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Ruby Lane Dolls Insider Newsletter May 2018


GEARING UP TO CELEBRATE WORLD DOLL DAY



World Doll Day on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, celebrates our love for dolls and doll collecting, but it also celebrates a day when through their dolls, miniature portraits of themselves, the people of the doll world come together.

The Dolls Lane is gearing up for a BIG doll celebration. The shop owners are gathering their most unique and beautiful dolls to list for sale, and the Dolls Lane is going to be blogging about and sharing photos and videos as part of this significant time of year. We have planned a special series showcasing examples of dolls from all seven continents. Watch the Ruby Lane Dolls Facebook page, and be sure to bookmark New Arrivals on the Dolls Lane to shop dolls. Learn more about the history of World Doll Day.



 
Extraordinary Shirley ...
Beautiful Jumeau French ...
Bebe Jumeau size 6 ...
 


 
Painted Eye French ...
Stunning vintage Blonde ...
ADORABLE 1950'S MLW ...
 



NEW BEAR TALK: TIPS TO IDENTIFY STEIFF BEARS & ANIMALS



Join Ruby Lane Dolls and shop owner Rebekah Kaufman for a seminar on how to identify Steiff bears and animals. This seminar is on the Ruby Lane YouTube channel, and is available now for viewing and sharing with friends. We hope you enjoy these helpful tips, and find some hidden treasures on your next shopping adventure.




 
Steiff's Smallest Fully ...
Steiff's Adorable and ...
Steiff Jointed Stuffed ...
 


 
Large Steiff Eric the ...
Jackie blond Steiff bear...
Antique Steiff Dog Hand ...
 


 
Vintage Steiff US Zone ...
1950's Steiff Large ...
Steiff 5xJointed Gold ...
 



ANTIQUE CHINA DOLL TALK: HISTORY AND LEGENDS WITH SPECIAL GUESTS



Join Ruby Lane Dolls as we learn about early antique china dolls with Elizabeth Ann Coleman & Ruby Lane Doll Shop Owner, Kathy Turner of Virtu Doll. In this program, you will learn about china doll production, including the history of production, locations of early factories, and how to identify known and unknown models. You will see some incredible examples of rare china dolls. This program is made possible by The Grovian Doll Museum. Do not miss this educational opportunity, now on the Ruby Lane YouTube channel. Shop the newly published china book, 'Inside Porcelain Doll Shoulder Heads by Coleman and Turner' on Ruby Lane.




KESTNER, KING OF DOLLMAKERS


Johann Daniel Kestner of Waltershausen, Thuringia, was known as King Kestner, and Kestner, King of Doll Makers, in part because he employed most of the people from his town. Kestner began making dolls of papier mache and other materials in 1816, though some historians indicated his family began making dolls in the 18th century. The best years of operation for the firm were from around 1820-1938. The firm was run later by Kestners' children, and his grandson, Adolph. By 1860, the firm bought a porcelain factory and began to make china heads and bisque heads. Below are some top-picks of Kestner dolls from the Dolls Lane - The Doll World's Home.



 
1860s Covered Wagon ...
German bisque head child...
Antique German LG ...
 


 
27” Kestner Closed Mouth...
16" Hilda Toddler by ...
Beautiful Kestner doll ...
 



WELCOME NEW DOLL SHOPS



The Dolls Lane has welcomed seven new doll related shops to the Ruby Lane family since our April newsletter. You can see a list of the newest doll shops and get to know them today. These new shops are adding items daily, so check back often. The dolls showcased below are from our new family of shop owners.

If you are curious about joining our close-knit family of shop owners, our special site Join Ruby Lane was made just for you, and our customer support team is always here to answer any questions.



 
Steiff Dinos Dinosaur, ...
Beautiful doll 12 inches...
Rare 4 Large spools ...
 


 
Beautiful Sasha African ...
Antique Parian Doll 10 ...
26" QUEEN LOUISE Armand ...
 



HELPFUL DOLL LINKS

New Arrivals: Shop exciting new doll arrivals daily!

Ruby Lane Dolls Facebook: A dedicated doll Facebook page by Ruby Lane.

The Doll Blog: Read weekly educational doll publications by Ruby Lane

YouTube: DOLLS DOLLS DOLLS will be your new favorite playlist!



Attend A Doll Show In May

Ruby Lane often works with Doll Shows USA, the number one place to go to find doll shows across the USA. Visit their Event Calendar for a list of doll shows to attend.




ON THE RUBY LANE BLOG: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO BUYING ANTIQUE DOLLS

As with all dolls, or all collectibles, for that matter, knowledge is everything. Familiarize yourself with as many antique dolls as you can. Here are some helpful ways to do just that. Read more on the Ruby Lane Blog.




 

 

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