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1950's 9 & 10 Inch Dolls
Most 1950's Ginny-types are 7 1/2 to 8 or slightly over 8 inches tall. Most major companies also made a 9-inch and/or 10-inch model.
A & H Marcie Daily Dolly
A&H made (or at least sold) a 9-inch doll similar to the Virga 9-inch doll.
I don't know if there ever really was such a doll. She looks much like the Fortune, PMA, and A&H 9-inch dolls
made a doll that was was just like the Virga and Fortune dolls (Virga has C-hook, Fortune's has tube arm hook).
(marked Ideal on back)
(Note: The most common Virga Lucy is the 8-inch doll)
This doll is all vinyl. She did originate in the mid-to-late 1950's, but mainly was a doll of the 1960's.
It's amazing how much difference an inch can make! The 9-inchers all have detailed feet and hands (no molded-on shoes!). Most of them are hip-pin walkers. The faces, in my opinion, tend not to be as cute as the smaller ones. The proportions are a little skewed - big eyes, tiny squished mouths, lumpy chins and cheeks.
Okay, that's just my personal opinion.
These are an important segment of the Ginny-type doll scene, and deserve their due.
See also: BLOCK ANSWER DOLL
10-Inch Dolls: Next in the size scale above the 9-inch dolls, were, you guessed it, the 10-inch dolls, which included Nancy Ann Debbie, the Arranbee Littlest Angels, etc. Many of these were true Ginny-types, with their chubby toddler bodies.
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