Category Archives: Doll News

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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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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Welcome to Denise Van Patten’s New Dolls Blog!

Welcome! As many of you know, I have been writing about, collecting, and photographing dolls for many years! I was the Doll Collecting Guide at About.com from 1998 through 2012. I am the author of The Official Price Guide to Dolls … Continue reading

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