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Below is a list of past American antique to vintage doll and toy makers, importers and distributors A to C; Company name, date of operation, identifying doll marks, symbols, letters or initials. 

 

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A & H Doll Mfg Corp 1948-1960s

ABC Toy Company 1930s-1950s

A.B.C. Toy Co. doll mark

AG Toys & Doll Co 1980s

A.P.B. Company Boston, MA 1920-1928

A.P.B. Co. doll mark

   - stoneware head dolls, composition body

A.P.D. Manufacturing Co 1911-1918 doll mold 122

A.P.D. Manufacturing Co doll mark

   - ceramic or stoneware heads on cloth body

A.P.W. Paper Co cloth dolls 1924

Abraham & Straus composition dolls 1903-1930

Abramham & Straus doll mark Baby Violet

HC Abramson composition dolls 1918-1919

Acme Toy Company 1910-1930s

Acme Toy Co doll mark - Acme Toy

Acorn Doll Company composition dolls 1919-1921

Acorn Doll Company doll mark ADC American Made

Active Doll Company hard plastic dolls 1950s

Emma E. Adams cloth Columbian dolls 1891-1906

Columbian doll mark by Emma & Marietta Adams

Stella Adler, Favor & Novelty cloth dolls 1919-1930

J. Adler & Co papier mache dolls 1850-1890

J. Adler & Co. doll mark Superior American Head No. 7

Admiration Toy Co 1950s

Adrena Doll Co 1930+

Elizabeth G. Adrian 1925-1926 Jim-in-ee doll

Advance Doll & Toy Co 1950s

Advertising Dolls 1893-1970s

Aetna Doll & Toy Co 1901-1925

Aetna Doll & Toy Co. doll marks

Aetna Novelty Co 1897-1930 

Edwin Arthur Ahler multi-face dolls 1920-1921

Alabama Indestructible cloth dolls 1904-1932

Alabama Indestructible doll mark Pat. Nov. 9, 1912 Ella B. Smith Doll Co.

   - Ella Smith Doll Co, Nov. 9, 1912

Alexander Doll Company 1923-present

Madame Alexander doll mark AX, Alex., circle X 13, Mme Alexander

Alisto Manufacturing composition dolls 1919-1920

Alkay Doll & Toy Company 1919-1922

Alkid Doll Company leather dolls 1919-1921

Alkid Doll mark

All Bisque Dolls 1860+

C. W. Allen & Co 1921

Jenny L. Allen rag dolls 1918

Allied Doll Company cloth dolls 1919

Allied Grand Doll Company 1915-1980 

Allison Corp Bonita doll, Dress Me dolls 1955+

Alphonse & Gaston dolls 1903

Althof, Bergmann Co. doll mark AB & C 1848-1981

B. Altman & Co cloth dolls 1920s-1930s

Aluminum Doll Head Works 1919-1920

Am Torg Trading Corp 1920s

  - imported Russian folk art dolls, Matryoshkas

Amana Colonies, paper mâché dolls, Iowa

Louis Amberg & Son 1878-1930

Louis Amberg & Son doll marks L.A. & S.

American Art Dolls 1916-1917 Strobel & Wilken

American Beauty, PD Smith Doll Co 1913-1922

American Beauty Doll Co 1923-1925

American Bisque Doll Co doll mark 1919-1921

American Bisque Doll Company doll mark shield ABD CO. USA

American Beauty doll on a rose, Bab-Bie figurine

American Character Doll Co 1919-1968

American Character Doll Co doll mark PETITE Baby Dolls Walk, Talk Mama

American Doll (The) doll mark Betsy Ross 1939 NYC

American Doll Co 1893-1904 Philadelphia, PA

American Doll Company 1907 Attleboro, MA

American Doll Co 1912-1926 Louisville, KY

American Doll Co. doll mark AM. Doll Co., A.D. Co.

