Helma's Top Dolls is a webshop specialized in collector dolls, like the
Annette Himstedt dolls. Helma's Top Dolls took over the activities of
former Kay Poppenatelier which was a doll shop in the centre of
Gorinchem in the Netherlands. After Annette Himstedt stopped the
production of her dolls we closed our shop in 2009. We went on with our webshop under a new better fitting name "Helma's Top Dolls". Ofcourse with the same passion and service like you used to have when it was Kay Poppenatelier.
Here a short impression of what we experienced the last decades:
From 1989 till 2009
Doll shop in Gorinchem
- started with the production of porcelain dolls
giving lessons in making dolls and much more
- It did not take long before the Annette Himstedt dolls
became our main article
- we have sold; Annette Himstedt, Steiff, RobertTonner,
Götz, Zapf, Zwergnase, Käthe Kruse, Heidi Ott, and
several other brand dolls.
April 1999 the famous illusionist Hans Klok (the fastest
magician of the world) was our guest of honour on our
10 years celebration.
On 1 July
1999 Annette Himstedt visited our shop in Gorinchem
and did a signing party.
This was fantastic, a lot of happy people, it surely was a
On 13 October 2001
Nicole Marschollek (Zwergnase)
was our guest of honour on our 12½ year jubilee.
On 6 September 2007
we went to the
Annette Himstedt Manufaktur in
Paderborn, Germany, with a touring car
full of doll collectors . It was a very
special and wonderful day.
On 31 July 2009
we closed our shop
after more than 20 years.
everything still goes on, through
2021 we took over the Annette Himstedt Repairs and
Parts from Hedi Allgeier.
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