Charming Chinas

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by Ruby Lane

When we think of the mid 19th century one conjures up images of grace and gentility, poetry and elegance. These qualities are personified in the china dolls of the period.

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 »