1952 A & H Marcie dolls,
Tom Corbett and Dr. Joan Dale dolls 7 1/2", Space Cadets TV series
A & H
Doll Manufacturing, Inc.
of New York City, is probably best known for their small
7 1/2 to 12" tall, hard plastic dolls
from 1948 to early 1960s.
In 1953 hard plastic dolls
were considered rather expensive to produce, a 12" tall doll was originally $8.95.
Today collectors enjoy the historical outfits,
space cadets, brides, grooms, cowboy or cowgirl, etc. outfits found on
A & H dolls, which are
now usually very reasonable (except the space cadets shown on left).
If adding to a doll collection, the small size means
you'll have plenty of room to . . . collect them all.
Vintage A & H Dolls Identified
A & H Marcie dolls, The Doll of Destiny, 12" tall, all hard
plastic, head turning walkers, mohair wig, sleep eyes with molded
lashes, jointed at the neck, shoulders and hips, have
cloth shoes with ties, socks, removable detailed historical costume,
usually with attached slip, petticoat, pantaloons and hat.
Marcie doll's are similar to
dolls, but better quality with removable
clothing. Dolls are marked
Pat's Pend. or Pat's Pending
on back, clothing or box has Doll of Destiny and dolls
name, these are the first known hard plastic dolls that were dressed in
authentic historical costumes.
Marcie, The Doll of Destiny,
Pitcher doll is 12" tall
There were twelve dolls in The Doll of Destiny series;
Priscilla Alden, Marie Antoinette, Empress Eugenie, Empress
Josephine, Elizabeth Woodville Grey, Mary Todd Lincoln, Molly
Pitcher, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Isabella, Queen Victoria,
Betsy Ross and Martha Washington.
1955 A & H Gigi doll
7 1/2 - 8" tall, all hard plastic, head
turning walker, Ginny look a like, sleep eyes,
dressed in a pink organdy
dress, bonnet, purse, shoes and socks, fashions
available separately, Gigi dolls are unmarked.
8" Gigi's Lil Sister
doll has molded hair and a nursing mouth.
ca. 1955 A & H Marcie Daily Dolly
tall, all hard plastic, head
turning walker, sleep eyes, wigged, fashions available separately,
similar to her smaller sized buddy the Gigi doll shown at left.
Marcie Daily Dolly doll is
ca. 1955-1957 A & H Julie Walking Doll
I walk, I sit, I sleep, dress me, curl my hair
Julie's box reads.
She's 8" tall, all hard plastic jointed walker body,
sleep eyes, glued on wig, came
with separate fashions that fit other 8" tall walking
Gripper snaps have "Rau Sklits" on
them. A & H's Julie doll is unmarked.
1961+ A & H Marcie Dolls, 9"
tall, the Ad reads: Prize Package Dolls . . .
are yours with A & H Doll's complete series of beautifully
costumed dolls . . . Belles in Bells, Teens in Bells, Gigi in
Bells, Lil Sister in Bells. *Winner of 1961 Silver Award for original bell
Dolls are jointed at the neck and shoulders only with stationary
straight legs, molded painted shoes, sleep eyes, painted lower lashes, mohair
glued on wig. These are basically a Dress Me
Doll. On the bottom of
the bell is the company name, A & H and A Marcie doll on it.
Some dolls are marked A Marcie Doll or This is a Marcie
Doll on back or unmarked.
ca. 1960s A & H Marcie Birthstone Belle Dolls, 9"
Garnet doll on right, October Opal doll
Photoi on left; ca. 1960s A & H Marcie Birthstone Belle
9" tall, just like the above Marcie Belles dolls, but each doll was
named after a month and the associated birthstone ie. January
- Garnet, February - Amethyst and so on, each dressed
A & H Doll Labels, Marks or Slogans
A & H Manufacturing doll mark label symbol of a dressed doll, written on the skirt; The Marcie
Doll, The Doll of Destiny
A & H Manufacturing doll mark label this is a Marcie Doll ®
A & H Manufacturing Doll slogan;
Ken Murray TV glamour Cowboy
(Ken Murray television show
I like the wide open spaces, song sheet music title by Ken
Murray and Laurie Anders, from
the Ken Murray TV show
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