Isn't this guy cute? His name is Anthony.
He's a Pip Squeaks doll,made by Horsman in 1967.
I came across this ad for the Pipsqueaks while researching something else. They really appealed to me,especially Anthony. I tried to find some other pictures or information,but there is almost nothing online.
The Pip Squeaks are supposed to be a bit rare,so I thought it would be impossible to find an Anthony. One day recently I was checking Ebay, and there was Anthony in a lot of old dolls. Ken secretly bid on it for me,and on Valentine's Day he produced Anthony.
Anthony arrived in a dress and shiny Mary Jane shoes,with a straw hat. So, I had to find some clothes that would fit him. This shirt doesn't close in the back,and his stretchy pants have a hole in them. He also needs shoes. But for now he's at least not naked! I made him the scarf and toboggan ,(Which I guess is called a 'beanie' these days.), out of an old sock. It was cold out, so he needed them.
He does have some stains on his face that I couldn't get off.but he still has a lot of personality.
He was amazed that my daffodils are coming up already.
|Sure, you make me a hat and scarf, but you send me out without shoes!|
And from under all last year's brown sweet pea vines, there are some new green vines peeking through.
He's only 13" tall. It says that right in the ad, but I imagined him being taller.
So there he is.Next time,Goodwill dolls!