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.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Doll Auction at Galveston's Moody Mansion on November 9th!

An extensive doll collection was recently donated to the Galveston Children's Museum, and the museum is hosting a silent auction on November 9th featuring the collection. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.

The collection has hundreds of dolls, antique and character dolls, as well as collectibles. There are Shirley Temple dolls and collectibles, Kewpie and Campbell dolls, Madame Alexander, antique bisque, and character dolls. The dolls that are appraised for high value will be available for bid at the silent auction and other dolls and collectibles will available for direct purchase on tables in another room of the mansion. If anyone has specific questions regarding what dolls are available, contact Nicci Obert.

Monday, October 28, 2013

38th Annual Doll Show, October 19, 2013

The Austin Doll Collectors Society held is 38th Annual Doll Show and Sale on October 19, 2013, at a new venue, the Norris Conference Center.  It was a beautiful fall day, just perfect for dolling!

Dealers setting up early Saturday morning were greeted with coffee and pastries.

Volunteers set up the charity booth, where the club sells donated items, with all proceeds going to SafePlace of Austin and the Austin Children's Shelter.

Generous club members and other donors had given hundreds of dolls, ranging from antique bisque to modern vinyl.

Everything was priced to sell, allowing buyers to get great bargains and do a good deed at the same time!

Vendors filled three big rooms, offering dolls and doll-related items for every taste and price range.

There were bouquets of beautiful bisque and charming chinas. . . .

baskets of babies. . . .

sophisticated Cissys. . . .

composition cuties. . . .
vintage and modern dolls of all shapes and sizes. . . .

and unique artistic creations.

Bevies of Barbies greeted browsers in one room.
In addition, vendors offered everything necessary to create, repair, or outfit dolls, from fine furniture. . . .
to adorable handmade outfits.
Some dolls came with their own trousseaux.
Busy buyers browse the bountiful booths.
The Austin Doll Collectors Society thanks all who participated, from vendors to buyers to volunteers, to make this a successful show!

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 7, 2013, Meeting

After the business meeting, President Pam Wolf did a program on her collection of Little Red Riding Hood dolls.

 Nancy Choate. . . 

and Sallie Howard. . . 

told the club about attending the Modern Doll Collectors Convention and displayed the many dolls they acquired at the convention.

Sharon Weintraub shared these little bisque girls and their settee that she won at the Theriault's auction in Dallas.