 

American Doll Company doll mark ADC

American Doll Co composition dolls 1920s CHI 

American Doll & Toy Co 1892-1909  see Aetna

American Doll Manufacturers Association 1921-1928

   - in 1925 26 members by 1927 47 members

American Doll Manufacturing Co 1912-1925

American Girl dolls 1986+

American Glueless Doll Co composition dolls 1918

American Limb Doll Co 1918-1919

American Made Toy Co doll mark 1929

American Made Toy Co doll mark

American Muslin Lined Head Dolls 1870s-1880s

doll mark American Muslin Lined Head

   - doll mark American Muslin Lined Head

American Needlecraft Co cloth dolls 1930s

American Ocarina Toy & Dolls 1919-1920

American Produced Stuffed Toy Co 1917-1920

American Rice Foods Co cloth dolls 1899-1900s

American Specialty Doll Co 1920-1930

American Stuffed Novelty cloth dolls 1924-1930

   - doll mark Life Like Line

American Style Doll Mfg. 1924-928

American Toy & Mfg 1917-1918 Kansas

American Toy & Novelty Co 1917-1930

American Toy Co mechanical dolls 1867-1874 NYC

  - George W. Brown & J. E. Stevens

  mechanical toys & mechanical walking dolls

  using William Farr Goodwin's 1868 patent

American Toy Co 1880-1894  KY

American Toy Works Co. 1871 see Clay & Clarke

American Toy Works Co. 1894-1946 NYC

   - board games, imported dolls, toys

American Unbreakable Doll Corp. 1923-1927

   A - continued above

   A - continued

American Wholesale Corporation 1920-1929

Ammidon & Co 1930s

Amor Metal Toy Stamping metal dolls 1922

Amsco Toy Co 1950s-1984 - now Hasbro

Amusement Novelty Co 1926+

Anamay Doll Co 1930+ cloth dolls

Anchor Toy Corp. doll mark anchor symbol 1924

Anchor Import doll mark an anchor symbol

  - European doll importer

William H. Anderson doll maker 1884-1885

Anita Novelty Co cloth dolls 1929-1930s

European Doll Co doll mark EDMA  

- merged with European Doll Mfg EDMA

Annalee Mobilitee Co 1930s+

Annin & Co Dolls cloth dolls 1925-1926

Antique Mechanical Dolls 1850-1900s  

   - Automata dolls, Autoperipatetikos a Greek

   term - self propelled walking doll

Arcadia Doll Co 1940s

Arcade Toy Mfg. composition dolls 1913+

ARCO Atlantic Richfield dress me dolls 1950s+

Arcy Toy composition dolls 1912-1930 (Bell Toy)

Arkadelphia Milling Dolly Dimple doll 1914-1915

Arnold Print Works 1876-1925+

   - cloth Brownie doll © 1893 by Palmer Cox

Arnoldt Doll Company 1879-1930 Cincinnati, OH

   - Blue Bird Doll clothes, sold thru Borgfeldt

Arranbee, R & B 1922-1961

Arrow Doll & Wig Co 1924-1926

Arrow Novelty Skookum 1920-1950s

Arrow Plastics Dolls 1940-1950s

Arrow Plastics Doll Company doll mark an arrow in a diamond

Art Doll & Toy Co 1916

Art Dolls Manufactured

Art Dolls One Of A Kind

Art Fabric Mills cloth dolls 1900-1910 NYC

Art Fabric Mills doll mark Pat. Feb. 13, 1900

   - 1905+ Foxy Grandpa doll by Carl Schultze

Art Metal Works 1914-1930 Louis Aronson Co.

Art Toy Mfg. Co. Misska cloth dolls 1919-1921

Artcraft Toy Products 1918-1920

Artcraft Toy doll mark

   - then Artcraft Playthings 1920-1921

Artisian Novelty Co 1950s

Ashton Drake Co 1985+

Atlantic Playthings Co cloth dolls 1930s+

Atlantic Toy & Mfg Co composition dolls 1917-30s

Atlas Doll Company 1921-1922 Chicago, Il

   - doll mark Toddles

Atlas Doll & Toy Co metal dolls 1917-1930 NYC

Aunt Jemima Mills advertising doll 1908-1910

Auntie Jo's Own Rag Babies Dolls 1920

Georgene Hendren Averill Co 1915-1965

Averill Madame Hendren doll mark

 

Babs Manufacturing Walking dolls 1917-1921

Babs Manufacturing doll mark

Baby Barry Toys 1950s

Baby Dolls

Baby Phyllis Doll composition dolls 1919-1929

Baby Phyllis doll mark 24014

Baby Outfitters doll mark Bo-Peep 1917-1918

Baby Outfitters doll mark Bo-Peep American

Baby Ruth bisque head doll 1912-1919 (maker unk)

