Hats Off to Bonnet-Heads

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by Ruby Lane

Dolls with molded hats have been made of many materials through the years and can be a fascinating niche in the world of doll collecting.

Here’s Tammy™

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by Ruby Lane

Ideal created a world of play opportunity with their Tammy doll and her family and friends. Read about them in our blog Here’s Tammy.

All Decked Out

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by Ruby Lane

Every doll enjoys a change of clothing and the study of period patterns enables collectors to add to the wardrobe of their favorite doll.

The Ideal Doll

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by Ruby Lane

For over 80 years the Ideal Novelty and Toy Company strove to bring to life a variety of dolls based on the newest technologies, materials, design concepts and solid play value.

The Fairest of Them All

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by Ruby Lane

The popularity of the fairy tale character Snow White soared with the release of the
Disney film of 1937, leading to the creation of some wonderful dolls.

Best Foot Forward

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by Ruby Lane

The walking dolls of the mid20th century have one foot in the past as their creators built on the designs of earlier inventors.

The World at Your Doorstep

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by Ruby Lane

Dolls in World Costumes have been enriching our lives for over 100 years, promoting understanding and respect between cultures.

The Birth of the Baby Doll

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by Ruby Lane

The baby doll really came into its own in the early 20th century and soon became a staple of the playroom.

The Age of the Teen

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by Ruby Lane

The Mid-Century Modern America was ripe for the era of the Teenager. The fantastic dolls of the period open a window on the teen scene of the time.