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Edmund Ulrich Steiner Dolls 1894-1916

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Steiner Majestic doll, 19" tall, bisque shoulder head with fixed glass eyes, open mouth, kid leather jointed body.

 doll marked MAJESTIC, A #/o M, Made in Germany.

Edmund Ulrich Steiner, according to his obituary,  was born 1858 in Sonneberg, Thuringia, Germany.  Edmund appears to have been active in the toy industry as early as 1864, perhaps helping and working with his father, who produced one of the first high grade doll lines for export to the USA, his brother Albert was also known to the doll industry.

 

Over the course of his career, Edmund produced, distributed and worked for; Horsman, L. H. Mace & Co., Strobel & Wilken, Louis Wolf, Curman & Steiner, by 1901 he managed Samstag & Hilder's doll department for the next six years, he then rejoined Louis Wolf. 

 

Mr. Edmund Steiner passed away in 1916, it was reported that he had crossed the Atlantic and amazing eighty-four times.

 

 Edmund Ulrich Steiner patented walking and sitting dolls in 1902, registered the trademark Liliput and Majestic also in 1902, although both had been in use since 1894.  Registered the trademark Daisy in 1903. 

 

Edmund Ulrich Steiner doll mark EUSt. inside a diamond, Made in Germany

Edmund Ulrich Steiner doll mark EUSt. inside a diamond,

Made in Germany

Edmund Ulrich Steiner doll mark Majestic, A 8/0 M, Made in Germany

Edmund Ulrich Steiner doll mark Majestic, A 8/0 M,

Made in Germany by Armand Marseille.

 

Note:  Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabik's doll mark of ESTP is similar on worn doll molds, but these companies are not connected.

Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabrik elephant symbol ESTP

Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabrik elephant symbol ESTP

Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabik doll mark ESTP Germany

Erste Steinbacher Porzellanfabik doll mark ESTP Germany

 

 

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