Apr 172011
 
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It took awhile for spring to get to us here in Maine, but it’s finally here! In this part of the country, spring and fall are the busy seasons for doll related activities. Doll clubs, doll shows and doll auctions all kick into high gear.

One club that I belong to, the Granite State Doll Club based in Concord, NH, recently held our annual Spring Luncheon. The theme was “Tea Time” and we brought our dolls dressed for the occasion. Our club doll is Denis Bastien’s LeeAnn, but all other dolls are welcome too. This year Queen Anne (a UFDC souvenir doll) attended to invite LeeAnn to the upcoming Royal Wedding.

We hold our luncheons in the function room of a local restaurant and enjoy a good meal with good friends, show off our dolls, win raffle prizes and generally have a great time.

The other club I am a member of, the San-D-over Dollers, recently held its annual doll show in Dover, NH. We rent out the Elks Club and have dealers of all types of dolls from antique to modern. We have a good time, everybody goes home with a new treasure, and our club’s charitable donations get funded for another year.

Toni is our club doll, and this year we had a display of vintage Tonis by Ideal and American Character, and reproduction Tonis by Effanbee/Tonner.

What’s your club been up to? You don’t belong to a doll club? Why not?

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