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Charles Edward Turnbull doll, 20" tall

Charles Edward Turnbull doll

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

 

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.

 

M

M & S Plastics LTD. dolls 1960s+ London

   - Baby One doll

Marlborough Manufacturing Company doll mark M.M.C. 1918

Marlborough Manufacturing Company doll mark M.M.C

 

Charles Marsh wax doll mark label 1865-1914

   Charles Marsh doll mark 31 & 32 Corinthian Bazaar Argyll St. London W

31 & 32 Corinthian Bazaar Argyll St. London W

 

Martin & Runyon Doll Company 1862-1865

  - distributor Autoperipatetikos - walking dolls

Mayer & Sherratt ceramic doll heads 1907-1930s Staffordshire, England

   Mayer & Sherratt doll mark Melba Elgland

doll mark Melba, Classic Doll, M & S

 

Ethel Elizabeth M. McCubbin doll mark lion's claw 1914

Ethel Elizabeth M. McCubbin doll mark lion's claw

 

Herbert J. Meech wax dolls 1865-1917

H.J. Meech Doll Maker, Dolls doll mark Cleaned & Repaired, 6, 8, 50 Kennington Road, London S.E.

doll mark H.J. Meech Doll Maker, Dolls Cleaned & Repaired,

6, 8, 50 Kennington Road, London S.E.

 

Merrythought, Ltd. dolls 1930s+ Telford, Shropshire & London

Merrythought, Ltd. doll mark Desinged by G.E. Studdy

 

Mettoy (Metal Toy) Company Ltd. 1932-1984

    - subsidiary Playcraft Toys, Ltd. 1953-1966

     Mettoy Playcraft 1966-1984, in 1971 acquired Rosedale

J. P. Miller & Company dolls 1916-1919 Liverpool

   - trademark compolene, compolite non-break 

Milliner's Model, mannikin dolls 1840-1860s

Madame Augusta Montanari Manufacturer wax dolls 1851-1884

   Madame Augusta Montanari Manufacturer, doll mark label Montanari, 251 Regent St. and 180 Soho Bazaar

251 Regent St. & 180 Soho Bazaar, 13 Charley St., Soho Sqr. London

 

Horace W. & Charles Morrell wax dolls 1870-1930

  Morrell doll mark 164 Oxford Street London

Morrell 164 Oxford Street London

   Charles Morrell 368 Oxford Street London W.

   Charles Morrell, 50 Burlington Arcade London

 

N

 

English doll mark N2. REGD

English doll mark N2. REGD, possibly Nottingham Toy Ind.

 

Peggy Nesbit doll mark label Happy Days 1950s+

Peggy Nesbit doll mark label Happy Days Scotland

 

New Zealand / Australia doll makers

Nunn & Smeed British ceramic head dolls 1915-1927

   Nunn & Smeed Company doll mark NUNSUCH N & S Liverpool No. 7

doll mark Nunsuch N & S Liverpool No 7.

 

Nunn & Smeed doll mark Dolly Dimple No. 4 Liverpool

   Nunn & Smeed doll mark Dolly Dimple No. 4 Liverpool

 

O

Old Cottage Toys & Dolls black diamond label 1940s+

Old Cottage Toys black diamond doll label Great Britain

Overseas Industrial Agency doll mark PEP 1917 London

Overseas Industrial Agency doll mark PEP

 

 

P

Palitoy Cascelloid 1919-1968

Palitoy Diddums doll mark Made in England © Des. 819486/7

Palitoy Diddums doll mark Made in England © Des. 819486/7

 

Papier Mache dolls 1760+

Paramount B. 14301doll mark 1940s+

Paramount B. doll mark 14301

 

John Edward Payne rubber dolls 1849+

W. Payne & Son celluloid dolls 1772-1927

Peacock dolls wax dolls 1862-1889

doll mark 525 New Oxford St. London, W.C

 

Lucy Peck wax dolls 1893-1922

   

doll mark label 131 Regent Street London W

 

