I have been slowly adding more pictures and descriptions to the Vogue page on the website. This company has an interesting history and I am enjoying getting more familiar with their dolls. I don’t remember ever having a Vogue doll as a child, although the company was located just a few miles from where I grew up in Boston. Here is a picture of Lil Imp, part of the Brikette line, from a Vogue ad. Both dolls were marketed as Ginny’s impish cousins. I love those glasses, don’t you?
Spent most of today doing fall cleaning on the website (see yesterday’s post) and decided to celebrate by adding some new photos to the Vogue page. Some of them are composition dolls that are rarely seen. Take a look and let me know what you think.
Here’s a really cool 1959 Brikette ad, probably from Playthings magazine, a toy industry publication.
The first Withington doll auction of the year is coming up in just a few weeks. It’s scheduled for Thursday and Friday, April 7 & 8 at the Holiday Inn in Nashua, NH. There will also be dealers selling out of their hotel rooms on Wednesday afternoon for a little pre-auction shopping fun.
While the auction will be weighted toward antique dolls as usual, there are a number of nice items on both days for the vintage collector, including Vogue Ginnys, Alexander hard plastic dolls, a lovely Effanbee historical replica, some Lencis and more. The boxlots at the end of the day always have some interesting finds. Here are a few of the dolls in the catalog: (Photos courtesy of Withington Auction, Inc.)