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GRANDEZVOUS Great DOLL DAYS at Theriault’s! A Wonderful Two-Day Estate Doll Auction Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10, 2017 Annapolis, Maryland at Theriault’s Gallery


ore than 500 fine antique dolls

Other Ways to Bid. You can leave pre-bids

from French, German and

online. Or call us at 800-638-0422 or

American 19th century dollmakers will

410-224-3655 and leave an “old-school”

be featured, including bébés by Bru,

absentee bid or make a reservation for

Steiner, Jumeau, Schmitt and others, and

live telephone bidding at the actual time

character dolls by Kammer and Reinhardt,

of the auction (we call you — it’s easy).

Kestner and Gebruder Heubach. There are French poupées with trousseaux, French automata, German handwind toys, all-bisque mignonettes and characters,

Attending the Auction. We have very limited seating for this auction, so please call in advance to reserve your seat.

doll furnishings, doll costumes, children’s

Preview the Auction. You are invited

games and playthings, American mid-

to preview the auction at Theriault’s

century treasures, and so much more.

Gallery anytime after September 5 from

All fresh to you from long-held private

9 AM to 4 PM, but we request that you call


for an appointment in advance.

The auction will be posted by August 25

A list with small photographs and full descriptions is available by post prior to the auction for $10.

and available for live internet bidding on both days so plan to pull up a chair at home, enjoy the fun, and win a doll. Go to and click on “bid online” and then on the September 9 or 10 auctions to see the treasures.

the dollmasters

x For auction info call us at

800-638-0422 or 410-224-3655.

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Toll-free: 800-638-0422 • 410-224-3655

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MORE AUCTIONS | Fall 2017 Friday, August 18th and September 22nd Ten2Go Doll Auction at the Crowne Plaza in Annapolis, MD. Sorry, no absentee bids.

Saturday and Sunday, October 28th-29th Marquis Antique Doll Auction Weekend. A Cataloged Antique Doll Auction at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona. See website for information, absentee or online bidding.

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The Complete Guide to Antique, Vintage and Collectible Dolls

September 2017, Volume 20, Number 8




“Izannah Aprons,” A Closer Look

A Barrois Enfantine: Her Story

Izannah Walker and Her Dolls by Paula Walton

by Joy Harrington

by Laurie Baker

10 Auction Gallery 16 Emporium 55 Calendar 63 Classified

About The Cover

18” and 20” Izannah Walker dolls celebrate the 200th birthday of their maker. Collection of Paula Walton.


The Princeton Doll and Toy Museum A tribute to the late Virginia Aris by Dorothy Hunt



Back To The Sixties An Elusive and Festive Spanish Doll

UFDC Convention Salesroom Show Report August 2-5, 2017 Orlando, Florida


Collectibles: Celebrating R. John Wright by Ellen Tsagaris

by Linda Holderbaum


Maud, An Antique Doll with Provenance by Georgina Brown


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(212) 787-7279 P.O. Box 1410 NY, NY 10023 Quality Antique Dolls by Mail Return Privilege • Layaways Member UFDC & NADDA 1

1. Very Rare EJ A Bebe - sister to the Bebe Triste, but made for only three years. This 25” Size 10 model of Hellenistic grandeur and implacable beauty features rare brown eyes, original 8-ball stiff wrist body, lightly refinished; and is richly attired in ornate ruffles and grand chapeau! $19,500 2. Regal Continental Wax Lady in Crystal Vitrine - A most elegant pre-1800 historic figure of a woman with molded hair, glass eyes and wax limbs seated on her original throne and wearing a filigree hand embroidered silk gown. Probably French $1500 3. ‘Sibella’ - A Large Jointed Wooden - Romance, Art & History are combined in this 21.5” near mint Fully Jointed Wooden with fluid limbs and fine original dress. Named for a Greek oracle this beauty has a rich enamel like finish and especially personable expression! She has pierced ears, big eyes, carved lips and a large decorated comb…plus a scroll like profusion of hand painted curls from ear to ear! $6800 4. Largest Size 36” Tete - Such delicacy in her astounding Rare ‘Size 16’ of superior quality. Fully signed head and body, orig. cork pate, w/ mint hip length tresses! Plus posh heirloom original clothes. A show stopper! $6500

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5. Rare 19” Madame Pompadour by MargaineLacroix - This one of a kind historic doll is costumed and labelled twice by the legendary couturière for Albert Marque using the SFBJ 238 on her fully jointed Rare Lady Body. She has a custom wig with all its adornments, hoop, signed shoes and lavish filigree decor! Museum Class. $7500


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n August 1st Theriault’s held their Marquis Cataloged Doll Auction “I Only Wanted to Wonder” at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, across the street from UFDC. It was a very successful day. Highlights included a 250-year-old wooden doll named Nellie who had reposed silently in an 18th century chest in one of the 50 rooms of the 500 year old Radford House in Plymstock, England. A regal 28” tall, her enamel eyes appeared to shine in wonder as she was presented to a roomful of eager bidders. Estimated at $26,000/42,000, Nellie soared to $108,300 with competitive bidding from private collectors as well as museums. Nellie belonged to a British collector who also consigned a remarkable French poupée by Adelaide Huret. Presented with an extensive original trousseau, the doe-eyed doll sold for $53,760 and will be highlighted in an important doll museum under construction in southern Virginia. Early dolls of paper mache, wood and wax are presently enjoying a resurgence in the doll collecting world, as this auction proved. Especially notable was a beautiful English wax doll by Montanari, replete with detailed and poignant provenance including a miniature 19th century painting of the doll that topped at $20,720 (presale $12,000/16,000). There was an early paper mache lady with remarkable sculpted coiffure in the young Queen Victoria style and with very rare blue glass eyes; the elated winning bidder proclaimed, “I sat through 437 other dolls at the auction just to bid on her. I first saw her in the home of Lorna Lieberman 25 years ago and have dreamt of her ever since”. The bidder raised her paddle high and never took it down under she was declared the winner at $4900 (pre-sale $1200/1500). Other examples include a 19” German lady with “beehive” coiffure topping at $2500 (pre-sale $1100/1300), a 12” wax-over-paper mache child with mechanical bellows at $3248 (pre-sale $800/1200), and a 22” French paper mache bride with original elaborate wig at $4032 (pre-sale $2200/2800). Theriault’s auction also featured the important German collection of Petra Aichelle who for several decades had sought rare German art character bisque dolls. A most endearing painted eye boy by Bruno Schmidt wistfully walked away at $20,160 (pre-sale $2500/3500), Kammer and Reinhardt’s 112 model went to $19,040 (pre-sale $5000/7500), and her sister, the 109 model known as “Elise” reached $11,200 (pre-sale $7500/9500). The cover doll, model 1263, a mere wisp of a child at 12” was $9800 (pre-sale $4500/6500), while a beautiful glass eyed character girl, model 149, by Hertel and Schwab topped at $9520 (pre-sale $6500/8500). To view all of the dolls in the auction visit www. The next scheduled Marquis catalog auction is in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 28/29 featuring important private collections. To receive a free color brochure of that auction call Theriault’s at 410-224-3655 or visit


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Named “Nellie” by her original owner, the 28” English wooden doll was notable for her size, beauty, remarkable state of preservation, costume, and provenance. She sold for $108,300.

Theriault’s President Stuart Holbrook proclaimed this wistful fellow his favorite of the German art characters at the August 1 auction. Collectors agreed and the bidding soared to $20,160, ten times the presale estimate.

The French poupées of Adelaide Huret continue in high demand. This beautiful example, complete with extensive trousseau reached $53,760 at Theriault’s Marquis doll auction and will be featured in an upcoming museum.

A mere 10”, the petite French bisque bébé marked A.T. by Thuillier, reached $28,000 (presale $8000/11000) while her three little pups barked their way to $1400 (pre-sale $400/600) at Theriault’s August 1 auction.


ooking ahead, Sweetbriar’s annual Labor Day Sale is particularly exciting this year. Please check out the catalogue at or request one in print. Date:  September 2, 2017 Site, 700 Highland Drive, Westhampton, NJ. absentee and phone bids are welcome. Also from Sweetbriar, look for the sale of the Princeton Doll and Toy Museum collection, run by the late Virginia Aris, auction scheduled for early 2018.

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Celebrating R. John Wright By Ellen Tsagaris


his month Antique Doll Collector magazine celebrates the work of noted artist and emeritus N.I.A.D.A member, R. John Wright, aka, RJW. His last name is appropriate for a doll artist because he is truly the “Mr. Wright” of the doll-making world. For over forty years he has crafted felt sculpture dolls at his Bennington, Vermont studio in the heart of the Green Mountains. Wright, a native of Michigan, is a graduate of Wayne State University with emphasis in art and literature. He was inspired by Carl Fox’s excellent photo study, The Doll, and by a Steiff schoolroom pictured in Fox’s book that was populated by Steiff dolls. When Wright began to design his own creations, another influence was the work of doll artist Gail Wilson. Many of Wright’s magnificent felt dolls, like his Edith the Lonely Doll, also show Lenci influence. Kathe Kruse’s doll-making techniques were also important to the Wrights, whose mission, in part, involved rediscovering long-lost dollmaking methods. He and his wife, Susan, a graduate of The University of New Hampshire who holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, have partnered to create dolls that are a tribute to beloved literary characters, to antique dolls including Kewpie, Raggedy Ann and The Palmer Cox Brownies, and to other artists like Tasha Tudor, Cicely Barker and her fairies and Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel, and to Walt Disney. John has also designed wonderful bears, kittens, dogs, rabbits and other animals. Some are inspired by nature and others by children’s literature, especially the stories of Beatrix Potter. The Wright’s latest project includes a wonderful collection of dolls and fairy tale mice honoring Hollywood. In fact, Hollywood is the theme of the annual R. John Wright Convention this year, to be held in Albany, New York, September 7 – 9, 2017, at the Hilton Albany. The Gone with the Wind mice representing Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler are currently available for shipping. Both mice are three inches tall and have glass eyes and resin hands and feet. They are made of mohair plush. Scarlett wears her


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Twelve Oaks Barbecue dress, done in custom-made silk organza. According to the RJW official web site, Rhett “is outfitted in a dapper double-breasted vest and grey flannel trousers. His tailored cutaway topcoat, silk ascot, and dashing felt hat complete his period ensemble.” The third mouse-doll in this series is Mammy, played in Gone With The Wind by Hattie McDaniel - the first African-American to win an Oscar for best actress. According to doll scholar and doll artist R. Lane Herron, McDaniel was also an avid doll collector. How fitting! Mammy is 3 inches tall and limited to 250 pieces. She is made of mohair plush and has glass eyes and resin hands and feet. She is a poem of realism and fantasy represented as a tiny doll. The RJW mice are all super realistic, but their detailed literary and fairytale outfits lend them an air of whimsy. All three dolls have their own metal stands. The first 100 pieces of the Gone with the Wind Mice will be sold as sets of three; higher numbers in the series will be sold individually. Those interested can buy these and other RJW dolls from licensed R. John Wright dealers or directly from the RJW Company Store. R. John Wright has won many awards for his dolls, including Doll of the Year (DOTY); the Golden Teddy award; the Dolls magazine Award of Excellence; and Germany’s Der Goldene George. He won the Jumeau Trophy in 1994, one of the most important awards anyone can win in the doll field. In 2005, Wright won the Jones’ Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award, the same year his book on the RJW company, R John Wright - The Art of Toys,was published (Reverie Publishing). For more information, and for access to the R. John Wright Design Blog, see the official website at

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Located in Stoudtburg Village Open by appointment We welcome your visit 8 N. Village Circle P.O. Box 705 Adamstown, PA 19501

View our dolls online at our exclusive shop: New dolls listed every week!

