Baby-Boomer Dolls: Plastic Playthings of the 1950's and 1960's - A Reference and Price Guide
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Plastic Playthings of the 1950's and 1960's - A Reference and Price Guide

By Michele Karl

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Format: Paperback, 160 pages, 2nd Rev Edition
Other Information: colour photos
Published In: United States, 08 September 2003
The book features the latest secondary-market prices for over 500 dolls and includes 400+ colour photographs. The author provides background information on all of the important companies of the baby-boomer era, from well-known films like Mattel, Ideal and Madame Alexander to smaller, lesser-known producers. The cast of characters includes legendary dolls such as Barbie, Ginny, Tammy and Miss Revlon as well as film and television-based favourites like Shirley Temple, Patty Duke, The Flying Nun and Pebbles and Bam-Bam.
EAN: 9780942620719
ISBN: 0942620712
Publisher: Portfolio Press,U.S.
Dimensions: 26.62 x 22.86 x 0.91 centimeters (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years

About the Author

Michele Karl experiences withdrawal symptoms if she skips a garage sale. She is an avid collector of dolls, children's books, costume jewelry, Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, and vintage valentines. Her articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including Ebay Magazine and Mary Beth's Bean Bag World. In addition to writing and collecting, Ms. Karl enjoys flying with her husband in their twin-engine Cessna 310. They currently reside in Seymour, Tennessee, with their two children, Mathew and Angela, who have already started their own collections of Pez dispensers, magic wands, and Beanie Babies.


"...a celebration of the dolls of the 1950s and 1960s..." - Galatea, No. 75, Winter 2004/2005.

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Elizabeth Beglin on
An excellent reference picture book for this era of doll. American published but very helpful in identifying many dolls on the market and giving average prices. could be more detailed in the identification markings but that is its only fault I can see.

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