Celluloid Dolls, Doll
Identifying Doll Marks
Abt & Franke 1865-1922 (Prussia), made small celluloid with kid body
dolls, dressed in a christening gown, Baby dolls that came in baskets, pillows
and suitcases that also came with a trousseaux, all of very good quality, doll mark
Anel & Fraisse 1913-1929+ (FRA),
factory in Muzy, France, after 1921 known as Anel & Fils, made celluloid babies, character
dolls and children, doll mark unknown. Succeeded
by Tissier et Cie.
Company 1948-1986 (Italy), Anili is the daughter of Elena Scavini of Lenci, Anili is best known
for their felt Lenci like cloth dolls, however they also made celluloid mask face dolls,
dolls are marked with a circular paper tag,
a heart symbol, Anili, Italy.
Apfelbaum & Batzner 1925-1927 (Bavaria) made petite doll
house dolls in bisque or celluloid.
Arcy Toy Manufacturing 1912-1930 (USA), made
bisque, celluloid and
doll mark unknown.
JM Arnold 1918-1934 (GER), made
celluloid and rubber dolls with molded painted hair and
facial features, doll mark unknown.
Averill 1913-1965 (USA), Sunny Girl
Sunny Boy doll are both made of celluloid, doll mark a
1917-1918 (USA), made celluloid or composition dressed character dolls marked Bo-Peep
Bähr & Pröschild
(GER), bisque dolls, celluloid dolls with doll mark Buporit, bought by Bruno Schmidt in the 1930s.
Bauer & Richter 1922-1927 (GER), also
called Rodaer Puppen und Spielwaren Fabrik, made ball jointed character dolls, porcelain
children dolls, walking Mama dolls and celluloid babies,
unknown doll mark. Registered doll trademarks; Herzkaferchen (Lady Bug),
Mein Kleiner Schlingel (My Little Rascal) and Asa-dor.
Bayerische Celluloidwarenfabrik 1897-1926 (GER), made celluloid child, character dolls,
doll mark W -- >
Berliner Celluloidfabrik 1895 (GER), also known as
Kuntz & Company, applied for a patent tor make celluloid doll limbs.
Company 1902-1927 (USA), made
dolls of glass, wood,
composition, metal, celluloid,
doll tradename Snuggles, doll mark unknown.
Buschow & Beck 1888-1930s (GER), made
metal head dolls, celluloid doll heads, both marked
Minerva with a helmet symbol,
their USA partner was Alfred Vischer, dolls were
Wilhelm Buschow 1896-1929 (GER), factory made celluloid (Schildkrote),
rubber dolls, trademark Mein Herzenskind (My Sweetheart) used Simon & Halbig
doll mold 126, Armand Marseille doll mold 342, 370, 410, 990.
Canzler & Hofffman 1906-1951
(W. GER), made stuffed leather dolls, celluloid dolls, miniature dollhouse
dolls, doll mark
Caho, after 1952the company name and location was changed to Caco
Company 1952-1980s (W. GER), new doll mark
Robert Carl 1895-1929
(GER), and successors, made bisque, wax-cloth, cloth & celluloid head dolls,
doll mark Germany a circle RC inside.
Cellba Celluloid Warenfabrik or
Schoberl & Becker 1923-1960s + (GER) - doll mark
winged mermaid (see below for photo).
Erich Dittmann 1948-1960s (GER), made small celluloid dolls,
doll mark EDI Puppen.
Stephan Erhard, also S.
Erhard & Son 1887-1930 (ENG), celluloid dolls, doll mark diamond with
S E & S.
Exeloid Co. 1918-1920 (USA), made
lightweight celluloid Pyralin novelty dolls in blue, pink and white.
Fabricus Toy & Novelty
(USA), jobber, sold celluloid dolls from various mfgs.
Foulds & Freure 1911-1930+ (USA),
jobber, sold German and Japan celluloid dolls, doll mark
F & F NY INC
G. Covert & Co 1913+ (FRA), made celluloid dolls, doll mark a
windmill + Covert.
