ARI dolls vintage with hair – are familiar and very many favorite dolls of German production. Many people had them. They are still sold on eBay. And they buy them because they are living memories of childhood for many, many people in different countries.
I want to go back to the history of the ARI dolls company again. The interest of these cute ARI dolls does not pass with time.
Let’s have a look at the photos from the catalogs that the company produced. But first I would like to show new photos of my dolls.
The company produced a lot of dolls from different materials and the collections include not only well-known rubber dolls.
A lot of dolls made of spiky plastic and the oldest of ceramics. In molds of these ancient dolls in our time very successfully produce replicas. Modern materials allow new life and history to the most popular dolls.
In this small photo with ARI catalogs, despite the poor quality, you can see how varied the range was then. On one of the avenues, you can read a large inscription “ARI. Advertising ceramics”.
It can be stated unequivocally that the production of ceramic dolls took place earlier than 1946, as the author at that time was already in the Western Zone (but this is the subject for a separate conversation concerning two well-known companies producing dolls at once). On two photo postcards can see ARI ceramic dolls in sets (“beach” and “kitchen”).
Some dolls are rarely found in puppet collections. Perhaps you have them and it would be interesting to learn from you.