Made in Korea and Japan during the 1960s and 1970s for the American market, Bradley's line of dolls are unique on several levels.

Wire skeletons & styrofoam

Unlike most dolls, their bodies are constructed of wire skeletons surrounded by styrofoam and/or cloth, mounted on a wood or plastic base so they can be nicely displayed. They are often found with their fingers twisted into strange -and very painful looking- positions, due to the fact that each digit is wired to be articulated, although the hands are occasionally plastic or just cloth.

Also differentiating them from most other 'lady' dolls is the fact that their faces are painted on. The dresses are often elegant period pieces, with big hoop skirts and plenty of lacy frills, although their catalog includes such a wide variety of themes and ethnic styles, including a few 'mod' ones that have proven to be the most elusive and most sought after.

Oversized heads

Their most distinct feature, though, is their oversized head and eyes; not disimilar to Japan's manga (comic book) and animé (animation) art, the large eyes have secured them aplace with many collectors of 'big-eyed' art.

Although some are not labeled Bradley ('Artmark' or 'Treasure Dolls' are two other brand names they were released under), most collectors assume that they were produced in the same plants.

Bradley value and price guide

What's your 'Bradley' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
New 2018 Sealed Allen 2711p T15c4d8 Apr 2019 £ 3 574,78
Ab Allen 1756 L72s Logix 5572s May 2019 £ 2 199,00
Allen Smc 3 251a Solid State Smart Motor Apr 2019 £ 1 938,41
Allen Panelview Plus 1000 2711p T10c4d8 May 2019 £ 1 884,02
Allen Sealed 2018 1747 L542 Slc 5 04 Plc May 2019 £ 1 681,79

Take a look at all sold Bradley items on eBay for a value indication. If you're not sure what you have, you can post your question below.

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Jackie - September 23, 2013

i have a very large bride doll about 28 inches and i have not been able to find any info she still has her tags and is in great shape
►reply: I also couldn't find info on your rather large doll. I suggest to look regularly on eBay to see if someday a similar Bradley Bride doll will popup.

Vicki - April 15, 2011

Do you Know where I can find a 9" Bradley Witch Doll?
►reply: If it is the Emerald doll, try searching for Emerald witch doll on this site.

Nikki - October 20, 2010

Do you know anything about a doll that is made in korea in 1977 by bradley? Also called a glamour doll i believe. Are they worth any thing?