Old German Doll

by RuthAnn
(Colorado)

German Doll front

German Doll front

German Doll front
German Doll back
Hallmark
Hallmark B

In the 1970s my Mom was given a doll by our neighbors who had acquired it at a German antique shop while vacationing there a decade before.


She gave it to me in the 80s and told me it was valuable but I've not been able to find any information about it.

The doll has a lovely composite face. The legs and arms are straw (maybe sawdust) stuffed cloth. The body is like a heavy cheesecloth stuffed with straw. The marks I found were very faint so I put a light coating of pencil lead on them to read. Still hard to read though.

The first mark closest to the neck maybe says: "Bepmany" The epma are somewhat clear, the others I'm guessing at. At first I thought it read "Germany" but I don't think so.

The next mark looks like a hallmark below and right of the first, and maybe says "S&h" or "Scb" or perhaps "S&D"

I've included photos and hope that someone of this community is able to help me identify my little German Girl.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Antique doll id's.