Above: Rare 5.5” French Mignonette with jointed elbows $3800.

10.5” Early Kestner $2200.

6” JDK Tiny Tot Googly $1200

For more info visit our Ruby Lane shop or call us.

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Send us a photo or a digital photo of your doll(s) with a description and your check or credit card information. We do the rest!! Take advantage of this special forum; the cost is only $75 for a 2.4”w x 2.9”h ad space. For More Info Contact Lorraine at 631-261-4100

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IF YOU LOVE SMALL DOLLS, AUGUST IS THE MONTH FOR YOU! Find explicit photos and details of all these dolls on my Ruby Lane Page!

Rare character marked GH 500, 12 1/2”, blue intaglio eyes, closed mouth, brown mohair wig and perfect bisque. She has an original outfit and composition ball jointed body. $1950. Call 215-794-8164 or email Member UFDC and NADDA. Other dolls and photos may be seen at

Delightful 9” Size 1 Jumeau in All Antique Costume & Signed Shoes So RARE to find! $8200. Fabulous 10” Steiner Fre A Bebe w/blue pw eyes, (restored hairline) FJ signed body! $2300 The cutest 11” Size 2 Jumeau bebe all in Pink! (nose rub) Fab Costume $5500. The Tiniest 8.5” Fre A Steiner on her original body. WOW! $2900 ~Layaway Always Available~ Call us at: 718.859.0901

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24” Cloth Doll, possibly Rollison. $1400.

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18” Mein Liebling 117A, one of the most sweetest faces we’ve seen, her soulful look will melt your heart. Bisque and painting without flaw, original wig survived in wonderful condition along with her pristine original body. She wears a spectacular navy antique mariner outfit that would make any French girl jealous! She even retains some of original eyelashes. She is a treasure. $3900.

2017 UFDC National Doll Convention in Orlando, FL Thanks for a wonderful convention! Laura Turner (owner) of the Frizellburg Antique Store and Small Wonders Antiques 1909 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster MD. 21158

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Dixie Doll Shop - Evelyn Gigante

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30” Tete Jumeau $1895 See me at theWilmington Doll Show Oct 1

29” Gesland $7,500.

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September 30, 2017 ~ Events ~ GUEST SPEAKER Stuart Holbrook of Theriault’s Auction

Stuart is President of the firm and is one of the world’s most knowledgeable expert on Dolls. His lecture will be on “Thirty Years a Doll Man, Adventures, Travels, & Lessons Learned” and will start at 5 PM. Limited registration - $20 per person. An antique French FG Fashion will be given away at this event. Registration is limited. Call Sandy at (734) 282 0152.

Rachel Hoffman (Turn Of The Century Antiques in Denver) will be doing live feeds via Facebook for Ruby Lane.

October 1, 2017 10am - 4pm

~ SHOW ~ $5 each with proceeds donated to the UFDC DOLL MUSEUM.

Admission $6 ~ 10am - 4pm

$1 off with ad • children under 12 free Early Bird for Show 8:30 AM ~ $20

Doll Stringing by Eileen Green of Intensive Care Doll Hospital Price determined on inspection

Please check the web site for workshops on Saturday, September 30 Following are just a few of our exceptional dealers (as of August 1, 2017). Please check the web site for additions. Alice Chaney (OH) • Angela Simko (IN) • Angie Gill (KY) • Barbara & Chuck Buysse • Barbara Hack - (MI) • Becky & Bernadine Crozier (OH) • Becky Funderburg (OH) • Beth Karp - 2 Beths Dolls (OH) • Betty Hudson (KY) • Betty Stepnowski (OH) • Beverly Stoehr (NY) • Ashley’s Dolls - Billye Harris (NC) • Bob Severns - Two Spirit Dolls (IN) • Bonnie Larson - Wee Designs (WI) • Brenda Working (OH) • Brenda Yenke (OH) • Brigid McHuch Jones (VA) • Catherine Price (OH) • Cindy Budin (OH) • Cindy McGuire - China Cupboard (OH) • Connie & Jay Lowe (PA) • Cynthia Orgeron (LA) • Darlene Shellcroslee (IL) • Denise Cunningham (MI) • Denise Williams (OH) • Diane Drake - Diane’s Doll Shop (CT) • Dianne Sims - Main Street Dolls (IN) • Donna Kirth Smith (IN) • Ed Pelton - Nancy McGlamery (PA) • Elaine Roesle (OH) • Elaine Wojcinski (IN) • Fritzi’s Antique Dolls (IL) • Gabriella DeLawey (OH) • Gail Lemmon - All Dolled up • Gay Gressman (IN) • Gigi’s Dolls & Sherry’s Bears • Gilda Dreher -Gildas Fabrics (MA) • Good Bears - Columbus Chapter • Jackie Everette (MD) • Janine Heavin (MI) • Jean Gallagher (OH) • Joe & Lynn Bartol • Joyce Kintner (PA) • Joyce Shchurowsky (NY) • Judy Crawford (OH) • Judy Rankine (OH) • Judy Smith (OH) • Karen Hochradel (OH) • Karen Knapp - Kindle Bears (OH) • Kathie Anderle (OH) • Keith Knight (OH) • Linda Cantwell (IN) • Linda Clapper (PA) • Linda Dalenberg - Timeless Pieces (WV) • Linda Farris (MI) • Mary Jane Poley (OH) • Mary Jo Koets (MI) • Mary Matthews (MD) • Mary Ortwine - Mare’s Bears • Mary Wolande (IL) • Monica Rio (MI) • Nancy Campbell (WV) • Nancy Kokesch (MN) • Nancy Meeker - Nancy’s Dolls (OH) • Nancy McCray (IA) • Paulette Buchanan (PA) • Richard Saxman (PA) • Rita Stice (OH) • Ron & Robyn Matin (GA) • Rosemary Kanizer (KY) • Sandy Johnson Barts (MI) • Sandy Bullock - Alora’s Attic (MI) • Sheila Scalf - (KY) • Sherry Smiley - O’Smileys Dolls (OH) • Sheila June Needle (CA) • Sonja Bryer (OH) • Sue Brightwell (PA) • Susan Stewart (KY) • Suzie’s Dolls (OH) • Terri Davila (OH) • Vivian Brady - Vivian’s Dolls (MI) • Zofia & Henry Zawieruszynski (MN)

Questions and dealer inquiries call Gail Lemmon 440-396-5386 or Sandy Bullock 734-282-0152 • PO Box 700415, Plymouth, MI 48170

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Wilmington October 1, 2017 ~ Dealer Showcase ~

Richard Saxman Tel: 610-415-9344 Cell: 215-519-2539

Ron & Robyn Martin Straw Bear Antiques Atlanta, GA • 770-434-9015 Look for our shop on Ruby Lane!

Connie Lowe (717) 396-9879

Ashley’s Dolls Billye Harris 336-266-2608

McHugh’s Dolls, Richmond, VA 804-938-6749

Fritzi’s Antique Dolls Fritzi’s cell# 630-247-1144 Rick’s cell# 630-247-1219

Jackie Everett Antiques and Miniatures 443-695-2780

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Nancy McCray c 319-651-6440 hm 319-363-3936

Marion Maus Ellicott City, MD 443-838-8565

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Selling a diverse array of unique and antique dolls Telephone (317) 844-6459 Email Visit my online shop open 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Joan & Lynette Antique Dolls

Joyce Kekatos 718-863-0373 or 917-859-2446 I buy dolls and will sell on consignment.

LAYAWAY AVAILABLE • Member UFDC & NADDA 9.5” JDK Wrestler #102 All Bisque, br. eyes w/early mauve blush under brows, 2 sq. cut upper teeth, perfect pale bisque overall, “swivel neck”, orig. skin wig, “FACTORY ORIGINAL” in her knit dress & matching velvet hat, desirable golden multi strap boots, orig. early “peg strung” perfect all bisque JDK body w/ blushing in all the right places. She is soooo BEAUTIFUL!! Great RARE large size!! $4975.

15.5” Early Portrait Jumeau, spiral threaded pw eyes, mint pale bisque, orig. skin wig, “head coil” intact, orig. knitted dress, matching hat, undies, socks & orig. leather Portrait shoes, ant. doll muff, orig. early 8 ball str. wrist “signed” body. STUNNING!! Only $7200. Look for me on Ruby Lane!

11” JDK #237 “Hilda” Toddler, sl. eyes, perfect pale bisque, fully marked head & incised “Hilda”, orig. mohair wig & JDK plaster pate. “ALL ORIGINAL” batiste chemise, matching bonnet, socks, shoes & diaper, orig. JDK fully jointed toddler body, 2 upper teeth & the BEST Hilda face. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE in this tiny size. $2800.


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6” Kestner All Bisque “Jointed” Googly, side glancing sl. eyes, perfect pale bisque overall, great mohair wig lined w/kid leather, darling silk outfit from ant. fabrics, mint orig. JDK all bisque body, jointed at elbows & knees. Too ADORABLE for words & very RARE doll! $3950.

UFDC Convention Doll for 2017, “Ma Petite” by Helen Kish for Kish & Company. LTD. edition doll made specifically for United Federation of Doll Collectors Convention, all original in orig. box & Certificate of Authenticity, never been removed from box, beautifully dressed, mohair wig & fabulous huge glass eyes & wonderful full lips. $250.

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

36” Simon & Halbig 979 171/2 rarer mold, brown sl eyes, pierced ears, early stiff wrist body (repainted), HH wig, antique clothing $3295. Now $2595 13” E. Barrois French Fashion, cobalt blue eyes, skin wig, antique clothing and hat $2595. Now $1995

18” K star R 100 Kaiser Baby, blue painted eyes, beautiful body, left thumb as is, antique outfit $585. Now $395.

10.5” Johanna Art Doll by Barbara Buysse girl w/ ice cream $495.

17” Lenci Dutch Boy 300 series 1930’s all original in felt pants, black jacket, red shirt, mohair cape, felt tulip, wooden shoes, brown painted eyes $1995. Now $1150

8” #560 AM smiling girl w/ blue intaglio eyes, 5 piece body $325.00 10.5” AM 971 A 6/0 M, all original costume & mohair wig, blue glass eyes, bj body $225

Heloise French Dolls, poured resin 19” Valentine 10/60, brown eyes, honey blonde mohair wigs $975. Now $775.

