Giving dolls a second life. Rescuing dolls from thrift stores, flea markets,and estate sales.
Sadly, Claudene Christian, the founder of the Collegiate Doll Company was a victim of Hurricane Sandy, on 2012-10-29. She was one of the two crew members who died when the replica of the HMS Bounty built for the 1960 movie went down off North Carolina.I had never heard of Ms Christian, or the Doll Company, prior to the sinking. I had been interested in the Bounty for some time. But as I read about her I came to realize that Ms Christian was a remarkable person.