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Our January 2012 Issue...

To start off the New Year, we visit the collection of Helen Welsh Gastaldo and what a collection it is! Everything from Greiners to German characters, French bisque, American cloth dolls, Lenci and Steiff, there seems to be no area overlooked! It's always interesting to see how our doll friends display their collection and Helen has done a masterful job adding interesting "go-withs" that make the dolls come alive.
Beautiful presentation boxes with tiny dolls, trousseau and accessories were popular gifts on New Year's Day and were known as etrennes. Donelle Denery shows us some of her favorite examples and advises us what to look for to ensure the originality of an etrennes.
Carl Halbig likened the legendary beauty of Nefertiti to the classical profile of the company's 1160 mold. In fact, visitors to the Dorfmuseum in Germany, will find an 1160 shoulder head complete with an Egyptian headdress. Kathy Embry shares the history of this special mold and several examples of the dolls often referred to as "Little Women."
The national UFDC convention is long over, but we hope you are enjoying our continuing coverage. In this issue we bring you more blue ribbon winners from the Antique Exhibit.
The legend of Salome was aptly captured in Lenci's sensous depiction of her performing the "Dance of the Seven Veils." Myra Fay Graubard provides us with the fascinating historical interpretations of Salome and a close look at this rare and unusual doll.
At the recent Gaithersburg doll show, none other than Miss Rose Percy made a stellar appearance, raising some $20,000 for wounded veterans. We were fortunate to attend this important fundraising dinner and know you will enjoy seeing Rose and her spectacular trousseau. Our next issue will include highlights from this year's truly sensational Gaithersburg show.
E. I. Horsman Jr. recruited the talented artist Helen Trowbridge in 1909. It can be argued that her doll sculpts ended the reign of the German dolly-faced doll by creating something uniquely American. Don Jensen provides a look at her last design for Horsman.
Theriault's gala three-day auction, January 13-15, 2012 in Newport Beach, CA promises to be exceptional with an array of fine French dolls from original French estates as well as private American collections, automata, rare German characters and dollhouse shops and rooms including milliner's shops from the famous Landsberg Museum of Germany. We're delighted to bring a preview of this special sale.

And of course, as always we report on auction results from around the globe. Our advertisers - the world's leading antique doll dealers and auction houses - have many treasures to tempt you.

Happy Collecting!


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