16” Kestner Baby Jean marked JDK 12 Made in Germany, brown sleep eyes, beautiful molding & painting $695. Now $575

23” Ideal Baby all original w/ tag, hard plastic head, arms & legs $155. 4 ¾” Pinocchio by Geo. Borgfeldt, wooden w/ label on foot $95 4 ¾” Porky Pig & Petunia by Geo. Borgfeldt, wooden w/ label on feet $195 7” Pair of Jaymar? Wooden jointed rabbits $175 5” Jaymar Moon Mullins $95

29” Rohmer type glazed pink luster china, fixed head, beautiful coloring, cobalt blue glass eyes, leather gusseted body, HH wig, antique undergarments & boots $4750 Now $3395

17” #7347 Gebruber Heubach Pouty, blue glass eyes, hairlines, sm eye chip $1250. Now $945. 14” CM Pouty Armand Marseille 700 3/0, brown sleep eyes, stiff wrist body, hairline back of head $945

17” Ideal All original w/ tag, compo head w/ hard plastic limbs $115. 16” Ideal all original Shirley Temple’s Baby w/ flirty eyes in tagged pink organdy dress & bonnet w/ pin, slight crazing on face $595 15” Ideal hard plastic toddler all original w/ tag $145

12” S & H 1160 “Little Women” w/ mint mohair wig & body $345 12” S & H 1160 “Little Women” w/ mint body $295 Or Pair $595

16.5” K * R 121 36 on toddler body, blue sl eyes, HH wig $775 18.5” K * R 122 on toddler body, blue sl eyes, mohair wig $795

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Izannah Walker and Her Dolls by Paula Walton

or more than 80 years, doll lovers and historians have been writing about Izannah Walker’s dolls. What is it about these handmade painted cloth dolls that have made them so beloved by generations and cause them to command such high prices today, 200 years after the birth of their maker? The reason for their great appeal varies from person to person, but the prices the dolls fetch when sold indicate how dearly they are loved. In the 1860’s, the dolls were reported to have sold for up to $10, the equivalent of $264 today, which made them a very expensive plaything. Recently a 17” Izannah Walker boy doll sold for $41,250 at a McMaster Harris auction, proving that they continue to be quite costly and greatly desired. I am particularly drawn to Izannah’s pre-patent dolls, meaning those made before she applied for and received her 1873 United States patent. Izannah Walker had a very lengthy doll making career, from age 28 until her death at age 70. It is very interesting to examine her dolls and see how they developed and changed during those 42 years, while still maintaining their essential look and design. It is quite difficult to accurately date an Izannah Walker doll, as the pre-patent dolls were not signed or labeled. In the best instances, it is possible to trace the date a doll was made by researching the doll’s original owner. Fortunately, several dolls have survived along with records of their young playmates. A few examples of such dolls are the c. 1861 Izannah Walker doll originally owned by Mary Estelle Newell, and accompanying photograph of the child and doll now in the collection of The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures; the c.1857 doll given to Helen Marshall by her aunt, Elizabeth Pinkham Crosby, currently in the collection of the Nantucket Historical Society; a doll named Ella, given to Elizabeth Coggeshall Pope of New Bedford, MA when she was born on October 26, 1857, sold by Withington Auction In October, 2008; a c.1865 doll originally owned by Mary Whitney Carter of Pawtucket, R.I., auctioned by Theriault’s on April 9, 2011. Another method of attempting to date Izannah’s dolls is by searching for them in period photographs. Finding only a photographic image, without an accompanying doll and family history, is problematic. Often the photographs do not have a date or the name of the child pictured in them. Izannah Walker dolls can be found in rare daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes de visite (cdv), and even in at least one stereograph. Without a date on the image, it is necessary to try and find a birth record for the child in the portrait, if the child is identified. Failing this option, the next possibility is trying to date the image by the method used to capture it. Daguerreotypes were made from 1839-1860, although most daguerreotypes we see today were made after 1845. Ambrotypes were developed in 1851; they became more popular than the daguerreotype and virtually displaced it by 1860. Ambrotypes waned between 1861-1866 as they were steadily replaced by tintypes. The tintype, developed in 1853, was most widely used during the 1860s and 1870s, though lesser use persisted into the early 1900s. Cartes de visite were introduced in New York in late summer of 1859. The Civil War gave them enormous momentum as soldiers and their families posed for cartes before they were separated by war. Lastly, by 1860, both amateur photographers and publishing firms were making stereographs, which are still being made today. So you have all of these different methods of photography with over lapping time frames, which means that you can broadly calculate when the photograph of the doll would have been taken by identifying the method, but can’t really pinpoint an exact year. The final hope for dating a daguerreotype, ambrotype, and some tintypes is studying the components of their cases and trying to narrow the time range based on when the separate parts of the case were made.


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Author’s collection of Izannah Walker dolls, 14 – 20 inches. Antique DOLL Collector

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On the left is Ella, she was given to Elizabeth Coggeshall Pope of New Bedford, MA when she was born on October 26, 1857, and sold by Withington Auction In October, 2008. Note Ella’s well rounded nose and lips, plus her slender neck. The highlights in her eyes are most apparent underneath her pupils. Her eyes have a curved, more deeply set appearance, with thinly painted outlines and lower lid lines. Her ringlet curls are well painted and have lost the folk art appearance of those on earlier dolls. Photo courtesy of Withington Auction. Right: c.1857 Daguerreotype of Clara Eddy from the collection of Lynn and Rob Morin. This image has an apparently original label that reads “Clara Eddy Eight years old.” It reportedly came from Providence, RI via the northern shore of MA. The VITAL RECORD of RHODE ISLAND 1636-1850 BIRTHS, MARRIAGES and DEATHS A Family Register for the People By James N. Arnold, Editor of the Narragansett Historical Register, Published under the Auspices of the General Assembly. Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1896 lists Clara Frances Eddy, (daughter) of Samuel Randall (Eddy), (born) May 13, 1849. The Izannah Walker doll that Clara is holding is made in the style of Izannah’s earliest dolls. 24

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To make the quest of dating even more of a challenge, throw in the possibility that the Izannah Walker doll, in the photograph you are trying to date, may have been a studio prop owned by the photographer! Nick Vaccaro, a noted collector and dealer of early photography, had a portion of his collection displayed in the exhibition, Forever Young: Victorian Photographs of Children and Their Toys at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Mr. Vaccaro related that it was common for photographers to have a box of toys in their studios to help keep children still while being photographed. For daguerreotypes in particular, the exposure time took anywhere from a few minutes to as long as 20-30 minutes for very large images. Sometimes the photographer would place iron stands or armrests behind the sitters to help keep them still. In the case of young children, you will sometimes see a mother, completely covered by a length of fabric, holding her child. You will also find blurred images when the children moved. So it is no surprise that a photographer would want toys to keep a child interested and entertained while they had to sit in one position. From all accounts Izannah Walker was a very enterprising woman. I can picture her approaching photographers and offering her dolls for sale. After all they were very attractive and most importantly unbreakable! The difficulty here lies in the fact that there is no way to tell just how many years a doll may been in the prop box when the photograph was taken. The same issue exists with portraits of children holding family dolls, as without additional information, it is impossible to know if the doll previously belonged to an older family member. All of the Walker pre-patent dolls have molded cloth heads, with an outer layer of stockinette. The heads were made in two halves and joined by a seam that runs behind the ears. The mold for these dolls stops at the neck. The neck edge was sewn onto a woven cloth shoulder covering that usually has a seam down the center back. The bottom edge of the shoulder covering is sewn to the doll’s body; the second skin comes up and covers this stitching line. The “second skin” was most often made from cambric, a closely woven plain weave cloth of linen or cotton, with a smooth, lustrous, heavily sized finish that was commonly used as lining fabric in the 19th century. The dolls’ arms

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and hands are cut as one piece, with a seam line running down the inner arm; thumbs were applied separately. They have a stitched upper arm joint, much higher than normal for an elbow. Their legs are also cut as one piece, with the seam line almost always running down the inner leg. The legs have stitched knee joints and a seam line at the ankles where the pieces for either bare feet or boots are attached. Izannah stated “These parts (arms and legs), if thought desirable, may be made with advantage in a similar manner to that above set forth for making the head, neck and body.” in her patent information, however I have never seen a pre-patent doll, or the few patent label dolls that I have examined, with arms or legs that were pressed in molds. Izannah Walker clearly used many different styles and sizes of molds to make heads. Finished dolls ranged in size from 14 to 29 inches. Because pressed cloth heads are more yielding and malleable than molded heads made from china, bisque or papiermache, that means even heads made from the same mold can have a slightly different appearance. Izannah and Jane Walker, along with their aunt, Jane Hintz, experimented with new ideas and techniques. You can find a few dolls with eyelashes, one or two with the slight remains of a wig/rooted hair, etc. As a doll maker, that is exactly what I expect to see in any handmade item being produced by a single person or small group of people over a long period of time. These differences are one of the things that make the Walker dolls fascinating to study. All of the dolls were intended to be children. Their original clothing would have had short, not full length, skirts. People often find 19th century children’s hair styles confusing, since both young boys and girls wore dresses. Boys had side parted hair, and girls’ hair was parted in the middle. This is true for children in paintings, photographs and for Walker dolls. When you see a pre- patent Izannah Walker doll with tall painted black boots that have a red top in the front, it is a boy. Her girl dolls with painted footwear have boots that lace up the front or have scallops around the top edge and painted “buttons” on the sides. A few rare dolls have low topped painted shoes. Bare feet are less common. I have yet to find an example of a barefooted boy.

Left: Daguerreotype of Mary Ella Jenks, born in 1850 in Pawtucket, RI, holding an Izannah Walker doll. Mary Ella was the cousin of doll maker Martha Jenks (Wheaton) Chase who was born the following year, in 1851. There is no date on this daguerreotype. Image courtesy of Elizabeth Isenburg. This daguerreotype was donated by Ms. Isenburg to the collection of American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, MA. Right: Tintype of a young girl holding an Izannah Walker doll, believed to be doll maker Martha Wheaton Chase and tentatively dated to 1857. Martha Chase was born in 1851 in Pawtucket, RI, her Izannah Walker doll was purchased in 1855. Image courtesy of Monica Bessette. This tintype will appear on the cover of Ms. Bessette’s forthcoming book OCCUPATION DOLL MAKER: The Life and Times of Izannah Walker.

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Carte de visite of Sarah Alice Langworthy age 22 months, December, 1884. Sarah was born in February, 1883 in Westerly, RI. She died in January, 1887. This is an example of a child holding an Izannah Walker doll that is much older than the child. Sarah was born 10 years after Izannah Walker received her patent. Although it is difficult to make out, the doll in the photograph appears to be a pre-patent doll. Collection of the author.

