Thursday, September 22, 2011
Verde Antiques and Rare Books
What to do at the Jersey shore when it's raining? Antique stores, of course. Verde Antiques and Rare Books in Manahawkin was a lucky find. Ginny and Ray, the owners were wonderful, and their store is neat as a pin. Be sure to visit the web site for more samples of their wares.
Not everything is posted on their website, so don't be fooled. This is a deep and broad collection. Old toys, children's books, boxes of postcards, photos, comic books and binders of fascinating magazine art, ads, and illustrations. A binder of Valentines included letters from the early 19th century.
Rob and I spent the better part of today going through the binders of ephemera, and even found a few interesting paper dolls. I'll scan my purchases in over the weekend. For now, a look around their store.
A lovely Arranbee doll.
Is there any celebrity more identified with a doll than Shirley Temple? Decades after her last film as a child actress, her dolls are still highly collectible. Seeing a Shirley Temple doll anywhere is like bumping into an old friend.