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Early German Beeswax Character Dolls These 4 dolls, circa the early to mid 19th century, were most likely manufactured in Germany. They have beeswax heads with wire torsos. The hands and lower legs are wood as are the bases. The dolls wear their original costumes including their black wool hats and leather satchels. I fell in love with these great characters at an antique show in Germany. They appear to be all original. I love the individually rendered faces and especially the beards of the men. Beeswax tends to darken with age and these faces have done so even though the character features are still quite evident. Each doll is between 10 and 10 ½ inches tall. They are in very good clean condition with sturdy and unique costumes. I know one of our customers will find these dolls as intriguing and fascinating as I do. $1395 for the set of 4.


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Where the boys are Someone waits for you 2. A) All original 9 inches Huebach boy #8733 perfect condition $1150 B) A little charmer! All original pouty boy by Huebach – size 1 – 11.5 inches – Blue glass sleep eyes – blonde wig – model 6969 – $2750 C) Laughing character boy by Huebach #7911 – all original – perfect condition – 10 inches – $1350

1. A) Rare rare rare – K*R 102 “Carl” – 12 inches – perfect head and body – all original $22,500. B) Another hard to find model by K*R #109, original outfit, wig and shoes – perfect – no wig pulls. 14 inches $6750. C) Mint condition K*R 107 “Carl” (wigged model) – Great outfit – perfect bisque and body – seldom found – 12 inches $9750.

Proud NADDA Member 5. A) Handsome school boy with backpack – Huebach pouty character #6970 – perfect bisque and body – great outfit – 17 inches $1950 B) Character boy by Recknagel – Head and body perfect – nice outfit – 16 inches – great bisque – $950 C) Cute little character boy by S&H 600 – perfect head and body – 12 inches – $1150

4. A) Adorable Frozen Charlie in mint condition – blue eyes – holding his towel – 8.5 inches $395 B) Wonderful little Steiner boy marked C - 3/0 – all original – 10 inches – tiniest flake on left eye rim $3750 C) Black Huebach character boy – brown flirty intaglio eyes – perfect and all original #7671 – 8 inches – $1150

7. A) A handsome brown Huebach boy #7620 – perfect head and body – great outfit – 18 inches – $2750 B) Huebach boy with blue intaglio eyes – perfect bisque and body – rare mold #7760 – great antique outfit – 16 inches – $2750 C) 9 inch Huebach character boy figurine smoking a pipe – perfect – $245

6. A) Baby Bo Kaye – Largest I’ve ever seen! Perfect bisque – Great outfit – 24 inches – $2250 B) K*R 116 lad – perfect bisque – this smiling toddler is one of the rarer characters by K*R – antique outfit – 23 inches $1950 9. Sweetest little boy holding his two pugs – 15.5 inches – perfect bisque by Huebach – very desirable figurine by that company $1750

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10. Dapper Dan with cane and top hat by Huebach – another wonderful Huebach figurine – perfect bisque – 16 inches $2250 11. Skippy by Effanbee 1929 – original policeman outfit 14 inches – $695

3. The boy with the bugle could be your next big romance! This charming little guy was made by Hertel & Schwab for Kley & Hahn. He is a 14 inch toddler in perfect condition with blue sleep eyes – handsome outfit. $2450

8. You’ll fall in love with this little treasure! The little lad is the hard to find S & H 1488. Perfect bisque and toddler body – wonderful antique outfit – Great cabinet size – blue sleep eyes – 15 inches. $3450 12. Three Brown Bisque Piano Babies by Huebach A) Brown Huebach boy washing himself with a sponge – perfect – 6 inches $495 B) Large 6-inch baby eating ear of corn (in background) – perfect $595 C) Seated baby – yellow outfit – 5 inches – perfect $375

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1) 16” Belle Epoch Couture of Maison Jumeau - Museum worthy! Factory Original Layers of intricate finery beautifully preserved - Ornate Wig & Chapeau, Watch Pendant, Parasol, Leather Boots, Purse with Calling Card & Provenance. Nothing else like it! $4995

3) Luxurious 21” Ribbon Winning Pink Tint French China - with Glass Eyes! The 1860’s Blampoix - An Heirloom Fashion from Hat to Shoes, w/ 2-part fitted antique gown, Original Jewelry, plus the Matching Beads woven into her magnificent Original Wig. Mint Leather Body and beautiful lustrous porcelain plus a distinguished Museum Provenance. $3900


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4) Rarely seen 27” Jullien Bebe - a luscious French Jeune Fille, flawless quality, glowing blue eyes, French HH Wig & chunky body, french blue Ribbed Silk Antique Coat Dress, lacy unders, and kid leather Pom Pom Shoes! très jolie! $2495 5) Tiny ‘Size 1’ Bebe Steiner! - just 8” Tall Early quality artwork, Fully Signed Original 5-part body, Shoes, Earrings. Her sweet antique Ensemble includes hip length wig & pate. Precious mint miniature! $2895


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Dear Antique Doll Collector, Miss Lamb and her pets want you to know how much they all enjoyed Paula Olsson’s “The Cat’s Meow” article in the June issue of Antique Doll Collector. Sincerely yours, Nannette Rod PS: Thanks so much for liking my picture! On either side of my 14” French fashion doll are two early 20th century automaton cats by the French firm of Roullet & Decamps. She is further surrounded by several antique French or German “squeak toy” cats, with a bellows inside that mews when a string is pulled. The blue-eyed cat in the center is a vintage Jerry Elsner’s “Jerry Pets,” from New York city. The pure white cat with the pink bow is actually an antique candy container. And finally, the tiny cat on Miss Lamb’s hat is a vintage brooch! This affectionate little family is always growing.


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Auction Gallery

The Byne Ladies Stay Together


rare collection of 18thcentury dolls that have been in the same family for over 200 years went under the hammer in Britain in June - and fetched a staggering £76,835, through Special. Auction Services. The stars of this collection were the Byne Ladies, three 18thcentury English carved and painted wooden dolls in their rare original and stunning costumes which were sold to a private collector in the room.  Lot 309 - The earliest and rarest doll (c.1760) sold for £31,460 Lot 311 - The smallest doll (33cm high) a fine English turned and carved painted 18thCentury wooden doll in full formal evening dress made £31,460 Lot 312 – A large English turned and carved painted 18thCentury wooden doll (61cm) sold for £6,050 Other highlights include: Lot 310 Isabella Byne’s Christening layette sold for £2,500 Lot 313 – a mid-18thCentury ladies reticule sold for £1,800 Lot 314 – Four oval dressing table trinket dishes sold for £1,900 Lot 315 - A pair of white kid dolls’ dancing slippers c. 1970 sold for £1,600


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Expert Daniel Agnew says, “This collection is one of the finest ever to come on to the market and I am delighted that it is staying together. The provenance and the condition of the dolls made them highly sought after and this is reflected in the prices realised today.” The family history and descent of these items, through the female line, is as follows:   Harriet Cheney, nee Carr (Isabella’s youngest daughter) – married Lt. Gen. Robert Cheney – 24 January 1798. Badger Hall, Shropshire, England. The doll then went to Frederica Capel Cure, Isabella’s granddaughter, and the dolls have stayed at Blake Hall - the Capel Cure home ever since.   Blake Hall has been the family home of the Capel Cure family for over 200 years. It is in the parish of Bobbingworth, near Chipping Ongar, Essex, UK. The estate was requisitioned by the War Office as a Royal Air Force  base in the 2nd World War for nearby RAF North Weald for Sector E, No.11 Group. It was bombed by the Luftwaffe in September 1940 during the Battle of Britain, causing damaged to one wing. Proceeds from the collection’s sale will be put towards the restoration of the damaged wing. More Auction Gallery on page 12

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The Grovian Doll Museum presents:

By the Sea, By the Beautiful Sea A Deborah Jenkines Sewing Workshop October 18-21, 2018


ou are cordially invited to be a part of our Autumn Sewing Workshop, the second in a series, conducted by the award-winning doll costumer, Deborah Jenkines, of Charleston, South Carolina. Under Deborah’s skillful direction, attendees will construct an ensemble to fit “Charlotte” a jointed-knee all bisque doll created by the acclaimed reproduction doll artist, Carl Armstrong. Charlotte is based on a jointed-knee Kestner example found in The Grovian Doll Museum’s collection. While all attendees will receive a doll, returning attendees will receive Charlotte’s twin brother “Charles,” along with not only a kit for his matching mariner ensemble, but also the kit for Charlotte’s mariner ensemble shown here. Those coming for the first time will receive Charlotte and the kit for her mariner ensemble, with the option to purchase the companion doll, Charles. The workshop activities will take place inside the spacious home of the Carmel Doll Shop, which is located at 213 Forest Avenue in Pacific Grove, California. (831) 643‑1902.

Registered Attendees will Receive: u A Thursday evening Welcome Reception with delicious food and drink. u Three days of personal instruction from our Instructor, Deborah Jenkines. u A complete kit to create the Mariner ensemble for Charlotte, plus other costumes still to be announced. u A jointed-knee all bisque doll from Carl Armstrong u Delicious lunches and dinners on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are included in the workshop fee. u Special shopping opportunities tailored just for doll costumers. u Private viewing of The Grovian Doll Museum Collection.

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Martha Wellington Doll to be Auctioned at Withington Auction Inc.


any years ago, when the Coleman’s were working on the Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls it seems that a really good example of the doll that had been patented in 1883 by Martha Wellington of Brookline, Massachusetts was unavailable for their upcoming publication. By chance, a discussion about the Wellington doll came up at a local doll event... and it just so happened that this fine example of the rare doll was in a Long Island collection. Our collector purchased the stockinet-sculpted cloth doll from a local antiques shop, and though not unidentified... she said, “The doll spoke to me and I had to have it.” On her back, just above her prominent “booty”, there was a perfect label, “Patented - Jan. 8, 1883.” Photographs of the doll were sent to the Coleman’s and continued on page 14


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Gigi’s Dolls & Sherry’s Teddy Bears Inc.