For more than twenty-five years, I have researched, examined, owned, restored, and reproduced Izannah Walker dolls. During that time I have been able to put together a very loose timeline of when certain construction methods and stylistic changes took place. These are the markers that I look for if I am trying to estimate the age of a doll. They are not cut and dried changes. There are certainly exceptions to this timeline, but it is a good starting point when examining a Walker doll. Izannah’s earliest dolls, beginning in 1845 and ending sometime before 1855, have faces that are a bit longer and slightly square in appearance. The dark brown painted lines surrounding their eyes and eyelids are very thin and fine, without a lower lid line. Highlights in their irises are fainter to non-existent. Their ringlet curls are painted in a more primitive folk art manner. They have slightly broader, flatter noses, and much longer arms 26

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An early 22 ½ inch Izannah Walker doll. Note the square shape of her face. She has the longer arms and wider hands typical of Izannah’s oldest dolls, with unusual thread wrapped wrists. Her waist and hips are wider than later dolls; her “second skin” body covering is pale pink linen cambric. Author’s photo, doll from the collection of Joan Falvey.

22 ½ inch early doll from the Joan Falvey collection. Photograph shows the notations on the back of the doll’s shoulders, “22 ½” and “E, EC”, as well as the early more primitive style of painting ringlet curls.

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This doll clearly shows the transition of Izannah Walker’s dolls away from the more square faces of those found in her earliest dolls. While her face is still a bit square in appearance, she has a nicely rounded forehead, chin, nose and lips. Her eyes are flat, with very narrow outlines and lower lash lines. She has a pink linen cambric “second skin”. Author’s photo, doll from the Anita Cain collection.

An early 19 inch Izannah Walker doll made prior to 1855, purchased from an estate in Coventry, RI, 31 miles from Central Falls. The top edge of her linen cambric body covering is straight across the upper chest. Her long arms were “slipcovered” in a period repair; underneath the covering her hands have cracked and torn at the wrists. The sewn joints in her upper arms are present, but not visible due to the “slipcover”. Doll from the author’s collection.

with slightly larger hands. Their bodies have wider waists and hips, with a body covering that is generally made from white or pale pink linen cambric. The dolls have a distinctly different look from approximately 1855 until a point prior to 1861. In this middle period the doll’s faces become more round, with a slightly narrower nose that has a more pronounced, rounded tip. The modeling of their lips is also more rounded. Their eyes have a curved, more deeply set appearance, with very thinly painted outlines, more often painted black than brown. Lines for lower lids appear. Lighter highlights are painted on the irises, mainly underneath the pupil. The painting of their curls is improving. Many have very thin necks. Their arms are getting slightly shorter,

19 inch Izannah Walker doll made approximately 1855 or a few years after. She has deep set rounded eyes, well defined upper and lower lip curves, and a slender neck. Collection of the author. Antique DOLL Collector

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Two Izannah Walker dolls made sometime between 1861 and 1873. Both dolls have slightly broader foreheads, black lines rimming their eyes, and delicate, shaded ringlet curls. The doll on the left is 20 inches, the doll on the right is 18 inches. Collection of the author.


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with marginally narrower hands. Waists and hips are more slender. Second skins are cotton or linen cambric, and usually white. From 1861, until the patent label dolls appear in 1873, the faces of the dolls continue to be rounded, although many have a flatter lip area and less deeply set eye molding, with wider foreheads. The lines around the eyes thicken and are mostly painted black. Eyes still have lighter highlights, but now the highlights travel higher up the right side of the pupil. Ringlet curls are better shaded and more delicately painted. Arms and fingers shorten slightly again. More cotton is being used for second skins, both in cambric and other fabrics, which often dip down to a V at the center of the chest. Most of the examples of rare blue body covering that I have seen fall in this time frame. Shoulders are often wider. 1873 – 1888. Izannah Walker makes dolls with molds that include the shoulders and upper body. Izannah Walker’s dolls have had long and eventful lives. Numerous things have happened to them since they were first made by the Walker sisters and their aunt. Many of the dolls have been either partially or completely repainted, some have replaced limbs and second skin body coverings. Along the way, they have lost and acquired pieces of clothing. All of these occurrences sometimes make it difficult for collectors to determine exactly what parts of the doll are original, or are later additions and repairs. Some collectors have speculated that Izannah Walker may have made portrait dolls. It is my personal opinion that she might have painted a certain hairstyle and/or coloring to reflect that of a particular child, but that she would not have created commissioned “portrait” molds. Altering the way September 2017

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Three Izannah Walker dolls from the author’s collection, 18-19 inches tall, showing the progression of pre-patent dolls from the earliest type on the left to the later type on the right. Note the slight differences in their body proportions and arm lengths, while their legs remain basically unchanged (the doll on the right has lost about ½ inch of her lower legs because her ankles tore at the seam line). The two older dolls have linen cambric second skins, the doll on the right has a body covering made from cotton twill. This photograph also shows a good comparison of the evolution of the shape of the dolls’ heads. These were not the only molds used during these periods, but they are representative of the different subtle design changes that took place. Left: Early 22 ½ Izannah Walker doll from the collection of Joan Falvey. This doll has three ringlet curls in front of each ear and nine across the nape of her neck, later dolls usually had two curls in front of each ear and either five or seven curls at the back of their head. The curls on this doll are painted in a primitive folk art style. The highlights in her eyes are painted using the same two shades of brown that were used for her curls. Right: An 18 inch Izannah Walker doll made between 1861 and 1873. She has two ringlet curls in front of each year, which are smaller, more defined, and better shaded than those of the earliest dolls. The highlights in her eyes are a milky white, which extend up the right side of her pupil to the lid line, overlaying the brown of her irises. 30

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Needle-modeled mystery dolls. Mystery doll #1, on the left, is a mid-19th century doll from Providence, RI. Mystery doll #2, on the right, was pictured in Rag Dolls Straight From The Heart. Collection of the author.

the doll was painted is a relatively minor matter. Making a new mold would have been a costly, time consuming process, which would have resulted in an incredibly high price for a toy doll. At this point, no one knows exactly how and by whom the positive images for the doll molds were made. Izannah’s patent information states, “In the construction of my doll I usually employ a press, A, of ordinary construction, provided with upper and lower dies, of suitable shape, to form the front and back of the face, neck and chest, and sometimes the body of the doll”. In order to create a sand cast mold for the metal (probably cast iron) dies, it would have been necessary to compact sand around a model, or “pattern”. A pattern is a replica of the object to be cast. It can be made of wood, metal, or other materials. Reuben Harlow Neal Bates, born in Attleboro, Massachusetts in 1802, is known to have made dolls similar to those of Izannah Walker. It is believed that his dolls were never offered for sale, but at least one example of his doll, along with the cast iron molds for its head and the sewing pattern for the doll’s body were passed down through his family. He was a pattern maker all of his working life. Bates appears in the Providence, Rhode Island censuses for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. A photograph of the Bates doll and accompanying molds appear on page 39 of Janet Johl’s 1952 book, Your Dolls and Mine. The body of the doll was described as being well made and covered with blue cloth. Two Reuben Bates doll head molds, one female and one male, have been in the collection of the Rhode Island Historical Society since 1987. The accession information for the two molds

Needle-modeled doll whose stockinette head was never painted or finished. The body and beautifully executed arms and hands are of fine cotton percale. She remains a mystery and is strangely compelling. Discovered in Maine. 20 inches tall. Photo by Dorothy McGonagle. Lorna Lieberman Collection From Antique DOLL Collector, Volume 1, No. 1. Antique DOLL Collector

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14-20 inch Izannah Walker dolls in their custom made doll house, designed and painted by the author.


states: “ca. 1850, Bates, Reuben Harlow Neal, 1802-1891 (Metalworker), Iron doll head mold, front of head (face) only. Originally thought to be made by Izannah Walker, mold was made by Reuben Bates of Providence, a longtime friend of Izannah Walker’s and a patternmaker for the Barstow Stove Company. Dimensions for the female mold are 1.5 x 4.25 x 3.125 inches, and 1 5/8 x 4 1/8 x 3 inches for the male”. Theoretically, it is possible that Reuben Bates may have made the patterns (three dimensional models) and molds’ for Izannah Walker’s dolls, according to her sketches and specifications. If Izannah Walker met Reuben Bates after she moved to Rhode Island 1850 – 1853, and he began making the patterns for her dolls, that would explain the rather dramatic change in their heads and faces. In the 19th century, New England and New York had many innovative and enterprising cloth doll makers. It is interesting to note that dolls similar to those made by Izannah Walker and her family were being made in Rhode Island during the same period. I own a mid-19th century cloth doll with a painted stockinette face that descended through a family from Providence, RI. Her maker is a mystery and she is needle-modeled, so not constructed in the same manner as an Izannah Walker doll, but she does have a very similar appearance. I also have a second needle-modeled doll that shares a remarkable number of features with my “mystery doll”; unfortunately I do not have a provenance for her. This second mystery doll was previously owned by Estelle Patino and is shown on pages 21 and 73 of her 1988 book, American Rag Dolls Straight From The Heart. She identifies it as a “20” 1870’s Oil Painted Rag? Izannah Walker” and as a “20” Possible Early Izannah Walker”. No one has yet been able to find a way of identifying exactly which dolls may have been made by Izannah Walker, Jane Walker or Jane Hintz. Naturally there would be some differences between their

