The Tip Top Toy Company was founded in New York city in 1912 by
Max Politzer and Joseph Kaempler, both of whom were former
employees of the New Toy Company. Some of their dolls were
distributed thru George Borgfeldt, who even gave them licensing to make
tall bisque Kewpie doll
named Pudgie, sold in the USA.
Tip Top made
the Paul doll and Virginia doll, both antique composition headed
dolls with side glancing eyes. They made Tip Top baby dolls and Walking
18-24" tall, babies with bent limb or straight limb kid or cork stuffed jointed bodies or toddlers with
composition jointed walking bodies, sleep eyes.
Some of these dolls may bear
the Tip Top Toy Company doll mark TTT (with or without the company name
included in the marking).
left; 1915 Maiden America doll, The National
Doll, 8" tall, all
composition jointed only at shoulders, painted molded hair, painted side
glancing eyes, wrapped in a red, white and blue ribbon, had a paper label
with description on front. Advertised that you could "wash the doll anytime" - we don't
recommend this - ever - but this could explain why these dolls are rather