Sunday Dolls: The Passion Behind Doll Collecting

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by Ruby Lane Social

Welcome to my first Ruby Lane ’Notes from the Lane’ blog. Let me begin by telling you that I am a former psychology professor with training in the arts, and have been collecting dolls since childhood (a long time ago!). I’ve always been interested in why we ‘doll people’ are so passionate about our collections… Read more »

Marks4Antiques: Contemporary Dolls from the 1950s to Present

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by Ruby Lane Social

Contemporary dolls – those plastic and vinyl made since around 1950 – are growing in popularity among collectors. There is a smorgasbord to choose from, and along with abundant availability there are still reasonable prices showing an upward trend. Criticism has been directed towards the modern doll as a child’s toy by some. Yet these… Read more »

Marks4Antiques: Contemporary Dolls from the 1950’s to Present

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by Ruby Lane Social

Contemporary dolls – the plastic and vinyl dolls made since around 1950 – are growing in popularity among collectors. There is a smorgasbord to choose from; along with abundant availability, and there are still reasonable prices, showing an upward trend. Some collectors have criticized the modern doll as a child’s toy. Yet, these same dolls… Read more »

A Brief History of Antique China Dolls Part 1

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by Ruby Lane Social

The Early Years – 1840s Rare Beauties by Kathy Turner of Virtu Doll Doll collecting is one of the most active of collecting areas. China dolls are my own particular focus and I would like to share some of knowledge with you. If I can ever part with some, you may see them turn up… Read more »

Collecting Antique Dolls by Joy Bradley

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by Ruby Lane Social

Antique doll collecting has grown rapidly in recent years, fueled by the staggering numbers of new internet shoppers flooding to online shops and auctions every day. Trends come and go in all collecting avenues and antique dolls are no exception. Currently, it seems that one of the hottest categories is antique rag dolls. Several large… Read more »