Take a Look at
Our May 2012 Issue...

What's Inside Miss Baggy Pants?
The Repair of a Terrene
French Fashion Doll

by Kathleen Crescuillo's

This article focuses on the repair of a French fashion with a body style known as Terrene. Step by step instructions and close-up photos show how the author transformed what she describes as "basket case" into a perfectly lovely poupée.
Our cover features a pair of these charming fashions
dressed for an outing.

Small Delights:
The World of All-Bisque Dolls
Photographed at the 2011 National UFDC Convention

by Keith Kaonis

It won't be long before we will be reporting on this year's UFDC convention in New Orleans, but for now we bring you a final look at an important special exhibit from last year's national convention, entitled Small Delights: The World of All Bisque Dolls.

A Mystery Doll by Kestner?
by Penny Hadfield

Last year Penny Hadfield acquired a charming 9-inch all bisque doll. She immediately thought of Kestner as its maker but those molded pale peach shoes with matching bows perplexed her. Two other similar dolls surfaced around the same time. For the legions of Kestner fans her article may surprise you!

My name is Marilu, and my home is in the city of Buenos Aires
by Dorothy Hunt

In 1932 little girls in Argentina clamored
to get the latest plaything — the Marilu doll designed by Alicia Larguia and produced by the
Kammer and Reinhardt factory. Dorothy Hunt
writes about this special doll, the company's
"Mein Liebling" model with a composition head.

Victorian Trade Cards
and the Doll Motif

by Elizabeth K. Schmahl

Victorian women were a sentimental bunch, a favorite hobby being filling scrapbooks with beautiful ephemera. Appealing to busy mothers, merchants often used heartwarming images of children and dolls in their advertising trade cards. Elizabeth Schmahl has gathered a delightful number of these precious tradecards for our enjoyment.

“Babs” Takes Her First Steps
A Bit of a Doll History Mystery

by Donilee Popham

In the teens, ventriloquist Harry Coleman noticed how much young girls enjoyed his dummy who could walk and even tango a step or two! It was the inspiration for Babs, a walking doll. Donilee Popham writes about this fascinating doll that could actually walk alongside a person and the mystery surrounding its manufacture.

Schoenhut Dolls
In The Strangest Places

by Diane Dustir

The late Diane Dustir was able to acquire in auction two Schoenhut dolls that had been found in an antebellum mansion in Nashville, TN. Her article, written sadly just before her death, describes these delightful dolls and their historic home.

You won't want to miss the auction highlights and all the fabulous dolls for sale in this May issue.

Happy Collecting!