1926 Our Gang Dancing Comedy Dolls 12"
Freckles, Fatty, Jackie, Mary, Farina
Schoen & Yondorf Company
Ignatz Schoen (formerly of Schoen Toy
Mfg. Co 1917-1922) and Myer Yondorf (formerly of Eegee, Goldberger and New Toy
Mfg. Co) formed the partnership of Schoen & Yondorf Company in New York City,
they used the
Sayco which often their marking on dolls. By 1929 Maurice
Long appears to have replaced Mr. Schoen
Sayco sold dolls through mail
order as premiums to wholesalers and jobbers. Sayco made dolls of wood, cloth, latex, hard plastic & vinyl.
About 1950 Irene Szor was employed at Sayco as a clothing and doll designer, after seven years Szor left to work for the
Some Sayco doll marks are;
© Sayco Doll Corp, Sayco, S, s, Made in
Made in U.S.A. 750,
Above photo description;
1926-1930 Our Gang
Dancing Comedy dolls (set of five) who are 12" tall; Freckles
(Richard Mickey Daniels, Jr.), Fatty
(Joe Cobb), Jackie (Jack Davis), Mary (Mary Kornman) with a short wig, Farina
(black child star Allen Hoskins), comedy characters from the Our Gang
movie by Hal Roach, they are wind up dolls with composition heads & hands,
with metal legs & feet, that twirled and danced when wound up & released,
dolls are unmarked.
Antique to Vintage Sayco Dolls Identified
1925 Sayco Dancing Katharina doll, 12" tall, Katharina is constructed
similar to the above Our Gang wind up dolls, composition head and short
arms, cloth covered torso with wind up mechanism / key in back, metal legs and
feet /shoes, blonde braided mohair wig, blue painted eyes, closed mouth, she is
wearing a felt hat, long sleeve blouse, pants and metal painted shoes, doll is
unmarked, came with a paper hang tag as shown on right; Sayco Registered
Trade Mark Dancing Katharina Pat. Applied For.
1925 Sayco Dancing Katharina doll mark / tag
Sayco Baby doll, 28" tall, hard plastic flange head with molded lightly
painted hair, sleep eyes, open mouth, cloth body and upper limbs, tummy crier,
stitched hips, partial plastic lower short arms and legs, doll marked Made in
ca. 1950s Sayco Baby doll, with molded
ca. 1950s Sayco Cinderella doll, 29"
tall, Playpal type, hard plastic, sleep eyes, wigged, wearing what we have dubbed a
"Cinderella style dress, Princess or Flower girl" in pink
taffeta, short puffed sleeves, peplum short over skirt, doll marked Sayco.
1950s Cinderella doll, 29"
ca. 1950s Sayco Girl doll, 14" tall, hard plastic, sleep eyes, blonde wig, original outfit in
blue and white dress, trimmed with white ric rack and red ribbon bow
at waist and found in her Sayco marked box,
doll marked Made
in USA .
Many doll makers sold this marked doll, see our
Hard Plastic Marks page for more
1950s Blonde Girl doll, 14"
ca. 1955 Sayco Bride doll, 20" tall,
vinyl head with rooted blonde hair, green sleep eyes, one piece
squishy vinyl body, doll marked Sayco on neck and dressed in her original Bride
Photo courtesy of
Jane Thorman and is her Jane's Aunt's Bride doll.
1955 Bride doll, 20"
ca. 1950s Sayco Bride doll,
20" tall, vinyl
doll with rooted hair and sleep eyes, dressed as a beautiful bride in
gown and veil. Unknown or unrecorded how doll is marked.
1950s Bride doll, 20"
1955-1957 Sayco Dream Girl doll, costumes
for 8" tall hard plastic dolls, clothes are untagged but box is
marked Sayco, snaps have "Dot Snapper" on them. One would
assume they offered a doll that fit these as well.
The Sayco Dream Girl doll shown is 14", mint in
her box, so there must have been various sizes sold under this doll name, other
than the clothing noted above.
Girl doll, 14"
1957-1959 Sayco Miss America Pageant Doll,
11" tall, hard plastic chubby body with vinyl head,
rooted hair, sleep eyes with molded upper lashes and lower lashes
painted, jointed at shoulders, hips and knees, dressed in her formal
Miss America gown, red cape, tiara and scepter, also came wearing a Wave
uniform with "USA" printed on her purse, 50 outfits could be
purchased separately, doll marked s, Sayco or unmarked.
Miss America Pageant
ca. 1960s Sayco Playpal
type doll, 36" tall, hard plastic jointed body, vinyl head with short
rooted hair, sleep eyes, closed mouth, doll marked Sayco.
Playpal type doll, 36"
1960s Sayco High Heel Fashion
doll, 10 1/2" tall, hard plastic body, vinyl head with rooted
hair and sleep eyes, Little Miss Revlon like, doll marked Sayco.
Other size Fashion dolls have also been found.
Fashion doll, 10 1/2"
1960s Sayco Miss America
tall, hard vinyl body, soft vinyl rooted head, jointed shoulders,
waist and legs, high heel feet, wore a white satin gown with red fur
trimmed cape, white heeled shoes, plastic silver tiara , jewelry and a
royal scepter, head marked: 14R.
Came with an entry blank for
the Little Miss America Annual contest, closes July 27th,
entries received after this date will be automatically entered into
the next Miss America's contest, (however no year is listed, so we
guess there's still time to enter . . . ;-)
1960s Miss America doll,
1960s Sayco Baby Coquette
doll, size unknown, Ideal Thumbelina
like baby doll or Vogue Baby Dear doll, stuffed cloth body with vinyl head and limbs, rooted hair, sleep
eyes. Unsure how she was originally dressed, doll marked on back of neck PAT.
Additional Sayco Dolls Not Shown
1922 Sayco Walking and Talking dolls were
1924 Sayco registered trademarks; My Bunny Boy
doll, Teddy in Boots, Mistah Sunshine, Jiggles the Clown, a topsy-turvy doll
Maria or Miss Helen Maria.
1939 Sayco Princess
Beatrix doll head mold (doll is not named), 19- 20" tall, composition flange head, full arms
legs to above the knees, cloth body and upper legs, stitched hips,
painted molded curly dark brown hair, sleep flirty eyes that
move side to side, closed mouth, no clenched fists. This head mold was also
used by other doll makers including Ideal and an unidentified
company whose doll is unmarked.
ca. 1960s Sayco Cute Carol doll, 8" tall, an
Effanbee Fluffy type doll look a like
with freckles, doll mark is unknown.
1960s Sayco Mommy's Baby
doll, a baby
type doll and 1960s New Happy Time Baby doll, also a baby
1962 Sayco Boudoir doll,
26" tall, plastic limbs, stuffed cloth body, painted features,
slightly closed eyes, wide closed mouth, vinyl head with rooted hair,
wore a satin and tulle gown with high heels, doll marked: © Sayco Doll
Corp., sold through Sears.
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