1920s Chad Valley cloth doll 12" tall
Chad Valley began producing cloth dolls around 1917.
Earliest dolls have stockinette faces, later they hand painted
felt faces with a velvet or velveteen body.
Chad was granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment "Toymakers
to her Majesty the Queen". Palitoy acquired Chad Valley in
1978 then Woolworth in
Dolls usually marked Hygienic Toys Made in England by Chad
Valley Co. Ltd., Chad Valley Hygienic Toys Made in England Seal of Purity,
the hangtag; Chad Valley Hygienic Fabric Toys, the celluloid button;
Chad Valley British Hygienic Toys or Royals; HRH . . . British made Doll
By Permission of Her Majesty The Queen Sole Makers The Chad Valley Co Ltd. Harbonne England.