Doll Advertiser 29 : Autumn 2012
The 29th Edition of the Doll Advertiser originally issued in Autumn 2012
Features include :
Diamond Jubilee Celebrations | Chinese Door of Hope Dolls | Walking the Portobello Road | Alt, Beck & Gottschalk Dolls | Old Cottage Dolls | Pedlar Doll | Charlotte Brontë | Poem – “My Window Box” | The Wax Doll | Religious Wax Dolls | The Wonderful Wonder of Woolworths | Miniature Rosebud Dolls at “Clouds” | Everyone’s Favourite Paper Doll – Dolly Dingle | Norah Wellings – Jolly Jokers | Russian Tea Room | An Oil Painting of a Nursery Room | An Oil Painting of a K*R 46 Doll | Negligent Mary | Victorian Porcelain Trinket Boxes | Emerald Isle Barbie Doll | Hand Painted Wooden Matryoshkas | Abacus | Spinning Tops | A Variety of Wooden Whipping Tops | He Who Grasps At Too Much Holds Nothing Fast | Olympic Torch in Bridlington | Mary Mouse Books | World Nyngyo Exhibition 2012
What an exciting year we are having in England, what with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June and the Olympic Games in July. But, sadly, the rain spoilt many other outdoor events at the beginning of July, causing lots of floods in many areas.
Some dolls are very old, and the Chinese Door of Hope Dolls certainly come into this category. These dolls have a fascinating history, and appeal to a certain kind of collector. They are indeed rare to find. The wax doll is another example of old age, some having a religious background, and others which become a collector’s nightmare to keep these delicate poured wax lady/baby dolls preserved.
From establishing companies in 1879, Woolworths finally closed their shops in 2009. On page 18, Carol Pierrepont tells us the story about their stores and dolls.
New to the Doll Advertiser, Frances Harrison (page 22) has interesting information about the wonderful miniature display of Rosebud dolls held at “Clouds”
And, don’t forget, if you are ever in Skipton, North Yorkshire, that a visit to the Russian Tea shop (page 28) could be just what you wanted!