Gloria Winer's website on
dollmaking, with lots of info
and articles on dollmaking of all
types: cloth, paper clay,
polymer, patterns for sale, and a
gallery of Gloria's cloth dolls.
MotherXmas Boudoir Doll Salon
Member Pat Brill's website on Art Deco boudoir dolls, with lots
of gorgeous images, scrapbook-style (according to Pat, "the
inspiration for the website came from doing the club scrap
book"!) , photos of Pat's and other collectors' dolls and articles
on the history of these beauties.
Krystyna Goddu's website
offers books, DVD's and
VHS tapes for sale on doll
collecting, dollmaking and more.
Robert Tonner Doll Company
Robert Tonner's website offers all his
as well as News, Exclusives and an
Robert Tonner's sister website
features Effanbee dolls,
News, Exclusives and an Archive.
UFDC - United
Federation of Doll Clubs
parent organization's website has info on
worldwide, history, forum, doll
album, a calendar of shows
and events, contact info for
Regional Directors, a shop, free
patterns, seminars, info on the
annual convention and more.
Jennifer Sue Dolls
Former member, Shuang Huang's website offers her unique 11.5 inch fashion doll, Jennifer Sue, as well as clothing and
accessories designed by Shuang for 11.5 and 16 inch fashion
dolls. She covers doll events and has a fashion and travel
blog as well.
National Institute of American Doll Artists
of our members belong to this organization which is
dedicated to the art of the doll
and one-of-a-kind doll artists.
website has contact info on members located worldwide,
history, articles, annual convention and more. Some of our
members who have been active in
NIADA have included:
Robert Tonner and Bob McKinley as artists and Barbara
Steiker as patron.
Tom Tierney Paper
Guest Speaker at our 70th Anniversary Luncheon,
Tom's paper dolls are legendary. Attendees
received a hand
signed paper doll book produced by Tom and his niece Kathy
entitled, "Shirley Temple, Hollywood's
Little Prima Donna".
To learn more about his illustrious career, visit his
American Girl Place
Former Member and 2007-2010 President
worked here! This New York City destination has three
floors of shopping
fun for fans of 18" American Girl dolls
and friends as well as
a cafe. To see their latest offerings,
website , or stop by in person.
New York City favorite that's been in New York since
1870 and is the oldest toy store in the
U.S.! With loads of toys
and dolls and a cafe, there's something for
everyone. To see
their latest offerings or for more info,
visit their website .
what this legendary doll company that's located right
here in New York City has to offer on their
website from their
latest product lines to current News and a
handy calendar of
events and other info. Their showroom is
chock full of dolls and
includes a doll museum for visitors to
you love anime, cartoon characters, old robots, Blythe and
Goth dolls, this store located in New York
City is for you! It is
small, but packed to the brim with Asian
toys that span from
cute to ugly. For more info and to see what
they offer, visit
(12 issues per year). Articles on vintage and antique
dolls with lots of pictures of these
beauties from articles and
dealer ads . Visit their
Art Doll Quarterly
Member Gloria Winer's works have been featured
in this high end magazine about art dolls
in all media from
Stampington & Company. To learn more, visit
Fairly new publication from Jones Publishing, Inc.
on all things Barbie. This magazine replaced Barbie Bazaar Magazine in 2007. Unfortunately Barbie Collector has met the fate of other doll magazines and folded with its fourth and last issue, Spring 2008.
(6 issues per year). Modern contemporary dolls of
all kinds and related events are covered,
including artist dolls
from Scott Publications. For more info,
visit their website .
Doll Castle News
(6 issues per year). Homespun feel maintains the
the origins of this family magazine with
B&W articles on doll
collecting, crafts, history, shows, recipes and more.
Promotional subscription is available
through our doll club.
website to learn more.
Doll Crafter &
(12 issues per year). How-to's for doll makers and
costumers. The former Doll Crafter magazine
combined with the former Doll Costuming
magazine by Jones
Publishing, Inc. This is another Jones publication which ended its run with the October 2010 issue.
Doll News - UFDC,
United Federation of Doll Clubs
The official magazine that is received with
membership in our club covers antique and
club programs, shows and special events,
collecting, preserving and more! Visit
their website .
issues per year. One of the longest standing doll
publications, Doll Reader is currently
published by Madavor
Media and covers dolls of all kinds:
antique, vintage and
modern, as well as events, auctions,
collecting, history, latest
products, collecting tips and more. Visit
issues per year. Member Krystyna Goddu is a former editor
and continues to write articles for this
magazine that focuses on collecting modern,
vintage dolls, doll events, auctions, and
industry news. For
more info, visit their
FDQ - Fashion Doll
Owner Pat Henry teaches where our club met for over 20 years, at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology).
