From the Inside Flap
Simon & Halbig was known for excellent sculpting of their doll heads, and the high quality of their bisque (porcelain). Among collectors, a Simon & Halbig head, regardless of the maker of the body, makes that doll a Simon & Halbig creation. Consequently, the doll heads illustrated in this book on another doll maker's bodies could all come under the designation "Simon & Halbig".
The author's extensive research, as well as the 539 black-and-white and 26 color illustrations make this an invaluable reference work for the serious collector. Included here are chapters on their well-known dolly faces, character dolls, all-bisques, toddlers and lady dolls. Studying the extensive selection of faces and memorizing the mold numbers will enable a collector to identify a Simon & Halbig doll from a distance. All this and more makes this compilation of mold numbers, dates and marks the most complete and up-to-date reference book available to collectors on Simon & Halbig doll heads.
From the Back Cover
The author's extensive research as well as the 539 black and white and 26 color photographs make this an invaluable reference for the serious doll collector. Included are dolly faces, character dolls, all-bisques, toddlers and lady dolls. The most complete listing to date of mold numbers, dates and marks serves to help the collector identify the dolls made with Simon & Halbig heads.