Antiques

My Little Dolls co-founder Jennifer Moyer, left, lives in Pasadena, Maryland, while her mother, co-founder Cheryl Hoiler, lives in Virginia. Photo courtesy My Little Dolls

Dolly spa freshens old, tired dolls

Sara Jordan-Heintz Just like people, dolls need a little R&R sometimes. Mother/daughter team Cheryl Hoiler and Jennifer Moyer own and operate My Little Dolls, a company established in 1997 that sells and repairs antique and vintage dolls. Hoiler is based out of Onancock, Virginia, formerly in Gaithersburg, Maryland, while Moyer works...

After: A charming Shirley Temple complete with a replaced vintage Shirley Temple wig, curled, strung, and her original outfit cleaned. Photo courtesy Jill Alvord, Jack and Jill Doll Hospital

Doll Repair: Expert tips and insider knowledge

Experts give insights, tips on antique and vintage doll repair By Sara Jordan-Heintz  Stuffy attics, musty basements, wear and tear through years of hugs, dragging down steps and improper handling — the effects of Mother Nature’s touch and Father Time’s hourglass on precious antique dolls. When it comes to restoring luster...

AAGPBL Bobblehead

Bobblehead Hall of Fame unveils AAGPBL Bobbleheads

MILWAUKEE, WI – The morning of Friday, Aug. 17, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the first complete series of officially licensed, limited edition (All-American Girl Professional Baseball League) AAGPBL Bobbleheads. A bobblehead was produced for each of the 15 AAGPBL teams that played from 1943 to 1954, marking...

The Authentication Company marks and identifies petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items to ensure their originality and authenticity.

Experts team up for petroliana authenticating effort

NOKOMIS, Ill. – A new company has been formed to mark and identify petroliana, automobilia and antique advertising items as a means for ensuring their originality and authenticity. It’s The Authentication Company, LLC and it specializes in marking original period-correct items, to include signs, globes, cans, metal thermometers, displays and various...

Mid-19th century gold in quartz aesthetic native gold specimen from northern Sierra Nevada in California, featuring a leaf gold in quartz matrix with pyrite crystals (est. $3,600-$5,400).

Americana auction offers more than 2,000 lots

Holabird Western Americana’s 3-day Americana auction, Aug. 24-26 RENO, Nev. – Holabird Western Americana Collections’ upcoming Americana auction, planned for Aug. 24-26, marks the start of a summer-fall-winter season brimming with a number of major collections. The August event will be held online and in Holabird’s gallery at 3555 Airway Drive...

Vintage Tupperware ‘Wonderlier Bowl’ set

Vintage Tupperware is making a comeback with collectors

Vintage Tupperware appeals to many Tupperware, the Central Florida-based brand of plastic products, comes with a lifetime guarantee against chipping, cracking or peeling – and it’s a good bet that many kitchen cupboards worldwide contain at least one piece, some even 50 years old. “My favorite Tupperware piece is flourier, a...