antique dolls

Speaking of Dolls: Some dolls are worth the wait

A common complaint often voiced by doll collectors is, “Why did I buy this?” This is especially true of early acquisitions. When we start collecting, we often are tempted to buy anything and almost everything that has two arms and two legs. Hopefully, with research, reading, observation and networking with other doll people, this...

Antique Trader gets facelift and a new resolve

Well, the time is finally here. Since 1957, Antique Trader has undergone considerable changes for its readers and its advertisers. Since founder Ed Babka first started the magazine as the first nation-wide method to trade antiques, we have been innovating year after year. For the last few months we’ve been hard at work retooling...

Changing times call for a changed Antique Trader

Redesigning a magazine is a lot like planning a large holiday dinner: It takes a lot of planning, you want to serve up your favorites, offer something fresh and everyone should be comfortable. With a new era of the hobby upon us, collectors are looking for new ways to interact with their precious objects....

Speaking of Dolls: Chinas: Out of the shadows once again

Because of early discrimination, china shoulder head dolls have remained in the shadows of doll collections for many years. Some collectors would not even have one in their collection and some that had one or two chinas often displayed them in the back behind their French and German beauties.