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Below is a list of past Britain, British, England, English or United Kingdom antique doll makers from the 1680s on, included is the Company name, date of operation, doll mold numbers, identifying doll marks, labels, letters, initials, doll trade names and symbols. 


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Frederic Aldis wax dolls mark label 1878-1901

Frederic Aldis wax dolls mark label 11 & 13 Belgrave Mansions SW

   - doll mark 11 & 13 Belgrave Mansions SW

Thomas Aldred wax dolls 1881-1903

All British Doll Mfg Co 1915-1919

   - all composition dolls, composition & kid

Alliance Toy Co cloth dolls 1917-1920

Allwin Doll Co cloth dolls 1920s-1930s

Amanda Jane LTD 1952-2007  

- hard plastic and vinyl dolls

Gabriel Mentech Assael 1919-1925+

Art Fabric Mills cloth rag dolls 1913-1916 London

Art Toy Manufacturing cloth dolls 1919-1923 & NYC

Art Toy Mfg. doll mark label 672300

Art Toy Manufacturing Co doll mark Misska

- doll mark Misska, trade name; Bathing Jeff

Art Statue Company dolls 1917-1918

   - composition heads & parts supplier

Atlantic Rubber Company Ltd. 1923

  - doll mark Toggy

Atlas Manufacturing Co 1914-1918

   - cloth dolls, British ceramic heads & hands

Mabel Lucie Attwell artist, designer 1914-1962

   - designed Bambinas for Chad Valley

   and others including Roddy Doll Co.

   Diddums dolls, Pooksie doll, Caresse dolls

Austen & Haben 1916

   - British ceramic & cloth dolls


Bailey & Baxter wax dolls 1916

   - unglazed porcelain dolls dipped in wax

William Bailey Company 1916+

William Bailey doll mark KLIPTIKO

   doll mark KLIPTIKO

Batger & Company wax dolls 1915-1922

John Batt & Conpany doll mark bat symbol 1883

John Batt doll mark bat symbol

Anthony Bazzoni wax dolls 1828-1878

Beaver Doll & Toy wood dolls 1916-1917  NY/CAN/ENG

The Beaver Doll & Toy Company doll mark Beaverability

 - doll mark Beaverbilt, Beaverbeasts, Beaverability

Bell & Francis 1900-1921

Mabel Bland-Hawkes cloth dolls 1918-1930

Bluebird Toys Plc 1980-1998

   - now owned by Mattel USA

A. Bouchet doll mark AB intertwined 1851 London

A. Bouchet of London doll mark AB intertwined

 Note - other porcelain doll makers used the AB mark

Boudoir dolls 1915-1930s

Borough British dolls 1915-1920

Braxted Doll Village Industries 1918-1928

Britannia Toy Co dolls 1919-1926

British National Doll mark BND 1930-1960

British National doll mark BND

British Products Mfg Co dolls 1917

British Toys dolls 1915-1920

  - Nottingham Toy Industry, Shanklin Toy Ind.

Brown & Richie Company LTD. dolls date ??

   - doll mark APEX + symbols a crown, lion on a shield,

     BR inside a square, English China, glassware maker


Cascelloid LTD 1919-1968

   - also known as Palitoy Co

Cauldon Potteries 1774-1925+

Chad Valley Doll Co 1897-1978

Charm Toys 1940s

Childs & Sons Papier mache head doll mark mid-1800's

Child's & Sons doll mark 51 Kings Road, Brighton, label

Chiltern Toy Works dolls 1908-1920+

    - 1920-1967+  H.G. Stone & Company LTD.,

    1967+ sold to Chad Valley

Classic dolls, see Speights LTD 1900-1924

Cobo cloth dolls 1870s+ Bailiwick Guernsey

W. Cohen & Son dolls 1924-1930s

S. Coleman wax dolls prior to 1867


   - Nos. 6, 7, 11, 12, & 26, Ground Floor

   Pantheon, Oxford Street Entrance

Frederick Cooper & Son 1915-1920

Corinthian Bazaar wax dolls after 1867

W.H. Cornelius dolls 1924

Cowan, de Groot & Ross dolls 1922-1930 London

Mrs. Clara Coxeter dolls 1865-1870

Crabet Shape Co mask faced dolls 1916-1918

William Henry Cremer Junior & Son dolls 1862-1900


- Cremer Dolls Toys Games 210 Regent St

Crown Staffordshire Porcelain Co 1889-1940s

Crown Staffordshire H.J.H. doll mark

doll mark Crown Staffordshire H.J.H.

