Information and Value of Dolls?

A collection of old dolls.My grandma has these old dolls. I believe they were even my great grandmother's. Any information on these would be appreciated.


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May 25, 20211 found this helpful
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Can you tell me how tall the one on the far right is? She looks like a Sears Happi-Times doll from the 1950s that is having a very bad hair day. Is she 16 inches tall? Is her hair cellophane/saran (plastic)? If that is her, she is not in her original dress.

How tall are the others and what are the made from? Does the bride have sleepy eyes?

The one on the far left looks like a hobby doll (made in a class)--but I would need to see the body to verify that Is the head porcelain (smooth) or bisque (rough)? Is it numbered or signed?

The one next to that one also looks like a hobby doll--is she porcelain or bisque? How tall is she?

I am not sure how old your great-grandmother would be, but I don't think any of these are older than the 1950s, and the two on the end if they are hobby dolls may be from the 1980s.


Post back with additional info and I can try to help more. Are you asking to value them to sell?

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May 30, 20210 found this helpful

Thanks for your guys input. I was able to find some identifying marks.

The one on the far right says St-12-N. I found that this means it is a Shirley Temple doll. It is about 12 inches tall.

The second one has MADA IN OCCUPIED JAPAN mark on it. These are the only identifying marks I could find.

Not really asking about them to sell, more of just asking about them so we know.

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Thanks for the additional info!

Interesting about the ST on the doll. Most have rosy cheeks so that is what threw me on her. Sadly most of the Shirley Temple dolls have little resale value, but they are fun to have.


Here is a good resources on the dolls:

The occupied Japan one is interesting. That notation was used between 1947 and 1952. Is that the second one from the left?
Can you tell what she is made of (ceramic, bisque, composition)?

Here is a little info on occupied Japan markings on

The one on the far left--what kind of body does it have? It looks out of proportion (or it could be the picture) with a big head and tiny hands. The paint on the face also looks heavy handed and the dress appears to be oversized. Is it homemade? The more I look at it, looks like a kit doll that was made in a class. They are usually signed by the mom-maker.

There is a good Facebook group called Let's Id our dolls!!! (that is the full name with the ! marks). You can post them there one at a time and ask for help with history.


They are a very nice group.

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May 24, 20210 found this helpful

Undress the dolls and see if you can find any identifying marks. You may also want to take it to an antique doll dealer.

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Here is some info regarding your dolls that may help:

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