aMERicana & wHimsy

Mary Ellen Rucci, Bridgeton, NJ   

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Antique Dolls & Accessories, NJ Decoys, Early Toys, Americana & Folk Art

About aMERicana & wHimsy

Our Service Pledge
We guarantee all our items to be as represented. We sell only antique and vintage items we love. All items are lightly cleaned and sold as found. We do not restore, repair or enhance items. We point out any flaws or warts we find.
About Us
I have collected and studied antiques, folk art, toys and dolls for over 30 years and have sold on eBay since 1998. I am especially fond of antique items from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. I love items that have been used & handed down through generations. In my shop you will find dolls and doll accessories, decoys, ephemera, folk art, native american pieces, quilts, samplers, sewing items, stoneware, toys and other interesting items. I hope you enjoy visiting my little shop and welcome inquiries.




Hi Mary Ellen.
They arrived yesterday and wow. What fabulous dolls--all 3 of
them. The London ragbaby is in better condition than I
anticipated. He/she rests in the arms of my Izannah Walker. And
the two Greenland dolls---magnificent. I love these
Arctic/Inuit/Klinget/just plain 'IT' native made dolls. They're
all just treasures.

Thanks for taking so much off the price of them.

best wishes.
Just wanted to let you know how much I love my 19C hand sewn
white linen long baby gown. It is perfect for my wax Pierrotti
Thank you for a lovely doll gown and your quick mailing.
with appreciation,


Hi Mary Ellen,

She has arrived and is just gorgeous - I am so pleased with her

Thank You


Hi Mary Ellen, just a quick note to let you know, I received the
doll, she is absolutely beautiful, I love her, thank you, kindest
regards, Paula.

Dear Mary Ellen, I am thrilled with the Schoenhut farmer. He is
in perfect shape and so clean. I have never seen one so perfect.
Usually they are all banged up and dirty. Thanks a million,

Hi Mary Ellen-- Just want to thank you for this little beauty-- she is just so lovely and her outfit is stunning. I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. Maureen

Hello Mary Ellen!
I just wanted to tell you that I received the HP bride today, and my goodness, I wasn't prepared for how absolutely GORGEOUS she is! She blew me away! She is actually the first of this type I add to my doll collection, and she definitely will not be the last! Thanks for shipping her expeditiously and for packing her up so carefully! Oh, and for your wonderful note as well! I am so pleased I'm beside myself! Thanks again!

Most sincerely,

Erica :)

Hi Mary Ellen,

She arrived this morning in great shape. I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to finally have one of my very own. She is just breathtaking! Thanks again for working with me.
She will be treasured.


The watercolor arrived today safe and sound and it is even better in person.
Thanks again for offering this wonderful piece.

Hello, Mary Ellen,
I received the Christmas/Santa plate today! Thank you for taking
such care in wrapping it! I am very pleased with it!

Hi,Mary Ellen,just to let you know that the lovely dolls arrived
safely.I am delighted with them,and can't wait to take them to
Doll Club for "show and tell".Beautifully packed and I thank you
, Regards,Patricia

Thank you so much for the beautiful doll. And the super fast
shipping. A very pleasant transaction. Stephanie

Hi Mary Ellen, Just got this gorgeous blue striped dress today
and am very pleased with it! Can't wait to get the doll and do
more shopping after I give our money a rest! Thank you and have a
great week! Sue

Hi Mary Ellen

Everything has arrived ok - thanks for the great packing - it was certainly needed.
The doll is amazing - she is in such great condition, and the corsets are really good as well.
I am very pleased with everything (I usually am with your dolls and accessories) and look forward to buying from you again.

Thanks for everything.

Kind regards


I received the package. That was so fast! Thanks for packing it
so well.
The wig and the rattle are GREAT!
Nice doing business with you.
I'll check back at your listings.
Thanks and
Happy Holidays!

Thank you Mary Ellen,
The doll is quite lovely.
I do like her and her clothing is wonderful too!
Your packing was outstanding!
Great service, I will check you out often.
Do let me know of any other wax dolls you might put in your shop.
Thank you for offering her for sale.
I love old wax dolls.
Kind Regards,

Now at the Yellow Garage with decoys, folk art and early dolls & toys.
66 South Main St.Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 U.S.A.
Phone: (856) 478-0300
Open Wednesday-Sunday 11-5