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Our May 2013 Issue...

Michael Canadas discusses the fascinating history of the governess, the highest-ranking member among the household staff in a fine 19th century home. In this beautiful article you will see how the governess, who fostered such admiration, was depicted in dolls and art.

Is it possible that there is a Doll Collector Fairy who brings lost dolls and people who love them together? Jan Peterson finds the mignonette of her dreams, dressed in her original First Communion gown.

A former actress, Nancy Ann Abbot, would achieve her greatest fame with her founding of the Nancy Ann Dressed Dolls Corporation in 1937. Carolyn Vack author chronicles the evolution of the delightful Storybook dolls in this comprehensive article.

Estelle Johnston was researching a rare china doll when she noticed that it possessed the same unusual sew holes placement as dolls by the French maker Jacob-Petit. There are so few dolls by this early maker, could it be?

Depicting characters from the children's books by Marguerite de Angeli, the "Hedwig" dolls are rare treasures. Gail Lemmon shares the de Angeli books, which taught tolerance of people from different backgrounds, and examples of the elusive dolls made by her friend, Hedwig Ryglewicz.

In our last issue we saw the doll "Gladdie" in various mediums, now Carol Corson shares her biscaloid Gladdie complete with her amazing original wardrobe, demonstrating what little girls were wearing in 1929.

We also bring you a look at the recent Gaithersburg doll show, an exciting preview of Auction Team Breker's upcoming automaton sale, lots of news and some fascinating mystery dolls for you to solve.
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