One of our readers, Stephanie, sent me some pictures of her dolls. I absolutely love the pictures of her Pre-Mattel Kirsten and American Girl Doll of Today #7.

Pre Mattel American Girl Doll Kirsten

Dolls made before 1998 are considered “pre-Mattel” since Pleasant Rowland sold the American Girl Company to Mattel that year.

Pre-Mattel American Girl Doll

While Pre-Mattel dolls are hard to find, they are still available regularly on eBay and if you are lucky you may find one at a yard sale or even a thrift store.