Emily Hart Dolls
Antique Reproduction Porcelain Dolls

DAM Lykketroll


Emily Hart presents her own DAM Troll

I have owned this Troll doll since 1959 when my friend returned to Canada with him from her trip to Denmark, and presented him to me.

I have loved and treasured him so much for the past 59 years! It is hard to part with him, but now, I am old and he needs a home where someone will love him as I have done.

My troll has written on the bottom of his foot DAM “Lykketroll” Made in Danmark. He is one of the originals made and sold right in Denmark!

He is one of the very first trolls to be made from the new kind of plastic that was not rubber that deteriorated with age. He is just like the day I got him though he lost his buttons and has instead a tiny safety pin that I put on him not long after I got him.

I have never seen another troll with his hair color though the DAM official website shows one like him as one of the oldest Troll dolls.…

His hair is made from sheepskin in a delightful deep strawberry blonde… He has lovely rosy cheeks and his original felt outfit has no fading as he has never been exposed to the sun. His eyes are still bright and full of mischief… and he never stops smiling.

He is about 10.5 inches tall and fingertip to fingertip is 7 inches.

He usually sits on a chair in my guestroom amongst a few dolls and a mohair teddy bear… I will miss him when he goes to a new home.

A bit of history about DAM trolls.

A lot of water has flown through the Limfjorden since the fisherman's son and creator af Trolls, Thomas Dam, made his first Troll - in his own image - out of a piece of wood. At that time Thomas Dam's family was very poor and the things that Thomas Dam carved in wood were the family's only income.

Nobody knew that at on time these little creatures would become world-famous. Before Thomas Dam started carving in wood he had been fisherman, bricklayer and a baker. After making big dolls for fun fairs for a period of time making Trolls that were smaller.

At that time the Troll figures were made of natural rubber and were filled with wood shavings. The wigs were sewed together of small pieces of sheep skin. The clothes were sewed on the Troll. Everything was hard work, but sales went well and it made the family's living. Soon the little back building became too small, and the Dam family had to build a factory.

The sales grew steadily in the 60's and thousands of Trolls travelled into the big world. As sales increased a more rational way of producing Trolls was necessary. Therefore a new kind of plastic had to be used in order to make the Troll's body on a machine. This material also had the advantage that it lasted longer than the natural rubber. The rest of the production of Trolls is still mostly handmade. This ensures that the quality is the best and that each Troll is something very special.

Since the start of Trolls production many people have tried to copy the Trolls. But there is only one original Troll: The Dam Troll from The Troll Company in Gjøl, situated in the northern part of Denmark.

According to old fairytales trolls have magic powers. They love to make you smile and be happy. Some people say that Trolls also bring good luck. But be careful: only the ORIGINAL Dam Troll has magic powers. Therfore...look for the Dam logo and thereby be certain that you have the


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