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Below is a list of past Britain, British, England, English or United Kingdom antique doll makers or distributors of dolls from the 1680s onward A to L.

 

Included is the Company name, dates of operation, doll mold numbers, identifying doll marks, labels, letters, initials, doll trade names and symbols when known. 


 

British / English Doll Makers

 

< A-L >  M-Z

 

It should be noted:  All English dolls are British, but not all British dolls are necessarily English.

 

England doll mark symbol 40 England HP 10"

doll mark (upside down) ʊ symbol 40 England HP 10', unknown

 

A

A & A Merchandising Products Co. Ltd. 1941+

   - doll patents No. 626901, No. 646745

The Acorn Toy Company Ltd. 1944+

   - doll & toys trade mark an acorn on oak leaf 1944

Adart Ltd. photograph dolls pat. no. 22825, 1908+

Adlon walking dolls with Mama voice boxes 1920s

Adora Toys Ltd. doll trade mark Adora 1945+ London

Airfix Products Industries, Ltd. 1939-2006 London

    - was acquired by Hornby in 2007

Agrespoly Dolls 1950s-1970s Made in Hong Kong

Agrespoly black doll mark D220 Made in Hong Kong

 

M. W. Alderson doll hands hold objects pat. no. 14511, on 9/1890

Frederic Aldis wax dolls mark label 1878-1901

Frederic Aldis wax dolls mark label 11 & 13 Belgrave Mansions SW

doll mark 11 & 13 Belgrave Mansions SW

 

Thomas Aldred wax dolls 1881-1903

Alresford Crafts bears & dolls 1972-1992 Alresford, Hampshire

All British Doll Manufacturing Company 1915-1919

   - composition, kid, papier mache dolls & doll wigs

All British Doll Manufacturing Company doll mark Allbrit

doll mark Allbrit

 

Richard & Sons Allwin Doll Company doll mark ALLWIN 1935+

Richard & Sons Allwin Doll Company doll mark ALLWIN

- Shirley Temple look a like dolls

 

Amanda Jane LTD. 1952-2007 Sussex

  - plastic or vinyl Amanda Jane & Amanda Jane Baby dolls

Amara Designs puppet, souvenir rag dolls 1975+ Herfordshire

H. K. Armitage patent No. 254,105 for a diving doll June 25, 1925

M. O. Arnold pat no. 11356 mechanical doll on wheels 1904+

Art Fabric Mfg. Co. cloth doll mark 3 girls 1913-1916 London

Art Fabric Manufacturing, England cloth doll mark 3 girls standing

 

Art Master of Chelsea Ltd. costume 9" doll kits 1975+ Middlesex

Art Plastic Ltd. unbreakable art dolls 1950s+ London

Art Toy Manufacturing cloth dolls 1919-1923 & NYC

Art Toy Mfg. doll mark label 672300

 

Art Toy Manufacturing Co doll mark Misska

doll mark Misska, trade name Bathing Jeff doll

 

Atlantic Rubber Company doll mark Toggy 1923+ London

Atlantic Rubber Company Limited doll mark Toggy

 

Atlas Manufacturing Company  1914-1918 London

   - cloth, British ceramic heads & hands dolls

Mabel Lucie Attwell artist, doll designer 1914-1962

   - designed Bambinas for Chad Valley & others including Roddy Doll Co. Diddums dolls, Pooksie doll, Caresse dolls

Austen & Haben Company 1916 Peckham, England

   - British ceramic & cloth dolls

Australia doll makers

 

B

Bailey Potteries Ltd. Lo-La dolls, heads, limbs 1940+ Stoke-on-Trent

William Bailey Company doll mark KLIPTIKO 1916+

William Bailey doll mark KLIPTIKO

 

Florence Annie Barker doll mark eye symbol E 1905+ Yorks

Florence Annie Barker doll mark eye symbol E in a circle

 

Isaac Barrett & Company doll sound patent No. 420,361 1922-1933+

Marjorie Lillian Bartholomew soft doll mark Marty 1959+ Essex

Ena Marjorie Bartley doll mark Rhythbar 1953+ Birmingham

John Batt & Company doll mark bat symbol 1883 London

John Batt doll mark bat symbol

 

