When I started collecting dolls, it had nothing to do with their value, or what was popular at the time. It has to do with what I like then, what the doll looks like, and how I relate to them. From the beginning of collecting my doll, I started looking for different things in the doll that I wanted to buy.
My first qualification is what the doll looks like. I know it sounds shallow, but you have to like what the doll looks like, and if you want to show it. It does not matter if it’s the size doll souvenir boneka , or the little doll that you’ll show on the shelf, you have to like what you see. You need to decide which style you like, and where you want to display it.
Well, the decision was more difficult that I imagined. I love the cuteness of the little screen doll, as well as the life of a bigger doll personality that is Dolls 36 to 40 inches. How did you decide where to start? Well I chose a little of both. I did not know at that time what my style was; It was all new to me, so I just bought what I wanted. Since then I have learned to discipline myself and buy in smaller quantities, and to request a more expensive collection for my birthday or for Christmas. You end up running out of space if you buy everything at once.
I am depending on what phase you are in your life. If you buy for your daughter or granddaughter, you may be interested in Madame Alexander Huggums doll. This is a beginner doll for your little one to start loving. If you buy yourself, then the search is endless. It depends if you’re looking for a realistic toddler, or a new born-born doll, or a little doll that’s just adorable for your shelf. You can collect everything, but the price can be very expensive. Start with a certain style, and then expand from there.
I love them all, but I must say that the reborn baby is my favorite. I do not know if it’s because I like the stage of a newborn when bringing home a newborn baby, or if it just reminds me of the time I took my kids home when they were born, but these doll artists always amaze me. The way they create life like expressions, realistic facial expressions, and tiny little veins you see in newborn babies, keeps on me. I see these babies and I am always amazed at how to live like that. This is my favorite.
However, when I saw the really wasteful dolls made by Dolls, I found it hard to choose. These toddlers look so alive as they really remind you of your child or grandchild when they are a toddler. You can replace their poses, change their clothes, based on their ball joints, but the pose is usually endless.
And then you have a glamor doll. This doll is really glamorous and her hair and clothes are so beautiful. Some of my favorites are from The Doll Maker & Friends, Key To My Heart Dolls, which are part of the Linda Rick Doll collection.
Regardless of which doll you decide to start collecting, make sure it’s something you love, something you’ll enjoy for years to come, and you have a relationship with you. Many of these dolls have clothes that suit those who make the gathering all the more fun, that’s the collection of dolls.
Sherry Cox is an experienced doll collector with expert knowledge on many doll artists and several different doll collection lines. As a diligent collector, she writes a monthly syndication column that answers many of your questions about collecting dolls, determining the value of your dolls, releasing new dolls, new doll artists, and many other topics collectors have.