Antique Doll Makers Marks

Alexander Doll Company or Madame Alexander Dolls

Alexander Doll Company Makers Mark
Alexander Doll Company

The Madame Alexander Doll Company was founded by Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman in 1933.

Madame Alexander was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 9, 1895. She was the daughter of Russian immigrants.

In the 1930's Madame Alexander introduced the first dolls based on licensed characters from literature and the movies. Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, and Gone with the Wind were pioneering doll concepts which remain popular to this day.

During the 1940's she initiated the first dolls with "sleep" eyes which open and close and in 1944 introduced the first patriotic dolls to honour the U.S. Armed Forces bravely fighting in World War II.

The Madame Alexander Doll Company is still in operation today.

Limoges Dolls

Limoges Doll Makers Mark
Limoges began making porcelain doll heads around 1915 through to 1924. Lanternier made bisque socket head child or lady dolls. The child dolls had a jointed composition and wood body while lady doll heads were mounted on five piece lady bodies. They had open mouths with both upper & lower teeth, open closed mouths, painted ,glass or paperweight eyes lined in black, some dolls have pierced ears, wigged, in sizes 12 to 36" tall.

Pedigree Toys Makers Mark

Pedigree Toys Makers Mark
Pedigree Dolls & Toys, also known as Pedigree Toys, is a toy company located in Exeter, England. Best known for launching the Sindy doll in 1963, Pedigree also produced the Tommy Gunn action figure from 1966 to 1968. The Sindy doll was very popular from the 1960s to 1980s, and accounted for 80% of Pedigree's sales.