Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Thank You, Generous Izannah People!

Dixie Redmond with an antique
original Izannah Walker doll at
Withington Auctions before the doll sold.
A lot more gray hair here!
When I first started studying antique Izannah Walker dolls, the only images and information I could find were in books and magazines, and there were not many images.  So I set out to create what I wish existed.  I traveled to Lucy's Doll House and to Withington's to take pictures of original Izannah Walker dolls.  Those trips were joys - and still are in my memories.   These two businesses started me on my way with these studies.  

As time has gone by others have begun to share images of Izannahs and information as it comes along.  I appreciate it so much.  It is because of the generosity of auctioneers and collectors and museums that this site exists for those who cannot travel to see Izannah Walker dolls.  Thank you to all of you who share images and information freely for people who cannot travel to see original Izannah Walker dolls.  

Me at the beginnig of the journey!
More brown hair here!
In the time that I have been studying Izannahs, my hair has gone from brown with some gray to mostly white, and I have written a published article about Izannah Walker dolls with my dear friend Edyth O'Neill.  The article was originally published in Early American Life magazine.  Izannahs have been and always will be part of my life story. I am thankful for this journey.  

originally published in Early American Life.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Izannah Walker Doll Available on Ebay and Ruby Lane

An Izannah Walker Doll is listed for sale on Ebay and Rubylane.  The asking price for this 24" doll is $22,000.   A visit to this link will provide additional pictures of the doll, as well as a description.  

UPDATE:   This doll sold via Ruby Lane for $18K on the same day it was listed.

Ida Mae: An Izannah Walker Doll

Back in the fall I visited with a wonderful lady, who shared her antique Izannah Walker doll with me, and allowed me to document her doll.  ...