Antique Dolls and Bears
Anatomy of a Doll. the Fabric Sculptor's Handbook - Print on Demand Edition
Anatomy of a Doll. the Fabric Sculptor's Handbook - Print on Demand Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 157120024x

Important Note about PRINT ON DEMAND Editions: You are purchasing a print on demand edition of this book. This book is printed individually on uncoated (non-glossy) paper with the best quality printers available. The printing quality of this copy will vary from the original offset printing edition and may look more saturated. The information presented in this version is the same as the latest edition. Any pattern pullouts have been separated and presented as single pages. If the pullout patterns are missing, please contact c&t publishing.

The Complete & Unauthorized Guide to Vintage Barbie(r) Dolls: With Barbie(r), Ken(r), Francie(r), and Skipper(r) Fashions and the Whole Family
The Complete & Unauthorized Guide to Vintage Barbie(r) Dolls
With Barbie(r), Ken(r), Francie(r), and Skipper(r) Fashions and the Whole Family
Paperback      ISBN: 0764351583

A required resource for all Barbie(R) collectors, this completely revised and expanded edition features new images and updated prices, all in a handy, easy-to-carry-along format. Now over 1,200 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie through her vintage years from 1959 to 1972, including her sister Skipper(R) and their friends, relations, and pets. Ken(R), Midge(R), Allan(R), Francie(R), Skooter(R), and all the rest are here. Never before presented in such detail and with so many images, every picture shows all the pieces originally included with the fashion. Values are given for loose and never removed from package items. The listing also provides each item's stock number, date, and value.

The Complete and Unauthorized Guide to Vintage Barbie Dolls: With Barbie & Skipper Fashions and the Whole Family of Barbie Dolls
The Complete and Unauthorized Guide to Vintage Barbie Dolls
With Barbie & Skipper Fashions and the Whole Family of Barbie Dolls
Paperback      ISBN: 0764338137

Since her introduction in 1959, Barbie(R) has reigned supreme in the world of dolls, and today she is collected by fans around the world. A required resource for all Barbie collectors, the revised and expanded second edition of this ideal reference book features more than 150 new images and updated prices. Now over 400 beautiful color photos illustrate this complete listing of Barbie, her friends, and their many outfits and accessories, through her vintage years from 1959 to 1972. Along with Barbie this second edition includes her sister Skipper(R), and their friends, relations, and pets. Ken(R), Midge(R), Allan(R), Francie(R), Scooter(R), and all the rest are here. This thorough guide presents the dolls first, followed by a comprehensive look at all the outfits and accessories available for each doll. Never before presented in such detail and with so many images, every set entry lists all the pieces originally included with the doll or outfit packages. Values are given both for the complete sets and for the individual items in the sets. The listing also provides each item's stock number, date, and value.

Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification
Hopi Kachina Dolls with a Key to Their Identification
Paperback      ISBN: 0826301800

A Hopi Indian will tell you that a kachina is a supernatural being who is impersonated by a man wearing a mask. Small wooden dolls carved in the likenesses of the various kachinas are used to help teach Hopi children the tribal religion and traditions. Each child receives a doll made especially for him by his male relatives. He treasures the doll and studies it so that he can learn to recognize and respect the host of spirit kachinas that people the Hopi world.

Kachinas are difficult to classify because different Hopi pueblos have different ideas about their appearance and their functions. The late Dr. Harold S. Colton identified 266 different kinds of kachina dolls, and in this book he describes the meaning, the making, and the principal features of all of them. Each type of doll is pictured in a simplified line drawing. There is also an illustrated key to help the collector identify the various types.

Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo
Japanese Dolls
The Fascinating World of Ningyo
Hardcover      ISBN: 0804849773
Japanese Dolls: The Fascinating World of Ningyo, is a wealth of information for Japanese art collectors, Asian doll collectors and doll enthusiasts of all levels and interests.

Full of beautiful photographs, the book details 18 kinds of widely collected, obtainable and affordable, antique and vintage dolls and figurines (ningyo). Author Alan Scott Pate--the leading American expert on Japanese dolls--writes in illuminating detail about the traditions of each type of doll and shares practical tips on how to collect this amazing Japanese art form.

Included in this guide to Japanese ningyo are:
  • Festival dolls hina-ningyo, musha-ningyo, tableau dolls
  • Display dolls saga-ningyo, gosho-ningyo, isho-ningyo, iki-ningyo
  • Wood dolls kamo-ningyo, nara-ningyo, kokeshi-ningyo
  • Clay dolls fushimi-ningyo, hakata-ningyo
  • Mechanical dolls karakuri-ningyo, kobe-ningyo
  • Theatrical dolls bunraku-ningyo, takeda-ningyo
  • Play dolls ichimatsu-ningyo, keue saiko
More Twentieth Century Dolls: From Bisque to Vinyl : I-Z
More Twentieth Century Dolls
From Bisque to Vinyl : I-Z
Hardcover      ISBN: 0870692925
Swedish Wooden Toys
Swedish Wooden Toys
Paperback      ISBN: 0300200757

The Swedish toy industry has long produced vast quantities of colorful, quality wooden items that reflect Scandinavian design and craft traditions. This superbly illustrated book, including specially commissioned photography, looks at over 200 years of Swedish toys, from historic dollhouses to the latest designs for children. Featuring rattles, full-size rocking horses, dollhouses, and building blocks to skis, sleds, and tabletop games with intricate moving parts, Swedish Wooden Toys also addresses images of Swedish childhood, the role of the beloved red Dala horse in the creation of national identity, the vibrant tradition of educational toys, and the challenges of maintaining craft manufacturing in an era of global mass-production.


Teddy Bears: A Complete Guide to History, Collecting, and Care
Teddy Bears
A Complete Guide to History, Collecting, and Care
Hardcover      ISBN: 0028604172
The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book
The Ultimate Teddy Bear Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1879431068

For adults and children alike, this book catalogs more than 70 classic bears from the original Teddy to Pooh, Paddington, Smokey, and many of the remarkable Steiff bears. Every bear is pictured in full color, face-on and in profile, and each is accompanied by a description which places it in historical context and identifies its characteristics.

Unauthorized Guide to Collecting Living Dead Dolls
Unauthorized Guide to Collecting Living Dead Dolls
Paperback      ISBN: 0764322931

Take old black and white films like Nosferatu from the 1920s, a horror movie like The Omen from the 1970s, murder mysteries like "Lizzie Borden" and "The Black Dahlia," a serial killer like John Wayne Gacy. Add lots of blood and a portion of poetry, and you have the makings for the hottest new collectible of the 21st century, "Living Dead Dolls*tm." Learn the value of your Living Dead Dolls*tm collection with over 100 pages of pure evil packed with 600+ color photographs of your favorite dolls and other items. See the all new Living Dead Dollies, Living Dead Ragdolls, Fashion Victims, lunch boxes, mini dolls, Head Knockers*tm, barware, drinking glasses, party lights, T-shirts, portfolios, handmade and prototype dolls. Also features Bleeding Edge*tm Goths fashion beauties, Krypt Kiddies*tm devilish babies, and Teddy Scares*tm evil plush bears from the Applehead Factory Inc. Collectors' tips, current values, and an itemized checklist for charting your collection are all included.