Saturday, September 13, 2014
Vintage AKA Antique Dolls About to Happen!
Soon, antique dolls of all types will be closer than you think! Collectible and vintage dolls from the 1930s and 1940s are approaching the 70-80 year mark. The Shirley Temple dolls is approaching its 80th anniversary, all the more bittersweet because of the death of the child star last winter. Celebrity dolls made during the twenties that represent Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan as "The Kid", Baby Peggy, Rudolph Valentino and others are now between 80-90 years old. Patsy is close to 80, and the bisque Nancy Ann Storybook dolls have hit age 75. Most definitions of "antique" describe objects that minimally are between 75-100 years old. The dolls just described above fit that category. The elusive, rare and expensive Albert Marque French bisque head was made circa 1914. The first Kewpies are now over 100 years old, Raggedy Ann is 99. The first Madame Alexander dolls are approximately 91 years old. Vintage dolls are rapidly transitioning to antique dolls. Like us, they aren't getting any younger!