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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

January 28, 2020

Identifying a Porcelain or Clay Doll - doll with red hair and frecklesI just recently purchased this little red head. Does anyone know anything about him? The clothes are hand sewn. He has a stuffed jointed body and is 9 inches tall. He is very unique looking. The head and hands are hand painted and I am not sure what he is made from, some kind of porcelain or clay?

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Marked on his back shoulders: Raspbeary 1995. D.A.

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January 28, 20202 found this helpful
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This looks like a doll from a kit. He is cute and unique but there is really nothing to tell about him. A person has taken their time to paint and make this doll for someone they cared deeply about. Enjoy the doll and treasure it.

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January 29, 20201 found this helpful
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Very unusual but I also believe he was made from a kit.
Doll making from kits was very popular in the 80 - 90's and the 'maker' usually added a name (maybe a child's name or a favorite 'name'), sometimes the date and maybe their initials or name.

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Sometimes the kit would just contain the head/shoulders (like yours) and then a body could be selected to fit the head or it could have been a complete kit.

Maybe Pghgirl will have a better idea about this doll and can provide more information as she has several years of working with and researching dolls of all kinds.

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Did you get your neat doll on eBay? There is one example of this doll that just sold.

If this is not yours, then there are 2.

Everything about the doll does point to a kit doll. The paint, the body, the clothing, and hair all look to be assembled and painted by a mom, granny, or auntie who wanted to create a one of a kind creation for a special child or adult. This one appears to be a very loose homage to the Chucky doll if horror movie fame.

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It is interesting that a lot of companies used the name "Raspbearies" but it was used to name purple bears, not usually dolls. I wonder if this was the name of the doll studio where it was made.

If you are thinking about flipping him, I would wait until closer to Halloween, and put it out there has an Ooak stands for one of a kind, horror movie inspired doll.

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March 27, 2020

I have had this doll for awhile, and can't figure out what the name brand is or what the signature says. Can anyone help me identify the logo?

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She's a Marie Osmond doll

www.google.com/search?client=tablet-android-att...

Sample signature. Will try to figure out which one and her value if that is why you ask.

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December 9, 2019

Can anyone help me identify this doll? I think I knew the makers name at one point when I first got it. I think it was made in the 1990s and if I'm remembering correctly, the makers name had "Puppenhaus" in it. (Yeah - I know - I'm not very helpful!)Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a headdress, blouse, vest, and pants

 

Any info would be awesome. I can not find any marks on her.

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She may be from the company Adele's Puppenhaus, which is a German doll maker. They had an ethnic series in the 1990s so she could easily be from that line.

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Are you in Germany or Europe? These do have collectible appeal in the European market. I have not seen any that have made it to the US so I have no first hand experience with them personally (I am a doll admirer and active reseller).

Many of them did have names on a paper hang tag so the trick will be to find your gal and see the tag for her official name.

The challenge with that is those paper tags were often the first thing to go and if people are selling her, they may just have her listed as Adele's Puppenhaus doll, Puppenhaus doll or even as broad as ethnic doll, so you will have to filter through a lot of eBay, Etsy, and/or Google Images/Pinterest images to find a match.

There is a doll museum in Germany that may be able to help you. The link is www.hpusm.de/

Post back what you learn and thanks for sharing her!!

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Did you happen to look on the back of the neck to see if there is an RF (Reinart Faelens) Collection symbol there? Normally dolls made by ADELES PUPPENHAUS have this symbol on the back of the neck. There is also a registration number with this symbol. There are some of these dolls listed on eBay for sale and I see that this company makes a lot of doll accessories. Can you take a look on the neck of the doll and let me know if you can find this symbol.

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I think I am wrong about the markings on the neck of the doll. It appears that all the informtaion for the dolls was on a tag that was arund the neck of the doll when it was sold. Without the tag it makes it a bit more difficult to identify the dolls. These dolls are selling for a lot more money than other dolls. Here is a doll on eBay that was made by the same company that made yours. www.ebay.com/.../283025894886

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These are nice dolls and seem to be holding their value in other countries but eBay USA not as much. Shipping from the US to another country is very expensive and dolls are just too fragile for the average seller to even ship safely inside the US. Shipping will be the main reason these poplar dolls may not sell for as high value as in other countries.

It does appear there have been 3 of this brand doll sold on US eBay over the past several months.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Adele%27s+Puppenhaus...

Although no one seems to mention this, I believe there are two different collections of dolls (all made by the Reinart Faelens Company) and each collection will have a different mark on the back/neck of the doll.
The largest collection (and still being made) is the Reinart Faelens Collection (marked RF Kollektion) on dolls and generally only 1000 dolls of each style are made.
The Adele's Puppenhaus collection is different and has its own marking on the doll's neck. These dolls were started by the artist's wife, Adele, and were only made for a few years.

