Saturday, June 13, 2015
July Sneak Peek!
July is an exciting month for doll collectors, especially for those of us who are attending the UFDC Convention in Kansas City, MO. In addition to five full days of activities, we are also looking forward to important auctions presented by Theriault’s and Frasher’s, as well as the annual National Doll Festival. In this issue we bring you previews of the upcoming auctions.
Our French doll expert Dominique Pennegues has written an intriguing article about the popularity of the good luck fetishes during World War I. Why were they given the same name as Poulbot’s bisque dolls, Nénette and Rintintin? Amazing and seldom seen examples by Stefania Lazarska and her Polish Artist Studio accompany her article.
Not all doll production suffered during World War I, in fact this was the time when Bleuette became an all French-made doll. In his article, Samy Odin, of the Musée del la Poupée-Paris, presents many of the costumes preserved by the family of the publisher of La Semaine de Suzette, which are presently on display at the museum.
Doll customers will be delighted to see that Chiffonnette is back in Antique DOLL Collector, this time modeling the most delightful and ethereal headgear imaginable! Sylvia Mac Neil has shared a pattern so that you can outfit your poupée in style!
We visit longtime collectors George and Cynthia Orgeron who share some of their favorite dolls and their joy in collecting as a couple. If you want a trip to Louisiana, you’ll want to stay at their bed and breakfast!
Coburg, Germany was the birthplace of Prince Albert, husband to Queen Victoria. It is also home to the Coburger Puppenmuseum which yours truly visited last year on the TLC Grand Tour. You’ll see some of the highlights from this important museum.
Donna Kaonis, Editor
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