Children of Japan

Children of Japan
Courtesy, R. John Wright

The Jumeau 201

The Jumeau 201
Courtesy Theriault's and Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Hinges and Hearts

Hinges and Hearts
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A History of Metal Dolls
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Alice, Commemorative Edition

Alice, Commemorative Edition
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Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory

Emma, aka, La Contessa Bathory
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Annabelle

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Native American Art

the triplets

the triplets

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby

c. 1969 Greek Plastic Mini Baby
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Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Iron Maiden; Middle Ages

Sand Baby Swirls!

Sand Baby Swirls!
By Glenda Rolle, courtesy, the Artist

Glenda's Logo

Glenda's Logo
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Sand Baby Castaway

Sand Baby Castaway
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A French Friend

A French Friend

Mickey

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2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll

2000+ year old Roman Rag Doll
British Museum, Child's Tomb

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll

Ancient Egypt Paddle Doll
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ushabti

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Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

Ann Parker Doll of Anne Boleyn

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Tin Head Brother and Sister, a Recent Purchase
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Re Theriault's November Auction

See below; sure wish I could go!!


To be Auctioned at Theriautl's; November
Cover Antique Doll Collector.  You could do a 3D painting
with an arrangement of these wonderful character dolls,
maybe they are watching Chocolte the Clown
at a speical party for little girls at the Louvre Department Store?



A few rooms are still available at the historic Waldorf Astoria hotel, site of the weekend festivities. Theriault's has a special rate of $299.00 that is virtually unprecedented in New York at this magical time of the year. Want to join us at this special price? Instead of calling the hotel, call Janet Saxe or Jamie Lanza directly at Theriault's at 1-800-638-0422 and they will make all the arrangements for you. Just a few rooms remain so make sure you make your reservations as soon as possible. Florence will be conducting her beloved private hands-on seminar on Friday, the 21st between 10:00AM and 4:00PM that will highlight the subject of "Jumeau, Bru, and The Great Pretenders." This is an intensive and educational workshop that will give collectors hands on experience with many of the rare dolls featured that weekend along with Florence's decades of knowledge to help raise your collecting awareness. The maximum number of attendees is 25 and a few spots remain...call Janet Saxe or Jamie Lanza at 1-800-638-0422 to reserve your place today. On Saturday evening, following the grand Theriault event "Let The Music Begin" featuring over 300 of the finest and rare antique dolls, we will host an "all are welcome" reception with legendary fashion designer and doll artist Robert Tonner along with Florence Theriault and Theriault President, Stuart Holbrook. This "Wine and Walk" event will take you on a personal tour of Tonner's collection as he talks about the vintage pieces from his own personal collection of iconic America Fashion dolls being auctioned the next day and the influence they had on his own contemporary work. This is open to the public and will take place between 7:00PM and 9:00PM. The holiday season in NYC. Could any place be more romantic or perfect? Like Paris in the spring or London in the fall, the charm and excitement of the city will be in full bloom. The Waldorf Astoria puts you right in the heart of it all to be an easy stroll to Rockefeller Center, Central Park, as well as all the fabulous shops whose windows and buildings will be decked out in full holiday spirit. What better time to enjoy a weekend of dolls! The catalogs will be mailed late next week so be sure to place your orders today. If you are not a subscriber already, subscriptions are the best option for assuring all of the catalogs arrive in the future at a significant savings. As well, you even have the option of opting out of specialty catalogs in your subscription like the Tonner event on Sunday.
For more details on this gala weekend in New York, go here to preview some of the rarest offerings collectors of all genres could imagine.
Click here to order the auction catalogs.
To receive notice of Theriault's auctions, go to www.theriaults.com and register to receive email notices. If you are planning on coming to New York City for the November 22-23 auctions or would like more information call Theriault's toll-free at 800-638-0422, internationally at 410-224-3655 or email info@th

Free Doll Newsletter Below from my Site, Doll Collecting at About.com


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From Ellen Tsagaris, your Guide to Doll Collecting

 Happy Halloween Week all Doll Collectors and Enthusiasts!  There are lots of chances to find interesting dolls this time of year, I hope your spooky doll dreams come true!  Get out your witch, scarecrow, and Dracula dolls, and let the Pumpkin Heads Reign

 


Modern dolls sold at a farm auction. See what happened to the estate dolls I worked on earlier this year.

