Dolls have long been a favourite childhood toy. However, the design of dolls has changed over time. There are vintage dolls to be collected as well as brands, materials and features.Brand of Vintage Dolls
Several manufacturers made dolls which were distinct to the brand. Some of these brands are easily recognizable, such asKewpie vintage dolls. Barbie has been around a long time, and has a long line of vintage dolls. Hasbro is also well-known brand, along with Pedigree.Vintage Doll Materials
Antique dolls were made of different materials than what you might find today. Hard plastic dolls were popular in years past along with regular plastic. Wooden dolls could be antiques as well. Porcelain dolls have long been favourites of children while vinyl dolls were designed to be durable and long-lasting.Features for Vintage Dolls
The features of the dolls will vary. Some may come with eyes that open and close while others may have movable arms and legs. You can find dolls that walk, talk and cry. Some may have clothing that can be changed, such as the case with Barbie vintage dolls and all her outfits. They may be bald and look like real babies or have hair that you can comb. There were bride dolls that came with a wedding dress and fancy jewellery.Era for Vintage Dolls
Dolls come from various eras, you will often find them from the 1950s or even earlier. It is even possible to locate a few from the late 1800s. In most cases, these antique dolls will be well-preserved. You can find Barbie dolls from the 1950s all the way up to the 1980s and later while Shirley Temple dolls were popular back in the 1930s.