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 »

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 »

Win $250 Spotlight on Porcelain, Pottery & Glass Sweepstakes

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by Ruby Lane Social

  $250 Spotlight Sweepstakes! Porcelain, Pottery & Glass Ruby Lane is excited to announce we are giving ONE LUCKY WINNER   $250 to SHOP for fabulous Antiques, Dolls, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture and Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain and Pottery, Dolls, Silver, Vintage Fashion and Jewelry on Ruby Lane. Sweepstakes starts October 16th at 8:30AM EDT… Read more »

Top Five Favorite Antique Parian Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

A ‘parian’ doll is defined as a type of white porcelain doll that is not tinted or colored. Popular doll culture has named fine, untinted porcelain dolls Parians, after the fine marble found on the Greek isle of Paros.  They were primarily made in Germany around 1860-1880. We enjoy collecting many types of this matte-finished… Read more »

Top 5 Dolls Every Collector Should Own

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by Ruby Lane

1.    Shirley Temple:  Ideal’s 1930s composition Shirleys caused a furor.  Step aside, CPKs and Furby; the curly golden girl topped everyone.  There were all kinds of variations on the original doll, and paper dolls, clothing, figures, and glassware, too. A series of 1950s dolls were created, as well as a 1972 model of Shirley wearing… Read more »

Pretty Is and Pretty Does; All Dolls Have Beauty

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by Ruby Lane

“When you loved dolls and studied them, you started to love all kinds of people too, because you saw the virtue in their expressions, how carefully they had been sculpted, the parts contrived to create the triumph of this or that remarkable face.” Anne Rice, Taltos. Anne Rice with her collection of dolls, photo by… Read more »

Pinafored Poupees: Aprons on Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

Vintage aprons for life-sized “dolls” have been popular collectibles for several years, but dolls, too, are big fans of apron-style.  Here are the top five “pinafored poupees:” 1. Raggedy Ann:  Ann’s combination apron-pinafore made of snowy white material is iconic.  Aprons like hers that covered a little girl’s dress were de rigueur fashion pieces when… Read more »