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 »

You Are A Child Of The 1970s If You Played With These Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

1. Dawn by Topper Toys: 6-inch dawn and her friends were made of vinyl with rooted hair and long lashes.  They had large wardrobes and amazingly tiny high heels.  Other dolls in the family were Angie, Dale, Gloria, Long Locks and Jessica, Gary, Ron, and Van.  Palitoy made the English version named Pippa.  Their rivals… Read more »

Totally Terri Lee

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by Ruby Lane

The beautifully painted faces of Terri Lee dolls look like a portrait in oils gone 3D. They are among the most beautiful dolls ever made, and were produced between 1946 and 1962.  According to dollreference.com, Terri Lee Associates was founded by some of the original creators in 1997, and is still making dolls from time… 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 »