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Posted 6 years ago


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Dear Ladies and Gentleman,

I have this particular doll in my collection and would like to have some Information about it

It´s marked at the back with the number 156 and was found in an old house many many years ago in Thuringia

Nicest greetings, Martin


  1. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 6 years ago
    With just the number he would be hard to place, not to mention just a head shot. Funny thing though, when I first saw him he reminded me of a religious item before a doll (like a priest/monk or something) Of course the clothes are all wrong
  2. Machwillst, 6 years ago
    Hello again,

    thanks for your quick answear,... you´re right about the first impact when you see the face.... Jesus came first into my mind, too :-)

    The Head of the Doll is of findest Bisuque China and absolutely in a top condition

    It has a length of 18,5 Inch

    Of course the clothes are not original, the doll was found more than 20 years ago unclothed

    Due to his little green discoloring on the body, I assume that he did wear the clothing of a chaser or a soldier many many years ago

    More pictures added above

    Nice greetings, Martin
  3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 6 years ago
    In my opinion he is of a religious nature, possibly Greek orthodox? If he is all original he is very collectable because he appeals to several different collectors not just dolls, and can be worth some money. I have seen dolls like this but they are rare, and I'm not an expert by any means. I would take the doll with the pictures without the clothes and post him to the doll board on eBay. I'm not sure if the person who collects these are still there, but there are people there that can contact her still I think. I would think at the very least you could find a doll appraiser that can help you as he isn't an every day bisque doll.
  4. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 6 years ago
    Hmm or a Saint
  5. Machwillst, 6 years ago
    Thank you very much for your advice,... I just did so :-)

    Kind regards, Martin
  6. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 6 years ago
    Ignore the rude ones over there, and take what you can from those that are not rude. That is why most everyone that used to go there left, but there is still some good advice to be had.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    I have seen this doll before it has been attributes to being German but never verified . The Mark 156 could be HERTEL, SCHWAB. It is a rare one ! And you might not see another in many yrs .
    beautiful or should I say handsome doll. hanks for sharing him . There is no reference that he was a religous figure in the study of him .

  8. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
    Oops Thanks for sharing made a typo my keys are sticking sorry :-)
  9. mcheconi mcheconi, 3 years ago
    Hipster doll?
  10. nittygritty1962 nittygritty1962, 3 years ago
    A GI Joe looking face...nicely painted bisque-!

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