30 Apr The Uneeda Vintage Doll Collection
Little girls of today still play with products from the company Uneeda which started in 1917. Their dolls are still made of vinyl, hard plastic, and cloth. The company was founded in Brooklyn New York and they were also known as Hong Kong’s Tony Toy Company. The most popular creation that the company ever created was the Dollikin series which consisted of posable fashion dolls that had multiple joints. Some of their dolls were unmarked although the marked dolls have the Uneeda stamps inside a diamond or it had the markings U, UN, or Tony Toy Co. Hong Kong.
As their slogan said, “Uneeda Doll is a gift to be treasured”, and for this they had a wide offering to little girls since the early 1900’s. At present they have a website where you can purchase their classic dolls or their newest lines like the Special Secret Sue in which if you squeeze her left and three times, the doll will share you a secret. Yet for those who are still fond of vintage and antique dolls, here are some of Uneeda’s popular designs and models of the past which may be worth more today than when it first came out:
1) Charles Lindbergh (1927)
The doll measured 14 inches and is made of cloth body with painted facial features. The doll wears brown aviator uniform with molded painted hair and brown shoes.
2) Sweetums (1936)
This baby doll came in five sizes (11, 13, 15, 15, and 19 inches). The doll had drink-wet and sleep eyes features. It had stuffed cloth body and molded painted hair.
3) Walk N Wave (1940)
This 14-inch doll had sleep eyes and wore a blue and white plaid dress with a red bow on her pigtail hair.
4) Baby Trix (1954)
Trix is a 16-inch tall doll which either came with rooted or molded hair. It has a drink and wet feature and the doll also came with a baby bag with sleeping gown, diapers, socks, shoes, baby bottle, soap, clothes pins, and Kleenex.
5) Baby Dollikin (1958)
One of the most popular models, the dollikin measured 21 inches tall and had jointed elbows, wrist, and knees. It also had molded hair and sleep eyes on a vinyl head and a hard plastic body.
There are more vintage dolls from Uneeda that you can collect. As a matter of fact, the company had advertised around 400 doll models and designs in 1930 and mostly its doll measured 14 inches to 28 inches. The company still exists until today with their new offerings of high quality dolls at reasonable prices.