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Welcome to Diane’s Dolls & Bears.

Here at Diane’s Dolls & Bears in Barnsley South Yorkshire, we offer online sales of antique dolls, 1950’s/60’s hard plastic, vintage, fashion dolls and antique and vintage teddy bears.

Website based from 1999, we’ve been around a while and have gained an honest and professional reputation in the doll and teddy bear world along the way.

We’re also known for supplying dolls and teddy bears for film sets, theatre props and TV Studios.

We offer a Re-String Service for your antique and vintage strung dolls along with Doll Supplies where you’ll find our doll re-stringing rates and doll stringing supplies such as elastic cords and forceps.

Our Antique Dolls page often features wax, bisque, cloth and composition dolls from doll manufacturers such as Kestner, Simon & Halbig, Kammer & Reinhardt (K*R), Armand Marseille (A.M), Jumeau and many more!..

Our Hard Plastic Dolls page offers a large range of 1940s/50s British and USA hard plastic dolls for sale from makers such as Pedigree, Roddy, BND, Rosebud, Ideal and Madame Alexander dolls.

Our Vintage Fashion Dolls page includes old vintage favourites such as Tiny Tears, Sasha dolls and First Love dolls. You’ll often also find teenage fashion dolls such as Sindy, Patch, Barbie, Skipper, Pippa, Daisy, Tressy and Toots.

Please see our Antique and Collectable Bears for sale from British, German and French teddy bear manufacturers such as Merrythought, Chiltern, Farnell, Chad Valley, Deans Ragbook, Steiff, Hermann and Schuco.

New pages have just been added ..

Doll Fashions & Accessories 

Sasha Dolls,

A layaway service is available for dolls and bears over £100.00.. please see terms and conditions for details.

Dolls or Bears you wish to sell?

We are always interested in buying antique dolls, 1950’s hard plastic dolls, vintage fashion dolls and old teddy bears in good condition. We also buy entire collections, large or small (sorry, no modern porcelain dolls).

Please contact us with details of the antique, vintage dolls or bears you have for sale.

Identification and valuation

Diane’s Dolls and Bears does not offer an identification or valuation service of your own dolls and bears .. we recommend you contact your local auction house for this service or one of the online Facebook groups.

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  1. Thank you for the lovely Sasha doll that arrived today, such quick delivery, packed so well. Thank you also for advising me best way to wash her hair. I have ordered 5 dolls from you now, all beautiful dolls. Many thanks.

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  2. I am delighted with Bentley. He is absolutely beautiful and a very welcome addition to my bear family. He has such a gentle charm as Chad Valley Magna always seem to have!
    He was well packaged for his journey and delivered on time. Many thanks Diane!

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  3. Thank you so much Diane, the Barbie and Ken clothes and accessories arrived today. Packaged great and supet fast delivery. Items just perfect. The most lovely, genuine lady you could ever wish to deal with ♥ Julie

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  4. Many Thanks Diane for sending me the absolutely beautiful Madame Alexander Cissy Doll and Miss Revlon, in fabulous condition! They are stunning. Also thank you for restringing my Antique Doll! Brilliantly done! As always an excellent Shopping experience! ❤️👍

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  5. Poor Rosebud ,my doll from the 50’s ,was in a bad state.
    I sent her to Diane and last night she came back, beautifully and safely packed. I was amazed and delighted to see Rosebud looking clean and beautiful so instead of putting her in a box she is now sitting on a chair so I can admire her.
    How I wish I’d known about Diane years ago!

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  6. Many thanks for my lovely pedigree doll that arrived today, my second pedigree doll I’ve purchased from Diane, both lovely dolls.Packed so well.

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  7. Hi my mum has a doll from her childhood and it’s damaged and the clothes are missing this is something I’d really like to get restored as it’s only thing she has left from her childhood could u let me know if u cud help n potentially how much

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  8. Diane has done an amazing job of renovating my old pot dolly, not only restringing but cleaning and dressing her. I am delighted as she is now in a fit condition to pass on to my granddaughter’s to cherish as I did. Thank you Diane x

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  9. Received my gorgeous flirty eyed doll today- she’s just gorgeous! Diane is very kind and gave me advice on looking after her (as I’m a new doll collector). Would recommend her shop and hopefully will be buying again from her.

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  10. Thank you Diane for doing a brilliant job restring my old doll,Chloe who is over 60 years old. She looks brilliant now. Brilliant service.

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  11. Thank you Diane for your prompt delivery on my corded elastic for my 72 year old Rosebud doll hopefully she will feel better when I put her back together! Sorry didn’t realise that you repair dolls. Thanking you

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  12. Needed restringing cord and locking forceps, thought it’d be a long wait in these times, but very impressed when they arrived within 2 days. Amazing service.

