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Neva Dolls works with local library for “Winter Wonderland” exhibit
Tuesday, 22 November 2011 16:14

Kira-By-Neva-DollsNeva Dolls CEO and chief designer Stacia McDonough is putting a selection of her handcrafted Russian dolls on display at the Hillsborough Library in Hillsborough, N.J. Nov. 30 through Dec. 29, 2011.

The New Jersey-based company is known for its porcelain dolls designed to capture Russian history and folklore, with authentic costumes created from Russian furs and fabrics. “Neva Dolls pays homage to all Russian women through the centuries, from the peasant bride in the rural village to the courtly czarinas. The history of Russia's costumes is utterly fascinating,” McDonough said.

The Hillsborough Library is in the Municipal Complex at 379 South Branch Rd. in Hillsborough, and is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the library display is free. For more information about Neva Dolls, visit www.nevadolls.com.
Madame Alexander, Theriault's host reception for doll enthusiasts
Monday, 07 November 2011 19:55

SpellingAlexanderAuctionThe Alexander Doll Company and Theriault’s auction house will host a reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Alexander Doll Company Heritage Museum in New York in advance of the highly anticipated auction of author and socialite Candy Spelling’s rare, vintage Madame Alexander doll collection that will take place on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York.


Colliii Awards voting opens Sept. 16
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:25

Colliii-Awards-2011-Official-Sponsors-LogosOnline voting for the 2011 Colliii Awards opens Friday, Sept. 16 and will run through Sept. 30. All registered Colliii.com users can participate in the voting and everyone who votes will automatically be entered into a drawing for prizes donated by the award sponsors. Prizes this year include collector dolls from Schildkröt, reborn doll kits from Real Effect, and digital subscriptions to Dolls magazine. Prize winners will be announced after the voting is completed.

Colliii Award winners will be announced Oct. 24 on the Colliii.com website.

2011 DOLLS Awards of Excellence presented online Oct. 4
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Friday, 26 August 2011 21:33

daelogoJoin DOLLS publisher Joe Jones and the staff of DOLLS magazine for the official announcement of the winners of the 2011 DOLLS Awards of Excellence online Oct. 4, 2011, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time (8 p.m. Central, 6 p.m. Pacific). Go to www.dollsmagazine.com Oct. 4 and click the DOLLS Awards of Excellence link to join us.

Sign in at the premiere webcast for a chance to win fabulous door prizes and be among the first to find out which dolls were voted the best by DOLLS readers. We also have some extra video surprises in store!

'History Detectives' investigate drug-smuggling dolls
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Friday, 26 August 2011 20:35


Did the Confederate South use a child’s doll to smuggle drugs past the Northern blockade? The PBS series "History Detectives" will investigate a family legend about a drug-smuggling doll in its Aug. 30, 2011, episode.

English toy museum collection up for auction in September
Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:33


A huge collection of antique and vintage toys, amassed over almost 25 years, will be sold by auction in the Cotswolds in England this fall.

Until June, thousands of individual teddy bears, dolls, puppets, train sets, model cars, and tin soldiers — some rare and valuable, many very common and familiar to visitors as toys from their own childhoods — were on public display at the Park House Toy and Collectors Museum in Stow-on-the-Wold. The museum was founded by George and Barbara Sutton in 1987, originally as an extension to their antiques business.Read More

Rare 1914 bisque doll sells for $168,000 at Frasher’s auction
Wednesday, 27 July 2011 16:12

An extremely rare 1914 bisque portrait doll sold for $168,000 (inclusive of 12% buyer’s premium) at Frasher’s Doll Auctions July 9 auction in Kansas City, Mo. Sculpted by renowned French artist Albert Marque (1872-1939), the doll was originally commissioned for the Paris boutique Margaine-Lacroix. The buyer, who beat out four phone bidders and additional on-site bidders at the KCI-Expo Center was new to Frasher’s client roster.


Colliii Awards registration opens for 2011
Written by Joyce Greenholdt   
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:11

This year’s Colliii Awards are just around the corner. Registration for entrants runs from July 1 through Aug. 31. There is one new award category for 2011: Best Silicon Doll, open to silicon replicas of children up to the age of 3. The other award categories are the same as those from 2010 and include one-of-a-kind dolls, reborn dolls, reborn kits, and more.

Doll artist Hazel Johnston Ulseth dies at 94
Monday, 13 June 2011 20:29

HazelJohnstonUlsethHazel Johnston Ulseth, age 94, of Sun City West, Ariz., died June 1. Foremost a mother and wife, Ulseth was also an active doll club member and organizer as well as an entrepreneur, author, teacher, and master seamstress.

She was a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs and the Detroit Doll Collectors Club, where she presided over the 1970 Regional 12 Convention in Dearborn, Mich. In addition, she started and was a charter member of the Grand Traverse Doll Collector Club and the Sun City Doll Study Club.

Get ready to vote for the 2011 DOLLS Awards of Excellence
Friday, 03 June 2011 15:26


The DOLLS Awards of Excellence nominees have been chosen by our panel of judges, and the ballots will be mailed out in early July with the September issue of DOLLS magazine. Here’s your chance to check out the finalists contending for this year’s DOLLS Awards of Excellence and find out how to cast your vote for the winners!

Read on to see the nominees and find out how to vote!

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