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Our January 2013 Issue...

The year 1869 marked an important year in doll-making. Businessmen Wilhelm Simon and Carl Halbig joined forces to establish a porcelain factory. In her article Lynn Murray discusses the early years of production and shares several examples of the first mold, a solid dome head with painted or glass eyes. Our cover features a distinguished unmarked Simon & Halbig male with a twill-over-wood articulated body and an unusual painted mustache.

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The fichu, inspired by Marie Antoinette, is a small triangular scarf. Chiffonnette models many fanciful variations of the fichu in Sylvia Mac Neil's well researched article. Readers have to come to count on Sylvia's easy to follow patterns . . . you're sure to find your favorite fichu among these lovely examples.

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Joy Harrington discovered a treasure at a New England auction, a delightful wax-over-taufling along with a trunk of her original clothing dating to the 1850's. You'll meet Tilly B. in her article and see her model outfits for every season.

Dewees Cochran achieved success when she decided to make portrait dolls, individually sculpted and dressed to look like children, whose well-to-do parents commissioned them. In Don Jensen's article, a series of remarkable photos shows the artist's prodigious talents.
Our final coverage of the 2012 UFDC national convention includes exhibits on Japanese Friendship dolls, the artwork of Susan Beatrice Pearse, the Vogue Doll Company and black folk dolls. It will soon be time to look forward to the next convention in Washington, D.C.!

There are some exciting auctions coming up in early 2013— we bring you a preview of Frasher's Auction in Scottsdale and an extremely important doll that will be sold in the upcoming Theriault auction in Newport Beach. All this plus auction results from around the globe.

Happy Collecting!



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

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