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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 2018 SHOW!)

Austin Doll Collectors Society Doll Show and Sale 

43rd Annual Doll Show and Sale

October 13, 2018

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

Our 43rd Annual Doll Show and Sale will be on October 13, 2018, at Williamson Conference Center just behind the Wingate by Wyndham in Round Rock. Admission will be $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 years of age and younger (bring a copy of this page for $1 off on an adult admission). 

Tables for booths are 2.5' x 8'. One table will be $70, and a two-table booth will be $120. Extra tables will be $60 each. Because these are larger tables and space is limited in our venue, each dealer will be limited to a maximum of four tables. Download a dealer contract by clicking here and the dealer letter here!

For more information: Sharon Weintraub: (512) 323-9639,, or Elaine Jackson: (512) 832-5663,

For more information, including $1 off on one adult admission, visit the Austin Doll Collectors Society blog.