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Thursday, January 15, 2015
February Sneak Peek!
In Our February 2015 Issue
by Steiff and Lenci, Raynal began in 1925 producing caricature dolls
followed by classic dolls. Their lower prices allowed them to compete to
the extent that they had a negative impart on Lenci and Nicette. French
doll expert Dominique Pennegues teaches collectors how to identify
dolls by Raynal.
Judith Armistead provides us with an in-depth look at the doll furniture produced in the early part of the 20th
century by William B. Luce and his son. A craftsman of Hingham, MA, the
woodenware capital of the country which came to be known by the
sobriquet “Bucket Town”, there has been much speculation about the
furniture made by Luce. This article will clear any confusion concerning
the dollhouse furniture made by this talented craftsman.
in Distress is the title of a charming article by our Norwegian friend
and collector Alf Ertsland. Dolls coming into his and Svein’s collection
are seldom ready for immediate display, indeed it takes patience and
much trying on of wigs, shoes and accessories to bring the doll to the
ultimate goal… bringing a doll closer to the time it was produced.
a recent trip to Sweden Kate Reed researched the porcelain doll company
Rörstrand and their elusive dolls. She has identified nine different
molds and describes them in detail along with photos. China collectors
will delight in this informative and ground-breaking article.
had the privilege of attending the final evening of the École des
Poupées held at Margaret Kincaid’s home and featuring the expertise of
Margaret, Samy Odin and Ann Coleman. It was total immersion in Jumeau
bebes with plenty of hands-on experience. Another école on mignonettes
is slated for June, prior to the Gaithersburg doll show.
Speaking of the Gaithersburg show, check out our look at some of the highlights of this re-energized popular event.
Arizona Doll and Toy Museum lives on thanks to the generosity of Sandy
Kralovitz. Forced to find a new location, Sandy offered a new home for
the museum in a building she owns in the historic section of Glendale,
AZ. It is so important to support our few remaining doll museums!
Jennifer Craft-Hurst shares highlights from the museum.
Strain writes about the Victory Doll made by Louis Amberg. Why the name
Victory which is clearly marked? The author surmises that it may be
because the doll was born during WWI, when we blockaded German merchant
ships and the American doll industry began its ascendance. She shares
several examples of this little known doll with our readers.
A visit to the Germanisches
Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg during last year’s TLC Grand Tour was
unforgettable for this writer. A look at some of the early dolls I
wished I could have taken home!