How to read an antique German doll mark?
identify a doll? Look for a doll makers mark, if one is
present it is often found on the back of the dolls head, on the
upper or lower back, under the arms, bottoms of the feet, on a cloth
body, a tag may be sewn into a seam.
Check your doll carefully, the mark could be
placed anywhere and many dolls are unmarked, just sold with a wrist tag, that is
long gone. If your doll is marked, it could be with a mold
number, initials or letters, a symbol, date, country of origin - or
any combination of these.
Below are doll markings with images listed
alphabetically by company name,
by Country or as found on the material the doll is made of.
Marks By Country;
French unknown marks,
German unknown marks,
Portugal and Spain
Marks By Material; Celluloid,
China head, Cloth,