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Care of Favorite Dolls: Antique Bisque Conservation
Care of Favorite Dolls: Antique Bisque Conservation
by Mary G. Caruso
Book Description: The definitive book on what collectors need to know about the care of the bisque dolls of French and German origin. Beginning with identification and the features of both the antique and reproductions of the antique bisque dolls, Caruso discusses doll repair, eye repair, wig care, making cloth bodies, doll costuming and accessories. The author takes a realistic approach to doll repair-that which allows dolls to be restored to realistic standards but which does no harm to the doll. Clear step-by-step instructions for stringing dolls, setting eyes, styling wigs and much more, this book should be in the library of every collector who owns a bisque doll. 150 color plus 150 black/white photos. 176 pages. 
Paperback from Hobby House Pr
 
From Worn to Wonderful: A Step-By-Step Guide to Fashion Doll Restoration
From Worn to Wonderful: A Step-By-Step Guide to Fashion Doll Restoration
by Aimee Eckert
You find a great fashion doll at a market, but she has obviously been played with. Or you go through your parent's attic and find your childhood doll. She's worn, but you remember how great she used to look. If this scenario sounds familiar, then this book is for you. Author Aimee Eckert shares tips on how to conserve your fashion dolls, but she also shows readers how to restore well-loved fashion dolls to their former beauty. This book has 100 full-coloured photographs to guide readers step-by-step through the process of refurbishing dolls that have been torn, marred by ink, or have tangled or missing hair. She also shows how to recondition discoloured and damaged clothing. You have got the doll. Now you can get direction.
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Hobby House Press (December 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0875885942
 
The Handbook of Doll Repair and Restoration
The Handbook of Doll Repair and Restoration
Marty Westfall
Book Description: The Handbook of Doll Repair and Restoration was a first when it was published in 1979. It is still a first--in its completeness and detail. This is a responsible book, subscribing to the view of true doll collectors: Do nothing to an antique doll that will compromise the authenticity and reduce its value. Whether a doll is a museum rarity, one of many common antique dolls, or a collectible, Marty Westfall's book will lead you through procedures to restore it. The exquisitely detailed step-by-step directions make it possible for collectors, dealers, even those who own just one or two treasured dolls, to make necessary repairs without reducing value. 

The techniques that author Marty Westfall used from 1973 to 1979 and set down in this book are just as practical today. Her aim was to help the beginning restoration artist, and the information is just as valuable to even the most sophisticated collector. In easy-to-follow directions The Handbook describes how to set stationary and sleep eyes, restring compo bodies, refurbish old wigs and make new ones, repair ball-jointed bodies, clean and repair kid bodies, make cloth bodies, mend chips and cracks, replace missing fingers and toes, and cope with other damages. The Handbook encourages those who wish to learn the art by taking them by the hand and showing them how to get started. At the back of the book is an updated list of suppliers for those who lack ready access to sources of repair materials. Other helpful information includes a chapter on how to distinguish between a legitimate replica doll and a fake made with the intention to deceive and another on how to determine whether a doll has been mended, even if the repair is so skillfully done that it is not readily apparent. 

Thousands who began using this book as a guide have gone on to develop profitable careers in the restoration field. The same procedures to restore dolls work in restoring other porcelain objet d'arts, such as figurines. Many who began as doll makers have combined their creative art with restoring antique dolls. By learning the techniques in The Handbook, they have improved their skills in creating the valuable antique dolls of tomorrow.
Paperback: 288 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 9.23 x 7.43 
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks; 
ISBN: 0517887355

How to Repair & Restore Dolls
by Barbara Koval, Barbara Kovel
Paperback from Kangaroo Press
1994
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All About Doll Repair & Care
All About Doll Repair & Care
by Carol Lindberg
Paperback from Hobby House Pr
 
How to Make and Repair Leather Doll Bodies
How to Make and Repair Leather Doll Bodies
by Kim Shields, Lavonne Lutterman
Paperback: 54 pages
Publisher: Jones Publishing, Incorporated
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1879825171
 
Restoring Dolls : A Practical Guide
Doreen Perry
Hardcover / Published 1987
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How to Repair and Dress Dolls
by Ruth Freeman
from Century House/Alf
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How to Repair and Restore Dolls
by Barbara Koval
from Robert Hale Ltd
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How to Repair Pullstring Talking Toys: Step by Step: Instructions, Drawings, Photographs
by Joseph A. Johnson
from Dana McGuinn @Firefly Pub
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How to Repair and Dress Old Dolls;
by Audrey. Johnson
from Charles t Branford
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Care & Repair of Antique & Modern Dolls
by Faith Eaton
from Batsford
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Doll Repair
by Gaylin E
from Hobby House Pr
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