American Character Dolls: Identification & Value Guide
by Judith Izen


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High Marks from a Contributor!, April 29, 2004
Reviewer: Brian A. Jones (Allston, MA United States)
A most comprehensive and well-researched book! Having contributed to the Tressy section of the book (look for pics from my collection!), I must say that this guide is a must have for Tressy collectors as well as for those who collect other American character dolls.

A must have book for the collector, January 16, 2004
Reviewer: Alyce (US)
Judith Izen has written another wonderful book! For collectors of American Character dolls, it's a book that needs to be on your bookshelf. It's well written and researched with great photographs. We can only hope that Ms. Izen will continue to share her love and knowledge of dolls with more books.

Gotta have ID book, January 14, 2004
Reviewer: "lmayberry6" (NC, USA)
This is a wonderful book, full of nice clear pictures of the dolls, accessories, and clothing- including unmarked dolls that are often unidentified or misidentified.
This is a MUST have book for any doll collector!

A Delightful Book!, January 13, 2004
Reviewer: "janiebjj" (Eastern Shore of MD)
American Character Dolls by Judith Izen is a book you don't want to miss! Any doll collector or doll lover will find this book to be one of the best you will ever read. What a treasure and invaluable tool for the collector. Such a nice touch to have a signed book by this author. Very fast shipping. I highly recommend this book.

American Character Dolls Book, January 4, 2004
Reviewer: A reader
This book is well worth it for doll people. We have needed a book on these dolls for so long, and Judith Izen has created a wonderful volume of information. Great pictures and text! And Judy autographs the book and ships very fast!

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Collector's Encyclopedia of Vogue Dolls: Identification and Values, 2nd Edition
By Judith Izen and Carol Stover

- All Vogue Dolls: Ginny, Jill, Jeff & Jan, Ginnette, Toddles, Lil Imp, Baby Dear and all Vogue Dolls

- Over 1,600 color photographs

- Identification and values

- Hard cover

- 381 pages

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The "Bible" for Vogue Collectors by Stover & Izen, September 20, 2002
Reviewer: Dian Zillner (Gypsum, CO USA)
This is an exceptional book for people who love the Vogue dolls! Illustrations and text cover both composition, hard plastic and vinyl dolls. The illustrations are many and identify hundreds of various costumes sold for the Vogue dolls. The Ginny, Jill, Jeff and Ginnette sections are especially helpful. Collectors who have costumes or dolls with missing pieces can use the book as a reference to complete outfits. If a collector likes 1950s Ginny dolls, this book offers a wealth of information and is known to collectors across the country as the "Bible" for Vogue collectors.

THE Ginny book!, September 10, 2002
Reviewer: Linda Chervenka (Fountain Hills, Az)
My doll friends and I use this book daily! Especially love the 'Herstory' section where there are plenty of vintage photos showing the factory sewers and samples, Promotional events, and store displays! Book is interspersed with actual catalog photos and many, many color photos of dolls from private collections. Great to see a variety of Vogue dolls all in one book, too!

Just Fabulous!, July 5, 2000
Reviewer: A reader
I have needed this book for years as a longtime Vogue doll collector. Thank you to Ms Izen and Ms Stover for putting all the info in one place! We collectors owe it to these ladies for making collecting easy for us! It is a hefty book; almost too heavy to carry around to shows, but I admit, I do keep it in my car for reference. The color photos are beautiful, there is so much information for collectors about each and every doll and all the accessories. There are prices for everything pictured, with descriptions on all. I just don't know how I lived without this book!

most comprehensive guide imaginable, October 16, 1998

Reviewer: A reader
The detail in this book is incredible. Tremendous color photo collection of dolls, clothes, accessories--wow!

An excellent source for the Vogue collector, May 24, 1998
Reviewer: "sivin" (Northern California)
As a casual collector of Vogue's Ginny and Jill dolls, I'm always looking for information about their development, costumes, and history. It is easy enough to open any good doll book and find a page to two devoted to them, but to discover a source with this much information is a treat!

This handsome 300+ hardcover volume covers such topics as Vogue's incorporation, early dolls and toys made by the company, clothing tags and identifying marks, and the evolution of Ginny. A very large portion of the book is dedicated to the Ginny Doll Family.

It is a delight to browse through this book. It is well written and beautifully illustrated with a large majority of the photographs in color. Values are given and a table of contents and index are provided.

I highly recommend it.

