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Beating the Winter Blahs with Dolls

Reproduction China Head from Etsy

Even if you are up to your windowsills in snow and ice, there are some terrific ways to beat the winter blahs with dolls and to share your collection with others.

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Doll Collecting Blog Week of April 14th

Saturday April 12, 2014
This week we will read More on Jumeau Dolls and More on Bru dolls. These are articles partly based on my book in progress, "The Cultural History of Dolls." Next, we'll visit the ancient past and read about Pre-Columbian dolls, excerpted from my (With Love From Tin Lizzie . . ." We'll also learn about the Croatian King of Dolls. Last, for those who love the macabre and history, unique dolls called Headless Historicals. Courtesy, Theriault's

Doll Collecting Blog April 7, 2014

Sunday April 6, 2014
Dolls from an Estate Collection, Vintage and ModernFor this week, Vintage Rose is a great general line antique store which includes vintage and antique dolls, furniture, accessories, and childhood items in its inventory. Read more . . . For more doll finding adventures, visit Eagle Estate Brokers Flea Market, aka, EEB Indoor Fleamarket. Read more . . . This weekend, the personal collection of legendary miniaturist and collector Flora Gill Jacobs will be auctioned by Noel Barrett. Read More . . . An A. Marque doll form the Stein am Rhein collection, auctioned by Theriault's, broke the record for an antique doll auction price at $300,000.00. Read More . . . International Harvester Heiress Frances Glessner Lee created Doll Houses of Death to help solve unsolved crimes, especially murders. Read more . . .

Ellen's Doll Collecting Blog March31st-April 4th

Sunday March 30, 2014
Silvestri automaton, collection Ellen M. Tsagaris Time does fly when you are having fun! I am approaching my second month as your guide and loving every keystroke of it! This week, I thought I would mention some of Denise's excellent articles on doll repair and pricing. I also reprise Part I of my piece on doll books on Kindle. More new articles next week! Happy April Fool's Day! Doll Restoration and Repair: Here is part of a series of extensive articles with sources and Bibliographies from the About.com archives. Read more . . Tips for Successful Doll Restoration: Here are tips for restoring dolls, including how to wash their hair. Read more . . . Dolls Price Guide: This is a handy, concise price guide to help you value your dolls. Read more . . . Ellen's Doll Collecting Blog Kindles, and Toys and Bears, Oh My!: Read on for a description of my doll library on Kindle. Read more . . .

Doll Collecting Blog for March 24th

Friday March 21, 2014
March has finally come and is going out like a lamb. This week, we'll circle back to the history of the first dolls, not toys, but ritual figures, idols, and Santos. Read more. Abernathy's is a unique, upcycling boutique that uses doll parts to create jewelry and art. They also sell primitive dolls, local artwork, vintage, and original clothing. Read more. My greatest inspiration when it came to collecting dolls was my mom. You might say, she gave dolls back their innocence when she made, collected, dressed, and restored them for me. Read more. This week, Theriault's will auction the legendary Stein Am Rhein Doll and Toy Museum. Read More. Finally, Pueblo Storytellers are Native American Dolls that have their own following. Here is a review of a premier book on the dolls and their creator, Helen Cordero Read More. Till next week .....!A. Marque by Theriault's

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