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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About the Author
Ursula Mertz had been a doll collector since 1975, and composition dolls had become a full-time commitment. From 1976 to 1986 she had a repair business, specializing in parts restorations of compoition and other painted surface dolls. She had written numerous articles for major doll publications. She has since passed away.
Table of Contents
|Assisting with Identification||4|
|How to Use this Book||5|
|Three Most Often Asked Questions||5|
|A Word About American-made Composition Dolls with Jointed Knees||6|
|Composition Doll Collecting and the Internet||7|
|Harriet Flanders, Creator of Little Cherub||8|
|Gallery of Dolls||9|
|About the Author||397|