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Reliable 1947 Maggie Muggins doll

1947 Reliable Maggie Muggins doll

The Reliable Toy Company Limited of Toronto, Canada (1920-1991) had a long history of making quality doll products.

In the beginning Reliable imported bisque doll heads from Germany,  put it on a body made from a USA company and assembled these into their own dolls.  From 1922-1955 they began producing their own composition dolls.

Reliable is best known for their Canadian style Indians and Mounties dolls, they also bought doll molds from other well known American doll manufacturer's, like the Ideal Toy Company Shirley Temple doll and produced their own version doll, that was not licensed for export to the USA. 

Later still Reliable made hard plastic and vinyl dolls, see related Reliable Dolls 1950s

 

 

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Antique to Vintage 1930s-1940s Reliable Dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

1933 Reliable Tousle Head doll, 17" tall, composition head, arms and straight legs, cloth body, blue tin sleep eyes, lashes, brown caracul wig, open mouth showing two teeth and tongue. Mark on head: A RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA

1933 Reliable Tousle Head doll, 17

1933 Tousle head doll, 17"

1934 Reliable Mama doll, 16" tall, composition head, arms and straight legs, cloth body with crier, blue tin sleep eyes, lashes, closed mouth Marked: RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA

1934 Reliable Mama doll, 16"

1934 Mama doll, 16"

1935 Reliable Chubby doll, 17" composition head, arms, straight legs, cloth body, blue tin sleep eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes, mohair wig, closed mouth. Mark: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA.

1935 Reliable Chubby doll, 17"

1935 Chubby doll, 17"

1935 Reliable Hairbow Peggy doll face1935 Reliable Hairbow Peggy doll, 18" tall composition shoulder head and forearms, excelsior stuffed cloth body and legs, blue painted eyes, black line over eye, well defined molded hair with a hole for a hair ribbon, closed mouth, Mark on shoulder plate: A RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA.

1935 Reliable Hairbow Peggy doll, 13" tall, (shown on left) composition head and lower arms, cloth body and legs, has a place on the head to tie a ribbon.

Photo courtesy of Mabverick

1935 Reliable Hairbow Peggy doll, 18"

1935 Hairbow Peggy doll, 18"

1936 Reliable Royal Canadian Mounted Police doll, 17" tall, composition head and arms, excelsior stuffed body and legs, brown painted eyes, brown molded hair, closed mouth, wears his scarlet red tunic jacket with initials R.C.M.P. shoulder badge, brass buttons, blue breeches with yellow outside stripe, brown oilcloth boots, cross strap and belt, tan felt Stetson hat. Mark on head: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA  

Same head mold Dollcraft Novelty USA used on their Lone Ranger doll

1936 Reliable RCMP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police doll, 17" or Mountie doll

1936 Royal Canadian Mounted Police doll

or a Mountie doll, 17" 

1939 Reliable Clicquot Soda Eskimo doll, 14" tall, all composition, jointed hips, shoulders and neck, black almond shaped painted eyes, black molded hair, closed mouth. Mark: 1 RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA. (advertising doll) Original box read: Koweeke & Smilie) box with hang tag

1939 Reliable Clicquot Soda Eskimo doll, 14"

1939 Clicquot Soda Eskimo doll, 14"

1939 Reliable Scotch Laddie doll, 13" tall, all composition, jointed hips and shoulders, blue painted eyes, black line over eye, molded hair, closed mouth, dressed in his Scotch plaid attire with; kilt, shirt, jacket, scarf, socks, shoes and hat. Marked on back: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA

1939 Reliable Scotch Laddie doll, 13"

1939 Scotch Laddie doll, 13"

1939 Reliable Wetums doll, 12" ca. 1939 Reliable Wetums doll, 12" tall, all composition, blue sleep eyes, molded hair, open mouth for bottle, drink/wet doll, wore a white organdy dress with blue trim, matching bonnet, her accessories were; glass baby bottle, three nappies, four nappy pins on card, three wooden pegs and instructions for caring for your new doll, came as shown all original . Marked:  Reliable MADE IN CANADA

See photo on left

 

ca. 1940s Reliable Dollhouse Baby doll, 2" tall, all hard Plastic, wearing molded diaper, no moving parts, painted eyes and mouth, molded hair, doll mark Reliable Made In Canada on back. 

Photo courtesy of Dorothy

1940s Reliable Dollhouse Baby doll, 2"

ca. 1940s Dollhouse Baby doll, 2"

 

1940 Reliable Cuddlekins doll, 19" tall, all composition, jointed hips, shoulders and neck, blue metal eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes, brown molded curls, open mouth showing two teeth, dimple on chin Mark on head: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA

 

1940 Reliable Cuddlekins doll, 19"

1940 Cuddlekins doll,  19

1940 Reliable Dopey doll, 12" tall, composition head, cloth body, legs and arms, painted side glancing eyes Marked: Made under license from Walt Disney.  

Dopey also came in a 20" tall size that had a moveable jaw and composition hands.                     

