The Austin Doll Collectors Society is an organization of antique, vintage, and modern doll collectors, dealers, and artisans. We meet on the first Monday of each month and our meetings are fun and educational. We begin with refreshments and socializing, and, following our brief business meeting, there is a special doll-related program and "show and tell." The Austin Doll Collectors Society is a nonprofit organization and is a member of the United Federation of Doll Clubs.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

February 4, 2013, Meeting

Elaine Jackson gave a program on metal head dolls.

 Elaine explained that German and American companies experimented with metal head and all-metal dolls, but although such dolls were certainly less fragile than bisque and china, they were never popular with the public.

Elaine told us that she believed that these two metal-head baby dolls were probably made in America.  

This metal head doll was made by Buschow and Beck in Germany and is marked "Minerva."

This doll has an aluminum head and was made in 1919 by Giebeler-Falk Doll Corporation in the United States.

An unusual Black metal head doll with blue sleeping eyes.

Made in Switzerland by Bucherer et Cie, this character doll has a composition head and hands, but has a fully jointed metal body.

Beverly Evans will do next month's program on how to dress an all-bisque doll with a pudgy belly.  She brought these little charmers as examples of the type of doll members will learn to dress.

Members brought some dolls they wished to sell.