Giocattoli Brevettati Galetti 1950s-? (ITA) - made small
celluloid souvenir dolls, doll mark symbol of
facing, Made in Italy.
Otto Gans, Gans & Seyfarth
1901-1930s (GER), made
bisque and celluloid dolls, doll mark
Gerzon dolls 1925-1930 Holland, Netherlands, importer and
distributor, advertised celluloid and composition dolls.
Oskar Günther 1924-1925 (GER), made cellulose dolls
in Gräfenroda, Thüringia, registered doll mark
Hambley Brothers 1760+ (ENG),
import, exporter of celluloid & other dolls, doll mark
Up, Thumbs Up.
Heindrich Handwerck 1876-1932 (GER), was known for their bisque head dolls, but also made
some celluloid dolls.
Carl Hartmann 1889-1930 (GER),
exported small bisque and celluloid dolls, doll mark
Heber & Company
1900-1922 (GER), celluloid
dolls, probably other type dolls, too, doll mark HC intertwined.
Hermsdorfer Celluloid Warenfabrik 1925-1927 (GER), made
celluloid baby and child dolls, doll mark symbol of a
Ladybug, a Marienkäfer, DA DA
on the wings.
Theodore Hess & Co.
1918-1930 (GER), made all celluloid jointed dolls.
Carl Heumann 1918-1930 (GER), made
celluloid baby with a bottle and suck a thumb dolls.
Carl Hoffmeister 1890-1925 (GER), made
celluloid dolls, heads from Rheinische Gummi (turtle
mark), metal doll heads from Buschow & Beck with the
doll mark Minerva with a helmet
Hollywood 1941-1926 (USA), made small
celluloid dolls, doll mark a star with Hollywood across it.
Dr. Paul Hunaeus Celluloidwaren-Fabrik 1890-1930 (GER), made celluloid doll
heads and dolls, doll mark PH intertwined,
in 1930 merged with Rheinische Gummi
1912 (GER) made celluloid dolls, doll mark a
standing stork carrying a baby.
Irwin & Company 1926 + (USA), made cloth, composition, celluloid and hard plastic dolls,
doll mark Irwin Made in USA, Non-Flam.
Japan, celluloid doll marks makers unknown -
Symbol Doll Marks;
fleur-de-lis, three acorn leaves.
Word Doll Marks;
Japan Royal, Japanese
Made in Japan, Made in Japan
K + Nippon (made by the Nippon company),
Made in Occupied Japan.
Kammer & Reinhardt
1886-1932 (GER), wax dolls, bisque dolls, cloth dolls, biscaloid (composition
material that looks like bisque) and celluloid dolls marked
K star R,
K & R W, doll molds 301, 406, 700, 701, 717, 728, + others
Katagini Brothers 1930 (USA), made
celluloid dolls, doll mark unknown.
Kestner 1805-1938 (GER), made wax dolls, bisque and
celluloid dolls, JDK turtle marking, plus many other doll
Knickerbocker Doll & Toy Co
(USA), made some celluloid dolls, plus dolls of other materials.
Kohl & Wengenroth
1902-1926 (GER), made celluloid dolls, doll mark
IGODI (for Johannes Dietrich dolls),
+ a female figure symbol
Konig (Köenig) & Wernicke
1911-1935 (GER), made bisque & celluloid dolls, doll mark
K & WW 29815 or
29817, inside a circle + see the turtle mark below.
Kathe Kruse 1910-2001 (GER), made cloth dolls
first, then celluloid dolls, doll mark Schultz KK (1st K is backward).
Langfelder, Homma &
Hayward 1921 + (USA), took over for Morimura, importer of bisque,
celluloid dolls from Germany & Japan, as well as a
distributor of composition and rubber dolls in the USA.
Minor Dolls 1936-1950s + (FRA), made small celluloid dolls with heads made by Petitcollin.
