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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

DOLLS FROM GERMANY, ITALY, EGYPT, RUSSIA and SWEDEN

 Today I am listing dolls from: GERMANY,  ITALY,  EGYPT,  RUSSIA and SWEDEN.

To see more photos, and information about the dolls, please see the Website, www.worldcostumedolls.com.  Thank you.

Just click onto the "INVENTORY TAB" and put in the Code No. for the doll exactly as you see it below, and the dolls will come up.  (If you just put in the name of the Country, all the dolls I have listed in that country will come up)

GERMANY

Website Id:  (Europe - Germany - 0040, 0040A and 0040B)

ITALY

Website Id:  (Europe - Italy - 0017)

RUSSIA
Website Id:  (Europe - Russia - 001) 

EGYPT
Website Id:  (Africa - Egypt - 008 and 008A)

SWEDEN
Website Id:  (Europe - Sweden - 0026)

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I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  All is well here. Since the pandemic started, I have been very busy catching up with lots of jobs at home, but I have still managed to fit in plenty of walks.  I still have lots of dolls to catalogue before they can go onto my website, and hopefully I will be able to get on with that job soon!

I am desperately running out of space to store more dolls, but somehow, I usually manage to find room for them!

I still have dolls which I can post on here for sale, and hopefully, with the darker evenings coming soon, I will be able to settle down to do it!  Thank you all for your patience!

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A beautiful rainbow we saw at the end of our walk last week.


KEEP SAFE AND WELL!
Carole

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Sunday, 12 September 2021

A DOLL FROM PITCAIRN

This very interesting and lovely doll is on my website, but I thought I would like to feature her here today.

PITCAIRN

Website Id:  (Oceania - Pitcairn Island - 001, 001A and 001B)
NOT FOR SALE

 This beautiful doll is 14" high, and is from the Island of PITCAIRN in the South Pacific. She was hand carved by Reynold Warren, a descendent of Fletcher Christian who led a group of Mutineers on the ship - "The Bounty". Reynold Warren was aged 75 years in 2004. (I purchased the doll from the original buyer in 2005). The doll is hand carved out of light weight wood, with painted features. His wife dressed the doll. The grass skirt is made of dried plants from the island. Her necklace is made of painted seeds.

The weather is not suitable to anchor boats near Pitcairn very often - just a few times a year, so the residents come out to the ships in a long boat, to sell their wares to people on the Cruise Ships.
The maker of the doll is the man in the front row on the boat, wearing a short sleeved light coloured shirt and cap. The lady sitting next to him is Betty Christian.
The lady I purchased the doll from, fortunately asked the maker to sign it for her (but he missed the letter "c" out of Pitcairn).

Website Id: (Oceania - Pitcairn - 001, 001A and 001B)

PITCAIRN ISLAND
Website Id:  (Oceania - Pitcairn - 001, 001A and 001B)


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I hope you are all keeping well. Hopefully everything will be back to normal for us all, soon.


Carole

ENJOY!

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

DOLLS FROM COLOMBIA, AUSTRALIA, JORDAN and GREECE

 Today I am listing dolls from COLOMBIA,  AUSTRALIA, JORDAN and GREECE.

For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com).  Just click onto the INVENTORY TAG at the top of the HOME PAGE, and put in the Website No. for each doll, (exactly as you see it listed here with their photos).  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed for that country, will come up.
(I still have a lot more dolls to list, time permitting!  Where DOES the time go to?)

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COLOMBIA
Website Id:  (America - Colombia - 003 and 003A)

AUSTRALIA 
Website Id:  (Oceania - Australia - 0011)

JORDAN
Website Id:  (Asia - Jordan - 008 and 008A)

GREECE
Website Id:  (Europe - Greece (Peloponnese) - 001 and 001A)


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ALBANIAN COSTUMES
we saw outside a shop in Albania.
2016

Keep safe and well!

Carole

ENJOY!

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Saturday, 31 July 2021

DOLLS FROM NORWAY, SCOTLAND, EL SALVADOR, CHINA and AMERICA (North America)

Today I am listing dolls from NORWAY, SCOTLAND, EL SALVADOR, CHINA and AMERICA (NORTH AMERICA.)
For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com)  Just click onto the INVENTORY TAG at the top of the HOME PAGE, and put in the Website No: for each doll, (exactly as you see it listed here with their photos).  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed for that country, will come up.

