Holiday Gift Guide for Doll and Teddy Bear Lovers

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

The Holidays are here in full swing!  Do you know what to buy your doll and bear aficionado friends? Generally, we aren’t hard to please; most of us never met a doll or bear we didn’t like.  Yet, it can be hard to buy for the collector, or doll, who has everything, so here are… Read more »

Collecting 2.0 – Celebrating Dolls and Teddy Bears

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Some of us have been collecting dolls and bears since childhood. Others started a little later, building their assemblages based on adult preferences – and budgets.  For many enthusiasts and Ruby Lane fans, identifying as a “collector” is a key part of how we see ourselves, spend our time and resources, and choose our friends…. Read more »

How Novel! Steiff’s Fantastic, and Fantastically Rare, Prewar Novelties

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

When most collectors think of the Steiff brand, button-in-ear Teddy bears and magnificent felt dolls come to mind. However, the company also has a lesser known prewar legacy of producing delightful novelties. For the most part, these “theme and variation” items were based on popular designs and characters of the day – but with a… Read more »

5 Fun Things to Do During Doll & Bear Week

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

November 12th – 18th is Doll and Bear Week on Ruby Lane! We are hosting a virtual celebration, which means you can attend no matter where you are in the world. Join in with our cameras as we explore London, England for the 200 Years of Childhood Doll and Bear Event. You can look forward… Read more »

Ruby Lane Doll & Bear Week $500 Sweepstakes

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Help us celebrate Doll and Bear Week on Ruby Lane with a sweepstakes giveaway – one lucky winner will win a $500 Ruby Lane shopping spree. Shop for Dolls, Teddy Bears, Antiques, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture & Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain & Pottery, Silver, Vintage Fashion, and Jewelry at Ruby Lane    Sweepstakes starts November 12th,… Read more »

Connecting With Your Next Dream Teddy Bear or Fine Plush Collectible

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Calling all Teddy bear and fine plush enthusiasts!  Where do you have the best luck finding new treasures for your collection? One thing that is so exciting about this hobby is that the next great discovery is always just around the corner.  We’ve all had that extraordinary feeling of scoring and adding a delightful Ted… Read more »

In Celebration of Izannah Walker Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Photo via Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers of Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts. skinnerinc.com This post is a celebration of the bicentennial +1 year of the birth of Izannah.  It’s fitting, I suppose, that this blogger once published an article on a walker inspired dolls she created also called “The Birth of Izannah.”  The article appeared in… Read more »

Join Ruby Lane Dolls in Ohio This Weekend!

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is a title sponsor of the upcoming Wilmington – Doll & Bear Show in Wilmington, Ohio on October 6th and 7th, 2018. Get ready to spend a wonderful weekend at the beautiful Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio and shop with some of the top doll and bear dealers in the country. Look forward… Read more »

Starting a Teddy Bear Collection

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Love at first sight!  That’s how many people describe their feelings towards Teddy bears.  And it’s been that way since their “formal” introduction at the turn of last century, when the Steiff Company in Germany, and businessman Morris Michtom in New York, independently introduced fully jointed mohair bear toys to the world. Both lines proved… Read more »

How to Start a Doll Club

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

It all started with a doll or two you saved from your childhood, and a couple more you bought at a yard sale because you thought they were cute.  Then, your friends and family brought you some more dolls as souvenirs. Soon, you realize that you are a doll collector. You perform your due diligence,… Read more »