Madame Alexander Dolls: 3rd Collector's Price Guide

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9780875885605: Madame Alexander Dolls: 3rd Collector's Price Guide

The definitive Alexander identification and price guide! Glenn Mandeville updates his ever-popular guide on Madame Alexander dolls. Over 2,000 listings and prices of dolls made from the early 1920s through 1999. Featuring One-of-a-Kind and Special dolls, too. Identification tips and features of the Alexander Doll Faces plus other great tips for collectors. A must-have for every Madame Alexander doll collector!

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For more than three quarters of a century, the name "Madame Alexander" has been synonymous with art, craftsmanship, and an uncanny attetntion to the smallest detail. Madame Alexander was not just a legend, she and her talents became the standard by which all other American-made dolls were compared. Madame's creations were designed for generations of children and collectors. Legions of celebrities, film stars, royalty and prominent figures of art and literature have been immortalized through her keen eye and appreciation of beauty. Today, The Alexander Doll Company continues to be a leader in collectible doll artistry and design. The regular line introduced at Toy Fair each year introduces elegant and numerous store specials. The middle of the year releases help delight the dedicated collector all year long. This third edition features more that 1,000 new listings with up-to-the-minute values on all your favorites. Also included are Qalt Disney World auction pieces, every store special ever made, as well as convention dolls manufactured in very limited pieces. Listings of current collector prices will enable the collector and dealer of Madame Alexander dolls to buy and sell with confidence some of the most outstanding creations of this century! Collecting Madame Alexander Dolls is just like the company motto says... "A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever!"

About the Author:

Bordentown, New Jersey based collector-dealer-author A. Glenn Mandeville is no stranger to the doll world. "I have always been attracted to perfect miniature things," says Glenn.

As a teenager, this love translated into model trains and later to dolls.

"The same elements exist in dolls and trains...The flawless miniaturization of life," is often quoted by the author.

In the mid-1980s Glenn began writing doll articles and books for Hobby House Press, Inc. At the time, he was the head of the foreign language department for a local school system. During the summer, he would prowl the flea markets for rare doll finds. This hobby soon became a full-time business. serving as Regional Director for United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc. and as the first Chairman of Judges, Modern Division, Glenn has left an indelible mark on the collector's world.

More books followed on collectible dolls and Glenn became a frequent guest on the talk show circuit including CBS's "Regis & Kathie Lee," CNBC's "Smart Money," NBC's "Eddie Huggins," and the RKO Radio network.

Glenn's personal appearances at leading doll shops and collector's gatherings led him to the Presidency of the Madame Alexander Doll Club for 1992.

"I can honestly say I was overwhelmed," says Glenn, when referring to the Madame Alexander Doll Club. "Collectors are really eager to learn the most that they can about their hobby."

It was the collector outreach that led Glenn to compile the first Madame Alexander Dolls Value Guide and to continue with a second and third edition.

"Shared knowledge is my goal," quotes Glenn, and as collector's agree, this book has it all!

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