NORWAY (Skier)
Website Id:  (Europe - Norway - 004, 004A and 004B)

SCOTLAND
Website Id:  (Europe -Scotland - 0035 and 0035A)

EL SALVADOR
Website Id:  (America - El Salvador - 003 and 003A)

CHINA
Website Id:  (Asia - China - 0019)

AMERICA
Website Id:  (America - North America - 0037 and 0037A)

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BRECON CANAL
(A photo from one of my recent walks)


Keep safe and well!

Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 18 June 2021

DOLLS FROM NORTH AMERICA (ALASKA), CANADA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and LANZAROTE

Today I am listing dolls from AMERICA (Alaska), CANADA, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and LANZAROTE.
For more information about the dolls, and more photos of the dolls, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com)
Just click on the INVENTORY TAB along the top of the HOME page, and put in the Website Id. for the dolls, as shown above the photos of the dolls, here, and the dolls will come up.  (If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed in that country will come up).

ALASKA 
Website Id:  (America - North America (Alaska) - 001 and 001A)

CANADA
Website Id:  (America - Canada - 0014 and 0014A)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 
Website Id:  (Asia - United Arab Emirates - 003 and 003A)

LANZAROTE 
Website Id:  (Europe - Lanzarote - 003)

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I hope you have all been keeping well.  During Lockdown, I have been busy catching up with lots of jobs around the house, but I still have a lot of interesting dolls to catalogue, and put onto my website.  Where does the time go to?  There never seems to be enough hours in the day!  Hopefully I will be able to start catching up again soon!

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The colourful entrance to a house,
seen on one of my recent walks.

SHEEP we saw on one of my recent walks


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Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 14 May 2021

DOLLS FROM ENGLAND, CHINA, AMERICA (NORTH AMERICA) and INDIA

       Today I am listing dolls from ENGLAND, CHINA, AMERICA (NORTH AMERICA), and INDIA.  For more information about the dolls, and more photos, please see the website (www.worldcostumedolls.com), thank you.
Just click onto the INVENTORY Tab at the top of the HOME PAGE and put in the Website Code Number (as shown here on my blog), and the dolls will come up.  You can then click onto the photos to make them larger.  If you just put in the name of the Country, all the dolls I have listed in that country will come up.

For the last few weeks I have been very busy having some work done around my house.  As like other people, I have been spending all my time at home, and catching up with jobs.  My Walking Group has very recently been allowed to start up again.  (I have missed it!)  Hopefully life will start to become normal again soon.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well!

ENGLAND (Pearly Boy)
Website Id:  Europe - England - 0032, 0032A and 0032B)

CHINA (Girl with panda)
Website Id:  (Asia - China - 0018, 0018A and 0018B)

AMERICA (NORTH AMERICA)
Website Id:  (America - North America - 0038)

INDIA (Bridegroom)
Website Id:  (Asia - India - 0016)

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One of my favourite animal photos:  
A photo taken on one of my walks a few years ago.


AREN'T THEY GORGEOUS!

Keep safe and well!

Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 23 April 2021

DOLLS FROM ENGLAND, CHINA, SWEDEN and the PHILIPPINES

Today I am adding dolls from ENGLAND, CHINA, SWEDEN, and the PHILIPPINES.  

For more information about the dolls, please see the website.  Just click onto the INVENTORY Tab at the top of the page, and put in the Code No. for the doll, as shown on the photos below, and the dolls will come up.  If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed in that country will come up.

ENGLAND 
Website Id:  (Europe - England - 0096 and 0096A)

CHINA
Website Id:  (Asia - China - 0015 and 0015A)

SWEDEN
Website Id:  Europe - Sweden - 0025 and 0025A)

PHILIPPINES
Website Id:  (Asia - Philippines - 0010)

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 I still have a lot of dolls waiting to be catalogued before putting them onto my website.  But at this time of the year, there are always so many things to do around the home.  But I will catalogue them as soon as possible.  (Where does the time go to?)

Carole

A photo I took on one of my walks 
a few years ago.
(One of my favourite photos!)


Keep safe and well!


ENJOY!

