In my collection of dolls occupy a special place mini dolls. Vintage and modern, but small 2.5 and 2.75 inches.
This post is first of a series of stories about dolls of different brands, but the same size.
I had to start with the smallest dolls, but I will not strictly follow the size range)
My favorite doll size and the most popular among my dear customers is 2.5 -2.75 inches. They have a very small difference in height, allowing you to create clothes about the same.
At the beginning of a small family portrait. Here they are, my lovely kids, seated and ready to tell their stories.
Dolls of this size very much, different materials and different faces. All have in collections impossible.
Manufacturers of such dolls even more. And of course fans of this or that puppet campaign a huge set. My dolls are different too, according to the materials from which they are made, by the characters and the time of creation. Almost all of these dolls were created for doll houses and children’s games. Nowadays they have become collectibles and they are now played by adults!!
The beauty of my modest collection is in the variety of dolls. From old to modern. How else can we trace the evolution and development of materials?. My doll collection is constantly updated. This is due not so much to the desire and readiness for any order, but also because in me the spirit of this collector is born.
So! Let’s meet.
I do not pretend and do not intend to tell the stories of all companies, if desired, you will be able to find information about them on the Internet. I will only write the main points and of course the names of these companies.
Miniature doll 2,5 inches by Germany marked ESDolls company ES-Emil SchwenkThe company was founded in 1922. Specialized in miniature toys, currently produces game dolls and doll clothes.
Miniature doll 2,5 inches plastic by Petitcollin
The company Petitcollin was first mentioned in 1860. She had factories in Kate Maas; Lilas, Seine; the Louvre in Paris.
Celluloid company Petitcollin was made from acetate called “celluloid”.
1904 the eagle (Tete d’aigle), which looked to the side, was registered and registered as a company logo.
1907 the company advertises Bebes et dolls.
1930, the company released a celluloid doll called Petit Collin.
Miniature doll 2,5 inches by Edi
West German doll and clay factory Mehlem / rein, owner Erich Dittmann
The company issued until 1960 dolls made of hard plastic (closing 1960 and redemption of private assets Erich Dittman).
Miniature plastic doll 2,5 inches by Plasticbaby
The “Plasticbaby” brand was manufactured by Preh-Werke in Bad Neustadt / Saale. The company was the first to release plastic dolls after the war.
The company Preh was founded by Jacob Preh in 1919.
Since 1949, injection molding machines have been used for the production of plastic toys.
Miniature doll 2,6 inches by Ari.
Firm ARI, abbreviated from August Riedeler GmbH & Co. KG., according to the official version was founded in 1864. In 1872, he moved to Grobreitbach to produce porcelain from his country (this year is listed in the stigma of the old model as the year of Foundation of the company). In the same 1872, the company came and son-Carl Riedeler. The porcelain factory produced small dolls and porcelain doll heads.
In 1930 part of the company moved to Konigsee. Production of that time: porcelain dolls in clothes, a new kind of production – celluloid dolls, doll sets, and other toys. In 1936 the firm moved to Carl Riedeler, son of the founder of the firm. Regarding the stamps used for dolls ARI early period, it was not the usual triangle, and the heart (with the triangle inside).
There was another stamp engraved on the head with a chest plate “AR 6”. And if we look closely at the stamps on the ceramic navels, then the triangle will see only two letters “AR”.After the Second World Riedeler produced dolls of all sizes up to 90 cm They were all labeled as ARI. In 1972, the company employed approximately 1,200 people, producing 55,000 vinyl dolls daily, which were exported to all corners of the world. In the same 1972, the enterprise was nationalized.
Probably during this period, it was called Konigsberg Puppen. Since 1981 already as VEB Puppenfabrik Konigsee it was included along with 19 others in VEB Kombinat Spielwaren Sonneberg.
Nevertheless, the usual Ari logo continued to be used until the production was suspended.
These were vintage dolls, and now I’m going to show you two modern dolls. They are no less popular among collectors and fans of doll houses.
Miniature doll 2,75 inches marked Simba
Miniature doll by Mattel.
Very nice little doll. She has movable arms and legs. Charming face. Children and adults love it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to look at my blog. Lots of clothes for all the dolls presented, you will be able to find in my store.
In my shop on Etsy, you can find many beautiful dresses for similar dolls.
If you have any ideas or wishes for your dolls, I will be happy to implement them.