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"I want books with research and information I can trust," some collectors told us.
"I just want beautiful photographs of dolls," said others.
Those two wants merged into the guiding principle of Gold Horse Publishing
since its beginning in the early 1980s — the publication of authoritative research
on dolls presented in captivating, art-quality books. So the researcher could also
enjoy seeing beautiful dolls. And the casual browser might look at a beautiful
face and decide to read more about the men and women who created it.
As a sister company to Theriault's, Gold Horse Publishing is able to tap into
the photographic and research archives of that firm, as well as the expertise of
its appraisers. Not only have those appraisers contributed to the fold of books
published by Gold Horse Publishing, but they have introduced the publishers
to other experts in specialty doll and plaything areas whose works now grace the
pages of this catalog.
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The Encyclopedia of French Dolls, Volume I & II
T h e E n c yc lo p e d i a o f
French Dolls
By François Theimer.
English Edition edited by
Florence Theriault.
Readers will find this book
informative and fascinating
reading about French doll
history of the 19th century
up to 1925. This time period
encompasses the pre-industrial era, the Industrial
Revolution, the dawning
of the 20th century, and
post-WWI. Thousands of
references to doll firms,
inventors, stores, and actual
dolls are arranged alphabetically within the 600 pages of this work, enabling collectors for the first time to research and document their
antique doll treasures. Contains superb photographs of existing examples of actual dolls, many previously
undocumented. Well-indexed, more than 4000 illustrations and color photographs.
Volume I. BT-216. $79.
Volume II. BT-217. $79.
Two-volume set. BT-218. $149.
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The Legend Collections
Antique Dolls from the Puppen
& Spielzeug Museum of Vienna,
The three-decade museum, now closed, was
housed in an historic building in old Vienna,
and was home to thousands of remarkable
antique dolls and playthings. They are all
shown in this commemorative hardbound
book, in full-color with historic references.
188 pages, with value key. 8 ½" x 12".
BT-253. $75.
Grand Notes, The Legendary
Antique Doll Collection of
Carole Jean Zvonar
"I bought my first antique doll for $1 when
I was 5 years old", she said. "Antiques are
the only dolls I have ever loved." Dr. Carole
Jean Stoessel Zvonar has collected antique
dolls from the age of 5. Her lifetime
achievement of collecting those dolls are all
shown in this commemorative hardbound
book. 144 pages. Full-color. With value key.
8 ½" x 11". BT-257. $59.
In the Mind's Eye
Featuring the Geri E. Baker world class collection of
antique dolls, including important examples by French
dollmakers Thuillier, Halopeau, Bru, Schmitt, and
Jumeau, in superb original costumes, along with an
outstanding collection of French poupées highlighted
by the famous Blondinette and her trousseau. There
are, too, rare German bisque art character dolls as
well as early dolls including the very rare one-of-a-kind
French wooden court dolls. Over 350 objects. 160
pages, full-color, hardbound, with value key. 8 ½" x 12".
BT-260. $75.
Purple Skies, Plum Delights, The
Extraordinary Antique Doll Collection of
Lucy Morgan
The world's rarest dolls were collected by the
perspicacious seeker of the finest French and German
bisque dolls from the golden age of the 19th century.
The 167 page hardbound book in full-color features
and describes the complete collection. With price key.
8 ½" x 11". BT-233. $59.
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The Legend Collections
A Cherished Collection, Antique Dolls
& Doll Costumes of Madame Pet y t
Madame Andrée Petyt, the elegant European lady
whose collection was visited by Belgian royalty, never
played with dolls as a child. She came to dolls, she
explained, through a love of fashion and an enduring fascination with doll costumes and the history
of clothing those dolls personified. This explains the
particular vision of Madame Petyt whose extraordinary
collection of rare dolls in exquisite costumes are featured in a full-color commemorative hardbound book
with historic references. 188 pages, hardbound with
value key. 8 ½" x 11". BT-256. $75.
The Antique Doll, Dollhouse and
T o y M u s e u m o f t h e LEGO F o u n d at i o n
The first important European antique doll and toy
museum sold in America. The landmark Museum,
founded nearly a half-century ago by the Christiansen
Family of Denmark, includes over 2000 antique dolls,
toys, dollhouses, paper ephemera and other childhood
objects of the 18th-early 20th century. More than 392
pages, thousands of color photographs, and after-auction
prices realized in two hard-cover volumes, luxuriously
boxed 2 volumes in slip case. 8 ½" x 12". BT-239. $129.
The Mildred Seeley Collection
For the Love of Dolls
The legendary doll collection of Mildred Seeley is
featured in this new art-quality book. More than
250 of the world's most beautiful dolls, resplendent
in antique costumes and finery, are shown.
Hardcover, filled with exquisite photography.
With value key. 8 ½" x 11". BT-206. $49.
M a g n i f i q u e , t h e F a m i ly D o l l s o f
Mildred Seeley
Over several decades Mildred Seeley bestowed
many beautiful antique dolls on her son and
daughter. Those dolls are featured in this exquisite
book. 8 ½" x 11", 140 pages. With price key.
BT-238. $49.
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The Doll as Art & Art Books
In Perspective, The Gail Cook
Collection of Antique Dolls
For 30 years, the insightful collector has
aimed her sights on the only the rarest of
antique dolls, examples so remarkable that,
in some cases, no other examples are known
to exist. They are all superbly photographed
and described in this art volume. The book
has been printed in limited numbers, and
will not be reprinted, so order quickly. 12" x
12". 156 pages. Hardbound. BT-242. $75.
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A r c h i v e s : T h e D o l l A s A r t II
By Stuart Holbrook. The visual study of the
doll as art continues in this super-sized art
book, a portable museum filled with the
world's most beautiful antique dolls. This
book is designed to entrance the reader
by presenting the doll in its purest form
— stripped of complicated text, thus enabling
the reader to fully absorb the beauty and
intricate detail of the face. A fascinating
book for the doll collector, an indispensable
tool for the doll artist. Leave this book handy
next to a comfortable chair, because you'll
find yourself returning to it often — for
pleasure and for reference. 12 ½" x 12 ½".
Hardbound. 150 pages. 133 full page color
photographs. BT-152. $68.
The Exotic
Doll As Art
By Stuart
and French
dollmakers were
fascinated by
"exotic" cultures
and made many
superb dolls
those cultures.
In this volume of his "doll as art" trilogy,
Holbrook focuses on these dolls. Examples
include superb antique bisque dolls from
prestigious French and German doll firms. A
special chapter is devoted to American folk
and native dolls. In more than 130 full-color
photographs the author demonstrates how
ethnicity was portrayed through distinctive
modeling or more simply, by variations in
complexion and costume. 9" x 12". Hardbound.
130 pages. 130 color photographs. BT-125.
In Character
By Florence Theriault.
Collectors seek dolls
with "expression" or
character; dolls that for
the sensitive collector
have an intangible
connection with
the past, a sense of
specific communion
with faces and people.
How did the antique
doll-maker achieve
such expression? This book explores that question in
a richly pictorial manner, from the idealized beauty
of the French bébé, to the whimsy of the German
character, to American "celebrity" dolls. It explores
development, growth, influences and major themes
in the production of character dolls from 1875–1935.
The expression of the dolls captured here in 200
exquisite color photographs will fascinate and haunt
the reader. The detailed descriptions and information
will forever change the reader's perception of
character dolls. 9" x 12 ½". Hardbound. 144 pages.
200 color photographs. BT-115. $68.
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The Definitive French Doll Books
The Bru Book Revised Edition
By François Theimer. English Edition edited
by Florence Theriault. The first edition of
The Bru Book has stood at the pinnacle of
the antique doll world for years, not only as
the finest work on the prestigious French
doll firm, but also as the definitive example
of what an antique doll book should be:
completely detailed history from the people to
the patents, fully photographed in every detail.
That's half right. The revised edition of the
Bru Book contains all this extensive historical
background with a wealth of newly uncovered
information. New and enhanced photography
even more fully illustrate Bru's rich history.
