Celluloid Dolls

The golden age of doll making occurred between 1860 and 1900 of unglazed porcelain or bisque. The porcelain dolls made in France and Germany during the golden age many be the best of the doll world, but dolls have been made of almost every imaginable material including Celluloid. Celluloid Dolls For Sale


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Vintage Celluloid Dolls

When celluloid was introduced in the 1870s all dolls were made of breakable or fragile material such as porcelain or Paper Mache. In the late 1800s companies started experimenting with Celluloid and by the 1900 celluloid dolls were plentiful since it was easily molded. Celluloid dolls were made illegal in the 1940s due to the material being very flammable. Because these Celluloid dolls are so highly collectible, prices for these tiny examples may seem expensive, but the competition from serious collectors is very tuff. Celluloid Dolls For Sale


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Vintage Kewpie Carnival Prizes

Rose C. O’Neill (1874 – 1944) was an artist and writer who created the popular comic characters, Kewpies in 1909. In 1912, the characters were made into bisque dolls by a German toy company. Then the characters were made of a composition material and celluloid. They were popular in the early 1900 and considered to be one of the first mass marketed toys in the United States.