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Composition Girl doll molded painted curly hair, painted eyes, cloth stuffed body, unmarked

Composition Girl doll 14" tall, molded painted curly hair, painted eyes, cloth stuffed body, unmarked, unknown American USA doll maker

To help identify your doll, you'll need to know what the doll marks, letters, words and numbers mean found on composition dolls that were made between 1899 to the early 1950s.

 

Composition doll's are basically made from a paste or "wood flour" of sawdust and glue, it is a heavy, dense material the coloring which can be almost white, gray or brown, hand and feet features are not as distinct as later hard plastic dolls, the doll was then airbrushed with oil paint and sealed.  If no country is listed, doll and mark are made in the USA. 

 

related Composition Dolls Marked with Text  A - H

Composition Dolls Marked with Text  I - Z

 

Composition Dolls Marked with Numbers

2 backward or S - Ideal Baby Coo's doll

3 O B - carnival doll maker unknown American, USA

7c - Effanbee

8 - Bester Doll Company

13 USA - Arranbee, Ideal Doll & Toys, Alexander, Vogue

15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 (backward), 23, 24 - Ideal Doll & Toys

16 - George Borgfeldt

16 USA - Arranbee, Ideal, Alexander, Vogue

17 - Jane Withers doll by Alexander, Shirley Temple by Ideal

- 18, minus 18, Arranbee Taffy doll

20 - Eegee, Goldberger Baby Charming walking doll

20* - 20 asterisk - unknown USA doll maker

21 - unknown American USA doll maker

24 - Effanbee Baby Huggins doll

27c - thought to be Effanbee

34 - Averill - Madame Hendren, Effanbee Grumpy doll

50 - Armand Marseille (German)

52 - Effanbee

54 - Effanbee

56, 58 DECO - Effanbee

60 - Bester Doll Co

70 - Effanbee Betty Bounce doll, Tiny Tad doll

72 - Averill Dutch Girl, Effanbee's Betty Bounce doll

102 - unknown USA, Effanbee Baby Grumpy doll look a like

104 - Effanbee 1915 Smiling Grumpy doll

105 - Effanbee Baby Grumpy doll

106 backward - F & B Aunt Dinah black doll, Grumpy doll

108 - Effanbee Smiling Grumpy doll

109 - Effanbee Baby Grumpy doll look a like, unknown USA

116 - Effanbee Billy Boy doll

118 - Horsman Our Baby doll

124N - Effanbee

156 - Alexander

144 - Effanbee Baby Bright Eyes doll

144 - Kämmer & Reinhardt; My Darling doll German

152, 156, 158 - Effanbee 1915 Johnny Jones doll

162, 166 - Effanbee Pouting Bess doll

172 - Effanbee Baby Grumpy doll, Baby Snowball doll

174 - Effanbee Baby Grumpy doll

200 upside down - Horsman doll

201 - Effanbee Brick Bodkins doll

203 - composition older looking man doll USA, unknown

240 - Baby Phyllis Doll Co

277 - Century Doll Co

281 - Century Doll Co

301 - SFBJ = Société Française de Fabrication de Bébés & Jouets (France) bisque head composition body doll

302 - unknown USA doll maker

303 - Effanbee

334 - Effanbee, Käthe Kruse German

353 - Standard Specialty Company

364 - Effanbee 1915 Billy Boy doll

387 - unknown possibly;  Amberg, Denivelle, F & B, Mitred

400 - Armand Marseille German

401 - Gem Toy Co

455 - Effanbee

462 - Effanbee Miss Coquette doll

494 - Louis Amberg Pouty Pets doll

542 - Armand Marseille German

574 - Louis Amberg Curly Locks doll

784 - Louis Amberg Boy Doll

802 - thought to be Effanbee

803 - Kämmer & Reinhardt composition doll (German)

812 - Patsy type, unknown German doll maker

1124 - Bester Doll Company

136167 - Jay Rue Novelty - Monko US Patent design no

1221970, April 10, 1917 - Babs Walking Doll patent

1252469, January 8, 1918 - S. Marcus patent for celluloid eyes

1269056, June 11, 1918 - Louis Amberg walking doll patent

1283558, 1918 - F & B Lovums patent, 1925+ Patsy dolls

162143412 179 33 - Ideal Cuddles doll US patent number

1763930, 1796997 - Victor Keney boudoir doll patent

 

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