Curry & Co wood block jointed dolls 1912-1913


Dean's Rag Book dolls 1903+

Dell & Co 1918-1922

Dennis, Malley & Co doll mark demalcol 1921-1924

Dent & Company 1897 Windsor, England

Dent & Company doll mark 261 dep Germany

- doll Queen Victoria bought for a God-daughter, marked 261 dep Germany (Bahr & Proschild head)

Deptford Toy Making Industries 1917-1919

Diamond Pottery Co. bisque heads 1908-1925+

Diamond Pottery Co doll mark Diamond

   - doll mark < Diamond >

Diamond Tile Co 1940s

T.A. Dixon noxid composition dolls 1918-1920

Doll Manufacturers 1917-1920 Tunbridge Wells

   - British ceramic heads, mask face, black & Hindu

Doll Pottery Co British ceramic heads 1916-1920

Doll Pottery doll mark mark D.P.Co English Make

 - doll mark D.P.Co English Make,

doll mold 161, 654305

Dolls Supplies 1915-1921 Liverpool & London

Dolphitch Mfg Co wax dolls 1909-1918

Dorothy doll - unknown English maker

 - marked Dorothy 9082 made in England

Dura Porcelain Co doll mark DU 28 RA 1915-1918

  Dura Porcelain doll mark DU 28 RA

   - also known as Empress Pottery

B. Dutch 1922-1926


East London Toy Factory 1915-1928

   - Dolly Dimple rattle doll 1917

East London Federation Suffragettes Toy Factory

East London Federation of Suffragettes Toy doll mark E.L.S.F.

doll mark E.L.S.F.

Eccles rubber dolls 1921-1926

   - also called New Eccles Rubber Works

Georg P. Eckardt  (Eckart) 1820-1930+ & GER

Eckardt & Co doll mark GEO

   - doll mark GEO

Hans Englebert Eckardt (Eckart) 1895+

   - doll mark a horse drawn cart in 1911

Walter & Ronald Eckart 1920-1925

Charles Edwards 1852-1865

John Edwards wax dolls 1868+

Edwards & Pamflett 1918-1923

Eisenmann doll mark Einco 1881-1940 London

   -  & Furth, Bavaria - known as King of the Toy Trade

Eisenmann doll mark Germany Einco


Elite Doll Company 1915-1918

Elite Doll Co mark Dep. Elite U.S. 1

  - British ceramic head doll mark Dep. Elite U.S.1

   additional information on Doll Marks H-R

Rees Ellison & Co doll mark Ellarco 1915-1920s

 L. Rees Ellison & Co, doll mark Ellarco

  - also known as L. Rees & Co

Empire Porcelain Co founded 1896-1967

  Empire Porcelain  doll mark 70. Empire Stoke-on-Trent

   - 1916+ doll mark 70. Empire Stoke-on-Trent

Empress Pottery - see Dura Porcelain Co

English Doll Mfg Co 1916-1917

English Rag Dolls 1892

English Toy Mfg Co 1914-1915

Stephen Erhard celluloid dolls 1887-1930

Stephan Erhard doll mark S.E. & S.

   - doll mark S.E.S, S E & S

Joseph H. Evans & Sons wax dolls 1868-1881

Joseph Evans doll mark 114 - 115 - 116 Newgate St. London

- doll mark Manufacturers and Importers

114 - 115 - 116 Newgate St. London E-C

Falcon Pottery Works - see William Henry Goss

J. K. Farnell & Co dolls 1871-1968

   JK Farnell & Company doll mark Alpha Toys Made in England

   - Farnell's Alpha Toys label Made in England

    renamed Twyford Works 1968-1970

Samuel Finburgh cloth WW 1 soldier doll 5th June 1915

Gamages dolls 1878-1972 Holborn, London

   - department store, Gamages catalogue

Georgian wood dolls 1750-1800

S. Godfey doll mark sheaf of wheat, SG 1880

S. Godfey doll mark sheaf of wheat, SG

C. Gooch wax dolls made by Charles Marsh 1865+

C. Gooch doll mark C. Gooch Soho Bazaar made by Chas. Marsh

- doll mark C. Gooch Soho Bazaar Chas. Marsh

William Henry Goss & Co 1858-1934

Gourdel, Vales & Co doll mark Thumbs Up 1921

Grecon dolls 1930s-1940s by Margarete Cohn

   - felt dollhouse dolls with metal feet


Fr. Haas & Co doll mark Fr. H & Co. (distributor)

Fr. Haas & Co doll mark Fr. H & Co.

