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Below is a list of past American antique to vintage doll and toy makers, importers and distributors with company names beginning with L to M, also dates of operation, identifying doll marks, labels, symbols, letters or initials and some details such as doll names and trade marks when known. 


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L.A. Doll Manufacturing Company cloth Bosko doll 1930s

L.A. Doll Mfg Co doll mark Bosko Intermission Harmon - Issing Prod.


L.D. Company composition doll mark L.D. Co. 1914-1915

L.D. Company composition doll mark L.D. Co. 1914, L.D. Co. 1915


L.D.Q. Company composition doll mark 1920s

L.D.Q. doll mark, unknown USA


LJN Toys Ltd Company action figure doll mark 1970-1989

LJN Toys Ltd Company action figure mark symbol upside down horn N


La Madelon dolls by Madeline Frazier 1940s

Madeline Frazier doll mark La Madelon


Labrador cloth tea dolls 1960s+

Jacob Lacmann doll bodies 1860-1883

Jacob Lacmann doll mark Patent March 24th, 1874

doll mark Patent March 24th, 1874


Lackenmacher, Lakenmacher Company doll mark L 1921-1924

Langfelder, Homma & Hayward Company, see Morimura

Langfelder, Homma & Hayward doll mark label Dolly


Langfelder, Homma & Carroll Company 1957-1987 NYC

   - Langcraft small cloth bendable wired pose dolls

Langrock Brothers doll mark 1916-1923 Brooklyn, NY

Langrock Brothers doll mark


Larami Corporation 1947-1995 then Hasbro 1995-2002

Howard Larsen doll mark Jiggle Wiggle 1921-1922

Howard Larsen doll mark Jiggle Wiggle


Latexture Products sewing mannequin 1940s-1950s

C. F. Lauer wax dolls 1842-1888

Laurel Dolls Incorprated 1950s

Lawrence & Company cloth dolls 1827+

Lawrence & Co doll mark Cocheco Aug. 15th 1893

doll mark Cocheco Manufacturing Company 1827 Patented Aug. 15th 1893 Number 503316


Alma LeBlanc Tiny Town felt covered wire dolls 1948-1955 +

Alma LeBlanc Tiny Town doll mark tag


Ledco Industries 1970s+, Made in Hong Kong

Benjamin F. Lee rubber dolls 1821-1870

LeeWards Products, craft dolls 1947-1994

   - Dexter Thread Mills, Inc., now Michael's

Charles Wilson Leipold doll mark 1867-1868 New York

Charles Wilson C.W. Leipold doll mark 307 8 St New York


Lensey Company 1970s

Philip Lerch, Lerch & Company, Lerch & Klag 1866-1875

Philip Lerch, Lerch & Co, Lerch & Klag doll mark Manufacturers No. 7

papier mache doll mark


Lewis Doll (of) Hollywood tag, dates unknown

Lewis Doll of Hollywood doll mark tag


Libby Majorette Doll Corporation 1953+

Liberty Doll Company doll mark 1918-1922

   - doll heads exported to South America

Liberty Company doll mark Liberty


Lifecycles, Inc., Warner Robins, GA 31099

  - owner Charlotte M. Gentry, Fluffi-land cloth dolls 1981-1993

Lillums comic strip character dolls by Carl Ed 1920s-1959

Lillums by Carl Ed doll mark label


Lincoln Industries Company playpal type doll 1964

Robert G. Lindsay doll mark Buddy Bud 1916-1917

Robert G. Lindsay doll mark Buddy Bud


Rosa Lisner Dressed Doll Mfg. Company 1889+ NYC

Dressed Doll Manufacturing Company, Rosa Lisner doll mark Dressed Manf'g Palais Royal Doll Comp.


Live Long Toys Company oil cloth dolls 1923-1940s

Live Long Toys doll mark Chester Gump by Sidney Smith


Live Long Toys doll mark Esther Starring Penny Ross


Bernard Lipfert doll sculptor, designer  (b. 1886 - d. 1974)

   - dubbed the  "Dean of American Dollmakers"

Lomel Enterprises, Incorporated 1986-1993

Hilda Loose kewpie like dolls 1920-1921 NYC

- Butterfly, Pepita; Queen of the Beach & Queen of the Ice dolls

Lovee Company dolls 1970s

Joseph Love Company doll mark Princess Elizabeth 1935

Joseph Love Doll Co doll mark Princess Elizabeth 1935


Lovely Doll Company 1950s

Lu Jon Sun Tan Colored Doll Co. patsy type dolls 1935-1940s


Gladys MacDowell, wax doll artist 1940s-1970s

Madame Louise Doll Company 1939-1947

Paula Mae Sales, Inc., see P & M Doll Company 1950s-1960s

Maggie & Bessie cloth dolls 1897+

Magic Light Products Company 1930s-1940s NYC

    - small glow in the dark composition dolls

Maiden America Toy Company 1915-1919

Maiden America Toy doll mark MAT


Malco Doll Company mail in premium dolls 1960s NYC

Mama dolls 1919+ various doll makers

Manco Doll Company plastic dolls 1950s+

Manhattan Doll & Toy Manufacturing Company 1919-1920

  - Kewpies Model doll, Beauty Kist doll

Seymour Mann porcelain collector dolls 1980s-2004

Seymour Mann musical doll mark maple leaf symbol Mann handmade Porcelain


Pauline Margulies doll mark Empress 1933

Pauline Margulies doll mark Empress


Marjean Doll Accessories, Jewelry label 1920s

Marjean doll accessories & jewelry mark label Marjean symbol of child's head Baby Doll Jewelry



