Friday, July 29, 2016

Vintage Cortendorf Figurines?

I've made many new friends via Instagram, and one particular friend has a shop called, "56Store", in Thailand. They have an amazing vintage collection of 1940s thru 1970s decor, etc. I fell in love with their rare Cortendorf type Figurines of native ladies... I remember a friend of mine via Germany told me about them first. She collected them, and I just thought I'd try to see if they were for sale?! Sure enough, they were! Yay! I was able to purchase them and they arrived to me very quickly too!

 These native ladies are so amazing for their age. Perhaps by the German company Cortendorf? "Founded in 1890 Cortendorf today is part of the city of Coburg-Cortendorf. The well known sculptor Albert Strunz introduced new sculpture designs such as the wall masks that West German Cortendorf pottery is well known for. These Figurines were produced from 1955 - 1960. In the Mid Century Cortendorf is well known for its female wall masks, riskay nude sculptures, animal shaped tea pots and in the 60's produced figures with a wood grain appearance. After 1973 Cortendorf factory was acquired by the Goebel Company." - by Retro Decor  Also, bit of history here by Nostalgie Corner. 

Upon inspection of the girls, they don't have the sticker that shows they are Cortendorf, instead they have just a sticker on them, "Japan".
 They both have hair glued on. These types of figurines are rare and can be very expensive. I've seen them as African, Hawaiian, and Native figurines. My faves are the figurines with hair most. The one with brown long hair has a faded flower, possibly a Hawaiian or Polynesian girl.

 This girl has darker hair, is more curly and thick, and is a bit larger compared to the other. One is holding a water jug, and this one is holding a piece of cloth, probably washing clothes by a stream...

 I will have to do a bit more research on them... Thank you again to 56Store for the amazing transaction! You guys were awesome. They both arrived safely, well-packed and super fast! I will shopping with you again!

Then, another sweet friend, KitschandKawaii, msg me about a cutie she found via etsy! Wow, thank you Christine for the notice. I snatched her up and here she is...
 Similar to my other two soft vinyl dolls from Japan, this one is missing her hat and is made in Hong Kong, instead of Japan.
 She is very similar, except for the feel of the vinyl, a bit more pliable and soft.
 She is a cute sister to my smaller version...

Just some random photos of cotton candy I was craving for a few days ago...
 Having fun with the rubber swan...
 I also received from Amiami, my preorder of Rement's Hitachi appliances. Just one of them below, the Hitachi color TV. It fits nicely inside, Tomy Little Rooms! More on the Hitachi brand miniatures later...
Thanks for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Epixcon 2016!

Once again we participated in Guam's version of Comicon/ Epixcon 2016 at the Agana Shopping Center, and it was definitely a great experience.

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth and supported! Biba Epixcon, Biba Guam!

 Early birds get the worm... We got there early to set up. Many artists and vendors were there too.

 After setup... Yes, that's me back there, a rare photo opp peeps! LOL

 After setup, Sara as "The Marionette" from FNAF.

 Taby as "Super Sonico".

 Taby made these pillow key chains above for the event!

 She worked on them the night before and did an amazing job too!

Back to Epixcon...

A few of the coplayers I was able to catch while a walk through of the space...

A few pics of other vendors at the event...

 Artists too!

Though we didn't make as much as last year's event, it was definitely a great experience, and we got to meet a lot of amazing people with like minds and talents.

Biba Epixcon, Biba Guam Cosplayers!

Thank you for reading! ~ ggsdolls

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Interesting Finds!

Here are some interesting finds that came in today...

This cute little bobble head tiger was calling to me to adopt him... with no bidders in sight, I did.
 He's quite small for a bobble head. But still needs a bid of trimming and fixing here and there...

 Here he is with my other vintage retro bobble head animal. They are both so cute.

I then, found this cute jewelry box. Also no bidders. Still has its original tag.
 Quite unique too. Underneath the box has a compartment for the key to open the jewel box.
...and the battery compartment, for what you ask? So, you can press the buttons to play some cute music, 3 types too.

The inside of the jewel box. The accessories that come included, but not shown are apple hair tie, apple necklace, two rings, and one large pearl necklace.

Video of the right side button. Plays, "Happy Birthday" song.

Video of the left side button. Plays, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes" Disney theme song.

Video of the middle button. Plays, sounds and says something in Japanese? sorry, couldn't make it out?

 Read along "Sleeping Beauty" with record. Now, I have two of the sonogram book fairytale series.

My ultimate treasure find, this lovely vintage coloring book called, "Star Jewel Princess" by セイカノートぬりえ/ Seika. I have the very same coloring book from my cousin, back in the early 80s.
 But, this one is nice and mint. I may have written about it before. I will have to see if I did? LOL. Sorry age is catching up to me...
 Mine was colored already by my cousin and I colored the pages that weren't colored. I remember using this very coloring book to trace, so, I can practice drawing Galaxy-eyed gals... Ahhh, the memories of my pre-teen years!
Amazing finds...
Enjoying a drink to summer!

Thank you for Reading! ~ ggsdolls