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1915 Maiden America doll by Maiden Toy Co.

The Tip Top Toy Company was founded in New York city in 1912 by Max Politzer and Joseph Kaempler, both of whom were former employees of the New Toy Company.  Some of their dolls were distributed thru George Borgfeldt, who even gave them licensing to make a 13" tall bisque Kewpie doll sold in the USA. 

Tip Top made the Paul doll and Virginia doll, both antique composition headed dolls with side glancing eyes.  They made Tip Top Baby dolls, 18-24" tall, with bent limb kid jointed bodies, sleep eyes, names were; Prize Baby doll and Pudgie doll.  Some of these dolls may bear the Tip Top Toy Company identifying doll mark TTT.

Shown on left; 1915 Maiden America doll, The National Doll,  8" tall, all composition jointed only at shoulders, painted molded hair, painted side glancing eyes, wrapped in a red, white and blue ribbon, had a paper label on front.  Advertised you could wash the doll anytime - we don't recommend this - ever - but this could explain why these dolls are rather scarce.

 

Tip Top Toy made or distributed metal and wooden toys, also the bisque head doll line Tausendsch?chen doll (Daisy doll) - Little Boy Blue doll made by Franz Schmidt and handled the American dolls; Bertie doll and Gertie doll, Dottie Dimples doll, Cy from Siwash doll, Jim Thorpe doll, Miss Firefly doll, Little Johnny Jones doll, Little Miss Sunshine doll, Mistress Mary doll and were the distributor for the Maiden Toy Company dolls in 1918 and the mechanical Shimmy dolls made by Zaiden Toy Works.

 

 

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