Hardbound. 234 pages. BT-198. $75.
The Jumeau Book
By François Theimer and Florence Theriault.
A remarkable book about the most pivotal
firm in doll history. The rise and fall of the
French Jumeau family through six decades
of the 19th century is fascinating reading for
even the non-doll collector. Well-researched
technical chapters clearly mark for the first
time ever the evolution of various models
of the firm. Beautifully detailed color
photographs teach the reader how to identify
each. Also included are chronologies, early
catalogs and advertising, and sections on
original costumes. This is the one book for
everyone who collects and loves the Jumeau
doll. 8 ½" x 11". Hardbound. 425 pages. 450
color photographs. BT-134. $75.
The Doll As Art
By Stuart Holbrook. Considered the classic work that
developed the concept of the doll as an art form — an idealized
human portrait to haunt, tease and fire the emotions of those
who view it. A perennial best seller, this book contains over
100 full page, beautifully detailed color photographs of the
finest French and German bisque dolls. This is a must-have
reference guide for doll makers, artists, students of fashion
design and doll collectors. 9" x 12". Hardbound. 144 pages. 200
color photographs. BT-106. $68.
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Automata & Music Boxes
When the Circus Came to Town
A fabulous collection of antique dolls, toys, automata
and even glass canes is presented in full-color in this
art book. Historical background of each piece is given,
as well as the actual personal history of many of the
objects including the famous "Consuelo's Bridesmaid"
and Jumbo the Elephant, a gift of P.T. Barnum
to his friend Wesley Redhead. The rare Levitation
Man automata, of which only two are known in the
world, is also shown with detailed multi-photographs.
Handbound with dust jacket. 9" x 12". BT-259. $75.
Dolls In
By Florence
Theriault. Dolls
with hidden
have intrigued
doll makers and
collectors alike
whether it is a
French lady, a
simple pull-toy
which incorporates
a movable doll, or
even an internal
mechanism that causes a doll to walk, talk or cry. More
than 100 rare examples of these dolls are shown in this
beautiful 104 page book. Included is bonus 30-minute
CD of music from the automatons. 9" x 12". Hardbound.
Over 200 full-color photographs. BT-195. $49.
From the
Golden Age of
A u t o m ata : T h e
P r i vat e
Collection of
C h r i s t i a n B a i l ly
P l ay i n g T h e i r P a r t s
By Florence Theriault. Automata, musical
boxes, and singing birds are featured in this
fabulous full-color book. Included are detailed
descriptions of each of the movements, names
of music, and other historical background
references. Exceptional for reference, or just to
enjoy reading about and seeing these superb
antique treasures. 9"x 12". Hardbound. 180
pages. BT-235. $59.
By Florence
Theriault. An
book features
150 exceptional
automata from the
private collection
of the noted
Parisian connoisseur. Numerous color photographs
and perspectives are offered of each work, along with
a DVD exhibiting actual automata in movement and
commentary by Christian Bailly. 150 pages. Hardbound,
9" x 12". BT-224. $59.
T he 1898 E rnst H olzweissig M usic B ox and A utomaton C atalog
The extraordinary variety of music boxes available to affluent Victorian
homes is evident in this fully illustrated catalog. Musical automata,
photograph albums, birds in cages, and chairs that play music when sat
upon, mechanical photographs, musical photo albums, beer steins and
liqueur cabinets, autoharps, accordions and musical sewing boxes are
included as well as Symphonium, Calliope and Adler works. This catalog
serves as a reference for an astonishing variety of some of the most
rare and sought-after in music boxes and automata. An invaluable tool
in identifying and dating these items. 7" x 10". 435 pages. Softbound.
Thousands of illustrations. BT-169. $39.
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German Doll Reference Books
German Doll Studies:
Historic Doll Research from the
Published Archives of Cieslik's
Puppenmag azin
By Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik. The
authors of the long out-of-print German
Doll Encyclopedia are the publishers of
Cieslik's Puppenmagazin, named "The
best doll magazine in the world" at an
international doll conference in Paris,
France. Unfortunately, that magazine was
published in the German language and its
wonderful research was a "closed book" to
English language collectors. Good news!
An English language edition of important
articles from that magazine is available
in this deluxe hardbound edition. Its
exceptional research will change many
notions of "who made what" as well as
solve many old mysteries. This is a musthave book for any serious collector. 9"
x 12". Hardbound. 332 pages. Over 400
photographs, mostly color. BT-183. $75.
Cieslik's German
Doll Marks
By Jurgen and Marianne
Cieslik. Luckily for today's
antique doll collectors, German
doll firms were very careful
about placing identifying
marks on their dolls. German
Doll Marks is the definitive
work on every single mold #,
word or symbol you will find
on an antique German bisque doll. If it's not in this
book, it's not German. BT-199. $29.
Hertwig & Co. Books
Ladies of
Hert wig
The German
firm of
figurals of
novelties —
and women — for nearly a century. During
the early years of the 20th century they
produced an annual catalog with drawings
and illustrations of their offerings. This
fabulous book reprints all "the ladies" from
those Hertwig catalog pages. Included
are half-dolls, bathing beauties, Art Deco
ladies, nudies, and flapper ladies. A
fabulous original resource book that will
have you dreaming of all the treasures
you'd love to find. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound.
BT-201. $35.
Hert wig & Co. Archives,
18 9 0 – 19 37
By Florence Theriault. Locked behind the walls of
East Germany, the treasures of the Hertwig Porcelain
Factory remained hidden for more than a half century.
Now, a book of those treasures has been prepared with
photos of 1000s of documented examples from the
original archives. Included are all-bisque dolls, Kewpies,
snow babies, comic nodders, animals, character dolls,
dollhouse dolls, half-dolls, and figurines. 136 pages.
Prices included. Hardbound. BT-193. $49.
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Beautiful French Dolls & Costumes
The Beautiful Jumeau
By Florence Theriault. More than 100 beautiful
Jumeau dolls in full-color are featured in this exquisite
art-quality book. Face and body photographs and
descriptions of bébés, fashion dolls, and characters are
included. Completing this treasure trove of Jumeau
dolls are over 100 Jumeau doll costumes and related
items from couturier works by Ernestine Jumeau; to
labeled department store costumes of the 1890 era;
shoes, socks and bonnets; advertising booklets and
vintage photographs. A fabulous book that includes
some previously undocumented models. 10 ½" x 10 ½".
Hardbound. 110 pages. BT-173. $49.
French Dolls
I n F o l k l o r e C o s t u m e , 1835– 1917
By Florence Theriault. If you believe that "costume
is language," then these dolls speak volumes — and so
eloquently, too. A collection of nearly 100 dolls, each
wearing its original costume from various regions of
France is presented along with detail photographs
showing the numerous elements of each costume.
Original engravings, postcards and historical material
document the dolls. 10" x 10". 180 pages. Hardbound.
BT-185. $49.
T r o u s s e a u o f B l o n d i n e tt e
D av r a n c h e s : A H u r e t D o l l a n d
Her Wardrobe
By Florence Theriault. A remarkable
discovery of one little girl's Huret doll,
trousseau and furniture was made in
a chateau in Rouen, France, in the
spring of 1894. In this volume every
item of this amazing 150-piece trousseau
is shown in full-color and vivid detail
— an accurate testimony to the French
doll fashions of the years 1862–1867.
Detailed descriptions make this book an
unparalleled guide for the doll collector
of French fashion dolls and a fascinating
reference book for the student of fashion.
Hardbound. 80 pages. 155 color photos.
BT-148. $33.
Lady Dolls of the
19 t h C e n t u r y
By Florence Theriault.
Throughout history,
lady dolls have
been both fashion
mannequins and
children's playthings.
In the 19th century
privileged children
owned lady dolls
of paper mache,
china and bisque
with extraordinary
wardrobes and accessories. The objects of childhood
dreams, the dolls also served as lessons in proper
dressing and demeanor. Hundreds of German and
French dolls and their fashions are featured in this
hardcover, full-color book. Prices included.
