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Happy July 4th!

July 2016 Newsletter

One of my favorite holiday of all. I remember when I was a child, we would go down to the lake in Cleveland OH and sit on the grassy hill and watch in amazement the beautiful fireworks. ooooo and aaaaah and each of us picking our favorites. 

Hope the 4th was a Great Day for all!

Here's what's new and exciting at

Coming Events 
Online Doll, Teddy Bear/Critter and Miniature Show & Sale.
July 25th - 30th, 2016 ~ Mon. 4 PM through Sat. 4 PM EST
This event runs at the same time as the National Doll Festival in Washington, DC.
Accepting Seller/Vendors applications through July 22nd, 2016 at a reduced fee of $26.

National Doll Festival #29
July 26th - 29th, 2016 (Tue - Fri)
Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St, 
Washington, DC  20008
Visit for details

Site *NEWS*

I Recently received a request to add a page for Tour & Travel Opportunities.

Our first listing is for a Doll & Bear Collector Tour through It is a 10 day tour. Tour starts in Lucerne on November 10th goes to Paris on November 14th and then to London for the final leg of the tour finishing at the Antique Doll, Teddy Bear and Toy Fair on November 20th, 2016. More details are found on the website but the booking deadline is August 31st, 2016 and space is limited.

So, what CAN be done with Dollies?

Doll "professionals" as well as antique dealers get many calls and emails about what to do with dollies. Some collections have been left behind after a death of a collector; perhaps the collector is needing to downsize or is simply ready to part with some or all of their collection.

Whatever the case, is the place to start. All the information has been compiled in one place. There are guides for selling at shows and online. You will also find a link to a site for ID/Valuations. NEW just this month, I have added an "Auction Business Directory".

So whether you are a friend, relative of someone looking to sell dolls, the best place to send them first is Featured Doll

The very fun and popular Blythe doll was created in the early seventies by designer Allison Katzman at Marvin Glass and Associates and bought and produced in the USA in 1972 by the now-defunct toy company Kenner. What makes her so popular after 40-some years. I'm not sure, must be the eyes!


I am currently looking for Dealers who are interested in purchasing doll collections from individuals. I am in the process of compiling a reference directory to be included on as well as It will be sorted by location. Interested parties may email me at

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 Help get the word out!  
Print up Information Handouts, Business Cards and/or Flyers
and pass them out at the next event!

{Information Handouts  - 2 per Sheet} - {Business Cards - 10 per Sheet}
{Flyers - 4 per Sheet}
Until next time, see you at the doll show!
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