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For Sale Collector Doll Reference Books, shown on left, searchable, type your keyword to find a resource.  Other reference sources are; Doll Reader magazines, doll articles, old mail order catalogs.

 

Below are some doll reference book cover photos, descriptions, authors names, that may be useful in a keyword search, many of the books are Out of Print and have now become collector items themselves.

 

200 Years of Dolls, Identification and Price Guide, 4th Edition

4th Edition

200 Years of Dolls, 4th edition book by Dawn Herlocher, Identification and Price Guide, excellent reference resource of 275 doll manufacturers antique to moden, many color photos, values, a DVD with 2,000 doll markings included.  Publisher by Krause Publications, 4th edition, 2009, 400 pages, paperback, retails $32.95.

Antique Collector Dolls, by Patricia Smith, 1st series 1975

1st Series book cover

Antique Collector Dolls to Modern Collector Dolls books by Patricia R. Smith, about fifteen books in both series, Ms. Smith is probably the most prolific doll book author, also books on Madame Alexander, Effanbee, French dolls, Vogue Ginny, Shirley Temple and more, photos, descriptions of the dolls, companies that made them.  Publisher?, various copyright dates beginning 1975, number of pages vary, Retail $??. All books are out of Print.

Arranbee Dolls book

Arranbee Dolls, Identification & Value Guide book by Suzanne L. DeMillar and Dennis J. Brevik, R & B Dolls that sell on Sight, 650 color photos, descriptions, value guide.  Publisher Collector Books, copyright 2003, paperback, 224 pages, Retail $24.95.  Out of Print??.

Barbie Closet book by Patricia Long, price guide for Barbie & Friends, Clothes Fashions, Accessories; 1959-1970, more than 750 full color photo's, pricing for 4,000 accessories, what's unique to this book is that each item is individually priced instead of as a complete outfit.  Publisher Krause Publications, copyright 1999,  350 pages, hardcover, Retails $34.95.  Out of Print.

Volume I 1959-1967

Barbie Fashion book, Volume I 1959-1967, by Sarah Sink Eames, the complete history of the wardrobes of Barbie doll her friends and her family with values, 251pages. Retails, $24.95, Publisher Collector Books, hardcover, Copyright 1990-1999.

Volume II 1968-1974

Barbie Fashion book, Volume II, 1968-1974, by Sarah Sink Eames, the complete history of the wardrobes of Barbie doll her friends and her family with values, 327 pages. Retails, $24.95, Publisher Collector Books, hardcover, Copyright 1990-1999. 

Volume III 1975-1979

Barbie Fashion book, Volume III, 1975-1979, by Sarah Sink Eames, the Complete History of the Wardrobes of Barbie Doll, her Friends, and her family with values, 208 pages, 600 color photos; Fashions are Best Buy, Fashion Originals, Superstar, Get-Ups 'N Go, and International Issues.  Available November 2003.  Retails $29.95, Publisher Collectors Books, hardcover, Copyright 2003. Now available.

Barbie in Japan book by Keiko Kimura Shibano, all about Barbie and Francie 1960s fashions comparing the Japanese versions to the US produced outfits, 144 pages, hardcover.  Retails, $25.95. Publisher Hobby House Press or Murat Caviale Inc., copyright 1994.  Out of Print.

Francie by Joe Blitman

Francie & Her Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World of Fashion book by Joe Blitman, Francie doll fashions, price guide, 1967-1972.  Published by Hobby House Press, copyright 1996, 160 pages, paperback, Retails $19.95.  Out of Print.

 

Barbie & Her Mod, Mod, Mod, Mod World of Fashion book by Joe Blitman, Barbie doll fashions, gift sets 1967-1972, Published by Hobby House Press, copyright 1996, 240 pages, paperback,  Retails $26.95.  Out of Print. (photo not shown)

1st Edition 1998

Skipper, Barbie Doll's Little Sister book by Scott Arend, Karla Holzerland, Trina Kent, Identification and Value Guide 1964-1978, 1st Edition, Barbie dolls little sister Skipper, also featuring 1967-1980 Tutti and Todd their tiny twin younger siblings. 226 pages, paperback.  Retails, $19.95.  Publisher Collector Books, copyright 1998. Out of Print. 