7 ½" x 10 ½". BT-208. $49.
By Florence Theriault. A
superb collection of 100
museum-quality cameos
encompassing the work
of 19th and 20th century
artists. The book identifies
varieties and materials,
themes, dates, and has many
helpful tips on just what
makes one cameo valuable, and another one not. A quick
checklist will aid the reader in selecting his or her favorite.
A very informative reference guide for anyone who is
interested in cameos. 8 ½" x 8 ½". Softbound. 24 pages.
21 color photographs. BT-156. $13.
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Books About The Bleuette Doll & Wedding Domes
E t r e n n e s : F r e n c h 19 t h
C e n t u r y H o l i d ay D o l l s a n d
P l ay t h i n g s
By Florence Theriault. Etrennes
are New Year Day's gifts and they
have remained a tradition in France
for centuries. Throughout the 19th
century French doll and toy shops
created fabulous toy objects for this
special time of year. Over 200 such
items are presented in this landmark
book, including a wide array of
antique dolls, tea sets, board games,
costume ensembles, postcards
and even art posters. 10" x 10".
Hardbound. 140 pages. 302 color
photographs. 82 original catalog
illustrations. BT-174. $49.
J' A i m e M a B l e u e tt e
The title is in French, but the book is in English.
Included are more than 50 different Bleuette dolls, some
with original trousseaux and boxes, along with 150 rare
Bleuette costumes offered by Gautier-Langereau. Each is
photographed in full-color with complete descriptions and
reference to original Bleuette catalogs. With price key. 9" x
9". Hardbound. Color photographs. 88 pages. BT-229. $39.
T h e H at s o f B l e u e tt e
By Alfred Bazin. English
Edition by Nelly Farge-Theriault.
What a well-dressed little lady
was Bleuette. In this welldocumented book more than
350 original Bleuette hats
from the years 1905–1960 are
illustrated and described. An
invaluable reference guide for
20th century fashion aficionados
and Bleuette collectors. 6" x 11".
BT-231. $49.
Wedding Globes & Brides
A F u l ly P e r f e c t e d G r a c e
By Florence Theriault. In 1870,
Leon Casimir Bru described
his wooden-bodied poupée as
having "a fully perfected grace."
It is a phrase that aptly describes
the entire world of the French
fashion doll from 1850–1880.
This beautiful hardbound book,
with 260 color photographs, gives
the reader a detailed glimpse into
the world of fashion dolls during
this period, including furniture,
accessories, chronologies, patents
and lists of shops, makers and
body styles. 10" x 10". BT-164.
Memories of
By Florence
Theriault. The
bride doll has a
special place in
the history of
doll collecting.
Featured in
this full-color
108 page book
is a collection
of 100 French
wedding globes
from a private
French museum, as well as antique dolls in wedding
costumes, and antique cake toppers. Hardbound, 10" x 10".
BT-237. $49.
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Kewpies & Small Bisque Dolls
In The Palm of One's Hand:
S m a l l B i s q u e D o l l s , 1877 – 1920
By Florence Theriault. In this book the author explores the appeal
of dolls less than 12" tall — dolls which can be cradled in the palm
of one's hand. Featured in 105 color photographs with detailed
descriptions are The French Bébé, The Sonneberg Connection,
Mignonettes, German Character Dolls, and All-Bisque Dolls.
Spectacular photography brings out their tiny scale and extraordinary
detail. This book is a delight for collectors of these little antique
treasures. 8 ½" x 8 ½". Hardbound. 80 pages. BT-157. $39.
A W h i s p e r i n g o f D o l l s
This is the third in a series of books
about little dolls by author Florence
Theriault and includes more than 200
rare examples with details of faces, bodies
and marks, and heart-stopping vignette
photographs. 10" x 10". Hardbound. 112
pages. Full-color. BT-202. $49.
K o m pa n i o n
By Cynthia
Gaskill. Over
325 Kewpie
by Rose
O'Neill including bisque figures, paper
ephemera, and porcelain dinnerware are
thoroughly documented. 140 full-color
photographs spread over 64 pages.
8" x 8". Softbound. BT-147. $35.
T h e L i tt l e
French and
By Florence
Little all-bisque
dolls are known
by collectors as
"pocket dolls"
or simply,
This exquisite book includes 150 rare examples ranging
from early-1880s period French examples to character
kids from the 1920s. Fascinating historical information
about the dolls, previously unpublished, is included. Also
shown are accessories, furnishings and costumes. 10" x 10".
Hardbound. 112 pages. Over 200 color photographs.
BT-186. $49.
The Wee
and Impish
Mischief is in
the eye of the
beholder, but
sometimes the
wide-eyed "who,
me?" of the
leaves no room for doubt. Meet more than 200 rascals and
scamps with twinkles in their eyes or a whistle on their lips.
And you'll find snow babies, comic characters, and related
novelty dolls, too. Most are wee, but, just for scale, we've
included a group of big brother googlies, too! Hardbound,
full-color photographs, 72 pages. BT-261. $49.
With Kewpish Love
A 144 page full-color book presenting more than 450
remarkable Kewpie and Rose O'Neill antique dolls and
ephemera. Includes bisque action Kewpies, many never
seen before, as well as original O'Neill artwork, letters,
and many novelty objects, 1910–1945. With price key.
Hardcover, color photographs. 9" x 9". BT-230. $49.
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Dollhouse Books
The Genius of Moritz
G o tt s c h a l k
By Evelyn Ackerman. Blue and redroofed dollhouses, toy stores, kitchens,
stables, theatres and other miniature
structures from the late-19th century
German firm are presented in
beautiful detail. Actual examples of
dollhouses and stores from 1880 to
the mid-1930s are presented with
detailed descriptions. A fascinating
and inspiring book for the dollhouse
collector and a great source of history
for the architectural scholar. 8 ½" x
11". Hardbound. 224 pages. Over 300
photographs. BT-144. $49.
L i tt l e H o u s e s b y t h e S i d e o f t h e R o a d
By Florence Theriault. The dozens of dollhouses in this
beautifully photographed book include examples by German
firms such as Moritz Gottschalk and Christian Hacker,
American firms such as R. Bliss, many other commercial
homes by unidentified firms, as well as rare antique one-ofa-kind homes. Close-up detail photographs include porches,
gazebos, porticos, and even elevators. Also included are
examples of commercial antique dollhouse furniture. 10" x 10".
Hardbound. 112 pages. Full-color. BT-203. $49.
Doll & Dollhouse Reference Books
The Body Book
By Florence Theriault. Here's a fact that
few collectors know — the makers of
antique dolls were more absorbed with
designing the perfect body than with the
head. Finding the perfect body — one that
would be sturdy, yet realistic and have
good articulation — was their quest. This
book presents over 200 different examples
with references to their maker, particular
features, construction details, and keys
to "which bodies match which heads."
Softbound. 68 pages. BT-184. $35.
C i e s l i k ' s M o r i t z G o tt s c h a l k
By Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik. The Moritz Gottschalk
firm of Germany was the premiere dollhouse maker
during the late 19th and early 20th century, but collectors
have never had a reliable way to identify their dollhouses.
Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik, the noted German doll
historians, are changing that as they have located the
original factory illustrations of Gottschalk catalogs from
the years 1892–1931, and are presenting them in their
latest book. More than 600 authentic archival illustrations
of Moritz Gottschalk are presented, and they are
conveniently arranged in order of production. Hardbound.
BT-197. $65.
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Antique Doll Fashions & Costumes
F i t s a n d S ta r t s
By Florence Theriault. This is the seventh in a series of
books about antique doll costumes by Florence Theriault.
More than 300 antique doll costumes are featured, including
gowns for fashionable lady dolls, dresses for French bébés
or German bisque children, along with bonnets, shoes and
complete trousseaux. Divided into chapters by theme and
decade. A value guide is included. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound.
136 pages. Full-color. BT-254. $49.
T h e W ay T h e y
Costumes and
18 5 0 – 19 2 5
By Florence
Theriault. Doll
fashion has
mirrored people
fashion — in its
choice of style,
fabrics, colors
and construction.
