Over the years, as our collection of Peggy Nisbet Dolls was slowly growing, we had good reason to be indebted to many of the people we met along the way.
Some were fellow collectors, others were knowledgeable sellers, and a few were the custodians of private and public collections, who generously allowed us access to their Nisbet treasure troves, and assisted us with our researches.   Thanks to them, we were even allowed to showcase part of our doll collection in a well-known and much loved West Country museum.

Many of these people have become firm friends – Some, (though not nearly enough of them), we have been able to meet face-to-face, (usually over an exciting new collection of Nisbets), while others, we know only through the wonders of the internet.

All of these people – our friends – have one thing in common.   That is, a great fondness and affection for the dolls of Peggy Nisbet.   They have motivated, helped, encouraged, and corrected our researches, (and still do!) – and it is these, our fellow doll collectors, who are ultimately responsible for inspiring the creation of this website.

To Nisbet Doll Collectors everywhere - Thank you for your inspiration and support - especially to Pauline C, for the loan of her very extensive archive of Nisbet catalogues and paperwork, and to Alice J, for her continued help, advice, and photographs, but most of all, for her friendship

Thanks also to : Sue Brewer, Jim and Bettie G,  Chelsey S,  Jack G,  Dawn H, Wendy D, and Janet M.

Special thanks to Liz N, Nick G, and the Staff of the North Somerset Museum, for giving us the opportunity to share our collection with a wider audience 

And particularly to Peggy Nisbet, MBE, whose creativity, skill, and craftsmanship has given us so much pleasure and enjoyment over the years, and stimulated a greater interest in history, costume, and most of all, in collecting her lovely dolls!


21st September 2023


Important Announcement


My dear wife, Christine, passed away on the 8th December, 2021after 8 weeks in hospital. I was by her side, when she slipped away from me peacefully, with no pain or suffering.


Chris had been struggling with a slow decline in health, associated with a progressive, untreatable, and ultimately terminal lung disease, and finally succumbed to her old adversary, Pneumonia.


We had been friends for 55 years, together as a couple for 50 years, and married just a month short of 48 years, when she died.   


This website was Chris's idea, and I did all the technical stuff, to make it work.   After news of Chris's passing reached her close friends in the doll collecting world, I was deeply touched and gratified to hear their tributes to my dear wife, and I must thank them all for their kindness and support.   Ultimately, it was her doll friends that gave me the courage to continue with the website.


In the months before her eventual hospitalisation, Chris had outlined a number of additions and changes she wanted to make to the website, and it is my intention to honour those wishes, and to implement the changes we had considered, over the coming weeks and months.


I must apologise to all those who have written to us via the website, only to have your emails go unanswered.   Unfortunately, the email system had been hacked aroung the time Chris was going into hospital, and many emails must have been lost, as a result.


As you might imagine, I felt completely broken by Chris's loss, and it is only now, almost 22 months after her passing, that I have felt strong enough to even look at the website again.   


My aim is to continue with the website, and to implement Chris's aims for her many new ideas as soon as I can.   In the meantime, I have hopefully got the email system sorted out, and I will attempt to answer any enquiries as soon as I can, and to send replies with the same high degree of accuracy that a reply from Chris would have had.


From now on, I will be flying solo, whilst my co-pilot and guide will be soaring much higher, (though she is always in my heart, and in my thoughts).


My thanks to all our website visitors for your continued support


Dave (also known as Arthur), and Chris, (my lost love, Guinevere)


Christine Poulten

25th December 1949 - 8th December 2021