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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. 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

  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. An Early American Childhood, Dolls, Toys and Playthings of American Youth, 1780-1889

    By Florence Theriault. A detailed account of the toys of early American youth through photographs and descriptions of actual examples. These are toys which preceded dolls by several decades as a viable and prominent American industry. 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". 88 pages. Price Key Included. BT-150 Learn More

    Regular Price: $39.00

    Special Price $10.00

  5. This Little Piggy

    By Cynthia Gaskill. Pigs have been collected throughout the years. They have competed with cranberry mugs and candy containers for space in our homes. In this little book over 150 “pink pig” porcelain figurines of the late 19th century have been gathered with histories and a value guide. This book will change the reader's view of these versatile collectibles forever. 36 pages with 53 color photographs. 8 ½" x 8 ½". Learn More
    $16.95

  6. More Dolls, The Early Years

    By Florence Theriault. In this super-sized volume with large, detailed photographs, the well-known doll researcher examines 166 dolls made from 1780-1910 of wood, paper-mache, china, bisque, and cloth, as well as a selection of toys and novelties incorporating the use of dolls. An unusual feature are front, side, and rear views of sculpted hair dolls, which allows the reader to clearly see the intricacies of the model. In all, an astonishing array of decorative variations are shown and it is unlikely the collector will ever say again, "oh, just another china doll." Hardbound, 111 pages. 9 ½" x 12". Price Key Included.BT-118 Learn More

    Regular Price: $68.00

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  7. Ningyo The Art Of Japanese Dolls

    Ningyo The Art Of Japanese DollsBy Alan Scott Pate. A comprehensive study of the Japanese doll as art form, plaything, talisman, theatre, and decoration. With superbly researched material and artistic photographs of many rare examples 268 pages. 9" x 12". Learn More
    $75.00

  8. 1924 Emil Bauersachs Reprint

    Emile Bauersachs was one of the most important German doll export firms in the early 1900's. The discovery of a rare catalog from that firm, issued in 1924, offers a wealth of information on bisque dolls, mechanical toys, and other playthings. Recognizable in the catalog are dolls from Gebruder Heubach and Franz Schmidt, including child dolls, making this a great idea source for doll costumes. Hardbound, 56 pages.

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    Regular Price: $39.00

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  9. Buckskin & Beads, Native American Folk Dolls

    By Florence Theriault. The 77 dolls presented in this book are a single family collection assembled during the first third of the 20th century representing dolls from 1890-1935. Since each doll was identified by source at the time of its collecting, the book is a valuable guide for today's collectors. Included are one of a kind folk dolls as well as those sponsored by cultural organizations such as the Haskell Institute. Softbound, 50 pages with 83 color photographs. 8" x 8". Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $19.00

  10. When The Circus Came To Town

    A fabulous collection of antique dolls, toys, automata and even glass canes is presented in full-color in this art book. Historical background of each piece is given, as well as the actual personal history of many of the objects including the famous "Consuelo's Bridesmaid" and Jumbo the Elephant, a gift of P.T. Barnum to his friend Wesley Redhead. The rare Levitation Man automaton, of which only two are known in the world, is also shown with detailed multi- photographs. Hardbound with dust jacket. 9" x 12". 148 pages. Price Key Included. BT-259 Learn More

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Special Price $25.00

  11. Paper Dolls 1790-1940

    By Florence Theriault. Beautiful hardbound book featuring over 350 paper dolls from the legendary paper doll collection of Shirley Fischer. 170 pages. Over 600 color photographs. Price Key included. 9'' x 9''. Learn More
    $49.00

  12. Memories Of A Marriage

    By Florence Theriault. The bride doll has a special place in the history of doll collecting. Featured in this full color 108 page book is a collection of 100 French wedding globes from a private French museum, as well as antique dolls in wedding costumes, and antique cake toppers. Hardbound, 10" x 10". BT-237 Learn More

    Regular Price: $49.00

    Special Price $10.00

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