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Izannah Walker Timeline

1817- Izannah Walker was born September 25, 1817. She was the third and youngest surviving child of Gilbert Walker and his third wife Sarah (Sally) Swasey. Izannah had six older half-siblings from Gilbert Walker’s marriage to his second wife (who died in 1808). 1824 – Izannah and her older sisters, Ann Richmond Walker and Jane Hintz Walker, go to stay with their mother’s family at the family homestead in Somerset, MA. 1825 – After their mother and infant brother died, followed shortly by their father’s death, the three orphaned girls continued to stay with their maternal relatives. The Swasey family included their aunt Jane and her husband, Captain Anthony Hintz, who were childless. The Hintz’s had purchased the Swasey family home and property from Jane Swasey Hintz’s parents. The elder Swasays, Capt. and Mrs. Hintz and the three Walker sisters lived together in Somerset, MA on the Swasey homestead, which had been in the family for nearly a century. 1839 – Capt. Hintz writes his will, leaving the original Swasey homestead and adjoining orchard to his wife, Jane Hintz. He stipulated that after Jane’s death, the estate should go to their nieces, Jane and Isannah Walker. (Izannah’s name was often misspelled throughout her life.) 1845 – Izannah’s niece, Mary Helen Smith Holbrook, was born in New London, CT in 1843. In later years, Mary’s daughter, Helen Holbrook Robertson, stated that her great-aunt Izannah began making dolls as early as 1845 when Helen’s mother, Mary Helen Smith Holbrook, was a child. 1850 – 1853 – Sometime during this period, Izannah leaves Somerset Village, MA and moves to Central Falls, RI. 1855 – A doll is purchased from Izannah Walker for young Martha Jenks Wheaton Chase, who was born in 1851. A photograph of a letter, written by Martha Chase’s daughter, Anna M. Chase Sheldon, stating that her mother’s doll was purchased from Izannah Walker in 1855 is included in “A Treasure Indeed” by Grace Dyar, published in the UFDC Region 14 1981 souvenir booklet “Memory Lane”. 1865 – The Rhode Island State Census lists Izannah Walker’s occupation as “Doll Maker”. The Massachusetts State Census shows Jane Walker and Jane Hintz (Izannah & Jane’s aunt) as “Doll Manufacturers”. 1860’s - At the March 18, 1957 meeting of the Somerset (MA) Historical Society, Flora B. Wood presented a paper about her mother, Augusta Louise Marble, who was born in Somerset in 1861. Excerpts from Flora B. Wood’s paper were reprinted in The Spectator newspaper on October 26, 1994. “When my mother was a little girl in the 1860’s many of the little girls of Somerset had a Jane Walker doll. I have a picture of my mother holding one. They were handsome and lifelike and made by Miss Jane Walker, who lived on Main Street in the Village. They were made in several sizes and sold for up to 10 dollars.” The U.S. dollar experienced an average inflation rate of 2.12% per year between 1861 and 2017. $10 in the year 1861 is worth $264.18 in 2017. 1873 – On June 12, 1873, Izannah Walker applies for a United States patent for an invention related “to the manufacture of dolls; and it consists, mainly, in the secondary or double stuffing next the external or painted layer, whereby, with a sufficiently soft surface, the tendency of the paint to crack or scale off is obviated.” Her patent is granted on November 4, 1873. 1845 – 1886 Izannah’s great- niece, Helen Holbrook Robertson, was quoted in the In the 1952 book Your Dolls and Mine by Janet Johl, as saying “From 1845, when the first doll is said to have been made, until she died in 1886 (her actual date of death was 1888) , Izannah Walker carried on the business, not securing a patent until persuaded to do so by friends in 1873.” Additional information that Helen Holbrook Robertson related to mid-20th century doll collector, Lila Singsen, whose conversation was reported in Your Dolls and Mine, was that the earliest dolls were made for friends, and that as the business grew, Izannah put her three sisters to work painting the dolls’ faces. 1888 – On February 15, 1888 Izannah Walker dies of consumption, now known as pulmonary tuberculosis. She is buried, alongside her best friend Emeline Whipple, in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, RI, which is not far from her final home in Central Falls, RI. 1899 – On October 6, 1899, Jane Hintz Walker dies and is buried in the Palmer Street Cemetery in Somerset, MA. According to cemetery records, Jane purchased her own burial plot. There is a four-sided monument on Jane’s grave that includes the birth and death dates of her grandparents, Jerathmel Bowers Swasey and Sarah Hellon Swasey, her aunts Parthenia Palmer Swasey and Jane Hellon Swasey Hintz, her uncle by marriage Anthony Hintz, her parents Gilbert Walker and Sarah Swasey Walker, and two of her siblings Anthony Hintz Walker (age 11 days) and Izannah Frankford Walker. Antique DOLL Collector

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A family of Walker dolls gathered in their parlor. Collection of the author.

works. Did they each make dolls from start to finish, or did they divide their doll making chores among the three of them? I am confident that additional research of Izannah Walker, her family, and her dolls will unravel this mystery and will continue to add to the story of these amazing women doll makers.

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Paula Walton is a former museum director and curator who has been recognized 38 times as one of the top traditional craftpersons in America. Her specialties include doll making, reproduction clothing, 18th & 19th century women’s decorative arts, and the restoration of painted cloth dolls and textiles. On 9/25/17, you may see more photos of her Izannah Walker collection on her blog, when the dolls will be celebrating Izannah Walker’s 200th birthday! See her collection along with additional Izannah Walker dolls belonging to other members of the Jenny Lind Doll Club at a special educational exhibit that will be on display at the club’s 30th annual doll show on 10/29/17 at the Wyndham Southbury, Southbury, CT. Contact her at, 860-355-5709. For information about the doll show and Izannah Walker exhibit see A bibliography for the sources used in this article is posted on

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Izannah Aprons, A Closer Look By Joy Harrington


s long as I’ve been interested in Izannah Walker dolls, I have been aware of these printed cotton aprons, popularly referred to as” Izannah aprons,” since they so often appear on Izannah Walker dolls. Despite some research, I have not been able to uncover concrete information about the origins of these aprons. However, it is obvious that they originated as cut and sew printed fabric panels, although I have never seen an uncut one. I believe the aprons were cut out and finished at home, due to the individual nature of each apron I have seen. I suspect these aprons date to around 1860 when bib aprons were an important item in a doll’s wardrobe. Over the years, I have found these aprons individually, in wardrobes and with Izannah Walker dolls and other dolls of the 1850’s - 1860’s. I documented one of these aprons in an article on a wax over taufling with her original homemade wardrobe (Antique Doll Collector, January 2013 ). Thus far, I’ve been able to identify five versions of these aprons, but I suspect there may be more. All but one of the aprons in my collection are 7.5” long. The larger apron is almost 10” long and has two applied pockets. Among the smaller aprons, two have printed pockets and two have separate pockets applied to the face of the apron. They are all printed on a similar weight cotton fabric and are very similar in design. They appear to be made to be cut out in one piece. All of the smaller aprons are hand stitched except for one which has no stitching, just raw cut edges. The larger apron is hand stitched as well. Due to the individual makers of each apron, there are subtle differences among them. I have not laundered any of the aprons and don’t know

Two Izannah’s show off their aprons. The 16” girl to the left wears a printed pocket design while the 19” girl seated to the right wears a larger apron with applied pockets.

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The apron above is the same one modeled by the 16� Izannah and is slightly darker in print than the one below. One can clearly see the ties are part of the design. The lower apron has cotton twill tape added to extend the ties.

These three aprons represent another version with printed pockets. Note the differences in the color of the printing and the obvious differences in the construction of each one. The upper apron was carefully cut out emphasizing the scallops of the outer design but was left with raw edges and not requiring any sewing! The other two have hand stitched edges but show differing skills in cutting abilities. The apron to the lower right has long attached ties of cotton with carefully finished edges. It also has a repair across the waist on the back made to repair a tear which may have occurred at a later date. The repair is done in hand stitching with some machine stitching around the patch. These three aprons with applied pockets are of the same design but appear a bit different due to the intensity of the dye and some construction variations. The design of these aprons appear to not include ties coming out from the waist, but have a separate applied tie at the waist. The upper apron appears to have been cut into two pieces when made so that the bib is gathered as is the skirt and then both are applied to the waistband which is also the tie. The apron to the lower right has ties applied on either side of the waist and there is a repair to the apron near the right tie. The apron to the lower left is finished with a tie made of a pleasing brown and white check ribbon.

if they have been washed in the past. All of the aprons appear crisp. There are variations in the intensity of the printed dyes, making some bolder than others even though they are of the same design. These aprons were surely good practice pieces for young seamstresses. They must have been very proud to show off their talents when dressing their dolls. Photos and text by Joy Harrington Contact the author at 40

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This apron most closely resembles the previous three aprons but there are some subtle differences most notably seen in the printing of the flowers and the stems of the flowers on the pockets. The tie, applied across the waist, is similar but a bit different than the last three aprons.

This apron, modeled by the 19” girl is very different than the others. It is almost 10” as previously noted and is more simple in its printed design. The pockets are neatly hand stitched onto the apron and there is a reinforcing piece of cotton applied across the underside at the waist.

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A Barrois Enfantine Her Story by Laurie Baker

Barrois Enfantine


here are events that happen in doll collecting that shape the look and feel of the doll room. They are unexpected, but carry great impact. Opportunities present themselves, and, in that moment, corners are turned. Such an event happened in my doll room when Irene Randolph, of Fireweed Gallery, told me about a sweet little fashion doll she just acquired. She sent pictures of an 11-inch, all-original Barrois fashion doll in the enfantine style. The doll arrived shortly after, and everything changed. As I made a place for her in the cabinet, it hit me: I have four Barrois fashion dolls, and not one looks the same. I realized there must be many variations in faces, and that lead me to undertake a closer look at the Barrois doll company. I would refer the reader to Francois and Danielle Theimer’s books, one in collaboration with Florence Theriault, for a detailed history of the company. Without those gifted and tenacious authors, our knowledge of antique French dolls would be scant and impossible to collate. What follows is a synopsis of their research.


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“In Summer” Renoir 1868 Wikipedia

In the mid-1850’s, a revolution in fashion dolls occurred. Glazed, white porcelain heads with deep red cheek blush and painted eyes gave way to pink-washed bisque (unglazed) porcelain, delicately painted, with inset glass eyes. Enfantine dolls gave way to dolls modeled after adult women. These early, “adult” fashion-doll faces were made primarily in two styles: “Renoir,” referring to the rounder, softer, fuller faces of women in Renoir’s paintings; and “Motijo,” referring to the refined, elegant, and Patrician features attributed to Napoleon III’s wife, the Empress Eugenie (nee Motijo). Barrois and Blampoix were among the first doll companies in the 1840’s and ‘50’s. Barrois was not only a doll maker, but also a purveyor of doll-making supplies—heads, body parts, clothes, shoes, gloves, accessories, and more. He sold to many doll manufacturers in Paris, such as Jumeau, Bru, and Steiner. He commissioned German porcelain companies to make heads for him, and later bought from French manufacturers. Heads arrived at the buyers’ factory, dolls were assembled, and then sold to merchants across the country. Competition was fierce. The Barrois company history falls into four periods: First period: 1842-1846 started by Dominique Marie Barrois, a shoe repairman. The company specialized in shoes and gloves, and stocked a variety of doll-making supplies.

Renoir-style face

Second Period: 1847-1853 D.M. Barrois’ widow took over, until her son was of age. Merchandise was unchanged. Third period: 1854-1874. The company was now firmly in the hands of the eldest son, Eugene Constant Barrois. He specialized in making doll supplies and accessories in house. Some items were also obtained from French manufacturers, and in Germany: wigs; fabrics for costumes; shoes; boots; jewelry (including sets called parures); clothing of all sorts, including gloves - a specialty - accessories such as crowns, sacs de voyage; furs; purses and necessaires. A full inventory of items can be found on Page 51 of Panorama of Parisienne Dolls, Vol. 1 by Francois and Danielle Theimer, and is worth the read! By this time, the Barrois company had grown to a position to rival the Blampoix company. Fourth period: 1874-1878 After the death of E. Barrois, the company was run by his widow, and made mostly adult and doll gloves. Halopeau bought the company and back stock in 1878-- and Barrois was no more. Significantly, in the mid-1860’s, there was a turning point in porcelain manufacture: Lazare Frayon, in Paris, invented a superior, quality porcelain, finer, clearer and more consistent. From that point, German porcelain heads were unnecessary, and Frayon was the preferred supplier of heads to both Barrois and Blampoix.

