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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

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Finding out who your doll is, and who is the maker isn't always easy. This guide is about identifying a porcelain doll.
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March 13, 2017

I am trying to find out more about this doll, with painted on boots, with number 800 on them. I can't find any other marking. It is really in good shape. I got it at a thrift store because it was so cute. It may not be worth anything, but I wanted to see if I could find out more about it.

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March 13, 20174 found this helpful

You could go on dollreference.com, but you don't have a lot of information here. You could also take the doll to an antique shop and see what they say.

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December 5, 2016

This porcelain doll is about 10-12 in. tall has porcelain head and hands. It has a beanie type body. There are no marks anywhere on body or clothing. Any ideas about it's age and maker?

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December 11, 20160 found this helpful

Hi,

This doll is beautiful! I found a site that lists all kinds of dolls. You might be able to use this site to identify the maker of the doll.

http://dollreference.com/

Are there any stamps on the back of the head or the feet or the body that tells the maker? If there are, that would be a great start.

Merry Christmas!
----Robyn

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December 13, 20160 found this helpful

Looks like a beautiful doll. It will be very difficult to identify since you say it has no markings. Be sure to look everywhere on the porcelain just to be sure.

The doll resembles a Gerber Baby that I had many years ago but it seems most all of the Gerber dolls had opening eyes (not sure about yours) and an open (puckered) mouth.

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It does appear that your doll might be in christening clothes so that might be a help.

I sold most of my dolls on eBay many years ago but eBay does have a community board where members will try to help identify almost anything that you ask about.
You will need a good photograph and they will need to know the measurements and any info (age of doll - any info is helpful) but you may get lucky and someone could have knowledge about your doll.

Here is a link to the discussion board but the rest is up to you. Just start asking questions about your doll and ask how to upload a photo. It will take a little time but I cannot think of any other way to help.

http://communit … Hobbies/bd-p/288

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June 17, 2017

Can some one help me identify the signature on this doll?

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March 23, 2016

I have posted the pictures of the markings, but I can't read or recognize them. They are porcelain and appear to be well made. Can someone please help?

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April 14, 20160 found this helpful

That's a Mary Osmond signature.

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

The script name is hard to make out, but try Googling " porcelain doll 2004 / 5000 #1009 " this means the doll was made in 2004, there were only 5000 of them made & this doll was 1009th one made of the 5000. Look at any images that come up to see if she is there or similar looking doll is there or doll with similar markings & go from there.

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Anonymous
May 1, 20160 found this helpful

i Believe that is Marie Osmond signature

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June 10, 20160 found this helpful

Marie Osmond

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June 10, 20160 found this helpful

marie Osmond

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February 2, 20170 found this helpful

I have a doll that has the same signature, and was also made in 2004. It has blond curly hair, red dress & shoes. It is numbered #4081. What can you tell me about it? I can't find any information anywhere. Thank you.

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May 10, 2017

This doll has a name on her shoulders, but I can't read enough of it to identify the maker to find out more information about her. Can anyone help me with this please?

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May 8, 2017

I used to collect dolls and recently found the box I had them stored in. These 2 porcelain dolls have markings on their necks and I was wondering if anyone can identify them. Thanks.

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February 19, 2017

I wonder if anyone can help identify her? She has no visible marks or numbers, but there is a good chance she is German. She belonged to my grandmother. She's jointed with a swivel-joint head, and is 38" tall.

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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

You can go to dollreference.com and start looking at German dolls.

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January 2, 2017

My searches for a specific porcelain doll led me to this site. I'm hoping someone can give me some advice for searching or perhaps recognizes the doll. I am looking for a porcelain doll like the one I had as a child. She had light brown hair in two braids, was wearing a light blue nightgown and was holding a small brown teddy bear. She was in a black box that I believe said, "Porcelain Doll with Bear" on it. She was donated in a move and now I'm hoping to be able to replace her. Thanks for your help!