Anthony Bazzoni composition, speaking dolls, wax dolls 1828-1878

Beaver Doll & Toy wood dolls 1916-1917 NY/CAN/ENG

The Beaver Doll & Toy Company doll mark Beaverability

doll mark Beaverbilt, Beaverbeasts, Beaverability

 

Henry S. Benjamin Company doll mark Victory Doll 1887-1926 London

Henry S. Benjamin Company doll mark Victory Doll

 

Bennett & Erland dolls, doll house makers 1974+ London

Mabel Bland-Hawkes cloth dolls 1918-1930

Bluebird Toys Plc 1980-1998 - now owned by Mattel USA

Boudoir dolls 1915-1930s

British Made black bisque doll mark ca. 1918, unknown, Unk

British Made black doll mark, unknown

 

British National Doll mark BND 1930-1960

British National doll mark BND

 

British Novelty Works (presumed) doll mark BNW 1915

Brown & Richie, Ltd. 1940s +

    - doll trademark a crown, lion on a shield & BR in a square

     Daddy's Queen doll head mark APEX

Brown, Westhead & Moore Co. doll mark B.W.M. & Co 1859-1891

    - in 1891 took over S. Hancock & Sons

Brown, Westhead & Moore doll mark B.W.M & Co.

 

      

C

Canada doll makers

Cascelloid Ltd. celluloid dolls 1919-1968 London

   - also known as Palitoy Company

Cassidy Brother's, Casdon Toys 1946-1971+ Blackpool, UK

Cauldon Potteries Ltd. pottery doll heads1920-1932

Chad Valley Doll Company  1897-1978

Childs & Sons papier mache head doll mark mid-1800's

Child's & Sons doll mark 51 Kings Road, Brighton, label

 

Chiltern Toy Works dolls 1908-1920+

    - 1920-1967+  H.G. Stone & Company LTD., sold to Chad Valley

Clarke, Nicholls & Combe doll mark globe & ship 1870+ Middlesex

Classic dolls, see Speights LTD 1900-1924

Cobo cloth dolls 1870s+ Bailiwick Guernsey

Marguerite (Grete) Cohn doll mark Grecon 1920-1950s?

    - 1920 Berlin, Germany & 1940 London, England

       felt dollhouse dolls with metal feet

Marguerite Cohn doll mark Grecon

 

S. Coleman wax dolls prior to 1867

  

Nos. 6, 7, 11, 12, & 26, Ground Floor Pantheon, Oxford Street Entrance

 

Crabet Shape Company mask faced dolls 1916-1918

William Henry Cremer Junior & Son doll mark 1862-1900

  

Cremer Dolls Toys Games 210 Regent St.

 

Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Company 1889-1940s

Crown Staffordshire H.J.H. doll mark

doll mark Crown Staffs The Caversham doll H.J.H.

 

D

Cowan De Groot, Importers dolls 1922-1950s London

   Cowan De Groot & Ross, Importers doll mark logo

doll mark Codeg

 

Dean's Rag Book Company doll mark DRBC 1903 + London

Dean's Rag Book doll mark DRB Co, D.R.B. Co. Lo., DRBC

 

Dennis Malley & Company doll mark demalcol 1921-1924

 

Dent & Company of Windsor, England 1897

Dent & Company doll mark 261 dep Germany

Queen Victoria bought doll for a God-daughter,

marked 261 dep Germany (Bahr & Proschild head)

 

Diamond Pottery Company dolls 1908-1935 Hanley

Diamond Pottery Company doll mark DPCo. 161 head on ribbon symbol

doll mark DPCo English Make, doll mold 68-8, 159, 161, 164, 654305

 

Diamond Tile Co. doll mark England with diamond 1933-1943

Diamond Tile Co. doll mark England with diamond symbol

 

Doll Industries Ltd. doll mark DIL Made in England 1948+ London

Doll Industries Limited doll mark DIL Made in England

   trademark Doll-In-Doll, dolls can be unmarked as well

 

Doll Manufacturers 1917-1920 Tunbridge Wells

   - British ceramic heads, mask face, black & Hindu

Doll Pottery Company 1916-1920 Fenton

   - may have English Make in the doll marking

Dollies Ltd. ca. 1933-1935 Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Dollies Ltd. doll mark Dollies # British, Britisch

    doll mark Dollies # British or Britisch

    in 1935+ joined Dean's Rag Book to form Dean's Dollies Ltd.

