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  • Feb 12 2013
  • 12 Feb 2013

Auction House, Damaged by Sandy, Returns with Toy, Book, Memorabilia Sales

LYNBROOK, N.Y.— Three auctions have been scheduled for February and March featuring historical memorabilia, rare books, stamps, and coins hosted by Phillip Weiss Auctions. The […]

  • Jan 18 2013
  • 18 Jan 2013

Doll Fetches Record $212,000 in Theirault’s Auction

(This article first appeared in DOLLS magazine) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA—A German-made character doll sold for $212,000 at a Jan. 12 auction held by Theirault’s auction house, setting a […]

  • Oct 10 2010
  • 10 Oct 2010

Single-Owner Collection of Antique French, German Dolls to go on the Block

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – A nice, single-owner collection of more than 125 rare and vintage dolls—nearly all of them made in France and Germany between […]

  • Sep 20 2010
  • 20 Sep 2010

The Collector’s Minute: Ellis Maple Dolls

Identification of dolls can be difficult, hindered by the fact many are unmarked, some manufacturers made parts for other doll makers and the market has […]

  • Mar 24 2009
  • 24 Mar 2009

Reproduction or Antique? How Best to Enhance a Doll Collection

When talking with a doll collector, the conversation inevitably turns to those dolls that make up our “dolly dreams.” We secretly envision going to a […]

  • Feb 24 2009
  • 24 Feb 2009

How Much Is That Dolly In The Window?

In the world of antiques, just because something is old does not make it particularly valuable. Likewise, just because a doll is old does not […]

  • Nov 17 2008
  • 17 Nov 2008

A Life Well Lived

A Life Well Lived

By Laurie McGill

On June 18, 2008 I turned on my computer to find an email from the Tudor Family:

  • Oct 12 2008
  • 12 Oct 2008

The Parisian Poupée….French Fashion Dolls

The exact purpose of French Fashion dolls have caused much speculation. There are few if any unaware that Paris, France has a long history of defining what the current ideals of fashion and beauty are.

  • Oct 12 2008
  • 12 Oct 2008

Goodyear Rubber Head Dolls

American Charles Goodyear was born in 1800 and died in 1860. His father Amasa Goodyear was a pioneer in the manufacture of American hardware and was the inventor of a steel hayfork which replaced the heavy iron fork. The invention of the steel hay fork expedited and thus lightened the labor of field work. His father also manufactured the first pearl buttons made in America.

  • Oct 7 2008
  • 7 Oct 2008

Doll Collecting Traces Roots to the 18th Century

Organized Doll Collecting Traces Roots to the 18th Century

By Laurie McGill