Baby Ruth bisque head doll maker unknown, dist. by Eaton & Sears

- dist. by T. Eaton & Sears

Bach Brothers cloth dolls 1908-1909

Bach Brothers doll mark

Baer & Strasburger 1922-1925

Dosher Bahner Co. 1921-1925 NYC

Baker & Bennett composition doll mark BB 1902-16

Bal Dolls Inc. hard plastic dolls 1950s

Margaret Ball cloth dolls 1885-1892 Brooklyn, NY

Baltimore Bargain House 1881-1919

  - then American Wholesale Corp. 1920-1929

L. Bamberger & Co cloth dolls 1892-1930s

L. Bamberger doll mark IKWA

   - doll mark IKWA, doll distributor

Barbie dolls modern 1973+

Battat Co 1970s+

Martha Battle doll mark Evangeline 1937

Martha Battle doll mark Evangeline

Bawo & Dotter 1838-1913 Limoges, NCY, Karlsbad

Bawo & Dotter doll mark B & D, Pat. Dec. 7/80, Barclay Baby Belle Germany

Be and Sales Company 1960s, 70s? Michigan

The Beaver Doll Co wood dolls 1916-1917

The Beaver Doll Company doll mark

Beck Manufacturing composition dolls 1888-1921

Beecher Baby Missionary Ragbabies 1893-1910

Beehler Arts Doll Co 1950s

Beers, Keeler, Bowman Co doll mark BKB 1922-23

Beers, Keeler, Bowman Co doll mark

Bell Toy Co 1920 - see Arcy Toy Co.

Bellas Hess composition dolls 1914-1920

Belle Doll & Toy Corp 1952-58, then F & B

Sol Bergfeld & Son dolls 1924-1925

   - then National French Fancy Novelty Co.

   Charlotte dolls 1923-1925

Berry & Ross Co composition dolls 1919

Berwick Doll Co Famlee doll mark 1918-1925

Berwick doll mark

Best & Company composition dolls 1902-1927

Bester Doll composition dolls 1919-1921

Bester Doll Co mark

Bible Doll Company 1948-1960s

Bijou Doll Co 1915-1917

Bimco Doll Co. 1918

W. Bimblick & Co. wood dolls 1926-1930

Bing Brothers Art Doll Co 1900-1928

Bisc Novelty Mfg Co. 1914-1917

   - see Ernst Reinhardt

Black dolls

Blechman & Sons composition dolls 1922-1927

Bleier Brothers composition dolls 1920s

Block Doll Corporation 1951-1958

Charles Bloom Doll Co 1919-1925+

Blossom Products doll mark Quints symbol 1930s

Blossom Products doll mark Quints

Blue Bird Doll Company 1929

Blue Bonnet Sue, Storybook dolls 1950s

Blum-Lustig Toy Co 1924-1929

H. J. Blumberg Co - Department Store in NYC

   - sold 1960s Playpal type dolls marked AE

James A. Bolton composition dolls 1926-1927

Bonnytex Products rubber squeak toys 1950s-60s

  B - continued above

   B - continued

Bonser Doll Co Products cloth dolls 1925-1930+

Bonser doll mark I Am A Bonser Doll

   - also distributed thru their Wyse-Bailey Co.

George Borgfeldt Co 1881-1959 doll distributor

Boston Pottery Company doll mark BPD 1920

Boston Pottery Company doll mark BPD

Boudoir Dolls 1920s-1930s

DeWitt C. Bouton cloth dolls 1899+

J. Bouton & Co composition dolls 1902-1930s

Bouton Woolf Co composition dolls 1920s

Bradley Import Co dolls 1954-1984 then Hasbro

Charles F. Braitling doll accessories 1868-1896

   - doll belts, goggles, hosiery, shoes, skates

Frederick K. Braitling 1897-1946 successor

Brian Swim wind-up dolls 1950s

Emma L. Bristol Doll Co 1860 / 1886-1900

Brookglad Creations, Glad Toy Co 1950s-1960s

Mayotte Browne doll mark Otsy Totsy 1922

Mayotte Browne doll mark Otsy Totsy 1922

Hattie B. Bruckmann Doll Co 1917+

Albert Bruckner Doll Co 1901-1930

Albert Bruckner or Horsman Babyland cloth doll mark Pat'd July 8th 1901

Major Edward W. Brueninghausen dolls 1875-1924

Buddy L Corp., Luv Buds dolls 1982

Buddy Lee Dolls 1920-1962

Butler Brothers Company 1877-1935

Buzza Co 1927

 