For today's
fashion student,
doll fashion is
truly a "model" of
the way — and what — they wore. This volume describes and
features over 400 French and German antique doll dresses,
shoes, parasols, bonnets, baby clothes — many with front and
back views, and accessories. Intricate details of construction
and trim are explained. This is an invaluable source of
information for the doll collector, doll dress-maker, and
today's fashion student. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 120 pages.
203 color photographs. BT-128. $33.
P e r f e c t ly F i tt i n g : Antique Doll Costumes &
A c c e s s o r i e s , 18 40– 19 2 5
By Florence Theriault. This is the fifth
in a series of books about antique doll
costumes by Florence Theriault, and
the title aptly describes the importance
of stylish mode and perfect fit in the
clothing of a doll. Includes hundreds
of costumes, undergarments and
many accessories such as bonnets,
parasols, jewelry, and shoes. Each item
is carefully photographed, many with
front and rear views, and with many
detailed close-ups showing construction
and decorative techniques. Divided
into chapters by various decades, the
collector will find the book a useful
guide to dressing their doll. 8 ½" x 11".
Softbound. 140 pages. Full-color.
BT-204. $39.
T h e R i bb o n i s F r e e :
A n t i q u e D o l l B o n n e t s , 1850– 19 2 5
By Florence Theriault. What was the secret of 19th
century milliners? How could they turn a simple silk
ribbon into an artwork? As the 150 antique doll bonnets
shown in this book prove, they did just that. Examples in
lace, straw, silk, velvet and luxurious woolens are shown,
including bonnets for fashion ladies, bébés and children,
and even babies. Of special interest are the detail views
of many bonnets, showing construction or decorative
techniques. 96 pages. 10" x 10". Hardbound. Over 250
color photographs. BT-189. $49.
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Antique Doll Fashions & Costumes
F a n c y T h at ! A n t i q u e D o l l C o s t u m e s &
A c c e s s o r i e s , 18 5 0 – 19 2 5
By Florence Theriault. This is the sixth in a series of books about
antique doll costumes by Florence Theriault. More than 300
antique doll costumes are featured, including gowns for fashionable
lady dolls, dresses for French bébés or German bisque children,
along with bonnets, shoes and complete trousseaux. Divided into
chapters by theme and decade. A value guide is included.
8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 136 pages. Full-color. BT-223. $39.
W h at D o l l s W o r e
Doll Costumes
and Accessories,
18 5 0 – 19 2 5
By Florence Theriault.
This is the fourth book
in the series by the
noted author. Nearly 500
antique doll costumes,
shoes, bonnets and baby
clothes, undergarments
and pinafores, mariner
costumes and folklore
costumes are featured
in beautiful explicit
photographs. Detailed
descriptions help the reader identify materials and construction
techniques, how to choose the appropriate costume and how to
preserve these rare and fragile remainders of a fashionable past.
This is a book for the doll collector and the student of historical
fashions. A value guide is included. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 152
pages. BT-172. $39.
In Their Fashion:
Doll Costumes
and Accessories,
18 5 0 – 19 2 5
By Florence Theriault.
Antique doll fashions
are not only accurate
representations of
passing styles, but also
useful study tools in
construction, materials
and fabrics, uses of color
and proper draping and
accessorizing. In this
volume the doll collector will find another
450 antique doll costumes with special chapters on the French
fashion doll. Included are also bonnets, shoes, white-wear, jewelry
and accessories. Front and rear views and construction details
with helpful sketches give the reader a comprehensive view of the
garments and accessories. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 144 pages. 275
color photographs. BT-139. $39.
M y F av o r i t e P att e r n s
Stitches In Time: Doll
Costumes and Accessories,
1950– 19 2 5
By Florence Theriault. As collecting
of doll costumes becomes more
serious, and as prices of these rare
little objects increase, knowledge
concerning age and authenticity
becomes more important. Third
in a series of books by the noted
author on antique doll costumes,
this volume features 400 different
antique doll dresses, shoes,
parasols, baby clothes, fashion
gowns and bonnets. Included are
fine French silk bébé costumes
as well as simple cotton frocks. A
valuable resource book for the doll
collector. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound.
135 pages. 250 color photographs.
BT-158. $39.
Dressing Antique
D o l l s , 18 6 5 – 19 2 5
By Evelyn Ackerman. Each volume contains 38 full-size
patterns for doll costumes with easy to follow step-by-step
instructions. 8 ½" x 11". Volume I. BT-131. $29.95.
Volume II. BT-143. $29.95.
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Paper Dolls, 1790-1960s Era
P a p e r D o l l s , 17 9 0 -19 4 0
By Florence Theriault. Beautiful hardbound book
featuring over 350 paper dolls from the legendary paper
doll collection of Shirley Fischer. 9" x 9". 170 pages.
Over 600 color photographs. Value guide included.
BT-244. $49.
Sand Pails, Toy Stoves, Schoenhuts
Dressing Dolls
The estate paper doll collection of the
late Janie Varsolona, publisher of Midwest
Paper Doll Quarterly, is presented in its
entirety. Over 350 paper dolls and toys
ranging from mid-1850s to celebrity
dolls of the 1960s are included in this
breathtaking collection. Prices included.
Hardbound. 204 pages. 600 color
photographs. BT-205. $49.
L i f e ' s a B e a c h : S a n d P a i l s a n d S a n d T o y s ,
18 8 5 – 19 5 0
If you love childhood objects, then you will love tin sand pails.
Deacorated with vivid lithography, many pails depict girls
playing with dolls — a perfect corollary for doll collectors. More
than 400 vintage tin sand pails and related toys are presented
in this book, featuring the collection of the late Jane Anderson.
Prices included. Softbound. 120 pages. 9" x 9". BT-221. $39.
Under The Big Top
with Schoenhut's
Humpt y Dumpt y
By Evelyn Ackerman.
Here is a wealth of
fascinating information on the history
and manufacture of
these delightful jointed
wooden toys which were
produced from 1903–
1935. The reader will
learn how to recognize
and identify one of the
best-selling toys of all
time. Animals, performers and accessories are photographed
and value-rated in this superbly researched work. 8 ½" x 11".
Hardbound. 169 pages. 423 color photographs. BT-163. $49.
T o y S t o v e s , 18 5 0 – 1950
By Florence Theriault. The only
reference book on antique and vintage
toy stoves made in America, Germany
and France. Lots of photographic details,
historical info, and just a pleasure to
browse. Over 200 stoves shown in color,
fully described. Value key included.
Hardbound. 9" x 9". BT-210. $49.
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Antique Dolls, Toys & Ephemera
"3 0 0 I m p o s s i b l e T h i n g s
Before Noon"
By Florence Theriault. This book
pays tribute to the imaginations of
doll and toy makers of the past 150
years who have created seemingly
impossible playthings. Hardbound.
124 pages. 350 color photographs.
10" x 10". BT-215. $49.
Penny Toys
H e av e n
Featuring the
collection of
the late Jane
Anderson with
over 250 rare
antique tin
penny toys.
Themes range
from animals
to children
to early
avaiation and
Collectors will delight in the detail and vibrancy of these tiny
objects, none larger than 5". Price guide included. Softbound.
9" x 9". BT-222. $39.
My Life As A Doll
By Florence Theriault. A tiny wooden
doll, born in 1840, makes a hundredyear voyage through the world of dolls,
remarking on dolls and doll history
as she travels. The unusual storyline
provides a thread to 250 rare and
beautiful antique dolls of all sorts that
are featured in the book. 112 pages.
Hardbound. 8 ½" x 11". BT-207. $49.
Dolls, A Moveable Feast
By Florence Theriault. A mouthwatering selection including German
character dolls, gorgeous French bébés,
rare early china dolls (including some
from the Mildred Seeley Collection),
all-bisque mignonettes, rare-size impish
googlies, 18th-century wooden court
dolls (from the private collection of
the late Claude Detave of Paris), and
superb diminutive furniture. 118 pages.