 

Dorothy doll mark Dorothy 9082 made in England, unknown

 

Dura Porcelain Company 1915-1918 Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs

Dura Porcelain Company doll mark Benco Dura, DU 28 RA

 

E

East London Federation Suffragettes Factory doll mark E.L.S.F.

East London Federation of Suffragettes Toy doll mark E.L.S.F.

 

Georg P. Eckardt  (Eckart) doll mark GEO 1820-1930+ & GER

Eckardt & Co doll mark GEO

 

E continued above

E continued

Hans E. Eckardt (Eckart) doll mark horse drawn cart 1895+

Hans E. Eckardt (Eckart) doll mark horse drawn cart

 

Walter & Ronald Eckardt (Eckart) 1920-1925

John Edwards wax dolls 1868+

Edwards & Pamflett doll mark Cecily Doll tag 1918-1923

Edwards & Pamflett doll mark Cecily Doll tag

 

Eisenmann doll mark Einco 1881-1940 London, Furth, Bavaria

   - known as King of the Toy Trade

Eisenmann doll mark Germany Einco

 

Elite Doll Company 1915-1918 Staffordshire

Elite Doll Co mark Dep. Elite U.S. 1

British ceramic head doll mark Dep. Elite U.S.1

 

Ellison, Rees & Company doll mark Ellarco 1915-1920

  - then (Leon) L. Rees & Company 1920-1963

 Ellison, Rees & Company doll mark Ellarco

 

Empire Porcelain Company founded 1896-1967

  Empire Porcelain  doll mark 70. Empire Stoke-on-Trent

doll mark 70. Empire Stoke-on-Trent 1916+

 

Empress Pottery - see Dura Porcelain Company

English Rag Dolls 1892+

Stephen Erhard celluloid doll mark S.E.S, S E & S  1887-1930

Stephan Erhard doll mark S.E. & S.

 

Joseph H. Evans & Sons wax dolls 1868-1881

Joseph Evans doll mark 114 - 115 - 116 Newgate St. London

doll mark Manufacturers and Importers

114 - 115 - 116 Newgate St. London E-C

 

F

Fairways House Products Ltd., mail order house dolls 1950s

   - 325, Hillside, Stonebridge, London NW10

Falcon Pottery Works - see William Henry Goss

J. K. Farnell & Company  dolls 1871-1968

   - renamed Twyford Works 1968-1970

   JK Farnell & Company doll mark Alpha Toys Made in England

Farnell's Alpha Toys label Made in England

 

Samuel Finburgh cloth WW 1 soldier doll 5th June 1915

 

G

G & S ENGLAND, doll mark, pot or earthenware head, unknown

doll mark G & S ENGLAND on pot or earthenware head

 

G. B Made in England doll mark, unknown

G. B Made in England doll mark, unknown

 

Gamages Department Store 1878-1972 Holborn, London

Georgian wood dolls 1750-1800

 Godfrey Sisters doll mark sheaf of wheat SG initials 1880

Godfrey Sisters doll mark sheaf of wheat SG ititials 880 

 

C. Gooch wax dolls made by Charles Marsh 1865+

C. Gooch doll mark C. Gooch Soho Bazaar made by Chas. Marsh

doll mark C. Gooch Soho Bazaar Chas. Marsh

 

Googly Eye Dolls 1911+

William Henry Goss & Company dolls 1858-1934

Gourdel, Vales & Company  doll mark Thumbs Up 1921

 

H

Fr. Haas & Company doll mark Fr. H & Co Patent

Fr. Haas & Co doll mark Fr. H & Co.

