Antique Dolls, Clothing, Toys and Accessories
About Antique Dolls and Treasures
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About UsI would like to welcome you to my Ruby Lane Shop! I am very proud to be a member of the Ruby Lane family!
I've been an avid collector of antique dolls, toys and doll accessories since 1980, with all the different categories of dolls fascinating me! Being a very eclectic collector, I love French bebe's, German characters, early china heads, papier maches, English and Grodnertal wooden's, early cloth dolls, fine English poured wax dolls and French and German all-bisque's. I find myself, most of all, absolutely enthralled with the delicate and charming French poupee fashion dolls! I am drawn to their interesting body variations, their elegant original period clothing, and their fabulous antique trunks and miniature accessories! Items that were skillfully made by masters in miniature, just for them!
When I first started collecting I was very fortunate to have had a wonderful mentor who taught me early on to buy the very best that I could afford! I have always followed that advice. What originally drew me to doll collecting wasn't just their beautiful faces, but their interesting history and the wonderful charm, presence, and endearing thoughts and emotions they evoked in me. Knowing that a child from the past had dearly loved and cared for them warmed my heart, and it still does to this day! Collecting antique dolls has brought immeasurable joy in my life, and I am honored to be their custodian and preservationist for our future generations to come!
I find myself drawn to the rich history of antique dolls, bringing to the forefront my love of research! I always want to learn as much as I can about a doll I love in my collection. Out of the love of dolls came my second favorite pastime...reading and researching all the different types of antique dolls, who their manufacturer's were, when they were made, and how they were constructed! The more I know about them, the more I love them!
I joined the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) in 1980. If you would like to join an organization that is full of the most knowledgeable collectors and dealers of antique dolls in the world, this is the one to join! Learning about your dolls will only enrich your life and bring more enjoyment to your world of collecting!
I am, and always have been, continually active in the preservation and conservation of antique dolls and toys. It's important for them to maintain their historical place in our society for future generations to come. And through our active endeavors in collecting we are all working to preserve these wonderful antique dolls, accessories and toys!
I welcome you here, to my Ruby Lane Shop, and I hope you'll stay a while and enjoy what I have to offer! In closing, my wish for you all is, "Happy Dolling"!