Skipper Barbie's little Sister 2010

2nd Edition 2010

Skipper, Barbie Doll's Little Sister book by Scott Arend, Karla Hemingway, Trina Cottingham, 2nd edition 2010, new updated book, includes 16 extra pages not in 1st book 1964-1978 Skipper and 1967-1980 Todd and Tutti.  Publisher Collector Books, 242 pages, copyright 2010, paperback, Retails $24.95.

16th Blue Book of Doll Values

Blue Book of Dolls and Values, by Jan Foulke, doll values from Antique to Modern, plus photos and descriptions.  Publisher Hobby House Press, paperback, copyright 2003, 356 pages, Retails $29.95.  Ms. Foulke has authored other books, China Doll Collecting, copyright 1996, paperback, 95 pages,  Retail $9.95.  Doll Buying and Selling, German Dolly Collecting books.

Volume I

Collectors Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950 book Volume I, by Ursula R. Mertz, Identification and values, 256 pages with 850 color prints identifying composition dolls from this era, hardcover.  1st issue 1999, reissued 2006, Retail $29.95.

Volume II

Collectors Encyclopedia of American Composition Dolls 1900-1950 book Volume II, by Ursula R. Mertz, Identification and values, 397 pages, filled full of color prints identifying composition dolls from this era, hardcover and a companion book to volume I.  Copyright 2004, Retail $29.95.

Collect Encyclopedia of Dolls, Vol. I Coleman

Volume I

Collectors Encyclopedia of Dolls book Volume I (2,000 dolls), by Dorothy, Elizabeth and Evelyn Coleman, 1st edition, featuring 697 pages.  Identification, markings, a huge and valuable resource for Antique dolls.  Copyright 1968, hardcover, out of print.

Collect Encyclopedia of Dolls, Vol. II Coleman

Volume II

Collectors Encyclopedia of Dolls book Volume II (3,000 dolls), by Dorothy, Elizabeth and Evelyn Coleman, 1st edition, featuring 1,266 pages.  Identification, markings, a huge and valuable resource for Antique dolls and a companion book to volume I.  Copyright 1986, hardcover, out of print.

Collector's Encyclopedia of Half Dolls, by Frieda Marion & Norma Werner, 1979

Collector's Encyclopedia of Half Dolls book, by Frieda Marion & Norma Werner, 1979, Published by Crown Publishers, features 608 pages of information about half dolls by Dressel & Kister, Goebel, Karl Schneider and others, with black and white photos and some in color.  Copyright 1979, Hardcover, out of print, Retails ??

Collectors Guide to Ideal Dolls book by Judith Izen, 1907-1985 2nd Edition, featuring 350 pages, 750 photo's, Identification and values guide for Ideal Dolls, paperback.  Retails, $24.95.  Also the author of American Character and Vogue Dolls.

Dolls 1960s-1970s Sabulis

Volume I

Collectors Guide to Dolls of the 1960s-1970s book by Cindy Sabulis, Identification and values, featuring; Chatty Cathy, Patti Playpal, Thumbelina, Krissy, Tressy, Liddle Kiddles, Ideal's Crissy & Harmony, Mattel Rockflowers, Topper's Dawn, World of Love Dolls. 600 photo's, 50 original catalog pages, 280 pages, paperback. Retails. $24.95.  Volume II is now available, Nov. 2004.

Cloth Dolls 1920s-1930s book by Polly Judd, Identification and Price Guide, Published by Hobby House Press, copyright 1990, paperback, 256 pages, copyright 1990, Retails $12.95.  Also the author of Hard Plastic Dolls Volume I and II.

Doll Makers & Marks, by Dawn Herlocher 1999

Doll Makers & Marks book by Dawn Herlocher, Antique Traders guide to doll Identification and markings, tons of manufacturer's company profiles, doll mold marks, lists of doll sizes and names and much much more, a huge resource for collectors.  Published by Krause Publications, copyright 1999, paperback, 398 pages, retails $29.95.

