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The Best Dolls Ever

Updated on February 13, 2015

Welcome To The Doll House

This page is dedicated to artists and collectors of The Best Dolls Ever. The Best Dolls Ever have a way of touching both the artist and the heart of a collector. Some of the most exquisite dolls are the one of a kinds (OOAK).

The doll artist's muse drives passion for creating soft sculpts, hand-cast, bisque, porcelain, or dolls of papier mache, repainted reproduction dolls in unique costume, or vintage and antique dolls of the heart.

The best part about this site is that the best dolls ever are the ones you like best, and sometimes they are little works of art that are timeless.

The doll to the left is an old Lenci-type doll from the early 1900s. -- Photograph by Tonie Cook

The Old Vintage Doll - One of the Best Dolls Ever . . .

Often the best dolls ever are childhood memories we lost over the years when we give up our dolls to go onto big people things. Sometimes we get lucky enough to realize what we've lost, and rekindle our childhood memories with a renewed enthusiasm for vintage collectibles. Below are eBay's random vintage pics of the day . . .

My Teddy Bear . . .

I remember my first toy being a big stuffed Panda bear with rolling eyes and red bow ribbon. Teddy bears are not only loved by children, they are adored by adult collectors, as well.

The Best Dolls Ever . . . .

The best dolls ever usually begin with a heartfelt idea that sparks an artist's imagination.

Some of the best dolls are prototypes destined for reproduction, or simply an artist's masterpiece destined to be cherished by a collector.

Hand made one of a kind dolls are often heirlooms passed from one generation to another. Below are examples of some of the best dolls ever.

The doll shown here is known as a 'half doll' or what my Grandmother would call a "Pincushion Doll." The upper half is what I would consider old chalk ware, and it is attached to its original base. The base is filled with sand, and this half doll was used as a pin cushion.

This doll was used to create a mini art poster titled "I'm Stuck On you."

To see more of my doll and art products, please visit my card shop on CafePress.
To see more of my doll and art products, please visit my card shop on CafePress. | Source

The Cart Before The Horse

The Cart Before The Horse
The Cart Before The Horse

Kish Ellery Riley

Hand Made by Bev Beese

Hand Made by Bev Beese
Hand Made by Bev Beese

The Best Doll Clothes Ever By Bev Beese

Bev Beese makes for outfits for the 12" Kish boys, 16" Kish boys, 14" Lark, DJ and Bitty Bethany. For more information, visit PictureTrail with Bev Beese

Himstedt OOAK

The Himstedt doll is appreciated by many collectors for its child like innocence in design. Many doll artists love to create outfits for this doll. Below are a few examples of one of a kind outfits made for this lovely doll.

It's The Little Things . . .1:12 Scale - Miniature People by Marcia Blackstrom


A big idea and a little bit of clay . . . This OOAK artist's beautiful work pretty much speaks for itself. Definitely one of my favorite miniature artists. Looking at one of her figures tends to take one's imagination to the time and place of her creation.

The Doll House Home and Garden Center - The Best Dolls Ever Need A Place To Live . . .

The Doll House and everything within and without. Some doll houses have yards, trees, little people, flower gardens, food for the tables and tables for the food . . .

The Best Online Cartoon Doll Links - The Best Fun for all ages . . .

If you are young or young at heart, this is a virtual doll maker's world of fun. Cartoon dolls have a lot in common with paper dolls, and here you will find some of the best cartoon dolls online.

The Ideal Tammy Doll 1962-1966

The Ideal Tammy Doll 1962-1966 -- Photo by Tonie Cook
The Ideal Tammy Doll 1962-1966 -- Photo by Tonie Cook | Source

The doll art featured here was inspired by some of the best dolls in my collection. If you are a collector and have one of the best dolls ever, or a memory of one - I'd love to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to visit this site.

Do You Have The Best Doll Ever? - Let's Share Memories . . .

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      6 years ago

      Great lens! I'm a doll junkie that can't seem to make up her mind about which kind she likes best. Some of my favorites are the Dam trolls. Keep up the good work on the lens!

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      7 years ago

      Oh these are beautiful! I still love to buy dolls just for my collection and to remind me the little girl in me still lives.

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      Tonie Cook 

      8 years ago from USA

      @KathyMcGraw2: Hello, Kathy - Thank you so much for stopping by. I have two Kewpies. One from the turn of the last century (the old little bisque doll with hand strung arms) and a remake from 1971 that sits on my desk . . . reminds me of Rodin's "The Thinker."

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      I have a few dolls that I have collected...none from my childhood but my favorite is the Kewpie Doll. It has a lot of memories

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      Faye Rutledge 

      8 years ago from Concord VA

      Wonderful lens! Lenrolled with my Victorian Doll Hospital lens. Thanks for your visit! :)

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      9 years ago

      This an amazing lens have some stars

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      10 years ago

      This is a wonderful lens!!! favorited for sure! Thanks for putting it out there!

      Debbie Kirkpatrick

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      10 years ago

      My name is Amanda Gershkowitz and I am a Casting Associate Producer for ABC families hit reality show 'Wife Swap.' We are currently casting for our fifth season and we are looking for families that have big doll collections! We cast everywhere from Maine to California, and this would bring a fun and unique dynamic to the show.

      Please email me if you know of anyone!


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