Hamley Brothers 1760+

   - doll mark Fums Up Thumbs Up 1919,

   1917 Elfie a kewpie type in British ceramic

  - mark Hamleys Dolls Repaired, 64 Regent St. W

   distributed dolls Admiral John Jellicoe

Hammond Manufacturing Co dolls 1916-1919

S. Hancock & Sons dolls 1857-1930+

  - also called; Gordon Works, Corona Pottery.

   doll mark S. H. & S. English Make

 doll mark NTI  BOY English Make

Hancock doll mark NTI  GIRL English Make

 doll mark NTI  GIRL English Make

Hilda Cowham,  Hancock's designer doll mark

Laurie Hansen & Co 1915-1921

Harwin & Company doll mark button 1911-1921

Harwin & Company doll mark button the educational doll

Hewitt & Leadbetter 1914-1920

  - also know as Willow Pottery or Hewitt Bros.

Hewitt & Leadbetter, Hewitt Bros, Willow Pottery doll mark H & L Willow England

doll mark H & L Willow England

William Higgs wooden dolls 1733

Elizabeth Horne dolls 1890 So. Hampstead, Middlesex

   Elizabeth Horne doll mark The Real Dolls House Female Toy Making

 - doll mark The Real Dolls House Female Toy Making

   Depot Trade Mark

R.C. Hovenden & Sons doll mark RH & Sons 1820-1929

R.C. Hovenden & Sons doll mark RH & Sons


Leonard Ibbetston 1917-1920

Imperial Toy Co 1915-1919

International Toy Co 1926-1929 & USA

Abraham & Henry Isaacs 1881-1891

Abraham & Henry Isaacs doll mark The Cherub Doll

   - doll mark The Cherub Doll

Anne Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit 1906 East Surrey

Anne Alice Ivimey doll mark Dollit

Izzard Importer dolls, 136 Regent St. 136 1860-1878+

Izzard Importer doll mark 136 Regent St. 136


Keats & Co dolls 1916

Keen & Co dolls 1913-1933 see next

Julius Kohnstam, Keen Company dolls 1913-1933


Henry Lamplough dolls 1916-1925+

Lang & Co rubber dolls 1865-1869

Lawton Doll Manufacturing Co 1920-1930+

    - composition Cupid Kewpie dolls 1920-1922

Thomas Lee doll maker 1857

Liberty & Co of London 1906+

   - dist. Mdvanii dolls by Billy Boy 1989+

London Rag Dolls 1865-1905


Joseph Robert Mally & Co 1891-1899

l. Marcus & Company 1922

Day Marcuse & Co doll maker 1916-1922

Marion & Company doll maker 1916-1917

Marlborough Manufacturing Co. doll mark M.M.C. 1918

Charles Marsh wax doll mark 1865-1914

   Charles Marsh doll mark 31 & 32 Corinthian Bazaar Argyll St. London W

   - 31 & 32 Corinthian Bazaar Argyll St. London W

Mary Ann Marsh Dolly's Hospital 1905-1914

   - Fulham Road S.W. London

Martin & Runyon Doll Co 1862-1865

  - dist. Autoperipatetikos - walking dolls

Winifred Mathewman 1915-1918 Ingleton, Yorkshire

Mayer & Sherratt ceramic head dolls 1915-1920

   Mayer & Sherratt doll mark Melba Elgland

doll mark Melba, paper label; Classic Doll, M & S

Francis Mayers dolls 1924

Ethel Elizabeth M. McCubbin doll mark lion's claw 1914

Ethel Elizabeth M. McCubbin doll mark lion's claw

Meakin & Ridgeway imported stockinet dolls 1919-1921

Mechanical Rubber Company 1925

Herbert J. Meech wax dolls 1865-1917

H.J. Meech Doll Maker, Dolls doll mark Cleaned & Repaired, 6, 8, 50 Kennington Road, London S.E.

   - doll mark H.J. Meech Doll Maker, Dolls Cleaned & Repaired, 6, 8, 50 Kennington Road, London S.E.

