Audry

Beloved Shop Dog, Passed away July, 2013

Audry loved the doll shop more than any place on Earth. She came to work with "bells" on and spent her days on the ramp greeting and "waving" at customers, begging for lunch treats, and keeping us all entertained. She was kind, gentle, and sweet. She protected us and reminded us of Ferdinand The Bull. She passed away in our shop on July 25th, 2013 and we miss her everyday. She is memorialized on the front of our store, so we can say hi to her everyday when coming to work.










Diane Hoffman

Owner

Forty years ago, Diane founded Turn of the Century Antiques on Antique Row in Denver, Colorado. During this time she has acquired a vast knowledge of all aspect of the antique world, specializing in dolls and teddy bears. She has become one of the most respected authorities in the field of antique and collectible dolls. She won the Award of Excellence for her Christmas Display at the UFDC Convention in 2011. Diane’s professional memberships include United Federation of Doll Clubs and the National Antique Doll Dealers Association. She is recognized and well known for her accurate appraisals and authentication of fine antiques. Her remarkable showcase store in the center of Denver’s antique row, is only surpassed by her collection of satisfied customers

Artwork by Patrick Kane McGregor


Rachel Hoffman

Operations Manager

Rachel Hoffman currently works in the antique industry specializing in antique dolls. She has twelve years experience as the Internet sales and advertising manager for Turn of the Century Antiques on Antique Row in Denver – one of the country’s premier antique shopping districts. She also consults for Heidelberg Antiques specializing in Black Forest and European country antiques.

Her professional memberships include the National Antique Doll Dealers Association and she is current President of Denver’s Antique Row Organization for 2014.

She spends her free time crawling thrift stores for special finds, hanging with her English Bulldog, “Peyton”, decorating her condo, blogging, and expanding her designer handbag and jewelry collection.

Pam Strawn

Photographer/Web Manager

Pam integrates our huge selection and the internet so that anyone can see and buy our rare and special dolls. With a long history in management and customer service, Pam is the friendly voice you will hear when calling or e-mailing. If you have a problem she will find a solution. Pam has embraced doll collecting and has developed a knowledge passion for the trade over many years. With her delightful personality and spirit, she adds a very caring touch to our business. Without her beautiful pictures and attention to detail, we wouldn't be able to bring our dolls to life.

Sally Freeman

Curator

Sally is our curator of dolls. She does everything from costuming to making sure the right head is on the right body.  Sally sews, writes, shops, and does everything in between. Sally is the "magic" behind the scenes and without her daily input and expert advice, we would not be who we are. Sally's simple goal is excellence. 

Peyton

Daily Dose Of Slobber 

Peyton joined our crew in November of 2013 on Thanksgiving day.  She comes to work daily and works very hard for pieces of bologna that Pam brings her and loves scratches and working on Saturdays. We love Peyton's fierce loyalty, love of life, and how hard she works to keep it light hearted around here.

Stanley Strawn

Shipping/Sales/Repair

He has many jobs but mainly heads our shipping department. He oversees the packing and shipping all of our dolls so they arrive safe and sound to their new homes. He is expert at packing and has had extensive training and experience in the shipping world. He knows the trade inside and out. He is here everyday with a cheerful smile and helpful personality. We are very happy he is a part of our staff.