Reviewer: "izabella3" (United States)
This Book is great and is written so the reader can find about everything that is necessary to start a Vogue Doll collection!!! There are a couple important things I want to mention to eveyone about this book that are very helpful..The way the dolls are put in YEAR ORDER and when a doll is not pictured in this book the Authors make sure it is mentioned with the NAME OF THE DOLL and in detail what she should be wearing for that year, No doll is left out. PHOTO'S ARE GREAT!!
This Vogue book is a must for the Vogue doll collector with a wealth of information. I learned so much with this book and could not be without it! It has all you need to help you in your quest for Vogue doll collecting.


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Collectors Guide To Ideal Dolls, Identification and Values, 3rd Edition
By Judith Izen

- A MUST HAVE for Ideal collectors

- 350 pages of all Ideal Dolls ever made!

- 750 Photos, Most in FULL COLOR

- Updated Values for all Ideal Dolls produced from 1907 to 1985


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Praise for previous editions of Collector's Guide to Ideal Dolls:

Another Great Book By Judith Izen!, January 13, 2004
Reviewer: "janiebjj" (Eastern Shore of MD)
The Collector's Guide to Ideal Dolls ID & Values 2nd ED by Judith Izen is another great book by this author. I have been looking for information on a Miss Revlon doll for years and I opened the box and right on the cover is the information I have been looking for. I am thrilled! Any doll collector or lover would love this book. Thanks Judy for another great job! Very fast shipping and a signed copy, it doesn't get any better than this!

Excellent Ideal on Dolls, November 3, 2002
Reviewer: "sher10882" (Soldotna, Alaska United States)
Enjoyed this book and also the prompt manner in which it was delivered to me by userbro128. It was a used book and let me tell you it did not look used at all. Highly recommend the seller and the book to any one intrested.

Ideal Book, July 28, 2001
Reviewer: Sharon Freeman (Schuylkill Haven, PA USA)
The majority of the pages in this 350-page book are loaded with color photos and information on the Ideal dolls manufactured from 1907 up through the 1980s. Most dolls are pictured in their original outfits and some photos are packages of the original outfits. Also included are photos of ads for specific dolls. The book starts with a short history of the Ideal Toy Co., while the back of the book gives more information on issue dates, characteristics, and current prices.

This book is a must have for those doll collectors that want to restore a doll to original condition.

A must have for doll collectors and dealers, March 24, 2001
Reviewer: A reader
Fabulous color pictures of all the dolls in the book- tons of dolls you will recognize and some you won't. Also features the manufacture marks you will find on dolls to identify them. Most of the dolls are shown in original outfits- some with original packaging and a small percentage are shown redressed. Complete with price guide.

Fabulous & Fascinating, April 24, 2000
Reviewer: Pepita Hernandez (Jersey City, NJ, USA)
I truly recommend this book, not merely for finding out your Ideal doll's monetary value, but more as a walk down memory lane. Being 56 years old, I remember growing up with many of Ideal's dolls. I especially enjoyed the brief mention of the Snuggles' doll and rocking horse(which many books on dolls leave out). So, if you are tired of reading dribble..., then snuggle up with this pictorial walk down memory lane.

A Delightful Historical View of Dolls Produced by Ideal Toys, January 16, 2000
Reviewer: Laura (Seattle, WA)
As a collector of Ideal's "Tammy", I was delighted to purchase this book and learn more about the Ideal Toy Company and see the beautiful dolls visioneered and produced by Ideal. The book provides a chronologic history of Ideal, complete with manufacturing methods pioneered by Ideal, and gives you stunningly beautiful full color photos of well-known and not-so-well known dolls made by Ideal. One of the saddest parts of this book was the description of the downfall and disintegration of Ideal Toys in the 1980's. Even if you don't collect dolls, but wish to learn how Ideal lost to big conglomerates, this is the reason to purchase this book! Judith has lovingly brought together the reasons we collectors of Ideal items cherish and preserve the legend of Morris Michom's Ideal Toy Company.

I love this book!, March 2, 1999
Reviewer: A reader
This book has it ALL! Great pictures and tons of information on the dolls we loved as kids, and wish we still had today! If you like dolls, you will enjoy this book! This is also very helpful when you are 'cruising' the online doll auctions!!!

Very detailed, great photos, August 26, 1997
A must for any Ideal doll Collector. Rare photos and information about the makers, and founders of the Ideal toy company. Judith Izen is a very knowledged author who shares her information in this excuisite book

Fabulous Book! Recommended!, January 5, 2000
Reviewer: Tammie Tippie (Seattle, WA Area)
This book is very well designed and laid out. Beautiful pictures and descriptions. Was such a pleasure taking a trip down memory lane. Loved the history behind these dolls and their creators. I highly recommend this book to any beginning or experienced collector. Even if you just want to remember your childhood!

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