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Our February 2013 Issue...

Finding Treasure at the Worthington Historical Society
by Shari McMasters

Few collectors are aware of this doll museum tucked away in the charming historic town of Worthington, Ohio. Housed in an 1845 manse, three of its rooms contain antique dolls, the majority from the collection of a former Worthington resident. Among them is a very special Izannah Walker doll, seen on this month's cover. Shari McMasters shares some of the museum's highlights


Meet the Albrittons!
by Margo Delaughter

If you were at last year's UFDDC national convention, you might have noticed a cloth doll belonging to Margo Delaughter, who won a blue ribbon for her entry. An original booklet and photocopies of two newspaper articles revealed fascinating information about its maker, Nina Albritton, and her charming dolls which Margo shares with us in her article.


Dolls With Rubber Limbs are Worth Saving
by Ursula R. Mertz

During the twenties and thirties the Ideal Toy Company sold many dolls with rubber components. Using methods and tips she has learned over the years, Ursula Mertz advises collectors on how to preserve and restore limbs made from rubber.

Nancy Ann Style Show Dolls
by Jane Foster

Nancy Ann Storybook dolls are well known to doll enthusiasts, but the Style Show dolls less so. These lovely dolls from the early to mid- fifties exhibit costuming skills comparable to dolls by Madame Alexander. Jane shares several examples of all original Style Show dolls and tells us what to look for.

The SFBJ Eden Bébé
by Martha Nichols

Martha Nichols provides us with the history of the popular doll known as the Eden Bébé, originally a product of Fleischmann & Bloedel. Changes came with the formation of the SFBJ but the Eden Bébé continued as a mainstay until 1915.

A Rare Dotty Darling Doll
by Sara Bernstein

When Sara Bernstein purchased a doll tagged Lenci type, she investigated further. The original tag stated the doll's name was Dotty Darling and it turns out it wasn't cloth at all but composition with a thin flocking on the surface. In her article Sara discovers the doll's connection to a famous artist.

We also bring you highlights from last year's Toledo Doll and Bear Show plus some exciting results from Theriault's very recent doll auction in Newport Beach, CA!

Happy Collecting!

Be Sure to Check Out the Doll Shows and Auctions in Your Area!

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