Children of Japan

Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright

The Jumeau 201

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

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Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

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c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
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Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

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

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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Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Theriault's October Marquis Auction

I have had a very good year finding dolls with Theriault's, particularly at Love, Shirley Temple and Among Friends.  Every one there has been helpful, knowledgeable, and collegial.  It is with pleasure that I share with you all their notice for the upcoming Marquis Auction in October:

Fall has arrived! You could dance around the camp fire. You could bake a pumpkin pie. Or you could come to our festive fall auction of great antique dolls. Click here to view and pre-bid online or below to order the catalog.


300 lots are featured in the full-color $49 catalog ($64 Int’l) “A Matter of Circumstance.” Plan to order yours immediately.

Questions? Give us a call at 800-638-0422. And, then, don't forget the following day, Sunday, October 18, a fun day of Discovery Day dolls. 300 more lots of dolls for attending bidders only on this day.
Click here to view auction details.

Coming to the auction is the most fun. Choose the dolls that “speak” to you, and have the fun of bidding and winning in person. Meet new friends. Convene with old friends. Laugh and enjoy, and don’t forget the hot fudge sundaes! And if you absolutely can't be there to bid, remember that you can bid absentee, bid live on the telephone, or bid live on the internet. For hotel information call the Arizona Biltmore at 800-950-0086. For more information, please contact us at 800-638-0422 or email us at info@theriaults.com.



To receive notice of Theriault's auctions, go to www.theriaults.com and register to receive email notices. If you are planning on coming to the Biltmore for the October 17-18 auctions or would like more information call Theriault's toll-free at 800-638-0422, internationally at 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Tasha Tudor Exhibit Coming to Hattiesburg | Southern Miss Now

Tasha Tudor Exhibit Coming to Hattiesburg | Southern Miss Now



Sept. 24th Doll Newsletter; Subscribe Free for More

Autumn is here! Doll Events Abound
This past couple of weeks alone, there was  a Pullip Convention, two Theriault's Rendezvous auctions with another this Monday, many art fairs, and new dolls like Disney Descendant's, more Halloween and Fall dolls, including Annalee at Marshall's, Holiday Barbies 2015, and new promotions from Madame Alexander, Tonner, and American Girl. Think about scarecrows and dried apple faced dolls as you doll shop for new additions.  What was your best yard sale find of this past season?  Let me know for a series of new posts.  Happy collecting!
Ellen Tsagaris
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A 300+ Year Old Doll House Still with its Family
Ann Sharp's Baby House may be my all time favorite doll house, except for mine, of course! Read about Ann's house, and the micromini room it inspired.
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An Eclectic Collection; It Really is a Small, Doll World
My friend Caroline is an artist, weaver, and doll collector.  She has one of the most eclectic collections I have ever seen, and she is very generous with them, too.  Next week, I'll share a gallery of her dolls.
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Bright, Shiny Objects and Doll Bling
Idols and dolls of many type existed in ancient America, as toys, art, precious gold/silver objects, and religious statues. Here is an update, just in time for fall and September, still doll collecting month.
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Dolls by Marian Hu Designs and Seymour Mann
A reader inspire me to create this post, about two very popular lines of collectible dolls of the 90s and novelist Erica Jong's parents!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Pope Francis Holds Services before a 400 year old Santo

The Pope held mass before a 400 year old Santo representing The Madonna while he was in Cuba.  I usually write about these during the holidays, but this photo bears sharing and repeating.




Santos are religious figures meant to be displayed in churches, some with elaborate, hand sewn garments.   Laura Starr writes of them extensively in "The Doll Book" (1908), available free on Kindle and Google books, but can be found on ebay, too.  Mary Hillier, Max von Boehn, and Janet Pagter Johl also write about them.  This example is one of the oldest, and I'm guessing if she is 400 years old, then she came with the Spaniards to Cuba during the conquest.

"Maria" and "The Museum of Mary Child" are books for kids and teens based on Santos, and Rumer Godden's "The Kitchen Madonna" is also about them.  In the Eastern Orthodox Church, we do not have religious statues as The Catholic church does.  We have 2 dimensional icons that take their places, with only a large figure of  Jesus on the Cross that is removed at Easter and replaced after 40 days.  For many years, The Greek Orthodox Church frowned upon dolls representing priests and Orthodox nuns, but that changed about 25 years ago, and I began to find examples of them, and of a Russian Orthodox nun as well.

