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APW Paper Company dolls 1924 Albany, NY USA, made 12" black rag dolls on printed cloth, that was cut out, sewn and stuffed. It is unknown if the cloth was imprinted with the maker.
Stella Adler, Adler Favor & Novelty Company dolls 1919-1930 USA, boudoir type dolls with long limbs, floppy cloth character dolls; Boo doll, Sal doll and Rube doll all with voice boxes, mask face dolls; Doodle Dear doll and an infant doll, Baby Love doll.
Alkid Doll Company 1919-1921 USA, made all kid leather dolls, socket head with a shoulder plate dolly face, with glass eyes, closed mouth, mohair wig. Doll mark symbol a standing mountain goat, with ALKID DOLL TRADEMARK Pat'd applied for.
Alliance Toy Company dolls 1917-1920 England, made all cloth character dolls, Golliwogg dolls.
B. Altman & Co dolls 1920s-1930s USA, New York city department store sold cloth dolls labeled; Made in (Name of Country) for B. Altman & Company. Some of these cloth dolls resembled Alma dolls, they also imported unmarked Norah Welling dolls from England.
American Art Dolls 1916-1917 USA, connected to Strobel & Wilken, made cloth character dolls of stockinette or canvas similar to Käthe Kruse dolls.
American Made Toy Company dolls 1929 USA, made printed cloth character dolls and soft stuffed animals.
American Stuffed Novelty Co. dolls 1923-1930 NYC, Art and Boudoir dolls with long limbs in sateen fabric, painted press cloth face, Aunt Jemima doll, Like Like Line of dolls; Co-Ed Flapper doll, Pierrot doll, Pierrette doll, Trilby doll, distributed thru Edwin A. Besser, Borgfeldt, Louis Wolf & Co.
Anita Novelty Co Dolls 1929+ USA, in 1929 joined the European Doll Manufacturing Company, made French head Flapper boudoir dolls, pillow dolls and novelties.
Annalee Mobilitee Dolls 1930s-present, USA, felt cloth dolls of children, adults, animals, imaginary characters and more.
Annin & Co dolls 1925-1926 USA, made printed lithograph cloth dolls from a two piece pattern that was stitched together by the home sewer.
S. Arno & Son dolls 1917-1918 England, made cloth dolls.
Arnold Print Works dolls 1876-1925+ USA, colorful printed lithograph cloth dolls, cut, stuffed, sewn by the home sewer.
Art Fabric Mills dolls 1899-1910 (sole distributors, then successors Selchow & Richter 1911-1930), USA, Edgar Newell (company President) created a cutout printed cloth infant doll named Life-Size Doll, 8-30" tall, colorful lithograph facial features, hair, black high boots, undergarment and printed on bottom of foot: Art Fabric Mills New York Pat. Feb, 1900. Some Art Fabric Mills cloth doll names are: Topsy dolls, Cry Baby Pin Cushion doll, Foxy Grandpa doll, Buster Brown doll 16", Diana doll, Bridget doll, Uncle doll, Baby doll, Billy doll and the Newlywed Kid dolls.
Art Toy Manufacturing Co dolls 1919-1923 England, trade name Misska dolls made of cloth 9 - 30" tall or plush covered kapok filled cloth bodies in white, pink or blue with stamped trimming and velvet faces. Two styles; style No. A. had long hair plaits and style No. B had a fur muff.
Atlas Manufacturing Co dolls 1914-1918 England, made cloth dolls, also some dolls with British ceramic heads and hands.
Aunt Jemima Mills Co dolls 1908-1910, USA, printed lithograph fabric Aunt Jemima dolls and other related cloth rag dolls.
Aux Trois Quarters dolls 1905-1924s France, famous Paris department store that sold special order dolls that bear their name, made of bisque or cloth from various doll makers.
Bach Brothers dolls 1908-1909 USA, black or white flat faced with painted hair and facial features cloth dolls named Bye Bye Kids dolls.
G. Bagnaro dolls 1928-1930 France, handmade cloth mask face shoulder head dolls named La Pompadour dolls
L. Bamberger & Co dolls 1892-1930s USA in 1930 made a line of cloth dolls used the slogan; Under the China-Berry Tree.
Beecher Baby doll, Missionary Rag Baby doll 1885-1910, USA, handmade cloth dolls by Julia Jones and the Sewing Circle of the Congregational Church in Elmira, New York.
Bell & Francis dolls 1906-1921, England, cloth character dolls including Allied Forces dolls, and British ceramic and composition dolls.
Rolf Berlich dolls 1920-1924, German, cloth dolls with side glancing glass eyes, jointed bodies, mohair wig with a lead seal attached to dolls hand.
Gregoire Biberian dolls 1929-1931, French, cloth art dolls, intertwined BG doll mark.
Fritz Bierschenk dolls 1906-1930s, German, cloth mask face dolls and bisque head baby and child dolls.
Binder & Cie dolls 1918+, French, made cloth dolls, doll mark BK in script.
Bippy Doll 1940, 18" tall, all cloth elf doll, based on the children's story book by Elizabeth Downing Barnitz, doll maker unknown, the cloth Bippy doll is unmarked.
Mabel Bland-Hawkes dolls 1918-1930, England, small cloth and mascot dolls called Cuddley doll, also Baby Royal doll and a multi-face, three faced Caprice doll.
Bonin & Lefort & Cie dolls 1923-1928, French, costumed cloth dolls, doll mark a symbol of a boy, girl, a doll in a circle.
Bonser Doll Products 1925-1930, USA, washable cloth stockinette dolls; Betty Bonser doll, Bobby Bonser doll, Buddy Bonser doll and composition Rattle dolls.
