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Showing posts from 2019

The Haunted House

"The Haunted House" 1931 New Mayfair Dance Orchestra

Cool Cat

Cab Calloway

Hep was Hipper

Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers

In the Navy.....

Isn't this amazing!? I believe the doll is a Sterling. How great that there is an actual photo with original owner, dated 1936. 

Half Dolls in 18th Century Costumes

Fantastic pair of half dolls, made into 17" dolls, dressed in 18th Century costumes! This couple is being sold on eBay from the Netherlands.

Wm Gluckin & Company Boudoir Doll Face

Super nice Gluckin Face! These faces can be found as dolls, pillows, and other boudoir doll novelty items.

Store Display

This flapper store display appears to have had some "eyeliner" added to it. But, maybe, the new owner can fix that?

Fabulous Bust or Store Display

The base is chalkware and probably the whole bust is made of this material. Looks like a store display?

Mini Yarn Doll

This mini yarn doll is described as a man, how, I wondering if that's true, because it looks like it has a flapper hairstyle?

Mini French Apache Couple Dolls

This is a rare pair of 12" French Apache Dolls

When You Think You Have It All Figured Out.........

These dolls, particularly Boudoir Dolls, are a never-ending puzzle. All these years, I thought these South American dolls were made by Holzer & Cia or Joao Perotti. This doll is Holzer & Cainer...What?! I guess the business changed names at some point? This is the first doll I've seen marked Holzer & CAINER......

Unusual Hat Stand

This is a very unusual hat stand. She looks French. Super!

Fabulous French Doll

It's getting more and more difficult to find an original doll. This one is fabulous

Restoring a French JxB Boudoir Doll

Sue has provided a step by step booklet on how to restore a poorly "repaired" JxB in the original method/design. Click the photo to download this illustrated "how to." Thanks, Sue!