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With so many manufacturers and sculptors involved with Barrois porcelain heads, its not surprising that there is so much variation. Most heads were marked on the front, lower shoulder plate with EB and often a size/mold number between, but not always. Often the EB initials were replaced, by request, with the initials of the merchant ordering the dolls, or eliminated altogether! Or they may be under firmly-glued leather at the edge of the shoulder plate. What we can be sure of is that a plethora of faces can be attributed to Barrois. Some are character faces, some serene with heavily-lidded eyes, some reserved, some childlike, others aloof. What do they have in common? If marked, the name, but always - high quality, lovely bisque, careful painting, and superior modeling. Let’s take a look at a few Barrois faces. With their similarities and differences, each one is a testimony to the quality of French fashion dolls from the 1870’s. The 19” Barrois fashion lady (at right) shows a face with Renoir characteristics, with rounded face and full chin, but the modelling is beginning to show some of the Motijo influence. Her eyes are more heavily lidded, giving her a more pensive look, and the bridge of her nose is narrower. Her deep purple silk gown compliments her delicate coloring and dark eyes. The sweet, softer face on the 20” Barrois doll (see next page), found at the December 2012 Gaithersburg Doll Show, is of the Renoir type, softer, gentle and innocent. The bridge of the nose is thicker, and rounder on the end. She is demure and seems lost in reverie. Gone are rosy-red cheeks of yesteryear, replaced with a delicate blush. She keeps company with her sister in aubergine purple silk, at their toilette.

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Adult Barrois face with Motijo influence

At 19 inches, this Barrois is modelled to be an adult woman

Barrois sister dolls. The family resemblance is minimal.

Regal, refined Motijostyle face, modelled after Empress Eugenie Motijo, 1826-1920, wife of Napoleon III

Delicate painting, symmetrical brows and lips, broad forehead of the “Barrois Bride” Barrois face in the “Renoir” style Antique DOLL Collector

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The “Barrois Bride” (previous page) was featured in June 2015 Antique Doll Collector. Hers is the Motijo face, modeled after the lovely and graceful Empress Eugenie, who was of Spanish descent. This face exhibits the aristocratic lines that are so pleasing to the eye - straight, narrow, long pointed nose, heavily-lidded eyes, tall forehead, smaller eye cut, very delicate coloring and eyebrows, and perfect, symmetrical mouth. There is no doubt this is an elegant adult woman, contemplative, serene, and so very beautiful. She is most obviously a later model by Barrois, with a premium, full wig. The 11” poupee enfantine that inspired this article is all original. She came to me in her glass-topped presentation box, with gold, Dresdenpaper trim. I display the box with the note inside, and a photocopy of her, should there be any doubt whose box it is. Though I would not tamper with an antique doll, I did replace the missing Dresden Paper trim on the box. She was nestled in thick batting , and covered with cheesecloth. She came complete with her three-piece underwear set and a silk-linen blend, Princess-style dress and matching bonnet. Her dress is hand-sewn, lined and expertly styled to fit her. Her face is expertly painted, perfectly detailed and symmetrical, with a generous wig and original earrings. She has a childlike face, fuller and with a wider nose, more adolescent that adult. She retains the smaller eye cut and symmetrical mouth, and expert painting. She wears paper shoes and striped socks to match her ensemble. I wonder what the first M. Barrois would have said about her shoes—he was a shoe repairman and later made high-quality leather shoes for dolls. I daresay he would have preferred leather to paper! She is in mint condition, her gusseted, kid-leather body perfect with all fingers intact. Except for a little melting of her silk-ribbon trim, and two replaced buttons, her clothes are preserved without damage. The hem is intricate and tiny pleats with underlying lace and a large silk bow complete the back. And lo! She came with a provenance note! Written in pencil on unlined paper, it says: Serena geb born 1844 Leipzig. Leipzig Fair, Annual Merchants Fair. “Geb” is the German abbreviation for “geboren,” or “born.” We know the doll was bought at the Leipzig Trade Fair. The Fair, which is still in operation today, has medieval origins as far back as 1165, in Leipzig, Germany. Merchants from across Europe met there annually, to sell their wares and introduce innovative ideas. The Fair was so successful, and so beneficial to the German economy, that it was protected by the German government of the time. No other trade fair could compete within a certain distance of the Fair, or at the same time. Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the fair where the little Barrois was sold! Obviously, Serena, born in 1844, was not a child when she got the doll, as the doll dates from the 1870’s. The provenance note implies that Serena was the doll’s owner. Did she purchase the doll for a friend or relative, and then was unable to part with her? (This has happened to me!) Was the doll a gift for Serena? Definitive answers are lost to time. We can be sure the doll was valued, packed carefully away, with the note in the box. It is a small miracle alone that the tissue-thin paper shoes survived as a pair, and without any damage! Now, the little Barrois has settled into her new home with me, so distant in time and place from where she was born. From Europe to the United States, and from her late-in-life, brief trip to Irene in Alaska, she has a new “family” in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Enfantine face matches her diminutive size at 11 inches

Back view of Princess dress with self bow


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3-Piece original cotton underclothes, machine- and hand sewn-lining on dress

Interior of tiny bonnet, black paper shoes

Original silk, ruched bonnet, skillfully sewn, matches the ensemble

Empress Eugenie Motijo, 1826-1920 Wikimedia

At the end of this article we see her 12” Maman introducing the little Barrios to her “visiting German cousin” a 6 inch all-bisque. She pushes the youngest member of the family, a very small all-bisque, in the family carriage, as Maman supervises. (Special thanks to Mary Simonton, of Mary’s Antique Dolls and Accessories, for the perfect carriage!) Even the family dog gets into the picture!

Doll with her original, glasstopped box and provenance note

Note tucked inside box, with provenance to Serena, 1844, and the Leipzig Trade Fair Barrois Empress Eugenie doll La Belle Poupee Live Journal

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The many faces of Barrios. Four sisters, 11” to 20” Introductions all around, Little Sister, Big Sister, and Maman. Ready for a promenade, comme une famille

Mustn’t forget the dog.

Whether alone in a cabinet, or in the company of sisters, Barrois dolls have enduring beauty. And like true sisters, their faces may not closely resemble each other. But, make no mistake: Barrois dolls are family. Collectors often say, “That doll speaks to me,” or, “If only that doll could talk.” Be receptive to their voices! As sweet as a symphony, they whisper to us. They are patient, yet persistent. Like ancient sailors in the thrall of the Sirens, we are outmatched. And so, another doll comes to the doll room, and she changes everything. References: Encyclopedia of French Dolls, by Francois and Danielle Theimer, edited by Florence Theriault; Panorama of Parisienne Dolls, by Danielle and Francois Theimer; Wikipedia. 48

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UFDC Convention Salesroom Show Report August 2-5, 2017 • Orlando, Florida

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hether you are a first timer or a long-time attendee, the opening of the UFDC Showroom is a great event - perhaps the best doll show in the world. This year’s theme for the United Federation of Doll Clubs’ 68th Annual Convention, was Une Journee de la Poupee (A Day in the Life of a Doll). That doll day theme was evidenced in the Showroom. Dealers had brought out for the day many absolutely sensational dolls. It was a reminder to collectors and doll-lovers alike that there are rare and wonderful poupees to be found here. In fact, for beginner collectors, as well as those searching for the rarest of the rare, UFDC is the venue where you are most likely to find a treasure. Two highlights we show here, a 9.25” Bru Jeune Bebe from Valerie Fogel, and a portrait fashion from Leverd et Cie brought by Carmel Doll Shop.

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he word “Provenance” is defined in the Oxford English dictionary as; “The place of origin or earliest known history of something.” How many of us wish a doll in our collection could talk and tell us about their history and who they originally belonged to! It was at a meeting of our doll club last year that I spotted an old doll for sale on one of the regular sales tables. She had an arm missing, no eyes and because of this, had a very low price tag but such a sweet face! I already have several old Composition/Papier Mache dolls in my collection (my favourites!) and decided I would buy her and try to repair her eyes (how hard could that be?) and make her a new right arm . The seller told me that she might also be able to provide me with some information on the doll’s original owner and would bring it to me at a future club meeting…. Meanwhile I took the doll home and was able to examine her more closely… She was 20” tall, with her original blond sheep skin wig. Under her dress she had her original factory underwear consisting of a pretty white cotton chemise trimmed with cream cotton lace and pale blue ribbon, white cotton pantaloons and a half petticoat. Her head was fixed and turned slightly to the right. Her one remaining arm and legs (with hand painted stockings and shoes) were made of composition and attached by cotton cloth at the elbows and knees onto a nicely made and firmly stuffed cloth body. I discovered a factory stamp on the top of her right leg and also a faded stamp on her original factory chemise (see photos below). On looking up my book on doll marks I could see that they were the “Flying Helmet” stamps from the famous toy and doll manufacturer “Cuno & Otto Dressel”, who had a factory in Sonneberg, Germany. She also had stamped on the front of her shoulder plate the words “Wasch echt”, German for “washable” but I don’t think she would have gone too well in a bath! She would have been made around the late 1800’s. Anyway, down to her repairs…. using a small torch I looked through her eye holes, lo and behold, her original brown glass eyes were still inside! Hooray! But how to get them out and re-glue them back into their sockets? Her shoulder plate was very firmly glued onto her cloth body and her chemise was also attached by a single rusty nail onto the back. Trying to pry them apart would have caused too much damage to the doll and to the original garment. So…. it was a slow and very tricky process but with a lot of patience, I finally did manage to get both eyes back into place and re-glue them firmly, all through the eye sockets! Next came the arm, this repair was much easier. I sculpted one out of modelling clay to match her original arm and once it had completely dried, painted it to match. Sewn back into place she looked like new. MAUD continued on page 54 52

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Maud after restoration, happy to have her eyes back in place and a new arm….

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The”Flying Helmet” “Holz-masse” (German for wood pulp) mark of “Cuno & Otto Dressel” stamped on cotton top of the dolls right leg. The “Holz-masse” trademark was registered in 1875. Right, Flying Helmet stamp on chemise.

The words “Wasch echt” (washable) stamped onto the lower back of shoulder plate.

