dolls are for those of us who still love dolls, despite our age. They
are a wonderful way to recapture the joys of childhood, while at the
same time building a foundation that can be passed on to future generations.
Collectible dolls are grown-up toys destined to be the antiques of the
next generation. Dolls have been found in the tombs of ancient Egyptians
and were also buried in the graves of Greek and Roman children.
Collectible dolls are often made
of porcelain, bisque, wood, cloth, metal, papier-mâché or composition
materials. They are a memorable gift for every woman and are perfect
for special occasions such as Mother’s Day, Anniversaries, Weddings,
Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, and Baby Showers.
Collectible dolls are prized possessions
of women and men who appreciate quality craftsmanship. Although they
are not meant to be play dolls, they are wonderful items for children
and adults alike.
Dolls normally fall into four categories:
collectible, antique, modern, or contemporary. Dolls are considered
to be antique if they are at least one hundred years old, however, some
that were made just before or during the early 1920s may also be considered
antique. Dolls are considered to be modern if they were made over the
last 25 to 30 years, and those that are made today are called contemporary.
Collectible dolls can be
pure antiques, porcelain, belonging to a particular theme or era or
mass produced. For many years, collecting dolls, along with the clothing
they wear, has been a very popular hobby around the world. Doll collecting
is still the second most popular hobby in the USA.
Dolls that show significant wear
or are dirty or stained, or those that are not presented with their
original costume or accessories will bring a lower price than that indicated
in pricing guides. Dolls that will not be displayed should be wrapped
in acid-free tissue paper and packed away in a box. If you want to collect
dolls as an investment, make sure that the resale value of these dolls
will increase annually.
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Baby Dolls are perfectly suited for those who have a passion for collecting
life like baby dolls.
Baby dolls come in a variety of materials
and have been popular among little girls and collectors since the beginning
of time. There are even baby dolls that eat, sleep, and talk. If you
are looking for some new baby dolls to add to your collection, the Internet
offers plenty of great options.
Porcelain dolls are some of the most
widely collected dolls. Porcelain collectible dolls are classic gifts
that will never go out of fashion. They are normally handcrafted from
high quality porcelain and are then hand painted to express facial features
in expressive poses. Real human characteristics can easily be replicated
with porcelain and these dolls are very appealing. Collectors of porcelain
dolls often search auctions and estate sales for antique dolls, some
of which date back to the Victorian era or earlier.
Collectible dolls are usually more
fragile and more valuable than dolls that are intended for play, so
they require special consideration and care. In fact, some of the most
collectible dolls are not made for children at all. As many collectible
dolls are rare and beautiful, they should not be used as playthings.
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