27” Kestner 220 on BJ Toddler body, blue sleep eyes, plaster pate, antique clothing, HH wig, Head marked: Q Made in Germany 20, JDK, 220  $4500.

24” Eden Bebe Paris M, Fleishmann & Blodel Doll factory Paris, blue pw eyes, stiff wrist bj body, pierced ears, label on body: A La Tentution Guyot Bebes & Jouets, Gros – ½ gros, 5 Place de la Republique on fait les Reparations, antique undergarments & leather shoes marked 4  $2650.

19.5” Kestner Gibson Girl in antique clothing made for doll in 1905, brown sleep eyes, original mohair wig, left hand 1 chipped finger $2195.

20.5” French SFBJ, blue sleep eyes, HH wig, pierced ears $450. Now $370

17” Kestner 220 on 5 piece baby body, mohair wig, brown sleep eyes, head marked: J Made in Germany 13, JDK, 220 $2895. 6” x 6” Petz mohair dog w/ jointed head, US Zone Germany tag as is on leg $89.95

13.5” Hilda 237 on BJ toddler body, blue sleep eyes, blonde mohair wig, Head marked: F Made in Germany 10, JDK, 237, antique clothing  $1695.

19.5” 1349 Dressel S & H,, brown sleep eyes, HH wig, repainted BJ body $295. 8.5” German BING 1920’s Boy all original, paint as is on head $98. Now $78.50

27” S & H 1039 w/ high forehead on French BJ Body, HH wig, brown stat eyes $595. Now $515.

18.5” Hilda Kestner 237 on 5 piece baby body, blue sleep eyes, original blond mohair wig, head marked: K Made in Germany 14, JDK 237, Ges Gesck 1070, antique clothing, left pinkie repaired $1895.

25” Hilda 245 Baby, brown sleep eyes (rt. 1 glued), Head marked : Q Made in Germany 20, 245 JDK jr, 1914, ©, Hilda, eye chip left eye $2195.

15.5” K * R 115A on toddler body, blue sleep eyes, mohair wig, wonderful molding $2995. Now $2150.

18” CM Simon & Halbig 949, 3 hole Belton head, blue threaded eyes, stiff wrist body $1495. Now $1095.

18” Simon & Halbig 10 S & H 7 on shoulder plate, kid body marked Holtz Masse w/ extra dress, cape & slip, straw hat, blue sleep eyes, mohair wig, pierced ears, 1 small chip on rim $295.

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24” Kestner 143 w/ beautiful coloring, blue sleep eyes, HH wig, nice body $995. Now $875.

25” K star R 116A on toddler body, blue sleep eyes, HH wig, repainted arms, great face $1595. Now $895.

26” K * R 122 on toddler body, blue sleep eyes, blond HH wig, antique clothing $1095. Now $895.

13” Hilda Kestner 237 @1914 Toddler, brown sleep eyes, brown mohair wig $2150. Now $1725.

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she was included in the doll encyclopedia. Though not perfect, her soft, gentle features and pouty mouth draw you to her and can’t help but cuddle the very sweet doll. She was named Elizabeth... and will be featured in the next Withington Doll auction, August 16, 2018.


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15 inches of elegant beauty, circa 1886 Petite, Rabery and Delphieu’s cabinet size beauty. She has perfect luminescent bisque and coloring. A  fetching dimpled chin and exquisite brown paperweight eyes.  Her precious antique broach says darling, and darling is what she is. Her vintage clothing is superb! Original boots, the dress of ashes of rose taffeta, is trimmed in old ecru lace which is repeated on her straw bonnet. $4700.

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28” Gorgeous DEP Jumeau Chunky French Bebe—Lovely Dress & Wig. Charming! $2100. 24” Rare Glass-eyed Parian Lady in Original dress, great condition, Just Magnificent! $1885. 19” Roulet Et Descamps “Prima Ballerina” Automaton with 5 movements! Works Fabulously! $11,000. 22” Rare Black Cross Parian Lady, All Antique-Superb!—Museum Quality! $1575. 23” Adorable Kammer * Reinhardt All Original Flirty Child—Delightful! $1450.

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Tete Jumeau - 22 1/2”, marked head and body, closed mouth, blue paperweight eyes, dark brown human hair wig, perfect bisque. She has original spring in neck, cork pate, working crier and composition ball jointed body. She has newer clothing. $2995.

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Love those early Raggedys! Many cloth dolls have arrived in the store in the past month! Stop in or call for more information about our recent acquisitions!

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Session #10 In Quest of Originality

Samy Odin and Margaret Kincaid present a new 2 ½ day seminar that helps you to understand what originality means in antique doll matters Guest Presenter: Elizabeth Ann Coleman

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(right before the Gaithersburg Eastern National Doll Show) $695 Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Hotel Your Ecole package includes: • over 16 hours of educational classes and experiences • visits to two legendary private collections: Coleman and Maus-Greer • meals and surprises • early entrance at the Doll Show on November 31, 2018 For details contact Margaret G. Kincaid (646) 709-4340 265 Forest Street, Bradford, NH 03221 Antique DOLL Collector

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Off To The Movies


ometimes movies affect what we buy. So we predict an upsurge in interest in certain bears and toys this fall. Why? Because movie tie-ins affect doll and toy sales, and because there is a new Winne-the-Pooh movie coming next month. Steiff, Merrythought, R John Wright and many others have been inspired to do themed editions on different interpretations of this story. Some are shown here. Just a little research will show how an item – including a doll or toy becomes super-desirable because it is associated with a household name brand. The classic example for this is the Winnie-the-Pooh franchise, which belongs to Disney. The well beloved chronicles of Pooh were written by AA Milne in the 192Os, creating a Pooh legacy that keeps on giving all around the world up to this day. A. A. Milne wrote his children’s stories and created characters beginning in 1923 in England. He named the central character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher Robin’s toy bear is now on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City. Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian black bear he often saw at London Zoo, and “Pooh”, a swan they had met while on holiday. In the books, Christopher Robin’s teddy bear, Edward, is also called Pooh Bear. (The teddy bear made his character début in A. A. Milne’s poem, “Teddy Bear” in the edition of 13 February 1924 of Punch, and the same poem was published in Milne’s book of children’s verse When We Were Very Young in November 1924) The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger also were incorporated into Milne’s stories.Two more characters, Owl and Rabbit, were created by Milne’s imagination, while Gopher was added to the Disney version. The first collection of Pooh stories appeared in the book Winnie-the-Pooh. The Evening News Christmas story reappeared as the first chapter of the book. At the beginning, it explained that Pooh was in fact Christopher Robin’s Edward Bear, who had been renamed by the boy after a black bear at London Zoo called Winnie who got her name from the fact that her owner had come from Winnipeg, Canada. That book was published in October 1926 by the publisher of Milne’s earlier children’s work.  It turns out everyone related to this character. In the Milne books, Pooh is naive and slow-witted, but he is also friendly, thoughtful, and steadfast. Although he and his friends agree that he “has no Brain”, Pooh is occasionally acknowledged to have a clever idea, usually driven by common sense. These include riding in Christopher Robin’s umbrella to

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Pooh in an illustration by E. H. Shepard

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rescue Piglet from a flood, discovering “the North Pole” by picking it up to help fish Roo out of the river, inventing the game of Poohsticks, and getting Eeyore out of the river by dropping a large rock on one side of him to wash him towards the bank. Pooh is also a talented poet, and Milne stories are frequently punctuated by his poems and “hums.” Although he is humble about his slow-wittedness, he is comfortable with his creative gifts. When Owl’s house blows down in a storm, trapping Pooh and Piglet and Owl inside, Pooh encourages Piglet (the only one small enough to do so) to escape and rescue them all by promising that “a respectful Pooh song” will be written about Piglet’s feat. Later, Pooh muses about the creative process as he composes the song. The rights to the Winne-the-Pooh characters are owned by Disney and are estimated to be worth in the billions of dollars. In fact analysts suggest Pooh contributes $3-$6 billion of Disney’s total annual sales of $25 billion. Winniethe-Pooh is second only to Disney’s Princess and Star Wars as the world’s best-selling franchise. Global sales of Pooh merchandise — books, plush toys, T-shirts, potty chairs — have fallen 12% over the last five years, but still account for a staggering $5.5 billion”, according to the New York Times. In a 2014 overview of Disney’s top franchises, CNN wrote “Pooh may have been born in the 1920s in A.A. Milne’s books. But the bear is still going strong via Disney movies and DVD’s. Pooh Bear sells games, stuffed animals, clothing, and even iPhone and iPad apps. Pooh is also a favorite

subject in books from Disney Publishing Worldwide, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books and magazines with more than 700 million products sold each year”. So it comes as no surprise that we can look forward to yet another trip down Pooh’s memory lane when Disney’s Christopher Robin opens in early August. It stars Ewan McGregor as the adult Christopher Robin. He plays a stressed-out grown-up with business worries, living in London with his family. Magically, his old friend, Edward Bear shows up and restores his joy and happiness in life and in his family. There have been many other Pooh pictures, videos, shorts and feature films but this one will, we think, will serve to take those adults who grew up with Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger and the wise and wonderful Pooh, back to a happy time. The film-makers understand the emotional power of a our toys. The relationship of Christopher Robin with Edward and Friends speaks to the enduring power of childhood memories. 50th Anniversary Steiff Pooh

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Researching An Elusive Jumeau Bébé — A Comparison Report on the EJ. A Detective work by Samy Odin


Comparison of the bodies of two “EJ. A” in the author’s collection, size 12 on the left and size 10 on the right.


