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Collecting Antique Dolls
Newer collectors often write to ask us what type doll they should begin their collections with. First and foremost, we advise collectors to purchase what they really love. First purchases are often made timidly because new collectors are afraid of making costly mistakes and they do not want to spend large sums of money on a doll until they really know what they are doing.
An Overview of American Girl Doll Collecting
Collecting American Girl Dolls is a wonderful way to teach young children about early American history. The Dolls are representations of the characters in the American Girl series books.
Antique Collectible Dolls
When you think of antique dolls images of fine porcelain and frilly dresses may come to mind. However, bright red yarn hair, cotton body, and button eyes have also entered the collecting and antique scene. If you had not guessed already, we are referring to the Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls.
An Introduction to Buying an Antique Doll
It could be said that the best time for the production of dolls was between 1840 and 1850. This is largely because a great amount of work and pride was used when making these dolls. Every little detail is crafted and thought about from details like hand painting the eyes to riveting the cloth or leather bodies.
Have a Doll to Sell?
Have you decided to thin out your doll collection, or perhaps you have inherited an antique doll from a family member that you wish to liquidate. What ever the reason, many people really do not know where to start, or how to get the best price for an unwanted doll.
German Antique Dolls - A bit of History
From the 1840ís through until the early 1920ís, some of the most beautiful dolls ever created, were produced in Germany .
Ashton Drake Marketplace
28 years ago, my shop was one of the first shops to get onboard when the Bradford Exchange decided to open a "Dealer Division" in Canada. I am sure there was no one who had looked in a magazine in 1980, and not seen "Matthew".
What Determines Antique Doll Values
There are many factors in determining the value of an antique doll. I will try to cover some of the most important basics in this article.
Madame Alexander Doll - Scarlett
One of my favorite vintage Madame Alexander dolls is Scarlett. December 1939 was the debut of the new line of Madame Alexander composition Scarlett OíHara dolls. These exquisite dolls were the first creations to portray the beauty and intrigue of our favorite Southern Belle.
Caring for Porcelain Dolls
How to select, care for and preserve collectible porcelin dolls. Exceptional ones, as in any collectible arena, may be hard to find, but there are plenty of beautiful specimens for any collector.
Collectible Porcelain Dolls and the Collectible Antique Doll
Collectible Dolls are wonderful items for children and adults alike. Collectible porcelain dolls are very delicate with unique features and carefully designed details. Many collectible antique dolls come in all shapes and sizes with some, like a frozen china doll, being less than two inches tall.
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