pants and hat, doll is unmarked, doll maker unknown.
ca. 1930s Skippy type boy doll, 12 1/2"
ca. 1930s Regal Doll Manufacturing Company The Judy Girl
doll, 19" tall,
Patsy type doll, composition shoulder head, composition arms,
partial composition legs, cloth stuffed body with stitched hips,
molded painted hair, blue tin eyes, closed painted mouth. Doll mark
The Judy Girl, hang tag states
she's a Kiddie Pal Dolly.
ca. 1930s The Judy Girl, 19" Patsy type
1932 Ralph Freundlich Trixiette doll, 9 1/2" and Trixbe
11" tall, Patsy type, all composition five piece jointed
body, straight ahead facing blue painted eyes, rosey cheeks, painted
molded yellow hair with pin hole in head for a ribbon, doll shown, is redressed
(looks like an original outfit for a Quiz-Kins doll by Alexander). Dolls are
1932 Trixbe doll,
11", Patsy type.
ca. 1935 Regal Bobby Anne
12" tall, all composition jointed body with painted molded
hair, painted blue eyes and closed painted mouth. The
Bobby Anne doll came in a cardboard carrying case with a wardrobe and
oilcloth roller skates.
Doll is unmarked, hang tag states she's a Kiddie Pal Dolly made by
Regal Doll Manufacturing Company of Trenton, NJ.
Patsy or Patsyette type competitor.
This doll also came with
a mohair wig over her molded hair with sleep eyes and
was 13" tall, without the carrying case or wardrobe.
ca. 1935 Bobby Anne, 12", patsy
Lujon Sun Tan Colored Doll Company, Lu
Jon Doll, 10" tall, Patsy type, all composition, one piece body
with joints at shoulders and swivel twist waist only, molded painted hair, side
glancing painted eyes, closed painted mouth. Doll is unmarked.
as both black
or white dolls
1941 Lujon doll, 10", patsy type doll
1930s-1940s Uneeda Patsy type doll, 14" tall, all composition
jointed body, painted molded hair, painted eyes, closed painted mouth.
Doll is unmarked.
ca 1930s-1940s Uneeda Patsy type doll,
Additional antique to
type dolls not shown
1927 Maxine Doll Company Mitzie doll, 14" tall, socket
head with all composition jointed body, molded painted hair, large
painted eyes, doll marked Mitzie by Maxine, Pat. Pend. made by the
Maxine Doll Company. Note: These dolls were also
sold by: Averill who named their doll Jimmie or Dimmie,
who called their doll Boots who has a
body twist waist, Butler Brothers and
Sears named her Tootse. See the Averill Jimmie
doll shown above.
1928 Woodtex Company
Patsy type doll, 24" tall, all composition jointed body at neck,
shoulders, lower waist and upper legs, molded painted hair, tin
sleep eyes, closed painted mouth, swivel twist lower waist similar
to the Lu Jon doll. Doll is unmarked.
ca. 1930s Joy Doll Corp. Baby Joyce doll, 12" tall, all composition doll,
molded painted hair or unpainted wigged, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, wore a
sleeveless one piece dress with high waist and pleats, socks and shoes, came
with a button/pin that states; Baby Joyce, The Children's Favorite, doll is
unmarked. 1929 Joy Doll Corp. Joyce doll, 16" tall, all
composition, represented a
little girl, had a red wig, blue painted eyes, wore a floral printed dress and
hat. We think under her wig is molded hair like Baby Joyce, but will need
further research to confirm. Doll is unmarked.
1930s Doll Corporation of America
Polly Prim doll, 12" tall, Patsy type, all composition jointed
body, very lightly molded painted brown hair, brown painted eyes
looking straight ahead, closed painted mouth. Polly Prim came
in a trunk with a wardrobe. Doll is unmarked.
Polly's molded hair looks very similar to Bobby Anne by Regal,
except Polly is a brown eyed, brunette. Note: Domec Toy Co., & Century Doll
Co., merged in 1928 to become Doll Corporation of America and continued to used Domec as a trade name.
1930s Goodyear Toy Company Patsy type
doll, 16" tall, all composition jointed body, molded
hair, tin sleep eyes, closed painted mouth, doll marked
Goodyear Toy Co.
1930s Phyllis, 11 1/2, 13 1/2" tall and
possibly other sizes, Patsy type,
all composition jointed body, molded painted black hair, painted
brown eyes, closed painted mouth, white or black doll, marked on back
Phyllis or unmarked made by the Bouton Woolf Company.