Christmas Treasures is our second booklet on a Christmas theme, and is our biggest publication to date, with 40 pages packed with gifts, dolls, decorations and novelties.
The Carol Singers make a charming centre piece for your festivities. Dressed in Victorian-style costume, these sweet children stand up unsupported. The boy measures 26cm (10¼in), the girl is slightly smaller. Her crinoline skirt stands out beautifully, without any stiffening material, because a knitted petticoat gives the ‘crinoline’ effect.
Jean has a small collection of old dolls, two of which are antique wooden peg dolls. These penny woodens were produced in the Victorian era as toys for poor children, who dressed them in scraps of fabric and trimmings. Yet one very rich girl chose to dress a large number of these simple dolls. That little princess was later to become Queen Victoria. Her wonderful collection of peg dolls is at present housed in the Museum of London.