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The Century Doll Company of New York made bisque and composition dolls from 1909-1928.  Max Scheuer the founder retired in 1926 and his sons continued the business until 1928 when they merged with the Domec Toy Company, which then became known as the Doll Corporation of America who continued to use Domec as a trade name.

 

Century is probably best known for their Bye-Lo Baby dolls with bisque heads by Kestner as shown at left

 

See below for all the antique Century Doll Company, dolls identified

 

Antique Century Dolls For Sale - Good luck we hope you find the doll of your dreams.

 

Antique Century Doll Company, dolls Identified

Items shown below are for reference

ca. 1914+ Century Sears Sunshine Doll, 16" tall, composition shoulder head with molded painted hair, painted eyes, closed mouth, kid pin jointed body with cloth lower legs, bisque lower arms.  Doll marked on back of head Century Dolls.  Paper label on dolls chest reads:

 Sunshine Copyright 1910 by Sears Roebuck and Co. Germany.

ca. 1914+ Sunshine doll

16" Sears

1922-1924 Century Mama dolls, 10-30 " tall, all composition shoulder head & limbs, cloth body, painted molded hair, tin sleep eyes, open mouth.  Usually marked: Century Doll Co NY.

 

1927 Century Chuckles doll head shown, is marked on the shoulder plate Chuckles Century Doll Co.

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ca 1927 Chuckles doll, 19"

1925 Century Character Baby doll; Sweetums or Clap Hands a Bye-Lo Baby type doll, 10- 22" tall, bisque head on cloth body with composition hands. sleep eyes, closed mouth, usually marked: Century Doll Co Kestner German.  Some markings may have a K inside a diamond above the Century Doll Co.

 

Some may also use the mold mark of 277.

1925 Century Bye Lo Baby doll, Kestner bisque head

1925 Bye-Lo baby doll, 12"

1925 Century Character Baby doll; Sweetums or Clap Hands a Bye-Lo Baby type doll, 14 or 22" tall, bisque head on cloth body with composition limbs. sleep eyes, open mouth, usually marked: Century Doll Co Kestner German.  Some markings may have a K inside a diamond above the Century Doll Co.

 

Some may also use the mold mark of 281.

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1925 Bye-Lo Baby doll, 19"

1928 Century Pudgy Peggy doll, 14" tall, composition shoulder head & limbs, cloth body, molded painted hair with hair loop for a bow, sleep eyes, closed mouth, has a crier, marked: Pudgy Peggy Century Doll Co.

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1928 Pudgie Peggy doll, 14"

Additional Century Doll Company, dolls not shown

More Century doll names were: 1918 Baby Shirley, Blue Eyes, Mastercraft Babies, 1922 Brown Skin Dolls, Kuddle Kiddies,

1924 Babette or Barbara  and The Century Doll.

            

ca. 1921+ Century Romper Boy doll, 13" tall, composition shoulder head and limbs, cloth body, molded and painted hair, painted eyes, closed mouth, doll marked Century Doll Co 1921 Made by Grace Corry (Rockwell).  Also, Grace Corry rag dolls; Fiji Wiji and Clown dolls.

 

ca 1920s Century Character dolls, 14, 18 or 20" tall, bisque flange head, cloth body with composition limbs, molded painted hair, soft painted brows, glass sleep eyes with painted upper and lower eye lashes, closed mouth, usually marked Copr. by Grace C. Rockwell Germany probably by Kestner or doll mold 1391 by ABG - Alt, Beck & Gottschalck.

 

1928 Century Polly Prim doll, 12" tall, Patsy doll type, all composition jointed body, very lightly molded painted brown hair, brown painted eyes looking straight ahead, closed painted mouth.  Polly Prim came in a trunk with a wardrobe.  Doll is unmarked.

 

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