Monday, 23 April 2012

NETHERLANDS dolls by Rozetta, (and an email comment)

Today I am listing a pair of NETHERLANDS dolls, and also an EMAIL COMMENT off ALICE from the U.S.A.  (One of my Dioramas fans!)
For more pictures of the Netherlands dolls please see the website.  Thank you.

Here is a nice quality pair of vintage plastic dolls from the Netherlands.  Although plastic dolls are not everyone's favourite, some of the "older" plastic dolls are of better quality and can be quite collectable.  This pair was made by ROZETTA.  (There does not seem to be much information about this maker, available today).  The dolls are C.1955.
NETHERLANDS - Volendam region
(Website Id:  Europe - Netherlands - 0013, 0013A and 0013B)

 I enjoyed seeing familiar type dolls in your recent blog.  The Pettersen couple is  like one I had as a gift from our son when he was in Norway, but sadly were two of the dolls which were stolen, as well as a snake charmer from India, which our daughter had given us, and others.  The dolls I mourned especially were ones that  my grandmother had bought on a Mediterranean cruise, from Turkey and Palestine, as well as Italy, the beginning of my collection in 1923.  The Serbian couple is like my couple which I gave to my brother and his wife who were with us in Dubrovnik (when Tito was still in power) and who found the little shop they were in. My information was that the man was Serbian and the woman Croatian, but I don't know how reliable that is.
 It is almost like seeing old friends, when I see them on your site. And I really enjoyed seeing the "life size" Indian doll - I am sure it was fun to dress up like that. Your collection is getting more and more exciting, isn't it?  And I  enjoy your dioramas and marvel at how you can create them.  As ever, Alice
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(Comment from Carole)
Thank you again, Alice.  It must have been so sad to have lost your treasured dolls in that way.  Carole.  x.
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

TONGA and INDIA dolls (and my visit to Caerphilly Castle)

I am now listing a doll from TONGA and a doll from INDIA.  
For more pictures and information about the dolls, please see the website.  Thank you.

I have just returned from a visit to South Wales.  I visited CAERPHILLY CASTLE which is the second largest castle in Europe.  For more information, please see below.  Thank you.
(Website Id:  Oceania - Tonga - 001 and 001A)
 INDIA - (Tamil Nadu dancer)
Website Id:  (Asia - India - 0029)

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CAERPHILLY CASTLE (Castell Caerffili)
Caerphilly Castle is the second largest medieval castle still standing in Europe.  It is a medieval castle in a 30 acre site.  It is one of the biggest in Britain and is famous for it's "leaning tower" (which can be partly seen on the right hand side of the first picture).  Today it is a popular site for wedding receptions which are held in the impressive Great Hall.
It was built between 1268 and 1271.  In 1956 the castle and grounds were handed over to the British Government.  
It was built by Gilbert "the red" de Clare (Lord of Glamorgan), a red headed nobleman of Norman descent after a dispute between him and the Prince of Gwynedd, Llywelyn the Last.
(Caerphilly is also famous for it's cheese!)
(showing part of the "leaning tower"
on the right).

Ducks and swans on the moat.

The entrance.
The entrance.

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Monday, 9 April 2012

ISRAEL, POLAND and FRANCE dolls newly listed

I hope you have all had a good Easter!
I am adding three more dolls onto my website - an interesting ISRAEL doll (Church Goer?), a POLAND doll from the Lowicz region and  a French Petitcolin doll from the Alsace region.

To see more photos and information about these dolls, please see my website.  Thank you.

I am hoping to list another little diorama soon, for those of you who like seeing them.  (I just don't know where the time goes to!)

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ISRAEL - (Church Goer?)
(Website Id:  Asia - Israel - 0018 and 0018A).
 POLAND (Lowicz region)
(Website Id: - Europe - Poland - 0019 and 0019A).
 FRANCE (Alsace region)
(Website Id: - Europe - France - 0038).

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