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

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

Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
Courtesy, R. John Wright

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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

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

Annabelle

Annabelle

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"
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Jenny Wren
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Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

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Baby Boo 1960s

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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
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The Merry Wanderer

The Merry Wanderer
Courtesy R. John Wright, The Hummel Collection

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

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Long-faced or Jumeau Triste

German Princesses

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GAHC 2005

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The Island of the Dolls
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Exploring a Favorite Flea Market

Review: Eagle Estate Brokers [EEB] Flea Market The Bottom Line: EEP opens the last Friday/Saturday of each month, and on special occasions. Owner Jill Bolden opened with her late business partner Frieda Quinlan in 1994, has been running her indoor flea market since ever since. EEB is going strong and wonderful place to hunt for collectibles. Below are some quotes from the EEB Facebook Page, just to give you an idea of their fantastic inventory: “We have lots of craft/jewelry/beads supply stuff for sale this month. Also have a Van Briggle vase for sale. We still have lots of good bikes for sale $40.00 or less.” “We have another big box of LP's and a box of 45"s plus lots of candle holders, rolls of fabric and lots of new stuff. Small display case, 48" wide, 18" deep.” The flea market is located in a historic neighborhood in the old Eagles Fraternal Order building. The entire first floor is divided into booths, many consigned to vendors. Jill is currently looking for a new vendor; check her Facebook Page. I have had many wonderful “doll” finding adventures at EEB. There are two booths with old Barbies, vintage 60s and 70s dolls, lots of doll clothes, some made appropriately for antique dolls, doll accessories, girls’ toys, plastic doll house furniture, 70s Barbie cases and accessories, and doll parts. Many of these are under $1.00, with many in the $.25-.50 range. Another booth specializes in craft items, including Art Deco flapper faces, vintage vinyl doll heads and parts, material, doll patterns, beads, lace, and sewing notions. There is a booth that features many national costume dolls; recently I purchased a Marin flamenco dancer, a Polish wooden nurse, c. 60s to 70s, a Scottish doll, and a Dutch couple. Other trips, I’ve bought vintage 60s figurines, old china, antique framed law license [to decorate the rooms of my other persona!], prints, needlework supplies, and beads. I missed out on a rare, black Chrissy by Ideal. Another display contained porcelain dolls c. 1980, a Miss Revlon type vinyl [she went home with me], reproduction antique dolls, a mechanical Christmas angel, and a cloth Betty Boop. Doll costumers will be thrilled with the jars of beads, costume jewelry, material, and other findings. There are many craft dolls and holiday dolls and decorations, features up front at the appropriate time. Over the years, I have found Chinese mud figures, vintage and art dolls, many books, small original paintings, some doll themed, photographs, magazines, and doll cases at EEB. There are tens of thousands of items, with new items featured each month. At Christmas, there is a half-price room, and during the year, other items are featured there at half price. Scout troops will find many project options here, and Jill, mother of a Scout herself, is always willing to help with suggestions. Other collectibles include cameras, furniture, household items, appliances and parts, some machines, lots of wooden items. Cons: Only that she is not open every day! Jill is willing to make appointments, however, and she can be called, emailed, or FaceBooked. She is also available on Linked IN. The celebrity-signed photos on the wall prove that EEB is well worth a trip, and it is a fun part of my travel destinations. She is located near a unique coffee shop, Rozz Toxx that uses old manikins in its d├ęcor and hosts poetry readings. Also nearby is Skellington Manor, which features an amazing Haunted House with thousands of dollars’ worth of animatronics and a Baby Doll Room with dolls of all types. Take the scaredy cat, lights on tour the last Saturday of October if you really want to see the props.

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