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Favorite Dolls of the 50's

(the dolls in this section are for information only and are not for sale, check my store for current listings)

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Hard Plastic was the material of choice in the 50s. It has proven to be a very durable material replacing the more temperamental "composition" used in the prior decade.

One of the most popular dolls of the 50s was Vogue's Ginny, and she is just as popular today on the secondary market. Just the fact that so many web sites, bulletin boards, and books are popping up about her is proof. I think it is GREAT! One cannot have too many web sites, reference books, etc., on Ginny. Heck, ONE CANNOT HAVE TOO MANY GINNYs! Because of the variety in her design over the years, and the multitude of outfits, she is never boring.

hough Mint In Box are gorgeous, and usually very expensive, I think half the fun of collecting Ginny is locating an appropriate outfit for the era and hunting for all the accessories. With enough searching and patience, one can put together a very nice example of an excellent and adorable doll.

As an avid Ginny collector, I think that each Ginny era has a uniqueness of its own and it is my goal to have a representation of each phase of Ginny production.  I'm not quite there yet.  Click on any or all of the dolls below to view each type. I have grouped my "50s" Ginny dolls by the following categories:

(the dolls in this section are for information only and are not for sale, check my store for current listings)

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Painted Lash

Molded Lash


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Other favorites from the 50s:

(the dolls in this section are for information only and are not for sale, check my store for current listings)

American Character Sweet Sue

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American Character
Betsy McCall
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 Ideal's Betsy's too.)

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Nancy Ann Story Book Muffie

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Madame Alexander
Sleeping Beauty

Ideal Miss Revlon


American Character
Tiny Tears

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Tiny Terri Lee

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Ideal's Little Miss Revlon

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Arranbee Littlest Angel

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Deluxe Reading Fashion Doll

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Ginny's Little Sister

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1950 Ideal Toni

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Nancy Ann Storybook

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Effanbee Honey

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Ideal's Posie

American Character Toodles

Deluxe Reading Grocery Store Dolls

Vogue's Teen Dolls

Arranbee (R & B) Nancy Lee or Nanette

"Generic" Life-sized Drink & Wet Baby Doll

American Character Toni

Effanbee Noma Electronic Talking Doll

American Character
 Ricky, Jr.

Dennis the Menace
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Ideal Shirley Temple
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