French Bébé Doll Soars Past Estimate, Sells for $18,000 at Dolls & Teddy Auction
(This article first appeared in the February 2013 issue of DOLLS magazine) DENVER, Pa. – A Japanese collector paid $18,000 for a 23-inch French bisque […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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.
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.