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January 2, 20171 found this helpful

I found one one eBay that comes from the Geppeddo Playtime series. You could start by looking at those playthings.

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January 5, 20171 found this helpful

From your description, it does appear this is a doll from the Geppeddo Playtime series.
There are quite a lot of these on eBay (even dolls with a bear) but there is one or two on auction right now that might be the one you are looking for.

http://www.ebay … EW-/361270452655

http://www.ebay … qnsAAOSwJ7RYSDUO

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for your help - I will check those out!

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January 6, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for your help and looking up those dolls. That seems to be closer than I have been able to find. Not quite there yet, but I'm still hopeful:) The box didn't have a plastic window, not sure if that helps narrow down the brands or not. Thanks again!

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February 17, 20170 found this helpful

Hi I am currently trying to find the value of my porcelain dolls and whilst researching I come across your question and well I think I have your doll your after .. she's still in pretty great condition like I'm talking all eyelashes ect ..
her hair is abit messy but that's about it

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April 24, 2017

I'm trying to see how much these dolls are worth. Anyone know anything about these dolls?

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March 13, 2017

I am trying to find out who made a male porcelain doll. It is a toddler, with a red sucker in its left hand, and blonde hair. The back of the neck says #284/2000 1997.

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March 28, 2016

I found this doll some time ago and am wondering the name and value of it. The doll is around 18in and with original packaging. I would appreciate any help.

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March 30, 20160 found this helpful

An easy online search for "porcelain doll values" will produce many answers. Keep in mind that just because a doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced in the thousands and very often include the term limited edition in their names. A doll's condition is extremely important in considering value-the best doll prices are paid for dolls literally never removed from their boxes. You can find prices for some dolls on EBay and try online for further research.

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March 30, 20160 found this helpful

An easy online search for "porcelain doll values" will produce many answers. Keep in mind that just because a doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced in the thousands and very often include the term limited edition in their names. A doll's condition is extremely important in considering value-the best doll prices are paid for dolls literally never removed from their boxes. You can find prices for some dolls on EBay and try online for further research.

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April 27, 20160 found this helpful

She looks a lot like a modern Ashton Drake / Homeart Doll. If her packaging has no clues, try googling Homeart / Ashton Drake & look
at images. There are so many if these dolls made you may not find one in the same outfit online, but look for same face / maker / porcelain to find very similar dolls.

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June 21, 20160 found this helpful

I have another doll that has the same "necklace" and i'm also wonderibg which brand it's from

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August 17, 2017

I got a porcelain doll from my now ex-boyfriend but I can't figure out exactly what it is or how much it's worth. I think the doll is in the wrong box, the box and authenticity card say Tatiana Collection but the kneck of the doll says Cathay Collection. I have not been able to find any other markings on the doll. I have looked at multiple websites trying to figure this out if anyone can help, that would be amazing.

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August 11, 2017

What do these markings mean?

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May 16, 2017

I've had this doll for as long as I can remember, and as far as I know it's in the original clothing with the original stand. However the serial number is where the head meets the neck and it's really hard to read it. I think it says either 018B or 818B and my google searches aren't showing much. I got this a long time ago from my grandmother, but since she and that side of the family let me go I don't want to keep something that reminds me of her.

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May 14, 2017

I got this 2ft tall porcelain doll recently and want to know more about her. Anybody recognize her or can figure out what the name, or words, are on her tummy? There are no other markings that I can find on her, only a sticker on her shoe that says 389.

She is 24 inches tall, her head, arms, and legs are hinged so she is posable. Her red hair is long and curly, pulled up in a demin blue bow that says "I love bears" and "bear hugs" in small white lettering all over it (same as on her apron). Her eyes are bright blue, glass I'm sure, and she has freckles across her nose.

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April 14, 2017

I can't fine her anywhere. She's in great condition, but I think she's come in the wrong box. I have had her for years. Any information would be great. Thanks.