Peddler dolls 1700s+

Pedigree Company doll label 1942-1970s, Sindy doll

   - also known as Tri-ang Line Brothers

Pedigree Company doll label

 

Charles Perls celluloid dolls 1916-1922

Charles Pierotti doll mark CP

Charles Pierotti doll mark CP

 

Dominic Pierotti wax dolls 1770-1942

Pierotti wax doll mark

Pierotti doll mark Pieriotti

Plastex Doll Company of England ca. 1938 +

    - doll mark PLASTEX, NONFLAM, ENGLAND

Pomona Made in England marked all wooden dolls 1920s-1930s

    - Pomona Doll Co. by artists Mary V. Wheelhouse  & Louise Jacobs

Frank Popper doll mark FP 1940s+

Frank Popper doll mark FP

 

S. Porter Doll's Hospital, 132 & 134 Finchley Road, London

   - founded by Samuel Porter in the late 1800s to early 1900s

Samuel Porter Doll's Hospital, 132 & 134 Finchley Road, London mark label

 

Potteries Toy Company 1914-1918

Chloë Preston Peek-A-Boos dolls 1911-1939+

    - author, illustrator, doll designer for Dean & Farnell

Prickwillow Pottery Company 1975-1995

   - owners Derek & Margot Andrews

 

Q

Mary Quant Daisy doll 1973-1983

Queen Anne wooden dolls 1700-1750

 

R

E. Randall, Grödner Tal wood dolls 1904-1958

Leon L. Rees & Company 1920-1967+

   - prior name Ellison, Rees & Company 1915-1920

Remeco Collection porcelain doll mark RC 2001-?  London

Job Ridgeway, Cauldron Potteries 1800-1930+

   Job Ridgeway doll mark J. Ridgeway, J.R.

doll mark J. Ridgeway, J.R.

 

Roberts Brothers doll maker 1888

   - became part of Chad Valley Company

Lynne & Michael Roche doll mark tag 1980+

Lynne & Michael Roche doll mark tag

 

Rock China Doll Company 1915-1919

Roddy Doll Company doll mark Rodnoid, Roddy 1938-1950s

    - founded by D.G. Todd

   Roddy doll mark Rodnoid

 

    R continued above

R continued

Rogark Company character dolls 1960s Wales & England

Rogark doll mark

 

 

Roncorone beeswax dolls 1800s

W. A. Rose & Company doll mark W.A.R. inside diamond 1921

W. A. Rose & Co doll mark W.A.R. inside diamond

 

Rosebud Company doll mark 1947-1968, now Mattel

   - in 1934 Eric T. Smith took over business from his father

Rosebud Doll Company doll mark Miss Rosebud England

 

Rosedale Plastics Company 1948-1978 Wales

    - became Tudor Rose Doll Company early 1950s England

      then Rosedale Rose Doll Company until 1978

H. Ross English & Foreign doll mark label 1800s

H. Ross doll mark label 570 Gallery Soho Bazaar English and Foreign Dolls

 

 

S

Saint. Michael Satin Collection porcelain dolls ca. 1980s+

   - porcelain collector dolls Walda & others

Thomas Charles Salisbury doll mark Leda 1917

Thomas Charles Salisbury doll mark Leda

 

Thomas Salter rubber dolls 1915-1930

Samsact LTD. 1963+, see Seltaeb NEMS Enterprises in USA

    - Beatles rubber dolls, plus other memorabilia

Santy Inventor wax dolls 1850-1860

   Santy doll mark 340 Long Room Soho Bazaar London

doll mark 340 Long Room, Soho Bazaar, London

 

Sarold Manufacturing Company Ltd. dolls 1950+ London, Liverpool

  Sarold Manufacturing Company doll mark Sarold Made in England

doll mark Sarold Made in England

 

Sasha dolls by Morgenthaler 1965-2001 Stockport

  - also made by Gotz Puppenfabrik Germany

Heinrich Schelhorn & Co. Ltd. doll & toys trademark Telitoy 1945-1985  

   - Leicester, England, Heinrich was born in Sonneberg, Germany

Heinrich Schelhorn doll mark HS 220

Heinrich Schelhorn doll mark HS 220

Scotland doll makers

Shanklin Toy Industry cloth dolls 1915-1920

   - Nottingham Toy Industry - British Toys

Singing Doll Co., sings, walks, talks doll 1960s+ Harrow, London

Edward Smith wax dolls 1880s

Edward Smith The City Toy Shop doll mark 8 Cheapside London F.C.

doll mark label Edward Smith, The City Toy Shop, 8 Cheap Side London, E. C.

