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Category: Doll Collecting

Antique Q&A: Frozen Charlotte Dolls

Q: Can you explain what a Frozen Charlotte doll is? I have some stiff one-piece “Made in Japan” all-bisque dolls with molded clothing. Are these Frozen Charlottes?

A: No, they are not Frozen Charlotte dolls. Beginning in about 1850, an unjointed doll made entirely of china (glazed porcelain) was developed in Germany.

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Curious Collector: 1940s Composition Mary Hoyer

Q: I recently bought a box lot of dolls at an estate sale and among them was this just fabulous composition doll in near-mint condition with knitted all-original outfit and wooden skis and ski poles. She is 14 inches tall, all composition with sleep eyes and a mohair wig. She is marked “Mary Hoyer” on her back. Can you tell me more about this doll and perhaps a value?

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Antique Q&A: Is ‘Fixer-Upper’ a Bargain?

Q: I am new to collecting German bisque girl dolls. I saw one in an antique mall and wondered if I should buy it. I looked up the mark on the internet, and it was made by the Goebel factory. I’m estimating she will be about 20 inches tall. The strings were broken, and the doll was in pieces, but they were all there. Two fingers were off, and she had no wig or clothes. There was no damage to her head. She was $45.

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Curious Collector: 1934 Ideal Shirley Temple

Q: I am an avid Shirley Temple collector, and when I had the chance to buy this mint 22-inch composition Shirley Temple doll in the original box, I was just thrilled. I got her for a very good price because she needed to be restrung, which was easy. Any more information would be greatly appreciated.

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For the Love of Pullips: The People of PUDDLE

Jane Easterly is a doll collector. Collecting Barbie and friends from an early age, she never lost her appreciation for dolls. It wasn’t until years later, however, that she would leave her mark in a small but impactful way on the hobby. What led her to that? The precocious pouty-faced Hina Ichigo Dal doll from Jun Planning (now Groove).

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