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Doll Marks

Doll Marks

use the doll mark pages with over 4,100 images, more markings are on the doll makers by Country pages. Didn’t find your mark?  join our free forum board, let us know and we'll add it.

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Dolls by Country

Dolls by Country


Dolls by Material

Dolls are classified by the material of the head

Bisque Dolls

Antique Bisque Dolls


Celluloid Dolls

Celluloid Dolls


China Head Dolls

Antique China Dolls

  Cloth Dolls

Cloth Dolls

Bisque head dolls were introduced in the 1850s by Europeans primarily in France  . . .  Read More

Celluloid dolls are made from cellulose nitrate, alcohol, fillers and camphor  . . . Read More


Antique China dolls were made by mostly German companies from 1836 to the 1940s  . Read More


The history of fabric dolls goes back as far as mankind has been making textiles and . . . Read More

Composition Dolls

Composition Dolls

  Hard Plastic Dolls

Hard Plastic Dolls


Metal Head Dolls


Papier Mache Dolls

Early composition dolls were made from glue, glycerin, zinc oxide and Japanese wax . . . Read More


The first dolls made in the new material of plastic was by the Ideal Toy Company in  . . . Read More


France has the first patent recorded by René Poulin in 1861 for making dolls heads . . . Read More


Papier mâché, carton moulé, carton pâte or holz-masse are all terms describing a . . . Read More

Rubber Dolls


Wax Dolls

Antique Wax Dolls


Wood Dolls

Antique Wood Dolls


How to find a dolsl value, price, worth?

Doll Values

Caoutchouc, India rubber, gum was used for centuries to make dolls . . . Read More


Some of the oldest examples of dolls found are made of wax ... Read More

  Wood is a fairly easy material to carve or whittle to form a crude doll . . . Read More   How to find a dolls  value, price, worth? here's our tip . . . Read More

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