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As the Victorian era passed into the Edwardian and Roaring Twenties, a market developed for bisque and china bawdy novelties and figurines of women in revealing outfits. Although now most of these figurines seem more coy and cute than ribald and risque, in their time they symbolized the casting off of the perceived restraints of the Victorian era.

These little lovelies included bathing beauties, who came clad in swimsuits of real lace or in stylish painted beach wear, as well as mermaids, harem ladies, and nudies, who were meant to wear nothing more than an engaging smile. Also produced were flippers, innocent appearing figurines who reveal a bawdy secret when flipped over, and squirters, figurines that were meant to squirt water out of an appropriate orifice.

Most were manufactured in Germany from the late 1800s through the 1930s, often showing remarkable artistry and imagination, with Japan entering the market during World War I.

Austin Doll Collectors Society Doll Show and Sale (UPDATED FOR 2017 SHOW!)


Austin Doll Collectors Society

42nd Annual Doll Show and Sale

 

Yesterday's Treasures, Today's Collectibles, Tomorrow's Memories
Bisque to Barbie, Parian to Plastic, Victorian to Vinyl
 

42nd Annual Doll Show and Sale

Yesterday's Treasures, Today's Collectibles, Tomorrow's Memories
Bisque to Barbie, Parian to Plastic, Victorian to Vinyl

October 14, 2017

Our 42nd Annual Doll Show and Sale will be on October 14, 2017, at a new location, Williamson Conference Center just behind the Wingate by Wyndham in Round Rock. Admission will be $6.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 years of age and younger (bring a copy of this page for $1 off on an adult admission). 

This year there are larger 2.5' x 8' tables for dealers! A one table will be $70, and a two-table booth will be $100. Extra tables will be $50 each. Click here for downloadable dealer contract and here for dealer letter!

For More Information: 

Sharon Weintraub: (512) 323-9639, sharon@weintraub.name
Elaine Jackson: (512) 832-5663, elaine@gaj.com

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For more information, including downloadable vendor contacts, visit the Austin Doll Collectors Society blog.