A few Joys are looking for new adventures….

Pastel Joy

The dolly shelves have gotten a little crowded and some girls have to go.  These three Joy dolls from my personal collection are going on eBay tonight, starting at 6:45 PT.  I hope that they find fun adventures and appreciative homes.  Check out some more pictures…..

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The Matilda Pink Dolly Spa

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Kenner Love!!!!!

I began collecting Blythe dolls several years ago after reading an article about Squeaky Monkey in a doll magazine.  My collecting focused on Takara Blythes, as the Kenner girls were always just beyond my financial reach.  In all reality, I could have saved my money, foregone all the Takaras, and purchased one perfect Kenner.  But, I’m a doll nut.  And to quote (or misquote) Dolly Parton, “People say less is more.  I say, no, it’s not.  More is more!”  So I’ve been selling off my SBLs, my RBLs, my EBLs, and I’m about to sell off a BL, so that I can finally enjoy the elusive Kenner!  Here she is, soaking off the vintage dirt, in all her glory!

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Joy in the New York Times….

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Joy would make a wonderful Christmas gift….especially in 1965! Here’s a peak at some of the super cute styles available back then….

Joy was a very fashionable little girl.  I found this vintage newspaper insert from the New York Times with lots of toys that were available at Abraham & Strauss.  Joy popped up throughout the catalog.  Take a peak- Continue reading

Let’s start with Joy!

Untitled.001In the last few weeks, we’ve seen a lot about a certain family in England and the birth of a little boy named George.  To commemorate this event, I thought it would be fun to focus my first few blog entries on Royal Dolls….That is to say, I’m featuring dolls made by the Royal Toy Manufacturing Company.  Royal dolls would later merge with Jolly Toy Company, but I won’t bore you with details.  We’ll just say that the company no longer exists, but they left behind a legacy of cute dolls that are fun to collect and not too difficult to find. Continue reading