Looking For a Doll Reference Guide to help with Identification--Value?

One of These Books May Do the Trick!

Doll Values Antique to Modern- Linda Edward


The thirteenth edition of this highly respected price guide includes more than 7,000 values for antique, modern and contemporary dolls, dating from the 17th century to those still being made today by manufacturers and artists. Linda Edward, author of four previous editions of the book, compiled the prices from a variety of sources, including auction house results, online auction results, dealers' asking prices and dealers' realized prices. The book features more than 450 color photos, as well as an extensive listing of Collector's Resources and indexes of symbols, molds and markings.

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, Vol. 2: Identification and Values by Ursula R. Mertz (2004-05-01)


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.

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.

Warman's Dolls: Antique to Modern Paperback – October 26, 2004

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.

Collector's Guide to Dolls of the 1960s and 1970s: Identification and Values, Vol. 2 Paperback – Illustrated, June 14, 2004

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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