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ears ago, in the spring of 1986, I attended an auction in France where an exceptional Jumeau bébé was offered for sale. It was by far the most impressive “EJ. A” marked bébé I had ever seen. All original, it carried the size number 10, it had a very pale complexion, enormous enamel blue eyes with spiral threaded decoration, a lambskin wig and an eight-ball-jointed body with very big hands, and it had no blue inscription in the back. I was so fascinated I bid it up, way over my reasonable budget limit. I had still no luck and the bébé went off to another collector. Since that time I waited and waited to find another doll, one with similar characteristics, or at least one that was as exceptional in beauty and rarity as the great specimen I missed back then. Thirty-two years later I finally spotted the “EJ. A 10” of my dreams at a European Doll Show. It was on the stand of a dealer friend of mine and this time I brought the splendid doll home with me. And what was so serendipitous was that I could finally reunite two versions of this rare model. This was because years before I had bought a size 12 that I displayed at Musée de la Poupée-Paris for a quarter of a century. Now, being able to observe these two dolls and compare them “au naturel” I could confirm aspects of their history that I already had suspected in earlier years, clues which shed new light to the existing research published on this type of doll.

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Size 12 on the left and size 10 on the right.

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No marking can be seen on the back of these two bébés, which means they were assembled before the 1878 gold medal.

For a long time the doll community has assumed “EJ. A” models came in two different sizes, but this may not be the case, for in reality, all of those models documented stand the same 26 inches (66/67 cm), no matter if marked 10 or 12! This means the “EJ. A” model exists in one size only - but with two different, and possibly consecutive, markings. According to the evolution of the Jumeau system in numbering the sizes of its bébés, size 10 corresponds to the oldest version and size 12 to the more recent. A confirmation of the difference in age between these two variations of the same bébé comes when looking at the body: several size 10 models that I have examined come with an unmarked Jumeau body articulated with eight loose ball joints and showing extremely big hands, identical to the body seen with the very first Bébé Jumeau Deluxe size 5. On the other hand, all models of size 12 that I have seen come assembled on similar unmarked bodies with finer and longer hands and on slightly younger bodies, bearing the blue ink inscription “Jumeau Médaille d’Or Paris” in the back. This fact sets the date of the manufacturing of the “EJ. A” bébés quite early in the history of the company. Not only is the body of the Deluxe 5 and the earliest “EJ. A 10” bébés identical, their face mold also is very similar. In fact I would not be surprised if it had been created by the same sculptor. I remain convinced that it is the same bébé that first hit the market bearing the size 5 inscription in 1877; and that it then evolved, after a slight mold variation, into the “EJ. A 10” marked bébé, some time between 1877 and 1878, and then finally into the “EJ. A 12” bébé. I doubt this model was kept in production after 1882. The logic in the evolution of a doll line relies on technical facts, combined with the advertising and marketing strategy of a company. So, in order to precisely date an “EJ. A” bébé, one

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needs to examine the head and the body, while keeping in mind the publicity facts. Earlier research connected the “EJ. A” model with an ad published in their catalog by Parisian department store “Au Coin de Rue” dated 1879. In this ad, a couple of Jumeau bébés are pictured fully dressed, but the description states only that they come in two big sizes without mentioning the actual measurements. That connection seems to me inappropriate. I think the department store simply advertised the two biggest sizes made by Jumeau of the “Bébé Incassables Perfectionnés” (Perfected Unbreakable Bébé) series. They were fully costumed and sold for 33 FF and 37 FF, while other smaller bébés from the same line were offered for a price that was sensibly lower (between 11,75 FF and 23 FF), since they came wearing only a simple chemise (see Theimer/Theriault “The Jumeau Book,” page 277). I am of the opinion that all of the Jumeau dolls offered in this catalog correspond to what we describe today as “Second Series Portrait.” Sometimes, the “EJ. A” model is seen with no marking at all, except for the size number. Are these intermediate examples to fit between the Deluxe series and the marked “EJ. A” series or are they later models from the Jumeau Triste years? I don’t know, and I haven’t seen enough of those unmarked specimens to be able to make any statement about their age. Another feature that helps dating this type of doll more precisely is the eyes’ cut. The earlier models had elongated almond eye-cuts, almost like a Deluxe bébé, while more recent specimens show a rounder eye-cut and a rosier complexion. Usually, the eye-cut complements the shape of the mouth - earlier models

Example of the shape of the hand on the “EJ. A 12” model, with longer fingers.

Close up for the “EJ. A 12” bébé. Note the smiling expression and the slightly rounder brown eyes and a rosier complexion.

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Mademoiselle Jumeau still wears what the author thinks is its factory original deep blue velvet and tartan silk ensemble. The shoes and socks also look original. Note that though the head is marked 10 the perfectly fitting shoe bears the 12 inscription. The straw hat is antique but doesn’t look factory original.

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The intensity in the eyes of this early bébé is remarkable.

have a more hieratic expression, with fine lips, while later models have fuller lips with a more smiling expression. The use of a metal spring can also help to date these dolls. Earlier models have no metal spring in the head while those assembled around 1878 and later all bear the spring assembling system. Finally, wigs and clothing, when truly factory original, can suggest a more precise time frame. All of the hair-dos and clothes I have seen on “EJ. A” models, when original, date from the late 1870s to the early 1880s and follow a 4 to 5 years production period. A fascinating document recently surfaced on the market and was bought by a private collector in Italy. She agreed to share it with us for this article. It is an antique “carte de visite” portrait photo showing a bébé “EJ. A” together with a Long Face Jumeau (Claudia Marchisio collection). This picture is, from my point of view, the perfect summary of the radical change in the Jumeau offering, during the earliest 1880s. The stellar “EJ. A” model is here pictured with the new top of the line Bébé Jumeau that we call a Long Face model or Triste. And as is usual with Jumeau’s strategy, the good old time classic doll (in this case the “EJ. A”) was still produced when a new bébé was introduced to the market (namely the Triste).

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Deluxe Portrait bébé by Jumeau in size 5, holding a size 1 Cartouche bébé. Former Odin collection. Photo shows the same hand shape seen on both the Deluxe 5 and the EJ. A 10 model. Below: Exceptional antique photo by showing both an “EJ. A” and a “Triste” bébé around 1881.

Depending on how successful the new product was, the old one was discontinued or kept in the production. In the case of the “EJ. A”, I think it was discontinued shortly after the Jumeau Triste came along, possibly during the winter of 1881/1882. This dating clue is confirmed by the provenance of this antique photo, originally featured in the Beryl Vosburg Photographica collection, auctioned off by SAS in England on May 3, 2018. The author wishes to express his gratitude to Patrizia Martini Nicotra and to Claudia Marchisio. He can be reached via email at

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About Face!

a happy surprise group of dolls By Linda Holderbaum

Looking like we might be ready to go into a tantrum, the “mad” or “crying” face has a wonderful expression.

The smiling face on the 15-inch two faced doll. Each face has glass eyes and open/closed mouth. A narrow wig divides the two faces, which turn using a pull cord on the side.

Two multi-faced dolls, both probably produced by Carl Berger in the 1890s. The taller, 15-inch, doll has a socket head on a composition torso. The arms are composition to the elbow and the legs to just above the calf. It has a cloth torso. Berger also made threefaced dolls with black, mulatto and white faces.


ometimes called “surprise dolls” these novel dolls, with two or three different faces molded on the same head, or made topsy turvy with a head on each end of the body, offer the opportunity for a surprise or at least a laugh. There must have been interesting discussions with the doll designers when makers were trying to determine which expressions to use for these charmers. Dolls with two or three faces on the same head first began to be made in the 1860s. Companies with patents to produce such dolls included Max Frederick Schelhorn, Fritz Bartenstein and Carl Bergner, all of Germany. Occasionally multi-faced dolls were produced at later time periods as novelties.


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The two cords which rotate the heads are located on the side of the doll, underneath the clothing. One cord may have been for a crier.

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The smaller, 11-inch, doll from the previous page, is a socket head with composition shoulder plate and arms and legs that are composition from the mid-calf down. The body is cloth. In the Ultimate Book of Dolls by Caroline Goodfellow it states that this doll may have been made by Simon and Halbig for Berger in the 1890s. Here is the sleeping face.

The body is stamped on the back CB which stands for Carl Berger.


The seam line is barely visible as the head is turned to the next face.

A fussy crying face has tears molded on the face, the eyes are glass and the mouth is molded open/closed.

This doll has one pull-cord on the left side.

opsy-turvy dolls, designed with a different head on each end of a jointed body, were also popular. PapiĂŠr machĂŠ, composition, bisque, celluloid and cloth have been used. Patterns were available for making your own doll and often those hand-made dolls have a wonderful quality all their own. Considered novelties by the manufacturers--I am sure these dolls were wonderful for little girls to play with, offering a chance to give your doll a different personality or history depending on the play situation and on the imagination.

A smiling face greets us with the last turn. She also has blue glass eyes and slight smile on her face.

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The bisque shoulder head on the white baby has a bisque shoulder head with glass eyes and closed mouth. She has bisque arms to the elbow.

The black head is a shoulder head made of a composition type material with painted features. She also has composition arms to the elbow.

This two-headed baby is 7-inches long from head to head, 10 inches with the skirts included. One end has a Caucasian head and there is an African-American head on the other. It is dated to circa 1895.

The reverse is the white face. This 12-inch, cloth topsy-turvy doll was produced by Albert Bruckner for Horsman’s Babyland Rag doll series between 1901 and 1924. The mask faces are glued onto a cloth body. A version with a teddy bear at one end and a rag doll on the other end was shown in the April 1907 issue of Playthings. 30

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The black mask head on the Bruckner doll is seen here.

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From 1910 Butler Brothers Wholesale Christmas Catalog, this ad is for a topsy turvy doll. The description reads: “13 in. darkey head natural eyes, woolly hair, red lips, bandana costume, reversed white baby, natural eyes and hair, exposed teeth, figured dress lace trimmed cap. ½ doz in box for $1.90.” Courtesy of Illustrated Price Guide to 1500 American Collector Dolls, Book I by Westbrook-Ehrhardt.

These “Double-Head Dolls” were included in this 1895 Butler Brothers ad. Fourteen inches long, the dolls have “natural glass eyes, 2 styles of dress, one darkey head and the other a bisque head with pretty baby face and lace cap.” They sold for $2.05 per dozen.

