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The time period became associated with this style of doll and many dealers use the term to refer to these wigged dolls from the previously mentioned dates.Just a few well-known china head doll manufacturers among the dozens who produced them included: American companies, along with other German, French and Czech factories also produced dolls, but, as previously mentioned, many of the dolls were unmarked and little is known about the smaller companies.Collectors Weekly notes that from the 1860s until the 1930s or so, millions of china head dolls were made and sold, and are still popular in the antiques marketplace.An excellent publication for identifying (or purchasing) china head doll clothing is Antique Doll Collector Magazine, which lists dealers and resources for research.Several factors enter into what makes a china head doll rare or valuable.

China head dolls were made with black, very dark brown, and blonde hair.Red hair was not very popular: it had the reputation for being an unlucky color, so that may have deterred doll manufacturers from using it.