Hinges and Hearts

Hinges and Hearts
An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls

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Tuxedo and Bangles

Tuxedo and Bangles

A History of Metal Dolls

A History of Metal Dolls
Now on Alibris.com and In Print! The First Book of its Kind

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Peace in 2013

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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory
Her Grace wishes us all a Merry Christmas!

Annabelle

Annabelle
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Emma Emmeline

Emma Emmeline
Our New Addition/fond of stuffed toys

Cloth Clown

Cloth Clown

Native American Art

Native American Art

the triplets

the triplets

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
Bought Athens on the street

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
By Glenda Rolle, courtesy, the Artist

Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
Also, a link to her site

Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
By Glenda Rolle, Courtesy the Artist

A French Friend

A French Friend

Mickey

Mickey
From our friends at The Fennimore Museum

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll
Among first "Toys?"

ushabti

ushabti
Egyptian Tomb Doll 18th Dynasty

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase

Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
Courtesy, Antique Daughter

Judge Peep

Judge Peep

Hakata Doll Artist at Work

Hakata Doll Artist at Work
From the Museum Collection

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Japanese Costume Barbies

Japanese Costume Barbies
Samurai Ken

Etienne

Etienne
A Little Girl

Happy Heart Day

Happy Heart Day

From "Dolls"

From "Dolls"
A Favorite Doll Book

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Jenny Wren

Jenny Wren
Ultimate Doll Restorer

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Baby Boo 1960s

Baby Boo 1960s
Reclaimed and Restored as a childhood Sabrina the Witch with Meow Meow

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dr. E's on Display with sign

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum

Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum
L to R: K*R /celluloid head, all bisque Artist Googly, 14 in. vinyl inuit sixties, early celluloid Skookum type.

Two More Rescued Dolls

Two More Rescued Dolls
Late Sixties Vinyl: L to R: Probably Horseman, all vinyl, jointed. New wig. R: Effanbee, probably Muffy, mid sixties. New wig and new clothing on both. About 12 inches high.

Restored Italian Baby Doll

Restored Italian Baby Doll
One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents

Dolls on Display

Dolls on Display
L to R: Nutcrackers, Danish Troll, HItty and her book, Patent Washable, Mechanical Minstrel, Creche figure, M. Alexander Swiss. Center is a German mechanical bear on the piano. Background is a bisque German costume doll.

A Few Friends

A Few Friends
These dolls are Old German and Nutcrackers from Dr. E's Museum. They are on loan to another local museum for the holidays.

Vintage Collage

Vintage Collage
Public Domain Art

Early Thanksgiving

Early Thanksgiving
public domain image

The Fennimore Doll Museum

The Fennimore Doll Museum

Robert

Robert
A Haunted Doll with a Story

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

Halloween Dolls Displayed in a Local Library

The Cody Jumeau

The Cody Jumeau
Long-faced or Jumeau Triste

German Princesses

German Princesses
GAHC 2005

A Little PowerRanger

A Little PowerRanger
Halloween 2004

The Island of the Dolls

The Island of the Dolls
Shrine to Dolls in Mexico

Based on the Nutshell Series of Death

Based on the Nutshell Series of Death
Doll House murder

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A lovely dress

A lovely dress

Raggedy Ann

Raggedy Ann
A few friends in cloth!

Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum, WI

Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum, WI
Pixar Animator's Collection

Little PM sisters

Little PM sisters
Recent eBay finds
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Dressed Mexican Fleas

Dressed Mexican Fleas

Really old Dolls!

Really old Dolls!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Halloween

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Halloween: Courtesy, Keith and Donna Kaonis Halloween as we know it has origins in Ancient Egyptian, Celtic [especially Irish],  and Hipanic cultur...



Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Fabulous Finds under $500



Japanese Penny  Dolls, 1930s
Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Fabulous Finds under $500: Now that Christmas and the holidays are nearly upon us, we may want to take note of the many doll related events taking place, as well as th...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Betsy Paper Dolls

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Betsy Paper Dolls:  Admit it; you're one of us!  Those of us who are a certain age remember the thrill of receiving "McCalls Magazine" in the mai...





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A View of What Was

Here is a photo of some of my first antique and collectible dolls as they used to be displayed in my parents' home.  I have had to move them since, but I still have them and cherish them. I look forward to the day that they will be displayed in my brick and mortar museum.  I am sorry they are black and white for now; they will be in color later. I've just learned to scan, and this scanner is connected to a BW copy machine, but all the same, you get the idea:)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First in a Series of Videos on Antique and Vintage Dolls, also see Antique Doll Collector Magazine blog

Hope you like this video; there will be more, I hope.


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Doll Museum: Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: October Happenings

Doll Museum: Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: October Happenings: See below; click on the link to subscribe to Antique Doll Collector Magazine, if you like.  I found a cache of antique and vintage Japanese ...

October Happenings

October reigns cold, crisp, and a little wet.  I have a new doll newsletter out for Doll Collecting at about.com; collectdolls.about.com.  It is free, and you may unsubscribe at anytime.  I am also posting photos and aritcles on my Facebook Page, Dr. E's Doll Museum, and on the Facebook Page Antqique Doll Collector. There are photos from ADC on Pinterest and Flickr, and Google+.  Lots of places to read about, and to see, great dolls.  My newsletters features posts on the new horror doll flick, "Annabelle,' and more information on Halloween Dolls.  There is also something on the 2014 UFDC convention and much more.

I've recieved permission from the editors of Antique Doll Collector Magazine to post a link where you can subscribe directly to their wonderful, all color magazine with lots of information for doll collectors.  Here it is: http://antiquedollcollector.com/store/page2.html

October Issue; Antiques, Vintage, Doll Houses, UFDC, and More