Iowa Doll/Toy show plays up 29th year

MAQUOKETA, Iowa — The Eastern Iowa Doll/Toy show kicks off its 29th year at its spring show set for Sunday, March 10 at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, Iowa. This is Iowa’s largest show of its kind, offering the Midwest’s finest examples of collectibles from dealers throughout the region.

It is also the first time dealers will show their new acquisitions. Whether your interest lies in antique dolls, post World War II Modern or artist dolls, this show has items for you, along with collectible toys, cars and action figures.

If you have dolls and are unsure of their value, identifications and appraisals will be

A display of farm toys at a past Eastern Iowa Doll/Toy Show. The Spring 2013 show will be held March 10. (Photo courtesy Iowa Doll/Toy Show)

A display of farm toys at a past Eastern Iowa Doll/Toy Show. The Spring 2013 show will be held March 10. (Photo courtesy Iowa Doll/Toy Show)

available onsite. And if you want to sell your dolls, the show offers a consignment table where experts will help you price and sell your dolls during the show.

Doll specialist Elaine Klien will provide minor repairs to dolls during the show.

Plus, other dealers will have patterns, material and trim for those who want to design the clothing for their dolls. Attendees can also find finished antique and contemporary clothing.

Toy dealers will have farm toys, cars, action figures and other collectibles. This ever-expanding segment of the show will also offer other antique and modern items.

The show runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., early bird buyers enter at 8 a.m. Admission is just $4, with no admission fee for children under 10; early bird entry is $10.

More show information can be found at www.easterniowadollshows.com or is available by contacting Sherryl Newton, 212 E. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703 or 319-610-3534.


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