One of These Books May Do the Trick!
Doll Values Antique to Modern- Linda Edward(Paperback)
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.
Warman's Dolls: Antique to Modern Paperback – October 26, 2004
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
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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