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dolls produced by the toy manufacturer Ideal during the 1960s.
Ideal Kissy Dolls were a range of children’s |
The Kissy dolls were first released by the ideal toy company in 1961.
Ideal were founded in New York in 1907 as the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company, after their founders Morris and Rose Michtom had found success by developing the first Teddy Bears in 1903.
The company grew to become one of the largest doll producers in the U.S during the 1950s and 60s, and in 1987 was purchased by View Master to become View-Master Ideal.
Range of Ideal Kissy dolls
The Kissy range of dolls included a number of different designs and sizes. These were:
How much are Ideal Kissy Dolls worth?
The value of Kissy dolls depends heavily on the condition. In original outfits, good-condition 22” Kissy dolls can sell for between $10 - $50. However, if the dolls are complete in their original boxes with tags and instructions, the value rises to around $150 - $300.
Tiny Kissy dolls can sell for between $10 - $40 in original outfits, but the newer versions released in 1966 can sell for more as there were far less produced in this style.
Cuddly Kissy dolls are by far the hardest to find for sale, as they were only in production for one year and their soft bodies meant they were less durable than the other hard-bodied dolls. These dolls can sell unboxed in original outfits for more than $75, with boxed versions considerably more.
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