A Collector’s Guide to Old Cottage Toys the dolls of Margaret & Susi Fleischmann
The Dolls of Margaret and Susi Fleischmann chronicles the background of the Fleischmann family who came to live in Rustington , Sussex , England. from their homeland of Czechoslovakia in 1939 shortly before the outbreak of the 2nd World War. Not long after their arrival in the U.K., Margaret Fleischmann became a widow. She decided to make dolls for a living, and so began the doll making business named ‘Old Cottage Toys’.
This title traces the development of the dolls from the early cloth examples, to the successful range of small, beautifully dressed costume doll’s with moulded heads, which are now eagerly sought by collectors.
The book includes identification of each Old Cottage Doll by description and colour photograph, a rarity guide, plus suggested methods of storage and repair, plus much more.
Hardback with dust jacket, 240mm x 170mm, 144 pages, 274 colour photographs, 58 black and white.
SUPPLEMENT to “A Collector’s Guide to Old Cottage Dolls” by Terry & Christine Summers
Since the publication of the book “A Collector’s Guide to Old Cottage Dolls” in 2003, there have been a number of finds and some new facts have emerged.
This supplement completes the Old Cottage Dolls story and is an addition designed to slip inside the book.
This 20 page booklet lists the following:
- Old Cottage Dolls wearing Downsman fabric garments
- The full range of OC Picot Puppets
- Examples of the early Cloth dolls
- PVA doll with felt hands
- Fairy, Christmas Poppet and Court Jester finds
- Teddy bodied dolls
- Ten inch dolls
- Discovered commercial outlets
- Corrected listing of the “Four Seasons” dolls
- Discovered commercial use
This is a “must have” for anyone owning the original guide book.