WHAT MAKES ONE DOLL COST MORE THAN ANOTHER? The value of a doll to a child cannot be stated in terms
of money; however, some of the factors that influence the cost of a doll are discussed here to serve as
information for doll purchasers.
the main, the cost of a doll
determined by the quality of material and
workmanship ln bodies, wigs, eyes and clothing. Size
a secondary factor-a small, fine quality doll may
cost more than a much larger doll of poorer quality.
BODIES. Today most doll
are made of composition. Though quality varies to some extent with ingredients
it ls determined more by lenqth of time taken in making and finishing. Doll
made slowly are Jess
fragile. Quality is determined, too, by Uneness of detail in features such as hands .•. on fine dolls fingers are
separated and hands have We-like details such as tinted linqernails .and tiny palm markings.
WIGS. Most doll wigs today arema.de
of mohair-or combinations of mohair, wool and rayon. Some human
hair wigs are still available, but the quality is such that Wards prefer not to sell them. A good mohair wig is
more desirable and costs more than a poor quality human hair wig. All Wards Doll wigs (except those on
miniature and doll house dolls) are firmly sewed to cloth foundation ..• not Just pasted on head.
EYES. Eyes may
painted or of the movable, sleeping type. Though qen<l)"ally found on inexpensive dolls,
painted eyes may be used with great artistry on fine quality dolls ... see Etfanbee's Brother and Sister Dolls
Movable, sleeping eyes are of two types ... the best are Glassene; have a celluloid iris over steel
second quality, printed directly on metal, do not hav1> the sparkle of Glassene eyes.
CLOTHrNG. Doll clothes vary in fabric, line, fitting aod linlshing. Those found on fine quality dolls are made of
the best fabrics and dress lines are well chosen. Garments fit nicely and finishing is detailed .•• dresses
have button or snap closings. Clothing on Jess expensive dolls is not so carefully made. Fabric is not so fine
... linishing is much less detailed • •• garments have pin closings.
THE FINEST DOLLS IN THE WORLD
Created by Eff=bee
EPFANSEE DoLLS (shown on the next six pages) have the beauty and durability that
design, line quality
materials and painstaking workmanship alone can give. Composition parts on all E!fanbee Dolls are made
more slowly and carefully than the
used on other dolls ...
makes them Jess fragile. They are
handfinished with several coatB of enamel to look and feel lik:e real skin. E!fanbee Doll hands are beautifully
modeled with separate finqers, rosy tinted nails.and tiny palm markings. This year Etfanbee offers a new
that increases the play value of the doll.
can be curled or braided aod arranged ln many different hair
styles. Made of wool, rayon and mohair,
is securely sewed lo a cloth foundation. All dolls on Paqes
and 77 have
new type wig. A specially made plastic comb
included with each of these dolls. Dolls
have Effanbee's "Tousle-Tot" wig of genuine lambskin
that can be cleaned with a
damp cloth. Sparkling glassene eyes on EHanbee Dolls are the best made today;
have real eyelashes.
Attractive clothing worn by these dolls is well designed and carefully made of fine materials. Garments are
nicely lilted and finished •.• have button or snap closing3.
Ellanbee dolls are packed in qllt boxes.
A lovely bride in traditional white satin, Uow–
ing veil and dainty bridal bouquet •.. this
exquisite doll will be a treasured possession
and collecting her trousseau will intrigue her
young owner. For bridal party tables, she
makes an attractive centerpiece. Gown
white rayon slipper satin; fastens with tiny
buttons. Net veil on rayon satin bridal cap,
embroidered with tiny seed pearls. Long while
slip; lace·trimmed panties; white rayon hQSe;
sandals with tiny heels.
composition doll ...
beautifully modeled. Jointed arms and legs.
Turning, tilting head. Life-like hands. Giassene
sleepinq eyes; real lashes. Beautiful wool,
royon and mohair wig ... can be combed
new hair styles. Special plastic comb included.
tall. Ship. wt.
Effanbee Doll in Evening
For her llrst grown-up
party • • •
a long white d.andng
dress with a bouffant skirt and a black velvet, hooded
eveninq cape lined in scarlet. In the largest size, she
makes a perfect contest prize. Her hooded cape
velvet and her dress
metallic dotted marquisette
trimmed with ruffles and silver ribbon.. Beneath it she
wears a white rayon slip and panty; white rayon stock–
ings. Her gold color, snap fastened sandals have tiny
heels. Doll made entirely of hard-to-break composition
. . . beautifully sculptured. Exquisite hands; jointed
arms and legs. Turning, tilting head. Sleeping Glassene
eyes, real lashes and beautiful new wool, rayon and
combed in many new hair stYies.
Special plastic comb included.
ta1L Ship. wt.
lbs. Bez. ...•....
lbs. . . . . . . . . . . . l
in. tall. Ship.
4 lbs ..............
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