C. Melin & Company, wholesale distributor 1916-1925

John William Merrill doll import & distributor before 1909

Merrythought dolls 1930s+ Telford, Shropshire & London

Metropolitan India Rubber Co dolls 1870s

Metropolitan Toy & Doll Co 1914-1915

L. Meyer dolls 1922-1929 London

Peter M'Ginn dolls 1926-1930 London

Miller Brothers dolls 1916

J. P. Miller & Co dolls 1916-1919 Liverpool

   - trademark compolene, compolite non-break 

Millikin & Lawley dristributor 1881-1882 London

Milliner's Model, mannikin dolls 1840s-1860s

Mitchell & Company 1917-1919 Bradford

W. H. Mogridge & Company cloth dolls 1918 Bristol

Miss Muriel Moller doll distribute & exporter 1917-1919

Mme. Augusta Montanari wax dolls 1851-1884


   - Montanari, 251 Regent St. & 180 Soho Bazaar

   Montanari, 13 Charley St., Soho Sqr. London

H.A. Moore & Co. doll distributor 1925-1927 London

Horace W. & Charles Morrell wax dolls 1870-1930

  Morrell doll mark 164 Oxford Street London

   - Morrell 164 Oxford Street London

   Charles Morrell 368 Oxford Street London W.

   Charles Morrell, 50 Burlington Arcade London

James Leicester Mortyn dolls 1860-1879

Alan Ross Munhard doll patent 1924-1926 London

   - or Munyard


Nellfoy & Co wax dolls 1916-1921

Peggy Nesbit dolls 1950s+

Nottingham Toy Industry 1915-1920

  - British Toys, Shanklin Toy Industry

Nunn & Smeed British ceramic head dolls 1915-1927


  - doll mark The Nunsuch N & S Liverpool No 7.


   Nunn & Sneed doll mark Dolly Dimple No. 4 Liverpool


Old Cottage Toys 1940s+


Palitoy Cascelloid 1919-1968, Dolly Darling dolls

   - Palitoy Company bradgate division

Papier Mache dolls 1760+

   - P continued above

   - P continued

John Edward Payne rubber dolls 1849+

W. Payne & Son celluloid dolls 1772-1927

Peacock dolls wax dolls 1862-1889

   - doll mark 525 New Oxford St. London, W.C

Lucy Peck wax dolls 1893-1922


   - doll mark 131 Regent Street London W

Peddler dolls 1700s+

Pedigree Company 1942+, Sindy doll

   - also known as Triang Line Brothers

Pedigree doll mark Made In England Pat. Pending

Charles Perls celluloid dolls 1916-1922

Dominic Pierotti wax dolls 1770-1942

Pierotti wax doll mark

Pierotti doll mark Pieriotti

- Charles Pierotti doll mark CP

William Pitfield wax dolls 1875-1894

Polmar Perfumery Co. Pinka-Boo dolls 1921

Edward Poole dolls wax dolls 1854-1865

John R. Poole wooden dolls 1843-1860

William Poole wax dolls 1852-1955

Frank Popper doll mark FP 1940s+

Frank Popper doll mark FP

Potteries Toy Co 1914-1918

Frederick William Punfield 1822-1925+


Mary Quant Daisy doll 1973-1983

Queen Anne wooden dolls 1700-1750


H. S. Ralph 1924

E. Randall, Grödner Tal wood dolls 1904-1958

Rayburn Townsend & Co 1924-1925

Job Ridgeway, Cauldron Potteries 1800-1930+

   Job Ridgeway doll mark J. Ridgeway, J.R.

  - doll mark J. Ridgeway, J.R.


1859 Brown, Westhead & Moore Co

   Brown, Westhead & Moore doll mark B.W.M & Co.

   doll mark B.W.M. & Co

  in 1891 took over S. Hancock & Sons

Roberts Brothers 1888

   - became part of Chad Valley Co

Joseph Robins dolls 1826-1901

Rock China Doll Co 1915-1919

Roddy Doll Company 1938-1950s

   Roddy doll mark Rodnoid

   - doll mark Rodnoid, Roddy

Rogark Character Dolls 1960s Wales, England

Rogark doll mark

Roncorone beeswax dolls 1800s

W. A. Rose & Co doll mark W.A.R. inside diamond 1921

W. A. Rose & Co doll mark W.A.R. inside diamond

Rosebud 1947-1967 now Mattel

Roxy Factory 1915-1920


S & L Mfg Co 1926

Thomas Charles Salisbury doll mark Leda 1917

Thomas Charles Salisbury doll mark Leda

Thomas Salter rubber dolls 1915-1930

Santy Inventor wax dolls 1860

   Santy doll mark 340 Long Room Soho Bazaar London
   - doll mark 340 Long Room Soho Bazaar London

