Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Portfolio Press (NY); 1st edition (June 14, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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The colored pictures in this guide are beautiful and extremely helpful in identifying some Annalee dolls, however, with many of the dolls having similar names, and the dates on the tags not being when they were actually introduced, there are many dolls that you are not able to identify correctly. The original price guide, written by the Thorndike family, was very helpful because it gave very explicit descriptions of the dolls, making it very easy to identify specific characteristics of dolls with similar names. This guide stops early in 2001. A newer, more user friendly book needs to be published, but until then, this one will help somewhat with doll identification.
I agree with some of the other reviewers...it's very hard to find a doll's info you want to check. Been collecting Annalee since 1982 and was interested in reviewing some of the dolls but couldn't find them. Returned book. Hope Sue Coffey will publish an easier catalog of all the wonderful Annalee dolls made in Meredith, NH.
A very comprehensive book on Annalee Dolls, though it was a bit out of date. I was helpful to me in finding the dates on some of my older dolls and gave a good overview of the various styles of dolls that you sometimes find in flea markets and thrift stores. I also found several doll styles that I will be watching for whenever I go to yard sales, etc. If you are a beginning collector, this book will give good insight on the development of the styles and the different faces. It was worth the cost and I will keep it in my library.
Nice pictures, wish they would have pictures for all of the dolls it is hard to match the name with the description. Overall a very nice book
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