S – American Doll Makers and Marks

Below is a list of past American antique to vintage doll and toy makers whose company name begins with S dates of operation, identifying doll marks, labels, symbols, letters or initials and trade marks when known. 

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S & H Novelty Co. 1925-1930s
– Tee-Wee doll patent Dec. 6, 1927, Bye-Lo like doll
Saalfield Publishing Co. doll mark SPTCO 1900-1977
Samet and Wells Company 1975+
– made plastic mask face, cloth body dolls & animals
Louis Sametz doll mark Indian head symbol 1918-1924
Samstag & Hilder Brothers dolls 1894-1920
– Fluffy Ruffles doll, Hug Me Kiddies doll
– or Hug Me Kid doll, Peter Pan Play dolls
Samstag & Hilder Brothers doll mark Peter Pan Play
Sanitoy, Inc. dolls 1970s+
Saxon Toy Corporation 1940s-1950s+ Brooklyn, NY
Schaper Toys, W.H. Schaper Mfg. Company 1949-1986 MN
– a division of Kusan, Inc, sold to Tyco in 1986
Li’l Me dolls 1970s-1980s
W.H. Schaper Mfg. Co. doll toy mark WHS Inc. Pat. Pend.
Schavior Rubber Co. rubber dolls 1926-1930s
J. L. Schilling Co. phonograph talking dolls 1943-49 NYC
– doll mark doll mark Pat. 1998149 other PATS PEND
Louis Schmetzer doll mark LS & C wheel symbol 1875-1876
Minna M. Schmidt wax dolls 1923-1930s
Schoen Toy Manufacturing 1917-1922, see next
Schoen & Yondorf doll mark SAYCO 1922-1960s
Albert Schoenhut doll mark Pat. Jan 17th, 1911 (1872-1935)
FAO Schwartz Toy store doll mark 1848-1925+
– Henry, Richard, Gustav & Frederick FAO Schwartz of NYC 1862
SeaBabies cloth dolls 1989+ Orleans, MA
Seamless Toy Corp. dolls 1914-1929
Sears Happi-time dolls 1901-1967
Seeley doll body mark © Vernon Seeley 1946-2009
– reproduction doll molds, bodies, products
Seiberling Latex Products Co. rubber dolls 1921-1964 Ohio
– Disney characters, Bye-Bye Baby dolls
Selchow & Righter doll mark S & R 1864-1930
Seltaeb NEMS Entreprises Limited 1963+
– Beatles rubber dolls, plus other memorabilia
Seymour Mann porcelain dolls 1980s-1990s
B. Shackman & Co. dolls 1898-present NYC
– doll mark label copyright Geo Mac Manus
J. B. Sheppard & Company cloth dolls 1900+
– Philadelphia Baby doll, Sheppard Baby doll
Sherman Doll & Toy Company 1950s-1960s NYC
– Judee doll, A Child’s Sweetheart doll
M & S Shillman doll mark M & S 1925-1930
J. Shin Co. dba Village Toys 1980s
– Ice Cream dolls made in Hong Kong
Shindana black dolls 1960s-1980s Los Angeles
Lita & Bessie Shinn doll mark Shinn Sisters 1916-1920
Signature Doll Company 1969+ NYC

Shows Dolls Co. ca. 1950s NYC
– funny face cloth boy with freckles doll 16″
Shreve Island Plantation Julie Ann Mayer dolls 1932-1950s
– flat wood or plastic hand painted dress up dolls 3 3/4″
Shulman & Sons doll mark SS NY 1906 on a scroll 1906-1924
Sibyl Fortune Teller Doll Co 1738 S. Oxford Ave. LA 1925-1930+
Silk Novelty Corporation mask face dolls 1930s
Silver Doll & Toy Co. 1923-1924, see Ralph A. Freundlich
M. Silverman & Co. doll mark My Beauty SMS 1919-1924
Simpich Character Dolls on base 1952-2007 Colorado
Simpson-Crawford cymbalier dolls 1904-1906
Skippy Doll Corporation dolls 1960s+ Brooklyn, NY
Celia & Charity Smith cloth dolls 1889-1911
D. M. Smith & Co. wooden dolls 1852-1885
– also Henry Mason, Mason & Taylor
Ella Smith Alabama Baby cloth doll mark Pat. Nov. 9, 1912
PD Smith Company composition dolls 1913-1922
E. L. Sommer & Company rubber doll mark ESCO 1921-30
Lewis Sorensen artist wax dolls 1934-1985 Fullerton, CA
Marjorie Spangler Dolls Inc. 1970s+
Spiegel catalog company dolls 1933+
Stahlwood Co. rubber squeak dolls 1950s
Standard Doll Company 1917-1960s+
Star Doll & Toy Company 1915-1960s
Starlite Scioto Doll Mold Co. ?-2000
– now owned by Evans Cermaic Suppy 2000 to present
Starr Dolls plastic doll mark SD 1950s
Stashin Doll Company plastic dolls 1950s+
Sterling Doll Co. boudoir dolls 1920s-1930s
– Babe Ruth doll, Harold Red Grange doll
Mary M. Steuber doll mark patent June 25, 78
– patent for sewing cloth stocking to leg to
– boot, with China, bisque or papier mache heads
Strasburger, Pfeiffer & Company china doll mark 1880-1882
Adolph Strauss doll mark ASCO, SECO 1857-1937
– then Strauss Eckhardt & Co 1923-1925+
Fred F.J. Strauss Company doll mark STRACO 1960-2001
Lewis Straus & Sons figurine doll mark RW 1896+ Rodolstadt
Strawbridge & Clothier dept. store 1868-2006 Philly
– doll marks Baby Helen doll, The Princess Doll, Princess Royal doll
Strobel & Wilken doll mark SWC 1864-1930
Sun Rubber Company dolls 1923-1974
Sunshine Doll Company 1960s, Brooklyn, NY
– Here’s Harriet Her Hair Grows doll, a Tressy grow hair clone
Sunny-Twin Dolly Co. celluloid dolls 1919-1920
– doll mark Sunny-Twin Dollies
Super Doll Corp. doll mark Made in Hong Kong 1948-1992 NYC
A. D. Sutton & Sons mask face, plastic Dedo dolls 1940s+

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The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls books, vol. I (1800-1925) in 1968, vol. II (1800-1930) in 1986 by Dorothy S., Elizabeth A. and Evelyn J. Coleman, Antique Trader’s Doll Makers and Marks, a guide to identification book in 1999 by Dawn Herlocher, plus every other doll book we have or can borrow and continued research across the Internet since 1999, which we share with you.