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On the 3rd Day of Christmas….. Sale (24 Hour Sale Only!!!!!!) Only One Available!!!

Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

On the 3rd Day of Christmas…… this is what’s on sale!  24 Hours Only and then she will return to her regular price!!!! Sale ends at 9:00PM Central Time Wednesday Night, December 17th! This 20″ undressed Mlle. Florence on the FLB16S composition body has a beautiful mohair wig. Her complete description is here on the website and can be found on her catalog page: http://landofozdolls.net/dolls-for-sale/20-mlle-florence-2/ Her regular price $475.00 and $30.00 shipping. For 24 hours only, (SAVE $100.00), she will be on sale for $375.00 plus $30.00 shipping to continental U.S. Shipping costs can be figured upon request for international shipping. 

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

Please email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com if you are interested in purchasing Mlle. Florence at the special price of $100.00 off. ($375.00). Merry Christmas!!! Don’t forget this sale is good for 24 Hours ONLY!!!

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Virtual Tour – Christmas in the Doll Room at Land of Oz Dolls!

Welcome everyone, to my new virtual tour of the Land of Oz Dolls doll display room. Everyday is Christmas at Land of Oz Dolls! For those of you too far away to visit during our Christmas Open House on November 14th and 15th, during the second weekend of the Great Route 64/84 Shop Hop, we put together this virtual tour so you would n’t have to miss seeing a thing. ( I will not be open the first weekend of the Shop Hop due to the Des Moines, Ia. and Davenport, Ia. doll shows.) Sit down, relax, have a cup of tea, and enjoy the tour! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

New 15″ “Frenchettes” Will Be Listed For Sale

"C" Steiner, "A" Steiner, Bru Jne 5

“C” Steiner, “A” Steiner, Bru Jne 5

Good evening all, I will soon be listing all three of these 15″ “Frenchette” dolls here on the website on the “Dolls for Sale” page. “Frenchettes” are a series of 15″ dolls I created back in 2009. All dolls are on the same FB12S composition body and stand approximately 15″ tall. There clothes are all interchangeable with each other. The dolls may be purchased undressed or dressed. The undressed price for all “Frenchettes” is $345.00. The dressed price is $495.00. Shipping and insurance within the continental U.S. is $20.00. I do ship worldwide but international shipping will have to be figured by individual country. You may email me for a shipping quote. The “C” Steiner costume was made by Pam Willits. I made the costume on the “A” Steiner. The winter coat, dress and muff was created by Lorna Yates. Other dolls that have been presented in the “Frenchette” series since 2009 is the Bru 13, AT 11, Jullien, Circle Dot Bru, F.4G., and Schmitt & Fils, I have quite a few patterns available from Lorna’s Lovable Dolls that fit the “Frenchette” series. I will soon be setting up a page here on the website featuring all the “Frenchette” series and will have all the patterns available listed for sale also.

"A" Steiner

“A” Steiner

"C" Steiner

“C” Steiner

Bru Jne 5

Bru Jne 5

"C" Steiner, Bru Jne 5, "A" Steiner

“C” Steiner, Bru Jne 5, “A” Steiner

If you are interested in any of the “Frenchettes” and don’t want to wait until I have the listings and page completed, you may contact me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com or call 815-565-0024. Have a great dolly evening!

Until next time, Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

“Tour of the Doll Room” Continues On!

Good evening all, I am posting another nine photos of my doll room, continuing on with the tour. I know many of you are too far away to ever be able stop by for a visit and some of you had asked for a tour on the website. The response has been tremendous and thank you to all who have taken the time to comment or send me an email. There are still many photos to share, so until next time, have a great dolly evening! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

Starting my Tour of the Doll Room at Land of Oz Dolls!

Good morning all! During my Open House last week, I had many requests from people for an online tour of the doll room for those too far away to attend in person. So today will start my virtual tour of the many displays within the doll display room. Most of the dolls are for sale, I only have a few dolls in there that are not. My 5 foot Lady Grace is not for sale as I will probably never get another one totally completed. I also have a few antique German dolls mixed in for display purposes only that I have purchased reasonably at doll shows. If you see a doll you are interested in or have questions about just email me at landofozdolls@mchsi.com . Some dolls are no longer available and have been sold since I took these photos.

