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
Courtesy, Antique Daughter

Judge Peep

Judge Peep

Hakata Doll Artist at Work

Hakata Doll Artist at Work
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Japanese Costume Barbies

Japanese Costume Barbies
Samurai Ken

Etienne

Etienne
A Little Girl

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Jenny Wren

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Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

Our Friends at The Fennimore Doll and Toy Museum

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
Public Domain Art

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

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

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The Island of the Dolls
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Dressed Mexican Fleas

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Really old Dolls!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

About.com Newsletter: Titanic and Dolls

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This week, we talk about Disaster Dolls, including Titanic related dolls and other items.  These survivor dolls are silent witnesses to their owners and creators, and serve as reminders of the artistic human spirit.
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Unsinkable Dollies
Dolls and Disasters seem to go hand in hand. Read about dolls that were witness to man made and natural disasters.
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Halopeau: Rare, Pricey, Engaging!
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American Carved Wooden Doll
This artistic carved African American Wooden Doll is bound to steal hearts at auction.
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Doll Artists Display and Teach
Read about this years convention of NIADA, the National Institute of American Doll Artists.
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"For Goodness, Bake!" says Grace
A Review of Grace's Year as The New American Girl.  This is an updated article featuring a doll that encourages young girls to give back to their community and to engage in good works.  Dolls lead by example!
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Doll Collecting at About.com Newsletter

Dolls inspire Other Collections

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Dolls inspire Other Collections
Some other favorite collections that were influenced by collecting dolls. Another time we'll talk fossils, thimbles, coca cola, minis, Blue Willow.
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Theriault's May Auction
By one number, this breathing doll by Kammer and Reinhardt may bring thousands, not hundred of thousands, but it doesn't matter!
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Luella Hart's Classic Book on German Dolls
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Monday, April 20, 2015

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Of Ponies, Happy Meals, and Doll Commercials

A Safe Driving public service announcement regarding car seats features comments on why boys should play with dolls: "Did you know boys that play with dolls make better fathers?"  Dolls are everywhere, now more than ever.

For those who love Happy Meal Dolls and toys, the current offerings are Transformers and My Little Pony.  Several of the Ponies are the actual dolls, with a few little horses, too.  They are very cute with rooted hair and good detail. For more information on Happy Meal Toys, see my site, Doll Collecting at about.com, at collectdolls.about.com.  Current information on the 2015 toys is available there.

Monster High dolls are beginning to appear at Goodwill and other thrift shops.  If under $5 per doll, I'd say they are a good buy.  I also see MH at Walgreens and Kohls.



For more on current collectible dolls on YouTube see Mommy and Gracie, "The Doll Hunters," "Confessions of a Doll Collector's Daughter" by Kewpie83, and my own YouTube Channel, under Ellen Tsagaris.

Also trending at thrift shops are international dolls, mass produced porcelains, and good early vinyl dolls from the late 50s and through the 60s.  I also see the walking dolls of my childhood appearing at thrift shops and doll shows.  These are usually under $15.00 and are a good buy, especially if in very good shape with original clothing.



On ebay, antique reproduction dolls of all types and in all price ranges are appearing, with artist made dolls selling over $300.

Happy Collecting; see also our blog Antique Doll Collector Magazine Blog, also on blogspot.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Sneak Peek!

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Sneak Peek!: In Our May 2015 Issue   Laurie Christman has researched Denmark’s  Royal Copenhagen porcelain factory, providing valuable informa...

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Newsletter for April 6th! Temple, Tonner, More!
Read more Tonner News and Shirley Temple Auction news below. Look for a coming press release from Theriault's about the Shirley auction in July.  Happy Easter, Orthodox Easter  and a Blessed Passover to all who celebrate!
Tonner 2015
One of the most versatile and beloved doll makers announces it's annual convention, 2015 events, and 2015 collection. Go,Tonner!
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Profile: Roxanna Maria Doll Artist
Roxanna Maria Originals, dolls that Awe, Inspire, and Teach!
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Shirley Temple Auction July 2015
Shirley Temple's personal collection of dolls and movie memorabilia goes to auction in July 2015.
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Send in the Clowns
Clowns are among my favorite dolls; maybe these wonderful examples will make believers of more people.
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