Doll Advertiser 30 : Spring 2013
The 30th Edition of the Doll Advertiser originally issued in Spring 2013
Features include :
Doll Making in Hull in the 1940’s | George Borgfeldt & Co | Armand Marseille | Hoop and Stick | Wax Dolls The Inspiration | Simon & Halbig Dolls | A.W. Gamage Ltd | Don’t Ask The Price It’s A Penny! | Spinning Wheel | My Needlework Class | The Fashionable Doll | Great Eras | Grödner Tal Doll | Goldilocks and the Three Bears | Impressive Boudoir Dolls | Exclusive Wooden Artists Dolls | The Maypole | From Pole to Pole | Polish Wooden Dolls | The Enchanted Garden | A Victorian Illustration by Kate Greenaway | Did You Know? | Daffodils (poem) | Dress Styles from the 1830’s to the 1950’s | The 20th Festival of Artists Dolls | Dunster Dolls Museum | Peggy Nisbet Dolls | End of an Era | An Exhibition of Colette Mansel’s Dolls
It has been a difficult time for me to prepare this Edition of the Doll Advertiser. After having my knee operation cancelled three times and then to have the operation only a few weeks before the magazine had to be completed. At the same time not feeling well at all and loss of appetite did not help things. But I had to struggle on!! Thank goodness I had my husband to help me with other things.
On a more cheery note I hope you will find the articles in this issue interesting reading. Doll making in the 1940’s, Wax dolls, Marks & Spencers’ dolls and those lovely Lenci flowers. Maypole dancing has been a tradition in many European countries and pictures show part of the history. The Maypole has been used for much advertising in the past.
Page 8, the 19th century Hoop and Stick was a fashionable toy to roll along the ground, and then in the 1950’s the Hula Hoop came along to be twirled around the waist! Amazing!!