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Teddy Bears, Dolls, Dollhouses and Dollhouse Miniatures

Teddy Bears Are Cradle To Grave Toys

Bears and Teddy Bears are often called "cradle to grave" toys. Mom's and Dad's often purchase Teddy Bears as crib toys for new born babies. Young men buy Bears for there wife or girlfriend as a token of their affection. Young children that are sick are often consoled with Bear Dolls. Every stuffed Bear seems unique and often the charm is in the faces of the Bears themselves.

Our selection of Bears is very large and includes the popular Boyds Bears, Build-a-Bear, Care Bears, Vermont Teddy Bears, Teddy Ruxpin, Steiff and Giant Teddy Bears. Be sure to check out our Bear Making Supplies.

antique Bear
Why Do We Collect Vintage Teddy Bears

Nineteenth century Teddy Bears that were common in the nursery are very collectible today. When it comes to antiques we believe that you don't find them they find you. The same thing applies to collecting vintage Teddy Bears.

One tip is to buy the book before you buy the vintage Bear or start by reading this article about the first Teddy Bear built in the U.S. Then shop for that rare Teddy Bear here at Lunch Time Shopper.

Our selection of Antique Bears or vintage Teddy Bears is very large and includes Hermann, Ideal, Gund, Gebruder Bing, Schuco, Steiff and Raikes.

Modern Collectible Dolls

A modern doll is a term that is applied to any doll made after World War II. Two types of Dolls that were made after 1945 and collector's favorite are hard plastic or vinyl and contemporary porcelain. Collectors are attracted to doll because most had one when they were children and not as an investment.

Prices for modern dolls can run up to several hundred dollars if not damaged, redressed or underdressed. Our selection of contemporary dolls include American Girl, Barbie, Madame Alexander, Tonner and Monster High. Be sure to check out our Collectors Guides & Books.

Antique Doll
Antique Collectible Dolls

Dolls have been made since ancient times of clay, cloth, metal, paper mache, wood and porcelain. For many serious doll collectors only vintage dolls or antique collectible dolls will do. Antique or vintage are dolls made before World War II. These dolls can be rare and expensive. Various factors can influence the value of antique dolls.

A doll in mint condition with original clothes and original trunk containing additional dresses and accessories can increase the value of your antique doll or vintage doll. Value is also based on cuteness, condition, sensitivity of painted expressions. Early popular dolls were produced artists and sculptors first in France then Germany.

Dolls House
A Beginners Guide to Buying a Dolls House

The first thing you will need to decide is weather or not to buy a dolls house kit or a ready built dolls house. Building a dolls house can be a lot of fun or can be your worst nightmare. With a kit you will need some skills and a few common tools.

You will need to think about the style of the dolls house. The most popular styles are Georgian and Victorian. Also decide weather you want access the inside from the front or rear.

Antique Doll House
Buying Antique Dolls House

Most antique Dollhouses were make of lithographed paper on wood. Look for well made dolls houses that were crafted in various styles such as Arts & Crafts, Georgian, Victorian among many others. Price is determined by origin, condition and attention to detail. Expect to pay a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars for a antique dollhouse.

Antique dollhouse manufacturers included Bliss, Gottschalk, McLoughlin and Schoenhut.

Doll House Miniatures
Doll House Miniatures

Doll House Miniatures are a toy made in miniature. Children are fond of Doll House Miniatures but collecting and crafting them is also a hobby for many adults. Dollhouses and Doll House Miniatures are mostly in 1:18 scale, while 1:12 scale is common for Doll House Miniatures made for adult collectors.

Categories in Dollhouse Miniatures include Houses, Miniatures, Collectors Guides & Books and Other Dollhouse Miniatures.

Paper Dolls
Paper Dolls

Paper Dolls are inexpensive children's toys or figures cut out of thin cardboard with separate clothes. They have been around as long as there has been paper. The paper clothes are held onto cardboard dolls by folding tabs.

Paper dolls fist appeared as advertising and in magazines and newspapers. They usually cover a variety of subjects and time periods. They have become highly sought after by collectors, especially as vintage paper dolls.

The biggest American producer of vintage paper dolls was McLoughlin Brothers. They was founded in early 1800s and sold to Milton Bradley in the 1920s. Book publishing companies that produced paper dolls or cut-outs were Lowe, Whitman, Saalfield and Merrill.

Popular Items In Dolls and Bears At Lunch Time Shopper

My Scene Dolls
My Scene Dolls

My Scene Dolls is a series of fashion dolls created by Mattel in 2002 in an effort to ensure that children today remain interested in Barbie and update the image of Barbie. They were also made to compete with the Bratz dolls. My Scene Dolls included Barbie and her friends Kennedy, Madison, Nia, Chelsea, Nolee, Delancey and Kenzie.

Male dolls in the line include Bryant, Hudson, River, Ellis and Sutton.

Ginny Dolls
Ginny Dolls

Ginny Dolls are produced by The Vogue Doll Corporation. In 1922 at the age of 32, Jennie Adler Graves established the Vogue Doll Shoppe in her home in Somerville, Massachusetts. The most popular of all the Vogue dolls is Ginny. At first, she bought bisque dolls from Armand Marseille, a manufacturer in Germany, and sewed intricate outfits for them. By 1930 Jennie became the leader in the doll industry.

By the start of World War II she produced her own dolls with new materials such as plastic. In 1951, the Vogue Doll Co. created the popular Ginny in hard plastic with sleepy eyes, painted eye lashes and Nuutex hair that could be washed combed and styled. Both vintage and new Ginny dolls can be found at Lunch Time Shopper.

Boyds Bears
Boyds Bears

Boyds Bears are produced by Enesco an American company specializing in the sales and distribution of giftware. Enesco is famous for making cuddly plush teddy bears for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. Boyds Bears are named for the city in Maryland where the company was launched in 1979. G.M. Lowenthal and his wife started Enesco and Boyds Bears.

In 1984, G.M. Lowenthal designed his first jointed teddy bear in honor of his son, Matthew. Boyds Bears are very durable and make a perfect gift.

Skipper Dolls
Skipper Dolls

Over the years Barbie's family has grown by leaps and bounds. In 1964 Barbie's sister, Skipper was created. Skipper Dolls have gone through a lot of changes over the years and yet they remain very popular today. Collectors seek Skipper out because she is the original sister to Barbie.

Over time Skipper Dolls have changed from red hair to blonde and ever brunette plus several fashion pahses. In addition there were many different versions of Skipper including Twist and Turn, Malibu, Skipper on Wheels, and Living Skipper.

Today, Skipper Dolls are offered as a vintage reproduction and also had a limited edition doll in 1994 to commemorate her 30th birthday.

Lunch Time Shopper is the best place to shop for Dolls & Bears. You'll find a wide variety of dolls, both play and collectible plus all the popular Bears on the market today. We have a huge selection of antique dolls and artist dolls, including all known contemporary and vintage Barbies. Some of the top doll brands that are available here at Lunch Time Shopper include Barbie, Tonner, Ginny, American Girl, Cabbage Patch, Strawberry Shortcake and Kish. Our selection of bears is also very large and includes Vermont Teddy Bears, Gund, Steiff, Care Bears and Cherished Teddies.

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