8" Betsy McCall
Books, Links and Articles
with More Information
Betsy McCall's Wardrobe by Lisa Heino.
Lisa published her book herself but it is now out of print. This book lists all
the clothing produced for the 8 inch Betsy McCall doll by various categories:
type of outfit, type of cloth, type of color. It also gives the prices
that you might expect to get selling some of these items. At the
back there are several pages of colored photos of dolls wearing the clothing
and a list telling you what each photo is. Because it is so well
organized and indexed it is extremely helpful to collectors trying to identify
Betsy McCall, by Marci Van Ausdall, published by Hobby
House Press. Came out in November, 1999. This is a wonderful,
extremely complete book on all types of Betsy McCall dolls with tons of
beautiful color photographs of her and all her outfits. The 8" Betsy
information fills about half the book.
Zillner, Dian Dolls and Accessories of
the 1950's has several pages of Betsy photos and descriptions, including
Judd, Polly and Pam, Hard Plastic Dolls
(3rd Revised Ed.) has a few pages on Betsy with some nice B&W photos.
If you are aware of other good references,
please let me know -- send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
American Character Dolls, Identification & Value Guide by Judith Izen (Sep 15, 2003) contains information on the American Character Betsy McCall dolls.
Betsy McCall Clubs
There are several Betsy McCall groups
on Yahoo - Go to www.yahoo.com and look for groups, hobbies, and search on "Betsy
The United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) allows doll collectors to find and join clubs with other collectors who meet regularly in their area or to belong as Members at Large. For more information visit the UFDC website at UFDC.org
Collecting Dolls page has tons of information and links for collectors
of 50's dolls.
The Tonner Doll Company produced a modern 14" Betsy McCall in vinyl and a reproduction of the 8 inch Betsy McCall doll that was molded from an original Betsy -- this doll is still in production although it is not always available in the current line.