These three knights sparked imaginations and an interest in stories about the era, stories about Robin Hood and King Arthur. The knight in front was part of an educational package, Lift the Lid on Knights by Running Press.
Our oldest boys remember preparing these 3 in. plastic knights for battle in the 60s. They were made in England by the Crescent Toy Co Ltd.
In the late 60s and early 70s, small fashion dolls made by various companies were trendy. The 6.5 in. ten-jointed posable doll in front resembles a miniature Dollikins by Uneeda but is unmarked. On either side are two 5 in. fashion dolls of 1967 by Uneeda. Dinah-mite, 7.5 in. in purple jump suit, is fully jointed in 14 places. She was made by Mego in 1972.
This 1968 Horsman doll, 14 in., has a hard vinyl head and limbs and a soft stuffed body. She wears her original clothes and bonnet and is in mint condition. Horsman made dolls with very light complexions during this time period.
Miss Ginny, 15 in. 1974 by Vogue, is a grownup version of the 1950s 8 in. Ginny doll. The little doll was so popular, it continued to be made into the 1970s. There was a 16 in. Miss Ginny in 1962 and later 12 and 15 in. sizes. These three are in their original outfits.
Quick Curl Casey, 18 in., 1974 by Mattel, had tiny wire strands rooted in her hair for easy styling. Her original outfit was a gingham maxi-dress but I made the dress she is wearing.
On the right is 15.5 in. Velvet, Crissy’s little cousin, marked 1969 Ideal Toy Corp. She has “growing hair,” unusual violet eyes, and is wearing her original outfit. On the left is Mia, 15.5 in., another member of the Crissy family. She is wearing one of Velvet’s dresses.
Kerry, 18 in., 1970 by Ideal, is Crissy’s Irish friend. She has ‘growing hair,” green eyes, and is wearing an original outfit and shoes.
Aimee, 18 in., 1973 by Hasbro, was described as “the elegant doll with beautiful hair.” She came with extra wiglets plus hair pieces two pair of earrings, and the original outfit that she is wearing.
Packaged in a clear plastic dome is Deluxe Reading’s 6.5 in. Go-Gos. There were eight different characters. This one is a dancer called Swinger. They are made of wired vinyl for posing.