Sweetie Pie

Name: Sweetie Pie Made by and When: Effanbee, 1938-1941 Material: Composition head, arms, legs; cloth body with crier Marks: EFFANBEE (on head) Height: 19 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black lamb’s wool wig/brown sleep eyes with eyelashes/red bow-shaped mouth painted red Clothes: Pink cotton romper Other: Black versions are quite rare.

Two Baby Grumpy Dolls

Doll 1 Name: Baby Grumpy (the doll on the left) Made by and When: Effanbee, circa 1922 Material: Composition head and shoulder plate, composition arms and legs, and brown cloth body Marks: Effanbee Dolls Walk*Talk*Sleep (on shoulder plate) Height: 12 Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black sculpted hair/brown side-glancing eyes/closed, downturned mouth with painted red lips Clothes: Pink organzaContinue reading “Two Baby Grumpy Dolls”

Snowball, a.k.a. Black Grumpy

Name: Snowball, a.k.a. Black Grumpy Made by and When: Effanbee, 1913 Material: Composition head, hands, and forearms; straw-stuffed cloth body, upper arms, and legs; legs covered with red, white, and blue striped fabric Marks: None Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted hair with raised curls on forehead and sides of head/brown painted side-glancing eyes/closed mouth Clothes:Continue reading “Snowball, a.k.a. Black Grumpy”

Patsy Kin/Patsy Jr.

Name: Patsy Kin/Patsy Jr. Made by and When: Effanbee, 1930s Material: Composition Marks: EFFANBEE/PATSY JR./DOLL (on back) Height: 11 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted bob with sculpted curl at forehead and three braids/painted brown side-glancing eyes/closed mouth painted red Clothes: Original Effanbee-tagged red dress, red one-piece underwear, white socks with red strips, red leather shoes Other: GoldContinue reading “Patsy Kin/Patsy Jr.”

Amosandra/Patsy Baby

Name: Amosandra/Patsy Baby Made by and When: Effanbee, 1936 Material: Composition Marks: EFFANBEE/Patsy Baby (nape of neck and mid-back) Height: 9-1/2 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair with three tufts/painted black side-glancing eyes/closed red lips Clothes: Floral-print dress, matching panties, red ribbons in hair; has gold tone Effanbee Patsy Baby Kin bracelet Other: In the book, EffanbeeContinue reading “Amosandra/Patsy Baby”