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Special Treasures- Our Readers Share Their Favorite Dolls

There’s nothing like seeing a doll you once played with to bring back memories. Or maybe you have dolls inherited from family members? We’ve gathered together some fabulous dolls that were shared by you! Have a look at some of our readers’ favorite dolls below.

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Darlene Duplessis: “I found these gorgeous dolls from WWII years ago but know nothing about them. The ladies silk skirt is so old it has shredded. This is one of my favorite possessions.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Sandra Albert: “Their mouths stay open and you can stick their thumbs in so I call them thumbsuckers. They have rubber heads and are about 12″ tall. I think they are Hansel and Gretel but there are no marks.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Susan Milam: “Troll doll given to me by my grandfather before 1964.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Elaine Derby-Sherman: “Had this doll for about 45 years. Her eyes open and close!”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Leslie ‘Tebben’ McLaughlin: “Does anyone recognize the style of this doll? Her clothes are sewn on, so I cannot find any marking on the neck or body. I have researched French and German Dolls and can find nothing similar. She has glass eyes, tilted head, and a mohair wig. Porcelain head, arms and legs, large calves and small feet and her body is stuffed.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Robin Lee: “I bought these dolls for my daughters in 1971. I sewed many outfits for them. We got them out yesterday and reminisced!”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

From Janet Riley Takoy: “This is a porcelain doll only the hands feet and head are porcelain. It’s about 8 to 10 inches long. The body looks to be hand stitched.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by CJ Leora Jones: “I love old dolls. This must be from the 40’s.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Allen Cunningham: “Circa 1870 china shoulder plate doll head, 1.5″ flesh tint china Frozen Charlotte doll, and small mesh purse marked sterling, dates to 1910-30.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

From Jennifer Blank Kemmerer: “This is an old doll that my grandmother had. I don’t know much about it. “

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Alice Terrill LaBarre: “My mother’s doll, 27 inch, C M Bergmann Walterhousen/ 1916 G1/2 0.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

From Allen Cunningham: “Vintage mail box bank… goes well with my Toni doll.”

Readers submit their favorite dolls.

Submitted by Andrea Bishop.

Thank you to those who shared photos of their precious dolls with us! There are a few pictured here that a lot of us played with as little girls. What a treat to look at these dolls- almost like old friends! To find out more about doll collecting and value click here.

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