Roddy Walking Doll

Name: Walking Doll Made by and When: Roddy, 1950s Material: Hard plastic Marks: Roddy/Made in England (on the back) Height: 13 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black mohair wig styled in two braids with bangs (extra mohair has been added to each braid); amber sleep eyes have attached bristle eyelashes, smiling open mouth with two upperContinue reading “Roddy Walking Doll”

Pedigree Saucy Walker

Name: Saucy Walker Made by and When: Pedigree, circa 1955 Material: Hard plastic Marks: Pedigree (on the back of the neck), Pedigree/MADE IN/ENGLAND (on the upper back above the ma-ma voice box, which is marked 20T). Height: 20 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Replaced brown acrylic wig, brown open-close, flirty eyes; open mouth with two upperContinue reading “Pedigree Saucy Walker”

Roddy Fashion Dolls

Name: Two Roddy Fashion Dolls Made by and When: Roddy, 1960s Material: Soft and rigid vinyl (face and arms are soft; body is rigid). Marks: Roddy (on the back of the head) Height: 24 inches Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Black bubble cut hair, amber sleep eyes with upper eyelashes attached to eyelids, closed mouth Clothes: DollContinue reading “Roddy Fashion Dolls”

Pedigree Head-Turning Walker

Photographs courtesy of Betty Ativie Name: Unknown (looks similar to Pedigree’s Mandy Lou) Made by and When: Pedigree, 1950s Material:  Hard Plastic (cellulose acetate) Marks: Neck is marked Pedigree England.              Back is marked Made in England.              Voice Box in back is marked 20 T. Height: 20 inches tall Hair/Eyes/Mouth:  Black short astrakhan wigContinue reading “Pedigree Head-Turning Walker”

Mandy Lou

Photographs courtesy of Betty Ativie Name:  Mandy Lou Made by and When: Pedigree, 1955 Material: Hard Plastic (cellulose acetate) Marks: Neck is marked Pedigree England.              Back is marked Made in England.              Voice box in the back is marked 20 T. Height: 22 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black short astrakhan wig/flirty sleep eyes with attached eyelashes/slightlyContinue reading “Mandy Lou”

Composition Baby Made in England

Photographs courtesy of Karen Kilburn Name: Composition Baby (Made in England) Made by and When: Unknown, circa 1930s-1940s Material: Lightweight composition Marks: Unmarked Height: 20 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair with widow’s peak of curls/side-glancing black painted eyes with a red dot in the inner corner of each/slightly parted dark red lips and painted tongueContinue reading “Composition Baby Made in England”

Tiny Tears Lookalike

Name: Tiny Tears Lookalike from England Made by and When: Unknown maker,1950s Material: Hard plastic Marks: Unmarked Height: 12 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Black Astrakhan wig/amber sleep eyes/closed mouth Clothes: Redressed in pink knit dress, bonnet, and pants with enclosed feet

Rosebud Baby

Name: Baby Doll Made by and When: Rosebud, mid-1950s Material: Hard plastic Marks: Rosebud Made in England (on neck) Height: 11 inches Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Sculpted black hair combed to the doll’s right side/amber sleep eyes with brown specks/red closed mouth Clothes: Original floral-print cotton dress with matching panties, Cinderella-marked blue vinyl Mary-Jane-style shoes