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Saturday, 13 March 2021

DOLLS FROM JAPAN

Today I am listing four lovely dolls from JAPAN.
To see more photos, and more information about the dolls, please see the website.  
Just click on the INVENTORY TAB on the top of the HOME page, and put in the Website Id. for the doll, as shown with the dolls here.  
If you just put in the name of the country, all the dolls I have listed for that country, will come up.
Thank you.
JAPAN
Website Id:  (Asia - Japan - 0043)

JAPAN
Website Id:  (Asia - Japan - 0044 and 0044A)

JAPAN
Website Id:  (Asia - Japan - 0045 and 0045A)

JAPAN
Website Id:  (Asia - Japan - 0046)

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(Japanese Nesting Dolls)
 
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I hope you are all keeping safe and well.  We are still in Lockdown, here in Wales.  Hopefully this awful situation will be over soon!

Carole.

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Monday, 1 March 2021

HAPPY SAINT DAVID's DAY FROM WALES, U.K.

 HAPPY SAINT DAVID's DAY to all my Welsh friends and followers.

I am putting this post on here rather late in the day, because I have spent quite a time this evening doing some research about this doll. Not a word of what I was told by the Salesman when I bought the doll in the early 1990's is true! Haha. But I still LOVE the doll! It just goes to show that you cannot always believe what a salesman/saleslady tells you. She is a walking doll and is three feet tall. C.1935.

WALES (United Kingdom)


WALES (United Kingdom)


Carole

ENJOY!

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Friday, 19 February 2021

MY BEGIAN LIBERATION DOLL

 MY BELGIAN LIBERATION DOLL

Website Id:  (Europe - Belgium - 004)  


     I thought I would give you all a "nice smile" today, to cheer you up on this dull and dreary Lockdown Day.

     This cheerful young girl is a Liberated Belgian doll, and is 13" high.  She has a bisque (?) head with painted features, and is jointed at the neck and shoulders.  She is stitched at the top of her legs, to enable her to sit.  She was made by "UNICA" just after the Second World War in honour of the Liberation of the German Occupation.  She is C.1945.  There is a similar doll featured in the book:  "European Costumed Dolls" by Polly and Pam Judd, pages  11 and 12.

MARKS: None.  There would have originally been a cloth tag on the bottom of her dress.

 CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:   

 Today it was announced that WALES will still be in Lockdown for another three weeks.  But things are improving slightly.

      I still have dolls waiting to be catalogued, and listed on my website, which I am hoping to do soon, including some very pretty Japanese dolls..

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One of my latest dolls waiting to be catalogued.

JAPAN



Carole
(Keep safe and well!)
ENJOY!

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Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Market Stall - "WORLD COSTUME DOLLS" - Prop. "Dot Comm"

MARKET STALL

 "WORLD COSTUME DOLLS" - Prop. "Dot Comm"  


I love working on these Market Stalls, but I am beginning to run out of space!  Here is my latest Market Stall - "World Costume Dolls - Prop. Dot Comm"

I have just "finished" this one, but I need to look for more "tiny" dolls. They are not easy to find!
The Jordanian lady on the left, who is handing a little Guatemalan doll over to the young girl, is looking after the stall for her friend Dot Comm, (the proprietor), who has gone to the warehouse to buy more dolls.



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Carole
Keep safe and well!
ENJOY!

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Thursday, 28 January 2021

DOLLS FROM SPAIN, WALES and PORTUGAL

DOLLS FROM SPAIN, WALES and PORTUGAL

Today I am listing dolls from SPAIN, WALES, and PORTUGAL.  For more photos, and information about the dolls, please see the website,  (www.worldcostumedolls.com)  Thank you. Just click on the "INVENTORY" Tab along the top of the page, and put in the Code Number for the doll, as shown here with each doll.  If you just put in "SPAIN", all the dolls I have listed in Spain, will come up.

SPAIN Website Id: 

(Europe - Spain - 007 and 007A)

SPAIN
Website Id:
  (Europe - Spain - 0038 and 0038A)

PORTUGAL 
Website Id:
Europe - Portugal - (0015, 0015A and 0015B)

WALES
Website Id:  (Europe - Wales - 0047 and 0047A)

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GERMANY
(One of my older dolls)
Made by Armand Marseille
(NOT ON THE WEBSITE)

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I hope you are all keeping well, and coping with the current situation.  It cannot last forever, so hopefully we can be back to normal soon!

Keep safe and well.

Carole.

ENJOY!

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