A “Reversible Rag Doll” is showcased in this 1903 Montgomery Ward & Company catalog. The lithographed faces are “laughing and crying…with hair bangs, neatly made clothing and sun bonnets. Full-length 12 ¼ ins. Baby’s friend and should be in every household…Each 50c.” The laughing/crying version is harder to find than the example shown here.

Looking closely at the crying face shows the printed features and hair

This delightful Chocolate Drop was produced in 1923 by Georgene Averill. Designed by Grace Drayton, the creator of Dolly Dingle, she was Dolly’s best friend. She is 11-inch doll, all cloth with a cryer box in the stomach. Unfortunately you can’t just turn her face around to change her expression. You have to undress her and turn her completely around.

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Soozie Smiles, the Surprise Baby was produced in 1923 by the Ideal Toy Company. Standing 16-inches tall, it was offered as a subscription premium in the January 1923 Needlecraft Magazine and also in the November 1923 issue of Today’s Housewife. The head and hands are composition on a cloth body. Soozie is missing her hat, which would have helped hide this seam and also the head that was not in use. She has painted features and hair.

This ad from a 1923 Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog shows Soozie. It mentions that Soozie had two faces and two voices. This reprint is from Twentieth Century Dolls by Johana Gast Anderton.


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An ad from the next year, 1924, shows changes to Soozie—a change in costume and sleep eyes for the smiling face. The ad mentions the “Queen Mary of England had her picture taken holding Soozie Smiles because she liked the baby with two faces.” This reprint is also from Twentieth Century Dolls by Anderton.

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The seam line dividing the two faces is seen here.

This small all-bisque baby is 4 ½-inches and is marked MADE IN JAPAN. It was probably produced in the 1930s or 1940s. All bisque, it is jointed at neck, shoulders and hips. One face is crying. The other side is sleeping.

This hard-to-find 13-inch celluloid girl has two faces—happy and sad. She is pictured in A Century of Celluloid Dolls by Shirley Buchholtz but there is no information as to her origin. She has light brown hair and a cloth body with a wooden torso. The smiling face has side-glancing painted eyes. Her sad face uses the same face mold as the happy face. She is all original and here you can even see the intentional pronounced bend in her knees. The sad face is painted with half-open eyes and the red mouth is just painted over the molded smiling face. The entire head turns and the hair and hat turn with the head so the head not in use is not hidden. Antique DOLL Collector

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Cloth topsy turvy dolls have been produced for many years and by many cultures. This example is 12 inches long and shows white and black versions with embroidered features on both dolls. Whether made by a mother for her daughter or a little girl herself, these cloth versions can be interesting additions to a collection. The white face is a very simple pioneer-looking doll. The black face has white thread creating the features. Sewn to the underside of this doll is a tag that reads: MONA/Age 84 yrs.”

One more handmade cloth topsy turvy, 12 ½-inches long. It is difficult to date these cloth dolls, particularly because, if played with, they can “age” quickly and also because it is easy to make fabric look old through various dyeing techniques. This doll is probably from the 1950s. Both heads use buttons for the eyes and embroidered features. The black doll has black yarn used for her hair and a downturned red mouth. The white doll has yellow yarn hair, button eyes and also a downturned mouth. Apparently it just was not a happy doll at all! 34

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Precious Playmates and Lovely Lolly-Pop Dolls by Virga by Donna W. Brown

Playmate Susan P-808, non-walker in felt Dutch girl hat, 1955

hat makes a young girl, standing in a toy store, reach out and grasp one doll over all the others? Is it the taffeta dress, shiny curls or the flowers in her hair? Every doll manufacturer throughout history has asked that question and sought to rise above their competitors. Rosemary Beehler, the creator of Virga Dolls of Beehler Arts Limited, was no different. Beehler founded her New York City doll company in the late 1940s and personally signed the brochure that was placed in each box. Virga’s first dolls were storybook and nursery rhyme characters marketed in 1949. They were 5-inch display dolls made of hard plastic with stationary legs, painted eyes and attached clothing. Beehler’s 1951 brochure promised, “I will keep you pleasantly surprised with new characters from time to time.” The company kept its word by regularly introducing new lines of dolls each year. In 1954, Virga introduced their first toddler doll with the name Playmate Series. The dolls were chubby, 7 ½ or 8 inches tall and strung so that the arms, legs and head could be posed. Playmates had sleepy eyes, straight legs, Dynel wigs that were either braided or curled and the brochure stated that the hair could be shampooed, set and combed. The dolls were unmarked but identifying characteristics are feet that are T-strap molded shoes and 2nd and 3rd fingers that are bend and connected. The Playmate dolls were similar to many other 8-inch toddler dolls sold in the 1950s but were low to moderately priced. Vogue’s Ginny doll had been a pioneer in the toddler market and other companies were copying the style, though Ginny’s clothing was of higher quality. Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls had Muffie, Fortune sold Pam with a similar body and head of Virga’s Playmates, A & H Doll Manufacturing Company sold GiGi and Cosmopolitan Toy Company had the very popular Ginger. Antique DOLL Collector

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Playmate walker wearing Dinner Dress P-822, 1957 and Orchid Lolly-Pop doll, 1955

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Virga offered two lines of Playmates in 1954. The regular Playmate Series used dolls with curled hair, dressed in unassuming removable cotton dresses and wore tie on fabric hats. Shoes were plastic with a molded bow. There were twelve Playmate dolls in 1954 and each one was given a number and a girl’s name like Juliet and Mamie. The dressed dolls sold for $1.98 while sperate outfits sold for 99 cents each. Six DeLuxe Playmates were sold in 1954 with braided hair, more intricate embellishments on their dresses and included accessories like skates, lace pinafores, straw hats and skis. The DeLuxe Playmates were also named after girls, wore the same shoes and sold for $2.49. In 1955 the DeLuxe line increased to twelve dolls and expanded the types of outfits to include a nurse and a bride. Some of the dolls had switched from cloth hats to felt Dutch girl hats and outfits that sold separately were labeled Playmate Costumes. Virga continued to keep their promise of surprising their customers by varying their inventory. They added pin hipped walking Playmates and sold Playmates in travel cases with several outfits including pajamas, robe, curlers and a hair brush. Virga also introduced Topsy, a black Playmate doll with braids, print dress and straw hat.

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Bon Voyage case with Playmate walker doll and extra outfit, 1957. Outer view of Bon Voyage case, with metal handle and latch.

The most original series of dolls by Virga was the Lolly-Pop dolls who were identical to the Playmate dolls except they had pastel hair with such colors as aqua, pink, maize and orchid. There were nine different colored wigs and their hair matched their taffeta dresses with pinafore sleeves. Lolly-Pop dolls had flowers in their hair and were extremely popular. The Playmates’ demand continued to increase and in 1957 Virga offered 36 different Playmates, including a tutu wearing Playmate type doll with pointed toes. She was a ballerina named Tiny Twinkle, who often had pastel hair like the Lolly-Pop dolls. The most extreme change came to the Playmates that year when they were given a new look.

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Playmate type doll with pointed toes and Lolly-Pop hair sold as Tiny Twinkle, 1957 with original boxes for Playmates and Lolly-Pop dolls Below: Lolly-Pop doll and Virga doll clothes advertisement from S. & M. Dealer’s Supply Christmas Catalog

In addition to jointed knees, the dolls had a totally new face, identical to the Cosmopolitan Ginger doll, though the bodies, legs and arms remained the same as previous Playmate dolls. The older version doll was also sold that year. In 1957, Virga also redesigned the plain cardboard Playmate box to one with a cellophane window and the price rose to $2.98. The attire was similar to previous years, but Virga added a riding habit, majorette, cowgirl and artist. Playmate dolls also were offered in a Bon Voyage case and in a Littler Traveler case, both with additional outfits. Through the years the Virga doll line expanded and varied but the sentiment printed on the lid of each Playmate box still holds true today, “A Virga doll for little girls, has hair that washes and also curls. A Virga doll to dress and play, the perfect doll to share your day.” 38

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The Mickie Haynes Collection


ickie Haynes had a love for collecting antique dolls and miniatures that was exceeded by few. Over 35 years, she amassed a collection of antique dolls, doll accessories and furniture miniatures while doing shows from California to Maryland. Her favorite shows on the East Coast were the Eastern National Doll Shows, held at the Gaithersburg Fairgrounds. Yet she loved going to Renningers in Kutztown, Pennsylvania to search for unique pieces. Her trips to the East Coast excited her because she nearly always flew into Roanoke, VA, visited her parents and then loaded her dolls in the back of her father’s pickup truck and drove north. On the West Coast, she travelled to California for decades to exhibit primarily at two shows, the AllAmerican Toy Show in Glendale and Angel’s Attic

Grand Traditional Dollhouse This is the largest of the homes Mickie had built. It stands 7 ft. 6 inches tall, 5 ft. 8 in. wide and 28 inches deep. Constructed of birds-eye maple and black walnut woods. All flooring is handmade. Each piece was cut individually and laid by hand. See Building the Houses page for up close photos. Interior rooms are decorated in the theme of the grand Victorian lifestyle. Each room is lined with vintage wallpaper and decorated with Mickie’s favorite antique miniature pieces she collected and saved over the years. Antique DOLL Collector

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Cabinet Dollhouse This dollhouse is an exact copy of an antique dollhouse built in 1870 by Joseph Zumbusch. The dollhouse is comprised of black walnut as was the original. The original house once belonged to Lenore Thomas, a longtime doll and miniature collector. The Joseph Zumbusch house is briefly described in A History of Dolls’ Houses by Flora Gill Jacobs. The houses are 6 ft. tall, 45 inches wide and 21 inches deep. The original house by Joseph Zumbusch is currently in the collection of Sandy Kralovetz--a longtime friend of Mickie’s.