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April 3, 2017

There are no marking anywhere on her. She was bought in the 1980s. I think she was in a yellow box with black writing.

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March 11, 2017

I would like to identify this doll.
Thank you.

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February 27, 2017

I found a ton of porcelain dolls that my great great aunt had given me in the 90s and I was wondering if anyone could help me identify them? Some look similar to each other, like maybe they are the same brand? They do not have any markings or indication of a maker anywhere. Any help is appreciated.

Approx. height of dolls:
brown dress 17 in
pink dress and straw hat 15 in
blue dress 12 in
red hood 15 in

I do not have the other two heights yet, as I am waiting for my mom to send me them because the dolls are not currently with me, but I believe they are relatively smaller than the others.

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October 12, 2015

I have a porcelain doll head with the numbers: 370 A M 10 DEP. It belonged to my aunt who would have been 114. I have the eyes that have a leaded weight, and also the arms/hands. Anyone able to help?

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October 12, 20150 found this helpful

May be difficult to find information on your doll. You can search online for possible information, contact doll collectors who may have experience with older dolls, consider large old libraries that may have old books on the subject, etc.
Good Luck!!!

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April 1, 20160 found this helpful

Hi,

Sure!

She is an Armand Marseille of Sonneberg and Koppelsdorf, Thuringia, Germany doll.

AM is one of the worlds' largest and best known bisque doll head manufacturers and also one of the most desirable doll manufacturers for vintage dolls.
370 is the number of the doll head mold, for Armand Marseille just produced the heads.

From 1900 to 1930 it's reported Marseille produced 1,000 bisque doll heads a day, they made bisque head baby, children, lady and character dolls, on cloth, kid or composition bodies, most with glass eyes, some with painted eyes, with the most commonly found doll molds of 370 (shoulder head on a cloth or kid body) and 390 (socket head on a composition body).

Marseille interestingly did not produce the body of their dolls, but purchased those from other doll manufactures.

I hope this helps you.

Take care and greetings from Portugal

Manuela

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February 9, 20170 found this helpful

its an armand Marseille doll head 370 mold is head and chest plate

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July 3, 2014

I have a doll that was bought before I was born in 1989. There is no name or company brand anywhere on her. The paper must have gotten lost because that is no where in the box. She has a tag on the inside of her dress with the numbers OH#12217 ME#2087. I tried looking on eBay and Google and no other doll that looks like mine has shown. Any advice on how to find out about this doll would be awesome! I have included pictures of the doll, tags, and the box she came in. Her hair is painted on blonde and she has blue eyes.

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July 4, 20140 found this helpful

It does not appear that your doll is very old and no markings probably means it was not an expensive doll - but?

You may be lucky and someone will recognize your doll but you can go to eBay doll discussion board and ask about your doll there. You will have to send photos, measurements etc but you may receive an answer.

Google eBay doll discussion board if you have trouble finding it.

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January 2, 20160 found this helpful

she is from a kit. i have one . i made the body. she is from the 1980s.

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February 27, 20160 found this helpful

Look very closely on the back neck....roll it side to side, and see if you can see the indention very light of "AM". I have one that looks very similar to that.

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September 11, 2017

How do I identify the exact Legacy porcelain doll I have? It is stamped Legacy Doll Inc. on the nape of her neck. She has blue eyes, dimples, real eye lashes, painted nails, and creases around knee and elbow areas. She also has strawberry blonde hair in two ponytails with spiral curls. She is wearing citrine colored stud earrings, a yellow dress with a lace apron style overlay, and white socks and leather lace up baby booties.

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July 19, 2017

I need to identify my porcelain doll and find out how much she is worth. The writing on the back of her head says, 'BY 188'

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July 15, 2017

What is the brand name on this doll? And how much is she worth?

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June 10, 2017

My baby doll has porcelain legs and arms, a stuffed body, and a rooftop registered trademark on the neck.

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