Found 66 articles matching Dolls and Dollhouses category.
  • Jun 10 2016
  • 10 Jun 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Why the Secondary Doll Market is in the Doldrums

Collecting categories decline. This is a simple statement that is a difficult concept for many in the antiques and collectibles trade to accept. The list […]

  • May 13 2016
  • 13 May 2016

Rinker on Collectibles: Mattel’s Battle to Save Barbie

What is the shelf life of a toy? The Slinky was invented by Richard James in 1943. The Radio Flyer wagon and Lincoln Logs will […]

  • Apr 24 2016
  • 24 Apr 2016

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Collecting Hard Plastic Dolls of the 1950s

Retirement is fast approaching or, for some of us, has already reached the generation known as Baby Boomers. It seems only natural that for many […]

  • Mar 2 2016
  • 2 Mar 2016

A Marketing Success: The Ladies Home Journal and its ‘Doll that has come to Life’

In order to mount a successful marketing campaign, you need to plan it, set your goals, promote it and deliver value. Beginning in 1908 and […]

  • Feb 4 2016
  • 4 Feb 2016

Is the Doll Collecting Market Booming or Busting?

“Boom or bust” is a phrase I heard many times growing up in the coalfield region of Eastern Kentucky. The small burg where I grew […]

  • Oct 23 2014
  • 23 Oct 2014

Is Barbie on Her Last Legs? What’s Happening in the Collectible Fashion Doll Marketplace?

With Barbie sales apparently in the “doll-drums,” collectors can’t help but wonder what the future holds for their beloved play and fashion icon. According to […]

  • May 21 2014
  • 21 May 2014

Huge Menagerie of Steiff Stuffed Animals to Highlight Julia’s Toy, Doll and Adverts Sale

FAIRFIELD, Maine – A menagerie of 125 Steiff stuffed animals from the collection of Chuck and the late Cathy Steffes—any of which could easily be […]

  • Apr 21 2014
  • 21 Apr 2014

An Open Love Letter to that Big, Green, City-Smashing Hunk, Godzilla

I remember it like it was yesterday. Flashback with me to Christmas, 1979. Every Christmas there are toys that dominate the shopping season, but this […]

  • Mar 24 2014
  • 24 Mar 2014

Wrestling Fans Covet Collectibles of the Squared Circle

The combination of athletic prowess, strength, theatrics and showmanship that create the world of professional wrestling has given rise to a host of collectible opportunities […]

  • Mar 5 2014
  • 5 Mar 2014

Q & A with Harry Rinker: 1960s S. Salvadori Metal End Table Lamp

QUESTION: I own a gilded/painted table lamp which I rescued from a basement in Conshohocken, Pa. It has a stepped pedestal base. The standard features […]