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

 

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

 

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

Land of Oz Dolls Doll Display Room

 

I will continue the “doll Room” Tour in the upcoming days, until then have a great Dolly Day,

Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

“Photo of the Day” British Gentlemen

My “Photos of the Day” for August 31st, 2014 is of a pair of British Gentlemen I made several years ago as samples for a costuming seminar we had here at Land of Oz Dolls. The “Gentleman” in red is a Jullien reproduced from a Byron mold. The costume was made by Pam Willits and the seminar was taught by Pam. The “Gentlemen” in brown is a Steiner and was made from a Doll House Mold Co. mold, I made this costume in Pam’s seminar. The fabric for both of these costumes came from a wonderful antique store just 10 miles from me called “Ideas and Designs” in Mt. Carroll, Il. When I have seminars and retreats, a trip to “Ideas and Designs” is always on the agenda.They both stand approximately 25″ tall on the FB18S composition body. I hope you enjoy seeing this pair of “British Gentlemen”! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

British Gentlemen Jullien and Steiner

British Gentlemen Jullien and Steiner

 

British Gentlemen Jullien and Steiner

British Gentlemen Jullien and Steiner

 

British Gentleman Steiner

British Gentleman Steiner

 

British Gentleman Jullien

British Gentleman Jullien

Announcing “Fall” Open House at Land of Oz Dolls – September 5th and 6th, 2014

Visit the "Fall" Open House at Land of Oz Dolls

Visit the “Fall” Open House at Land of Oz Dolls

Land of Oz Dolls will hold their annual “Fall” Open House on Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day. View the fabulous doll displays and take a stroll through the “Gardens of Oz”. Special discounts on selected items will apply and refreshments will be available. Discounts will also apply to mail order sales for people out of the area, who are unable to attend the two days of the Open House.

Special sales that will apply to both those attending the open house and mail orders are as follows:

10% off NYDP Composition Bodies In-Stock and Special Orders Placed During Open House

20% off all In-Stock Greenware and Soft-fired Greenware

40% off all In-Stock Synthetic Doll Wigs From Monique Trading

10% off all In-Stock Mohair and Human Hair Wigs (Bravot wigs not included)

20% off all In-Stock China Paints and Mediums

20% off all Metal and Wooden Base Doll Stands

20% off all In-Stock Doll Patterns

Other selected items too numerous to mention will also be on special for those attending!!

 Land of Oz Dolls

Land of Oz Dolls

If you are planning on attending the open house that weekend and have some extra time, it will also coincide with weekend events at Picket Fence in Lanark and Prairie Path Sampler in Mt. Carroll. You won’t want to miss these two great shops. If you want to spend the night in the area to enjoy some of the other attractions, please contact me on the availability of a room at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. 

I hope to see you September 5th or 6th! Have a great summer! Dolly Hugs, Connie Zink

 

20″ Mlle. Florence French Fashion

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

This doll is available as both an undressed doll on a composition body or purchased as head only with glass paperweight eyes and mohair wig.

This beautiful, museum quality 20” Mlle. Florence F.G. (F. Gaultier) undressed antique reproduction lady doll was lovingly created, in the U.S.A. by “Millie” winning, world renowned artist, Connie Zink of Land of Oz Dolls. Connie has had 38 years experience in making authentic antique reproduction and modern dolls. Connie’s studio is located in the rolling hills of beautiful, northwest Illinois, along the Mississippi River. This doll is made from the Seeley mold S-134 Mlle. Florence. The artistry is superb with wonderfully detailed French eyebrows, beautifully spaced eyelashes, perfectly shaped lips with accents, and a hint of eye shadow. Her complexion is flawless. Her porcelain head is on a FLB16S composition lady body from New York Doll Products. The body resembles an old leather body but is made from a latex composition that will last for years. This is the last of these bodies I have available so last one that can be sold on the FLB16S composition body. She has beautiful brown paperweight eyes. She is wearing an exquisite old store stock of a Global light brown mohair Baby Lauren wig. I have been saving this beautiful wig for just the right doll and I believe this Mlle. Florence is the perfect doll for wig.

Her metal base doll stand is included. Hat is shown for display purposes only and is not included with doll.  If you are looking to add an exquisite Mlle. Florence Lady Doll to your collection of antique reproduction dolls, this may be the one for you.  Undressed as shown this doll is $475.00. Head, glass eyes, and wig only is also an available purchase option. Cost for head only is $295.00. Shipping on head only within continental U.S. is $10.00 Shipping and insurance to continental U.S for complete doll is $30.00 by United Parcel Service. Shipping costs will be more if she needs to ship by USPS because of size and weight of box. International shipping fees will be calculated upon request.

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20" Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

20″ Mlle. Florence by Connie Zink

 

Undressed Doll: $475.00   Shipping: $30.00

Doll Head Only: $295.00   Shipping: $10.00

Sales Policy

We do ship worldwide. Dolls may be shipped by USPS Priority Mail, USPS Express Mail or United Parcel Service, whichever the buyer prefers or is the most economical for your destination. Buyers will pay actual shipping costs and insurance, we do not charge a handling fee. Full insurance is required on all dolls shipped within the United States. Full insurance is required to countries that will allow insurance to be purchased. Illinois residents must pay 6.5% state sales tax. Please feel free to contact us prior to purchase to discuss all of your available shipping options.

