Over the years, as our collection of Peggy Nisbet Dolls was slowly growing, we had good reason to be indebted to many of the people we met along the way.
Some were fellow collectors, others were knowledgeable sellers, and a few were the custodians of private and public collections, who generously allowed us access to their Nisbet treasure troves, and assisted us with our researches.   Thanks to them, we were even allowed to showcase part of our doll collection in a well-known and much loved West Country museum.

Many of these people have become firm friends – Some, (though not nearly enough of them), we have been able to meet face-to-face, (usually over an exciting new collection of Nisbets), while others, we know only through the wonders of the internet.

All of these people – our friends – have one thing in common.   That is, a great fondness and affection for the dolls of Peggy Nisbet.   They have motivated, helped, encouraged, and corrected our researches, (and still do!) – and it is these, our fellow doll collectors, who are ultimately responsible for inspiring the creation of this website.

To Nisbet Doll Collectors everywhere - Thank you for your inspiration and support - especially to Pauline C, for the loan of her very extensive archive of Nisbet catalogues and paperwork, and to Alice J, for her continued help, advice, and photographs, but most of all, for her friendship

Thanks also to : Sue Brewer, Jim and Bettie G,  Chelsey S,  Jack G,  Dawn H, Wendy D, and Janet M.

Special thanks to Liz N, Nick G, and the Staff of the North Somerset Museum, for giving us the opportunity to share our collection with a wider audience 

And particularly to Peggy Nisbet, MBE, whose creativity, skill, and craftsmanship has given us so much pleasure and enjoyment over the years, and stimulated a greater interest in history, costume, and most of all, in collecting her lovely dolls!


31st October 2015

New updates added - We have added a new page on the Isle of Wight dolls, which were produced for the Liliput doll Museum, on the Isle of Wight.   These dolls have mystified us for some time, but an opportunity to do some research through the archives, an email from Graham Munday, (owner of the Lilliput Doll Museum), and an email chat with author and Shallowpool Dolls expert sue Brewer, have allowed a partial reconstruction of their fascinating story.   There are still some gaps in our knowledge, so if you can fill in any of the missing details for us, please do get in touch!

19th September 2015

New updates added - Our thanks to correspondent David H, who has sent us two interesting pictures - The first is of a very rare Nisbet First Doll.   This is the doll that started Peggy Nisbet's dollmaking career, and you can read all about her on this page : dolls/special-collectors-sets-limited-and-signature-editions/SCE-P1953 Replica Edition of the First Nisbet Doll.  David's picture of his original first Nisbet is shown below the article on the replica doll, and below that, is shown a unique 18" porcelain doll that also shows the Queen in Coronation robes, and was used in displays and exhibitions.   This doll is also shown in the book, "The Peggy Nisbet Story".  Other updates added today are the BOAC and BEA dolls, Madam Tussaud Dolls, Wax Dolls, and a Porcelain statuette issued as a tribute to Peter Bull, which is shown under Dolls/Porcelain Dolls/Irish Dresden - Tribute to the Late Peter Bull

12th September 2015

New updates added - Apologies to all our visitors for the long delay in adding some updates and new information - we hope that the items listed below will be of interest!   Many kind thanks to numerous correspondents, for their kind offers of pictues and other information, to fill in the gaps in various galleries :  To Barbara T, for her stunning pictures of H/214 - Queen Elizabeth I, wearing a rubber crown.   Pictures appear in Historical Gallery 1, and in "Know your Nisbets/Headgear/Crowns".   Frank T sent two excellent pictures of Vera Evelyn Samuel, and you can see the pictures and read all about her here - "Porcelain Dolls/Doulton Nisbet".   Penny D has sent in some pictures of her magnificent early P/618 - Robbie Burns - See him in Portrait Dolls Gallery 1.   We have used another of Keith P's pictures in a new gallery just added - "Know your Nisbet/Body shape and pose".   Finally, we have added a new page on Walt Disney dolls, which may come as something of a surprise to many collectors, as the dolls are not typically Nisbet in appearance!


3rd January 2015


Exciting New updates added for 2015 - Correspondent Michael A contacted us last year to ask about his mother's "Beatles" Nisbet dolls - Collectors of long standing may have heard of this almost legendary set of dolls - Thanks to Michael, you can now learn all about them here : /dolls/the-dolls-that-never-were/the-beatles/   

A recent contact from author Ian Price, who writes for the "Fashion Dolls Quarterly" magazine, (, enquired about Nisbet's Christmas themed dolls - We were delighted to assist his researches in compiling this article on Peggy Nisbet's "Legends of Christmas" dolls.   Ian has very kindly allowed us to make a copy of this article available for download - Please go to the Downloads/Miscellaneous/ page, and click on the link to "Styling Santa", by Ian Price, to see the article.



Thank you for stopping by to browse, or for making contact with us - We hope the website will prove to be of use and interest to you!