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.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

February 1, 2016, Meeting

In honor of the upcoming Valentine's Day, these little sweethearts in red and white finery adorned the refreshments table.

Kathy Meador gave a program on dolls and their wardrobe trunks.  Here she shows a Ken doll in his original carrying case, with hangers and drawers for clothes and accessories.

A Madame Alexander Cissy poses with her portmanteau packed with fashionable finery.

Little 8 inch hard plastic girls from the 1950s with their wonderful wardrobes.  

Two Mary Hoyer dolls share this trunk full of their dresses and accessories.

Two French beauties proudly pose by their antique wooden trunks.

This open trunk reveals the French fashion's ample trousseau.

This Tammy doll by Ideal was created as competition for Barbie, and had almost as extensive a wardrobe.

Other members also shared examples of dolls with their trunks.  Elaine Jackson brought a Schoenhut doll with her wooden trunk,

as well as a little wooden  Hitty with her tiny trunk and sea chest.

Nancy Countryman brought examples of carrying cases from her extensive vintage Barbie collection, including this scarce case.  When Barbie is seated inside, she appears to be flying the plane.  The other side features an automobile.