Barbara Whiteman) and Dark Images. "Sophisticated Dolls" is the theme.
About this year's upcoming show, Linda writes:
I decided to exhibit at this particular show because I am very familiar with the sponsor and the participants. This is the best Black Doll Show and Sale! Our doll community is largely small, so to speak. We are like a family, and I love connecting with doll people.
(D7ana, A Philly Collector of Playscale and Action Figures, captured images of Linda's table at last year's show and wrote a nice post-show review.)
This year I want to present a different side than I did last year. I plan on bringing more vintage items: strollers, dolls, furniture, including stoves, refrigerator, pantry with dishes, antique wicker pram and a pull stroller, if possible; doll stamps, books, etc. [I will also have] the standbys, Barbies, celebrity dolls, clothes... and yes, they will be priced to sell, as low as a sista' can go without hurting herself.Linda shared pictures of some of the items she will make available this year:
Antique wicker stroller
Vintage Child's Refrigerator
A working Suzy Homemaker Oven
Working Empire Stove
Past shows for Linda have been very successful. She adds,
Some of my customers said that I had some of the most unique, clean and reasonably price dolls there. Several complimented me on my knowledge about my product, specifically my vintage Black dolls. They definitely respected and recognized my passion.Linda is looking forward to another successful show this year and promises to share images and give a post-show report.
Other exhibitors that I am aware of who will participate in the 22nd International Black Doll Show and Sale include:
Lorna Paris, one-of-a-kind leather doll artist
Goldie Wilson will have original porcelain dolls, oil painted doll portraits, and oil-painted cloth dolls
Kor January (I am told) will be there. I NEED one of his wooden dolls.
Past Philadelphia Black Doll Shows have been held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center; however, this year the show will take place at:
Mitten Hall at Temple University located at Broad and Berks St. (Polett Walk)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors and children
Philadelphia Doll Museum contact: 215.787.0220
Host hotel: Conwell Inn 215.235.6200; 888.379.9737
I hope this year's show is fruitful for exhibitors and patrons. Support them if you can.