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, March 20, 2016

March 7, 2016, Meeting

In honor of the upcoming Saint Patrick's Day, green was the theme of the refreshments table.

Sharon Weintraub did a program on the tiny bisque dolls dressed in intricate crocheted costumes, most attributed to the German companies of Carl Horn Nachf and Hertwig and Company.  This diminutive dolls are 1.5 to 1.75 inches tall.

To display these miniature marvels, Sharon uses Riker mount display cases, typically used to display butterflies and other insect specimens.  The cases come with glass fronts and can be purchased with hooks on the back, so that they can be hung in a wall.

Horn dolls in their original boxes, next to crocheted animals by this company.    A very unusual Puss in Boots is in the upper left corner. 

The animals were created by covering little bisque dolls with crochet. 

Other members brought dolls for show and tell.

Rebecca Richards  shared these petite cuties by Hertwig.  The molded booties with white pom-poms are typical for this company.

Johnsie Bryan brought these more modern miniatures, including a itty-bitty Barbie and a tiny version of a Barbie house.

Catherine Wright displayed a collection of diminutive German dolls.  Some are all bisque, while others have composition bodies.