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Kammer and Reinhardt 115A

Adorable Size and Presentation


Adorable dressed as a girl too, the Kammer and Reinhardt 115A is one of the most popular character molds that the company offered, this one having brown glass sleep eyes, light, peachy bisque, an antique, medium brown mohair wig, closed mouth with molded space in between lips, and having a fully jointed K*R composition and wood, slant hip  toddler body with slant hips.

The body finish is even, original and in ultra clean condition. She is at play in her antique, bouncy, blue on white striped cotton dress, with pinafore type bodice, and she has antique undergarments, shoes and socks that have a hint of a blue border. Shall we call her Phillippa instead of Phillip?

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Simon Halbig "Santa" Sisters

Two 1249 Mold Girls

$795. for both

The Simon Halbig “Santa” dolls are always a fun find, as they have a special something to their face, in their category. Maybe it starts with the painted dot at the middle of their bottom lips, which the Santas always have, whether it is the 1248 or 1249 mold. These two 1249's came together in their coordinated outfits and it looks like they hope to stay together! One is a blue glass, sleep-eyed with blond antique mohair wig, and the other a brown glass, sleep eyed with a sandy brown antique mohair wig.  

They both have open mouths with teeth and smooth, clear bisque with carefully painted features and softly rouged cheeks. They are on fully jointed, high-quality composition bodies with jointed wrists, and the brunette girl has some sort of adhesive tape that was applied on the right foot. It isn't very visible so it was left, so not to disturb the finish. Although their clothing is not original, at some point someone gave these girls two fresh looking, matching dresses of antique fabrics that suggest they are “sisters”, “cousins” or “best friends” forever. Undergarments, shoes, socks and bonnets are antique.                                                               LW

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Rare Simon Halbig 979


From the earlier production at the Simon Halbig firm comes this important doll (25") with the number 979 incised on the back of her head. Some of this importance is a result of her actual high quality, weight and sturdiness, from her pale, finely featured bisque head, bulbous brown paperweight eyes, open mouth with square cut teeth and original blond mohair wig, to her very French type, heavy composition body with jointed wrists that has a pronounced size derriere for stable sitting positions.  

The robust body is in beautiful, original condition with its varying surface patina. A blue and white checkered, Jumeau-type frock of heavy cotton compliments her French market personality. Antique undergarments, crocheted bonnet crocheted socks and antique leather shoes with “eyelet” cuts above the toes complete her package.  Important French market beauty!

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Simon Halbig Person of the Cloth

14 1/2"
Early Period


In its original holy robes of many layers is this painted eye, Simon Halbig bisque shoulderhead doll with short molded blond hair, painted eyes, cloth body, bisque lower arms and legs. The cloth portion of the right upper arm has had an applied mend to the cloth to avoid loss of sawdust filling.

The robe, tunic and cape of the ensemble is of crème wool, with the cape having an applied crucifix on the back, while the undergarments are of white cotton. From research on white ecclesiastical robes, it can be determined that this may be a habit or robes from the Dominican order. There is one original stocking/slipper remaining, that has been attached to the skirt with a pin.

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albig / K*R Walking Doll
15 1/2"
That Little Extra Something!


For the collector who feels they have just about everything they wish for, here walks in something familiar, yet very unique and probably not in your cabinet yet. The dolls is a collaboration of the two factories, Simon Halbig and Kammer & Reinhardt, and incised on the back of the head with both names. She has brown sleep eyes, an open mouth with teeth, smooth, even bisque, a content expression in her molding and decoration, pierced ears, and her original, long brunette human hair wig.

Please note her walking body that is sturdy and in perfect condition with original finish, have fully jointed arms as shoulders, elbows and wrists, one-piece legs attached to a metal rod across the hips, that when moved forward and backward, make the head pivot from side to side. The originality of the antique clothing is not known however it is flawlessly appropriate on her, a chiffon-like, short, high-waisted dress with tiny attached flowers all around, accented by her frilly cotton and lace bonnet. She wears antique shoes and socks that provide more Spring-like color.                                                                                                                                                                                         LW

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Kammer and Reinhardt 192 for the French Market


The Kammer and Reinhardt 192 mold poses a bit of a mystery as the doll has a considerable similarity in styling to a fine Kestner mold. At 15 1/2" and just marked “192” on the back of pale pisque head with brown glass sleep eyes, closed mouth with space in between the lips, strong but very attractive molding, decoration of eyes and subtle shading of cheeks gives us the usual signs of a high end Kestner child, however the pierced ears (small chip at lower left earring hole) change our course of identification to the K*R school of thought.

