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  1. Button In Ear, The Steiff Encyclopedia

    By Jurgen and Marianne Cieslik. Working from the original German archives of Steiff the respected researchers have written the authoritative book on the maker of, arguably, the world's most famous teddy bear and animal maker. The story of the German plush toy company is told from its earliest days with a complete inventory of dolls, teddies, and stuffed animals. A value guide and identification clues are included. Hardbound, 264 pages. 9" x 11".BB-125 Learn More

    Regular Price: $90.00

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  2. What Dolls Wore Before: Doll Costumes and Accessories, 1850- 1925

    By Florence Theriault. This is the fourth book in a series by the noted author. Nearly 500 antique dolls costumes, shoes, bonnets, baby clothes, undergarments, pinafores, mariner costumes, and folkloric costumes are featured in beautiful explicit photographs. Detailed descriptions help the reader identify materials and construction techniques, how to choose an appropriate costume and how to preserve these rare and fragile reminders of a fashionable past. This is a book for the doll collector and the student of historical fashions. A value guide is included. Softbound, 152 pages. 8 ½" x 11". BT-172 Learn More

    Regular Price: $39.00

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  3. Raggedy Ann & Andy I.D.Guide

    By Andrew Tabbat. An easy to use guide that offers the novice collector a detailed look at dolls made by their first five distributors from 1918-1965. This book will help the collector recognize which model is which- with a guide to their value. Softbound, 44 pages, color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". BT-171 Learn More

    Regular Price: $19.95

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  4. The 1898 Ernst Holzweissig Music Box and Automaton Catalog

    The extraordinary variety of music boxes available to affluent Victorian homes is evident in this fully-illustrated catalog. Musical automatons, musical photograph albums, birds in cages, chairs that play music when sat upon, mechanical photographs, beer stains, liquor cabinets, auto-harps, accordions, musical sewing boxes, even Symphonium, Calliope, and Adler works. This catalog serves as a reference for an astonishing variety of some of the most rare and sought after in music boxes and automata. An invaluable tool in identifying and dating these items. 435 pages, soft bound, with thousands of illustrations. 7" x 10". BT-169 Learn More

    Regular Price: $39.00

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  5. The Collector's World of Raggedy Ann & Andy, Volume II

    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 II the author follows the Raggedy Ann and Andy from year 1938- 1982. 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 200 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11" BT-168 Learn More

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  6. A Certain Style Madame Alexander

    By Cynthia Gaskill. Over 400 dolls by the Alexander firm are included in this full-color book. Featured are 100’s of rare early 8" fashion ladies. Composition dolls are included as well as the later hard plastic dolls. Of special note are dolls with unique coiffures and costumes and dolls from the Portrait Series- including the Portrait Dolls of Madame Alexander herself. A fascinating perspective of the doll world of Madame Alexander. Softbound, 136 pages with 228 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". Includes Price Key. BT-165 Learn More

    Regular Price: $45.00

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  7. Classic Plastic: American Dolls 1945/65

    By Cynthia Gaskill. 300 rare dolls in their original costumes are identified with detailed descriptions. Special emphasis is placed on costume detail, unusual construction features and coiffures. A value key is included to assist the reader in checking what a particular doll has sold for. Softbound, 88 pages with 150 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". BT-161 Learn More

    Regular Price: $39.00

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  8. Stitches In Time: Doll Costumes and Accessories, 1950- 1925

    By Florence Theriault. As collecting of doll costumes becomes more serious, and as prices of these rare little objects increase, knowledge concerning age and authenticity becomes more important. Third in the quartet of books by the noted author on antique doll costumes, this volume features 400 different antique doll dresses, shoes, parasols, baby clothes, fashion gowns, and bonnets. Included are fine French silk bebe costumes as well as simple cotton frocks. A valuable resource book for the doll collector. Softbound, 135 pages with 250 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". BT-158 Learn More

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  9. 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

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  10. The Beautiful Jumeau

    By Florence Theriault. More than 100 beautiful Jumeau dolls in full color are featured in this exquisite art-quality book. Face and body photographs and descriptions of bebes, fashion dolls, and characters are included. Completing this treasure trove of Jumeau dolls are over 100 Jumeau doll costumes and related items from couturier works by Ernstine Jumeau. Labeled department store costumes of the 1890 era; shoes, socks, and bonnets; advertising booklets, and vintage photographs. A fabulous book that includes some previously undocumented models. Hardbound, 110 pages. 10 ½" x 10 ½".

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    Regular Price: $49.00

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  11. 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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  12. Glamour Of Childhood Days: Alexander's Elegant Ladies

    By Cynthia Gaskill. During the 1950's and early 1960's the Alexander firm produced a line of exquisite fashionable lady dolls whose costumes echoed the Parisian fashions of Dior, Chanel, and Schiaparelli. 70 of these glamorous dolls are presented in this volume with full costume descriptions and a special "Closer Look" at wigs, jewelry, and accessories. Softbound, 64 pages with 119 color photographs. 8" x 8". BT-176 Learn More

    Regular Price: $25.00

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