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  13. Diane did a brilliant job of re-stringing my Sasha doll who can very happily now stand up again next to her sister Sasha’s after months of being bedridden with either her legs or her head falling off, which was a sorry state of affairs. Thank you so much. I need to send you my poor baby Sasha soon as he has decided to undo his arms.. !!

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  14. Thanks for my lovely AM toddler really well packed and just as described will be a great addition to my doll collection. I also collect vintage prams bears and other toys.

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  15. My 1930s baby doll Jemima had been in six separate pieces for years because I could not find anyone locally to re-string her. Having found Diane’s website and communicating directly with her gave me the confidence to parcel Jemima up and post her off. She is now back home and I am delighted with the result. I would certainly recommend Diane’s work and reassuring manner.
    Thank you Diane x

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  16. I have received my AM Dream Baby doll from Diane and 2 BND dolls which i am absolutely thrilled with! The wrapping was done so well with loving care so they arrived to me safely. I cannot recommend Diane`s dolls high enough , anyone thinking of buying from her can be assured they will get the doll as described in same condition. I am now buying another AM Dream Baby Doll and cannot wait to get her home! Thank you so much for bring these beautiful nostalgic dolls to us Diane I am happy to be buying from you again , helpful friendly seller always.. Christine x

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  17. Really pleased with the professional re-string and care for my Sasha, Pixie – highly recommended – great turn around and communication with Diane

    And I am really pleased with my purchase of the gorgeous Red Head Gregor – Robbie!
    Thank you Diane

    Tricia

    TriciaSixT
    Sasha Doll Collectors Handmade Boutique – Etsy

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  18. Thank you Diane for my recent purchase, she arrived very quickly as usual, well packaged and I am so pleased with her, a lovely surprise to find her
    colouring was much nicer than I expected. Good Luck with your business Diane, you are a true professional – as always……
    Jude

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  19. Thank you Diane, Frankie the bear is simply adorable and enjoying his new forever home. Thank you also for providing such an excellent service, I cannot recommend you highly enough. Julie Ann x

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  20. I now have quite a large number of Diane’s dolls : I collect from the 1940s and 1950s. It all started a few years ago, when I spotted a gorgeous black toddler doll. Diane is streets ahead with her fantastic service and website. I totally trust her honest descriptions, which I copy in to my photo album of every doll I purchase : a great way to keep a record. I find Diane to be a true professional, with a truly human touch. Never stop, Diane………..couldn’t collect without you.
    Jan

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  21. Purchased “Trevor”, a delightful old bear. I am thrilled to have him join my family! Diane’s service is kind, professional and my purchase arrived swiftly with no issues. This is a very high standard of service and would happily recommend to anyone thinking of buying a doll or a bear. Thank you again. Nicola x

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  22. many thanks Diane.You re-strung my Princess Elizabeth doll last week. She is on display again and looks amazing.You were a pleasure to do business with.I will recommend you to others and definatelycome back myself.

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  23. Thank you so much, Diane, for sending me the doll I bought. She is exactly as advertised and is so like my childhood Primrose. She arrived, beautifully packaged, two days after my payment. It was an absolute pleasure to deal with you, and I will definitely recommend you to anyone.

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  24. Thank you Diane for re stringing my daughter’s 35 year old Sasha Doll. She looks amazing once again and you gave such a fantastic service. I would certainly recommend you. From my first message to you with your helpful advice and the keeping in touch throughout the process all which gave me confidence that Sasha was in safe hands. An excellent, professional and caring service.

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  25. Another absolute little gem, Diane! I never cease to be amazed. Only wish I had found your website years ago! Thankyou so very much!

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  26. Thank you Diane for restringing my 1950’s pedigree doll – so quickly and efficiently!. She sits beautifully now, and I am so pleased with the result. It was a pleasure to meet you (and Doug!), thank you once again x

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  27. Fantastic service, thoroughly recommended. My doll was restrung extremely quickly and professionally. Am thrilled with the result. Thank you so much.

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  28. Happy Days! Another absolutely beautiful Doll from Diane’s Dolls & Bears!
    Every one of my dolls were the very best., always. Totally trustworthy, and excellent Service. I look forward to buying many more!

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  29. I have been a very satisfied customer of Diane’s Dolls for many years now. Always very happy with my dolls and teddies, very fast delivery and packed with great care.
    Diane really is the best you will find!

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  30. Thank you Diane! My two little girls arrived today. I am very happy with the Pedigree delite doll and Roddy nurse. The shipping was so fast and everything was packed well. I will be sure to follow your page for new arrivals.

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  31. Diane’s Dolls – I can’t recommend highly enough, if I could give 10 stars I would. Diane is fast to answer messages, extremely accommodating and the quality of her antique teddy bears is amazing! Posted out exactly when promised to ensure delivery before the birthday date required, well wrapped, opening my parcel was a delight! Don’t buy from anyone else – Diane is the best!

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