Miss Pym and a Friend

Miss Pym and a Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Autumn is here! Doll Events Abound
This past couple of weeks alone, there was  a Pullip Convention, two Theriault's Rendezvous auctions with another this Monday, many art fairs, and new dolls like Disney Descendant's, more Halloween and Fall dolls, including Annalee at Marshall's, Holiday Barbies 2015, and new promotions from Madame Alexander, Tonner, and American Girl. Think about scarecrows and dried apple faced dolls as you doll shop for new additions.  What was your best yard sale find of this past season?  Let me know for a series of new posts.  Happy collecting!
Ellen Tsagaris
Doll Collecting Expert
A 300+ Year Old Doll House Still with its Family
Ann Sharp's Baby House may be my all time favorite doll house, except for mine, of course! Read about Ann's house, and the micromini room it inspired.
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An Eclectic Collection; It Really is a Small, Doll World
My friend Caroline is an artist, weaver, and doll collector.  She has one of the most eclectic collections I have ever seen, and she is very generous with them, too.  Next week, I'll share a gallery of her dolls.
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Bright, Shiny Objects and Doll Bling
Idols and dolls of many type existed in ancient America, as toys, art, precious gold/silver objects, and religious statues. Here is an update, just in time for fall and September, still doll collecting month.
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Dolls by Marian Hu Designs and Seymour Mann
A reader inspire me to create this post, about two very popular lines of collectible dolls of the 90s and novelist Erica Jong's parents!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Gamages Dept. Store and Dolls; Pym would have seen many of Those Discussed

A. W. Gamages Limited was a large department store in Holborn, London, England from 1875 until they closed in 1972. We don't have
access to the stores history, so the doll information here is gleaned from catalogue's and advertisements, the earliest we found is from 1902.
Gamages advertised; 1902 Jumeau dolls, Bébé Tout en Bois all wooden dolls, Polichelles dolls, Golliwoggs dolld Dutch
 Peg Wooden dolls, Schoenhut wood dolls, Dolly Bunting dolls, Japanese dolls, dolls dressed as a fairy to decorate
Christmas tress, celluloid dolls, cloth dolls, Steiff felt dolls, metal head rubber dolls, kid body dolls, Baby Pierrot doll,
Campbell Kids dolls, Dorothy doll, Kiddieland dolls, Oriental dolls, SFBJ laughing black Sambo doll, Marvel dolls,

Phyllis dolls, Red Riding Hood doll, Sailor Boy doll, Salome doll, Sambo's Baby Brother doll, Sambo's Sister doll,
plus many other dolls until Gamages closed their doors in 1972.
See our English doll makers page, as certainly Gamages carried dolls from any of these companies during the time they were both in

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: October Sneak Peek!

Antique Doll Collector Magazine: October Sneak Peek!: In Our October Issue Miniature versions of the French Fashion and Bebe dolls of the Golden era, smaller all bisque dolls have unique...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: The Force, Labor Day and Descendants

Dr. E's Doll Museum Blog: The Force, Labor Day and Descendants: Happy Labor Day to everyone!  This was an eventful week for doll collectors, only one in September, Doll Collecting Month. This is also th...

For Princess Diana, an excellent woman for the Ages, our own Prudence