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.
On April 23, Shirley Temple will turn 80. It is hard to believe that so many years have passed since many of us enjoyed seeing this talented child with the head full of curls dance across the silver screen.
While great variety can be found in the faces of bisque, china, wax, wood and Parian antique dolls, even more variety can be found in the faces of dolls made of cloth. Cloth dolls have been popular throughout history.
Michele Smith, an antique dealer from the Northeast, says she has a customer looking for a “Bru Smiler.” Michele writes, “While I am not a doll dealer, I occasionally come across dolls and I thought I knew what a Bru looked like, but the pictures I have seen of Bru dolls do not look...
When the name Schuco is mentioned in the doll and toy world, we think of wonderful mechanical toys with sophisticated movements and high quality workmanship. The company was the dream of Heinrich Muller, a creative genius.