Children of Japan

Children of Japan
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The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
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Alice, Commemorative Edition

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c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
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Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
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Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
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Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
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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
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Sunday, June 22, 2014

UFDC

I could not have said it better myself, so I present here the announcement for our 65th Annual Convention. I first read about The United Federation of Doll Clubs in books written by Eleanor St. George. I was still in grade school, but could not wait until I grew up so I could join, and now, of course, I have. I love the souvenir books that chronicle the convention, and I have my own sub collection of souvenir dolls. Denise, our former guide, has written many wonderful articles about her adventures with UFDC, and I personally appreciate their generous website with all the fantastic research information. What better way to learn about dolls and doll history than through this august body of "plangonologists" or doll scholars? Everyone involved is helpful and encouraging to novice collectors. There are many themed events with sourvenirs, the display rooms, the sales room, the camaraderie, and more. I love seeing who won what exhibits, and always get new ideas for my collections. For those who do not know the history of the UFDC, here is a brief synopsis. The organization began in 1949 with 14 clubs. There are now over 500 clubs! Despite wars, bad economies, difficult times, and all sorts of other problems, doll collectors are a tough lot and we persevere! As my favorite author Barbara Pym put it, we members have found our passion in live, or our "something to Love." UFDC headquarters is in Kansas City, and UFDC maintains its own museum. It's official publication is Doll News, an excellent magazine to which I have been lucky enough to contribute articles. Current editor Laurie McGill is doing a fabulous job! It's ReAL Services consist of archival libraries and other educational resources for those interested in any aspect of doll history and collecting. There is a Junior Collectors program, and the mascot is Miss Unity, patterned after an antique " Milliner's Model" or 1830s/40s papier mache. San Antonio itself is packed with history and wonderful city. View The Alamo site if you get a chance. Surf the easy to navigate site for more, and try not to drool!! See below, words in italics are those of the UFDC: The 65th UFDC National Convention “Shared Passions” July 16th – 20th, 2014 Souvenir Doll Artist Dianna Effner JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, Texas 78261 1-866-882-4420 jwsanantonio.com View information about hotel reservations Join us for an exciting experience sharing our passions for dolls with friends and family. Fun filled days of educational activities, superb salesroom, themed meal events and sightseeing opportunities combined with a relaxing atmosphere and Texas hospitality. Convention Forms and Information •Registration Information and Form •Tentative Schedule Booklet •Workshop Pictures •Event Request Form, return by May 15, 2014 •At Your Service Open House Invitation •Competitive Exhibit Booklet (Tentative) •Competitive Exhibit Addition •Antique Competitive Exhibit Entry Form, return by June 14, 2014 •Modern Competitive Exhibit Entry Form, return by June 14, 2014 •Golf Tournament Registration Form •Helper Donation Mail-In Form, return by June 6, 2014. •Pattern for the Bleuette Gathering, Tunic Blouse (Une Blouse Casaque)•Page 1 •Page 2 Convention 2014 Blog Posts “Shared Passions” may be months away but our event artists are already hard at work. Each month UFDC is pleased to introduce you to the artists whose work will be showcased at the meal events planned for San Antonio and to share other helpful information about the convention. •Convention 2014 Spotlight On Competitive Exhibits ~ We Need More Dolls! •Convention 2014 Gatherings Spotlight •Convention 2014 ~ Public Day •Convention 2014 Artist Spotlight ~ Denis Bastien (Leeann’s Dad) of Affordable Designs – Canada •Convention 2014 Artist Spotlight ~ Beverly Stoehr •Convention 2014 Spotlight On Ticketed Meal Events •Convention 2014 ~ Golf Tournament Fundraiser •Convention 2014 Artist Spotlight ~ Dianna Effner •Convention 2014 Hotel Information •Convention 2014 Tours Spotlight •Convention 2014 Artist Spotlight

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