SOUTHBURY - A last-minute location change for the 2006 Jenny Lind Doll show has been announced. The Jenny Lind Doll Show, hosted for the past 18 years at the Fireside Inn in Newtown, has changed location due to the closing of the Fireside last month.
The 19th annual Jenny Lind Doll Show and Sale, with dealers from the tri-state area, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 22, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Sponsored by the Jenny Lind Doll Club of Connecticut, the show will offer collectors of antique and collectible dolls, teddy bears, clothing and accessories.
The popular doll appraisal booth will be available. For a small fee, a doll expert will evaluate dolls or accessories for age and value.
The dealers, many new this year, will offer a variety of dolls from 100-year old-antiques made in France and Germany to 50-year-old vintage and newer collectible dolls made abroad and in the U.S.
Doll accessories and clothing will also be offered. Some dealers are planning to bring special items from their stock especially for this show.
Joan Falvey Company of Southington offers French and German antique bisque dolls and accessories for them. At this year's Jenny Lind Show, the company will feature French-made, 19th-century bisque dolls, cloth dolls by the German maker Kathe Kruse and French fashion dolls.
Doris Collectibles proprietor Doris DiZinno features a wide range of both collectible and antique dolls, from early 20th-century bisque to 1930s composition and 1950-60s hard plastic dolls.
Of special note is a collection of foreign souvenir dolls in a variety of sizes and materials. Doris will bring books for doll research and a wide selection of vintage doll clothing, underwear and socks.
The Jenny Lind Doll Club of Connecticut is a member of the United Federation of Doll Collectors, the national organization for doll enthusiasts.
The Jenny Lind Club contributes every year to a special charity, with this year's funds going to the Humane Society to aid pets affected by the hurricanes on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Admission to the show is $5 for adults and $1 for children.
Those seeking additional information may call Joan Falvey at 860-628-8896.