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February 2019 Newsletter

Happy 10th Anniversary!
That's right! Come February 17th, 2019, is's 10th year of providing you with the BEST "Place to Go to Find a Show!". I have to say that it has been a wonderful -- although sometimes challenging -- experience to provide this service to doll enthusiasts everywhere and I hope to continue for another 10 years. 

As they say, On with the Show!
Out with the Old and in with the New 

New services will continue to be available for your consideration...

1. Customized Facebook page for your club/business/event.
    Includes some social media work
2. Newsletter Showcase Event
3. Surrounding State reference listing
4. Email Sign-up Link and database
5. Payment Buttons for online payments

Changes in listing services and fees go into effect March 1st, 2019. Minimum Listings will be discontinued. Basic Listings will remain at $25. Deluxe Listing fee will increase $5 to $45 as more features will be added. 
Showcase Featured Event
Fletcher (Asheville) NC
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Show Schedule
Please check the site to be sure your favorite event is listed. If not, let me know and I will look into it. It's never too early to post your events. People do plan vacations and other trips surrounding our events so the sooner the better.

Free/Mini Listings are not listed here. Click <HERE> for a complete listing.

 Feb 2 (Sat) ~ Leesburg FL
  Feb 2 (Sat) ~ Willoughby OH
  Feb 2 (Sat) ~ Westampton NJ
  Feb 3 (Sun) ~ Fullerton CA
 Feb 9 (Sat) ~ Fort Myers FL
 Feb 10 (Sun) ~ Lynnwood WA
  Feb 16 (Sat) ~ San Diego CA
  Feb 16 (Sat) ~ Largo FL
  Feb 23 (Sat) ~ Roseville CA

  Feb 24 (Sun) ~ Strongsville OH
 Mar 2 (Sat) ~ Escondido CA
 Mar 2 (Sat) ~ Santa Barbara CA
 Mar 2 (Sat) ~ Cocoa FL
   Mar 2 (Sat) ~ Fletcher (Ashville) NC
  Mar 9 (Sat) ~ Lakeland FL
 Mar 9 (Sat) ~ Punta Gorda FL
 Mar 9 (Sat) ~ El Paso TX
  Mar 10 (Sun) ~ Maquoketa IA
  Mar 10 (Sun) ~ Dewitt (Lansing) MI
  Mar 10 (Sun) ~ Hasbrouck Hts. NJ
  Mar 14-16 (Thu-Sat) ~ Houston TX
 Mar 16 (Sat) ~ Venice FL
  Mar 16 (Sat) ~ Richmond VA
  Mar 16-17 (Sat-Sun) ~ Puyallup WA
 Mar 23 (Sat) ~ Sharonville OH
 Mar 23 (Sat) ~ Madison WI
  Mar 24 (Sun) ~ Ft Wayne IN
 Mar 30 (Sat) ~ Timonium MD
  Mar 30 (Sat) ~ West Chester (Cincinnati) OH
  Mar 30-31 (Sat-Sun) ~ Las Vegas NV
  Mar 31 (Sun) ~ St. Charles IL


In Celebration of Izannah Walker Dolls

Posted October 22, 2918 in Dolls
by Ruby Lane

This post is a celebration of the bicentennial +1 year of the birth of Izannah.  It’s fitting, I suppose, that this blogger once published an article on a walker inspired dolls she created also called “The Birth of Izannah.”  The article appeared in Doll Designs (House of White Birches) but is no longer in print.

Walker obtained a patent for her dolls in 1873, but she had been making dolls perhaps as early as 1828.  She was involved in her doll business until her death in 1886.  These dolls with their hand painted, oil paint features and resemblance to folk art inspired Martha Chase dolls later; apparently, Chase played with a walker doll as a child.

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