Customers within the United States: We accept personal checks, postal money orders, or Paypal. Orders paid by check will be held until the check clears. Postal money orders and Paypal purchases will ship immediately. Paypal addresses must be verified, and parcels will only be shipped to the verified address on the Paypal account. You may also purchase with a credit card if you call in your order. We take Visa, Master Card, and Discover. Sorry, no American Express.

International Customers: We accept Paypal with verified accounts only. Paypal addresses must be verified, and parcels will only be shipped to the verified address on the Paypal account.  The full amount paid for the item will be declared on the customs form. Insurance is necessary when allowed.

Return Policy

If you are not happy with your purchase you may return your item if you follow these steps:

Please contact me within 48 hours of receipt to request a return.

Once I have acknowledged the return, you will then have 4 days from acknowledgement to ship the item back to me. The item must be insured and trackable.

Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Once the returned item is received by me, the contents will be inspected to verify completeness and condition as sent, and I will have a maximum of 4 days to refund the buyer.

Goods Damaged During Shipment

If an item is damaged during shipment, please contact me within 48 hours of receipt. Please keep all packing materials and the box, since many times, insurance coverage requires inspection by the issuing agent.

Layaways Available

Layaways are available. For dolls that you cannot purchase outright, please contact me and I’ll try to make the purchase possible for you through layaway.

We will agree to a regular monthly payment amount, to be paid each month. Payments may be made by Paypal, credit card, or check. If you choose to send a payment by Paypal, I will send you a monthly invoice on or near the date requested. If you prefer to send checks by mail, they should be received by the due date. As each payment is received, I will contact you with your remaining balance. Shipping will be added to the final payment.

Once terms are agreed on, payments should be on time and for the amount agreed. If you cannot make your scheduled payment on time, please contact me right away.

On completed layaways, the return policy stated above will apply, except that a shop credit will be issued instead of a refund. The credit will be valid for a 6 month period.

Layaway payments that are 30 days in arrears will be deemed as a failed layaway. A shop credit will be issued for the amount paid to date, and the credit will be valid for a 3 month period.

 

 

Dolls For Sale

Dolls in this gallery are currently for sale. All these dolls may be purchased from this website via shopping cart buttons. My email address is landofozdolls@mchsi.com and my phone number is 815-565-0024. I do take Visa, Mastercard, and Discover along with Paypal. International shipping can be figured upon request. My shopping cart buttons do not charge for international shipping. Happy Shopping!

 

Sales Policy

We do ship worldwide. Dolls may be shipped by USPS Priority Mail, USPS Express Mail or United Parcel Service, whichever the buyer prefers or is the most economical for your destination. Buyers will pay actual shipping costs and insurance, we do not charge a handling fee. Full insurance is required on all dolls shipped within the United States. Full insurance is required to countries that will allow insurance to be purchased. Illinois residents must pay 6.5% state sales tax. Please feel free to contact us prior to purchase to discuss all of your available shipping options.

Customers within the United States: We accept personal checks, postal money orders, or Paypal. Orders paid by check will be held until the check clears. Postal money orders and Paypal purchases will ship immediately. Paypal addresses must be verified, and parcels will only be shipped to the verified address on the Paypal account. You may also purchase with a credit card if you call in your order. We take Visa, Master Card, and Discover. Sorry, no American Express.

International Customers: We accept Paypal with verified accounts only. Paypal addresses must be verified, and parcels will only be shipped to the verified address on the Paypal account.  The full amount paid for the item will be declared on the customs form. Insurance is necessary when allowed.

Return Policy

If you are not happy with your purchase you may return your item if you follow these steps:

Please contact me within 48 hours of receipt to request a return.

Once I have acknowledged the return, you will then have 4 days from acknowledgement to ship the item back to me. The item must be insured and trackable.

Return shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

Once the returned item is received by me, the contents will be inspected to verify completeness and condition as sent, and I will have a maximum of 4 days to refund the buyer.

Goods Damaged During Shipment

If an item is damaged during shipment, please contact me within 48 hours of receipt. Please keep all packing materials and the box, since many times, insurance coverage requires inspection by the issuing agent.

Layaways Available

Layaways are available. For dolls that you cannot purchase outright, please contact me and I’ll try to make the purchase possible for you through layaway.

We will agree to a regular monthly payment amount, to be paid each month. Payments may be made by Paypal, credit card, or check. If you choose to send a payment by Paypal, I will send you a monthly invoice on or near the date requested. If you prefer to send checks by mail, they should be received by the due date. As each payment is received, I will contact you with your remaining balance. Shipping will be added to the final payment.

Once terms are agreed on, payments should be on time and for the amount agreed. If you cannot make your scheduled payment on time, please contact me right away.

On completed layaways, the return policy stated above will apply, except that a shop credit will be issued instead of a refund. The credit will be valid for a 6 month period.

Layaway payments that are 30 days in arrears will be deemed as a failed layaway. A shop credit will be issued for the amount paid to date, and the credit will be valid for a 3 month period.