Luba Sokolina and Luel Restoration Studio restore Camel and Rider for Lighner Museum in St. Augustine, FL

Children Adopt Camel in Memory of Mother, Long-Time Museum Volunteer Major museum piece now resides in the Dressing Downton™ Exhibition’s Egyptian Room Written by Angela deGregory, Lightner Museum Curatorial Assistant Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, Florida:  “Adopt an Artifact”, a giving program ..

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Doll Guide

According to Antique Doll Collector magazine there are more than 300 million dolls in the U.S. alone, most of them owned by adult men and women over fifty.  In the last forty years doll collection has advanced from an after-work pastime to the most popular hobby in North America and Europe. This is ..

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Antique Doll Repair: They Whys and the Hows

Should you Repair your bisque or porcelain doll? You’ve had it for years, and your mother or your sister had it before you. Maybe your grandfather gave it to your grandmother on their honeymoon. Your mother inherited it and passed it on to you. Now you want to leave it for your daughter or niece. ..

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Porcelain Hummel Repair

Preserving the Work of an Artisan Hummel figurines are some of the most sought after items of collectors all over the world. Its popularity began when American soldiers who were returning from Europe at the end of World War 2 brought these mementos from the Old World (Europe) to the New World (the ..

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China Doll Repair

Restoring the Beauty of Your Precious Dolls China doll repair is a booming business because of the value that collectors and enthusiasts give to this item. If you understand the value of a china doll, you will know why many artisans and craftsmen are into china doll repair. What is a China ..

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