Children of Japan

Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright

The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
Courtesy Theriault's and Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Hinges and Hearts

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An Exhibit of our Metal Dolls

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A History of Metal Dolls

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Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
Courtesy, R. John Wright

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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

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Emma Emmeline

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Cloth Clown

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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

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Mickey

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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

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Egyptian Tomb Doll 18th Dynasty

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Dr. E's on Display with sign

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Dolls Restored ad New to the Museum

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Two More Rescued Dolls

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Restored Italian Baby Doll

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One of Dr. E's Rescued Residents

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The Merry Wanderer

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Doll-Related Collectibles

For those who are looking for doll-related items to add to their collections, here are some ideas:

1. Pez Candy Dispensers; these have character doll heads, even bodies. Some represent dolls like Barbie. Candy containers have a long history with doll collectors; some are indeed dolls that come apart or have hidden compartments where you can hide candy.

2. Other candy containers; ditto. There are all kinds of Valentine's boxes that were topped with dolls or stuffed animals, even small, licensed, PVC figures. Some antique boxes represent women which are half dolls from the waist up, or they have French or German bisque heads. There are some mechanical figures that also contain candy boxes or baskets.

3. Children's clothing and furniture, especially vintage pieces and shoes.

4. Children's books and characterbooks. Old textbooks and school items.

5. Sewing items; many pincushions, scissors, and tape measures are "doll shaped" or figural.

6. Figural household utensils, including toothbrushes, corkskews, scrub brushers, nutcrackers, can openers, bottles and cans, jars, pots and pans, gadgets of all types. Even emory boards and perfume bottles, Soapies and bath bottles, dishes, linens, and plates. These include bandaids of licensed characters.

7. Fashion magazines and craft magazins with patterns.

8. Toys in general.

9. Barbie and Barbie memorabilia.

10. Raggedy Ann and raggedy items and memorabilia.

11. Any famous character and its licensing memorabilia, or Wizard of OZ, GWTH, other films, Twilight series objects, Shirley Temple objects, etc., which all have celebrity dolls and products, as well as articles, books, films, DVDs, movie props, autoggraphs, you name it.

12. Hats.

13. Buttons and jewelry.

14. Old cosmetic items.

15. Figurines like Precious Moments and Hummels.

16. Stuffed animals and toy animals.

17. Doll houses and miniatures.

18. Objects made of shells, wood, macaranoi, paper, bottle caps, metal, etc.

19. Puppets and objects dealing with puppetry.

20. Holiday decorations, especially Christmas and Halloween.

21. Records featuring dolls or topics related to dolls, including, Batman, Mme. Alexander, Concerts in honor of Princess Diana, for those who love Royalty Dolls, Natalie Merchant's "Frozen Charlotte," Albums featuring photos of dolls or the word "doll," eg., Beatles, Dan Fogelberg, GooGoo Dolls,New York Dolls.

22. Book covers that feature photos of dolls and toys, or the word "doll" whether they are about dolls or not.

23. Miniature houses and buildings, bird houses, especially David Winter, Dept. 56.

24. Other models and architecthural models and mock-ups.

25. Mannikins and Fashion memorabilia.

26. Drawings, photos, artwork featuring dolls.

27. Miniature objects of all kinds.

28. Books on dolls.

29. Vintage materials and laces.

These are a few ideas. Prowl museums and art galleries for more themes. For doll-related items discussed in the doll context, review Dolls, aka, Dolls and Puppets, by my favorite doll guru/historian, Max Von Boehn. Remember to think outside the doll box.

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