Vintage dolls
By the beginning of the twentieth century, almost everything that was once manufactured piece by the hands of a master craftsman was put on stream. No exception and children's toys.…

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When did Barbie dolls have friends and family? Ken, Midge, Teresa and others
As befits any lady, sooner or later Barbie had to get a family. What happened - in 1961, the platinum blonde appeared plastic "boyfriend" Ken, named after the younger son…

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How to extend the life of an old doll?
Surely in your house there are old, but favorite toys that you feel sorry for throwing away - teddy bears, dolls, various plastic toys and much more. Today I want…

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Soon his collection of toys

Why was Nikolai Bartram called a fanatic, playing with dolls until old age?

Can you imagine that in the post-revolutionary hungry and cold Moscow people, saving even their own food, create a Toy Museum?
The name of this enthusiast who tried to prove in practice that all the best should belong to children, Nikolai Dmitrievich Bartram. By this time he was already a famous artist, a historian of arts and crafts, the author of several books. Continue reading

What do adults play?
The choice of profession, and even more so a hobby, cannot always be explained logically. Why does a respectable man with a mustache devote himself to carving wooden horses, and…

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How did Armand Marcel become a puppet master?
I want to tell you about one of the largest manufacturers in the field of puppet production, the company which produced several million puppet heads from unglazed (biscuit) porcelain of…

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Who are Kurhn?
Once in a stationery shop, passing by a small shelf with toys, I accidentally noticed a surprisingly beautiful little doll in the bright box out of the corner of my…

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Do modern children play paper dolls?
One day, buying something at the newsstand, I noticed a bright envelope with a doll painted on it and the inscription “Marina”. Memories from childhood immediately surfaced in my head…

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