Bradley dolls

Made in Korea and Japan during the 1960s and 1970s for the American market, Bradley's line of dolls are unique on several levels.

Wire skeletons & styrofoam

Unlike most dolls, their bodies are constructed of wire skeletons surrounded by styrofoam and/or cloth, mounted on a wood or plastic base so they can be nicely displayed. They are often found with their fingers twisted into strange -and very painful looking- positions, due to the fact that each digit is wired to be articulated, although the hands are occasionally plastic or just cloth.

Also differentiating them from most other 'lady' dolls is the fact that their faces are painted on. The dresses are often elegant period pieces, with big hoop skirts and plenty of lacy frills, although their catalog includes such a wide variety of themes and ethnic styles, including a few 'mod' ones that have proven to be the most elusive and most sought after.

Oversized heads

Their most distinct feature, though, is their oversized head and eyes; not disimilar to Japan's manga (comic book) and animé (animation) art, the large eyes have secured them aplace with many collectors of 'big-eyed' art.

Although some are not labeled Bradley ('Artmark' or 'Treasure Dolls' are two other brand names they were released under), most collectors assume that they were produced in the same plants.

Updated: 9 August 2019

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Bradley value and price guide

What's your Bradley worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
1970 s bradley elegant doll orange black dress 1970 S Bradley Elegant Doll Orange Black Dress... 06/2021 $44.27
big eyed miss admiration bradley lavender boudior Big Eyed Miss Admiration Bradley Lavender Boudior... 04/2021 $49.99
hello dolly bradley dolls sd 695 papier mache Hello Dolly Bradley Dolls Sd 695 Papier Mache... 06/2021 $90.00
htf bradley big eye pose doll sitting 1960 s Htf Bradley Big Eye Pose Doll Sitting 1960 S... 04/2021 $89.58
1972 18 charlie chaplin celebrity doll w cane 1972 18 Charlie Chaplin Celebrity Doll W Cane... 06/2021 $55.00
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Comments (15)
Kimberly - March 9, 2021
I have started collecting these Bradley Dolls and I have found some that were made in 1977. They are called storybook collection. I could not find any information on this collection. I have so far collected; Little red riding hood, little Polly, little bo peep, Mary Mary quite contrary and little miss muffet. I was wondering if you knew any more about this set. I know they have Cinderella doll and Alice in wonderland I have not gotten them yet. I have no idea how many dolls are in this set. Thank you so much!!!
Jackie - January 8, 2021
I have the doll named Cindy can u tell me if she is worth anything she is in original close inbox certificate in tag still in box as well
Lisa - October 10, 2020
bradley doll miss you
Do you know the name of this doll, and if it is worth anything?
30-50 USD, sorry no idea about her name..
Libby - August 21, 2020
Hi everyone,I did follow through to see if Jaime did in fact had the doll I was searching for. But unfortunately she did not. But she does have a lovely Bradley doll. So with that being said, I continue my search for the doll I listed before. Thanks and stay safe
Jamie - August 15, 2020
tell that libby. I have that doll
Message forwarded.
Libby - August 5, 2020
Hi, I’m in search of a pink laced Bradley doll with brown hair, pearl knotted necklace and umbrella, possibly from 1976. I believe her name would be Vivien. I lost mine in a move and would like to replace it for sentimental reasons. I’ve looked on eBay and other forums but nothing yet. So I’m just checking in here to see if anyone might know of one for sale thanks.
Also check this page now and then: Bradley dolls 1976. Hope you'll find your doll someday!
Debbie - July 27, 2020
I have the America the Beautiful musical doll. Can't find it anywhere. Its Bradley and still has tags. Do you know what it's worth? Thankyou
There are quite a lot of musical dolls by Bradley and prices range from a few dollars to around 50. Have a look here to see if you can find yours: Bradley Musical dolls.
John - July 12, 2020
What is the value of a vintage dolls from the 1970’s? Thank you
Carmen - June 6, 2020
I’m looking for a yellow Bradley doll lamp
Maybe try here: Bradley doll lamps.
Mimi - May 27, 2020
I have a collection of about 20 Bradley dolls from the 70s. They ve spent years on shelves gathering dust. Do you know anywhere I can send them to have them cleaned? They could use more than dusting.Thanks!
Well, I read somewhere that you can't use water (at least, you have be very careful) and since I'm not an expert on cleaning, I suggest you join this Facebook doll ID group, post a picture of your dolls and ask the other group members if they have any tips regarding cleaning. Good luck!
Jon - September 16, 2019
Hi we found a Bradley doll in our grandmas house. She sits cross-legged, has a red dress with gold trim, and a gold choker with two gold medallions. She has tan flowers above each ear and hair braids below the ears in two loops. I can’t find a picture of this model anywhere. The tag is still attached. It reads Elegant Dills by Bradley and is aqua blue and gold. We are looking to sell it.
I can't find anything on these dolls, sorry! Maybe try to sell it on eBay.
Mary - August 8, 2019
Hi, I have some old Bradley collectible dolls that I'm trying to find the value of. Any idea where I can find info?
Hi Mary, what you can do is, type in the search box in the right corner of this page the Bradley doll you have and search for it. Usually some prices will come up from sold auctions. Repeat with the other dolls :-)
Jackie - September 23, 2013
i have a very large bride doll about 28 inches and i have not been able to find any info she still has her tags and is in great shape
I also couldn't find info on your rather large doll. I suggest to look regularly on eBay to see if someday a similar Bradley Bride doll will popup.
Vicki - April 15, 2011
Do you Know where I can find a 9" Bradley Witch Doll?
If it is the Emerald doll, try searching for Emerald witch doll on this site.
Nikki - October 20, 2010
Do you know anything about a doll that is made in korea in 1977 by bradley? Also called a glamour doll i believe. Are they worth any thing?