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Marseille googly eye doll #240, 12"

 

Googlie Eye, Googly Eye, Googly Eyed or Googly Eyes are doll terms used to describe the side glancing and sometimes side rolling eyes of these charming dolls, found in both bisque or composition heads and later, even hard plastic and vinyl. 

 

The term Googly is thought to have originated from the German words "Guck Augen" which translates to "ogling eyes that move to one side".  See below for the many different manufacturers from German, France, Japan and American, that made Googly eye dolls.

 

Doll shown at left is an Armand Marseille googly eye doll mold 240, 12' tall, bisque head, molded hair, closed watermelon mouth, composition jointed body.

 
 

Antique Googly Dolls For Sale, use the search box to type and find a specific googly eye doll, this is a category site wide ebay search, so be sure to include your search term + doll.   Good luck to you, find that doll of your dreams.

 

Some Doll Makers of Googly Eyes Dolls

A two faced 14" composition Googly German doll (maker unknown), Bahr & Proschild, George Borgfeldt, Butler Brothers, Dennis, Malley & Co. (Demalcol), Eisenmann (Einco), William Goebel, Max Handwerck (Elite), Hertel & Schwab, Ernest Heubach, Gebrüder Heubach, Oscar Hitt, Kewpies, Kammer & Reinhardt (K & R), Kestner (JDK), some Kewpie dolls, Franz KiesewetterKley and Hahn, La Prialytine, Lenci, Limbach, Armand Marseille, Morimura Brothers, Porzellanfabrik Mengersgereuth, Theodor Recknagel, Samstag & Hilder (distributor of Hug Me Kiddie dolls), August Schieler, SFBJ, Hermann Steiner, Strobel & Wilken - SWC doll mark, Swaine, Walther & Sohn and probably others.

 

Googly Eyed Doll Mold Numbers Identified

 
9 43 44 45 46 47 86 87 88 111
86 87 88 111 112 122 131 133 163 165
172 173 175 178 179 180 189 200 208 210
217 219 221 222 223 240 241 242 245 247
250 252 253 254 255 257 260 261 262 263
264 273 274 289 310 318 319 321 322 323
324 325 405 417 439 505 510 511 686 950
1403 1500 8589 8590 8606 8678 8723 8724 8995 9056
9081 9085 9141 9520 9513 9573 9578 9594 10542 954647
      R 43 A R 44 A R 45 A R 47 A R 50 A - -

 

Googly Doll word markings - Demalcol   EINCO   ELITE   Elisabeth

 

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