German words associated with dolls

Puppe (doll)

Modepuppe (fashion doll)

ethnische Puppe (ethnic doll)

Babypuppe (baby doll)

Trachtenpuppe (doll in national / regional costume)

Nouns in German are written with capital letters.

Purchased from an English Ebay vendor, Andrew Cox, for $5.00 including shipping. September 2002. Probably celluloid. Cox purchased them at an auction room in Rothbury, which is in the North East End of England. He bought the lot for 2 teddy bears, and put the remainer on Ebay.

This is a links page to my international dolls links: I am trying to have photographs from every country in the world. This is under constant revision.

This is a pair of German souvenir dolls. I don't remember exactly when I got them, but it was at least 10 years ago. They've never been played with -- they just stood on display in an enclosed doll case. They are a man and a woman in traditional German clothing. They are plastic and they have eyes which open and close. Purchased on Ebay October 2000

Another German boy doll.
And German girl
This pair of dolls was designed by Gerhard Dargel of Bremen Germany and handmade by professional doll makers. They are in excellent condition. I have no idea of the age of the item because there are no indication on the tags. Both dolls have the original tags. Both have a lot of freckles on their faces and hand.All hand painted. Shoes made of leather. Measuring approx. 11" each. The head, legs and hand are made of papier mache ( my guess) the bodies are made of cloth.

Purchased on Ebay Octobwer 2003

[ Sign my Guestbook] - [Read my Guestbook ]
[Guestbook by]


Example of doll offered for sale on Ebay from Germany October 2001:
Black Forest girl offered on sale on German Ebay October 2001:
Black Forest dolls from my collection:
Girl Scout Let's Think About It site: This is an excellent site about Germany with links ranging from political data to information on costumes, food, and other customs. There are doll links here.
German Search Engines:
Hummel figurines:
Annual tour of dolls in Germany: Puppentour 2000 - A Pictorial Journal - Germany, Austria & Czech Republic
Doll museums in Germany:
German Souvenir stores:
German doll making history: Book
German dolls offered for sale on Ebay March 17 2006: Primarily Black Forest. National Costume