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Do You Have a Mystery Doll ?

UFDC Officers


ere are the current UFDC officers, taken at the 61st annual national convention, held this year in Chicago, IL. Nearly a year of planning goes into each convention and these ladies, along with help from other dedicated volunteers, made this year’s event a stellar success.

Karen Rockwell, President

Linda Edward, Second Vice President, Director Convention Services

Jan Foulke’s Guide to Dolls


he premiere reference book for antique, vintage and modern dolls will soon be back in print with a release date planned in time for the 2010 holiday season. Jan Foulke’s Guide to Dolls will be available from or directly from the publisher, Synapse Publishing, LLC of Lancaster, PA. The new guide will include approximately 300 pages with some 500 top quality color photographs of dolls from renowned collections.

Doll Show at Legacy Doll Museum


he Legacy Doll Museum 3206 6th Avenue North, Billings, Montana is having a Doll Sale on Saturday, September 25th from 12-5pm to celebrate its third anniversary. Both local and out of state dealers will be attending. On September 24th Mary Ann Spinelli will be lecturing on Wooden Dolls at 7pm at the museum. Please call 252-0041 or check the website at for more details. 14


“ Ada Diedrich, First Vice Present, Director ReAL Services

Janet Gula, Treasurer and Director New Membership

Perhaps there is a doll in your collection that you and others have never seen before. Send us a high resolution photo and any information you have to (you may also send a print photo to Antique Doll Collector P.O. Box 39, East Petersburg, PA 17520). If you can identify a mystery doll, write to us at address or email above.

have a mystery doll that we can’t seem to identify. The doll looks like a Bubbles or a Baby Dainty but does not have any marks at all. She is 19 inches.” Dee We asked composition American doll expert Ursula Mertz, who replied, “it looks like Amberg’s Vanta Baby to me. See my book, Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls Vol. I, page 72. Though, I don’t know if their doll was ever made with the full shoulderplate seen here.”


ritzi Martinez of Fritzi’s Antique Dolls wrote us in response to Sandy Bullock’s inquiry concerning the wigged piano baby. She has seen a similar doll in Jan Foulke’s book, Kestner, King of Dollmakers, page 229. “What you have is a version of this only with an open crown with sleep eyes which would be much harder to find. Kestner made many dolls with painted eyes, then when sleep eyes became the rage they made sleep eyed versions of the same mold. It’s unusual to have a sleep eyed version of this sitting all bisque doll with molded clothes. Her quality, detail, shape of her brow and one curved arm suggest Kestner. However without an old catalog showing this exact doll one I not say the company for sure. So to sum it up, she’s German, all bisque, molded clothes, sitting and of very fine quality with hard to find sleep eyes! Most likely a Kestner. Thanks Fritzi

Profile for Antique Doll Collector Magazine

September 2010  

Special Chase Dolls • All Bisques • Meet the Bumsteads • Dolls’ Houses from the Old Salem Toy Museum • UFDC Salesroom • Antique Blue Ribbon...

September 2010  

Special Chase Dolls • All Bisques • Meet the Bumsteads • Dolls’ Houses from the Old Salem Toy Museum • UFDC Salesroom • Antique Blue Ribbon...