1920s Chad Valley cloth doll 12" tall
Chad Valley began producing cloth dolls around 1917.
Earliest dolls have stockinette faces, later they hand painted
felt faces with a velvet or velveteen body.
Chad was granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment "Toymakers
to her Majesty the Queen". Palitoy acquired Chad Valley in
1978 then Woolworth in
Dolls usually marked;
The Chad Valley
Hygienic Textile Toys
Made in England
Chad Valley Hygienic Toys Made in England Seal of Purity,
the hangtag; Chad Valley Hygienic Fabric Toys, the celluloid button;
Chad Valley British Hygienic Toys or Royals; HRH . . . British made Doll
By Permission of Her Majesty The Queen Sole Makers The Chad Valley Co Ltd. Harbonne England.