In May of 2008 I attended the United Federation of Doll Club’s Region 14 Conference hosted by the Shaker Doll Club in Albany, NY. One of the best things about being a member of UFDC is the opportunity to attend these regional events, where you get together with other collectors to learn about dolls in programs and seminars, attend special doll events, meet doll artists, eat too much, shop in a sales room with great dealers, take home wonderful souvenirs, and generally have a blast. My favorite part is always the Competitive Exhibit. Attendees enter their dolls in various categories (like the Effanbee dolls above) which are judged by accredited doll experts on criteria including age, rarity and condition. The photos in this post are of just the dolls entered in the categories for composition dolls at that event.
A look at what’s inside the Winter 2018 issue of Doll News, published by the United Federation of Doll Clubs, plus information on how to become a member of UFDC. Articles in this issue include the Barrois doll, plus the pattern to make her outfit shown on the cover; Leo Moss dolls; Seminole Indian dolls; and much more. For more information: www.ufdc.org