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Dolls by Material

Dolls are classified by the material of the dolls head

Bisque head doll

Bisque Dolls

Antique bisque head dolls were introduced in the 1850s by Europeans in . . .  Read More

celluloid doll face

Celluloid Dolls

Celluloid dolls are made from cellulose nitrate, alcohol, fillers and camphor . . Read More

ABG doll mold 1262 China shoulder head doll

China Dolls

Antique China dolls were made by mostly German companies from 1836 . . .  Read More

cloth dolls

Cloth Dolls

The history of fabric dolls goes back as far as humans have been making . . .  Read More

composition dolls

Composition Dolls

Early composition dolls were made from glue, glycerin, zinc oxide and Japanese wax . . . Read More

Hard Plastic Dolls

Hard Plastic Dolls

The first dolls produce in the new material of plastic were by the Ideal Toy Company in  . . .  Read More

metal head dolls

Metal Dolls

France has the first patent recorded by René Poulin in 1861 for making doll heads . . . Read More

papier mache dolls

Papier Mache Dolls

Antique papier mâché, carton moulé, carton pâte or holz-masse are all terms . . . Read More

collector porcelain dolls

Porcelain Dolls

Porcelain collector dolls were sold beginning in the 1970s
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rubber dolls

Rubber Dolls

Caoutchouc, India rubber or gum was used for centuries to make dolls or parts of dolls       . .  . Read More

wax dolls

Wax Dolls

Some of the oldest known existing examples of dolls have been found made of wax  . . . Read More

Wood Dolls

Wood Dolls

Wood is a fairly easy material to carve or whittle to create a crude doll in the form of a human . . . Read More

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