Hardbound. 9" x 11". BT-212. $49.
Gl ass Candy
C o n ta i n e r s
by Florence
Made in smalltown America
during the
years of the
20th century,
candy containers are surely
"one of the
truest forms of
Americana." More than 300 antique candy containers are photographed and described from the 1876–1950 era. Price guide
included. Softbound. 9" x 9". BT-220. $29.
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Elegance & The Early Years
M o r e D o l l s , T h e E a r ly Y e a r s
By Florence Theriault. In this super-sized
volume with large, detailed photographs,
the well-known doll researcher examines
166 dolls made from 1780–1910 of wood,
paper-mache, china, bisque and cloth, as
well as a selection of toys and novelties
incorporating the use of dolls. An
unusual feature are front, side and rear
views of sculpted-hair dolls, which allows
the reader to clearly see the intricacies of
the model. In all, an astonishing array of
decorative variations are shown and it is
unlikely the collector will ever say again
"Oh, just another china doll." 9 ½" x 12".
Hardbound. 111 pages. BT-118. $68.
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Dolls: The
E a r ly Y e a r s ,
1780– 1880
By Florence
Whether collected
for beauty,
research or
for a sense of
connection with
our historical
past, the early
doll is a rare
and fascinating subject. This book provides a pictorial and
descriptive evaluation of the first commercially-produced
dolls from 1780–1880. Chapters include wooden, paper
mache, rubber/gutta percha, wax, porcelain and even early
bisque dolls. An 8 page appendix provides many illuminating
photographs of doll bodies, rear views of heads, and historical
comparisons of dolls. A great reference book for the collector
of early dolls. 8 ½" x 8 ½". Softbound. 159 pages. 100 color
photographs. BT-103. $35.
Eras of
C lot h i ng ,
1850– 19 2 5
By Linda Phipps.
This 75-year
period provided
some of the most
fashion changes.
From cosseted
to corseted to
independent and
one can observe
how the role
of women changed by the fashions of that era. Historic
costumes for "real people" are featured from the fabulous
Anna Lee Shetler collection. Included are ladies and
children's fashions, undergarments, bonnets and a chapter
on beautiful antique beaded purses and shoes. Detail
and construction is clearly visible on over 100 color
photographs. 8 ½" x 11". 111 pages. BT-154. $33.
La Poupée Modele, Volume Two
Authentic patterns from the magazine La Poupée Modele,
1876-1885. For nearly 70 years this French children's
magazine issued doll patterns in their monthly magazine.
Collectors know they are invaluable but they just can't be
found. Now François Theimer, noted French doll historian,
has compiled 112 patterns from the magazine for the
nine-year period of 1876-1888, which are presented here
with English-language instructions. Included are fashion
and bébé costumes, as well as delightful accessory surprises
for a child to make. A miniature doll book, for example, is
re-created here, ready for you to cut and assemble. A musthave book. 9" x 12". BB-635. $75.
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Catalog Reprint Series
T h e 1924 – 19 27 K *R C ata l o g
The discovery of two rare original catalogs
of the Kammer and Reinhardt firm has
made this volume possible. Both catalogs,
1924-1925 and 1926-1927 are combined in
this reprint. Bisque child dolls, character
models, exotic dolls, babies, googlies,
flappers — even half dolls and dollhouse
dolls are featured. Other useful sections
include body parts, wigs and costumes.
An original price list is useful to today's
collectors appraising rarity of existing
examples. An invaluable reference, but
you'll enjoy just browsing, too. 9 ½" x 12".
Hardbound. 112 pages. 288 photographs
(some in color). BT-167. $39.
T h e 1912 S.F.B.J . C ata l o g
In 1899 a number of French doll firms
merged into a single company to try to
save the dying French doll industry. This
catalog, issued 13 years later, is evidence
of their efforts. Included are examples
of the SFBJ Bébé Jumeau, the newly
designed character dolls, plus costumes,
gift sets, and unusual doll novelties. The
reproduction of the original catalog is
of immense value to today's collectors
wishing to study their dolls from original
documents and records. 9 ½" x 12 ½". 72
pages. Softbound. 180 photographs (some
in color). BT-166. $39.
E m i l B a u e r s a c h s 19 24 D o l l
C ata l o g R e p r i n t
Emile Bauersachs was one of the most
important German doll export firms in
the early 1900s. The discovery of a rare
catalog from that firm, issued in 1924,
offers a wealth of information on bisque
dolls, mechanical toys and other playthings. Recognizable in the catalog are
dolls from Gebruder Heubach and Franz
Schmidt, including child dolls, costumes,
making this a great idea source for doll
costumes. Hardbound. 56 pages. BT-175.
The Happy Life of a Collector
By Florence Theriault. The 50-year-collection of well-known collector
Naomi Bryant is featured in this hardcover book that will have special
appeal to lovers of French and Germany antique dolls. Other antique
playthings in the book include dollhouse, mignonettes, costumes, the
1930s portrait series of ladies by Alexander, and rare artist dolls by
Dewees Cochran. Prices included. 8 ½" x 11". BT-209. $49.
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Madame Alexander Books
Dolls from the
Golden Years,
19 5 0 – 19 6 5
By Florence
Theriault. Mostlymint rarities from
America's premiere
dollmakers of
Alexander, Mattel,
Vogue, and others
are offered. Fullcolor catalog.
8 ½" x 11". 136
pages. BT-243.
The Legendary
of Madame
By Cynthia Gaskill.
Doll rarities by
Madame Alexander
from the years
1945–1965 are
presented in this
book, including
early portraits
and Glamour Girl
series. Detailed
photographs of
exquisite costumes
and coiffures are
shown. More than
300 dolls are identified and valued. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 96
pages. 198 color photographs. BT-159. $39.
The Gl amour
of Childhood
D ay s :
By Cynthia
During the 1950s
and early 1960s
the Alexander
firm produced
a line of exquisite fashionable
lady dolls whose
costumes echoed the Parisian fashions of Dior, Chanel and
Schiaparelli. 70 of these glamorous dolls are presented in
this volume with full costume descriptions and a special
"Closer Look" at wigs, jewelry and accessories. 8" x 8".
Softbound. 64 pages. 119 color photographs. BT-176. $25.
A C e r ta i n S t y l e : T h e D o l l s
of Madame Alexander
By Cynthia Gaskill. Over 400 dolls
by the Alexander firm are included
in this full-color book. Featured are
hundreds of rare early 8" fashion
ladies. Composition dolls are included
as well as the later hard plastic dolls.
Of special note are dolls with unique
coiffures and costumes and dolls from
the Portrait Series — including the
Portrait Dolls of Madame herself. A
fascinating perspective of the doll
world of Madame Alexander. 8 ½" x
11". Softbound. 136 pages. 228 color
photographs. BT-165. $45.
V i n ta g e A l e x a n d e r
By Florence Theriault. Every doll
collector will have a new appreciation
of the extraordinary work of the
American icon doll firm when they
view these 250 rare dolls, 1930–1965,
in original and near mint condition.
104 pages. Softbound. 8 ½" x 11".
BT-213. $39.
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Mid-Century American Dolls
American Dolls of the
P o s t –W a r E r a
By Florence Theriault. A photo-survey
of 175 collectible dolls from the
post-war years, 1945–1965, includes
examples from every prominent
American firm. Complete descriptions
and price key help you understand
which dolls are valuable and why. 8 ½"
x 11". Softbound. 55 pages. 80 color
photographs. BT-127. $21.
T he G olden A ge of A m e r ican
D olls , 1945–1965
By Cynthia Gaskill. Fabulous 1950sera dolls by Mattel, Ideal, Alexander,
Vogue, Arranbee, Terri Lee and
others are featured here in 126
color photographs with detailed
descriptions. Special attention is
given to the Ginny Doll by Vogue
— over 90 different models are
included. With price key. An
essential reference guide for the
American doll collector. 8 ½" x
11". Softbound. 72 pages. 126 color
photographs. BT-149. $33.
