Kestner JDK Doll Marks and Mold Numbers

Kestner over their long history of doll making, used many different doll markings; before 1892 a two digit size number or letter only, after 1892 a three digit mold number only, initials of JDK, K # C, K & Co, Kestner, Made in Germany, a label with a symbol of a crown with JDK or JD Kestner on the crown rim or on ribbons trailing beneath, Excelsior was Kestner’s trade name for dolls distributed in the USA or any combination of these markings. Kestner dolls & company history page.

Kestner Alphabet Series Shoulder or Socket Head Doll Marks

These Kestner bisque head dolls are marked with an alphabet number, Made in Germany, size number, with or without a mold number.

Kestner doll mark a Made in Germany 4, doll mark A Germany 5, doll mark b Germany 3, doll mark B made in Germany 6, doll mark C Made in Germany 7, doll mark D Made in Germany 8, doll mark D 1/2 Made in Germany 8 1/2, doll mark E Made in Germany 9, doll mark F Made in Germany 10, doll mark G Germany 11, doll mark H Made in Germany 12, doll mark I Made in Germany 13, doll mark K Made in Germany 14, doll mark L Made in Germany 15, doll mark M Made in Germany 16, doll mark N Made in Germany 17, doll mark O Made in Germany 18, doll mark P Made in Germany 19 or 20.

Kestner JDK Doll Marks

Kestner doll mark  2 1/2
Kestner doll mark 2 1/2
Kestner doll mark JDK 7 made in Germany
Kestner doll mark JDK 7 made in Germany
Kestner doll mark 9
Kestner doll mark 9
Kestner doll mark 10P
Kestner doll mark 10P
Kestner doll mark 12 JDK made in Germany
Kestner doll mark 12 JDK made in Germany
Kestner doll mark 20-10 Copr by Grace S. Putnam Germany
Kestner doll mark 20-10 Copr by Grace S. Putnam Germany

Kestner JDK Doll Mold Numbers

Kestner began using mold numbers in 1892, dolls prior were marked with the size number or a letter only. Note: other doll makers may have used these mold numbers, put the number in our search box to find them, too.

1, 1 1/2, 2/0, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 6-3 1/2, 7, 8, 8 1/2, 10, 10P, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16-12, 17, 18, 20, 30 3 1/2, 36, 41, 46, 72, 102, (2) 103, 110, 111, 111 0, 112, 112 1, 120, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, DEP 154, 155, 156, 159, 160, 161, 162, 164, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 174, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 186a, 186b, 187, 187a, 187b, 188, 189, 190, 195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 201, 203, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 226, 234, 235, 236, 237, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 243-21, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, 254, 255, 257, 260, 262, 264, 265, 267, 270, 272, 277, 279, 281, 282, 292, 293, 310, 319, 349, 408, 409, 500S, 500W, 502, 505, 511, 512, 514, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528a, 528k, 528m, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535a, 535b, 537, 538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 559, 560, 561, 563, 565, 566, 567, 568, 570, 574, 575, 577, 579, 586, 588, 589, 590, 593, 602, 620, 635, 639, 698, 720, 911, 1045, 1070, 3562D, 3562/40a, 4999, 7043, 70685, 70686, O, X, XI, XII, All Bisque dolls can be marked or unmarked.

Kestner doll mold 100 series and 500 series are All Bisque dolls, Kestner doll mold 103 #2, is a bisque socket head, closed mouth doll in large sizes 28 – 34″, Kestner doll mold DEP 154 shoulder head can be stamped on the leather body Gloriosa, Kestner doll mold 154 with a small kid body size is a dwarf Fat Baby, Kestner doll mold 172 is a socket head Gibson Girl doll, Kestner doll molds 180, 196, 265 have fur eyebrows patented in 1910, Kestner doll catalog number 192, registered in 1910 and is an all bisque Peterkin character doll,
Kestner doll mold 111, 165, 122, 217, 221, 543, 601, 608 are all Googly Eye dolls, Kestner doll mold 264 has pierced ears and was made for Catterfelder Puppenfabrik – as a general rule, Kestner dolls do NOT have pierced ears. To Kestner dolls & company history page.

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