Many doll companies made small composition and hard plastic dolls during the era of 1948-1960s, one of which is the Duchess
Doll Corporation. Dolls are often marked on the back
with; Duchess Doll Corp 1948 or 1949.
Dolls are 7-8" tall slender adult figure body jointed at
neck and shoulders with non-bendable legs, painted or sleep eyes, wigged, and
molded painted on low heeled shoes, with elaborate costumes stapled to dolls
body. These are also called "Travel Dolls". Duchess dolls are inexpensive
and often found still in their original box with tags.
Duchess Doll Names Identified
Alice in Wonderland, Bride, Brides of the World,
Charm Girl, Cinderella.
Continental Dolls; Dolly Madison & Queen Elizabeth Coronation
Dale Evans, Danny the Groom boy doll.
Dolls of all Nations; Gypsy, Miss Irish
(wearing a dress with shamrock fabric), Morocco, Scotland Girl & Spain.
Dream Girl, May, Miss Hollywood,
Fairy Princess, Miss North
Miss Tastee-Freez America's Sweetheart, Miss
Valentine of 1951, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell.
Some other companies that made similar
small dolls are; Dress Me dolls
6-18", Fortune Doll Company made a Pam
doll of hard plastic, 8" tall, sleep eyes, synthetic wig, dressed
doll, Hollywood Doll Company made lots of 8" hard plastic
dolls and Plastic Molded Arts Company (PMA), who made tons of small hard plastic
dolls and also supplied parts and entire
dolls to many companies.