This antique football sweater was made by Spalding and dates to the era of through An impressive piece in all regards, it is of the highest quality and a large size for the era. The applique on the chest features the lettering ND which could represent Notre Dame but we have no provenance for this piece. This is a superb antique football jersey that is worthy of any vintage football collection! View this vintage baseball tintype and other baseball memorabilia by clicking the image above! This unusual laced basketball features extruded seams and remains in exceptional condition. Click the image above to view it and other antique basketball equipment now!
Look for Manufacturers Marks, finding the mark eases the identity
Copenhagen antique Toys and Dolls was founded in by Birgit Muusmann and Peter Gamdrup with the aim of selling and sourching for fine examples of antique toys, dolls, dollhouses and miniatures to collectors worldwide. The antique toys,dolls and dollhouses dating from up to Peter and Birgit have been participating in toy shows in Europe and America since Birgit and Peter started collecting toys in , while Peter was working as a soziologist and Birgit as a psychologist.
PRICE: Around $ at auction for a doll with all-original wig and body and an antique costume. COMMENTS: Large size doll with lovely bisque. MARKET TREND: There is continued collector demand for very large, good quality antique German dolls.
The exhibition explores how children re-create the adult world from their own perspective through play and toys. Now on display, dollhouses, toy trains and other playthings bring back fond memories of childhood. In play, children learned useful skills but also enjoyed being in charge of their own households, railroad yards, villages or menageries. Four-room dollhouse made in the early part of the 19th century for twin sisters living in Philadelphia. The house passed through several generations of the same family until it was given to the Folk Art Museum.
All of the furnishings are original to the house, but span the years of ownership by the Morris-Canby-Rumford family. Exhibit designers kept their young guests in mind when creating this display.
Patterns from the Past
Dolls Dolls have existed for thousands of years and there is some archaeological evidence that they were the oldest of all toys. Wooden paddle dolls have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating from as far back as B. Dolls made from wood, clay, bone, stone, and rags were buried in the graves of ancient Greek and Roman girls, while dolls from households with more money were made of ivory or wax.
Dolls dating back to B. After ancient times, Europe became the center of doll production. Until the s, most of these dolls were made of wood and carved to represent adult people.
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Return time is currently.. No play cracks or chips to the bisque head but hair grubby with age.. Dress quite play worn but still displays well. She’s marked “AM Germany “. Bit playworn and grubby with age. No stains tears or odours. As you can see, Tony has wear around base of neck front and back , small nibble to lower cheek and there’s sprinkling of pin holes to back of neck too. Areas not covered by clothes such as face, hands and lower legs are age grubby with grubby marks to face.
Outfit has small nibbles, light dust and fading but still displays well. Hat probably had decoration to head band as there’s area of glue residue as though something missing. Just 7 inches in height, baby has one piece body, jointed limbs, painted features and interesting “gritty” feel hair similar texture to a snow baby. The papier mache finish has marks and paint wear and some loss to “hair” too.
No cracks or crazing. Wearing nice old knitted outfit of jacket and trousers.
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It paints an absorbing portrait of this unsung King, a man of deep contradictions who can be credited for bringing the British monarchy into the modern age. The decades of waiting in the wings took their toll on Bertie. He drifted, without purpose — and turned to hedonistic pleasures to fill his time, much to the disappointment of his puritanical parents Victoria and Albert.
He even had a special box set aside at his coronation for his various mistresses. Women were a passion he had come to early.
Yes, this is an antique doll from the ‘s, she is authentic. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you here on your antique German porcelain shoulder head doll (I see there is a typo above, it is shoulder, not should) with blonde painted hair.
Wedgwood China Antique Sewing Machines Antique sewing machines are humble machines from our past that revolutionized an industry. First they were simple and served only a utilitarian function, then later they transformed into very beautiful creations. Antique sewing machines are appreciated both for what they have done for us as well as bringing us joy from their beauty. We buy vintage and antique sewing machines. Antique Sewing Machines Blog.
This is a great Singer Sewing machine with case, pedal, and vintage Singer manual. It has been tested and runs very strong. We buy Singer Sewing machines and we buy antique sewing machines as often as we can. This is one is a nice one to have for anyone that will be using it on a pretty regular basis.
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Desirability Auction Comparisons One way to determine the value of a Barbie doll is comparing it to the current selling prices of similar dolls sold at an auction, such as eBay. By using this method, you will get the secondary market value of the doll: Go to the Barbie doll section of eBay Input your information in the search box and click on search Once the page appears you are on the current listing, click on completed auctions Check each completed auctions that are for the same doll as the one you have making sure to open the auctions in case a reserve was not met.
If that is the case, the price that shows will be very low.
Despite their fragile nature, antique china dolls are treasured by serious doll collectors and children alike. These classic playthings made from glazed white porcelain were initially popularized in Europe during the s.
How to Handle Antique Textiles and Costumes Fragility Always presume that the textile is unique, irreplaceable, and fragile. A large textile is not necessarily stronger than a small one, but it is often more cumbersome! Plan Ahead Don’t touch the textile until you know precisely what you are going to do and how you are going to do it. Get all equipment ready and prepared beforehand. Be sure you have as many people as are needed — no more and no less. After coffee or combing your hair, wash your hands.
