ca. 1923+ Paul Schmidt character Baby doll 12", bisque head
(non-mechanical), wigged, sleep
eyes, open mouth with teeth, five piece bent limb baby body with voice box, doll mark PSt 23
Germany size 5
The Paul Schmidt Factory
for dolls, toys and export was founded in 1922, located
in Sonneberg, Thüringia, Germany.
advertised in 1922 they made mechanically moving bisque head dolls with voice
boxes and toys. In the Leipzig fair of that year they introduced their
Peso doll whose mechanical head moved and had voice boxes with both a Mama and
Papa voice. They also registered the doll mark PSSTH.
By 1923 Schmidt
advertised they made their own jointed dolls and character baby dolls dressed in
a simple shift to more elaborate. The trademark PS was registered.
A new owner in 1927 M.