German Character Dolls: Top Five for Collectors

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

K*R Kammer and Reinhardt hold the record for the highest price paid an antique doll for the character doll Bonham’s sold at auction for nearly $400,000. When the hammer went down on this auction, German character dolls came into their own. Here are five German Character examples any doll collector would appreciate. The world’s most… Read more »

Vintage Jewelry Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Posted in Fashion, Holidays, Jewelry

by Pamela Wiggins

Unique, fun, and timelessly collectible – that’s vintage costume jewelry. So why haven’t you thought about a vintage jewelry gift yet? It’s not too late to select something by thinking outside the proverbial gift box. Shopping vintage can also be an affordable alternative to retail jewelry options, especially for designer goods, and the quality is… Read more »

Spotlight on Vintage Gifts Galore $500 Ruby Lane Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

Posted in Antiques & Art, Events, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Jewelry, Lifestyle, The Buzz, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane Social

Enter to win a $500 Holiday Shopping Spree Sweepstakes on Ruby Lane! Ruby Lane is excited to announce we are giving ONE LUCKY WINNER $500   to SHOP this holiday season for fabulous Antiques, Dolls, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture and Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain and Pottery, Dolls, Silver, Vintage Fashion and Jewelry on Ruby Lane…. Read more »

Remembering Cody

Posted in Cody's Corner

by Ruby Lane

Our special friend, and Ruby Lane mascot Cody, passed away on November 20th, 2017. The entire Ruby Lane Family will miss Cody’s good humor, inviting personality, and the daily joy that he brought to our lives. “What we have once enjoyed 
we can never lose; 
All that we love deeply
 becomes a part of us.
”… Read more »

Steiff’s Christmas Countdown!

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Special Guest Blog by Ruby Lane Shop Owner ‘Steiffgal’ Rebekah Kaufman Steiff and celebrations go hand in hand. Steiff treasures are great gifts for doll and Teddy fans, and nothing says “I love you” more than a little something with a button-in-ear.  These happy pals from Giengen, Germany also make delightful Christmas decorative items. They… Read more »

Convertible Jewelry: Costume Designs with a Twist

Posted in Categories, Fashion, Jewelry

by Pamela Wiggins

When it comes to versatility, adornment lovers can’t go wrong with jewelry meant to be worn in several different ways. Whether it’s a necklace with a detachable brooch pendant, a ring with a dozen different interchangeable stones, or the drama of a “day to night” piece, costume jewelry designs like these offer fun – and… Read more »

Ruby Red Time Machine $500 Sweepstakes!

Posted in Antiques & Art, Categories, Decorating Ideas, E-Commerce, Events, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane Social

Enter to win a $500 Holiday Shopping Spree Sweepstakes on Ruby Lane! 96 HR Ruby Red Time Machine 50% Off Holiday Tag Sale Ruby Lane is excited to announce we are giving ONE LUCKY WINNER $500 to SHOP this holiday season for fabulous Antiques, Dolls, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture and Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain and… Read more »

Top 5 Gift Ideas For A Doll Collector

Posted in Dolls, Top 5 & 10

by Ruby Lane

That’s right, everyone – the Holidays are here, and Christmas will be here before we know it. Doll Collectors Unite! Here are some ideas for gifts for doll collectors everywhere. 1. A subscription to a doll magazine: We collectors are forever studying about our treasures.  There are excellent publications for doll making, collecting, antique dolls,… Read more »

You Are A Child Of The 1970s If You Played With These Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

1. Dawn by Topper Toys: 6-inch dawn and her friends were made of vinyl with rooted hair and long lashes.  They had large wardrobes and amazingly tiny high heels.  Other dolls in the family were Angie, Dale, Gloria, Long Locks and Jessica, Gary, Ron, and Van.  Palitoy made the English version named Pippa.  Their rivals… Read more »