Readers Gallery

Quite a lot of us don’t get to doll shows and maybe some people don’t even have any like-minded friends to share our hobby with.  Consider this a place you can do that and come and play in our room, the Readers Gallery.

As from now, you are all invited to share favourite photos on this page. Have you got a childhood favourite you’d like to share, or maybe you just had a great haul from the Thrift Store? Maybe you bought or made a new outfit for one of your dolls or you created a scene or rearranged your doll space.  We’d love to see. Photos must be your own work or that of a friend or family member is OK if they are happy to have their photos used. We will credit them if you include the photographer’s name. Please, no photos you found on the internet.

You can send your photos to

February 2019

We’ve been very lucky this month to receive photos from some of our readers. Here are some from Christine in Dunedin, New Zealand. Christine has a huge collection. You can see more on her Facebook Page, Dunedin Doll Museum.

This is a letter and photo I received from Leta about her Darling Debbie doll.

“I’ve attached my Salesman Sample mat photo of one of the Deluxe Reading grocery store dolls, Darling Debbie. I remember seeing these dolls at the Piggly Wiggly supermarket in Cedar Rapids in 1957. They were sitting on top of the meat counter, of all places, but looking back I imagine it was the only area large enough to accommodate their size. I remember the first moment I saw Sweet Rosemary in her pink gown and being mesmerized by her beauty. We didn’t have much so I knew better than to ask for her. Imagine my delight finding her under the tree on Christmas morning! “

Darling Debbie – Photo by Leta Learn

Here is a photo sent to me by Dani late last year of some Fashionista outfits that she bought.