Focus is on contemporary and vintage
fashion dolls with
articles on history, collecting, events and
Visit their website .
(6 issues per year). Focuses on fashion dolls and
BJD's with articles on history, collecting,
events, new products
and how-to's. The former Barbie Bazaar
magazine has been
incorporated into this publication. Our
January 2008 Guest
Michael Williams, is a photojournalist for Haute Doll.
Their cover almost always features a magazine
or outfit. The original Haute Doll Magazine's last official publication was the July/August 2010 issue before Doll Reader Magazine took it over. It has now been combined with Doll Reader. For more info, visit the Doll Reader
International Doll Artist
Quarterly. The Premiere Issue Spring 2011 was launched in April of the same year. The publication is created by doll artists for doll artists with doll collectors in mind to promote the passion and common bond in an effort to unite all doll enthusiasts around the world. Karen Martinez, the Publisher and Joyce Murch, the Editor are UFDC Members and teach classes in porcelain doll artistry and reproduction. Joyce also teaches porcelain doll restoration. Althought the focus appears to be on Antique repros, contemporary original doll art in other media seem to be featured as well. Visit their website .
Bi-monthly (6 issues per year). This Canadian publication covers OOAK sculpts, Reborns and BJD dolls, including Tutorials and Special Edition issues and Books. Their premiere issue was April 2008. Visit their website .
Paper Doll Studio -
OPDAG, Original Paper Doll Artists Guild
Focuses on paper dolls with contemporary artwork
and inspirations from the past by members
of OPDAG for
collectors and artists. Subscription is
included with yearly
membership to OPDAG or available separately. For more info,
visit their website .
Soft Dolls & Animals
(6 issues per year). Cloth doll and animal making
how-to's from Scott Publications. For
more info, visit their
Vogue Doll Company
business since 1922, Ginny continues to appeal. Our 70th
Anniversary Souvenir doll was a "Little
Miss 1930's" Ginny.
To learn more about this company's history
Museum of the City of New York
A museum on 103rd Street and 5th Avenue dedicated to
exploring and celebrating New York City's past, present and
future. Their toy collection consists of over 10,000 pieces
enjoyed by New Yorkers since Colonial days. A selection is
on display permanently. For more info, visit their website .
Links...Recent Charities We've Supported
AHRC - Association
to Help Retarded Children
in NYC, we have employed their members to assist
with stuffing Goody Bags for our 70th
and support the services they provide for
children. To learn more, visit their
Starlight Children's Foundation - NY, NJ, CT
main recipient of our 70th Anniversary Luncheon, this
national organization has a local NYC
branch through which
our club was able to provide a Fun Cart for
Mt. Sinai Hospital
to keep children entertained while
stays and procedures. Our 2007 Holiday
Party auctions will
benefit Starlight. To learn more, visit
their website .
Women In Need
women in shelters and their children, it has become a
tradition for our club to collect unwrapped
toys at our annual
Holiday Party in December to give to needy
children in NYC.
To learn more, visit their
Links...Other Doll Clubs & Organizations
UFDC, United Federation of Doll Clubs
Parent organization under which our doll club is organized.
Visit www.ufdc.org .
VAMP Doll Club
For fans of fashion dolls, primarily 11.5 inch (Barbie, Fashion
Royalty). Used to meet monthly on a Monday night as per
2008 schedule at St. Vincent's Cafeteria in NYC on the 1st Floor (this long-lived hospital is being converted into private housing). They now meet mostly on 23rd Street in midtown Manhattan. To learn more, visit their website.
We support UFDC's Credo... "Preserving
Yesterday and Today for Tomorrow "
Our Vision is to be
the primary source for information and service for doll lovers everywhere;
to preserve the past for the future.
Our Belief is that we must offer encouragement
for all aspects of doll related collecting and creativity. We believe in an
organization of lasting merit.
Our Purpose is to become foremost in research,
conservation, education, collecting and appreciation of all types of dolls.
Our Mission is to expand our services of
education, research and enjoyment.
EDUCATION • RESEARCH • ENJOYMENT
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