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Emil Kohnstam

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Death: May 05, 1958 (77)
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Moritz Moses Kohnstam and Babette Kohnstam
Husband of Margarethe Kohnstam
Father of Georg Kohnstam
Brother of Siegfried Kohnstam; Mina Kohnstam; Willi Kohnstam; Julius Kohnstam; Helene Theilheimer (Rosenthal) and 2 others

Occupation: Unternehmer (Spielzeugindustrie) in Fürth (bis 1933!)
Managed by: Thomas Fürth
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About Emil Kohnstam

The M. Kohnstam & Company, MOKO, a toy and doll distributor, importer and exporter was founded by MOses KOhnstam in 1867 in Fuerth or Fürth, Bavaria near Nuremberg, Germany.

At a later date in London, England Moses' son; Julius Kohnstam founded the Keen Company (1913-1933).

The Kohnstam company is primarily known for their diecast toy products, they also distributed dolls, a marked doll has been found with both a Hermann Steiner of Sonneberg and Neustadt, Germany, HS mark plus the MOKO Bavaria mark - so H. Steiner supplied some of the Kohnstam bisque head dolls and was likely the supplier of the German Tessie doll, shown above and left.

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Emil Kohnstam's Timeline

1880
July 19, 1880
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
1920
December 25, 1920
Age 40
Fürth, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
1958
May 5, 1958
Age 77
Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, UK