UFDC Museum Wish List

One of UFDC’s goals is to develop a world class doll museum where visitors can learn about the long history of doll play and manufacture, as well as discovering more about a particular family doll or those in one’s collection. UFDC’s Collections Oversight Committee has identified dolls, listed below, which help accomplish that goal. Instructions and guidelines for making donations are contained in the UFDC Museum Donation Procedures document or by emailing Director, ReAL Services at Barbara@UFDC.org. Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

UPDATED: August 2017

Play Dolls

  • German Renaissance molded figures
  • 17th c. English wooden dolls
  • 18th c. wax dolls
  • 18th-19th c. French Carton Moule
  • Early 19th c. peg wooden
  • Pre-1860 Continental chinas such as Jacob Petit and various German and Bohemian examples
  • 1854 “Fanny Gray” paper doll
  • 19th c. paper dolls
  • Rubber dolls – 19th & 20th c. (I. R. Comb, “Amosandra” Sun Rubber, etc.)
  • American mid-19th c. Izannah Walker
  • Cloth doll “Maggie Bessie” by Pfohl Sister’s of North Carolina
  • Solomon Hoffmann composition (First American Doll Factory), 1890s
  • Springfield Wooden dolls
  • Martha Wellington dolls
  • Mechanical dolls
    • Phonograph dolls (Edison, Lioret, etc.)
    • Steiner walker dolls
    • Swimming dolls such as “Miss Ondine” and Simon & Halbig Mechanical Swimming Dolls
  • Late 19th – early 20th c. American cloth, such as Beecher Baby
  • French all-bisque doll aka “Mignonette”
  • “Dolly face” dolls – 1880s on, such as all original “Daisy” and “Bleuette”
  • Lady dolls, 1900-1910 (Simon & Halbig, Kestner, etc.)
  • Character Dolls – early to mid-20th c.
    • Art dolls for children (SFBJ)
    • Munich Art Dolls
    • Black “Wilma” by Käthe Kruse
    • Lenci
    • Leo Moss
  • Celluloid – early 20th c.
  • WPA dolls
  • Studio Sasha dolls
  • Vogue Composition “Toddles”
  • E.I. Horsman plush body “Billiken” (preferably a 16” one)
  • Composition copies of German character dolls
  • Copies of German “dolly face” dolls with ball-jointed bodies
  • 1910 “Campbell Kids” and other Grace Drayton characters
  • Uneeda Kid (aka “Biscuit Boy”) and other composition advertising dolls
  • Entertainers – Charlie Chaplin, John Bunny, Jackie Cogan, Baby Peggy
  • Raleigh dolls
  • Early Mama dolls
  • Louis Amberg’s MIBS
  • Grace S. Putnam Composition Bye Lo and Bye Lo look alikes
  • Grace Corry Rockwell dolls
  • Wood segmented dolls – Joseph Kallus (incl. Betty Boop, Band Major etc.)
  • Walt Disney composition characters such as Pinoccio, in various sizes.
  • Effanbee (or other companies) Little Lady in formals and little girl’s dresses and drum majors
  • Effanbee Historical dolls – Exhibition examples and smaller replica dolls
  • Mme Alexander “Sonja Henie” and skaters by other companies
  • Mme Alexander vinyl “Cynthia,” “Cissy,” mid-century hard plastic of the 1940s-50s, and “Maggie Face” non-character in street clothing
  • Ideal “Betsy-Wetsy,” “Toni” (in box with all accessories), “Sara Lee,” “Tammy,” and “Tiffany Taylor”
  • Mariquita Perez “Piedra” and her striped trunk
  • Shindana dolls
  • American Character “Toodles”
  • Pedigree “Sindy”
  • American Character “Tressy”
  • Mattel “Scooby Doo”
  • Kenner “Darci”
  • Hasbro “Jem” or similar dolls
  • “Cabbage Patch” original studio only

 

Exhibition/Charity

  • Japanese Friendship
  • Local charity such as schools, hospitals, churches
  • World’s Fairs and related expositions

 

Collector Dolls

  • Artist dolls
    • NIADA
    • Dorothy Heizer
    • Lisa Lichtenfels
    • Wee Paulson
    • ODACA

 

Archival Manufacturing Materials Related To Well-Known Doll Makers

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