Googly Eye Dolls

Googly Eye Dolls 1912-1938

Goo goo eye, Googlie Eye, Googly Eye, Googly Eyed, Googly Eyes or Ogling eyes are all terms used to describe the side glancing and sometimes side rolling eyes of these charming dolls are called.  Googly eye dolls have been made from antique to modern times, always with eyes slyly glancing to the side.

The Googly term is thought to have originated from the German words “Guck Augen” which translates to “ogling eyes that move to one side”. 

The word Schieler probably also describes googly doll eyes and has been found in German catalog descriptions, it is also incised on some Googly eye dolls. Googly dolls can be a few inches tall to to a whopping 22″ but most googlies are under 12″ tall. Googly dolls are desirable and highly valued by doll collectors.

Some Doll Makers of Googly Eyes Dolls

A two faced 14″ composition Googly German doll (maker unknown), Bahr & Pröschild, George Borgfeldt (Jolly Kids, Little Bright Eyes and Tiny Tot googlies), Butler Brothers, Calvaire cloth googly eye dolls, Cameo, Austin Frederick Carl, Palmer Cox Brownies dolls (Arnold Print Works), Dennis, Malley & Company Demalcol googly dolls, Grace Drayton for Borgfeldt, Eisenmann Einco googlies, Ralph Freundlich, William Goebel, Max Handwerck (Elite), Hansi, Hertel & Schwab, Ernst Heubach, Gebrüder Heubach, Oscar Hitt, Horsman, Ideal Twinkie doll, Japan made Betty Boop type dolls.

 Kammer & Reinhardt (K & R), Kestner (JDK), some Rosie O’Neill Kewpie dolls, Franz KiesewetterKley and Hahn, Kling, Gebrüder Koch, La Prialytine, Martha Lehmann cloth mask face Muschi dolls, Lenci, Limbach, Armand Marseille, Morimura Brothers, Mengersgereuth Porzellanfabrik, New Toy Manufacturing Company Wall Eye dolls; Jack and Jill (like Hug Me Kiddie big eye dolls), Chloë Preston Peek-A-Boo dolls by Schafer & Vater, Theodor Recknagel, Samstag & Hilder (distributor of Hug Me Kiddies doll, shown at top), SFBJ, Schieler, Simon & Halbig, PD Smith, Hermann Steiner, Strobel & Wilken (doll mark SWC), Swaine & Company, Tip Top Toy Companies Ever Lovin’ Kids googlies, Walther & Sohn, Louis Wolf and probably others.

Googly Eyed Doll Mold Numbers Identified

9, 21, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 62, 86, 87, (2) 88, 111, 112, 121, 122, 131, 133, 162, 163, 165, 172, 173, 175, 178, 179, 180, 189, 200, 208, 210, 213, 217, 219, 221, 222, 223, 228, 240, 241, 242, 243, 246, 245, 247, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 257, 258, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 271, 273, 274, 289, 291, 310, 318, 319, 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 393, 405, 417, 419, 424, 439, 455, 505, 510, 511, 686, 711, 900, 950, 1403, 1500, 4264, 4740, 5503, 6427, 7587, 7589, 8202, 8555, 8589, 8590, 8606, 8678, 8723, 8724, 8729, 8764, 8995, 9056, 9081, 9085, 9087, 9141, 9513, 9520, 9572, 9573, 9578, 9589, 9594, 10383, 10542, 10642, 10698, 10790, 954647, R 43 A, R 44 A, R 45 A, R 46 A, R 47 A, R 50 A, SK (Limbach)

Googly Eye Doll Name Marks

Caprice & Elizabeth   Demalcol   EINCO   ELITE  Jolly Kids & September Morning   Nobbikid   Schieler

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