I don't really have a page where I can put some miscellaneous things that have come up in my research and collecting career so I've decided to put it here.

This is a letter from Mr. Neil Estern that he sent to me in July 1994. I had written to Ms. Judy Izen, a well-known authority on Ideal dolls to see if she could connect me with him. She graciously forwarded my letter. If you've read my book, you know the role he played in sculpting many of the Crissy family of dolls, as well as other members of other Ideal doll lines. This is what he mailed back to me. I could barely contain my excitement when I received it! And yes, before you ask, I forgot to save a copy of my letter. So I don't remember what I asked him! Darn.

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