 

Hamley Brothers doll mark Fums Up Thumbs Up 1760+

  

   Hamleys Brothers doll mark Hamleys Doll Repaired, 64 Regent St. W

doll mark Hamleys Doll Repaired, 64 Regent St. W

   distributed Admiral John Jellicoe dolls

 

Sampson Hancock & Sons dolls 1891-1937

  - also called; Gordon Works, Corona Pottery.

   doll mark S. H. & S. English Make

 

 doll mark NTI  BOY English Make

 

Hancock doll mark NTI  GIRL English Make

 doll mark NTI  GIRL English Make

 

Hancock's designer; Hilda Cowham designer's doll mark

 

Laurie Hansen & Company doll mark tag 1915-1921

    - 9-15 Whitecross Street, London EC

Laurie Hansen & Company doll mark The Laurie Toys & Games tag

 

Harwin & Company doll mark The Educational Doll 1911-1921

Harwin & Company doll mark button the educational doll

 

Hestair Kiddicraft Toys Ltd. dolls & toys 1977-1989 England

  - in 1989 the company was sold to Fisher-Price NY, USA

Hewitt & Leadbeater 1907-1920 Longton, Staffordshire, England

  - 1919 called Hewitt Brothers, 1926+ known as Willow Pottery,

    operating with Cauldon Potteries Ltd.

Hewitt & Leadbetter, Hewitt Bros, Willow Pottery doll mark H & L Willow England

doll mark H & L Willow England

 

(John Lord) Hinde Brothers doll mark Dollie Dimple 1888+

Hinde Brothers doll mark Dollie Dimple

 

Elizabeth Horne dolls 1890 South Hampstead, Middlesex

   Elizabeth Horne doll mark The Real Dolls House Female Toy Making

doll mark The Real Dolls House Female Toy Making Depot

 

(British) Hong Kong, China - doll makers

R. Hovenden & Sons doll mark Lon RH don & Sons 1820-1929

R. Hovenden & Sons doll mark Lon RH don  & Sons

 

 

I

IDL Made in England doll mark on composition dolls, unknown

England doll mark IDL Made in England

 

Ideal Toy Company Eskimo cloth dolls 1915 Hackney, London

Abraham & Henry Isaacs doll makers 1881-1884, succeeded by

  - A. & J. Isaacs 1884-1887, then  Isaacs & Henry in 1891 

A. & J. Isaacs doll mark The Cherub Doll 1886
A. & J. Isaacs doll mark
The Cherub Doll 1886

 

Annie Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit 1906 Surrey, England

Annie Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit

 

 

J

Arthur William James doll mark AABA 1907+ Hyde Park

Arthur William James doll mark AABA

 

Anne Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit 1906 East Surrey

Anne Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit

 

Izzard Importer doll mark label 136 Regent Street 1860-1878+

Izzard Importer doll mark 136 Regent St. 136

 

K

Keen & Company 1913-1933, see Julius Kohnstam

Kleeware Plastics Company miniature dolls 1938-1959

    - 1959 acquired by Rosedale Plastics

  Kleeware Plastics Company doll mark Kleware Made in England

 doll mark Kleeware England 

Julius Kohnstam, Keen Company dolls 1913-1933

 

L

L 5 C inside diamond RD (or BD) England doll mark, unknown

L C RD England doll mark, unknown

 

Liberty & Company of London 1906+

   - distributed Mdvanii dolls by Billy Boy 1989+

Linda Dolls 1950s+ souvenir, costume dressed small dolls

   - hangtag; A Linda durable plastic doll, Made in Hong Kong

Line Brothers LTD, Tri-ang Bros. doll label 1876-1942+ London

- also known as Pedigree Company 1942-1971

Tri-ang Line Brothers LTD. doll mark label L Bros. inside a triangle

 

London Rag Dolls 1865-1905

Auguste Loriot, toy maker; wax dolls, toy soldiers, 1784-1807

A. Loriot, New Bond Street, London doll label

A. Loriot, New Bond Street, London label

 

British / English Doll Makers  <A-L>  M-Z

 

Note:  In April of 1942 the British Board of Trade banned further production of doll heads

made by Pottery companies, this was likely due to World War II (1939-1945)

 

 

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