Take a Look at
Our January 2014 Issue...

Our cover features an extraordinary fashion doll by Auguste Dehors. The article that accompanies it, written by Michael Canadas, discusses these regal poupées with their imperial portrait faces, which he admits to being his favorite among the countless fashions that he has handled over the years.

Although collectors of antique playthings may be familiar with the name Pintel, until now little of their history has ever been shared. In his article Samy Odin discusses the company's products from their earliest Bebes Mignons to their later years producing cloth dolls and teddy bears.

Thanks to computer technology, patterns can easily be changed to fit a doll. In her article, Susan Sirkis advises how to easily change a pattern size and shares easy to follow instructions for a delightful hat, muff and tippet, just the ticket for the cold winter months.
At last year's national UFDC held in Washington, D.C. we were privileged to be invited to the historically significant Coleman house, home to the family's amazing and comprehensive doll collection. We are pleased that we can bring you this rare glimpse of their collecting prowess, the result of many years of research and devoted study.
An exceptional collection of half dolls and other toilette table fancies from the Strong Museum and the noted private collection of Vicki Lee Little will be offered as part of the Theriault's auction January 12, 2014 in Newport Beach, CA. Here is a preview of the 350 lots to be offered!

Also in this issue, we bring you more results from the UFDC Modern Competitive Exhibit as well as exciting auction results including the recent Theriault auction in Manhattan, mystery dolls and news that you will find of interest.

Happy Collecting in the New Year Ahead!

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