Two months later the doll’s seller provided me with the wonderful provenance as promised. It was in the form of a handwritten letter dated December 25th, 1885, Christmas day! The letter was written by a lady on board the passenger ship the “S.S. Clan Ogilvie” which had just left Liverpool in England for Bombay, India and was addressed to a Mrs Lawson in Perthshire, Scotland. In the letter she is obviously missing her family and writes.. “My dearest Lillian…. I fancy I can see you all and feel almost as if I am also present. I hope John remembered to give Maud her doll this morning. I left it in his charge before I left this will be a great day for Maud with Christmas cards etc. she will not know what to do with herself”…. The letter writer had left this doll in the charge of “John” (her brother perhaps?) as a Christmas gift for a young girl (niece?) named Maud. The letter’s envelope was postmarked Malta, one of the ship’s calling points where it would have been posted. I have named this lovely old doll “Maud” after her original owner, who received her on that Christmas day over 130 years ago. The doll was obviously well cared for (apart from the eyes and missing arm of course, accidents do happen!) as the rest of her is in wonderful condition. Unfortunately nothing more is known of her history except that somehow over the years she made her way to Western Australia and I am now lucky enough to have her in my display cabinet for everyone to admire. Footnote; On searching “Google” I discovered that the “S.S. Clan Ogilvie” was wrecked near Razzoli Island (off Corsica) in 1888. Fortunately no lives were lost. As this passenger ship was built in Glasgow in 1882 it only sailed for 6 years! References: “Antique Trader’s Doll Makers & Marks, A Guide to identification”. By Dawn Herlocher. 1999, Published by Antique Trader Books. Norfolk, Virginia.

The simple fastening of her chemise, a single nail! (now rusted). Fortunately her half petticoat and pantaloons are fastened with cotton chords.

Maud’s nicely hand painted shoes and stockings. 54

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Maud in the white cotton dress she came with trimmed with hand sewn Broderie Anglaise and lace. Her red grosgrain ribbon is silk (starting to melt).

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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.


3/25‑9/23/17. Germany. Office Antiques, Science & Technology & Fine Toys & Automata Auctions. Auction Team Breker. +49/2236/38 43 40. 4/22‑10/8/17. Switzerland. Russian Masterpieces of Art and White Gold from 1917 to 1927. Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel.


1‑2 ~ Anaheim, CA. Doll Convention ‑ Ball Jointed Dolls. Anaheim Marriott. VOLKS USA. Sarah Kim. 310‑782‑8324. 2 ~ Westampton, NJ. Antique & Vintage Doll Auction. Crescent Shrine. Sweetbriar. Dorothy Hunt. 410‑275‑2213. 6‑10 ~ Greenwood Village, CO. Miniature Show. Dona Mandell. 303‑321‑1078. 7‑9 ~ Albany, NY. R. John Wright Dolls Convention. Hollywood Theme. Hilton Albany. 518‑462‑6611. 8‑9 ~ Springfield, IL. Charity Luncheon Event. Rose Percy Fundraising. President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Double Tree Hilton. Mary Senko. 831‑643‑1902. 9‑10 ~ Annapolis, MD. Estate Doll Auction. Theriault’s Gallery. 800‑638‑0422. 410‑224‑3655. 9 ~ Las Cruces, NM. Doll Show. Scottish Rite Temple. Dona Ana Doll Club. Gloria Sanders. 575‑523‑1413. 9 ~ San Diego, CA. Doll Show. Al Bahr Shrine Center. Delightful Dolls of So. California. Linda Smith. 619‑265‑0443. 9 ~ West Chester, OH. Doll Show. EnterTRAINment Junction Expo Room. Queen City Beautiful Doll Club. Margie Schultz. 513‑207‑8409. 10 ~ Canada. Doll Show. Holiday Inn Cambridge, Ontario. Maple Leaf Doll Show. 519‑222‑4739. 10~ Kingston, NY. National Doll & Toy Collectors Club Luncheon Gala. Best Western Hotel. 718‑663‑1947. 212‑217‑3006. 10 ~ Maquoketa, IA. Doll Show. Centerstone Inn & Suites. Sherryl Newton. 10 ~ Santa Ana, CA. Doll, Teddy Bear & Toys Show. Santa Ana Elks Lodge. Rowbear. 530‑366‑5169. 10 ~ Valparaiso, IN. Doll Show. Porter County Expo Center. Valparaiso Dolls & Friends Club. 219‑476‑7384. 16 ~ Burbank, CA. Doll Show. St. Francis Xavier Church Hall. Jewel City Doll Club. Dene Alcott. 818‑248‑4862. Maggi Phillips. 310‑488‑1790.

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16‑17 ~ Denver, PA. Toy & Doll Auction. Morphy Auctions. 877‑968‑8880. 16‑17 ~ Rocky Mount, NC. Reborn Doll Convention. Country Inn & Suites. Reborn Dolls of Color. LuLu Calloway. 714‑410‑1305. 16 ~ Salisbury, NC. Doll & Bear Show. Salisbury Civic Center. Southeastern Doll Shows. Jackie Stone. 828‑505‑2287. 17 ~ Nashua, NH. Doll Show. 2 Somerset Parkway. Nellie Perkins Doll & Miniature Society & Granite State Doll Club. Diane Gardenour. 603‑424‑9808. 21‑22 ~ Newark, OH. Doll Auction. McMasters Harris Doll Auctions. Mark Harris. 740‑877‑5357. 22 ~ Annapolis, MD. Ten2Go Doll Auction. Crowne Plaza. Theriault’s. 800‑638‑0422. 410‑224‑3655. 23 ~ Florence, SC. Doll & Toy Show. SiMT Conference Center. Pee Dee Doll Club. Angie Hayek. 843‑731‑2107. 23‑24 ~ Rocky Mount, NC. Black Fashion Doll Convention. Country Inn & Suites. Black & Beautiful Doll Club. LuLu Calloway. 714‑410‑1305. 23 ~ Spokane, WA. Spokane Falls Dolls Doll Show. Penny Zarneski. 509‑327‑7622. 24 ~ Chagrin Falls, OH. Doll Show. Family Life Center. Eileen Green Doll Hospital. 440‑283‑5839. 24 ~ Flint, MI. Doll Show. Barbie Doll Collectors Club. Dom Polski Hall. Sue. 810‑639‑2353. 24 ~ Omaha, NE. Doll Show. Firefighters Union Hall. Elaine’s Dolls. Elaine Klein. 712‑889‑2154. 24 ~ St. Charles, IL. Doll Show. Kane County Fairgrounds. Karla Moreland Presents. 815‑356‑6125. 27‑30 ~ Panama City Beach, FL. Doll Convention. International Doll Makers Association. Holiday Inn Resort. Jane Lindsey. Debra Anderson. 850‑769‑1707. 29‑30 ~ Germany. Toy Auction. Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion. 0049(0)6203‑13014 (F) 0049(0)6203‑17193. 29 ~ Louisville, KY. Doll Auction. Hays & Associates. Kenneth Hays. 502‑584‑4297. 30 ~ Fletcher, NC. Doll Show. WNC Agricultural Center. Land O’Sky Doll Club. Lue. 828‑883‑4899. 30 ~ France. Doll Auction. Galerie De Chartres. +33(0)2 37 88 28 28 (F) +33(0)2 37 88 28 20. 30 ~ Jonesborough, TN. Doll Show. Jonesborough Visitor Center. The Dollhouse. Ellen Stafford. 423‑753‑0022. 30 ~ Wichita, KS. Doll Show. Holiday Inn. Connie Reynolds. 316‑641‑7887. Calendar continued on page 63

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An Elusive and Festive Spanish Doll By Linda Holderbaum


very culture has times of festive gathering and dressing in festive costume is part of the enjoyment. One such costume is the magnificent costume and particularly the hat worn by women from Montehermoso, a municipality in the northwest Province of CĂĄceres in Spain, which borders Portugal. This costume is extremely hard to find on dolls from Spain, partly due to the fact that the city has only about 5,600 people and this dress, worn by the local people, is not common throughout Spain.

This 16-inch (from feet to top of hat) all felt girl made in Spain in the 1960s stands next to a full size gorra galana hat, which measures 12-inches in height. The doll is taller than most of the felt souvenir dolls from Spain. Her features are embroidered and her costume sewn to her body. 56

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The close-ups of the doll’s hat show the elaborate use of material used in the decoration. Straw material is woven and sewn onto the hat as is rickrack, ribbon, buttons, yarn, and sequins. It is almost an exact replica of the real hat. Usually a yellow scarf is worn under the hat—the doll has one almost white in color which may have faded over time.

Here we have a full size straw bonnet, called a gorra (which means “hat” in Spanish). Originally worn by women when working outside or traveling, this hat is now part of their festival costume. Alongside this actual hat is a doll, made in the 1960s, showing the entire costume. There are three types of gorra worn by the women of Montehermoso. The one you see on the doll here and the hat are both gorra galana. The main characteristics of this type of gorra are yarn pompoms and a mirror on the front top of the hat. This type of hat is worn by single girls. A page from the August 1971 issue of McCall’s Magazine features “Betsy McCall Writes from Spain.” It illustrates this costume as well as one from Malaga. According to Betsy: “There’s a mirror in that bonnet to dazzle men! When a girl marries, they break the mirror.” We are not sure if this is accurate information or not. There are also two other types of hats: the gorra mora, which is also brightly colored but does not have the pompoms or mirror and is presumed to be worn by married women. The third type is the gorra de viuda which is worn during mourning and by widows. This is decorated but the appliqué is done only with black cloth.

The back of the costume is decorated with four colorful streamers embellished with seed beads and glued on sequins. Frequently in European dress you see “pockets,” or small purses, attached to the outside of ladies costumes. Here is her pocket, called a faltiquera, worn on her left side. It is red felt with white embroidered decoration. The slit for the pocket is false. Antique DOLL Collector

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Other parts of the outfit include the kerchief which is worn under the gorra. The costume includes a chemise, petticoat and at least two wool skirts. The skirts, which are pleated, are called a mantilla in this region. The top skirt, as seen on the doll, is a reddish color which is worn for festive occasions. Black is worn for everyday use. She also has an apron, called a mandil which is a single panel of cloth decorated with stripes of blue and red. Part of the delight of collecting is learning about other time periods and customs both present and in past. In the case of ethnic dolls—the education comes from in our similarities and differences.

She has four layers of skirts under her pleated top skirt then a lace slip and bloomers with red ribbon trim.

The doll wears white stockings. The shoes could be plain black or velvet with embroidery that are sewn and made into shoes as on the doll.

This close-up of the front of the real hat shows the mirror that is mentioned in the Betsy McCall paper doll article. The same type of mirror is on the doll as well, only both were “buried” in the dense yarn pompoms. Some of the mirrored surface has worn off or come off of the back, probably where it was glued into the yarn.


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This 1963 press photo shows Gayle Lingo of Bradenton, Florida receiving a Spanish-made plastic doll dressed in this costume, as De Soto Queen. This title was bestowed by the Hernando De Soto History Society Scholarship Committee. The caption says: Spanish doll dressed in elaborate native costume including gold necklace and earrings was given to De Soto Queen Gayle Lingo by the Lord Mayor of Caceres during the Conquistadores recent trip to Spain.� No credit line is cited on this photo but it was probably in a February 1963 issue of The Bristol Daily Courier from Bristol, PA. In 1967 Spain issued a postage stamp featuring the women’s costume from Caceres.

