Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great auction this week for vintage doll lovers

Withington Auction has a terrific sale scheduled for Thursday and Friday of this week at the Holiday Inn in Nashua, NH. In Thursday's catalog, they have many wonderful composition dolls, most sold in groups of two or three dolls, as well as some nice Ginnys and Muffies. Pictured below is a Fam-Lee set, a doll with interchangeable heads.

In Friday's auction they have several lots of Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls in their original boxes, sold mostly in lots of 6 dolls, as well as other nice vintage dolls. Of course, there are many fabulous antiques on both days as well, and lots of non-pictured dolls and boxlots of extras. Check out their website if you would like to place an absentee bid - but if you live anywhere in New England, it's worth the drive to Nashua.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Minty Monday: Talking Terri Lee

This rare and wonderful doll is Talking Terri Lee, made by Mar-Fan, Inc. between 1960 and 1962. This was during the period after the Terri Lee Company had gone out of business, when they leased their molds to other companies to produce.

Talking Terri Lee is 16" tall and made of vinyl. She looks very similar to other vintage Terri Lees, but she has an important difference. She has a speaker in her head, into which a record player was plugged through a jack on the back of her head. The dolls, records, and especially the record player are very hard to find today. If you have a Talking Terri Lee doll, you can input any device into the jack with the right size audio plug.

Photos courtesy of Ed Hudson.