Deacquisition Sale in Santa Monica. Angel’s Attic was her favorite because of the large number of miniatures exhibited.  Mickie was such a fixture there that one year Angel’s Attic changed the weekend of the show because she had a conflict. During her last 20 years, she moved toward collecting miniatures that filled three huge dolls’ houses, which her father, master craftsman Troy Cave, built for her at his home outside of Roanoke in Daleville, Virginia.  Her passion was to fill those houses with what she called “wonderful pieces.” She became a member of the National Association

of Miniature Enthusiasts, exhibited at NAME shows, UFDC shows, the annual national shows and regional shows. It was in the early 1980s that Mickie came to my office and without hardly taking a breath said, “I want money. I’m going to buy a salesman’s sample stove collection from Ralph and Elmer.”  Ralph and Elmer were, of course, Ralph Griffith and Elmer Bell, two names that may just live forever in the doll world.  But, let me back up a little. Mickie’s first store front operation was in a mall on the corner of Camelback Road and Central Avenue in “Uptown” Phoenix, Arizona. Previously, she had been doing doll Antique DOLL Collector

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Cherry Wood Dollhouse This second house Mickie had built is approximately 4 ft. 8 inches tall, but it sits atop a matching table 25 inches in height. Thus, overall height is about 7 1/2 feet. It is 4 feet 4 inches wide and 27 inches deep. The second house is constructed of cherry wood with a cherry finish. It took 3-6 months for Mickie’s father to complete. This house has a matching table made of the same material as the house, just as the Hatherlow house that inspired this home. The Hatherlow house is showcased on the Commercial Houses page of this website. The stained glass inserts were designed by Mickie. She wall-papered this and other two houses herself and created the window curtains from old fabric, lace and trim.

shows around town, with most of her dolls being Armand Marseilles, but with her eye for quality she soon moved on to high-end dolls. Somewhere along the way, Ralph and Elmer had heard there was a new doll dealer in town that they did not know.  (They had a winter home in Apache Junction, a suburb of Phoenix in “The Valley of the Sun”.)  So, they visited her.  It was the start of a mutually beneficial relationship.  Sometimes they sold her dolls, sometimes they bought dolls from her, and along the way they mentored her. 42

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The mall experience gave her confidence to open a shop, where she entered the doll world in a grand way. Her store was located on 7th Avenue, just north of Indian School, which is now the heart of the vintage Melrose district in Phoenix. She operated there for ten years. As for the salesman’s sample stove collection, there were eleven.  Mickie flew to Kansas City, made the purchase and started packing them.  Later Elmer told me, “I couldn’t believe it.  She didn’t ask me for a bit of help, just started packing up the stoves.”   To say that Mickie was confident and independent is putting it mildly.

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Andrews House The Andrews House is a hand-made reproduction of an antique French dollhouse by Jacqueline and Joe Andrews of Andrews Miniatures. The Andrews House and the original model are mentioned in the 1976 May issue of “The Miniature Magazine”. Aspects of the original have been superimposed onto this one and the exterior hand-painted. This two-level house consists of stacking units, so that the interior can be changed without removing the front of the house. Measurements: 28 ¾” width at the base, 13 3/8” at base, 24” tall.

During her years of doll shows, exhibits and UFDC conventions, she sold the stoves, and they are now spread around the country. Sandy Kralovetz, another still active avid collector and long-time friend, has one or two.  And, it was Sandy who caused Mickie -indirectly -- to migrate to miniatures. A little known but eclectic collector named Lenore Thomas lived in The Valley.  Somehow she and Mickie connected and became the best of friends.  Lenore owned some fantastic dolls that she bought for a few dollars -- literally -- while living in Paris prior to WWII.  Lenore also collected miniatures and owned an antique dolls’ house built in 1870 by Joseph Zumbusch.

Hatherlow House The Hatherlow House is discussed in the The collector’s History of Dolls’ Houses, Dolls’ House Dolls and Miniatures by Constance Eileen King page 293. This diminutive-size English house in the Victorian style sits on its original 360 degree turning base. Circa 1875, this two-story house has faux-brick on the back opening and ornate woodwork on the front opening with bay windows. There are 4 rooms at each opening with the parlor room open to the other side of the house, and each room has its original paint and its own original carved wood fireplace. The decorated widow’s walk lifts to reveal a locking storage area. This home was the inspiration for the Cherry Wood House, the second large house Mickie asked her father to build. The Hatherlow House came available at auction in the 1990’s, however Mickie was not the winning bidder. The Cherry Wood house was patterned after the Hatherlow house, but much larger. In 2010, The Hatherlow House again came available at auction and Mickie was able to obtain it for her collection. The Hatherlow house measures 26” wide, 47” (including table base) and 20” deep. Antique DOLL Collector

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Lines House A Grand Mansion by George and Joseph Lines, circa 1895-1905. Produced at end of the 19th century this home has three stories, six rooms, three stairwell rooms, six bay windows, two turrets, a balcony and an elaborate front door. These strong architectural features resembled those of many London homes during this same time period. The magnificence of this dolls’ house lies not only in its large size, but in the small details on the exterior three-story bays, front door and balcony to the interior wallpaper. The house facade swings open on hinges two-thirds to the left, o ne-third to the right. Measurements—52 ¾” tall to top of chimney, 40” wide and 22” deep.

Mystery House “Mystery House” circa 1895 sold by F.A.O. Schwartz in the 1890’s. Mystery House is a term used by collectors. This house appears in Flora Gill Jacobs’ book Dolls’ Houses in America and the book: Furnished Dollhouses 1880’s - 1980’s by Diane Zellner and Patty Cooper. The house opens for viewing with two front doors. The front roof also opens to expose the attic area. Measurements—Base depth 20”, base width 32 ½”, Height to chimney 41”.


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When Lenore passed, the house was sold at Withington Auctions, and Sandy Kralovetz bought it. So, Mickie had her father build a replica, which was the first of three huge dolls’ houses that he built.  The replica was built with black walnut as was the original. The Joseph Zumbusch house is briefly described in Flora Gill Jacobs’  “A History of Dolls’ Houses.”  Both houses are 6 ft. tall, 45 inches wide and 21 inches deep. After completion of the replica of the Joseph Zumbusch house, her father built one of cherry wood (pictured with Mickie) and the design was based on the Hatherlow House, architecture that was popular in Victorian England. The Cherry Wood house, which was built of solid cherry, not stained. The Hatherlow is discussed in The Collector’s History of Dolls’ Houses, Dolls’ House Dolls and Miniatures by Constance Eileen King. The last house built by Mickie’s father was of bird’s eye maple, a rare wood. He trimmed the house with black walnut. It was the largest of the three, 7’6” in height, 5’8” wide and 28” deep.  The inspiration for the design of this house is unknown. It is unlikely that dolls’ houses of this magnitude will ever be built again. Undoubtedly, Mickie was drawn to miniatures because of vacations to southern California where we visited Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park and the Motts Miniatures exhibit. Mickie became good friends with Barbara and Elizabeth Mott and later purchased many items from them when their lease was cancelled by new owners of Knott’s. She visited the Motts often and enjoyed spending all day viewing and exploring the miniatures they had created over 60 years. She adored their creativity and treasured many of the pieces she was able to acquire from them, especially wonderful items that Allegra Mott or her husband DeWitt Mott handcrafted. Some of those pieces found residence in the custom houses built by her father. Mickie often talked about creating a virtual museum website to share her passion with others who could not travel to Phoenix. After her passing, her daughter Shannon took to implementing this project and her houses can be seen at Sadly, none of Mickie’s children (or grandchildren) inherited Mickie’s love for miniatures. Her collection will go to auction with Dan Morphy Auctions on October 2-3, 2018 in Denver, Pennsylvania.

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This home is in a mid-state of repair. It is unknown if Mickie purchased it this way or was unable to complete restoration. Measurements—19 ¼” width, 21 ½” depth with front porch steps, 32” tall to chimneys.

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is just waiting to be fully decorated with plants and other miniatures. It would make a wonderfully unusual miniature piece on its own or adjacent to another dollhouse. Measurements - 24” wide x 21.5” High. 16 to 14” in depth.

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A Victorian Childhood by Deborah Bigness

13 inch Smiling Bru preparing to ride her horsehair horse.


or those of us addicted to the collection of French Fashions, our focus extends past the doll. Whether we collect a Bru, Francois Galthier, or German fashion doll, we want more than just the doll. We desire an immersion into the life of that doll with its original owner. That passion leads us to the Victorian era.


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The Victorian era encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria starting in 1837 and extending to 1901 (the year of her death.) It was an era of excess, art appreciation, and the industrial revolution. The industrial revolution is just as it advertised – the introduction of industrial machinery into the manufacturing process. As a result, what once took a day to make by hand now took minutes on a machine. Industrialization led to increased production, decreased prices, and ease of transportation; which led to decreased work weeks, increased wages, and an increase in leisure time – not only for the upper class but, also for the quickly expanding middle class. Where there is a market, there will be production. The Victorian Era brought about a greater appreciation by parents for the life event known as “childhood.” Parents had the time and money to spoil their children – and French Fashion dolls were the epitome of extravagance. Parents saw childhood as an opportunity to teach their children the roles they would assume as adults. Children had never been more cherished than during this time period. Parents desired their daughters to achieve an education that was inclusive of multiple languages, singing, embroidery, introduction to a musical instrument, and scrapbooking. What ever the child was exposed to, so was her dollie. Hand crafted clothing mimicked those of the child, miniature tea sets taught proper etiquette when entertaining, tiny pianos encouraged practice by child and doll alike, and scrapbooking taught the child about organization and book keeping. For a true collector of the French Fashion, it is all about the accessories. Research into fashion provides information regarding clothing styles of that time period, materials used for the clothing; and accompanying pieces such as hats, gloves, shoes, corsets, bustles, and parasols. We look even further into the Victorian lifestyle. How were the homes heated? If by fireplace, then we discover that there were fireplace screens; even handheld fans that allowed an individual to seat themselves close enough to stay warm but, protected them from the intense heat on their faces. Petite vases and porcelain figures adorned the mantels. Family portraits filled walls. How was personal hygiene approached during this time period? Pitcher and bowls and chamber pots were the standard in each bedroom. As well as lice combs; a common malady even among the well-to-do. All of these items are searched for avidly by collectors – in miniature form, of course. What were their forms of entertainment? Theaters and opera houses were at their peak of popularity during the Victorian era. Gilberts

13 inch Smiling Bru and 8 inch China on Promenade.