M i d -C e n t u r y A m e r i c a n
D o l l s , 19 4 5 -6 5
Laura Meisner championed the
collecting of high-style fashion
dolls over a twenty year period.
This one-person collection is
highlighted by fashion dolls of
the 1950s including Barbie,
Alexander Cissy and Elise,
Miss Revlon, Jill and Jan, and
Miss Ginger; along with Ideal
Toni, Shirley Temple, and rare
Alexander hard plastic children
of the 1950s. BT-226. $49.
M ore M id -C entury
A merican D olls , 1945-65
Featuring a superb private
collection of more than 100
very rare 1950s Alexanderkin fashionable children and
Cissettes, an extraordinary
collection of fabulous and
nearly impossible-to-find early
boxed costumes for 1950s
Alexander dolls, and a fine
group of near-mint hard
plastic dolls from various
manufacturers. BT-228. $49.
Hi! I'm Ginny
By Cynthia Gaskill. 300 vintage Ginny dolls,
costumes and accessories from the 1930s
through the early 1960s are photographed
and described in this just published work by
one of America's leading experts in the field.
68 pages. 150 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11".
Hardbound. BT-190. $39.
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P o s t -W a r E r a
By Cynthia Gaskill. From Ginny
dolls to Barbies, from Alexander
dolls to Horseman dolls, from
paper dolls to Campbell Kids-350 different American dolls
from 1945–1965 are presented
in explicit photographs with
detailed descriptions about
marks, costumes and value.
Rarity features noted. Value key
included. 8 ½" x 11. Softbound.
96 pages. 76 color photographs.
BT-138. $33.
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Cl assic Pl astic:
A m e r i c a n D o l l s 19 4 5 –
19 6 5
By Cynthia Gaskill.
300 rare dolls in their original
costumes are identified with
detailed descriptions. Special
emphasis is placed on costume
detail, unusual construction
features and coiffures. A value
key is included to assist the
reader in checking what a
particular doll has sold for. 8
½" x 11". Softbound. 88 pages.
150 color photographs. BT161. $39.
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Barbie Collectors Books & Guides
Barbie a Go-Go
By Cynthia Gaskill Neenan. Highlighting this fine addition to
the works of noted American doll specialist Gaskill Neenan
are three high-quality #1 Barbies and an extremely rare 1955
Bild Lilli. 8 ½" x 11". Prices included. Softbound. 60 pages.
Over 300 photographs. BT-194. $33.
By Florence
Long outof-print in
its regular
edition, we
have located
35 copies of
the custom
with deluxe
and custom book box. Autographed by the author.
BT-248. $75.
E x c l u s i v e ly B a r b i e
By Cynthia Gaskill. A wonderful group
of rare Barbie dolls and ephemera
ranging from Bild and Japanese Lilli to
early Dressed Barbies and rare gift sets.
Of special interest is a comprehensive
collection of carrying cases from the
1960s. Many collectible items not found in
other references are included here. Helpful
price guide included. 8 ½" x 11". Prices
included. Softbound. 76 pages. 313 color
photographs. BT-177. $39.
Barbie I.D. Guide
By Florence Theriault. If you get confused by the
many models of Barbie you'll want this book. Full page
photographs of 25 early models, 1959–1972, with quickreference diagrams. Photographs of marks from various
periods and tips on "hidden" extra value features you
might not notice. 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 32 pages. 64
color photographs. BT-132. $19.95.
Barbie Retro
By Cynthia Gaskill. Over 320 rare Barbies and Barbie ephemera
extras are included in this work of the noted American doll
specialist. 8 ½" x 11". Prices included. Softbound. 68 pages. Over
150 full-color photographs. BT-196. $39.
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Classic Modern Dolls Books
T o d ay ' s T r e a s u r e s ,
Tomorrow's Antiques
By Florence Theriault. A treasury of 250
European and American artist dolls, 1970–
2000, highlighted by a collection of early
dolls by R. John Wright are featured with
well-detailed descriptions and beautiful color
photographs of every doll. Important for
collectors is a price key to today's values of
these beautiful treasures. 120 pages.
BT-234. $49.
K at h e K r u s e I . D . G u i d e
By Christa and Lotte Xenidis. Doll collectors
have only recently realized the importance
of these unique dolls. This guide will help
the collector identify their early Kathe Kruse
dolls in an easy format. Full-color models are
shown along with special rarity guide. 8 ½" x
11". 40 pages. BT-145. $19.95.
Lovingly: The
Collection of
Jane Withers
By Florence
Being one
of the most
famous child
stars of the
late 30s, Jane
Withers was in
a unique position to assemble a doll collection which
perfectly exemplified the popular culture of 1930's
America. This book shows 200 of the finest dolls of
Withers' collection, alongside black-and-white archival
photographs of the child Jane Withers playing with
her dolls, or alongside celebrities like Walt Disney and
Shirley Temple. There are numerous anecdotes told in
Withers' own words. 8 ½" x 8 ½". BT-227. $29.
P at s y ' n
By Cynthia
Gaskill. 150
rare and
dolls from
the famous
Company of
New York are
documented in the beautiful edition. Emphasis
on Patsy family dolls. Includes many examples
not previously photographed in any other books.
Hardbound. 48 pages. 8 ½" x 8 ½". 100 photographs.
BT-188. $33.
Sasha Dolls
the Years
by Dorisanne
Osborn. A
collector's guide
to the superb
dolls first
designed by the
Swiss artist Sasha
during the
1940s. The
volume covers
her studio dolls
from 1940–1970,
and the manufactured Sasha dolls from German and
English firms from 1964–1970. Examples of each type
are shown with identification clues for ready reference.
8 ½" x 11". 56 pages. Over 200 color photographs.
Softbound. BT-182S. $29. Hardbound. BT-182. $35.
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Raggedy Ann & Andy Books
The Collector's World of Raggedy Ann and Andy
By Andrew Tabbat. Raggedy Ann has "survived wars, the Great
Depression, recessions, Barbie, a TV series and polyester, all
with a cheerful smile on her face." So begins this book about
America's most classic doll. In Volume I the author follows
the Raggedy Ann and Andy years from 1880–1934. Volume II
leads the reader through Raggedy Ann and Andy's history from
1938–1982. Included are not only dolls, but many other related
Raggedy Ann paraphernalia, from books to dishes, to play sets to
cookie jars. Both books as a set will give the reader everything he
or she ever wanted to know about this beloved pair.
Volume I. 8 ½" x 11". Hardbound. 128 pages.
249 color photographs. BT-160. $39.
R a g g e d y A n n a n d A n d y I .D.
By Andrew Tabbat.An easy to use
guide that offers the novice collector
a detailed look at dolls made by
their first five distributors from
1918–1965. This book will help the
collector recognize which model is
which — with a guide to their value.
8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 44 pages, all
color. BT-171. $19.95.
Volume II. 8 ½" x 11". Hardbound. 128 pages.
200 color photographs. BT-168. $39.
Specialty Books
Buckskin and Beads:
N at i v e A m e r i c a n F o l k
By Florence Theriault. The
77 dolls presented in this
book are a single family
collection, representing dolls
from 1890–1935. Since each
doll was identified by source
at the time of its collecting,
the book is a valuable guide
for today's collectors. Included
are one-of-a-kind folk dolls
as well as those sponsored by
cultural organizations such as
the Haskell Institute. 8" x 8".
Softbound. 50 pages. 83 color
photographs. BT-179. $19.
T h i s L i tt l e P i g g y
By Cynthia Gaskill. Pigs
have been collected
throughout the years.
They have competed with
cranberry mugs and candy
containers for space in
our homes. In this little
book over 150 "pink pig"
porcelain figurines of the
late 19th century have been
gathered with histories and
a value guide. This book
will change the reader's
view of these versatile
collectibles forever. 8 ½" x
8 ½". 53 color photographs.
36 pages. BT-124. $16.95.
E l astolin : M iniature F igures
from H ausser , V ol . 1
Miniature soldiers, cowboys and
Indians, zoo, village and street
scenes from the renowned German
firm are featured.
