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  1. Keeper Of The Dolls

    By Florence Theriault. More than 300 of the world's rarest antique dolls are featured in the 150 page book, along with doll houses, pull toys, paintings of children, miniature dolls, fine doll furniture and other researched identification and documentation of every object, and value key. 10" x 10". 165 pages. Hardbound. Learn More
    $75.00

  2. The Collector's World of Raggedy Ann & Andy, Volume I

    By Andrew Tabbat. Raggedy Ann has "survived wars, the Great Depression, recessions, Barbie, a TV series and polyester, all with a cheerful smile on her face." So begins this book about America's most classic doll. In Volume I the author follows the Raggedy Ann and Andy from year 1880- 1934. Included are not only dolls, but many other related Raggedy Ann paraphernalia, from books to dishes, from play sets to cookie jars. Hardbound, 128 pages with 249 color photographs. Learn More
    $39.00

  3. Cameos

    By Florence Theriault. A superb collection of 100 museum-quality cameos encompassing the work of 19th and 20th century artists. The book identifies varieties and materials, themes, dates and has many helpful tips on just what makes one cameo valuable, and another one not. A quick checklist will aid the reader in selecting his or her favorite. A very informative reference guide for anyone who is interested in cameos. Softbound, 24 pages with 21 color photographs. 8 ½" x 8½". Learn More
    $10.00

  4. Kathe Kruse I.D. Guide

    By Christa and Lotte Xenidis. Doll collectors have only recently realized the importance of these unique dolls. This guide will help the collector identify their early Kathe Kruse dolls in an easy format. Full color models are shown along with special rarity guide. 40 pages. 8 1/2" x 11". BT-145 Learn More

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $5.00

  5. The Jumeau Book

    By Francois Theimer and Florence Theriault. A remarkable book about the most pivotal firm in doll history. The rise and fall of the French Jumeau family through six decades of the 19th century is a fascinating read for even the non-doll collector. For the first time, well researched technical chapters clearly mark the evolution of various models of the firm. Beautifully detailed color photographs teach the reader how to identify each. Also included are chronologies, early catalogs and advertising, and section on original costumes. This is the one book for everyone who collects and loves the Jumeau doll. 425 pages, 450 color photographs, hardbound. 8 ½" x 11". Learn More
    $75.00

  6. Barbie Id Guide

    By Florence Theriault. If you get confused by the many models of Barbie you'll want this book. Full page photographs of 25 early models 1959-1972, with quick-reference diagrams. Photographs of marks from various periods and tips on "hidden" extra value features you might not notice. Softbound, 32 pages with 64 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". BT-132 Learn More

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00

  7. Lenci, The History And Dolls By Nancy Lazenby

    By Nancy Lazenby. The most comprehensive book on the beloved Italian cloth dolls includes chapters on each of the series, with special attention to rarities and identification. More than 450 color photographs, chronology of labels. Hardbound, 224 pages. 12" x 9". Learn More
    $58.00

  8. American Composition Dolls, 1900-1950, Vol II

    By Ursula Mertz. Volume II continues the fabulous research on the devoted collector and scholar. 385 pages with thousands of well-documented dolls, and clues to identification. This is a much needed and long-awaited book important to every doll library. Hardbound, full color. 8 ½" x 11". Learn More
    $30.00

  9. The Elegance Of Effanbee

    By Nancy Carlson. In 1939 the Effanbee company introduced a series of Historical Dolls. This linen-bound gold-edged book celebrates the series. Color photographs of each. Limited edition of 750 numbered copies, these are the last remaining in print. 5 ½" x 9". Learn More
    $45.00

  10. Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

    By Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik. Few collectors will dispute Germany's historical preeminence in teddy bear production. So this guide to over 250 German bear manufacturers is long overdue. Collectors will find the historical stories fascinating. Plus, They will be delighted to identify obscure bears in their collections. Identification is made possible by original catalog photographs and descriptions along with a useful index of trademarks and symbols. Hardbound, 239 pages with 423 color photographs and 492 black and white photographs. 9" x 11".BB-491 Learn More

    Regular Price: $69.00

    Special Price $10.00

  11. Paper Soldiers

    For over a century the paper soldier was the favorite plaything for millions of children in Europe and America. Edward Ryan has identified, described, and illustrated paper soldiers made by over 500 publishers in 24 countries over the past two centuries. Learn More
    $195.00

  12. Under The Big Top with Schoenhut's Humpty Dumpty Circus

    By Evelyn Ackerman. The Schoenhut Circus was one of the best-selling toys of all time. Hundreds of different animals, performers, and accessories were made; plus farm animals, comic characters, and safari sets. Here is a wealth of information on the history and manufacture of these delightful jointed wooden toys which were produced from 1903- 1935. The reader will learn how to recognize and identify one of the best- selling toys of all time. Photographed and value rated in this superbly researched work. Hardbound, 169 pages with 423 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". Hardbound. 169 pages. Learn More
    $49.00

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