Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique Dolls - HELP

In Dolls > Composition Dolls > Show & Tell.
Composition Dolls107 of 244EFFENBEE BISQUE DOLL1930's American Character Sally Patsy Type Composition Doll
Love it
Like it

Virginia.vintageVirginia.vintage loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 6 years ago

    (2 items)

    I found these treasures at a friends home who is moving. She said they were old. I am told now Composition dolls from 30's. They have "cry" boxes in tummy, one working. Eyes close when you lay down. I wonder if anyone knows more about the type of dolls?

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    Composition Dolls
    See all
    Antique Early 1920s German Composition Christmas Santa Claus Posable Doll NR
    Antique Early 1920s German Composit...
    Lot Of 2 Vintage Effanbee Anne-Shirley Dewees Cochran Composition Dolls 15
    Lot Of 2 Vintage Effanbee Anne-Shir...
    22" Heinrich Handwerck Antique German Doll Marked 3 Bisque Head Composition Body
    22" Heinrich Handwerck Antique ...
    Antique Composition Doll Parts Heads Bodies Restoration Parts Collector Project
    Antique Composition Doll Parts Head...
    Antique Early 1920s German Composition Christmas Santa Claus Posable Doll NR
    Antique Early 1920s German Composit...
    See all


    1. tenajonthesound, 6 years ago
      The eyes open and close. Not sure if they are porcelain. ANy idea how to tell?
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      These are all composition dolls often referred to as Mama Dolls as they had a crier or box in stomach so when you tipped them they made a wah sound . Look at back of heads on neck there should be names there who made them .They date 1930-40s . If you look at necks let me know what you see or photo them is better and always good to photo dolls nude to see body construction . Your dolls can be repaired as composition often did not hold up well ,It does not like dampness . I will await you reply
    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I need to see 1st one close up it maybe hard plastic head and paint retouched
    4. tenajonthesound, 6 years ago
      How can I send you pictures?
    5. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      You can add them to your post by going to edit and can add 2 more photo's remove one as these as they are same so then you can add 3 more photo's to post
      If you can't do that you can email then to me I will reply on your post
    6. tenajonthesound, 6 years ago
      See new photos, but I have more I can send. Appreciate it.
    7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Ok I received your photo they are all composition . The first one has had lips repainted and not original arms . I need to know what you see on back of necks there should be raised name there . The one you sent of part of back of head doesn't show me the neck or lower down on back a name . Can you look again
    8. tenajonthesound, 6 years ago
      I see what you mean about the lips. I tried to take the "clothes " off but the bodies are sewn in a sort of "burlap" so you cannot access it. The neck, feet and head have no markings....just not sure what they are or worth. No name. are you local? I could bring them to you?

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.