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 »

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

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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 »

Ruby Lane Doll Week $500 Sweepstakes

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by Ruby Lane Social

    Help us celebrate Doll Week on Ruby Lane with a sweepstakes giveaway – one lucky winner will win a $500 Ruby Lane shopping spree. Shop for Dolls, Antiques, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture & Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain & Pottery, Silver, Vintage Fashion, and Jewelry at Ruby Lane Sweepstakes starts November 4th 12:01am PDT… Read more »

2017 Holiday Doll Gift Guide

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by Ruby Lane

As hard as it is to cope with, the Holidays are mere weeks away.  If your shopping isn’t finished, here are suggestions to help those challenged when it comes to buying dolls as gifts.  Here is a new idea; pair a vintage doll with a doll being featured today.  Include an article about the vintage… Read more »

The Top 5 Factors That Experts Consider When Identifying and Valuing Vintage Playthings

Posted in Dolls, Guest Blogs, Top 5 & 10, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

Special Guest Blog by Ruby Lane Shop Owner ‘Steiffgal’ Rebekah Kaufman You’ve just added a new treasure to your collection, and your gut tells you that there’s something special about it.   Or perhaps you have had an unusual doll or Teddy bear for years, and have always wondered if it has any real financial value… Read more »

Totally Terri Lee

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by Ruby Lane

The beautifully painted faces of Terri Lee dolls look like a portrait in oils gone 3D. They are among the most beautiful dolls ever made, and were produced between 1946 and 1962.  According to dollreference.com, Terri Lee Associates was founded by some of the original creators in 1997, and is still making dolls from time… Read more »

All About Bewitched!

Posted in Dolls, Holidays

by Ruby Lane

Bewitched, starring Elizabeth Montgomery, ran as a popular TV series from 1964-1972. In the show, Montgomery played a witch who married a mortal and chose to live as a mortal housewife.   Academy Award-winning actress Agnes Moorehead played Endora, Samantha Stevens’ mother.  Maurice Evans, along with Werner Klemperer (Col. Klink of Hogan’s Heroes), played her father…. Read more »

The Best of Bazi | All About Steiff Dachshunds

Posted in Dolls, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

Special Guest Blog by Ruby Lane Shop Owner ‘Steiffgal’ Rebekah Kaufman Sometimes, Steiff really goes to the dogs – in the best way possible. One of the company’s most beloved early post-war pooches is a pattern called Bazi the Dachshund.  He was introduced in 1949 and proved so irresistible that Steiff soon started producing him… Read more »

Grab a Broom and Fly Away! Top 5 Witch Dolls for October

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by Ruby Lane

Witch dolls have existed since ancient times, where some were ritual or religious figures for various religions.  The oldest human figure of all, The Venus of Willendorf and her prehistoric sisters, are still revered by some religions today. Image magic is also very old, and discussed by archaeologists, anthropologists, and early doll writers like Max… Read more »