Cabbage Patch Dolls 1977+ (USA), created by Xavier Roberts and delivered in the fictional Babyland Hospital in Cleveland Georgia. These Little People cloth stuffed dolls were available to prospective new parents for a fee, in exchange they received a Little People cloth signed hand stitched doll, adoption papers, birth certificate and name tags. By 1982 Coleco was granted licensing to mass produce the dolls who were renamed Cabbage Patch Kids and are now stamped; Copy R 1978-1982, Original Appalachian Art Works, Inc., Manufactured by Coleco Ind. Inc. Made in Hong Kong
Cocheco Manufacturing Co then Lawrence & Co dolls 1827-1893+ Boston, MA USA, made cloth rag dolls beginning in 1889 designed by Celia & Charity Smith, rag dolls marking; 1827 Cocheco Manufacturing Company, Boston - New York - Phlia (in a circle), Lawrence & Co, Patented Aug. 15th 1893 number 503316. 1893 Ida Gutsell designed cloth rag dolls.
Collingbourne Mills 1920s USA, made cut out and sew at home cloth rag dolls and doll clothing.
Columbian Dolls 1891-1910 USA, sisters Emma & Marietta Adams made dressed cloth dolls with flat hand painted facial features.
DeWitt C. Bouton dolls 1899+ USA, Topsy Turvy doll, black and white dolls with sateen painted facial features and hair, with a purple patent stamp
Louis Eisen dolls 1927-1929 USA, imported cloth pressed mask face dolls Art dolls, probably from France; Clown dolls, Peasant dolls, Artist dolls, Children dolls, dolls names; Apache doll (a French ruffian doll), Argentine doll, Aviator dolls, Aviatrix doll.
J. K. Farnell & Co 1871-1968 (ENG), also known as Farnell's Alpha Toys, made pressed felt, velvet, stockinette cloth dolls, with side glancing eyes and smiling mouths, chubby bodies of stockinette with seams in front, back and sides of each leg, mohairor human hair sewn on in a circular pattern. Farnell made child dolls, native dolls, novelty dolls, coronation portrait dolls of King Edward VIII, King George VI,, dolls are marked with a tag; Farnell, Alpha Toys, Made in England or H. M. The King, Made in England, J. K. Farnell & Co, Action London or the portrait character's name.
George H. Hawkins dolls 1867-1870 NYC, USA, made cloth head dolls saturated with glue or sizing, pressed into dies and hardened retaining its shape. Doll heads marked on shoulder X.L.C.R DOLL HEAD Pat. Sept. 8, 1868 (issued in USA, France, England) which is sometimes found on Automata Mechanical dolls made by William Farr Goodwin.
Richard G. Krueger dolls 1920s-1930s USA, made cloth dolls, mask face dolls, rag dolls and stuffed plush animals in the 1920s-1930s. Maintained a close working relationship with King Innovations, who was the sole licensed manufacturer by Rosie O'Neill of cloth stuffed Kewpie dolls. The cloth dolls are similar to Averill, Mollyes and Knickerbocker dolls. Body and clothing is usually well marked with a cloth tag: R Krueger NYC.
Knickerbocker Specialty Company dolls 1904, USA, made a cutout cloth rag doll that looked like a Buster Brown doll.
Mothers Congress Dolls Company 1900-1911, Philadelphia, PA USA - made cloth rag dolls from a seven piece pattern to be put together, dolls designed by Madge Lansing Mead, doll mark found on some dolls; Baby Stewart doll, Children's Favorite doll, Mothers' Congress Doll, Philadelphia, Pa. Pat. Nov. 6, 1900.
Nelke Corporation dolls 1917-1930, Philadelphia, PA USA, made from single piece of knitted stockinette fabric from the Elk Knitting Mills Company (owned by Harry Nelke), the cloth dolls have bright waterproof painted faces, stuffed with floatable Java fabric without using pins or buttons, had a ribbon label marked Nelke. 1918 Nelke Dollies doll, 920-1929 Gold Dust Twins dolls; Dusty and Goldie 5 1/2" tall, cloth advertising dolls for Gold Dust washing powder soap, 1921 Nelke Boy doll, Nelke Clown doll, 1923 Nelke Cop doll and the Imp doll, 1923 Diggeldy Dan doll, a cherub like rag doll, 1924-1930 Indian dolls, Sailor dolls sizes 12, 14, 18" tall, some cloth dolls are shown in the Sears 1928 catalog page 157, Nelke dolls were also distributed by Davis & Voetsch.
Shanklin Toy Industry dolls 1915-1920 England - then became Nottingham Toy Industry - British Toys, made cloth dolls with composition heads or mask faces, cloth bodies usually of stockinet and baby dolls in both black or white. 1917 Baby Bunting doll, Bambino doll, Betty and Kate Greenaway children dolls, cloth Paddler dolls that can sit or stand wearing black and white swimsuits and hats. 1918 British Babes dolls, Bye-Bye Baby dolls, Christopher dolls, Jane dolls, Jim doll, Patty doll, Prudence doll, Shirley and Suzanne dolls. 1919 Baby Ann doll, Miss Peggy doll and a Bather doll.
Izannah F. Walker dolls 1865+ Central Falls, Rhode Island USA, primitive stockinette stuffed cloth rag dolls with oil painted or sculptured faces, doll mark Patented Nov. 4th, 1873, I.F. Walker's Patent Nov. 4th, 1873 or unmarked. It is believed Miss Walker may have produced her cloth dolls as early as 1840.
Martha L. Wellington dolls 1883+ Brookline, Massachusetts USA, made flesh colored cloth stockinette baby dolls, wire frame inside head for shape, pressed and painted facial features, painted arms and lower legs, stuffed with cotton, doll marked in an oval Patented Jan. 8, 1883.
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