Hardcover: 142 pages
Publisher: Hobby House Pr Inc (April 1, 1990)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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This book is a walk down memory lane for the Baby Boomer generation. I can't tell you the fun I had doing the research! Here presented in color are the dolls that were cherished from 1946-1964, often considered the Golden Age of collectible dolls. If you like vintage dolls and those who loved them, then this is the book for you! A. Glenn Mandeville
Addressed to the Baby Boomer generation--yes that's me--with absolutely beautiful photography. The great photos are the strength of the book. A nice slant from one Baby Boomer to another, it reads like a story. However, if one is looking for information on any dolls other than the most popular of the day, then you won't find it here. My copy of this book does not include a Price Guide either, as suggested in the photo here. No mention of prices anywhere in the book--for buyers or sellers.
Photos are great, but the book is short on information. The most popular dolls are there, but I was really interested in the clothing of the period, which there was not much of. The book left me short in teaching my students and antiquechild.com a full picture of the Baby Boomer dolls.
Great photos for anyone liking vintage dolls of this era....but don't rely on the price guide (go instead by 'real' prices sold on Ebay or similar websites) and don't expect lots of information.
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