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8 inch S&H little lady preparing to entertain guests with her violin.

6 inch German all bisque saying her evening prayers.

10 inch S&H candy container shopping with her German dog.

operettas and Oscar Wilde’s comedies, as well as Shakespeare’s plays were all the rage in the theater. Adults regularly attended both. However, for the child, toys substituted for the actual experience. French and German print houses both excelled in the manufacture of miniature “Theatre De La Mode” with hundreds of lithographed backdrops, props, and puppets - often imitating those plays and operas currently popular at the time. These theaters came in various sizes and a collector is indeed fortunate to own one to display with their dolls. Other forms of entertainment and education of the young girl were lessons in singing and musical endeavors; primarily focused on either the piano or harp. Artistic talents, such as 48

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Close up of miniature English playing cards, bone dice and dominoes. 10 inch German Belton and 19 inch German shoulder head playing dominoes with 16 inch German Belton.

landscape painting, were also encouraged. Young women made a living teaching these accomplishments to children in wealthy households. Daughters were expected to entertain their parent’s guests at social gatherings. You will find a Schoenhut piano in almost every doll collection. However, to find a miniature Victorian harp is a rare and valuable accent for that spoiled French Fashion. Every young girl was also expected to be handy with sewing needle. Whether in the art of embroidery, starting with school samplers and expanding to tapestries; or sewing quilts in the company of others - the origin of the quilting circle. Tatting and knotting were advanced talents that were incorporated into their chair covers, bedspreads, and curtains. Collectors enjoy hunting for the miniature doll quilts, often handmade by their original owners; and tatted coverlets to complete their canopy beds. Outdoor activities were encouraged for young girls. Fresh air and exercise were considered necessary for good health. Ice skating, croquet, promenades, archery, horseback riding and even hunting were common sports experienced by the Victorian youth. Table top croquet sets can be easily found, as well as ice skates and costumes sewn solely for a promenade or “walk in the park.” Accessories for archery and horseback riding are a bit more difficult to obtain. Miniature bows have been recreated by miniature artists (or borrowed from American Indian dolls of that time period.) Expert seamstresses have researched and reproduced incredible copies of riding habits worn by accomplished riders. Many doll collections own mohair horses on wheels – some with actual bellows providing a voice for the horse - allowing the child to seat their dollies on their own steeds.

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13 inch German shoulder head with miniature painting of a harbor.

Another hobby prominent during the Victorian period was scrapbooking. Scrapbooking is defined in the 1854 Oxford English Dictionary as “a blank book in which pictures, newspaper clippings, and the like are pasted for preservation.” The scrapbook can be traced back to the “commonplace” book in the 8th century. A commonplace book was used to record herbal remedies, prayers, proverbs, etc. By the 18th century these books contained printed material, paintings, poems, lesson plans, etc. By the 19th century, lithography provided an inexpensive means to advertise. As a result, greeting cards, trade cards used to advertise coffee, soap, corsets, etc – and scrap was produced cheaply and extensively. The prints were colorful and often humorous – encouraging them to be saved and cherished. A scrapbook was collected by almost every woman and child from 1880 – 1920. They taught a child about timelines, organization, and a method for documentation of personal memories and events. For collectors of that time period, scrapbooks are of historical significan ce, depicting the morals and products used in everyday Victorian life. Colorful die cut scrap was sold in sheets and was used as a filler between the trade cards and greeting cards in a scrapbook. This scrap, in doll collecting, can most commonly be found on our doll trunks and “scrap” Christmas ornaments that were generally handmade by women and children. Occasionally, miniature scrapbooks can be found, handcrafted by little mothers for their precious dolls. However, one cannot discuss the Victorian Era without discussing the moral driving force – the Christian Church. The Victorian Era is often referred to as the “Age of Puritanism.” It was the most religious society the world has ever known. Sunday service was not an option but, rather, demanded. The Christian church dictated the societal morals of the Victorian Age. The teachings of the church had its say in politics, sex, and cultural morality. Women were perceived as the “weaker sex.” Their goal in life was to marry, manage a household, and complement their husbands in society. So, despite the “coddling” of the young girls in Victorian society, their life goals were limited to that dictated by society – and the church. Overall, delving into the history of the Victorian era gives us a better appreciation for our French Fashion dolls and the life they lived with their original owners. It also allows us to provide an environment that complements these dolls, accessorizing with original implements used in their daily lives. Research, on behalf of our doll collection, enriches our own lives with an education regarding the development of culture and the history of our own ancestors. Resources: The library of Birmingham,, Victoriana magazine Antique theater backdrops provided by Dick Tickal

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A Sweet Tooth For Candy Containers By Elizabeth K. Schmahl andy! Candy! Candy! Perhaps one of the most delightful aspects of childhood is the joy upon a child’s face when they receive a sweet and delicious treat. The first cool burst from a peppermint or the first drop of maple sugar on the palate can bring about a beaming smile from ear to ear. To a child, a candy indulgence is possibly the closest thing to heaven. And perhaps there is even a small let-down after the candy is eaten… it’s all gone, the rush is over… if only that happy moment would last longer. One can assume that candy containers were created to solve this dilemma for a child. A candy container added an extra element of surprise and gave a child the lingering pleasure of playing with the toy in which the candy was packaged. It must have been pure bliss for a child to receive a candy container – a double dose of not only a delectable surprise but also the desirable packaging of an exquisite doll, a fashionable hatbox, a miniature violin case, or a real fur dog. The true origin of candy containers is difficult to pinpoint, however, most commercial candy containers of collectible value likely originated in Germany. Many of the early German candy container companies made their wares using a mix of flour and paste. Later, papier mache was introduced and pressed into molds. St. Nicholas (“Belsnickel”) and Easter bunnies were longstanding popular themes for German candy container companies. As for candy container dolls, most of the German doll bisque parts were made by companies such as Armand Marseille, Goebel, Heubach, Kestner, and the like. The parts obtained from these companies were assembled into candy containers as a cottage industry and sold expensively. In the cottage industry home, the entire family, including children, would help in the fabrication of the candy containers. According to “Candy Containers” by Wendy Kolar-Mullen, “Imagining small children working long hours, making toys, dolls and candy containers, never having the time to play with them or the money to buy them, invokes a feeling of the darkest irony.” Sadly, therefore, only very well-to-do children had the luxury of receiving candy containers as gifts. Candy container dolls were often lavishly costumed. This German 14” tall bisque dolly face candy container (left) is dressed in her original green pleated 52

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dress with lace trim and cream-colored silk ribbon. She wears her fancy winter mohair hat, cape, and matching muff. Her tubular center reveals her candy container compartment. Her composition legs are beautifully painted with bright blue boots with gold painted accents as she stands on a base covered with mica to represent snow. Her clothes are sewn on (as many of the candy container dolls are), so it is often impossible to view the mark on the head, although, she was likely made by a company such as Armand Marseille. This German closed-mouth candy container pair (right) is dressed ready for a maritime adventure. The boy and girl measure 10” tall and are dressed in matching sailor uniforms. The dolls separate at the waist to reveal their candy container inside their torsos. Their outfits are made of a soft blue felt with cording trim, brass buttons, and poms on the leather shoes. The dolls have a bisque head simply marked, “103” on the back. They are assumed to be German, possibly made by Kestner. This wonderfully costumed Germanbisque head doll marked by Schoenau & Hoffmeister stands 7” tall on top of a candy container box and is dressed as a French Marquis. (right) He wears his wealthy pink coat with long tails in the back and matching pants, his costume full of frills and lace. He has a felt bicorn hat and beautifully painted slippers on his wooden feet. This gentleman of nobility can certainly afford to comfortably warm himself by his candy container fireplace, relaxingly drink from his candy container whiskey bottle, and leisurely read from his candy container books. The candy containers that surround him were especially popular during the Victorian era. Often made in Germany, these small candy containers doubled as small toys or served as Christmas ornaments. For example, the white cardboard stove has little metal doors that dolly can really open. The whiskey bottle has its original silk ribbon to hang on dolly’s feather Christmas tree. Antique DOLL Collector

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This 8” tall German candy container doll is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, standing next to her 4” tall wolf on her way to Grandma’s house (left). Both characters are nailed to a wooden base. Little Red’s bisque head peeks out from under her felt cape and she has composition arms and legs. Her candy container is hidden inside her torso under her red dress with gold buttons, gold trim, and a white apron. She carries her little basket of treats for Grandma. The wolf is covered in grey mohair with glass eyes. One would assume this candy container was likely very pricey being that she came with her wolf extra. Both are nailed to a wooden base. Candy container dolls were made in a wide variety of styles and themes and seemed to be created not only for girls, but also for boys. This sporty Germany head 9” tall boy is all suited up to go to bat at the big baseball game (bottom left). He wears a cotton striped shirt, baseball knickers, a felt baseball cap, and his wooden hands hold a wooden baseball bat. His wooden legs wear painted black cleats. Hidden inside his hollow tummy, a lucky boy would find a delicious treat. Next to him is a miniature dollsized ping-pong table candy container, complete with a net, a felt table surface, and two paddles. At his feet are three small German football candy containers – one tin, one paper pulp, and one cardboard, toys any boy would enjoy. Almost anything could be added to embellish the candy container doll: buttons, ribbon, Dresden paper, feathers, crepe paper, trims, etc. This German bisque head doll is 9” tall and simply marked 1/0 and has been dressed in crepe paper clothing with green thread buttons and green stockings to represent an Irish girl (top right). She has red curly mohair. She also opens at the midline. She stands next to two candy container miniature hats, just the right size for doll accessories.


