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.

Friday, January 8, 2016

January 4, 2016, Meeting

 Member Sallie Howard gave a program on the 2015 Modern Doll Collectors Convention.

She brought many examples of the unique (and adorable) dolls she found at the convention.  A number of renown doll artists design these limited edition resin dolls just for the convention.

Other members brought dolls to share as well.  These dolls belong to Pam Wolf.

Pam thought that this reproduction antique doll resembled her as a child and dressed the doll to match a childhood portrait.

Talented doll artist Mary McKenzie brought this example of a recent project, a reproduction of a lovely and rare Simon and Halbig 1469 lady.  She made the doll's human hair wig.

Other dolls included this cute toddler with an antique bisque head and a Madame Alexander Cissy from 1956, still with her original box.