Category Archives: Antique Dolls

Theriaults Dollmastery Seminar – An Opportunity To Learn About Rare Antique Dolls

One of the fun things I got to do at the recent Theriault’s weekend in Naples, Florida was go to a Dollmastery Seminar given by doll expert Florence Theriault. This all-day seminar gave participants a chance to get up close … Continue reading

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Random Musings on Dolls, Antiques, And Old Fashioned Things

I’m not sure if I’m in a contemplative mood because I am spending a cold, drizzly day in an old-fashioned New England inn, or because it is Easter weekend, or because I am seeing an old-fashioned Tennessee Williams play tonight. … Continue reading

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Kewpie Dolls Do So Much More Than Stand At Attention: Action Kewpies

One of the many dolls I recently purchased at the Theriault’s Auction weekend in Naples, Florida, was this little action Kewpie doll. He is playing the mandolin and also leaning against some books, all created in bisque.  He was in … Continue reading

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Stuck Behind Your Computer Screen 24/7? Go to A Live Doll Event

I think many doll collectors in the 21st Century are content to sit behind their computer screens and buy and sell dolls on eBay and Ruby Lane, perhaps taking part in Facebook or other social media doll groups. If they … Continue reading

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A Rare Kneeling All-Bisque Doll by Kestner Shows Off Her Beautiful Modeling

As many of you know, I have a collection of antique all-bisque dolls. One of my favorite things about antique all-bisque dolls is the truly vast variety of types. When I was transitioning from collecting only modern miniatures and miniature … Continue reading

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Happy 2016! My Smiling Bru French Fashion and I Are Off To a Wonderful Start, Including the January Theriault’s Auction

Happy 2016! I realize I was silent for the last half of 2016, but life didn’t work out as planned; indeed, sometimes life gets in the way of art. I started the doll part of my year off at the Theriault’s annual Newport … Continue reading

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Bohnam’s Set’s New World Record For Most Expensive Doll Sold at Auction

This year has been an exciting year for antique doll collectors, with the first dolls ever to break the $300,000 price barrier at auctions. In fact, a new world’s record was just set for the most expensive doll ever sold at auction, … Continue reading

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Steiner Antique Dolls Delight – Black Figure A Bebe

I have talked about how inventive and interesting I think Steiner French Antique Dolls are in the past, and this doll is no exception. There aren’t very many Black antique dolls, but I think there are more by Jules Steiner than most … Continue reading

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Kestner 1880s All-Bisque Doll: Poetry in Miniature

Generally speaking, when it comes to antique dolls, I collect the French ones. But, there are a few exceptions. I have a real love of antique miniature, all-bisque and dollhouse dolls, and overall, I prefer the German all-bisque dolls to the French ones. … Continue reading

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Tete Jumeau: One of My Favorite Antique French Dolls

Although the Tete Jumeau Bebe is not the rarest of French antique bisque dolls, and not even the rarest of Jumeau dolls, the Tete Jumeau is one of my favorites.  Made in just about any size imaginable, you can find Tete Jumeaus … Continue reading

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