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Louis Wolf for Hertel, Schwab 1914 Our Fairy doll, all bisque googly doll mold 222, 11" tall

 

Louis Wolf for Hertel, Schwab 1914 Our Fairy doll, all bisque googly doll mold 222, 11" tall

The Louis Wolf Company operated four factories in Sonneberg, Thüringia, Nürnberg and Bavaria, they were also located in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City as importers, distributors and assembly of dolls. 

 

Many of Wolf's bisque doll heads were made by Armand Marseille and others according to their particular brand.  In 1928 Louis Wolf merged with the Bing Company to form the Bing-Wolf Corporation.

See below for more Louis Wolf information, doll names, doll molds and history of dolls sold or distributed by Louis Wolf

 

1914 Louis Wolf Chubby all bisque doll, 4" tall

1914 Louis Wolf Chubby all bisque doll, 4" tall, painted molded hair with wispy bangs on forehead, side glancing googly eyes, slight smiling closed watermelon mouth, jointed at the neck & shoulders, bent arms with hands resting on his chubby tummy, straight stationary legs, white molded one piece pajamas, doll mark incised on back LW & Co, with a blue sticker on front Chubby, L W & C, Germany.

1925-1927  Louis Wolf  Toddling Toddles key wound walking doll, 12" tall

1925-1927  Louis Wolf Toddling Toddles key wound walking doll, 12" tall, part of the Happiness Doll line, composition shoulder head, blonde painted lightly molded hair, painted blue eyes, closed mouth, metal torso with wind up walking mechanism patented by Butsum Mfg. Company in 1926, key marked Waterbury Clock Co, full composition arms, metal legs & feet with two rollers inside the large shoes, doll mark LW & C on back shoulder plate.  Unassisted doll could walk 25 to 40 feet.  Came dressed as a boy or girl in various outfits.

 

1892 Wolf registered the trade name Cinderella (CM Bergmann)

1905 advertised celluloid and Minerva metal head dolls

1906 Featherweight kid body dolls, American rag dolls, Knockabout dolls

1907 Columbia (also sold by CM Bergmann heads for both by Marseille), Young America, kid body Surperba (by Ernst

          Heubach), composition Mangolin dolls

1910 Queen Louise doll (Marseille), Schilling, E.U. Steiner's walking & sitting dolls

1911 My Companion and Excelsior dolls (possibly Kestner)  

1913 Baby Irene and Little Jimmy dolls

1914 Our Fairy, Majestic, 975 Line, Baby Belle, Chubby all bisque boy in a Union suit designed by Thomas E. Stutson

1915 exhibited over 700 character dolls at the Chicago Toy Exhibit, added a Japanese department to Company

1916 Baby doll mold 152 (Hertel, Schwab) marked L. W. & Co., Perfection dolls, Utley's Rollinson dolls

1917 Louis Wolf was the agent for Emkay Doll Manufacturing company

1918 the Wolf American offices refused shipment of dolls made in Germany, though they had paid for them in 1914.

1919 agent for Giebeler-Falk Doll Co, Kutie Kid, Mama dolls 

1920 Mickey dolls by Bandeau Sales Company

1921 Grunty Grunts and Smiley Smiles a two in one doll

1925 Baby Sunshine, Pretty Peggy dolls, Happiness doll line; Toddling Toodles doll

1926 Wolf represented 400 doll makers from;  America, Austria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, England, France & Germany,

          some companies represented were; Schreyer & Co (Shuco), W. G. Muller, Seyfarth & Reinhardt, Strasser,

          American Stuffed Novelty Co. and Lindstrom mechanical dolls.  Sold Mama & Character dolls

1927 Nursery Rhyme line; Baby Tunes doll and Baby Dahne made by Hoest & Henderson  

1928 distributed Kammer & Reinhardt dolls

1929 J.K. Farnell dolls, Gertrude Rollinson cloth doll line and Kiddie Krakters dolls

 

Louis Wolf Doll Marks Identified

Louis Wolf doll mark LW& C

Louis Wolf doll mark LW a C

 

Louis Wolf doll mark L. W & C

Louis Wolf doll mark L.. W & C

Louis Wolf doll mold 152 L.W. & Co. 12

Louis Wolf doll mark 152 L.W. & Co. 12

 

Louis Wolf doll mark 18 L. W. & Co. 12.

Louis Wolf doll mark 18 L. W. & Co. 12.

 

Louis Wolf doll mold 2015 anchor symbol W 3/0 made by Marseille

Louis Wolf doll mark 2015 anchor symbol W 3/0 made by Marseille

Louis Wolf doll label Chubby L. W. & C. Germany

Louis Wolf doll label Chubby L. W. & C. Germany

Louis Wolf doll label Our Fairy Germany doll mold 222

Louis Wolf doll label Our Fairy Germany doll mold 222

Louis Wolf doll mark red label Amerianbeauty Germany (Marseille head)

Louis Wolf doll mark red label Amerianbeauty Germany (Marseille head)

Louis Wolf doll red label Columbia W Cork Stuffed

Louis Wolf doll red label Columbia W Cork Stuffed

Louis Wolf doll mark triangle label CUTIE COWL (initials) NIPPON

Louis Wolf doll mark triangle label CUTIE COWL (initials) NIPPON

Louis Wolf doll green label Excelsior W Germany

Louis Wolf doll green label Excelsior W Germany

Louis Wolf doll mark triangle label SWEETIE COWL (initials) NIPPON

Louis Wolf doll mark triangle label SWEETIE COWL (initials) NIPPON

Louis Wolf Doll Mold Numbers Identified

40, 152, 200, 222, 265, 2015

 

 

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