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Golliwog Dolls

The earliest Golliwog dolls were simple, unjointed rag dolls made by parents for their children, and many sewing patterns were available. Many thousands were made, but these early versions of the Golliwog are eagerly sought out by collectors today. During the early twentieth century, many prominent doll manufacturers began producing Golliwog dolls. The major Golliwog producers were Steiff, Schuco, and Levin, all three Germany companies, and Merrythought and Deans, both from Great Britain.

The Steiff Company is the most notable maker of Golliwog dolls. In 1908 Steiff became the first company to mass produce and distribute Golliwog dolls. Today, these early Steiff dolls sell for $10,000 to $15,000 each, making them the most expensive Golliwog collectibles. Some Steiff Golliwogs have been especially offensive, for example, in the 1970s they produced a Golliwog who looked like a woolly haired gorilla. In 1995, on the 100th anniversary of the Golliwog creation, Steiff produced two Golliwog dolls, including the company's first girl Golliwog.

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If you are interested in buying Golliwog dolls, please visit the Golliwogg Shop, where you will find a selection of hand-made knitted Golliwog soft toy dolls.

As well as offering a choice of traditional boy and girl Golly Dollies, if you are looking for an unusual present or something new to add to your Golly collection please take a look at the FUNKY Golly Dollies, which are all totally unique and highly collectable.

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