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Monday, September 29, 2014

Press Release on October Issue Previewed by Antique Doll Collector Magazine, aka AntiqueDollCollectorMagazine.blogspot.com

Walker, Chase, Alabama, Presbyterian Rag dolls and other Early and Vintage dolls
Antique Doll Collector Magazine
Two spectacular collections will be featured at the upcoming Frasher Doll Auction November 1 in Kansas City, Missouri. The estate of the late Inez Gwin who began her collection in 1956, includes fine French and German dolls as well as rare chinas. Our cover doll is a rare Jumeau portrait model on an articulated manikin body, standing 30 inches tall. Ailene Ford’s collection offers buyers a chance to bid on large size French and German dolls along with a selection of fine piano babies. Several dolls from this important sale can be seen in our October issue. A Kestner purchased in 1980 for his wife’s birthday would lead to one of the great collections of the last thirty years. In his article on Fran and Chuck Ciraolo, Stuart Holbrook tells the story of the couple’s successful career path and their dedication which led to this overwhelming collection. You’ll learn about their favorite doll, the Jumeau Triste and why they could not stop at just one! This author shares two more dolls’ houses from the collection of long time dealer and collector Ann Meehan, the impressive Regency House, measuring over 6.5 feet tall and a circa 1880 house built by the son of a sea caption for the Russell family of Duxbury, MA. Possessing the passion of an interior decorator, Ann has furnished these two homes with exquisite dolls’ house miniatures and the rarest of dolls. This spring I was privileged to participate in the TLC Grand Tour. Day five found us in Basle, Switzerland at the largest doll and toy museum in Europe, the Toy Worlds Museum Basle, home to the finest teddy bears in the world. Cleverly displayed for maximum enjoyment, doll collectors will also find exceptional dolls and room boxes. I bring you some of my favorites in this issue. That same day we visited Basle’s museum of domestic life, featuring a small but exquisite collection of dolls’ houses and dolls. Also in our October issue we bring you the blue ribbon winners of the antique UFDC competitive exhibit, always one of the most exciting attractions of the annual convention. This year was no exception and we know you will enjoy viewing these rare dolls. The National Doll Festival, an annual event presented by Rowbear Lohman featuring a mix of antique, vintage, holiday items, doll clothing, new and artist dolls, our mystery column, news of an upcoming exhibit and a look at two new doll books all contribute to this special issue. Happy Collecting! Subscribe Now On Our Secure Shopsite Antique Doll Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768 Call us Toll Free at 888-800-2588 Email: antiquedoll@gmail.com Check Out Our Calendar of Doll Shows and Auctions

The 19th Century Continued- Some Photos, Courtesy Antique Doll Collector Magazine

Above: Doll Museum Photo Showing
China heads, Bonnet head,s Parian and more
Antique Doll Collector Magazine

 
From our Friends and Antique Doll Collector Magazine, some wonderful photos graciously shared:
French Fashon with Shoes and Socks
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Civil War China, Antique Doll
Collector Magazine
French and German Bisques with Old Piano and other dolls

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The 19th c. Continued; Wax dolls

Wax Religious or Devotional doll, 18th c, Antique Doll Collector Magazine
For my money, Mary Hillier's book on Wax Dolls is the best source.  Wax dolls quite a history and ancestry, and because of their connection with Voodoo and magic, they are a bit mysterious. There are some wax dolls around that are over 400 years old or more, with many made during the 19th c.  The Bronte Children played with wax dolls, and Nellie Olesen had a fantastic example in Laura Ingalls Wilder's On the Banks of Plum Creek.  Morbid Anatomy, another blog, features examples of wax Venuses, or female anatomical models used to teach anatomy.  Many were created by Sra. Morendi, a master aritst an anatomist. Of course, the incomparable Mme. Tussaud set high standard for wax modelling, but after here came Marsh, Pierotti, Montanari, Vargas, Peter Coe and Paul Cree, Sheila Wallace, Bobbi Langkau, Gladys McDowell and more. There are rare wax over metal and wax over comp or pm dolls, and Brigite Deval created wax over porcelain masterpieces.

Wax, attributedd to Rohmer, Theriault's.com
For more on wax dolls, see my site Doll Collecting at About.com, collectdolls.about.com. Here is an excerpt  from dollreference.com on Wax Dolls:

Some of the oldest known existing examples of dolls have been found made of wax,  There are three basic types of wax dolls. 
 
Ancient-1800s Poured Wax Dolls are made of tinted wax, hair is inserted into the head, have molded eyelids, realistic facial modeling and hollow poured limbs, sometimes marked on shoulder plate. 
 
1800-1900s Wax Over Dolls are made of clear wax, molded hair or wigged, no molded eyelids and solid limbs. 
 
