Huge "thank you" to Isobel for taking the time to email me and help solve the mystery over the identity of Glenda's old dolls....(see previous post)!
They are.....Baps Dolls, made by Frau Edith Von Arps-Aubert in Germany from the 1940s to the 1960s. Apparently Frau Edith began business by selling her handmade fairytale and nursery rhyme doll characters and animals door to door until demand increased. She also made dolls in national costume to sell as souvenirs. Glenda from the US has her mother's entire collection of these dolls, who had acquired them in post war Germany back in 1948 and for years, Glenda has not been able to find anything out about them.
|Mary Mary Quite Contrary|
|Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, Peter Rabbit & Mother Rabbit|
|Snow White & Two Mice?|
Isobel tells me that there is a big section on Baps Dolls in Dollhouse & Miniature Dolls 1840-1990 by Marci & Bob Tubbs With Dian Zillner - a Schiffer book.
|The Big Bad Wolf & The Three Little Pigs|
So....thank you again Isobel for solving the mystery....you have made Glenda a very happy lady.