Sunday, November 4, 2018

Please Join Us At Our 2019 Doll Study Club Of Boston Annual Fundraiser!

Missiles, Matrimony, and Mattel:  
Jack Ryan’s Midcentury Madness

With Special Guest Bradley Justice Yarbrough

Barbie Historian, Chair of UFDC’s Collections Oversight Committee, and recipient of the “Barbie’s Best Friend” award from The National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Embassy Suites Hotel 
550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 
Auction check-in from 8:30 am to 9:30 am 
Event festivities from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
$75 per person

Our speaker will share the story of larger-than-life designer John W. "Jack” Ryan (1926-91) who was instrumental in creating and launching the “Barbie” line along with Mattel co-owner Ruth Handler in the 1950’s.  Ryan’s colorful biography reads like a tale ripped straight from the headlines of the National Enquirer.

A can’t miss event for anyone interested in the history of dolls in America! 

This event is for UFDC members and their guests only. 
Attendance is capped at 125 guests.
First come, first served. Please register today!

Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 DSCB Road Trip

Please join the Doll Study Club of Boston on a fun-filled bus trip adventure to the famous Gaithersburg, Maryland Doll and Toy Show! The trip is scheduled for Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd.

The trip has been priced to be as inclusive as possible. The cost for round-trip transportation, including our driver's accommodations and gratuity, is $89 per person for DSCB members and $119 per person for non-members. You are responsible for the cost of your meals, entrance fee into the show, and accommodations, giving you the chance to share a room if you choose. Contact the Gaithersburg Hilton at 1-301-977-8900 to make your room reservation ASAP.

We are extending this invitation to all doll clubs, doll enthusiasts, spouses and companions. Reservations with full payment must be received by September 27th with first priority given to Doll Study Club of Boston members.

Please click here for the downloadable registration form, which includes all the trips details.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Our 2018 Annual Fundraiser Hits It Out Of The Park!

On May 19, 2018 we held our annual DSCB fundraiser event. We had 71 total people register and pay to attend. Most attendees were from Region 15, but others came from all along the East Coast.

Our speaker was Rachel Hoffman from Ruby Lane. Her topic was "The Future of Doll Collecting: Buying, Selling, and Engaging The Next Generation Through Social Media and Community Building." Our emoji-themed event included a silent auction consisting of 47 regular lots and 4 closed bid lots, a sit down, plated lunch, Rachel's talk, door prize drawings, and doll appraisals.

We were very honored to have current UFDC leadership in attendance, including Ada Diedrich (DSCB President, past Region 15 RD, and past UFDC President); Susan Voake (current Region 15 RD); and Dr. Barbara Stone (current UFDC Vice President.) Many former Region 15 RDs
also came.

A great time was had by all and we hit our financial and attendance goals. Thank you to everyone who volunteered before, during, and after the event to make it possible!