My Vintage Doll Collection

The little bonneted lass seated on the left was one I made in a porcelain class. In the foreground is another of my mother's dolls: an antique German porcelain baby with two faces, happy and sad, sitting in a little porcelain car.

Clockwise, Back to Front: handmade "Kemmi" (sleeping) with porcelain head and hands, "Little Red Riding Hood", porcelain black baby doll, felt and velvet doll from England made by Norah Wellings, pre-born baby doll (barely visible, in basket), porcelain baby doll (sitting in fairy basket), wooden dollhouse family by Lotte Sievers-Hahn.

vintage mask faced dolls

These "twins" were owned by my mother and my Aunt Anne - circa 1930's. They are known as mask face dolls. Their faces are a stiffened fabric, and their bodies are soft cloth.

A Norah Wellings doll. I called her "Betsy." She was my mom's. Norah Wellings was a doll maker in England in pre- and post-WW11 years.

A pair of BAITZ dolls from Austria - circa 1966. "Thurgau" on the left, and "Schweizer Bub" on the right. Bought in Switzerland when I was a little girl.

A Nancy Ann Storybook Bride Doll from the 50's sits on the right with "Betsy".

A Doreen Sinnett jointed porcelain fairy doll sits on circa 1970's tin can furniture.

Madame Alexander and Steiff Hedgehog dolls.

Two Madame Alexander "Elise" dolls from 1950's.

"Sugar Britches" made by Carole Pace of Seattle from a Boots Tyner mold. She can wear real newborn baby clothes and feels like a real baby!

Hummel's "Little Goose Girl" with Madame Alexander's "Lucinda"