1915 Maiden America doll 8"
all composition, designed by Kate Silverman, made by The National Doll Company, distributed
in 1918 by Tip Top Toy Company.
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 Tip Tops dolls were
distributed thru George Borgfeldt, who even gave them licensing to make
tall bisque Kewpie doll
named Pudgie, sold in the USA.
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, designed by Kate Silverman, made by The National
Doll Company is 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 dolls name and patent date. Advertised that you could "wash the doll anytime"
recommend this - ever) which could explain why the Maiden America dolls are rather