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Doll Collecting Basics!

Updated on February 5, 2013

Doll Collector! For Beginners And Pros!

Doll Collector! For Beginners And Pros! The on-line source for doll collectors.Everyone remembers their favorite doll. Even little boys had their GI Joes. Dolls have been around forever and collecting them can be both fun and profitable.

As with any collectible, the beginning doll collector must learn about dolls and what makes them valuable. There are thousands of dolls out there that have very little value as a collectible, yet they are being sold at flea markets and auctions for very high prices. Vendors either rely on novice doll collectors to get rid of their junk or they think that if it looks old, it's valuable.Here at the "Doll Collector", we'll attempt to give you some basic knowledge in what to look for when searching out collectible dolls and how to avoid paying outrageous prices for junk dolls. What brand of doll is collectible and what they are made of.

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Materials Used For Dolls

Over the years, dolls have been made from just about everything! There are bisque dolls, celluloid dolls, china dolls, clay dolls, cloth dolls, corn husks dolls, paper dolls, and dolls made out of plastic, polymer clay, porcelain, resin, rubber, vinyl, wax wood, bone, ivory, papier-mâché, leather etc.

10 Things You Should Inspect When Buying an Antique Bisque Doll.

Terminology: Antique and Vintage Dolls.

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Looking For Vintage Dolls? You Might Like This On-Line Vintage Doll Garage Sale! Over 7500 Items!

There's nothing more fun than a "garage sale" for the collector, and this one has over 7500 vintage doll related items! Just click on this link to check them out: Vintage Doll Garage Sale!

All of these items are from people just like you and me who have a shop on Bonanzle. The link above only gives you the "vintage doll related" items and their prices. Like a garage sale, if the shop owners happen to be on-line, you can dicker the price because each shop has it's own "chat board".

Who knows! You may enjoy checking out these items so much that you'll want to open your own shop. And why not! It's free!

And here's a link to My Bonanzle Store!

Vintage Dolls On YouTube

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      7 years ago

      Good resource for new doll collectors.

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      7 years ago

      I've started to collect the Berenguer dolls...I love them !!

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      11 years ago

      Great lens! I would like to invite you to become a member of Get Ratings, Give Ratings! So that others can see and rate your lens!


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