APRIL 1, 1949 – APRIL 23, 2020
   We are sad to report that Diane Hoffman has become a victim of the Covid-19 virus. She was such an important part of the South Broadway Antiques scene.
   Inspired by the love of doll collecting from her own mother, Diane Hoffman found her passion for dolls at a young age. Forty-five years ago, Diane founded Turn of the Century Antiques on Antique Row in Denver, Colorado.
   She was also past president of the national antique dealers association and belonged to two doll clubs. This youtube video is delightful to watch and shows both Diane and Rachel in their doll store.
   In those 40 plus years, Diane Hoffman acquired a vast knowledge in all aspect of the antique world, specializing in dolls and teddy bears. Turn of the Century was one of the nation’s largest family-owned brick and mortar vintage and antique doll shops in the United States. Experts in buying and selling antique dolls, they purchased one doll or a entire collection, always handling dolls with dignity and respect. Located in Denver, they would gladly travel to pick up a doll. Dolls and their accessories are theirpassion at Turn of the Century Antiques. The shop has been family owned and operated since 1980.
   Diane’s daughter Rachel, Sr. operations manager of Turn of the Century Antiques, tells us that Diane “was widely acknowledged as one of the most respected and knowledgeable authorities in the field of antique and collectible dolls. Their remarkable showcase store in the center of Denver’s Antique Row shopping district, is only surpassed by their collection of satisfied customers. Specializing in buying and selling antique and rare dolls they also have a free verbal appraisal service which is run by Rachel who is also considered an expert in rare and collectible dolls. Whether its buying, selling, getting an appraisal or getting a dear old friend repaired Turn of the Century Antiques can handle all your needs. Diane will be missed.
   Our sympathies go to Rachel. We hope she will survive this great loss.

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