Vol.I. BT-108. $39.
E l astolin : M iniature F igures
H ausser , V ol . 2
Miniature soldiers, cowboys and
Indians, zoo, village and street
scenes from the renowned German
firm are featured.
Vol. II. BT-117. $33.
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Assorted Specialty Books
A n t i q u e J a pa n e s e D o l l s
By Florence Theriault. Largely
unacknowledged by collectors — and
certainly undervalued — is the vast
treasure house of antique Japanese
dolls. Here is a gorgeous book that
examines this relatively unexplored
area of collecting. Fashion dolls, child
dolls, character babies, theatre dolls and
samurai warriors are among the dolls
featured. An introduction to costumes,
makers and signatures is included with
detailed costume photographs. Tips on
identification and a value guide complete
this beautiful book. 9" x 12". Hardbound.
159 pages. 282 color photographs.
BT-129. $68.
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F r e n c h C h r i s t m a s C ata l o g s
From the Great Paris Stores, 1875–1899 are reprinted in this
304 page book. Included are toys, automata, dolls, costumes,
tea sets, miniature furniture and games. 9" x 13". Softbound.
Limited edition of 1000. BB-455. $25.
Madame La Poupée
B l e u e tt e
Author François
Theimer provides
complete catalog
reprints of this
popular French 20thcentury doll, with
historical background
costume study. English
translation included.
BB-130. $15.
D o l l s I n M i n i at u r e
By Evelyn Ackerman. A book for
every person who has treasured tiny
dolls, doll houses and doll house
furnishings. Chapters include: early
wooden and wax, china, cloth,
bisque, and even 20th-century
examples up to 1930. Dollhouse dolls
are highlighted and there are special
sections on “occupational” examples
and bearded gentlemen. Special
attention is also paid to miniature
dolls in original costumes. 8 ½" x
11". Hardbound. 256 pages. 702
photographs. BT-112. $49.95.
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Books About Bears
T e d dy B e a r E n c yc lo p e d i a
By Marianne and Jurgen Cieslik. Few collectors will
dispute Germany's historical preeminence in teddy
bear production. So this guide to over 250 German
bear manufacturers is long overdue. Collectors
will find the historical stories fascinating. And
they'll be delighted to identify obscure bears in
their collections. Identification is made possible by
original catalog photographs and descriptions along
with a useful index of trademarks and symbols. 9" x
11". Hardbound. 239 pages. 423 color photographs.
492 black and white photographs.
BB-491. $69.
Teddy Bear
I d e n t i f i c at i o n
and Price Guide
By Edith and Johan
Koskinen. A handy
identification and
value guide to nine
of the most popular
German teddy bear
makers — including
Craemer, Hermann,
Clemens, Bing,
Schuco and Steiff
— plus sections on mystery bears, promotional
bears and mechanical bears. Although early
valuable bears are well represented in this
book, collectors will also cherish the valuable
references to examples from the mid-to-late 20th
century. 6" x 8". Softbound. 160 pages. 323 color
photographs. BT-180. $27.
B u tto n I n E a r , T h e S t e i f f E n c yc lo p e d i a
The noted German doll historians Marianne
and Jurgen Cieslik tell the story of the German
plush toy company from its earliest days.
Complete inventory of dolls, teddies and stuffed
animals, with value guide, identification clues.
9" x 11". Hardbound. 264 pages. BB-125. $47.
Steiff Price
By Edith and Johan
Koskinen. Over 400
objects from the
German firm are
included; each with
a color photograph,
reference to years of
production, Steiff
inventory number and
sizes. Over 30 pages
are devoted to bears
and another 30 pages
to dogs. Chapters include cats, domestic animals,
rabbits, forest animals, PVC figures, dolls and
more, from earliest years up to the 1980s. Price
guide is included. 6" x 8". Softbound. 190 pages.
406 color photographs. BT-181. $27.
The Bear Book
By Cynthia Gaskill. Two hundred vintage teddy bears, 1906–1950,
from German, American and English teddy makers. Featuring
beautiful color photographs of each with detailed views and complete
descriptions, plus value guide. Softbound. 68 pages.
BT-187. $29.
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Accessory Books For Doll Lovers
Dollmaster’s Exclusive
Line of Address Books
The friends you meet on the road
of collecting can be beautifully
recorded in these elegant
address books. Five different
cover designs of antique dolls
available. 14 interior full-page
color photographs. 90 pages.
Hardbound. 7" x 8". $16.95 each.
" C h e r i s h M e A lway s " – A S e t o f F o u r B o o k s
From simple snapshots to formal studio poses, children are captured
in timeless photographs, at play with their dolls, toys, teddies and real
animal friends in this set of four books designed and written by the
Cedar Falls, Iowa couple, Steven and Mary Wikert, based on their personal museum of antique photographs avidly collected over several
decades. Nearly 800 photographs of children with dolls and toys from
1870 to 1950 fill the pages of these books that were originally priced
at $85 for the four books. We offer them to you at a very, very special
price. 8 ½" x 11", each book is about 112 pages. BB-729. $25 set of
four books.
Specialty Books
The Doll Lovers
Cook Book.
BT-135. $14.95.
All I Want For Christmas
By Florence Theriault. Over 100 of these
1900 era vintage postcards featuring
photographs of children with dolls and
toys are compiled in this holiday book. 40
pages. 9" x 12". BT-137. $23.
Doll Departures.
BT-116. $6.
Book of
M e m o r a b l e D ay s
Our weekly perpetual
datebook is never out
of date. Hardbound.
50 color photos, 52
pages. 5" x 7".
BT-101. $9.
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Theriault's Auction Catalogs
Each of the following auction catalogs is
available in very limited numbers. Each in
full-color with more than 112 pages of more
than 300 rare antique dolls with historical
descriptions and after auction price keys.
First Blush
Superb antique dolls in all
categories. CA-1046. $49.
P l ay i n g M a k e - B e l i e v e
The rarest of the rare
antique dolls are featured.
CA-1058. $49.
An Airy Dalliance
A wonderful collection
including rare Lenci dolls.
CA-1064. $49.
All original French bébés,
early china, paper dolls,
poupées with trouseaux.
BT-258. $49.
Best in Show
The best of the best antique
dolls and collections of toy
dogs. CA-1053. $49.
P e a n u t B u tt e r P i c n i c s ,
Rainy Afternoons
Antique bisque dolls,
Bleuettes, fashions and
American-composition dolls
included. CA-1051. $49.
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Theriault's Auction Catalogs
Quiet Footsteps
A wonderful collection
including rare wooden dolls.
CA-1031. $49.
And Seem to Walk on
Wings and Tread in
Rare automata and gorgeous
French & German bisque
dolls. BT-252. $49.
B o n -B o n s f o r t h e
Bonnet Ladies
Beautiful full-color catalog
featuring antique dolls and
a superb collection of candy
boxes. 8 ½" x 11". BT-245. $39.
Cherries Jubilee
Superb hardbound book with
the world's most beautiful
doll. BT-232. $49.
M ay I H av e
A collection of French dance
fans in a backdrop to beautiful antique dolls.
CA-1017. $39.
Pie in the Sky, Cow
Over the Moon
Mignonettes are featured
along with fine French and
German dolls. CA-1049.
Two Different Worlds
French dolls from Paris Store
Au Nain Belu contrast a
Collection of Alabama babies. BT-255. $49.
Scenes From the
Gorgeous 135 pages of
French and German Bisque
dolls, early French wonders.
BT-241. $49.
If Wishes Were Horses
A wonderful collection
including rare German and
French dolls. CA-1021. $49.
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Books We Recommend From Other Publishers
Fashions for Small
By Rosemarie Ionker. Filled
with patterns for 7"–12"dolls,
by the noted German designer,
Rosemarie Ionker. Softbound.
8 ½" x 11". BB-706. $20.
Dressing Dolls
By Rosemarie Ionker. The
third book from the renowned
doll-clothing designer presents
sewing and costume ideas for
7"–18" dolls. Pattern pieces, and
easy to follow instructions. 8 ½"
x 11". BB-726. $25.
