Schmidt - Dolly Face doll, is 17" tall, bisque socket head,
feathered eyebrows, brown flirty glass sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, composition
jointed body. Doll mold 1272.
Franz Schmidt Dolls 1890-1937
Franz Schmidt founded his doll company in
Georgenthal, Thuringia, Germany in 1890, was also known as Puppenfabrik
Georgenthal. The Simon & Halbig Company supplied the bisque heads,
designed specifically for Franz Schmidt's dolls. Schmidt was very innovative in the doll industry providing many
improvements such as; improved wood joints, pierced nostrils (called
breathers), movable tongue, eye bar and doll voice boxes.
Franz Schmidt made dolls sized 6 to 42" tall, Dolly face, Character Baby and Character
Dolls with bisque heads, glass or painted eyes, kid or composition body, all of whom are very
high quality. Sometimes a z is found in Schmidt's doll marking, this is
believed to stand for zentimeter, German for centimeter.
Franz Schmidt registered doll trade names are: 1909
Cellulobrin, 1910 Tausendschöchen = Daisy and 1913 Little
Boy Blue a baby doll.
The Franz Schmidt Dolly Face
F. S. &. Co
1272 / G5 Deponiert
Franz Schmidt Doll Marks:
Early Franz Schmidt doll mark:
S & C, S & Co.,
Simon & Halbig, Made in Germany.
Later Franz Schmidt
doll mark: FS, F. S. &
C, F. S. & Co, Simon &
mold number on back of head, body may also have ink stamp:
F. S. &