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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
June Sneak Peek!
June 2016 Cover
are delighted to once again share with you dolls from the collection of
Alf Ertsland and Svein Hellberg. Character boy dolls at play seem to
come alive in this pictorial review. With a discriminating eye, they
look for dolls in the same size range with original or antique
Craft-Hurst began a collection of original early photographs of dolls
when she purchased two Steiff dolls which sold with a photo of the
original owner in German traditional dress. Little girls and their
special doll friends … you will cherish these moments preserved in time.
dolls in colorful dress with terracotta heads were likely produced
from Kammer and Reinhardt or Simon Halbig molds. Dolls from the
collections of the author, Linda Holderbaum, and Rosemary Deal are
featured. Dressed in peasant type outfits with multiple layers of
clothing, you’ll learn about the various types of clothing worn during
the 1920’s and 30’s.
American Art doll created to display high end designer fashions is the
subject of a fascinating article by Ann Coleman. The brain child of
textile historians and artists working at the Brooklyn Museum, now the
Brooklyn Museum of Art, where Ann worked as department head for textile
and costume, she shares this unusual find.
It was a wonderful auction experience. Elaine Wade was captivated by a china only to discover
that she had a twin sister, one whose head contained an old written
note stating that the two dolls were sent home during the war between
the states for the two daughters of Captain John Mickle. You’ll enjoy
this exciting adventure!
Ohio was the setting for the April 16 and 17 NADDA show, deemed a
mini-UFDC convention by attendees. Fabulous dolls of all types along
with photos of the NADDA dealers will make you wish you were there!