Simon & Halbig was an important German doll manufacturer that made heads for several different makers other than themselves.

Simon & Halbig (S & H) was founded in 1839, they began making dolls from 1869 to 1920 in their porcelain factories in Frafenhain and Hidburghausen, near Thüringia, Germany.

In 1920 they were bought by Kämmer & Reinhardt, who continued to produce dolls until 1932.

Simon & Halbig were known for there fine bisque doll heads and innovation in the doll industry, thus, they also supplied doll heads to many other well known doll manufacturers, that then attached to their own made body.

The American firm that used an S & H head are: Arranbee, the German firms that used a S & H head are: C.M. Bergman, Carl Berger, Cuno & Otto Dressel, Hamburger & Co., Heinrich Handwerck, Adolf Hülss (also spelled: Adolf HülB), Dr. Paul Hunaeus, Kammer & Reinhardt (did not have a porcelain factory, so all their heads were purchased from S & H), Louis Linder & Sohne, Franz Schmidt, Schoenau & Hoffmeister, Carl Trautmann, Welsch & Co., Schindel & Kallenberg Wiesenthal, Adolf Wislizenus and the French firms of: Fleischmann & Bloedel, Jumeau, Roullet & DeCamp and S.F.B.J.

Simon Halbig value and price guide

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

Item Title Date sold Price
Huge 37 1 2 Simon Halbig 1249 Santa Doll Mar 2019 £ 1 564,46
Absolute Giant 42 German Bisque Doll Apr 2019 £ 2 151,13
German Doll Large 939 Org Straight Wrist Apr 2019 £ 1 329,79
32 Inch 949 Simon And Halbig German Apr 2019 £ 1 173,34
Rare Size Huge Kammer Reinhardt Doll 90 Apr 2019 £ 860,45

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Robert - November 9, 2010

Recently acquired S&H mold 170-318 with straw body and Belgian/dutch? outfit, aleepy blue eyes, open mouth with 2 square teeth also has mark of PB in 5 point star, any help would be most appriciated.