Category Archives: Doll Events

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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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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Ode to Salesroom Doll Dealers at the UFDC Convention

Doll dealers who sell at the UFDC National Convention really don’t get enough credit. I was a dealer only once at Convention, in 2011, and it was exhausting work.  First of all, you have to transport–often by several thousand miles–dozens … Continue reading

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Legendary Barbie Designer Carol Spencer Makes Dinner Dazzle at UFDC Event

I didn’t register for the UFDC convention until fairly recently, so when I arrived in Kansas City I had no special events on my schedule. So on Wednesday I stood on a line to get tickets to available events. I was happy … Continue reading

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UFDC Annual Convention: Off To An Energetic Start

At the 66th annual United Federation of Doll Clubs National Convention in Kansas City I have had no trouble staying busy. In fact, the exact opposite has been true. The “A Dream Come True convention officially began yesterday, and I … Continue reading

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Theriault’s Shirley Temple Auction Wrap-Up

To summarize Theriault’s Love, Shirley Temple event, all I can say is that it was fun, exciting, exhausting, and very different from any other doll auction I had ever been to. There was a tremendous outpouring of love and nostalgia for … Continue reading

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Prices Continue High at Shirley Temple Auction

The auction continues! Prices are generally high, especially for dolls and toys which have a photo of Shirley with the doll or toy, one of a kind Shirley Temple dolls in costumes made by the studio for Shirley, and of … Continue reading

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Iconic Stand Up and Cheer Dress Brings $75,000

The iconic red and white polka dot dress from Stand Up and Cheer, from the “Baby Take A Bow” star-making number sold for $75,000 against a $20,000 estimate. It was purchased by a museum in California. The Good Ship Lollipop … Continue reading

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Shirley Temple Auction About to Begin!

The Theriault’s Shirley Temple auction is about to begin! Florence Theriault has told me she believes this is the largest attendance ever at a Theriault’s auction!   Stuart Holbrook has given a talk about the museum tour, and all the … Continue reading

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International Media Coverage For Theriault’s Shirley Temple Auction

Out of all the doll stories I’ve covered over the years, I think that Theriault’s Shirley Temple auction has generated the most widespread positive coverage. Media coverage of course followed the exhibit as it traveled around the country to locations including the … Continue reading

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