1860-1890 Reinforced Wax Dolls are made of tinted wax, wigged, molded eyelids, realistic facial modeling and hollowed poured limbs.

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: More to Come for Doll Lovers and Lovers of Antique...

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Representation of the 19th C. Woman. Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: New Alexander Ada Lovelace

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: New Alexander Ada Lovelace: See below: This fully articulated 10" classic Cissette doll is dressed as the famous Ada Lovelace, mid 19th c. founder of scientific c...

In its Own Words: Antique Doll Collector Magazine sneak peek at October Issue; great 19th Century Dolls!

Two spectacular collections will be featured at the upcoming Frasher Doll Auction November 1 in Kansas City, Missouri. The estate of the late Inez Gwin who began her collection in 1956, includes fine French and German dolls as well as rare chinas. Our cover doll is a rare Jumeau portrait model on an articulated manikin body, standing 30 inches tall. Ailene Ford’s collection offers buyers a chance to bid on large size French and German dolls along with a selection of fine piano babies. Several dolls from this important sale can be seen in our October issue. A Kestner purchased in 1980 for his wife’s birthday would lead to one of the great collections of the last thirty years. In his article on Fran and Chuck Ciraolo, Stuart Holbrook tells the story of the couple’s successful career path and their dedication which led to this overwhelming collection. You’ll learn about their favorite doll, the Jumeau Triste and why they could not stop at just one! This author shares two more dolls’ houses from the collection of long time dealer and collector Ann Meehan, the impressive Regency House, measuring over 6.5 feet tall and a circa 1880 house built by the son of a sea caption for the Russell family of Duxbury, MA. Possessing the passion of an interior decorator, Ann has furnished these two homes with exquisite dolls’ house miniatures and the rarest of dolls. This spring I was privileged to participate in the TLC Grand Tour. Day five found us in Basle, Switzerland at the largest doll and toy museum in Europe, the Toy Worlds Museum Basle, home to the finest teddy bears in the world. Cleverly displayed for maximum enjoyment, doll collectors will also find exceptional dolls and room boxes. I bring you some of my favorites in this issue. That same day we visited Basle’s museum of domestic life, featuring a small but exquisite collection of dolls’ houses and dolls. Also in our October issue we bring you the blue ribbon winners of the antique UFDC competitive exhibit, always one of the most exciting attractions of the annual convention. This year was no exception and we know you will enjoy viewing these rare dolls. The National Doll Festival, an annual event presented by Rowbear Lohman featuring a mix of antique, vintage, holiday items, doll clothing, new and artist dolls, our mystery column, news of an upcoming exhibit and a look at two new doll books all contribute to this special issue. Happy Collecting! Subscribe Now On Our Secure Shopsite Antique Doll Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768 Call us Toll Free at 888-800-2588 Email: antiquedoll@gmail.com Check Out Our Calendar of Doll Shows and Auctions

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: September 11, 2013

An Apologia for Countess Erzebet Bathory: September 11, 2013: Once again, we are forced to remember a grim holiday no one wanted, and yet, how can we forget? As I played bridge prisoner today and navig...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Historical Dolls and Figures News and Acquisitions: Kimport Dolls a legacy of award winning artist Rub...

Historical Dolls and Figures News and Acquisitions: Kimport Dolls a legacy of award winning artist Rub...: Queen Marie Antoinette is a popular personality for doll artists and I have an Ebay alert that checks the latest auctions for dolls that dep...

Izannah Walker Chronicles: You Have Not Because You Ask Not Part 2

The 19th century continued; Izannah Walker.  See more on my site, Doll Collecting at About.com.





Izannah Walker Chronicles: You Have Not Because You Ask Not Part 2: I know you're out there. You own an original Izannah Walker doll. What a joy! What a responsibility. What an opportunity! If y...

Izannah Walker Chronicles: You Have Not Because You Ask Not Part 2

The 19th century continued; Izannah Walker.  See more on my site, Doll Collecting at About.com.





Izannah Walker Chronicles: You Have Not Because You Ask Not Part 2: I know you're out there. You own an original Izannah Walker doll. What a joy! What a responsibility. What an opportunity! If y...

Mis Muñecas: NANCY EN LA FERIA DE CEUTA

This is a charming, well illustrated blog featuring the travels of a Spanish doll, Nancy.  Can you find her portrait on The Good Year Blimp?  See more on doll blogs on my site, Doll Collecting at About.com





Mis Muñecas: NANCY EN LA FERIA DE CEUTA:       El día 5 de Agosto, en Ceuta se celebran las fiestas patronales en honor de Nuestra Señora de África. Aunque se trata de una Ciuda...

Friday, September 5, 2014

More scenes from a Doll Show

Here are some more photos; more on Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog. wwwdollmuseum.blogspot.com: