Antique Doll Treasures - Lorrie Dove

Lorrie Dove, Northern, MI   
Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2010

Antique Dolls, Toys and Accessories

About Antique Doll Treasures - Lorrie Dove

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My love for antique dolls and toys began over 30 years ago and I have been an avid collector ever since. All dolls fascinate me whether they are French Bebe's, German characters, early china's, parians, papier mache's, woodens, early cloth dolls, French fashion ladies, wax dolls and all-bisques.

I find myself totally enthralled with each dolls uniqueness, beauty, originality, and history. I catch myself wondering about the children who once loved, cherished and protected these charming "treasures from the past". And although I love all dolls, my favorites are the delicate and charming French Poupees with their elegant original clothing, wonderful trunks, and exquisite tiny accessories! The accessories are as fascinating to me as the dolls! Wouldn't it be wonderful if, for just a day, we could stroll down the myriad of Paris toy shops during the height of doll and toy manufacture of the mid 1860's to 1880's? Oh, what a dream that would be!

My mentor, when I first started collecting, was a dear friend who is now 91 years young, and started doll collecting when she was only 12! Her collection was, and still is. . .FANTASTIC! Almost every doll all-original! She taught me to always buy the "best that I could afford" and "what I loved". She taught me so much and brought the love of dolls into my life! The enjoyment that collecting has given me through the years is immeasurable!

I have been a member of UFDC since 1981 and have had the pleasure of attending many of their Conventions, where one is able to see many fascinating dolls and meet the most wonderful people!

My goal on Ruby Lane is to strive for 100% satisfaction from your purchases! With my 30+ years of study and experience I will strive to describe all listed items to the fullest of my knowledge and ability and promise to help with any inquiries you may have. Please feel free to contact me.

Following are some excerpts from emails I've received from happy customers. . .

1. The doll arrived perfectly at home just a few hours ago! He is soooo beautiful!!!!!!!!

2. She is worth the wait and is so lovely even better in person. I love early ABGs and she will join my other ABGs as a very special doll.

3. I received my doll today. Thanks a bunch. It's the best I ever saw with this hat.

4. She is magnificent! I love this mold.

5. Thanks so much, Lorrie; I do appreciate it and you have such GREAT stuff!

6. Lorrie, I received the dolls today. The grape lady is magnificent. My main collection is china dolls. Thanks again, I am very pleased with my purchase.

7. My Lenci boy arrived this week and I am delighted with him.
Thank you for packing him so well and for making this such a pleasant transaction. I hope to buy again from you in the future.

8. Hi Lorrie..The darling Jumeau arrived yesterday. She is so adorable...thanks so much!!! She is one of those very sweet little girl Jumeaus!

9. Many thanks for your careful packing of the Armoire and the Kestner.
All arrived safely and I'm very happy with it. Again, my thanks for the care you took, I really do appreciate it.

10. Just want to let you know that the doll arrived yesterday and I am delighted with her. Thanks so much!

11. Guess who arrived today in good health? The little French Hat Tipper! And I love him!! Thanks so much for your care in sending him and I will enjoy him for years to come.

12. Hi Lorrie. My baby arrived safely and she is busy meeting all her new friends. She is quite lovely. You are one of the best packers!
It was great doing business with you.

13. I went and fetched my beautiful baby!!! She is really unbelieveably wonderful, because she is absolutely untouched. Her underwear and her dress is so very original. And her wig so fine and dainty. And her absolutely white and wonderful bisque and the pink eyeshadow ... I do not know what
to mention first. And I love her legs and feet dearly!!! So very sweet - with the big tow separated and pink coloured knees!

14. Dolls arrived safely and are just wonderful!

15. Hi Lorrie, She has arrived, and what a dear little angel she is. She is great, and thank you for putting her on your site, she`s made
my day, Thanks again.

16. I collected the Chad Valley doll today and everything is fine. She is as nice as she looked in your Ruby Lane shop, and I am delighted to have her. Thank you again for the layaway, and for packing her so carefully. This has been a very pleasant transaction, and I have very much enjoyed corresponding with you and hope there will be other opportunities in the future.

17. Lorrie, I adore my girlie! You pull it all together so well. You are inspiring and special! I am keeping your card tucked under her feet on the doll stand. I feel so lucky and blessed to have been able to buy this girl, and I am certain no other seller could have made this experience as special as you have!

18. She arrived safe and sound. She was very well packaged. She is even better in person!

19. He arrived today and what a little sweetie he is! I love him!
Thank you so much for a really pleasant transaction.

20. I can't begin to tell you how much I love this little girl! She is fabulous! This girl is so original I can't believe it. I thought her hair was added much later but she is in such good shape I believe the wig to be very old, maybe not as old as her but very appropriate and I wouldn't change her for the world. I love love love her! Thank you again Lorrie so much!!!!!

21. HE is FABULOUS! Much, much better in person. I LOVE him!!! He’s so much more than I expected. So much so that I instantly wanted to buy something from you again I’m so pleased :o)

22. Dear Lorrie, She arrived and is more beautiful than her picture! She is absolutely breathtaking! She has taken my heart!
Lorrie Dove
My address will be available to you on your invoice. Thank you for your patronage!
Northern, MI 48060
(810) 982-9084
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