The company is still in business but according to their web site, they only sell wholesale and I do not believe they will provide answers to questions about their older dolls.

If your doll is one of this brand/company dolls there will be one of these marks on her neck/back. If the mark is not there then most likely this is not one of their dolls.

You will have to do your own research as it is very time consuming to look for dolls as the market is flooded with thousands of like or similar dolls with similar names.

Here are some good links to get you started:

www.google.com/search?q=reinart+faelens+collection...

www.google.com/search?q=Adele%27s%20Puppenhaus&tbm...

Here is a doll that that recently sold for $36 plus shipping and has the RF marking (but she is not from the Adele Puppenhaus collection).

www.ebay.com/.../143383961914?hash=item216259a13a...

As to value of your doll it would be very difficult to place a figure without more information. If she has a marking of either of these brands then I would suggest (if you wish to sell) placing a listing on Craigslist, Facebook Groups/Marketplace, Offer Up and others and mark her as local pick up only so no shipping would be needed.
You would need several very good pictures and especially the marking on her neck. Starting price could be high and lower it is no one shows an interest.

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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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September 30, 20170 found this helpful
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Hi, my name is Sheryl. This looks like a Boots Tyner doll called Sugar Britches. The smaller version is called Sugar Lumps. I have several of those doll molds. They look just like sleeping babies. Her outfit is gorgeous. Years ago, these dolls sold for 100 dollars I'm talking about the early 90s. Enjoy your baby.

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July 23, 2021

I found this 17" cloth-bodied porcelain doll in a UK charity shop recently (July 2021) and judging by her condition she doesn't look that old. She is in as mint condition as she appeared in the images. After showing said images to a friend, she expressed an interest in acquiring one and asked me to look for anything which might indicate who made her. A decorative porcelain doll.

 

I had a look in all the usual places (soles of the feet, back of the head) but found nothing. I know there are lots of unbranded dolls out there but I would like to know if anyone recognizes her or knows anything about who made her? Any information would be very much appreciated. Thank you.


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January 24, 2021

I had this doll before but now is already gone for a while. Does anyone know anything about the doll, I haven't checked the back label so I don't know whether or not it has any markings.

I want to know which brand belongs to this type.An old porcelain doll.
 

Please let me know in advance if anyone know which brand relates to. I would appreciate it.

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October 21, 2020

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of porcelain doll this is. This doll has been passed down to everyone, including me. How much is she worth? What is she ? A little information: she is stuffed with some kind of insulation very tightly, eyes don't move, I think they're glass.

A few chips, and she has no markings, well not that I've seen. Thank you.

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November 25, 2019

I'm trying to identify the type of doll I have. If anyone can help me?

Thanks.

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November 26, 20191 found this helpful
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The circle with the KC in the center is from a large doll company who mass produces different types of dolls. I have seen that mark on a lot of dolls posted here on the site and they are all from the same company who will fabricate one doll and make over 2000 copies of the same doll for sale. In cases like this it is so hard to find out the doll's name because these companies don't keep a lot of records and they don't have a site you can scan for the doll images.

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November 26, 20191 found this helpful
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I am back. I asked a friend and she remember a doll series called K C Collection. She can't remember where they were sold originally or if they were expensive when new.

I did a little digging and think she is right and that is what you have. Most of their dolls are 15 inches.

If that is what you have, they are (sadly) selling for 8.00 each on a variety of sites. Their logo matches yours. These are sold prices, not asking prices. People are asking much more, but I see consistent sales in the 8.00 range.

Now my curiosity has the best of me who sold these originally. They were not a brand I sold when I worked in retail during the doll hey day.

If I learn more, I will post back!

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November 26, 20190 found this helpful
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If I am remembering correctly this brand was sold at the Kay Bee (KB) mall stores and my sister says they were sold at Murphy's 5 & 10 Store (both of these stores are out of business).
This means they could have been made by any number of doll making companies and sold under the KC Collections name. Generally inexpensive dolls mass produced for the 5 & 10 cent type stores.
Pghgirl probably has the value correct but the biggest problem is how long it might take to sell her even at an $8 price.

These look like the dolls that I remember - mostly Victorian dressed.

www.ebay.com/.../333051178027

www.worthpoint.com/.../kc-collection-collectible-porcelain...

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October 27, 2020

Does anybody have any hints on how old the doll is? The only mark is #007. No clue on age, history and value.

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May 14, 2020

I have a old china doll that was my grandma's. It has Home Industry doll on its back torso, 68-7 on its neck, and what I think is DPC on the nape of the neck. It is not in very good condition and I I believe all the clothes may not be original, but I would love to find out more information about it and am unable to find anything online.

Can anyone help?

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