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Certainly Germany was not the only manufacturer of candy container dolls. In France, candy container bisque dolls were made with heads by companies such as Francois Gautier, Barrois, and Lanternier. This stylish 15� tall French Fashion doll candy container has a bisque head and arms and was likely made by Barrois in the late 1800s (above right). Her style differs slightly in that the bottom half of her body under her skirt is the candy container compartment; hence, she has no legs. She wears an exquisite burgundy velvet riding coat embellished with

heavy cording and a matching hat. Another lovely French Fashion doll candy container is this 14� tall doll with a bisque head by Francois Gautier (below). She has a radiant face with pierced ears and gorgeous blue eyes accented by the royal blue of her silk dress. She wears a wool stole hat, and muff. Her candy container comprises the bottom half of her body under her dress. Her white fur salon dog and French black lithographed cardboard boulle style dresser trimmed with brass findings are also both candy containers, perfect props for her dressing chamber.

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This French bisque candy container doll is tending to her candy store as her candy container dog begs under the table (left). She measures 11” high and is marked, “UNIS FRANCE 60”. Her candy shop is full of bonbons, peppermints, cakes, and cookies. She has a red straw hat and a red and white striped dress lined with red velvet trim and a matching sash. She has composition limbs and leather shoes. She separates at the torso. France was well-known for fabricating candy container fur-covered dogs, cats, horses, and other animals (as well as Germany and Japan). In this picture, French candy container dogs play with their Japanese candy container gold foil balls (left center). They are fur-covered with glass eyes and their heads detach to reveal the candy container inside. They are perfect companions to their doll masters. Military themes were also very common among both French and German candy container makers. This 9” German bisque head doll is dressed as an Italian soldier decorated with ribbons in the colors of the flag of Italy (bottom left). He is marked with an overlapping “W” and “C” and “120”, the markings of the William Goebel company. He opens at the midriff. He is surrounded by a


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variety of perfect doll-scale candy containers – his clock, his radio, his postal box, his Bible, and his barrel. Proudly holding his French flag, this 14” tall patriotic French general is marked, “LORRAINE No A.L.E. Cie” and was made by the doll company Lanternier et Cie from Limoges, France (left). His cylindrical center candy container hides under his double-breasted felt uniform. His uniform is decorated with gold buttons, red felt epaulets and cuffs and a red and white belt with metal buckle. He has tall leather boots and shows off his WWI medal in his hand. His hand-painted facial features include a distinct and refined moustache, a trend popular with French generals at this time. French candy containers were very also popular with tourists to France. Popular themes included the French sailor hat candy containers (above). The hats were blue with the traditional red pom-pom on the top and the decorated with a name of a town in France. The hats could easily double as a doll’s sailor hat. Musical instruments were another frequent theme in candy container creations (right). This group of instruments shows off French and German guitars, a mandolin, a banjo, a violin in its case, and a Steinway piano. They all contained candy at one time. All are fantastic sizes that are perfect for dolls to use to play their melodies.

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Suitcases, hatboxes, and trunks were immensely desirable candy containers as they easily doubled as accessories for a doll after the tasty treat was eaten (above). This beautiful lady traveler is a French candy container and made by the “Confiserie (Confectionery) de Marly� in Paris. Her head and arms are made of wax and her candy container is in her skirt. She is trimmed in furs, lace, and rickrack, ready for her travels on the train. She is surrounded by her candy container trunks, suitcases, and hatboxes for her train travel. She certainly does not travel light. Another niche for candy container collectors included not only cardboard but glass candy containers. Most of these were German and Japanese and created in the first half of


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the 20th century. They are frequently found with their candy still inside. Because most of them are miniatures of humansized items, they can make great doll accessories such as these glass telephones and cardboard telephones (above). Candy containers not only were made as dolls and toys, but also miniature doll furniture. In this scene, the furniture pieces in the room are all dollhouse-sized candy containers (below). At the sides of the room, two faux wood cardboard pianos sit decorated with Dresden paper, waiting for dolly to play the paper lithograph keys. In the backdrop is a faux rose wood candy container armoire with a real glass mirror and gold painted trim. Standing next to that is a three-drawer candy container bureau painted black,

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gold, and blue with little metal knobs. In the foreground is a small candy container desk decorated with Victorian scrap. Each piece of furniture ranges from 3-5” tall and is a mix of German and French in origin. Candy could even be purchased inside miniature buildings. In the photo above, each 4-5” tall building is a candy container box that doubles as either a small dollhouse or church. These little houses made perfect “dollhouses” for a larger doll to use. No special occasion would be complete without a candy container gift. When a baby was born, perhaps one would gift a candy container stork, baby shoe, or candy-filled doll baby bottle. Perhaps a candy container such as this French

composition head sweetheart would be a beautiful gift for a baptism (above left). In France, little girls who celebrated their First Communion might receive a candy container dressed in Communion attire (above). This grouping depicts three French candy container Communion dolls of all of differing materials – a celluloid, a bisque, and a wax head doll. All have candy containers hiding under their beautiful white gowns. Certainly some of the more magical times in a child’s life are holidays, a time when gift-giving is at its peak. It stands to reason, therefore, that candy container themes covered every possible holiday. In the spring, for example, the Easter Antique DOLL Collector

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Bunny might have brought this 11� tall German bisque candy container dressed in a bunny costume (above). The doll has its original pink dress with lace trim and gold buttons and wears her matching hat with pink bunny ears. On her back is a basket with Easter grass inside. Easter candy containers consisted of a multitude of styles: tin eggs, papier mache eggs, chickens, bunnies, baskets, carts, baby chicks, etc. At Halloween, a child might receive a candy container such as this red crepe paper box with a small allbisque penny doll dressed as a fortune-teller witch on the top (below). Jack-o-lantern candy containers were created for Halloween and turkeys for Thanksgiving, doll-sized


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sweetheart boxes for Valentine’s Day, patriotic 4th of July items such as these candy container hats and axe), and of course, countless container variations for Christmas from sleds to Santa boots and lanterns. Although today one may not think of chocolate as a luxury, one must remember that in the 1800s and early 1900s, chocolate was an expensive and rare treat and not something in which children could always indulge. Even more special were the chocolate chromolithograph metal containers designed and sold as toys. Perhaps the most famous companies that began this trend were the German company Stollwerck and the French company

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Chocolat Menier. During the latter half of the 1800, the Stollwerck company was instrumental in creating some of the first vending machines to market their chocolate bars. By 1890, these vending machines were present in many different countries and their success led to the creation of smaller toy versions such as this small blue doll-sized Stollwerck tin bank courtesy of Theriault’s (above). The metal chromolithographed vending machines were banks whereby one would insert a coin and a delicious chocolate could be removed. During this same time period, the French businessman Jean Antoine Brutus Menier was one of the largest chocolate producers in France. In 1895, he and his son formed the Chocolat Menier company and created their

own version of miniature chocolate banks like the kiosks on the streets of Paris (above). Known as a “tirelire” (ie, piggy bank), these chocolate kiosks were made of painted steel with miniature advertisements for the Chocolat Menier. These little kiosks are considered among the first advertising toys in France and are perfectly scaled props for dolls. Candy containers have been and will continue to be a joy for children. No childhood gift could possibly be better than one where the packaging was just as enjoyable as what was inside. Toys and candy, together as one! As Dylan Lauren (daughter of Ralph Lauren) so eloquently stated, “Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever.” Antique DOLL Collector

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50 Select Exhibitors! The Best in Antique & Collectable Dolls • Toys • Teddy Bears • Miniatures & More • Doll Repair • Free Parking 11am-4pm $7 Red Lion, 11211 Main St., Bellevue WA 98004 I-405 Exit 12 SE 8th St - West SE 8th, Rt at 112th Contact Info: Lisa Pepin, 206-362-8723,

Maquoketa Doll Show

Sunday September 9, 2018 Maquoketa, Iowa 9am to 3pm - $5 Early Bird 8am - $10

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35th Annual Doll Show & Sale September 15, 2018 9 AM to 3 PM


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Adults $5 Children 6-12 $1, Under 6 Free Door Prizes • Silent Auctions For more information contact Donna Brown at 901-377-5796 or email Cheryl Maynard at 662-512-0189 or email

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Wichita Doll Show Saturday, September 29, 2018

10 am-4 pm Holiday Inn, 549 S Rock Road, Wichita, KS Antique, Vintage, Modern, BJD, Paper Dolls, Accessories, Fabric, Teddy Bears, Miniatures, etc. BAPS book signing, Exhibit Admission $4, children under 10yrs. free Email: Contact: Nancy Moore, 316-210-7628

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Calendar of Events

Send in your Free Calendar Listing to: Antique Doll Collector, c/o Calendar, P.O. Box 239, Northport, New York 11768 or Email: If you plan on attending a show, please call the number to verify the date and location as they may change.


4/21‑10/7/18 ~ Switzerland. Costumes of Venetian Carnival balls. Spielzeug Welten Museum.


2‑3 ~ Newark, OH. Antique, Modern & Artist Doll Auction. McMasters Harris. 740‑877‑5357. 4‑5 ~ Archbold, OH. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Sauder Village Founders Hall. Dawn Hauter. 800‑590‑9755. 11 ~ Clackamas, OR. Doll Show. Monarch Hotel. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775‑348‑7713. 11 ~ Huntsville, AL. Doll Show. Twickenham Doll Cub. Jaycees Building. Sonya Heim. 256‑585‑5436. 256‑585‑5436. 12 ~ Buena Park, CA. Doll Show. Holiday Inn. Sherrie Gore. 310‑386‑4211. 15‑16 ~ Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Withington Auctions. 603‑478‑3232. 16‑18 ~ Syracuse, NY. Teddy Bear Conference. Cindy Malchoff. 518‑562‑4076. 18 ~ Schertz, TX. Doll Show. Schertz Civic Center. Dorothy Meredith. 830‑606‑5868. 19 ~ Strongsville, OH. Doll & Bear Show. Holiday Inn. Eileen Green. 440‑283‑5839. 26 ~ Bellevue, WA. Doll Show. Red Lion Hotel. Antique Doll & Toy Market. Lisa Pepin. 206‑362‑8723. 26 ~ Dedham, MA. Doll & Bear Show. Holiday Inn Boston. Wendy Collins. 603‑969‑1699. 26 ~ North Mankato, MN. Doll Show. Best Western. Lady Slipper Doll Club. Carolyn Christopherson. 952‑873‑4489. 26 ~ Fort Wayne, IN. Doll Show. Fort Wayne Armory. Sharon Napier. 586‑731‑3072.