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The Princeton Doll and Toy Museum by Dorothy Hunt

In the spring of 1998 two women happened to meet and a museum was born.

Virginia Aris had been a long-time doll collector and was a member of the Letitia Penn club, the Doll Collectors of America and UFDC. Virginia was also an educator. On that spring day she was presenting a program to a women’s club in Princeton, NJ. Afterward Nancy O’Conner approached her and confided that she had always hoped to house her doll collection in a museum in order to share it, but had not been able to find a local museum. Virginia had the solution: they would start their own! The Princeton Doll and Toy Museum was formed but a suitable location in Princeton could not be found, so the little enterprise was settled in a small building in nearby Hopewell. As donations augmented Nancy’s and Virginia’s collections the museum moved to more spacious accommodations across the street. 60

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While many hundreds of visitors were attracted to the museum from around the world (the guest book boasts names from all parts of Europe, Japan and Australia,) its primary focus was on education. Monthly doll study meetings were hosted and were always well attended. The museum never in its history had a paid employee; instead it was staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers. Sadly, after Virginia’s death earlier this year, the museum closed its doors for the last time on July 31, 2017

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Join Dolly Dingle at the Jewel City Doll Club 39th Annual Doll Show and Sale

OCTOBER 2017 1 ~ Sturbridge, MA. Doll & Bear Show. Sturbridge Host Hotel. Wendy Collins. 603‑969‑1699. 1 ~ Wilmington, OH. Doll Show. Roberts Centre. Sandra Bullock 734‑282‑0152. Gail Lemmon. 440‑396‑5386. 4 ~ Hatfield, PA. Doll Auction. Alderfer Auction. 215‑393‑3000. Oct. 3 online only. 5 ~ Fife, WA. Doll Luncheon. Emerald Queen Ballroom & Convention Ctr. Mt. Rainier Doll Club. Cheryl Richardson. 360‑509‑8723. Reservations: Maureen Isaman. 7 ~ Albany, NY. Doll Show. St. Sophia’s Greek Orthodox Church. Shaker Doll Club. Nancy. 7 ~ Escondido, CA. Doll Show. Church of the Resurrection. Southwind Doll Club. Sandy Dorsey. 760‑731‑6581. 7 ~ Morganton, NC. Annual Southeastern Doll Show. Collett St. Recreation Ctr. Sandi Walker. 828‑893‑0640. 7 ~ Phoenix, AZ. Doll Show. Valley of the Sun Doll Club. No. Phoenix Baptist Church. Harlene Soucy. 480‑831‑9081. Lynn Hoy. 480‑888‑0672. 7 ~ Southaven, MS. Doll Show. The Southaven Arena. Southern Belles Doll Club. Donna Brown. 901‑377‑5796. Cheryl Manard. 662‑512‑0189. 8 ~ Lebanon, PA. Doll Show. Lebanon Expo Center. Central Penn Doll Club. 717‑761‑3609. 717‑567‑9553. 13‑14 ‑ Golden, CO. Doll Show. Lorella Farmer. 303‑988‑8591. 14 ~ Fredericksburg, VA. Doll & Toy Show. Fredericksburg Elks Lodge. The Now and Then Doll Club of Fredericksburg. 540‑720‑5644. 14 ~ Minneapolis, MN. A Woman’s Touch Honoring US Women Doll Makers. Annual Minnesota Doll Jamboree. Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West. Registration. Diane. 651‑ 636‑3847. 14 ~ Pleasanton, CA. Doll & Bear Show. Alameda County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775‑348‑7713. 14 ~ Rocky River, OH. Miniature Show. Don Umerley Civic Center. Gloria Ebratt. 440‑522‑1308. 14 ~ Round Rock, TX. Doll Show. Williamson Conference Center. Austin Doll Collectors Society. Sharon Weintraub. 512‑323‑9639. 15 ~ Amherst, NY. Doll Show. UB Center for Tomorrow. Niagara Frontier Doll Club. Joan Malone. 716‑875‑2641. 15 ~ DeWitt, MI. Doll Show. Banquet & Conf. Ctr. of DeWitt. Sandy Johnson Barts. 269‑599‑1511. 15 ~ Plymouth, MN. Doll Show. Crowne Plaza Hotel. Dolls & Toys & Bears OH MY! Bernadette Able. 239‑282‑9499. 18‑20 ~ Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Holiday Inn. Withington Auctions. 603‑478‑3232. Calendar continued on page 64

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New Date: Sat. Sept. 16, 2017 Hours: 10am – 3pm

New Location: St. Francis Xavier Church Hall 3801 Scott Rd, Burbank, CA 91504 Free Parking Admission $5 (under 12 free) Free Admission 10am – 10:30am Food • Free Photo • Gifts Dolls of All Ages • Accessories • Toys • Treasures Doll Repair on Premises • Free Doll Identification Dealer Reservation or Info Maggi Phillips 310-488-1790 Dene Alcott 818-248-4862

Come and help us Celebrate

The Wonders of Childhood

The Southern Bells Doll Club presents their 34th Annual Doll Show & Sale

At the Southaven Arena 7360 Highway 51 North, Southaven, MS 48671

Saturday, October 7, 2017 9 AM – 4 PM Raffles start at 3:30 PM

Proceeds to benefit The House of Grace for abused women and children of Southhaven, MS

For more information contact Donna Brown 901-377-5796 Cheryl Manard 662-512-0189 Price: Adults $5 • Children 6–12 $1 • Under 6 free

Annual Southeastern Doll Show, Tenth Anniversary,

Sat. Oct 7th 10am to 3pm Collett St Rec Ctr. Morganton NC 28655

DOLLS -- Antique, Modern, Collectible, Vintage, and Handmade “One of Kind” Porcelain creations, Doll Supplies, costumes, accessories, appraisals, and a Doll Hospital. Sale tables with $1 & $5 items Vendors welcome. Contact Sandi Walker 828-893-0640 or

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8th Annual Fall Doll Show & Sale Crowne Plaza Hotel 3131 Campus Drive, Plymouth, MN 55441

Sunday October 15, 2017 Show time 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

31st Annual Doll Jamboree on Saturday October 14, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza also.

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Calendar continued from page 63 21 ~ Palmetto, GA. Doll Show. Georgia Baptist Children’s Home. Peachtree Doll Collectors. Brenda Welker. 678‑523‑3150. Linda Dobbs. 706‑672‑3010. 21 ~ Pasadena, CA. Doll Show. Pasadena Elks Lodge. Forever Young Doll Shows. Sandy Kline. 818‑368‑4648.

106 W. Main St., Carlisle, KY 40311 859‑289‑3344

21‑22 ~ Puyallup, WA. Doll & Bear Show. Western Washington Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775‑348‑7713.

Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11-4

22 ~ St. Charles, IL. Doll, Bear, Toy & Collectible Show. Kane County Fairgrounds. Antique World Shows. Diana Tabin. 847‑772‑6760.

Open by appointment at other times, call 859-707-6123

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28 ~ Baltimore, MD. Lady Baltimore Doll Study Club Luncheon. Debbie Gussow. 410‑484‑0857.

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29 ~ Southbury, CT. Doll, Bear & Toy Show. Southbury Plaza Hotel. Jenny Lind Doll Club. Pam Conboy. 203‑266‑4769. Paula Walton. 860‑355‑5709.

30‑11/1 ~ Bradford, NH. Workshop on Tasha Tudor. Margaret Gray Kincaid. 646‑709‑4340. 603‑938‑2344. To find more doll events near you go to our website at and click on “Events” tab. Also, sign up on our email list to have the most up to date info on upcoming events. Just email with the subject line “sign me up for doll events.”

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29 ~ Santa Ana, CA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Rowbear & Friends. Santa Ana Elks Lodge. Rowbear. 530‑366‑5169.

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28‑29 ~ Scottsdale, AZ. Marquis Antique Doll Auction. Hilton Scottsdale Resort. Theriault’s. Crowne Plaza. Theriault’s. 800‑638‑0422. 410‑224‑3655.

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Beautiful Bébés Fine Dolls and Precious Playthings of the Past Tel: 425.765.4010 For excellent service contact Beautiful Bebes when Selling or Consigning!

Always Buying. Trades, Consignments, Sales and Estate.


A Tiny Confection - If you have waited all your collecting life for the tiniest, rarest damsel of them all, you have just found her. This tiny little Bru Jeune 1, a transition Bebe from the Chevrot to the Girard era, well before the latter Bru Dolls, is all of 9.25 inches tall. She has the most beautiful sparkling spiral threaded blue eyes, and adorable expression akin to her Chevrot and Leon Casimir Bru predecessors, and best of all she sits stands and poses beautifully on her little wooden body. To date we have not seen another of this tiny size with this exceptional face come forward. Please call for additional details and pricing.

Teenie Queenie Adorable 13” Wooden c.1785-90 with wonderful expression and overall exceptional condition. Please call for additional information and details!

Deux Jumeau - Two beautiful examples of the work of Emile Jumeauon the left an exquisite early 8 over EJ (18”) and on the right a pristine E9J (20”) in original signed Paris Louvre ensemble and signed Jumeau shoes. Both in overall exceptional condition. $8900 and $7900 respectively.

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Spectacular 23 inch Empress Eugénie with delicate pale bisque and exquisite expression. Lavish original coiffured blonde wig, lovely summer weight ensemble with delicate bonnet and ecru ruffle fichu. Rare presentation size. $6995-

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ore than 500 fine antique dolls from French, German and American 19th century dollmakers will be featured, including bébés by Bru, Steiner, Jumeau, Schmitt and others, and character dolls by Kammer and Reinhardt, Kestner and Gebruder Heubach. There are French poupées with trousseaux, French automata, German handwind toys, allbisque mignonettes and characters, doll furnishings, doll costumes, children’s games and playthings, American mid-century treasures, and so much more. All fresh to you from long-held private collections. The auction will be posted by August 25 and available for live internet bidding on both days so plan to pull up a chair at home, enjoy the fun, and win a doll. Go to Theriaults. com and click on “bid online” and then on the September 9 or 10 auctions to see the treasures.

Other Ways to Bid. You can leave pre-bids online. Or call us at 800-638-0422 or 410-224-3655 and leave an “old-school” absentee bid or make a reservation for live telephone bidding at the actual time of the auction (we call you — it’s easy). Attending the Auction. We have very limited seating for this auction, so please call in advance to reserve your seat. Preview the Auction. You are invited to preview the auction at Theriault’s Gallery anytime after September 5 from 9 AM to 4 PM, but we request that you call for an appointment in advance.

A list with small photographs and full descriptions is available by post prior to the auction for $10. Above: A sampling of antique dolls featured at Theriault’s September 9-10 Grandezvous auction in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Antique Doll Collector Sept2017  

Highlights of our current issue, including articles on collectibles, doll museums, and Izannah Walker dolls.

Antique Doll Collector Sept2017  

Highlights of our current issue, including articles on collectibles, doll museums, and Izannah Walker dolls.