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Dolls-Simon & Halbig

Simon & Halbig, S & H, was founded in 1839, they began making dolls from 1869 to 1920 in their two porcelain factories in Frafenhain and Hidburghausen, near Thuringia, Germany in 1920 they were bought by Kämmer & Reinhardt, who continued to produce dolls until 1932. Simon & Halbig was known for the fine bisque doll heads and innovation in the doll industry, thus, they also supplied doll heads to many other well known doll manufacturers, that then attached to their own made body.

Dolls-Simon & Halbig

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My second Simon & Halbig. I have such a sweet husband!

  • Becky Barrow
    Becky Barrow

    I just acquired a Simon & Halbig doll. She has a K*R on the back of her neck and just under the K*R are two holes. I cannot find any numbers. Any ideas about what the holes are for?

  • My Western Heart
    My Western Heart

    Thank you Joan Halbig for your comments. Yes my grandmas doll was well loved but in remarkable condition. She even survived 2 large earthquakes. My grandma use to let me play with her when I was a child. She is now under a glass case, not my favorite but keeps her clean and intact. Thank you for sharing! I will be blogging on my doll later in the year, you can check out my website at Please stop in for a visit there :)

  • Joan Halbig
    Joan Halbig

    Becky Barrow, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I truly don't know why the holes are there either. I have a book and it is mentioned in it that before the mold hardened the holes were cut for the eyes, mouth, pierced ears, and "any holes in the back of the head"; but no mention of why the holes were in the back of the head. Sorry I can't be of more help.

  • Becky Barrow
    Becky Barrow

    Thanks for the info. I will continue to research the doll.

  • Becky Barrow
    Becky Barrow

    Do you know where I could get clothes for this doll?

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There was just something about this doll. I just had to have her. My bedroom was pink and black and she was the perfect fit.

  • Candy Waldman Crawford
    Candy Waldman Crawford

    @Joan Halbig Your doll is just beautiful. I especially like her locket and earrings.

  • Joan Halbig
    Joan Halbig

    Thank you. Earrings were on her when I got her. The locket was something I had lying around the house. Can't remember where I got it. Thought it would look good on her.



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