C & C Doll Company 1960s? New York, NY

CBS Toy Co 1982-1987 then Viewmaster

Cabbage Patch dolls 1977+

California Bisque Co doll mark C.B.D. Co. 1925+

Cameo Doll Company 1922-1970s

Capital Toy Co composition dolls 1923-1930s

Carlson Doll Co 1946-1997

Carnival character dolls 1918+

AS Cartwright Doll Co 1880-1917

ND Cass & Co 1918-1927

Cast Distributing Corporation 1950s

Cawood Novelty Co 1920 Cutie dolls

Central Doll Mfg 1917-1921

Century Doll Company 1909-1928

Century doll mark CDCO

  - see Doll Corp of America & Domec

Characteristics Doll Co 1950s+

Martha Chase cloth dolls 1889-1970

Martha Chase doll mark Chase stockinet doll face symbol

Dominico Checkeni wax dolls 1866-1885

   - first USA patent for wax multi-face doll

Chessler Co Durable Dolls 1920-1930 Baltimore

   - cloth dolls, composition head dolls,

   Flo a walking talking doll 1921-1922

Chicago Doll Manufacturers 1918

Chicago Novelty Co 1921

Children's Novelty Co (Frank A. Hays) 1909-1910

   - wife Margaret Gebbie, sister of Grace Drayton

   Bobby Bobbykins, Dolly Dollykins dolls

WA Cissna & Co 1897-1898+

Cissna & Co doll mark Ruth

   - doll mark Ruth, Hamburger DP doll

Citro Mfg Co hard plastic dolls 1950s

H. B. Claflin & Co 1912-1914

    - trade name Cupid-Eye doll 1913

Clausen & Co 1922

Robert J. Clay Mechanical Creeping Baby Doll

Robert J. Clay patent 112550, Mar. 14, 1871

   - patent 112550, Mar. 14, 1871

George Clarke Mechanical Creeping Baby Doll

George Clarke doll mark  patent 118435, Aug. 29, 1871

   - patent 118435, Aug. 29, 1871

Emma C. Clear doll mark HDDH 1908-1925+

Emma Clear doll mark H.D.D.H., Clear 1944

   - Humpty Dumpty Doll Hospital mark HDDH

Cocheco Doll Co 1827-1893+ see Lawrence

Dewees Cochran Doll Co 1934-1970s

 

Herman Cohen composition dolls 1920s-1949

  - see House of Puzzy

L. Cohen & Sons composition dolls 1923-1929

Cohen doll mark ELCO  

- doll mark Elco

Cohen & Lyon Doll Co 1862-1865

  - dist. Autoperipatetikos, walking dolls

Roxanna E. McGee Cole cloth dolls 1868-1930s

Harry H. Coleman walking dolls 1917-1923

Collingbourne Mills cloth dolls 1920s

Colonial Toy Mfg Co 1915-1920

Colonial Toy doll mark

Columbia Doll & Toys 1917-1922

Columbian cloth dolls 1891-1910 Emma Adams

Columbus Merchandise Co 1917+

Commonwealth Corp 1950s

Composition Doll Marks

Confetti Doll Company doll mark 1930s

Confetti Doll Company doll mark

Continental Toy & Novelty 1929

Morton Converse & Son 1925-1926

Cook's Flaked Rice Co cutout cloth doll 1899-1900

  - advertising; marked My name is Miss Flaked Rice

Co-Operative Mfg Co 1873-1874 Joel Ellis

Cosmopolitan Doll & Toy Corp 1950s

Creata Doll Mfg. Co.1960s-1980s

Crescent Toy Mfg Co 1907-1921

Joseph Cronan doll mark Mazel Tov 1916

Joseph Cronan doll mark Mazel Tov

Crown Doll Mfg Co 1927-1929

Crown Toy Mfg Co 1930s-1940s  

 

 

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