The natural secretions from your skin attach themselves to the fabric and dust will collect on this base. The textile will become more soiled more quickly and cleaning will be required. Cleaning a fragile or antique textile is expensive and difficult. Washing one’s hands takes only a minute; use soap and water, avoid “handiwipes” or hand lotion.
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This antique football sweater was made by Spalding and dates to the era of through An impressive piece in all regards, it is of the highest quality and a large size for the era. The applique on the chest features the lettering ND which could represent Notre Dame but we have no provenance for this piece. This is a superb antique football jersey that is worthy of any vintage football collection!
View this vintage baseball tintype and other baseball memorabilia by clicking the image above!
The markings indicating where the doll was manufactured, a year and “Mattel” were located there on many early Barbie dolls. Note that a date of was stamped on many Barbie and friends dolls but does not positively affirm the doll was manufactured in that year.
Collectible Dolls Antique Hats Hats have long been an important part of men’s and women’s clothing, and this significance was reflected in hats for dolls. Many antique doll hats are miniature works of art, featuring fine silk fabrics and ribbons, elaborate millinery flowers, and delicate handmade lace. Some are made of straw. There are also male dolls’ top hats made of papier mache or real felt. Various styles of doll hats have wires around the outer edge to hold the hat’s shape and to allow the hat to be posed in the best position.
When buying an antique hat for your doll, it’s important to know the doll’s head circumference. Measure the head at the widest place, and compare this measurement to those given in the description of the hat. If you’re shopping in person, bring a tape measure to check sizes. Antique Shoes Doll shoes are not as delicate as hats, but they were also easier to lose.
If your doll is missing her shoes or simply needs a new pair, you can find beautiful antique shoes on the Internet and in some antique stores. As you shop, you’ll see doll shoes crafted from soft leather, oilcloth, and silk. Many feature decorations like silk flowers, tiny buckles, and little laces or ribbon ties.
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You will have to search books to find and identify your doll visually. Having an approximate date of manufacture will help—if you know the date that the doll was purchased, or if the doll belonged to your mother or grandmother as a child, you can narrow that important date down to a decade or even a precise year. eBay, Doll Shops United, Doll , Antique Doll Content and Etsy are good .
Daisy Chain Identify Your Doll Identifying and dating your Terri Lee doll can be done easily by looking at the face painting, the type of wig and the raised writing on the back of the torso. These are the faces that are most seen on Terri Lee dolls. All the faces were hand painted by artists in the factory so many are different. They had to be approved by the owner, Violet Gradwohl before they could be shipped. There are other variations though so email me if you are not sure about your specific doll.
I have pictured and described the girl dolls here. Jerri Lee dolls, the boy dolls, have the same faces but different wigs. Composition Jerri Lee dolls have shorter mannequin wigs and other Jerri Lee dolls have fur wigs. Click on each photo for a larger image. It was made in She has side glancing eyes, feathered eyebrows, a mannequin wig and a hole in her left hand for a daisy.
How to Identify the Year a Barbie Doll Was Manufactured
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Doll Maker’s Marks Some of the prettiest and most desirable dolls to collect are those with bisque beads. These often bear maker’s marks which help with identification and dating. Bisque-headed dolls are among the most beautiful children’s playthings ever created and many have survived to become treasured collectors’ items. Few collectors’ dolls are so keenly sought after as bisque-headed examples. But bisque – unglazed china – is very fragile and heads often become casualties of accidents or rough use.
If you want to collect bisque dolls, therefore, it is vital to determine that the head is genuinely original, and this can be more easily established if you know something of the manufacturers and the marks they used.
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Expert Alan Pate notes that temple records refer to the making of a grass doll to be blessed and thrown into the river at Ise Shrine in 3 BC; the custom was probably even more ancient, but it is at the root of the modern doll festival or Hinamatsuri. In the early eleventh century, around the peak of the Heian period , several types of dolls had already been defined, as known from Lady Murasaki’s novel The Tale of Genji. Girls played with dolls and doll houses; women made protective dolls for their children or grandchildren; dolls were used in religious ceremonies, taking on the sins of a person whom they had touched.
THE HISTORY OF RAGGEDY ANN. She began as a family rag doll; an old toy, faded and worn, tossed into an attic. And there, the legend goes, a little girl named Marcella found her one wet and rainy day.
Bit playworn and grubby with age. No stains tears or odours. As you can see, Tony has wear around base of neck front and back , small nibble to lower cheek and there’s sprinkling of pin holes to back of neck too. Areas not covered by clothes such as face, hands and lower legs are age grubby with grubby marks to face. Outfit has small nibbles, light dust and fading but still displays well. Hat probably had decoration to head band as there’s area of glue residue as though something missing.
Just 7 inches in height, baby has one piece body, jointed limbs, painted features and interesting “gritty” feel hair similar texture to a snow baby. The papier mache finish has marks and paint wear and some loss to “hair” too. No cracks or crazing. Wearing nice old knitted outfit of jacket and trousers. Doll has no maker’s mark.