Miriam makeba doll

Sunday, January 24, 2016

King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette doll made circa 1960s

King Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette doll made circa 1960s. Palace of Versailles.Height 14 cm.

Isabella queen of France, collectors doll historical No.7 made circa 1960s

Tag inscription: "Isabella queen of France  1370 - 1435.  Daughter of Stephen II, duke of Bavaria  - at 15 married Charles VI, who become King of France in 1389 - 3 years later Charles went insane...married her daughter Kate to Henry V [king of England]". Kate was mother of Henry VI. Collectors doll historical No.7. Height 19 cm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kiwiana collection: Mary Lou doll

This is an example of Mary Lou doll.
Mary Lou and Buzzy Bee are iconic wooden toys traditionally made in NZ, especially popular in the 1970's.Earlier on we published info for a related item, Buzzy Bee toy.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Kiwiana collection: All Blacks knitted doll

When tourists come to New Zealand they usually like to see something specific to New Zealand.There are a number of people in NZ who are very passionate supporters of All Blacks rugby team and have become very active. Unlike the toy One of a kind crocheted doll in a beige colour NZ’s cricket uniform made in 1981 we published earlier, these 3 items are much bigger (height 36 and 34 cm), suitable for children to play with. We do not have information that those dolls have been used as mascots, or taken to the sport fields - but certainly we imagine it could be so.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A porcelain doll dressed in traditional Welsh costume

     Pictures of our Welsh dolls online gallery, currently being uploaded.This doll is an example of vintage porcelain doll in traditional Welsh costume. 

    The majority of Welsh dolls in our gallery were made between1940-1960, this one dates from more recent decades.

     This is a  Bronwen Dolls LL34 Item No: BPD9001. Height 24cm.  Dolls in the Bronwen dolls collections were differently named e.g. Angharad. The name of our doll is Catrin.  eBay UK Selers asking for this doll ca 45-50 pounds.