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 (Canada).

Picture Title Date Sold for
18 Black Simon Halbig Model 1358 08/2019 C $4 893.48
Rare Black Doll 07/2019 C $2 781.14
Heinrich Handwerck Simon Halbig W 41 09/2019 C $2 451.39
K Star R Kammer Reinhardt Flirty Eye 08/2019 C $2 383.83
Ancienne Poup E Noire 739 Doll 08/2019 C $2 055.07

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1 comment

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.