When growing up on the farm I used to love to climb the old winding staircase that took me to the top of the house…the Attic.
Blue lady: Schoenau and Hoffmeister 1901-25. Schoenau and; Hoffmeister used 1906, 1909, 1916, and 1923 (among others) as numbers on their dolls. They may represent the years in which the doll was produced. Marked Germany S star PB H 1909-mine has the number 5 under the star.
Pink Lady: George Borgfeldt and; Company was located in New York (1881-1950's) was founded by George Borgfeldt (1833-1903) along with Marcell and Joseph L. Kahle, as an importer and assembler of dolls for the American and Canadian doll markets (in other words they did not manufacturer their own dolls). They held the distributing rights to many dolls from European manufacturers such as: Buschow and; Beck, Handwerck, Käthe Kruse, Kammer and; Reinhardt, Kestner, Armand Marseille and Steiff. They also distributed American dolls for; Aetna Doll Company, Georgene Averill, Sol Bergfeld and; Son, Dreamland Doll, Cameo Doll Company and K and; K Toy Co. (owned by Borgfeldt). Some dolls distributed by this company may have a "G. B." marking on them; others will not and have only the marking from the manufacturer. Mine has Germany- G B as the only marking
By The Gourmet Farm Girl
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