Ruby Lane Doll & Bear Week $500 Sweepstakes

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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 »

Top Five 19th Century Collectible Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

Rare Big Grodnertal Wooden Doll as Fortune Teller 1.    Grodnertal wooden dolls:  Also called “Dutch” for Deutsch or peg wooden dolls, they are lathe turned dolls, some earlier versions with tuck combs.  They came in sizes of about ¼ inch to very large examples.  Queen Victorian and her governess dressed 132 of them, and Tottie… Read more »

There Is No House Without A Doll

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by Ruby Lane

Dolls touch everyone’s life one way or another. Even those who claim they have no dolls or don’t like them have had a doll or doll-related object in their lives.  Here are some dolls and doll related objects that fit the doll theme, or what Lea Baten calls “The Doll Motif.”  Basically, anything that is… Read more »

A Dog For Every Doll

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by Ruby Lane

Doll Lovers, Have you considered collecting dog artifacts for your dolls? There are many fantastic antique and vintage examples of them in every Lane of www.rubylane.com Boston Terrier Dog German Porcelain Figurine People love dolls, and they love dogs. Doll-makers have recognized this fact, and some doll-makers have manufactured toy dogs for their most successful… Read more »

The Magic of Automatons

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by Ruby Lane

The news was recently abuzz with an incredible story; Saudi Arabia made an android, or robot, a citizen.   Ever since a 1797 brochure called Mr. Haddock’s Andorides was published about an exhibition of automatons, the fascination with this fusion of doll and machinery has never stopped.  There are all kinds of horror films and novels… Read more »

German Character Dolls: Top Five for Collectors

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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 »

Top 5 Gift Ideas For A Doll Collector

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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 »