1 ~ Westampton, NJ. Doll Auction. Crescent Shrine. 700 Highland Dr. Sweetbriar Auctions. Dorothy Hunt. 410‑275‑2213. 1‑2 ~ Wichita, KS. Doll Show. Double Tree. Jenny & Scott Raymond. 316‑288‑0348. 2 ~ Ft. Wayne, IN. Doll Show. Ft. Wayne Armory. Doll Show Productions. 586‑731‑3072. 3 ~ Flint, MI. Doll Show. Dom Polski Hall. Flint Barbie & Fashion Doll Club. 810‑639‑2353. 8 ~ Alexander, NY. Doll Show. Alexander Firemen’s Rec Hall. Linda. 585‑482‑0835. 8 ~ Knoxville, TN. Doll Show. Bridgewater Place Event Center. Jackie Stone. 828‑505‑2287. 8 ~ San Diego, CA. Doll Show. LaMesa Women’s Club. Delightfull Dolls of So. CA. Barbara Whyte. 8 ~ West Chester/Cincinnati, OH. Doll Show. EnterTRAINment Junction Expo Room. Queen City Beautiful Doll Club. Margie Schultz. 513‑207‑8409.

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9 ~ Canada. Doll Show. The Sunbridge Hotel & Conference Center. Maple Leaf Doll Club. Bev. 519‑222‑4739. 9 ~ Maquoketa, IA. Doll Show. Centerstone Inn & Suites. Sherryl Newton. 12‑13 (Rescheduled to Oct 2‑3) ~ Denver, PA. Antique Dolls, Dollhouses & Miniatures Auction. Morphy Auctions. 877‑968‑8880. 15 ~ Burbank, CA. Doll Show. St. Francis Xavier Church ‑ Holy Cross Hall. Jewel City Doll Club. Dene Alcott. 818‑248‑4862. 15 ~ Cordova, TN. Doll Show. Cordova Community Center. Southern Belles Doll Club. Donna Brown. 901‑377‑5796. 15 ~ Grand Forks, ND. A Shirley Temple Luncheon. Hilton Garden Inn. Northern Red River Valley Doll Club. Kim Resnslow. 701‑741‑2431. 15 ~ Las Cruces, NM. Doll Show. Scottish Rite Temple. Dona Ana Doll Club. Glora Sanders. 575‑523‑1413. 15 ~ Memphis, TN. Doll Show. Cordova Community Center. Southern Belles Doll Club. Donna Brown. 901‑377‑5796. 15 ~ Roseville, CA. Doll & Bear Show. Placer County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775‑348‑7713. 15 ~ Spencer, NC. NC “Antique & Modern” Italian Doll Luncheon. Sales & Doll Museum Tour. 704‑762‑9359. 19 ~ New Orleans, LA. Doll Convention. Harrah’s. Karen. 763‑634‑2614. 21‑22 ~ Golden, CO. Doll Show. Jefferson County Colorado Fairgrounds. Lorella Farmer. 303‑988‑8591. 22 ~ Spokane, WA. Doll Show. Country Homes Christian Church. Spokane Falls Dolls UFDC Club. Penny Zarneski 509‑327‑7622 23 ~ Chagrin Falls, OH. Doll & Bear Show. Eileen Green. 440‑283‑5839. 23 ~ Flint, MI. Doll Show. Dom Polski Hall. Flint Barbie & Fashion Doll Club. Susan Ferrier. 810‑639‑2353. 23 ~ Nashua, NH. Doll Show. Holiday Inn & Suites Nashua. Diane Gardenour. 603‑424‑9808. diane. 23 ~ St Charles, IL. Doll Show. Kane County Fairgrounds. Karla Moreland Presents. 815‑356‑6125. 28‑29 ~ Billings, MT. Doll Show. Billings Hotel. Heritage Doll Guild. 406‑698‑3227. 29 ~ Farmington, CT. Teddy Bear Show. Homewood Suites. Teddy Bear Artist Co‑op Shows. Donna Nielsen. 585‑229‑4453. 29 ~ Fletcher, NC. Doll Show. WNC Agricultural Center. Land O’Sky Doll Club. Lou Gravely. 828‑883‑4899. 29 ~ Florence, SC. Doll & Toy Show. Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing & Technology. Pee Dee Doll Club. Angie Hayek. 843‑731‑2107. 29 ~ Timonium, MD. Teddy Bear Show.Teddy Bear Artist Coop Shows. Donna Nielsen. 585‑229‑4453. 29 ~ Wichita, KS. Doll Show. Holiday Inn. Wichita Antique Doll Study Club. Nancy Moore. 316‑210‑7628. Calendar continued on page 64

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2‑3 ~ Denver, PA. Antique Dolls, Dollhouses & Miniatures Auction. Morphy Auctions. 877‑968‑8880. 6 ~ Albany, NY. Doll Show. St. Sophia Greek Orothodox Church. Shaker Doll Club. Nancy Kionaga. 518‑384‑0189. 6 ~ Escondido, CA. Doll Show. Church of the Resurrection. Southwind Doll Club. Sandra Sorsey. 760‑731‑6581. 7 ~ Lebanon, PA. Doll Show. Lebanon Valley Expo Center. Central Penn Doll Collectors Club. Dotti. 717‑761‑3609. 7 ~ Sturbridge, MA. Doll & Bear Show. Sturbridge Host Hotel. Wendy Collins. 603‑969‑1699. 7 ~ Wilmington, OH. Doll Show. Roberts Center. Sandy Bullock. 734‑282‑0152. 13 ~ Fredericksburg, VA. Doll Show. Elks Lodge #875. The Now & Then Doll Club. Wanda Miller. wanda. 804‑513‑9011. 13 ~ Phoenix, AZ. Doll Show. Valley of the Sun Doll Club. No. Phoenix Baptist Church. Helen Soucy. 480‑831‑9081. Carol Wesby. 480‑890‑1854. 13‑14 ~ Puyallup, WA. Doll & Bear Show. Puyallup Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775‑348‑7713. 13 ~ Round Rock, TX. Doll Show. Williamson Conference Center. Austin Doll Collectors Society. Sharon Weintraub. 512‑323‑9639. 13 ~ Salisbury, NC. Doll Show. Salisbury Civic Center. Jackie Stone. 828‑505‑2287. 14 ~ DeWitt, MI. Doll Show. Banquet & Conference Center of DeWitt. Sandy Johnson Barts. 269‑599‑1511. 14 ~ Plymouth, MN. Dolls & Toys & Bears OH MY! Show. Crowne Plaza Hotel. Bernadette Able. 239‑282‑9499. 13‑14 ~ Puyallup, WA. Doll Show. Western Washington Fairgrounds. Dorothy Drake. Crossroads. 775‑348‑7713.

17‑19 ~ Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Withington Auctions. 603‑478‑3232. 18‑20 ~ Colorado Springs, CO. Doll Convention and Public Day to Salesroom. Doll Artisan Guild International. Embassy Suites. 607‑432‑4977. 18‑21 ~ Pacific Grove, CA. A Deborah Jenkines Sewing Workshop. Carmel Doll Shop. 831‑643‑1902. 20 ~ Jonesborough, TN. ~ Doll Show. Jonesborough Visitor Center. The Dollhouse. Ellen Stafford. 423‑753‑0022. 20 ~ Palmetto, GA. Doll Show. Georgia Baptist Childrens Home. Peachtree Doll Collectors. Brenda Welker. 678‑523‑3150. 20 ~ Pasadena, CA. Doll Show. Elks Lodge. Sandy Kline. Forever Young. 818‑368‑4648. 20~ Wausau, WI. Doll Show. St. Matthew Church Gym. The Drifke Group. Marlene Dreifke. 608‑225‑3984. 21 ~ Toledo, OH. Doll & Bear & Toy Show. Stranahan Great Hall. Sandra Bullock. 734‑282‑0152. 27 ~ Spencer, NC. Doll Sale & Appraisal Fair. 704‑762‑9359. 28 ~ Pacific Grove, CA. Session II, Teatime with Queen Victoria’s Dolls. Reservations. Carmel Doll Shop. 831‑643‑1902. 28 ~ St. Charles, IL. Doll, Bear, Toy & Collectible Show. Kane County Fairgrounds. Antique World Shows. Diana Tabin. 847‑772‑6760. 28 ~ Southbury, CT. Doll, Bear & Toy Show. Wyndham Southbury. Jenny Lind Doll Club. Paula Walton. 860‑355‑5709.

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Two amazing Collector’s Books Featuring Shirley Temple’s personal childhood collection of movie costumes and childhood related items. LOVE, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, COLLECTOR’S BOOK (PART ONE) The personal childhood collection of Shirley Temple, comprising over 500 costumes, dolls, playthings and memorabilia from 1928-1940 including her gas-powered miniature car, personal letters, and so much more. Includes prices realized. 10” x 10”. Hardbound. 356 full-color pages. $75. BT-318.

LOVE, SHIRLEY TEMPLE, TAKE TWO: FROM SCHOOLGIRL TO STORYBOOK Featuring the teen years and more childhood related items from Shirley Temple’s personal collection including dolls, jewelry, dresses, memorabilia, artwork and more. Includes prices realized. 10” x 10”. Hardbound. 180 full-color pages. $75. BT-323.

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