1940 Reliable Dopey doll, 12"

1940 Dopey doll, 12"

1940-1941 Reliable Eaton Beauty doll, 18" tall, all composition, straight limbed, jointed hips, shoulders and neck, blue lithographed metal sleep eyes, lashes, brown mohair wig, open mouth showing teeth.  Marked on head: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA.

Photo courtesy of Heather.

1940-1941 Reliable Eaton Beauty doll, 18"

1940-1941 Eaton Beauty doll, 18" 

1940 Reliable Topsy doll, 17" all composition, dark brown, jointed hips and shoulders, crier, black painted side-glancing eyes, painted upper lashes, black molded hair with three inset wool braids, open- closed mouth with two painted teeth. Mark: A RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA

1940 Reliable Topsy doll, 17"

1940 Topsy doll, 17"

1941 Reliable Babykins doll, 20" tall, all composition, jointed hips, shoulders and neck, blue glassine eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes, brown molded hair, open mouth showing two teeth.  Mark on head: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA.

1941 Reliable Babykins doll, 20"

1941 Babykins doll, 20"

1941 Reliable Nurse doll, 24" tall, all composition shoulder head and forearms, excelsior stuffed cloth body and legs, blue painted eyes and upper lashes, molded light brown curls, closed mouth, wore a blue cotton dress with a navy cape and red trim.  Marked on shoulder head: RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA.

1941 Reliable Nurse doll, 24"

1941 Nurse doll, 24"

1942 Reliable Army doll, 13" tall, composition shoulder plate head and arms, excelsior stuffed body and legs, blue painted eyes, light brown molded hair, closed mouth, dressed in kaki jumpsuit, belt and hat, socks and shoes. Marked on shoulder plate: RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA.

1942 Reliable Army Doll, 13"

1942 Army Doll, 13"

1945 Reliable Miss Curity doll, 18" tall, all composition jointed doll, sleep eyes, closed mouth, mohair wig, wearing a nurses uniform with her name on the front.

1945 Reliable Miss Curity doll, 18"

1945 Miss Curity doll, 18"

1945 Reliable Standing doll, 8" tall, all composition, jointed at the shoulders only, black painted side glancing eyes, painted upper lashes, mohair wig, closed mouth. Mark on back: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA. These dolls were made throughout the early 1940s and came dressed in various costumes. Chubby Kid, cherub or carnival type doll.

1945 Reliable Standing doll, 8"

1945 Standing doll, 8"

1947 Reliable Maggie Muggins doll 14"1947 Reliable Maggie Muggins doll, (storybook character by Mary Evelyn Grannan), 14" tall, all composition, red mohair braided wig, blue sleep eyes, painted freckles, open mouth, wore a turquoise cotton printed dress with white pinafore, shoes and socks.

                       

Photo on left courtesy of Jazzyjewls, photo on right is courtesy of Margaret.

1947 Reliable Maggie Muggins doll, 14"

1947 Maggie Muggins doll, 14"

 

1948 Reliable Hiawatha doll, 12"  tall, all composition, jointed hips and shoulders. Brown painted eyes, black line over eye, black wig in braids, closed mouth. Mark on back: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA

 

1948 Reliable Hiawatha doll, 12"

1948 Hiawatha doll, 12"

1947 Reliable Raggedy Ann doll, 16" tall by Johnny Gruelle 1947; with tags, I Love You, stamped over heart.  It is presumed a Raggedy Andy doll also produced.

Photo courtesy of Emma*one*shoe

 

1947 Reliable Raggedy Ann doll, 16

1947 Raggedy Ann doll, 16"

1948 Reliable Scotch Lassie doll, 15" tall, all composition, jointed hips, shoulders and neck, blue tin sleep eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes, blond mohair wig with bangs, closed mouth. Marked on head: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA.  Chubby Kid, cherub or carnival type doll.   

Photo courtesy of Sheryl Schmidt

1948 Reliable Scotch Lassie doll, 15"

1948 Scotch Lassie doll, 15"

1949 Reliable Bride doll, 15" tall, all composition, jointed hips, shoulders and neck. Blue plastic sleep eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes, blond mohair wig, open mouth. Marked on head: RELIABLE MADE IN CANADA

1949 Reliable Bride doll, 15"

1949 Bride Doll, 15" 

Additional Reliable Dolls not shown

1934-1936 Reliable Shirley Temple doll, 18" tall, all composition body, jointed hips, shoulders, and neck, composition head with dimples; green sleep eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes; blond mohair wig; open mouth showing teeth, doll mark on head: SHIRLEY TEMPLE Cop. IDEAL N. & T. Co.   Clothing Tag: A GENUINE SHIRLEY TEMPLE DOLL DRESS RELIABLE TOY CO. LTD., along the side, MADE IN CANADA.

1948 Reliable Cuddles doll, 22" tall, composition head, arms and straight legs, cloth body, blue metal sleep eyes, lashes, painted lower lashes, blond molded hair, closed mouth, doll marked on head: A RELIABLE DOLL MADE IN CANADA.

 

Reliable Baby Joan doll, Baby Jean doll, Baby Gloria doll, Baby Marilyn doll, Baby Precious doll, Military dolls and Toots doll.

 

 

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