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  1. Old Store Stock, The Absent Minded Professor

    Florence & George was delighted to uncover these in a warehouse of old school supplies. Limited quantity and with slight aging and shelf dust but all are unused. 1961. 92 pages hardbound. 6'' x 9''. OS-231. $15 Learn More
    $15.00

  2. Children's Tea Time

    By Deborah Thomas. Featuring tea recipes and a charming introduction to tea etiquette. It's a collection of vintage illustrations by Millicent Sowerby, Margaret Tarrant, H.M. Brock, and other children's illustrators. Hardcover. 36 pages, 9". Learn More
    $17.00

  3. Cherish Me Always Set Of 4 Books

    From simple snapshots to formal studio poses, children are captured in timeless photographs at play with their dolls, teddies, toys, and real animal friends in this set of four books designed and written by the Cedar Falls, Iowa couple, Steven and Mary Wikert, based on their personal museum of antique photographs avidly collected over several decades. Nearly 800 photographs of children with dolls and toys from 1870- 1950 fill the pages of these books. 112 pages, 8 ½" x 11". BB-729 Learn More

    Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price $5.00

  4. Characters of R. John Wright: An Unauthorized Identification & Price Guide

    Characters of R. John Wright: An Unauthorized Identification & Price Guide. Written by Shirley Bertrand. Hardcover. 9" x 11-1/2". Learn More
    $10.00

  5. 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

  6. Love, Shirley Temple

    Movie Costumes, Dolls, and Childhood Memorabilia from her Personal Archives. More than 500 objects from the private childhood collection of the beloved star are photographed and described in this 356-page book. Until this time, the objects have been in the possession of Shirley Temple Black and her family. Included are nearly 100 film costumes, 100s of dolls, toys and playthings shown in her films or gifted to her by celebrities, and other fine ephemera including Spunky's saddle, her gas-powered miniature car used to drive around the Fox Studios, personal letters from FDR and others, fabulous personal autograph books, and so much more. Includes prices realized from the auction. 10" x 10", hardbound. BT-318 Learn More

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Special Price $55.00

  7. Scouting Dolls Through the Years. Identification and Value Guide

    The Girl Scouts organization, formed in 1915, is a steadily growing army of girls and young women who incorporate patriotism, outdoor activities, and community service into their lives. Scouting collectibles of all kinds, many of which are dolls, circulate the country. Scouting Dolls Through the Years. has instant appeal for Girl Scouts who have a doll collecting badge in sight. A history of the organization begins the book, then the dolls are showcased through the eras. Beginning the journey in the 1920s, the reader will take a look at scouting dolls of each decade, from the 1940s and 1950s, the most prolific era, making transitions and changes in the 1960s and 1970s, and finally reaching the 1990s and into the new century.Prices, variations, and accessories are showcased in more than 400 color photographs of Girl Scout dolls as well as Camp Fire Girls, Brownies, and Blue Birds. Homemade and commercially-made costumes, figurines, paper dolls, pins, stuffed animals, and other miscellaneous items are included as well. The book is completely indexed and has a detailed bibliography. Softbound. 173 pages. 8 1/2 x 11. ( All books are in unused warehouse condition. However, it is possible that minor print flaws may occur. Please be aware that all sales are final. ) Learn More

    Regular Price: $19.95

    Special Price $10.00

  8. Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two - From Schoolgirl to Storybook

    Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two - From Schoolgirl to Storybook. Including the teen years and more childhood related items from Shirley Temple’s personal collection. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers. Includes prices realized. 10” x 10”, hardbound, 180 pages. Learn More
    $75.00

  9. The Truth About Easter Rabbits

    The delightful hard-cover book utilizes a wonderful store of vintage illustrations postcards and storybooks to create the ''real'' story of Easter Bunny. Delightful for children and you too. 7'' x 11''. Learn More
    $18.00

  10. Bessie Pease Gutmann

    By Karen Choppa. A wonderful reference to the superb works of the talented American illustrator contains examples never before documented. Softbound. 20'' x 10''. 159 pages. Learn More
    $29.00

  11. 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

  12. All I Want For Christmas

    By Florence Theriault. Over 100 of these 1900 era vintage photographs of children with dolls and toys are compiled in this holiday book. 40 pages. 9'' x 12'' BT-137 Learn More

    Regular Price: $23.00

    Special Price $10.00

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