Amriswil and Cie Bucherer doll company
of Amriswil Switzerland made metal jointed dolls in the 1920s and possibly
earlier. Their dolls are between 6 and almost 10 inches tall. Their metal
joinery is of high quality that reminds one of Swiss watches. The bodies
are composition and the costumes cloth and felt. Many characters of that
time are depicted including Mutt and Jeff shown below, clowns, film
stars, people in costume, and firemen and policemen.
These dolls were marketed under the
name "SABA" dolls. This is an acronym for Speilwarenfabrik August
Burcherer Amriswil meaning August Bucherer's Amriswil, Switzerland toy
factory. The SABA name is seen on their boxes.
We have been given permission from
Theriault's Antique Doll Auctions to show Bucherer dolls from one of their
Susana from DaisySusanCo, Argentina,
has provided us with pictures of her wonderful collection.
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