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In Spring a doll’s fancy turns to thoughts of bonnets! Protection, fashion, social rank, nationality, explore the multi-faceted area of doll millinery in this month’s blog.
Over the past 200 years, the world of dolls has offered women a myriad of opportunities not otherwise open to them. Dolls have provided an entrée into the male-dominated domain of industry and allowed many women a means of supporting themselves and their families. Dolls have also given a means of expression to many artistic… Read more »
Collectors and dealers alike are no doubt familiar with the phrase “it’s a common German doll” used in reference to the many Dolly Faced dolls produced from the 1870s to the 1930s. But it behooves us to stop and consider why there are so many of these dolls, why they were made over such a… Read more »
The Holidays are here in full swing! Do you know what to buy your doll and bear aficionado friends? Generally, we aren’t hard to please; most of us never met a doll or bear we didn’t like. Yet, it can be hard to buy for the collector, or doll, who has everything, so here are… Read more »
Some of us have been collecting dolls and bears since childhood. Others started a little later, building their assemblages based on adult preferences – and budgets. For many enthusiasts and Ruby Lane fans, identifying as a “collector” is a key part of how we see ourselves, spend our time and resources, and choose our friends…. Read more »
It all started with a doll or two you saved from your childhood, and a couple more you bought at a yard sale because you thought they were cute. Then, your friends and family brought you some more dolls as souvenirs. Soon, you realize that you are a doll collector. You perform your due diligence,… Read more »
There’s more fun as well as safety in numbers. Collecting dolls is as social as it gets; great shows, conventions, shopping trips, museum tours, “collection hops,” the fun never ends. So, how do you find like-minded doll friends to share your hobby with? Join a doll club! Here’s how: 1. UFDC. Indeed, the mothership of… Read more »
On the Dolls Lane, we live and breathe dolls all day, every day. It’s safe to say that we are doll addicts. If you’ve heard the saying, ‘it takes one to know one,’ let us know if any of these telltale clues apply to you! 1. You tell your fiancé that you would rather have… Read more »
1. North America: North American has a rich history of dolls. Dolls and clay figures from Mexico have been found in tombs, archaeological digs, and at the foot of volcanoes. Fairly new research into Mexican doll making shows that as in Europe, entire families were devoted to making dolls. Allegedly, the Emperor Montezuma had his… Read more »