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Most items on this page are returnable for any reason.  I will refund the purchase price only and not shipping.  I will ship via USPS, unless requested otherwise, and will send the least expensive way I can.  For these books that will usually be via USPS Media Rate.  Media Rate does take a little longer.  If you want something faster, please let me know.  Please email me if you have any questions!  (suzannesdolls@aol.com or mcbraar2000@yahoo.com).

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book-lechler1.jpg (193993 bytes)book-lechler2.jpg (169123 bytes)book-lechler3.jpg (159173 bytes)Three books by Doris Lechler on children's glass dishes, china, tea sets, furniture and accessories.   he Collector's Book of Dolls.  Two hardcover, one soft cover.  Each book has between 168 and 215 pages.  Mostly in black & white, but there are some great color sections.  If you are interested in  children's china & tea sets, this set may answer some of your  questions about where and when the sets were made.  All in very good condition.      

Price:  $10 plus $8 shipping via Media Rate

book-gerwatclark.jpg (225579 bytes)The Collector's Book of Dolls.  By Brenda Gerwat-Clark.  Hard cover.  128 pages.  A very good history of dolls, with beautiful photos and suggestions on the dolls to focus on when a beginning collector is wanting to get started.  In very good condition with dust cover.      

Price:  $5 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate  SOLD

book-precious.jpg (198212 bytes)Precious Dolls.  By Ursula Brecht.  Hard cover.  126 pages.  A nice introduction to rare antique dolls.  Brecht provides photos of her own collection with information about each of the dolls.  In very good condition with dust cover.      

Price:  $5 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate  SOLD   

book-russian.jpg (211102 bytes)Russian Imperial Style.  By Laura Cerwinske.  Hard cover.  223 pages.  A beautiful book featuring some of the fashions, palaces, jewelry, furniture, painting, table settings and objets d'art from the Russian czars and their families, as well as the history of the artisans who made them.  In extremely good condition with dust cover.      

Price:  $5 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate   SOLD      

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Contemporary Artist Dolls from Germany.  By Ann Bahar and Ingeborg Riesser.  Hard cover.  192 pages.  Published 1995 by Hobby House Press.  Some of the German doll artists include Brigitte Deval, Hildegard Gunzel, Annette Himstedt, Sylvia Natterer, Regina Sandreuter, Vera Scholz, and Rotraut Schrott.  Mostly color photos, but some black & white.  Originally published at $39.95.  Excellent condition.    

Price:  $10 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate 

book-holbrook.jpg (207897 bytes)The Doll as Art.  By Stuart Holbrook.  Hard cover.  141 pages.  Great photography, taken from Theriaults' past auction catalogs.  Incredible close-ups of perfect doll faces.  Particularly nice for doll makers!  In very good condition with dust cover.      

Price:  $5 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate  SOLD 

book-dolls.jpg (163677 bytes)Dolls--Portraits from the Golden Age.  By Tom Kelley & Pamela Sherer.  Hard cover.  126 pages.  A beautiful "coffee table" book about dolls.  The photography by Tom Kelley is wonderful!      

Price:  $5 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate  SOLD 

book-makingbears.jpg (311176 bytes) Make Your Own Classic Bears---14 Heirloom Designs.  By Julia Jones.  Hard cover.  112 pages.  Some of the bear patterns include "Early Black Bear", "Michtom Bear", "Early German Bear", "Classic White Bear", 1950s British Bear", and "Modern Bear".  The book has lots of color photos of the original bears, and step-by-step directions & photos.  The patterns are on a grid for easy resizing if you want a bigger or smaller bear.  I've made one bear from this book and was quite pleased with it!    

Price:  $5 plus $5 shipping via Media Rate   

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Shown in the photos is an issue of Ladies' Home Journal magazine from March 1, 1911.  This magazine is in lovely condition, with minor wear.  All pages are present.  There is a 1" tear in the page featuring the color Sherwin Williams advertisement.  These Ladies' Home Journal magazines are a great reference for fashion, advertisements, illustrations and fiction for the first part of the 20th century.

Articles and advertisements of note, shown in the photos above, include a color Sherwin Williams advertisement, a double page color spread of ladies' hat, and some beautiful paperdolls "Lettie Lane's Around-the-World Party".

This magazine is oversized at 16-1/2" x 11".  I will stabilize the mailing envelope with cardboard so it can't be bent or folded, and damage and magazine.  I will combine shipping on multiple items, if it's possible!

Price:  $20 plus $5 shipping

 

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Shown is an issue of Ladies' Home Journal magazine from April 1911.  This magazine does have some condition issues but is a great reference for fashion, advertisements, illustrations and fiction for the first part of the 20th century.

The front and back covers are separated from the magazine itself, with some small tears.  The inside body of the magazine is in good condition with no missing pages.  Articles and advertisements of note, shown in the photos above, include a color ad for Liquid Veneer, a beautiful set of paper dolls "Lettie Lane's Around-The-World Party", and another color 2-page article on garden layout.

This magazine is oversized at 16-1/2" x 11".  I will stabilize the mailing envelope with cardboard so it can't be bent or folded, and damage the magazine.  I will combine shipping on multiple items, if possible!

Price:  $12 plus $5 shipping

 

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Here's a great vintage magazine---McCall's Needlework & Crafts---the Fall-Winter 1963-64 issue.

This issue has so many projects!....knitting for clothing for the whole family, beginning knitting projects, coats for dogs, doll clothing, toys, and accessories.  Crocheting for afghans, family clothing, babies' wear and accessories.  Patterns for bags, dolls' clothes, and pillows.  Bazaar items to make and sell.  Decorating projects.  Craft projects for children's groups.  Loads of crafts from apple head dolls to tooled foil.  Needlework from crewel to cross-stitch to needlepoint.  Lots of old ads, too, if you're doing research on a craft or a craft-oriented company.

In the photos, I've shown men's & women's 1960s knitted sweater and jacket projects, toys & puppets, and knitted or crocheted fashion doll clothing.  If you have a particular interest in a particular area, let me know and I will pull out relevant info on that to send you, along with photos of the projects.

Please contact me with any questions.  I do combine shipping on multiple items, if possible.  For this magazine I will pack with cardboard to prevent bending and folding.

$5 plus $5 shipping

 

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