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Monday, March 14, 2016
April Sneak Peek!
fashion doll collectors Paris was and remains, even to this day, as the
magnificent focus of our collecting. As a student Samy Odin would walk
the area of Paris where the fashionable doll shops once catered to the
children of the well-to-do. If only the doll collectors of today could
be transported back to the 1860’s! Exquisite dolls and accessories from
this magical era accompany his look back in time.
you thought you knew everything about the doll maker Bernard Ravca,
this article by Dominique Pennegues, a noted researcher on cloth dolls,
will surprise you! No articles about Ravca were published during his
time in France and this is where the author begins her search. The
results are fascinating.
Holderbaum focuses on 14-inch and taller unmarked composition dolls
dressed in handmade ethnic costumes. Past research suggests that these
dolls were purchased undressed and then dressed to raise monies at
charity bazaars during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Although these unmarked
dolls were not expensive, their dressmakers spared no effort in their
small ornamental cases for holding sewing implements, were not only
made for seamstresses, but also for dolls who had everything their young
owners possessed. Laurie Baker takes us on an adventure as an 1870’s
Jumeau fashion doll travels to the homes of her wealthy clientele to
create the finest in couture fashions.
house and miniature collectors have an important date to mark on their
calendars, May 20 and 21st, when Rhoads auctions will present an
important sale featuring many rare and desirable items, among them the
collection of Elizabeth Bentley Hamilton whose articles have graced
A look at some memorable auctions, news and wonderful dolls await your reading pleasure.