Santos are related to Creche or Nativity figures, or the figures made for the Precipio or German Putz.

Monday, September 14, 2015

In Memory of D.A. Horton --

In Memory of D.A. Horton --



This lovely lady knew Mary Hillier, my friend, and had visited her home in England.  Over the years, I shared books with D.A., and a love of Queen Victoria and her dolls.  Many of D.A's bears, dolls, and golliwogs have joined my collection, where they will be treasured forever.  Rest in peace, dear lady.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Rendezvous Tomorrow with Theriault's

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Rendezvous Tomorrow with Theriault's: Just a quick note about tomorrow's Rendezvous Auction, with several ways to bid.  The catalog is on line now, as is the catalog for Sept...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Remember 9/11; On this Date, they are Our Families, Too, to Mourn

Today is the 14th Anniversary of 9/11.  That year brought a lot of police and firefighter dolls home for Christmas. To top it off, we have the 3 year Anniversary of Benghazi.  Sometimes, the world is a mad, sad place.  Each year, I try to remember 9/11 in my blogs, and ask my readers to as well. I also remember everyone else who has died for his/her country, and the victims of massacre, horror, and holocaust everywhere.  I remember my friends and colleagues in TSA and Homeland Security, who stay in touch and come as guest speakers to my kids who study law and criminal justice, and I say a silent prayer for their safety, on 9/11 and everyday.  In times like these, regardless of what everyone else might say about us and our imperfections, I remember in my heart that we still are the land of  the free, and the home of the brave, and that while for one nanosecond we were driven out of the sky and to our knees, no one died in vain because the Government by the people, for the people, did NOT perish from the earth.  God Bless all of us, and though I wasn't born here, God Bless the United States, my home.  Be safe today.



Thursday, September 10, 2015

Doll Museum: The Early 20th C Continued; Character and Realism ...

Doll Museum: The Early 20th C Continued; Character and Realism ...: After the elaborate chinas, Parians, fashion ladies and dolly faced babies of the 19th century, the 20th century seemed to be all about real...



 Photo, rare German Character, Among Friends Auction, courtesy, Theriault's

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: October Sneak Peek!

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: October Sneak Peek!: In Our October Issue Miniature versions of the French Fashion and Bebe dolls of the Golden era, smaller all bisque dolls have unique...



Antique Doll Collector Magazine: October Sneak Peek!





Antique Doll Collector Magazine: October Sneak Peek!: In Our October Issue Miniature versions of the French Fashion and Bebe dolls of the Golden era, smaller all bisque dolls have unique...



Sunday, September 6, 2015

My About.com Newsletter for Week of 9/1

Doll Stories by Revalo, aka, Gebruder Ohlhaver and more for our Newsletter
I want to thank the readers who sent information about T. Recknagel dolls, and now, I'm on a quest related to Revalo and other unusual German dolls.  I love variations on a theme, and German dolls go way beyond the dolly faced and china head examples that are icons of doll collecting.  Let's explore them together!  Also, doll collectors are known for being generous, so I share with you a story about a beloved doll magazine editor, a school for Navajo children and magical Native American Dolls. We also celebrate a generous spirit and late colleague who was respected in her field and who was once the editor of a magazine we all enjoyed, "Doll Reader."  Finally, we're profiling a new line of Ballerina Dolls called My Ballerina, that portray the best of ballet and BJD dolls.  Happy collecting!  Remember, I love to hear from you, and would love to do another gallery of reader's dolls.  Themes possible, scarecrows, fall, Halloween, folk dolls, cornhusk, dolls.
Ellen Tsagaris
Doll Collecting Expert
Doll Stories by Revalo, aka, Gebruder Ohlhaver
The fun of studying Revalo and other bisque dolls is seeing how the various companies have interacted with each other.
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Dolls and Generosity go Hand in Hand: The Editor and the Dolls.
Dolls, generosity, and Native American Doll Collecting are part of American traditions. Read more about how dolls involved the kids in my school club and the rich history of Native American dolls and art.
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Memoir of a Colleague: Carolyn Cook and Doll Reader Magazine
Carolyn Cook was the managing editor of "Doll Reader" when many of my articles were published in the magazine, and she was great colleague and mentor.
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The Force, Labor Day and Descendants

Happy Labor Day to everyone!  This was an eventful week for doll collectors, only one in September, Doll Collecting Month.

