Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification

Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification

A Hopi Indian will tell you that a kachina is a supernatural being who is impersonated by a man wearing a mask. Small wooden dolls carved in the likenesses of the various kachinas are used to help teach Hopi children the tribal religion and traditions. Each child receives a doll made especially for him by his male relatives. He treasures the doll and studies it so that he can learn to recognize and respect the host of spirit kachinas that people the Hopi world.Kachinas are difficult to classify because different Hopi pueblos have different ideas about their appearance and their functions. The late Dr. Harold S. Colton identified 266 different kinds of kachina dolls, and in this book he describes the meaning, the making, and the principal features of all of them. Each type of doll is pictured in a simplified line drawing. There is also an illustrated key to help the collector identify the various types.
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200 Years of Dolls: Identification and Price Guide (200 Years of Dolls: Identification & Price Guide)

200 Years of Dolls: Identification and Price Guide (200 Years of Dolls: Identification & Price Guide)

With entries ranging from Acme Doll Company to Wooden Dolls, this second edition of "200 Years of Dolls" makes identifying your prized collectible a breeze. Whether that special doll is an antique Jumeau or your big sister's Barbie, you will find easy-to-read charts and fascinating histories to help you to uncover the true value of your cherished possession. This book features: 32 color pages; 400+ photographs; 5,000+ dolls; 176 doll manufacturers; manufacturer's marks; comparison charts; updated pricing; and, thorough histories.
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Barbie Doll Fashion: Vol. 2, 1968-1974 (Barbie Doll Fashion)

Barbie Doll Fashion: Vol. 2, 1968-1974 (Barbie Doll Fashion)

Barbie Doll Fashion II continues the documentation of the wardrobes of Barbie doll, her family, and friends. Volume II progresses from 1968 through 1974. Many outfits included a hat, shoes, jewelry, and other tiny accessories. Over 700 gorgeous color photographs with detailed descriptions and current values.2002 values. AUTHORBIO: Sarah Sink Eames's favorite plaything as a child grew into a lifetime of Barbie doll collecting. Sarah has been a speaker and judge at national Barbie Doll conventions. She was president of Star City Doll Club, a UFDC club, and she edited A Detailed Listing and Value Guide to Barbie Doll Fashions, Volume I and II. She is the author of Barbie Doll Fashion Volume I,II, and III. REVIEW: This is the second volume in a three-volume series by author Sarah Eames. Spanning the years 1968 through 1974, the book contains the continuation of documentation of the wardrobes of the Barbie doll, her family, and friends. The book is broken into chapters which contain the out
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Dolls and Accessories of the 1950s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Dolls and Accessories of the 1950s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Dolls and Accessories of the 1950s contains over 590 color photographs of dolls made of hard plastic and vinyl, and accessories produced for these dolls during the 1950s. Company products pictured include those made by Alexander, American Character, Artisan, Cosmopolitan, Effanbee, Horsman, Ideal, Mary Hoyer, Nancy Ann, Richwood, Terri Lee, Vogue, and many other miscellaneous companies. In addition special sections feature personality, comic, cartoon, and advertising dolls. This book provides a more comprehensive overview of the doll products of the 1950s than any one book has ever done. Baby dolls, little girl dolls, teen dolls, and fashion dolls are all pictured. A price guide is also included.
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Collector’s Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900 – 1950, Vol. 2: Identification and Values

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This second volume makes American composition dolls more accessible to collectors by presenting hundreds of clear photographs and new research in this field. Marionettes and puppets are new features in this volume. Fifty of those marionettes were sold exclusively by the Madame Alexander Doll Company, and photos of complete sets like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are displayed. Composition doll collecting as it relates to the Internet is also a new section covered in this volume, as well as questions most often asked by collectors. A biography of Harriet Flanders, creator of Little Cherub, is included. 2004 values.
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The Queen’s Dolls’ House: A Dollhouse Made for Queen Mary

The Queen

From simple one-room cottages to multilevel castles, dollhouses have long been treasured by children and adults alike. In an ever-expanding array of sizes and styles, they may be closely modeled on reality or wildly whimsical. Few, however, approach the splendor of the royal dollhouse on display at Windsor Castle. With running water, electricity, two working elevators, and many other delights, there can be no question that this is a dollhouse fit for a queen.           This lavishly illustrated volume offers a detailed history of the creation, decoration, and furnishing of this extraordinary dollhouse. Commissioned in the 1920s for Queen Mary and designed by renowned architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, the house is a perfect scale replica of an Edwardian residence, complete in every detail. Its library boasts original works by the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, and Edith Wharton. Its wine cellar is replete with tiny bottles containing thimblefuls of real vintage win
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Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners: Finding the Doll of Your Dreams

Ball-Jointed Dolls for Beginners: Finding the Doll of Your Dreams

Founder and editor of The Fashion Doll Review, Alison Rasmussen guides you through the world of ball-jointed dolls. These gorgeous works of art have risen in popularity since their introduction in 1999. While information about BJDs is available on the web, the author puts everything together in a humorous and user-friendly way. The dolls featured in the photos are created by Peak's Woods in Korea. The company granted permission to use them as models. In this book, you will learn: • the history of the ball-jointed doll • commonly used terms and abbreviations • how to plan for and purchase your first BJD • that staying up all night thinking about a doll isn't abnormal • budgeting tips • advice on navigating the secondary market • how to care for your doll, including restringing, sueding and sanding • advanced techniques, including a sewing project, body blushing, and more • how to get connected to the growing BJD community
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Collector’s Guide to Ideal Dolls: Identification & Value Guide

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This broadly revised and expanded identification and price guide reflects a surge in prices of these prized dolls since 1993 when Izen's first Ideal book was published. Over 750 photos are featured along with historical information about the Ideal Toy Company of New York, one of America's oldest and largest manufacturer of dolls, which produced over 700 different dolls from 1907 to 1985. AUTHORBIO: Judith Izen is the author of two bestselling doll books, Collector's Guide to Ideal Dolls, now in its third edition, and American Character Dolls, and is the co-author of the Collector's Encyclopedia of Vogue Dolls, now in its second edition. REVIEW: If Ideal dolls are your passion, this book is certainly ideal for you! It's filled with hundreds of color photographs and valuable information. It's a must for doll collectors everywhere.
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