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AN AMERICAN IN GERMANY Attending the Annual Doll Festival in Neustadt H Cuno Dressel's villa pe rche a hill overlooking Sonneb s on erg. doll factory is An old Sonneberg tile siding. d losing its decorate 78 SUMMER 2014 By Kate Reed ave you ever wondered what doll collecting is like in other countries? We are afforded many ways to study and purchase dolls in the United States. My travels through Scandinavia have led me to a few doll collectors and doll collections there but I had never seen the enthusiasm and level of interest among collectors which I experience in the United States, until I went to Germany. A casual conversation almost a year earlier inspired an idea to attend the International Puppen Festival in Neustadt, Thuringia, Germany. Plans were made to spend two weeks in the country with the middle part of the trip focused on attending doll festival activities. The remainder of the trip would include exploring old doll factory sites and studying museum collections. With the arrival of spring, our group of three was in Frankfurt picking up a rental car as I prepared to drive three hours east into the land that has given the world such a vast array of dolls and toys. On the overnight flight to Germany I had reflected on what the black forest and homeland of my favorite German dolls was going to be like. Dense forests and images of Hansel and Gretel came to mind as did thoughts of

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