This is also the day Princess Diana was buried in 1997.  Here is my Peggy Nisbet doll in her honor, and you may want to read my post on dollcollecting.about.com, Remembering Princess Diana with Dolls.



Star Wars; The Force Awakens toys hit the shelves, with national news coverage of people waiting in long lines.  Toys R Us and Target have good selections, and there are several online options as well.  I found action figures at about $7.99-9.99 with plus and talking plush at about $10.  There are the large, 39 inch figures of the new characters, and some classics like the large talking, plush Chewbacca.  He is soft, cuddly, and adorable, and $99.99!  I heard the Target staff lamenting the high prices and expressing surprise that most of the consumers for these products were middle aged men.  Well, they were just kids when the first movie came out in 1976.  There are many options, even notebooks, books, and a nice line of clothing for all ages at Target.   I came home with a small femal action figure, but I will be back for some of the larger dolls, figures, and plush.

Disney Descendants, public domain





The Descendants by Disney also hit the shelves this month and during August, following the July 2015 debut of the Disney Channel movie.  The 11 inch dolls represent the children of Disney Villains and other characters like Mulan.  They are elaborate and detailed, as well as popular.  Read more about them on my site on About.com Doll Collecting, collectdolls.about.com.



Spirit of Halloween has many dolls, especially the mechanical antique dolls and various Zombie babies.  There are also special deals online. The new antique doll is Roaming Rosie.  I pre-ordered her, and will blog more on her when she arrives.   Doll costumes like Monster High have their own section, and little girls can do their own Draculaura make-up.




I've also spotted more dolls on vintage TV. An early 60s  Andy Griffith Show with Elinor Donohue as Ellie the druggest featured plush like Quick Draw McGraw, and hard plastic Nancy Ann Storybookdolls in their boxes.   Gorgeous figurines, maybe Royal Doulton, were props in a Colombo movie with Peter Falk.  The Danny Thomas Show had 7.5 inch Dress Me Dolls as props in his preteen daughter's room, and Gilligan's Island featured Mr. Howell's Teddy.

Dolls really are where you find them.  You just have to look.


New Auctions, Courtesy Theriault's

A great lineup of auctions is on the horizon. Theriault’s has a wonderful fall and early winter schedule planned. Here is just a taste to get you excited. You don’t want to miss what’s coming up!

A MATTER OF CIRCUMSTANCE

October 17. Phoenix, Arizona at the Biltmore

Featuring private estate dolls from important French and German collections. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers is available for $49 including prices realized and priority postage (add $15 for Int'l shipping). For more information call 800-638-0422.


FOREVER YOUNG

November 21. New York, NY at the Waldorf Astoria

Featuring private estate dolls from important French and German collections. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers is available for $49 including prices realized and priority postage (add $15 for Int'l shipping). For more information call 800-638-0422.


LOVE, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, PART 2

November 22. New York, NY at the Waldorf Astoria

Including the teen years and more childhood related items from her personal collection. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers is available for $75 including prices realized and priority postage (add $15 for Int'l shipping). For more information call 800-638-0422.


MARQUIS ANTIQUE DOLL AUCTION

January 9. Newport Beach, CA at the Fairmont

Featuring 300 superb antique dolls highlighted by the long lost A. Marque doll in Persian costume previously on display at the Museum of Dolls & Toys in Winter Haven, Florida. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers is available for $75 including prices realized and priority postage (add $15 for Int'l shipping). For more information call 800-638-0422.


THE CARABET COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE JAPANESE DOLLS

January 10. Newport Beach, CA at the Fairmont

Featuring the Carabet collection of antique Japanese dolls. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers is available for $75 including prices realized and priority postage (add $15 for Int'l shipping). For more information call 800-638-0422.


To receive notice of Theriault's auctions, go to www.theriaults.com and register to receive email notices. If you are planning on coming to any of the auctions or would like more information call Theriault's toll-free at 800-638-0422, internationally at 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com.
 
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