With the exception of her larger, harder-to-find size, 16-inch Topsy with jointed head from my personal collection is very similar to a smaller Topsy featured on page 65 of the 1940 Sears Christmas Book (shown in next image).
The 1940 Sears Christmas Book describes Topsy as
Topsy . . . at a Saving!
- 9 inches tall
- Tilting head
- All compositionC In cute printed rompers; and her three adorable pigtails are tied with pretty ribbons.49 N 3405 Shpg. wt. 10 oz., 23c
Goo-Goo Topsy, circa late 1930s-early 1940s is also from my personal collection. A similar Topsy along with a Topsy baby were included and described on page 36 of the 1943 Sears Christmas Book, shown below:
Their descriptions read:
C 21-inch composition-head Topsy. Big colored doll with large, moving goo-goo eyes. Cotton stuffed body, arms, legs. Percale dress; ribbon . . composition head. 49 N 3433 -- Shipping weight, 1 lb., 12 oz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1.07
G 10-inch Topsy doll. Any little tot will adore her. All composition. Painted eyes. In romper and socks. 49 N 3427 -- Shipping weight, 10 ounces. . . . . . . . . . . 30c
Goo-Goo Topsy made another appearance in the 1945 Sears Christmas Book, available in two sizes and priced higher, illustrated and described below:
They're darling with their big, rolling goo-goo eyes. Assorted style gay cotton dresses. Composition heads, molded hair; cotton stuffed bodies covered with fabric to match dresses.49N3134--23-inch size. With wide-brimmed bonnet. Shipping weight, 2 lb. 12 oz. .... $4.1949N3133--19-inch size. With ribbons; no bonnet. Shipping weight, 2 lb. $2.79
B Wide-eyed Topsy Doll of soft, unbreakable, washable vinyl. Detailed face and fingers; simulated pigtails. Cotton dress, panties, simulated vinyl socks, shoes. 48N3824--Abt. 12" high Del'd . . . . . . . . . . $1.98
C Topsy's Twin Brother in cotton rompers. 48N3825--Price, Del'd . . . . . . . $1.98Brother is missing from my collection. I hope to find him someday.
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