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Doll Values Antique to Modern (Paperback)

About the Author

Linda Edward is a doll researcher and the curator of The Doll Museum in Portsmouth, RI. Her past experience includes being editor of Doll News, the magazine published for UFDC members. Her museum collection encompasses dolls from the 18th century to the present, including antique and modern play dolls, artist pieces, and fashion dolls.

Collector's Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950: Identification and Values (Collector's Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls) (Hardcover)

About the Author

Ursula Mertz has been a doll collector since 1975, and composition dolls have become a full-time commitment. From 1976 to 1986 she had a repair business, specializing in parts restorations of composition and other painted surface dolls.

She has mounted doll exhibits on various themes at the local and national levels, and she continues to lecture on various composition doll subjects. She has written numerous articles for major doll publications, and an active member of UFDC.

Book Description

This second volume makes American composition dolls more accessible to collectors by presenting hundreds of clear photographs and new research in this field. Marionettes and puppets are new features in this volume. Fifty of those marionettes were sold exclusively by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, and photos of complete sets like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are displayed.

Composition doll collecting as it relates to the Internet is also a new section covered in this volume, as well as questions most often asked by collectors. A biography of Harriet Flanders, creator of Little Cherub, is included. 2004 values.

Warman's Dolls: Antique To Modern Identification And Price Guide (Warman's Dolls) (Paperback)

Book Description

Doll collectors everywhere will be enchanted by this stunning full-color reference showcasing 100 years of collectible dolls, from the fine bisque creations of France and Germany in the 1860's to the popular Barbies of the 1960s.

The book's 1,500 listings include comprehensive data on each doll, and over 1,000 spectacular photos provide detail for identification purposes. Using information gathered from a huge private collection in the Midwest as well as a major doll auction conducted in Maine, Warman's Dolls:

Antique to Modern provides information on manufacturers, body and head styles, costumes, detailed condition reports and pricing for each listing. The guide also includes a glossary of collecting terms to aid both the beginning enthusiast and the advanced collector.

Doll Values: Antique to Modern (Doll Values Antique to Modern)(Paperback

Book Description

Thanks to doll experts Barbara DeFeo and Carol Stover, this series continues. With almost 500 color photographs, the eighth edition of Doll Values, Antique to Modern, will retain its #1 bestselling status.

The book is divided into two sections, antique and modern, and many published references have been used for descriptions and marks. Listed alphabetically by manufacturer or type, the dolls' histories, marks, descriptions, and values are included.

Over 6,000 listing and a useful index will benefit collectors and allow for quick reference at doll shows and auctions. 2004 values.


Barbara DeFeo was editor of Dolls, Toys Teddy Bears newspaper, writing lead articles, editing, and photographing. She has written for Antiques Collectibles and Antique Doll Collector. She has a degree in journalism, has been in the doll business since 1978, and is an appraiser and seller of dolls.


Carol Stover co-authored Collector's Encyclopedia of Vogue Dolls, in two editions, with Judith Izen. She also authored Small Dolls of the 40s 50s and updated Doll Values, Antique to Modern, 8th Edition. She lectures on Vogue and other modern dolls, and on the art of collecting and writing about Baby Boom era dolls. She has authored over 60 magazine articles on dolls, toys, and collectibles.


It's easy to see why this book is such a winner. Most books of this depth arrive in much weightier packages; this provides a compact take-along tote perfect for garage sales and flea markets, along with the essential color photos which are such an important adjunct to valuations.

From symbol, letter, and maker indexes to a bibliography of doll collector links and plenty of color photos throughout, this is an important guide not to be missed by any avid doll collector.

Collector's Guide to Dolls of the 1960s and 1970s: Identification & Values, Vol. 1 (Paperback)

Book Description

Author Cindy Sabulis has produced a comprehensive guide to the dolls of the 1960s and 1970s. Of course Barbie doll played a major role during this time, and she and her friends are a major part of this book. In addition, readers will see Chatty Cathy, Patti Playpal, Thumbelina, Kissy, Tressy, Liddle Kiddles, Ideal's Crissy and Harmony, Mattel's Rockflowers, Topper's Dawn, and the World of Love dolls.

The dolls are grouped according to manufacturer, for easy identification and there are almost 600 full color photographs and 50 original catalog pages. 2004 values.


This book is truly a treasure for doll lovers, sure to bring back happy memories of childhood dolls that they played with when they were little. Both new and seasoned collectors will adore this book, which is filled with full color photos of dolls from the 1960s and 1970s.

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