 

The dolls of Jules Nicholas Steiner by Dorothy McGonagle

Dolls of Jules Nicholas Steiner book by Dorothy A. McGonagle, History, identification, many (80) color, black and white photos, 240 pages, Publisher Hobby House Press, Inc., copyright 1988, 2nd printing 1996, hardcover.  In print.

Encyclopedia of Celebrity Dolls book by John Axe, more than 1,500 dolls identified, 1,069 photos, 750 biographies, 412 pages.  Retails $29.95, published by Hobby House press, hardcover, copyright 1983.  Out of Print.

Nancy Ann Storybook doll book by Elaine Pardee, 2009

Volume II

Encyclopedia of Bisque Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls Volume I; Identification & Value Guide by Pardee, covers 1936-1947, cover not shown, 368 pages, 1,500 color photos, published by Collector books, copyright 2003, paperback.  Retails $??.  In Print.

 

Encyclopedia of Nancy Ann Storybook Doll book Volume II; Identification & Values Guide by Elaine M. Pardee, cover shown, 400 pages, color photos, published by Collector Books, copyright 2009, paperback.  Retails $??.  In Print 

German Doll Encyclopedia 1800-1939 Cieslik

German Doll Encyclopedia 1800-1939 book by Jürgen and Marianne Cieslik, all about identifying German dolls, dates, marks, facts, 356 pages, published by Hobby House Press, copyright 1985, hardcover.  Retails $49.95  Out of Print.

German Doll marks (Antique) Cieslik 2001

2nd Edition

German Doll Marks and Identification book by Jürgen and Marianne Cieslik, 183 pages of antique German doll marks,  published by Hobby House Press, copyright 1st edition 1986 or 2nd edition 2001, paperback.  Retails $??.  Out of Print.

Hard Plastic Dolls Volume I, Identification & Price Guide book, 2nd Revised edition by Pam & Polly Judd,
Hard Plastic Dolls Volume II, Identification & Price Guide by Pam & Polly Judd, book Hard Plastic Dolls Volume II, Identification & Price Guide book by Pam & Polly Judd,

Horsman Dolls 1865-1950 Jensen

1865-1950

Horsman Dolls 1865-1950 book, by Don Jensen, Identification guide, hardcover, 200 pages, many photos and descriptions, copyright 2002.  Retail $ 28.95.

Horsman Dolls 1950-1990s Jensen

1950-1990s

Horsman Dolls 1950-1990s book by Don Jensen, 1950-1990s, Identification & value guide, hardcover, 240 pages, many color photos and descriptions, copyright 2007.  Retail $ 29.95.

Liddle Kiddles & Accessories by Tamela Storm 1986

Liddle Kiddle Dolls and Accessories book by Tamela Storm, Debra Van Dyke, 175 pages, Publisher Collector Books, copyright 1986, paperback.  Out of print.

Liddle Kiddles 1965-1974 Langford

Liddle Kiddles book by Paris Langford, also; Dolly Darling, Flatsy, Upsy Downsy, Totsy Dolls 1965-1971 Identification and Value Guide, Publisher Collector Books, paperback, 237 pages copyright 1995, retailed $18.95.  Out of Print.

Modern Collectible Dolls Volume I; Identification & Value Guide by Patsy Moyer book

Modern Collectible Dolls Volume I; Identification & Value Guide book by Patsy Moyer, several different book volumes beginning in 1997, published annually on various modern dolls. number of pages vary per book, Published by Collector Books, hardcover.  In print.

Ultimate Doll Book by Caroliine Goodfellow 2001

Ultimate Doll Book by Caroline Goodfellow, 400 dolls from the wooden peg dolls of the 18th century, adorable 19th century bisque babies and 20th century cloth cartoon characters, to ethnic and fashion dolls from Pierotti to Barbie.  Published by Metro Books, copyright 2001, 160 pages, hardcover, retails, $24.95. Out of Print.

 

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