This delightful, beautifully illustrated book showcases hundreds of dolls and accessories made in the United States and Canada during the 1930s and 1940s, all highly collectible today. Shown are dolls made of composition, cloth, rubber, and painted bisque, each with full descriptions and current market values. Many advertisements of the era are included to help establish dates for the dolls pictured. Company products shown include those made by Alexander, American Character, Arranbee, Dewees Cochran, Effanbee, Eugenia, Georgene Novelties, Horsman, Mary Hoyer, Ideal, Monica, Nancy Ann Storybook, Vogue, and many others. In addition, special sections feature personality, comic, character, and military dolls, as well as patterns and doll clothing made at home. This book will be a treasured resource for doll collectors and doll lovers everywhere.
About the Author
This marks Dian Zillner's tenth book for Schiffer Publishing. She has been a doll collector since 1960 and has had many articles published in Doll Reader magazine. Dian is a retired high school librarian living in Colorado.