A C lo s e t f u l o f D o l l
C lot h e s
By Rosemarie Ionker. Filled with
patterns for 11 ½" to 20" dolls,
by the noted German designer,
Rosemarie Ionker. Softbound.
8 ½" x 11". BB-707. $20.
B l e u e tt e C l o t h i n g P att e r n s ,
19 0 5 – 1916
By Louise Hedrick and Barbara Hilliker. A unique
collaboration between doll historian and doll costumer,
the book presents a 30-piece wardrobe for Bleuette,
shown in full-color with close-up detail views. 176 pages.
Hardbound. BB-727. $50.
Kewpies and
By Shelley Armitage. The life
and work of the fascinating
creator of the Kewpie doll.
Hardbound. 226 pages.
Bibliography. Many examples
of O'Neill artwork shown. 7" x
10". BB-492. $40.
Kewpies: Dolls & Art
o f R o s e O’ N e i l l &
J o s e p h L. K a l l u s
By John Axe. Based on material from the original Cameo
company archives this long
out-of-print book is being
re-published with lots of new
information. Hardbound. 180
pages. BB-611. $30.
B l e u e tt e , T h e D o l l a n d H e r W a r d r o b e
By Barbara Hilliker. More than 200 color photos of
Bleuette and her costume as well as original pages from
La Semaine de Suzette and other French publications
from the doll’s history, make this book a warehouse of
information for the beginning and advanced collector.
Hardbound. 176 pages 8 ½" x 11". BB-640. $40.
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Automata & Eastern Themes We Recommend From Other Publishers
Flights of Fancy:
Mechanical Singing Birds
By Sharon and Christian Bailly. The superb art
quality book is not just pretty pictures – although
there are hundreds of those. This is the indispensible
reference work on antique mechanical singing
birds. CD of mechanical bird music is also included.
Hardbound. 376 pages. 10" x 13". BB-641. $249.
Chinese Dress
by Valery Garrett. Students of
costume and textile, as well as
doll costumers, will relish this
outstanding book that features
embroidered robes, children’s
dress, wedding attire, and every
day wear, as well as accessories
from the 17th to early 20th
century. 240 pages, hardbound,
100s of color photographs of
actual examples with details.
BB-751. $65.
A u t o m ata
by Christian
Bailly. Beautiful
of very rare
automata from
famous makers,
Phalibois, Roullet
and Decamps,
Vichy, Leopold
Lambert. Also
includes history
of automata.
Written in French
and English.
With many color
Softbound. 144
BB-714. $49.
The Wonderl and of Music
B o x e s a n d A u t o m ata
A beautiful book, with numerous color
photographs, details the construction
and history of automata and music
boxes throughout the ages. Hardbound.
9" x 11". BB-642. $95.
J a pa n e s e D o l l s , T h e
F a s c n i n at i n g W o r l d o f N i n g y o
by Alan Scott Pate. A cornucopia of
information about the Japanese doll
as art examining how to collect, what
to look for when collecting and early
Japanese collectors. 272 pages. 8 ½" x
11". BB-746. $75.
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Ningyo, The Art
o f t h e J a pa n e s e
by Alan Scott Pate.
A comprehensive
study of the
Japanese doll as art
form, plaything,
talisman, theatre
and decoration, with
superbly researched
material and artistic
photographs of many
rare examples. 268
pages. 9" x 12".
BB-745. $75.
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Toy & Modern Doll Books From Other Publishers
B e lov e d C h i n a
By Mildred Seeley. A
comprehensive study of
china dolls and their
emphatic impact on
family life for over one
hundred years. A book to
be studied and enjoyed as
a resource toll for
collecting and
reproducing their
beloved dolls. 152 pages,
softbound book. 8 ½" x
11". BB-626. $39.
T h e A r t o f P att i
P l ay pa l
By Jennifer Kohn, Rita
McCloskey & Pauline
Yohe. A 175 page hardbound book featuring over
275 full-color photographs
of Patti Playpal dolls in
all sizes and styles. Useful
as an identification guide.
Hardbound. 9" x 12".
BB-743. $35.
Lehmann Toys
By Jurgen and Marianne Cieslik. 220 page
masterpiece about the world's most sought-after
antique mechanical tin-toy firm. Includes over
700 photographs, 200+ in full-color. Hardbound.
9" x 11". BB-127. $39.
"R. John Wright,
The Art of Toys"
By Krystyna Poray Goddu. The
definitive authorized reference
book on all the dolls of the famed
American doll artists, R. John
and Susan Wright. Fascinating
biographical details and in-depth
reference facts make this book a
must-have. 207 pages. Hardbound,
hundreds of color photographs.
BB-713. $45.
C i s s e tt e : A
Guide to
t h e V i n ta g e
By Marjorie
E. Merod. A
184 page
book about
the Alexander
Doll Company's 10-inch debutante doll.
The book features more than 350 vintage
Cissettes presented in color in their original
vignettes, as seen in company brochures
and catalogs from the late 1950s and the
early 1960s, including rare previously
undocumented exclusives. Hardbound. 9" x
11". BB-737. $38.
E f fa n b e e ' s D y Dee, The Complete
Collector's Book
By Barbara Hilliker. One
of the earliest drink and
wet dolls, Dy-Dee Baby
was made from 1934
through the 1950s. This
book notes varieties, and
includes costume patterns.
Hardbound, 144 pages.
BB-724. $29.
Schoenhut Dolls, A Collector’s
E n c yc lo p e d i a
by Carol Corson. Long out of print, we have located a few
copies of this superbly researched book that identifies
models and rarities of the early 20th century American
doll firm. 272 pages. 539 photographs. Hardbound.
BB-749. $40.
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Composition & Modern Doll Books From Other Publishers
The Elegance of
E f fa n b e e
By Nancy Carlson. In 1939 the
Effanbee company introduced
a series of Historical Dolls.
This linen-bound, gold-edged
book celebrates the series.
Color photographs of each.
Limited edition of 750
numbered copies, these are
the last remaining in print. 5
½" x 9". BB-634. $45.
Denise Van
P att e n ’ s
Official Price
Guide to Dolls
Rising star among
doll historians,
Denise Van Patten
has produced a
singularly definitive
book for today’s
doll enthusiast.
Over 600 pages,
Denise examines and
values dolls from
centuries old wax
dolls to contemporary
collectibles, with special attention, not only to common
pricing, but a comparison between dealer and internet
pricing. Over 850 illustrations. Softbound. BB-723. $20.
American Composition
1900-19 5 0 , V o l u m e I
By Ursula Mertz. A highly
recommended book that
doll collectors have long
needed. Over 850 full-color
photographs with wellresearched descriptions and
historical information. Tips
on value and identification,
too. Information on proper
care and maintenance of
these wonderful American
dolls will be especially helpful.
8 ½" x 11". Hardbound.
BB-498. $24.95.
American Composition
D o l l s , 19 0 0 - 19 5 0 ,
V o l u m e II
By Ursula Mertz. Volume
II continues the fabulous
research on the devoted
collector and scholar. 385
pages with thousands of
well-documented dolls, and
clues to identification. This
is a much needed and longawaited book important to
every doll library. 8 ½" x
11", hardbound, full-color.
BB-721. $30.
Lenci, The History and the Dolls
By Nancy Lazenby. The most comprehensive
book on the beloved Italian cloth dolls
includes chapters on each of the series,
with special attention to rarities and
identification. More than 450 color
photographs, chronology of labels. 12” x 9”.
Hardbound, 224 pages. BB-738. $58.
Historic American Indian Dolls
a n d t h e C h i l d r e n W h o P l ay e d
with Them
by Forrest Finn. These precious relics of
our American past are superbly photographed, with reference to specific tribes
and historical dates and excellent detailing of costume elements. A long-awaited
reference. 155 pages, more than 80 fullcolor, full-page photographs. Hardbound.
10” x 11”. BB-750. $50.
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