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UFDC 2010 Competitive Exhibits, page 1

The 61st annual convention of the United Federation of Doll Clubs was held in Chicago in July of 2010. At every convention there are competitive exhibits where attendees can enter dolls in both antique and modern categories. In Chicago there were over 200 different classifications and thousands of dolls were entered. Judges who are experts in each category award ribbons based on a points system. The UFDC conventions in general, and the competitive exhibits specifically, provide the best opportunity for collectors to learn about dolls. Here and on the next three pages, are the entries of most interest to vintage collectors. I have tried to show all of the dolls entered in each classification, plus closeups of some of the blue and red ribbon winners. Enjoy!

On this page: Wooden - Bisque - Celluloid
On page two: Cloth - Art Dolls - Composition
On page three: Hard Plastic - Vinyl - Advertising
On page four: Celebrity - Comic Character - Native American - Paper Dolls

Click on a photo to see a larger version.

Wooden
_4all (7K) _4bluered (3K) _4red (2K) 4: Schoenhut doll with carved/molded hair or bonnet, may be child or adult.
The blue ribbon winning doll, owned by Dr. Barbara Stone, has unusual molded and painted teeth.

_5all (8K) _5blue (2K) 5: Schoenhut doll with wig, may be child or adult.
Shirley Butzin's blue ribbon winning doll has appropriate clothing and his original shoes.

_6all (12K) _6blue (3K) 6: Schoenhut baby with wig or painted hair. Must have wooden bent-limb 'nature' body.
Rose Morrill won the blue ribbon in this category for her baby in beautiful condition.

_7all (6K) _7blue (3K) 7: Schoenhut human figure less than 10" such as circus performer, comic strip character, nursery rhyme character, or character from Teddy Roosevelt's Safari series.
An interesting category here. The clown dolls are probably the most commonly seen of this type. The blue ribbon winner from the Safari series belongs to Barbara Close.

Bisque
_201all (6K) _201blue (3K) 201: Nancy Ann Story Book 'Bridesmaid' series, jointed arms and legs.
Just two dolls were entered in this category, but that was enough to award ribbons. Mary Wolande took home the blue for her little brunette in yellow.

_202all (8K) _202blue1 (4K) _202blue2 (2K) _202red (2K) 202: Nancy Ann 'Masquerade' series.
Carolyn Vack's Clown #62 and Robin Hochteil's Gipsy #60 were the blue ribbon winners in this cute grouping.

_203all (7K) _203blue (2K) 203: Nancy Ann 'Powder & Crinoline' series.
The blue ribbon was awarded to Terry Danner's Prince Souci #251 here. Carolyn Vack and Vickie Kriswell both took home red ribbons.

_204all1 (11K) _204all2 (9K) 204: Just Me, marked AM 310. May or may not be marked 'Just Me.'
The sweet little doll owned by Mary Wolande was the blue ribbon doll in this category. The red ribbon winner, owned by Barbara Close, was the largest doll entered and also wonderfully dressed.
_204blue (3K) _204red (3K)

_205all (10K) _205blue (2K) 205: Bye-lo baby, all-bisque.
Susan Rose's 8" doll was both beautifully dressed and had rare sleep eyes.

_206all1 (10K) _206all2 (10K) 206: Bye-lo baby, bisque head, circumference under 14", body of other material.
The blue ribbon went to Julie Blewis for her doll with rare smiling face. His head circumference is 13". The red ribbon doll has a composition body.
_206blue (3K) _206red (3K)

_207all (5K) _207blue (4K) 207: Novelty set marked 'Occupied Japan,' 6" or under.
Mary Groupe won the blue ribbon in this category for her set of a girl doll with two babies to bathe in a tub.

_208all (11K) _208blue1 (2K) _208blue2 (2K) 208: All-bisque after 1920, marked 'Germany.' May or may not have molded clothes.
Patrick Bellamy's flapper girl and Suzanne Swanton's black boy doll both received blue ribbons in this group. The boy doll, made by Hertwig, was originally sold as a boxed set with a matching girl doll.

_209all (2K) 209: Amberg's Baby Peggy, 6" and under.
Tish Lehman's doll had no competition in this category.

Celluloid
_210all (5K) _210blue (2K) 210: Parsons-Jackson, stork mark, 11.5" (29cm) baby.
Carole Correll's baby boy with molded shoes and socks took home the blue ribbon here.

_211all (5K) _211blue (3K) _211blue2 (2K) 211: Parsons-Jackson, stork mark, 14" (36 cm) toddler.
A girl with molded hair, and molded shoes and socks brought Carole Correll another blue ribbon.

_214all (6K) 214: Turtle trademark child, 16" (41cm).
In this category, every doll was disqualified for one reason or another. Some of them were too tall for the category, and some were not made entirely of celluloid.

_215all (12K) _215blue (2K) _215red (2K) _215red2 (2K) 215: All-celluloid with molded clothing.
A very interesting group here. Nancy Harmon's large doll holding her own doll won the blue ribbon. She is marked Japan with a bunny logo.

Copyright 2011 by Zendelle Bouchard.

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