Take a look at our September 2015 issue...
Our September issue truly has something for everyone. Our fantastic cover depicts a few of the highlights from the upcoming Ladenburger Speilzeugauktion. A museum collection from Austria, it is sure to entice collectors of antique dolls and toys.
Lois Cohorst shares some of her favorite cloth dolls in her article "Rags to Riches" featuring many one-of-kind folk dolls as well as dolls from well known makers. No doubt most of these artists would be astounded at what some of their creations bring today!
Who knew there was such variety among Frozen Charlies and Charlottes! They even have hairstyles which date them to the period when those hairstyles were in fashion. Penny Hadfield shows us how to display your collection in such a way to maximize their appeal.
Rare accessories made exclusively by and for Tynietoy are the focus of Susan Milmore's article (dollhouse collectors note that she is also known as Susan Grimshaw). Items that were not shown in the catalogs, often hand painted and quite individual, they were expensive at the time and are highly coveted today.
Ginger Strain recently wrote on small-sized unbreakable French composition dolls known as incassables. In our September issue she shares the larger dolls that have that unmistakable French look, in spite of being made of a heavy composition material. They have the added advantage of being much less expensive!
Also in this issue highlights from the Kathe Kruse Museum in Donauwörth. Housed in a former monastery, it exhibits rare Kruse dolls including the seldom seen dollhouse dolls.
This issue begins our coverage of the UFDC national convention… the fabulous salesroom and part I of the antique competitive exhibit. While we can't shop in the competitive exhibit, we most certainly can in the salesroom! Some of these dolls may still be available!
Check out the exciting auction results including the remarkable Shirley Temple auction!