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1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company, Kimball Kid Boxer Boy doll, 9" tall

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company, Kimball Kid Boxer Boy doll, 9" tall

Very little is known of the New Era Toy & Novelty Company who was located at 325 Academy Street, in Newark, New Jersey.  They may have only been in business in 1921, they made all composition cherub type doll figurines named The Kimball Kids - DOLLS WITH A PUNCH, reads the June, 1921 Playthings advertisement.

 

(shown on left) New Era Toy & Novelty Kimball Kid Boxer Boy doll, is 9" tall, all composition, jointed only at the shoulders, painted molded brownish red hair, single stroke painted eyebrows, painted upper eye lashes, large painted side glancing googly eyes, close mouth, molded painted clothing of a sleeveless black tank top, red shorts, blue socks and painted black shoes.  Per his ad his clothing came in six different painted colors.

 

The molded painted brown boxing gloves on each of his hands should help to identify him, as we have not seen another doll with this feature, also he is posed with the right leg in front of the other in a boxing like stance, doll is unmarked.

1921 New Era Toy & Novelty The "Kimball Girl" doll, 11" tall, all composition, jointed only at the shoulders, molded painted blonde short hair, single stroke painted eyebrows, painted upper eyelashes, large painted side glancing googly eyes, closed mouth.

 

Painted molded sleeveless dress in blue, but came in six different colors, legs are molded together, painted black boots, right hand is in a fist, left hand is holding a molded painted orange ball with black lines.

 

Doll is unmarked.

 

 

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company, Kimball Kid Girl doll, 11" tall

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company, Kimball Kid Girl doll, 11" tall

(recreation of the Playthings June 1921 advertisement)

Novelty Dolls of the "New Era"

UNBREAKABLE COMPOSITION

DOLLS WITH A PUNCH

"THE KIMBALL KIDS" Dolls

A knockout for Your Doll Department.  Successful Merchants - - keep abreast of world events with a display of these Boxing Babies.  They'll keep your Department in the up-to-the-minute class.  Price without wigs $8.00 per dozen

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company ad, Kimball Kid Boxer Boy doll, 9" tall

 

The Kimball Boy doll, with movable arms and assorted costumes in six different colors.

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company ad, Kimball Kid Girl doll, 11" tall.

The "Kimball Girl" doll, designed with the utmost artistic taste.  Solid with or without wigs.  Movable arms and assorted painted costumes in six different colors.

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company ad, Kimball Kid The Flirt doll, 11-16" tall

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company ad, Kimball Kid The Flirt doll, 11-16" tall.

 

Dressed in silk metal cloth, trimmed with the finest silk and metal braid.  English Mohair Wig, silk veil.

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company ad, Kimball Kid Cherie doll, 14 or 16" tall

1921  New Era Toy & Novelty Company ad, Kimball Kid Cherie doll, 14 or 16" tall

Charmante "CHERIE" La Bébé des boulevards.  The Latest arrival in the world of Dolls - - ???? the coquettes of the charming Parisen, 16 inches high, Mohair Wigs with curl, Dressed in chiffon, dress and pantalettes with crepe finish.  $10.00 per dozen.  14 inch size $8.75 per dozen.

New Era Toy and Novelty Co.

325 ACADEMY STREET, Newark, N.J.

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