| March Newsletter Linda's Dolls And Collectibles
I would like to announce I have some auction on Ebay right now, and they will run until Sunday, March 14th. Below is the URL to my Auctions.
I have taken off some of my dolls on TIAS website, and am selling them on Ebay. My reserve on Ebay is mostly less than selling price I had on TIAS. I hope you will check them out, I may have a doll you were looking at at auction.
I would like to write about the Richwood Toy Company This toy company wasn't as popular as Ideal, American Character or Madame Alexander, but, they did manufacturer some really nice dolls. If you could find any of them today, they would be nice additions to any doll collection.
Richwood Toy Company was a small family business which started in the late 1940's. Ida wood began dressing and selling small dolls out of her home in New York.
In 1948 the company was move to Highland, MD. when FAO Schwarz became a customer.
A Hungarian sculpor Arop Agopoff desogned the molds for the Sandra Sue doll. She was a 8 inch hard plastic doll in 1952. Later that doll was made into a walker. In 1954 Ida Wood designed 40 different customes which were sold for the Sandra Sue Doll.
The company would purchase dolls from different manufacturers and dress them. These dolls included an 8" Tina Sue baby doll and 14" Cindy Lou doll. They would purchase blank dolls and finish them, with wigs and clothing. Their dolls were marked Made In USA.
Ida Wood's son, Jerry, began designing wood furniture to accompany the dolls.
The Richwood Company was always a small company, and in closed its operation in 1958 as they had difficulty competing with the larger doll companies.
I hope you enjoyed my article. I will be writing about more dolls and doll companies in future newsletters. If you would like to have an article on a particular doll, please, email me.
I am always looking for dolls to Buy. If you have any, please email me. I also have a layaway plan for purchases totaling $100.00 or more.
For the month of March, you may receive a 10% discount on any item in my shop, just type DISMARCH in the coupon section on your order form, and the discount will be applied. If it does not show up, email me and I will gladly modify your order. This offer is only for you, my newsletter subscriber.
Thank you for reading my newletter.