You may already know her as Janice Cuthbert Allen of "My Gramma's Doll Trunk" on eBay where she has sold antique dolls for over 13 years. Or perhaps you know Aunt Janie as, "Doll Dr. Jan", specializing in antique bisque doll repair and replacement cork pates.
For all who find that perfect treasure here in "Aunt Janie's Doll Trunk", she adds the “personal touch” with prompt, courteous communication. Detailed descriptions and supportive photography are given which are great for building the trust so needed in our industry. This has resulting in hundreds of happy customers and positive feedback. Join those who have become her doll friends across the world in the past 35 years.
As an artist, she so enjoys the fine craftsmanship evident in the Victorian Era dolls, toys and accessories and strives to preserve them for future generations.
Stock here never grows cold, usually finding a happy home at just the right price and with layaway possibilities. Check the "SALES POLICY" link and familiarize yourself with her generous LAYAWAY and RETURN policies so you can grab that "love-at-first-sight" treasure without delay!
Aunt Janie's catalogue is divided into categories for your convenience and easy searching.
You can get to know her better by reading the ABOUT US link. Please feel free to contact her with any questions about the offerings. She'd love to know about your visit today, so please sign the GUESTBOOK.
In addition to checking "Aunt Janie's Doll Trunk" for fine French and German Bisque dolls for sale, please check the "SPECIALTIES" link ABOVE for more information about the following specialties:
BISQUE DOLL REPAIR:
With a BA in Art, Janice set about to discover where her specialties would lie. She discovered the revival of bisque doll production after college when she stumbled upon in a china painting class in the late 1970s. Soon she was emerged in applying skills of observation, sculpting, color matching, brush technique and presentation to creating replicas of rare antique French and German dolls. She states, "It is impossible to do this without a deepening appreciation for the artistry of the originals!" She is grateful for the years of producing hundreds of fine bisque replicas taking advantage of hands-on study of the old and winning "Best-In-Category" and "Best-in-Show" for Professional Category entries at international competitions as well as the coveted Millie Award in the 1980's and 90's. This has lent itself to skillful restoration and repair of even the most prized French dolls, such as Brus, Jumeaus, and others.
Ask to see some collages of her work projects through their process including before and after photos.
CUSTOM FIT SOLID VIRGIN CORK PATES:
Does your French Doll need an authentic solid cork pate? Doll Doctor Jan provides the best solution to improve the value of your dolls with a custom fit virgin cork pate that creates a proper fit for the wig and hat. These look just like the old original pates because they start with antique cork and range in size from 4" to 18" circumferences. Please ask if you don't see your size listed.
FRENCH COUTURE COSTUMES:
Doll Doctor Jan's custom doll costuming offers some of the best fitting, authentic French Couture on the market. She continues to specialize in custom patterns made for the individual doll. Provide a photo and the doll body and she'll surprise you with a replica to amaze and satisfy! Please check the SPECIALTIES link for more details.