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Marks Brothers Company doll mark 1918-1930s Boston

Marks Brothers doll mark


Marshall Field department store 1852-2006

Marshall Field doll mark Andy Gump Germany

doll mark Andy Gump Germany

Marshall Field doll mark Lord Plushbottom Willard Germany

doll mark Lord Plushbottom Willard Germany


Martin & Rippel wax dolls 1881-1883+

   - renamed National Doll & Novelty Company after 1883

Louis Marx dolls 1919-1979

Louis Marx Dolls & Toys trademark


Mask Face Dolls 1920s+

Mason & Luke Taylor 1881-1885

Matlock Patent Washable papier mache dolls 1899-1914

Mattel Dolls 1959-1970s (still active company)

Maxine Doll Company composition dolls 1926-1930s

Maxine Doll Co doll mark label Baby Gloria

- doll mark Baby Gloria, Mitzie doll


Mayfair Dolls of Distinction, W. York, NY USA 1950s-1960s

Mayfair Dolls of Distinction doll label logo


Mayfair Dolls & Toys Company 1940s Brooklyn, NY

Valerie B. McMahan Baseball Kids doll mark V. McMN 1928+

    - The Baseball Kids composition dolls; Fan Fan-ie & Ginger

Valerie B. McMahan Baseball Kids doll mark V. McMN


Joseph Meer, Inc. doll label Mascotte Boudoir 1922

Joseph Meer, Inc. doll mark label Mascotte Boudoir


Karen A. Meer (1954-2014) artist, Oconomowoc, WI

    - made antique two faced teddy bear dolls, unmarked

Mego Corporation 1954-1983, 2018+ 

Minnie M. Meldram doll mark Soxie 1920

Minnie M. Meldram doll mark Soxie


Mellin's Food Doll Boston, MASS 1920s

 - advertising doll used a Horsman doll

doll mark label Mellin's Food Boston, Mass on neck E.I.H Inc.


Memorial Wreath Company dolls 1974+

   - resold Japan Sekiguchi's Monchichi dolls

Meritus Industries, Inc. doll mark M.I.I. 1983-2000

    - merged in 2000 with D.S.I. Toys, Inc.  

Mermaid Doll & Toy Corporation 1921-1925 New York City

   Muncie Kid Cop.U.S.Pat off C.I.G. 59224 New York Mermaid Doll & Toy Corporation New York label

- Mermaid doll, Mama doll, Muncie Kid doll


Merry Manufacturing Company 1959-1970s Cincinnati, OH

   - brands; Merry Toys, My Merry, Merryland

Metal Devices Corporation phonograph doll 1926

Metal Doll Company doll mark 1902-1904 - All Steel Doll

Metal Doll Company doll mark Patent Pending Made By Metal Doll Co. Pleasant, N.J.


Methodist cloth dolls 1932+

Metropolitan Doll composition dolls 1924-1929

Midwestern Manufacturing Company dress me dolls 1950s

Wesley Miller rubber dolls 1874-1875

Miller Rubber Products doll mark MRP 1922+ Akron, OH

Miller Rubber Products doll mark MRP


Isabel Million dried apple dolls 1911-1919

O. Mills Toy Store papier mache dolls 1851-1856

O. Mills doll mark label

- 194 Sixth Avenue Bet. 13th & 14th Sts.


Mitred Box composition dolls 1911-1917

Milton Bradley, Girls World 1860-1984

  - Emerald Witch doll 972, now Hasbro

J. R. Miranda & Company dolls 1919 Oregon City

   - composition native American Indian characters; Buck, Chief, Little Buck,  Little Princess, Madonna, Papoose, Squaw

Model Patent Washable papier mache 1899-1907

Modern Doll Company composition dolls 1926-1927 NYC

  - in 1927 became Modern Doll & Toy Company

Modern Toy Co., Inc. composition dolls 1914-1926 NYC

   -in 1926 they became part of Modern Doll Company

Modern Toy Company Inc. doll  mark M.T. Co.

doll mark M. T. Co.


Mollye's doll mark 1929-1970s

Mollye's doll mark


Mona Lisa Exclusives plastic dolls 1950s

Monica Studio Dolls 1941-1952

Montgomery Wards department. store 1872-2001

Montgomery Wards trademark 1915

- Wards trademark 1915


Moo V Doll Manufacturing Co. composition dolls 1919-1920

Moravian Church cloth dolls 1872+

Morden Doll Corporation 1950s+ NYC

Morimura Doll Company doll mark MB 1915-1926

Morimura doll mark MB Japan


Enoch Rice Morrison walking doll mark 1862-1865

Enoch Rice Morrison doll mark Patented July 15th, 1862: also in England.

designed the Autoperipatetikos walking dolls


Miss Claire Morris boudoir dolls 1926-1927

Leo Morse turned wood dolls 1920-1923

Ozias Morse; see Dominico Checkeni wax dolls

Leo Moss papier mache dolls 1800s-1900s

Mother's Congress Doll Company cloth doll mark 1900-1911

Mother's Congress doll mark Baby Stuart


C. Moxie doll mark Moxie 1926-1927 Boston

 C. Moxie doll mark Moxie


Multi-Face dolls 1866 +

Mutual Doll Company, see Cameo 1919-1921

Mutual Novelty Corporation 1925-1929

   - boudoir Cubeb smoking dolls

My-Toy Company, Inc. dolls, plush, toys 1929-1974+ NYC

My-Toy Company, Inc. mark logo


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