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Our October 2012 Issue...
 
Boutique Fantasque
Many doll collectors are familiar with the legendary firm of Roullet et Decamps, makers of automata from the Parisian belle époque. On November 24, Auction Team Breker will sell important automatons from private collections as well as pieces from the Gaston Decamps family. We bring you a preview of this extraordinary auction event.

Inside the World of
Guido Odin

by Lynn Murray
Italian born, Guido Odin and his son Samy have become synonymous with Paris and the lovely museum they founded together, La Musée de la Poupée. Lynn Murray writes about the amazing talent of Guido, an accomplished art and portrait photographer as well as a passionate collector. You'll enjoy Lynn's intimate look at this engaging gentleman.

The Marazzi Magic
by Samy Odin
They have been called "walking Lencis" because of their pressed felt construction, however that is where the similarity ends. Marazzi, a competitor to Lenci, made luxury dolls with five movements, a technical marvel that due to the 1929 financial crisis enjoyed only a short lifespan. Samy Odin shares this rare doll and its different face molds with our readers.

 

The Romance—
The Life of Lillian Dal Monte
A Glimpse Backstage

by David Robinson
Fifteen years ago I watched an amazing video, The Romance… the Life of Lillian Dal Monte produced by the Carmel Doll Shop. With breathtaking sets as the backdrops, fashion dolls became fully realized characters. It was quite magical! Time marches on and the talented Michael Canadas and David Robinson have re-released The Romance on DVD. In his article David gives us a backstage look at its making.
Learning About
American-Made Dolls
Interesting New Discoveries

by Ursula Mertz
Ursula Mertz always comes up with fascinating American composition rarities as you will see in her article on recent interesting discoveries from Effanbee, Madame Alexander, Vogue, the Cameo Doll Company and Chein.
UFDC Antique Competitive Exhibit 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana

Photographed at the 2012 National UFDC Convention by Keith Kaonis
The fun begins with Part I of this year's UFDC antique competitive exhibit. Some of the rarest, most valuable dolls in the world are displayed for our enjoyment. It is not to be missed!
National Doll Festival
July 22-25 • New Orleans

Early arrivals to the 2012 UFDC convention held in New Orleans made a beeline to the National Doll Festival which marked its 25th year fulfilling collector's dreams. We bring you highlights from this important sale.


Happy Collecting!

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