British Dolls of the 1950's (Hardback)
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This is the first book to be published on the popular area of British dolls of the 1950s which explores how a new material - plastic - revolutionised the doll trade and made dolls affordable for people of all classes - mass explosion of toy dolls which are now very collectable, partly because of the nostalgia element as the collectors would have grown up with or desiring them. The book focuses on the doll manufacturers, including must-buy dolls, what to spot when buying dolls, how to avoid buying fakes and includes a directory of where to buy dolls. It also lists doll hospitals and specialist museums.
This informative book will appeal to both the collectors' and the nostalgia markets as it introduces an often undervalued market which will appeal to new collectors and dealers, in addition to existing collectors wanting to know more.Antiques Diary
The frilly little charmer on the cover will steal your heart, as will the rest of the endearing collectable characters in this book. As well as the history of the most important doll manufacturers, you will discover more about accessories, such as shoe sizes, how to spot fakes, and warnings about hard plastic disease. The volume covers all types of dolls, including plush, composite and plastic. The decade's important events, such as the Coronation and the festival of Britain were commemorated by dolls, and the plastic form enabled more animation than ever before, so the festival doll could walk, talk and even dance. 186 pages with bright colour photos, 1950's timeline, lists of where to see dolls in the UK, and doll hospitals.Bibliophile Dec 2012
As well as the history of the most important doll manufacturers, you will discover more about doll’s accessories such as show sizes, and where to find doll museums and hospitals, plus how to spot fakes and warning about HPD (hard plastic disease)Antiques Diary