About us

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François THEIMER
4 rue des cavaliers
89130 TOUCY

Téléphone: +(33)03 86 74 31 76
Télécopie: +(33)03 86 74 32 13

Short Biography

Born Strasbourg (France) April 14, 1949.

After several works he came to Paris 1970 and in 1975 open a Parisian toy and doll shop named “POLICHINELLE in Montmartre district of Paris. Create two years later , 1977, the “doll restoration business” in opposition to the doll repairing business.

Specialized in Antique French Dolls and Toys. Mariied December 1986 with Danielle a wonderful dokumentalist.

Organizer of the 3 World Congresses of Antique doll collectors (1980 and 1982 in Paris, 1984 in Monaco and 1994 in Paris La Villette.

Publisher from 1980 to 1986 the first French Doll magazine “Polichinelle” , interrupted few years and re started in 1993 under the new title of “Encyclopedia POLICHINELLE” and issued yearly until 1999 (Volume 1 to 7)

Organizer of Special Doll exhibitions in France, including the “Doll Festival in Montmartre” (1987) as “The Poupées Royales exhibit” in 2006, the “HURET exhibit in 2008 at the Ambassador Hôtel in Paris.

Expert and appraiser at the French Court of Appeal in Paris in the category of “Antique Dolls, Toys and Automatons” from 17 to 20th century.

Organizer of specialized auctions since 1982 in Paris (now Ambassador Hotel-Paris every two months)

Create the Doll Fair POLICHINELLE (now ones in the year in Paris)

International Lecturer (speak three languages) USA, Australia, Japan and Europe.

Teacher in ArtSchool since 1988 and Author (mostly in collaboration with his wife Danielle) of several specialized books on antique Dolls and toys (including the “Encyclopedia of French Dolls”.