The curious black face rag doll called Golliwogg has delighted children and been a commercial icon in England for than a century In the 1980s, its popularity spread to America with the Teddy Bear phenomenon and it has remained a cherished collectible ever since In this first book about the adorable doll, Dee Hockenberry presents the origins and development of Golliwogg s popularity throughout the 20th century Born, so to speak, in 1895 as a character in Florence Upton s books for children, Golliwogg is shown to have become Teddy Bear s best friend and a favorite of contemporary doll makers The book includes over 425 color photographs and descriptions of Golliwoggs, including those Robertson s Jams used as a mascot, those manufactured by Steiff, Dean s, Chad Valley, Canterbury, Pedigree, Merrythought, and Wendy Boston, and those made by countless unknown and prominent modern doll artists Famous collections of Golliwoggs are featured and a few current artists and collectors add their own views on the subject This book and its charming major character are sure to win the hearts of a whole new generation of enthusiasts Current values appear with the captions....
|Title||:||Collecting Golliwoggs: Teddy Bear's Best Friends (Schiffer Book for Collectors)|
|Publisher||:||Schiffer Pub Ltd August 30, 2003|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||563 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Collecting Golliwoggs: Teddy Bear's Best Friends (Schiffer Book for Collectors) Reviews
I bought this book for my wife, who makes Gollies in all sizes,and she was astounded to see the huge variety of them that have been produced throughout the ages since they were first introduced. For anyone who wants to collect ideas for making some, she recommends this book as perhaps the most comprehensive collection of golliewoggs there is.