 

Samson Smith China dolls 1846-1900s

  

doll mark intertwined SS, after 1900s marked SS Ltd

 

Speights Doll Factory or Classic Works 1900-1924

  Speights doll mark 6 Classic England, Classic Cecily, Kidette

doll mark 6 Classic England, Classic Cecily, Kidette

 

E. C. Spurin Toy Warehouse dolls 1851-1867

E. C. Spurin Toy Warehouse doll mark New Bond Street London

New Bond Street, London

 

Stallard & Company doll mark Kismi 1905

Star Manufacturing Co. doll mark six pointed star 1887-1929

Star Manufacturing Co doll mark six pointed star

 

Steevan's Manufacturing Company 1917

   - spring activated walking dolls

Harry H.G. Stone & Company doll tag Chiltern Toys 1920-1967

  - subsidiary L. Rees & Company, sold to Chad Valley 1967

H. G. Stone & Company Ltd. mark Chiltern Toys

 

T

Tah Toys Ltd. doll mark Kiddlums 1917-1918 London

Tah Toys doll mark Kiddlums

 

Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey doll mark Sea Baby 1915

Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey doll mark Sea Baby

 

J. Tattersall Ltd. mechanical toys & dolls 1919-1925+ Lancashire

Thomas Industries LTD. trade name Adora Toys Ltd. 1945+

Rayburn Townsend & Co. cloth doll mark Rompa 1924-1925 London

John Tinkler wax doll mark E. Tinkler 1880s

John Tinkler wax doll mark E. Tinkler

 

Edith & Rebecca (sisters) Todhunter dolls 1926+

Toy Importers Co Ltd. doll mark TIMPO TOYS 1938-1979 London

Toy Importers Ltd. doll mark TIMPO TOY, TIMPO TOYS

 

Tri-ang, Line Brothers LTD doll mark L Bros London label 1876 +

   - also known as Pedigree Company 1942-1971

Tri-ang Line Brothers doll mark L Bros. London label

 

Raphael Tuck & Sons paper dolls, postcards + mark RTS 1866 +

Raphael Tuck & Sons paper dolls, postcards mark RTS

 

Tudor Rose Doll Company, early 1950s England

   - then became Rosedale Rose Doll Company until 1978

Tudor Rose Doll Company doll mark made in England 1950s

 

Charles Edward CE Turnbull Dolls & Toys 1872-1963

    - also known as C.E. Turnbull, Turnbull's, The Toy People

     used trade name Charterhouse babies & toys 1917+

Charles Edward Turnbull, C.E. Turnbull, C.E.T. And Co, doll mark CETANDCO

doll mark CETANDCO

 

 

V

Vale of Clwyd Toymakers dolls 1917 Wales, England

Vulcanite Company rubber dolls 1870s

 

W

Wales doll makers

Norah Wellings 1926-1960

   - also called Victoria Toy Works

Welsh Toy Makers dolls 1919 Wales, England

John Wheeler doll mark crown symbol 1864-1879 London

John Wheeler doll mark crown symbol

 

Whyte, Ridsdale & Company dolls 1867-1927

Whyte, Ridsdale doll mark C & H, White Wilton, Portsmouth

   doll mark C & H, White, Wilton, Portsmouth

 

William & Mary wood dolls 1680-1720

Williams & Steer Mfg Company 1940s-1950s

   Williams & Steer doll mark W & St. Made in England

   doll mark W & ST, Made In England

 

Winfield Little Beauty dressed doll 1960s+

Wood dolls, Wooden dolls 1300+

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

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