Sarold Manufacturing Company Ltd. 1950s+

Sarold og England doll mark British Made star M

Sasha dolls by Morgenthaler 1964-2004

  - also made by Gotz Puppenfabrik Germany

Schlieff & Co 1922-1924

J. Fred Scott & Co 1915-1917

Shanklin Toy Industry cloth dolls 1915-1920

   - Nottingham Toy Industry - British Toys

Shropshire Toy Industries 1917

Mr. Simmonds 1917

Fawcett Simpson & Co 1915-1919

Frederick Sindall 1895-1923

Sloan & Co dolls 1915-1918

Edward Smith wax dolls 1880s

Edward Smith The City Toy Shop doll mark 8 Cheapside London F.C.

   - doll mark Edward Smith The City Toy Shop

   8 Cheap Side London, E. C.

Samson Smith China dolls 1846-1900s


  - doll mark intertwined SS, after 1900s SS Ltd

W. H. Smith & Son 1916-1918

Smith & Hoyle 1916-1917

Specialty Toy & Doll Co 1919-1920

Speights Doll Factory or Classic Works 1900-1924

  Speights doll mark 6 Classic England, Classic Cecily, Kidette

   - doll mark 6 Classic England, Classic Cecily,   


Spencer & Company dolls 1916-1919 Wales, England

Gilbert Spicer & Co 1916-1917

E. C. Spurin Toy Warehouse dolls 1851-1867

E. C. Spurin Toy Warehouse doll mark New Bond Street London

   - New Bond Street, London

Star Manufacturing Co doll mark six pointed star 1887-29

Star Manufacturing Co doll mark six pointed star

Steevan's Manufacturing Co 1917

   - spring activated walking dolls

Steiner & Co 1915

Strome & Co 1892-1930s

Sieve Sunlight & Co 1915-1920

Sutherland Doll Co 1918 Arcadian Babs doll


Tah Toys doll mark Kiddlums 1917-1918

Tah Toys doll mark Kiddlums

Jessie Toler Kingsley Tarpey doll mark Sea Baby 1915

Telma Mfg Co 1917-1918

William J. Terry 1890-1915

Thorne Brotherss 1915-1918

Three Arts Toy Industries 1920-1927

Three Arts Women's Emp. Fund 1915-1920

John Tinkler wax doll mark E. Tinkler 1880s

John Tinkler wax doll mark E. Tinkler

M. E. Todhunter 1926-1928

Tri-ang Line Brothers 1876+

   - also known as Pedigree Co 1942-1960s

Charles Edward Turnbull china dolls 1895-1925

H. Francis Turner & Co 1894-1924

W. S. Turton 1915-1918

Tyneside Toys 1918-1919


Vale of Clwyd Toymakers dolls 1917 Wales, England

Vickers, LTD 1920

Vulcanite Company rubber dolls 1870s


Watford Toy Mfg 1915

Norah Wellings 1926-1960

   - also called Victoria Toy Works

Welmaid Toys 1920

Welsh Toy Makers dolls 1919 Wales, England

John Wheeler doll mark crown symbol 1879

John Wheeler doll mark crown symbol

James Wheelhouse dolls 1908-1923

C & H White dolls 1800s

William & Mary wood dolls 1680-1720

Williams & Steer Mfg Co 1940s-1950s

   Williams & Steer doll mark W & St. Made in England

   - doll mark W & ST, Made In England

Wholesale Toy Co 1915-1921

Whyte, Ridsdale & Company dolls 1867-1927

Whyte, Ridsdale doll mark C & H, White Wilton, Portsmouth

   - doll mark C & H, White, Wilton, Portsmouth

Wiltshaw & Robinson 1915-1923

Wolstan Doll Co 1918-1928

Womens Emergency Corp Workshop 1914-1917

Wonderland Toymaking Co 1921-1923

Wood dolls, Wooden dolls 1300+

R. Woode Toy Co 1917

Worthitt & Co 1916-1917

William Richard Wynne 1895-1897


Walter Zimmer 1909-1913

Zoo Soft Toy Company plush dolls 1928

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