Naperville Doll Show Haul/Loot- January 2019

This weekend, my mom and I went to the Naperville Doll Show. This is a bit of wildcard of a show, since you really never know what will be there! Held at the Marriott Hotel in Naperville, this is the smallest of the shows we attend with around 40 vendors selling.

To be honest, there was very little in the room that caught my eye. In fact, up until the very end, I had only picked up one item and hadn’t seen anything else that really tugged at me.  That is, until I spotted a doll that has been following me around past doll shows for at least a year now. Enough with the teasing, though. Let’s get into the haul/loot from January’s Naperville Doll Show!

My first purchase was done out of impulse and curiosity more than anything else, because it was different and cute. It’s a knock off Ddung key chain doll. I love her cute anime style face! Also, the oddity of her having a huge key chain coming out of her head made this doll hard to pass up! I overpaid for her, but she’ll make great friends with my Kurhns and other anime dolls.

My mom picked up Tracy Trikediddle, a Skeddidle from Mattel, part of the Little Kiddle line. Tracy is one of the cutest skeddidles around with her vibrant orange hair!

Along with that, my mom found (courtesy of myself) a honey haired Sasha Baby. She’s been on the look out for a honey haired Sasha, so the baby is a good first step! She also picked up a cute dark brunette Barbie with high cheek color. One of my mom’s goals is to pick up more mod era Barbie’s and this fits the bill! Also, the Fashion Avenue outfit this doll wears goes really well with her dark brunette hair.

I have two more dolls to show off in this post and both of them are different than what we normally pick up. Or, I normally pick up, at least. Let’s start off with my second and final purchase of the day. Remember I told you about a doll that followed me around? Well, that doll was a bisque Nippon Era Hilda Look-a-like doll.  Being a novice, I had no idea what Nippon was and assumed it was a manufacturer, but interestingly, it just stands for Japan. It wasn’t until 1920 that the United States said items from Japan must be labeled ‘Japan’ and not Nippon.  Anywho, back to my story–I’ve seen her show after show and have always felt drawn to her. Unfortunately, she was also way out of my price range at $225.

After wandering around this show multiple times, I spotted this doll again and since I hadn’t bought anything else, I figured it was time to inquire about her. The vendor was very nice and knew much more about this doll than I did. All I knew was that she was bisque and had the most adorable face I’d ever seen on a doll of that kind. After going back and forth, the vendor said she’d reduce the price and with that, the doll was sold!

This Hilda Look-a-like doll was made sometime between 1915 and 1921 when the US no longer accepted imports from Germany due to World War I. Her body is made of composition, but her head is made of bisque. My Hilda has since had her hair washed to get over 80 years of dirt and grime out of the mohair! I also gave her face a quick cleaning. When I get my composition cleaner, I’ll be giving her a body cleaning, too! I’m not one who usually enjoys the look of bisque dolls, but, seriously, how cute is mine? Her expression is so pretty and being from the Nippon era, she was very affordable.

My mom also fell for a bisque doll at the Naperville Doll Show. She’s very pretty and has a unique body to the bisque dolls my mom currently has.

She’s by Simon & Halbig, a German bisque company, and was probably made between 1900 and 1920.

So, there you have it– the loot/haul from January’s Naperville Doll Show! What do you think of our purchases? Did you find anything fun at a local doll show recently? Let us know in the comment area!

January 28, 2019. Tags: , . Uncategorized.


  1. RagingMoon1987 replied:

    Simon and Halbig…be still my beating heart! I love a good Simon and Halbig doll. I like your Hilda wannabe too. She wouldn’t by any chance be a Morimura Brothers doll, would she?

    • kewpie83 replied:

      When I was looking around for information about my Hilda, I came across other dolls with her makers mark (an R and E in a diamond) that were accredited to the Morimura Brothers, so I think so?

  2. Taswegian1957 replied:

    A nice if small haul. I have a Living Barbie who looks like yours and the outfit does suit even though it is Fashion Avenue and thirty years later. Your Hilda wannabe is very nice. I am sure my mum would have loved such a doll.. she was born in 1921. and played with dolls like this although I have no idea where hers were made. They did not survive the family’s many moves and mum was never interested in doll marks. If she loved it that was enough.

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Thank you for sharing, Taswegian1957! She’s right– as long as a doll is loved, that’s all that matters!

  3. April Plunkett Perlowski replied:

    What lovely doll finds!

    • kewpie83 replied:

      Thank you! I’m happy with what we came home with, too!

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