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Two Collections Raise Funds for UFDC's Museum Collection By Barbara Stone S French bisque art-character doll by noted Parisian sculptor Albert Marque with original signed costume was the centerpiece of the March 29, 2014 Theriault's auction of the collection of Frau Steiner, proprietor of the Stein Am Rhein Doll Museum. The 22-inch boy circa 1916 realized just over $300,000, breaking the world record for a doll sold at auction. UFDC First VicePresident Janet Gula, Region 9 Director Martha Simmons, SecretaryTreasurer Barbara Stone, and President of the Naples Doll Club Dot Hagman, attended the fundraiser at the home of Julie and Gordon Blewis. 50 SUMMER 2014 ometimes great events spring from casual conversations. This was the case when Janet Gula, Director of ReAL Services, mentioned to Julie Blewis that the UFDC Museum was in need of new cases for our growing collection but was concerned about where the funding would come from. Julie immediately came up with an idea. She would match donations up to $5,000 toward new cases and also, along with her husband Gordon, would host a fundraising event for the museum. Julie then approached Florence Theriault and Stuart Holbrook to ask for their support of the event during the weekend of Theriault's March Marquis auction in Naples, Florida. Theriault's generously agreed to not only promote the event but also to supply a shuttle bus from the hotel where the auction was being held to the Blewis' home. What followed was one magical weekend. Julie and Gordon Blewis graciously opened their home to collectors in town for Theriault's auction of the legendary doll collection of Frau Steiner, proprietor of the Stein Am Rhein Doll Museum, formerly of Switzerland. Through the generous contributions of Julie Blewis, Theriault's, the auction attendees and UFDC members who were unable to attend the event, $15,000 was raised. On March 29, 2014 attendees were treated to the auction of the amazing collection of the Puppenmuseum Stein am Rhein. The Albert Marque boy doll, which was the centerpiece of the auction, sold for just over $300,000 shattering the previous world record set in 2009 for a doll at auction.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Doll News Summer 2014

From the Editor
UFDC Offi cers and Regional Directors
President’s Message
UFDC Nominating Process – 2015 Election Information
Conference Calendar
Welcome Newest Members
Fundraising Committee Report
Remembering Shirley Temple – So Much More than the Good Ship Lollipop
America’s Sweetheart – A Tribute to Shirley Temple Paper Doll
A Pictorial Look at Dolls and Their Royal Owners
Two Collections Raise Funds for UFDC’s Museum Collection
The Florida Seminoles and Their Dolls
The Lure of the Sea
An American in Germany – Attending the Annual Doll Festival in Neustadt
The Four Seasons of UFDC’s Museum – Summer
The President's Gift
Camping Out at UFDC Headquarters
With a Little Help from my Friends – Christine Shively
Barbie & Skipper – Celebrating 50 Years of Sister Fashions
A Doll for Her Time – Patsy Then & Now
A Monday Surprise – A Paper Doll
The Best-Dressed Doll
Reviewing Resources
Club Notes
Schedule of Functional Expenses/Schedule of Activities by Fund
In Our Memories
News & Notes

Doll News Summer 2014