Kewpie dolls and Kewpie Type Bisque Dolls
During the late teens and early 1920's Kewpie dolls and Kewpie type all bisque were popular. The bathing beauties have their original ribbons and mohair for wigs.
During the 30's, Betty Boop type dolls from Japan were the rage.
During the 1940's all bisque dolls were imported mainly from Japan. They were found mostly in the local 5 and 10 cent store. The little girls in their original dresses bear a paper "Japan" tag.
Antique Bisque Dolls of this type are discovered in stores that were closed and left with merchandise intact. Old stock such as these are delightful as they have never been sold or played with.
Marked "Occupied Japan", the group of babies frolicking in an old local cigar box were also a part of the old stock from a store closed in early 1950's. The addition of collectible cigar bands from this vicinity was a temptation I could not resist.
eBay has a rather large set of listings of vintage Bisque dolls for sale, if you are interested in a purchase, or to find values, if looking for values, it is necessary to register with eBay.
If your heart is leaning toward these tiny lovelies, the following is a very good reference book to begin with: All-Bisque and Half-Bisque Dolls by Genevieve Angione
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