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The Shelter for Misfit Doll is a wonderful site; I hope that The Little Dead Girl will refresh and add new material soon!

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 An Amazing Portrait in Wax of the beloved queen and doll collector was a star in the not to distant past Theriault's auction.

 

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Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Dolls Group on Facebook

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Dolls Group on Facebook: For anyone interested in Vintage Dolls; here is a great book on FB; I often share our posts, there.  Very nice people and many interesting V...

Rare Hosely Part Doll, Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Monday, October 27, 2014

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Hoseley Party Dolls











Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Hoseley Party Dolls: I knew there was a reason why I liked McGregor, Iowa so much!  It really is a wonderful place for dolls and antiques. For example, there was...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

This Week's About.com Doll Collecting Newsletter

From Ellen Tsagaris, your Guide to Doll Collecting
 Review our site at About.com for more. We think variety is the spice of doll collecting life; read and enjoy!
The Shelter for Misfit Dolls; A Review
If you love unusual dolls, folk dolls, handmade dolls, and doll art, read on!
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Mr. Haddock's Androids
Download this free ebook on Google Books which is a description of a collection of automatons or andorids displayed in 1797..
Companies that made Betsy McCall
This beloved little girl has appeard as a paper doll, hard plastic, and vinyl doll for over 60 years. Read more.
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UFDC Memoirs and Doll Castle News
The Legendary UFDC met in July 2014 for its annual convention.
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Antique Doll Collector Magazine: My Visit with Gigi and Sherry!

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: My Visit with Gigi and Sherry!: This past Monday, I joined my friends from the West Central Illinois Doll Club to visit Gig's dolls and Sherry's Teddy Bears, Inc., ...




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Halloween

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Halloween: Courtesy, Keith and Donna Kaonis Halloween as we know it has origins in Ancient Egyptian, Celtic [especially Irish],  and Hipanic cultur...



Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Fabulous Finds under $500



Japanese Penny  Dolls, 1930s
Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Fabulous Finds under $500: Now that Christmas and the holidays are nearly upon us, we may want to take note of the many doll related events taking place, as well as th...

Friday, October 17, 2014

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Betsy Paper Dolls

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Vintage Betsy Paper Dolls:  Admit it; you're one of us!  Those of us who are a certain age remember the thrill of receiving "McCalls Magazine" in the mai...





Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A View of What Was

Here is a photo of some of my first antique and collectible dolls as they used to be displayed in my parents' home.  I have had to move them since, but I still have them and cherish them. I look forward to the day that they will be displayed in my brick and mortar museum.  I am sorry they are black and white for now; they will be in color later. I've just learned to scan, and this scanner is connected to a BW copy machine, but all the same, you get the idea:)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

First in a Series of Videos on Antique and Vintage Dolls, also see Antique Doll Collector Magazine blog

Hope you like this video; there will be more, I hope.


Doll Museum: Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: October Happenings

Doll Museum: Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: October Happenings: See below; click on the link to subscribe to Antique Doll Collector Magazine, if you like.  I found a cache of antique and vintage Japanese ...

October Happenings

October reigns cold, crisp, and a little wet.  I have a new doll newsletter out for Doll Collecting at about.com; collectdolls.about.com.  It is free, and you may unsubscribe at anytime.  I am also posting photos and aritcles on my Facebook Page, Dr. E's Doll Museum, and on the Facebook Page Antqique Doll Collector. There are photos from ADC on Pinterest and Flickr, and Google+.  Lots of places to read about, and to see, great dolls.  My newsletters features posts on the new horror doll flick, "Annabelle,' and more information on Halloween Dolls.  There is also something on the 2014 UFDC convention and much more.

