Doll Advertiser 28 : Spring 2012
The 28th Edition of the Doll Advertiser originally issued in Spring 2012
Features include :
A Walk Through the World Of Antique Dolls | The Highlight at Bonhams | Gamages Dolls House | Armand Marseille 390n – Walking Doll | Dorothy’s Doll -A large AM390n | Armand Marseille 370 – Kid Body | Two Wax Dolls c.1800 | Poems from Wonder Book, c.1923 | The Pickering Traction Engine Rally | Punch & Judy | Royal Family of Britain – Paper Dolls | Princess Elizabeth | Queen’s Coronation | Palitoy Dolls | The Story of Baby Boko | Norah Wellings – Jolly Toddlers | Chad Valley Dolls | Betty Bib Dolls | Janice May Cushions & Dolls | Charice, a Pop Icon | Don’t Call Me Grumpy | In The Spotlight | Happy Easter | Colette Mansel’s Exhibition of Dolls | Some Exhibits from the Festival “Avatars” | Victorian Wooden Picture Block Puzzles | Remembering Vina
As the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will soon be upon us, I thought the Front Cover of this issue should be celebrated by this Schoenau & Hoffmeister doll, which was produced in 1930 of the young Princess Elizabeth. Dolls of Princess Elizabeth have been made by English or German companies, in either bisque, hard plastic or cloth. Chad Valley, an English company, produced various character cloth dolls, and in particular the one of Princess Elizabeth fully dressed and in her pale blue felt coat and hat is exceptional.
The Queen’s Coronation in 1953 saw lots of dolls produced for this occasion dressed in Coronation Robes.
On page 20, Lorna Currie’s picture shows some of her large collection of paper doll books of the the Queen’s Coronation.
Jolly Toddlers, an article by Gillian Trotter, shows an early popular range of Norah Wellings dolls, in this first episode. The second article on Jolly Toddlers will continue in the next issue.