Ernst Liebermann 1894-1938 (GER), made
bisque and celluloid head character dolls and babies on ball jointed body, doll mark
Lona Art Dolls 1927 (GER), used
celluloid heads on August Schmidt cloth bodies, doll marks
Ernest EG.M Luthardt
(GER), Lederpupenfabrik und Export = Factory and Exporter of leather
dolls, also dolls made of bisque, China, celluloid, composition heads on
leather, cloth or felt and composition bodies. In 1929 began using the
Robert Maaser 1911-1930s (GER),
made bisque, composition and celluloid heads on a jointed body.
Marks Brothers 1918-1930s (Boston, MA USA), has name in marking,
importers of bisque & celluloid dolls.
Carl Meyer 1894-1921 (GER), made
bisque, celluloid character dolls and babies.
August Möller & Sohn
(GER), advertised replacement bisque, celluloid and
porcelain heads for child and baby dolls with human or mohair wigs, sometime
later Möller made entire dolls with a bisque head dolly face or composition
dolly face head, on a composition jointed
body. Möller also operated a doll hospital, doll mark
AMUSO, doll molds 70, 100, 1920,
doll name Jeannette.
Molls Doll Co 1950s-1960s (GER), made Trachten-Puppen (costume dolls) in celluloid, doll mark a symbol
of two Scottie dogs playing tug of war.
Wilhelm G. Muller 1900-1930s (GER),
exported celluloid heads made by Schildkröt, doll mark
WEE GE M,
N.A.T.L. Novedad Arte Tomalidad Ingenio 1930-1950s (Spain), made
art and souvenir dolls of celluloid.
Nürnberger Celluloidwaren Fabrik, Gebrüder Wolff
(GER), made celluloid dolls and doll parts, including 1930 Lya die
Schwimmerin, a mechanical swimming doll with a celluloid head.
Palitoy Cascelluloid Co
1919-1968 (ENG), made composition, celluloid and hard plastic dolls.
Parisienne de Celluloisine Cie 1921 (FRA), made celluloid dolls
and nonflammable dolls.
Parsons Jackson Co 1910-1919 (Ohio, USA) made biskoline a celluloid
like material dolls, modeled after real babies both white and black dolls,
doll mark KKK, Biskoline, and a standing
J. Paturel Et Cie 1925-1928 (FRA),
made celluloid child and baby dolls in both white and black.
W. Payne & Son 1772-1927 (ENG), department store imported dolls from France, after WW II
made of their own dolls in celluloid.
(Bavaria), factory that made miniature bisque, celluloid and
China dolls, doll mark Pehalo Hannalore.
Charles Perls Co
(ENG), made celluloid and composition dolls.
Petitcollin 1914-1950s+ (FRA), made celluloid doll heads,
Marie-France, doll mark an eagle with FRANCE
GmbH dolls 1919 to present (GER), 1949+ made celluloid or plastic dolls
mark Plasticbaby, symbol
angel baby doll.
Querzola dolls 1950s-1960s (ITA) made small celluloid souvenir dolls, doll mark, MQ a tree symbol Made in Italy
Les Poupées Raynal 1922-1963 (FRA) - made cloth or felt
dolls, some with celluloid faces, that are Lenci look a like dolls, may have a
marking on the bottom of the shoes; Les Poupées Raynal or a cloth tag;
Les Poupées Raynal Marque Depose Made in France. From (1937-1963) doll martk
a type of celluloid was used for dolls and doll parts which maybe marked
C. A. Reed 1924 (USA), made
celluloid bride and groom dolls.
Goldmann Reich Co 1890-1927 (GER),
made celluloid child and baby dolls with a bent limb body.
W. Reinick 1926 (GER), made bisque
and celluloid head dolls.
Rempel & Breitung 1920-1930+ (GER), handled celluloid
dolls and doll heads made by
Rheinische Gummi und Celluloid Fabrik Co, also
bisque heads and other items used by doll hospitals; bodies, wigs, etc.,
bisque head doll mark 28 117
1 1/4 probably by Rempel & B.