I've recieved permission from the editors of Antique Doll Collector Magazine to post a link where you can subscribe directly to their wonderful, all color magazine with lots of information for doll collectors.  Here it is: http://antiquedollcollector.com/store/page2.html

October Issue; Antiques, Vintage, Doll Houses, UFDC, and More

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Quick Survey of China Heads









Antique Doll Collector Magazine: Quick Survey of China Heads: Very rare china head with molded bonnet.  Theriault's.com Over time, like many collectors, I've gathered many unusual dolls to a...

The Tender Hauntings

To paraphrase a former president, there they go again!   Just when you thought it was safe to collect dolls in public, another creepy doll movie hits the theaters.  I have mixed feelings about this type of film.  I have given a conference paper at The Midwest Modern Language Association Convention on Dolls in Horror Movies when the Convention theme was "Play, No, Seriously" and I love "ghoulie/ghostie" dolls at Halloween. I cheerfully reviewed "Creepy A** Dolls" because it was a tongue-in-cheek, funny approach to the subject of haunted dolls.
"Annabelle" is based on an earlier film, "The Conjuring," which was about an allegedly "haunted" Raggedy Ann Doll called Annabelle.  The original doll is now housed in Warren's Occult Museum and is featured in the web museum, "The Haunted Doll Museum."  Annabelle the Raggedy Ann has been called the Devil Doll and other names Johnny Gruelle would not approve of.   The Warrens are an interesting couple who go around exorcising "possesse" objects, and more often than not, acquiring them for their museum. You can find the story at the New England Society for Psychic Research web page.
In the new film, a young couple expecting a baby happen upon a doll with a murderous past.  Mia, the expectant mother, puts the doll in the nursery she is fixing for the new baby, among other beloved dolls in her collection.  Then, of course, the bloody mayhem and destructive activities begin.  Yet, as one review puts it, the film is not really about the doll, anyway; it is just a vehicle for the demonicspirits that possess it.  We know nothing about the dolls value, why it is rare, what kind of doll it is, who made it, etc.
Part of me can't help but wonder if there will be licensed dolls and products from the film.  After all, it is possible to buy Talking Tina from the famous Telly Savalas "Twilight Zone" episode, and the little doll from "Triology of Terror" is also available.  Both are a little pricey, but character and celebrity doll collectors like movie-themed dolls and they do well as cross over collectibles.

The nice folks who run The Haunted Doll Museum on the Web have been very nice to me, and have followed my Tweets, but I confess I don't believe in haunted anything.  It would be nice to sit down with M. Jumeau and M. Bru to talk doll making, and to have tea with Armand Marseilles and Madame Alexander, but I don't believe it will ever happen, either.

In view of the recent media mess in San Clemente with the dolls I call "The Talega 11", I wonder if doll collectors need more "creepy publicity?"

Certainly, I can laugh at myself.  Our local haunted house has a Baby Doll Room, bathed in eerie red light, with zombie babies and skeleton dolls mixed in with all types of vintage dolls invarious stages of repair and disrepair.  One year, when I have time, I'm going to volunteer to be the guide in that room.  I love that room, and all the other animatronics and mechanical Halloween dolls and mannikins  featured.  I love them because they are types of dolls and play a part in doll history and art.  I appreciate the imagination and craftsmanship it took to make them, and to display them.  They don't scare me.  Our local talk show hostess, a celebrity in her own mind if no one else's, made a point of saying to the local movie reviewer that she "hates anything like dolls that move!"  Must be why her staff treated me so rudely when I was a guest representing our local American Association of University Women group with a short program on historical dolls.  Oh well.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014



 

 



 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 
 
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From Ellen Tsagaris, your Guide to Doll Collecting
Our weekend was full of doll related events and fall festivals. There was too much to attend!  New dolls continue to appear everywhere, and flea markets abound.  Theriault's kicks off another month of doll auctions beginning October 4th, and dolls are more popular than ever!

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A frail angel of mercy of a doll battlefield goes to war again, this time in a bidding war of wonderful and rare dolls at auction!
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Memories of Halloween Past and some current Halloween Doll collectibles are featured.
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By popular demand, here is one of a series of articles with tips on selling dolls and places to list them. As I've said often, I am not a dealer, but have lots of experience buying dolls and talking with dealers and auctioneers.  This may give those who want to selll some placs to start.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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