 Due to her high quality, chunky wood and composition body with straight wrists, ball-shaped joints and Schmitt-like, protruding derriere, she earns her way into being a doll sold to the French market. She is in excellent condition, in head and body. Wearing a crisp, antique, white eyelet cotton frock over antique undergarments, she has antique socks and leather shoes with a pale pink cotton bonnet on her head. The pale blue trim throughout and ribbon sash tie it all together!                                                                                                                            LW

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Kammer and Reinhardt

128 Toddler


From Kammer and Reinhardt, here is a tall ray of sunshine in a rarer mold, the 128 character on a fully jointed, slant-hip toddler body. This happy girl has brown glass sleep eyes, an open, smiling mouth with upper teeth, peachy, beautiful bisque and shading, and an older, long strawberry blond human hair wig. Look at that healthy toddler body with original finish, chunky limbs, slanted hips and jointed wrists.  

The hands are a slightly different hue from the arms, however this did happen in factories when parts were pulled from the different bins of limbs. After you take in her adorable party dress and matching bonnet made with anitque fabrics, check out her unique undergarments that include cotton pantaloons, of course, then cream silk stocking held up by a full body garter belt! Her polished leather, antique child shoes are incredible as well!

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Cuno and Otto Dressel

COD 1469 as Flapper


 These lanky lady dolls from Cuno and Otto Dressel, depicting ladies of the pre-flapper age, always seem to be in motion, even when standing still! She is the mold 1469, has brown glass sleep eyes, a closed mouth, a heart-shaped, peachy bisque head with multi-stroke brows and lashes, finely formed nose, and she wears an antique brown mohair wig wrapped into a pretty rear bun.

Her composition body is in excellent condition, with its shapely, slim torso, arms and legs, jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees for fluid dance poses. This modern lady is ready to ring in the roaring twenties with her lace covered, peachy pink, silk flapper dress, dotted with floral trim and the sash ties into a floor length waterfall of lace for added drama. The garment has a matching fabric headband and was made skillfully with antique materials. Her nylon stocking and black leather shoes are replaced, however the darling white cotton under slip with inset lace is antique.

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Simon Halbig 1358

Ethnic Character


The brown bisque of this lovely Simon Halbig 1358 character girl is a warm, calming mocha.  In addition, she has rich, brown glass sleep eyes, and open mouth with exotic, full molded lips and four upper teeth. This wonderful character was made in a varying darker skin tones, each one giving this beloved child a different presence.  Her wispy wig is black, curly mohair and is original.

 The fully jointed composition body is nicely matched to the bisque color, in a warm medium brown. The mariner-inspired frock is of a navy/royal linen with a polished finish that has a pleated skirt, lace trim and a multi-colored insert of ruched fabric on the front bodice. Under the skirt is a sewn in, starched organdy pleated slip with lace trim. The dress is in excellent condition and when looking at the workmanship and quality on the inside, it confirms that this dress is from her period of manufacture.

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Kestner   2 2 1

HUGE  Googly!


Please make way for this phenomenal, 15” Kestner 221 googly who makes a statement without even opening its mouth! What a character with her brown glass, side-glancing sleep eyes, jolly watermelon mouth, and her cherubic, moon-shaped head with fine painting of features. She retains most of her original plaster pate under her original mohair wig of short, blond curls.

At the very top of her forehead is a 1/2” factory red surface line that is really nothing but she wants you to know anyway. And that body! A fully jointed, chubby Kestner toddler body with straight wrists and playfully posed fingers. Her silky cream shift is made of antique material as is her lacy pinafore having a convenient front pocket that carries her vintage teddy bear toy. Check out those ivory leather antique bootines with snap closures and also her flower adorned, fine straw hat.

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