Here’s How You Can Start Your Own Doll Collection

For some people, their doll collection starts when an older person gives them their first doll as a present. For example, a mom gives her toddler a doll and she loves it so much that she wants another… and another…and another. Pretty soon, a little girl has a room full of dolls, or at least… Read more »

Can You Believe Barbie Has Turned 60 Years Old?

We always like to think of our societal icons in their prime. Take, for instance, Madonna. Would you rather think of her the way she looked in the 1980s or present day? If you’re like most people, you think of 80s Madonna, just like you have a specific picture in your mind for people like… Read more »

Which Vintage Barbie Dolls Fetch the Highest Market Prices?

Barbie dolls can be worth a lot of money if you have certain ones. Take, for instance, the original Barbie from 1959. The first Barbie wore a black and white swimsuit, had a side ward glance with her eyes, and had her hair in a ponytail. If you have her in her original box, and… Read more »

Finding Clothing for the Modern Barbie Doll

Think back to the beginning of 2016. Do you remember what happened that shook up the Barbie world? Back in January 2016, Mattel, the company that makes Barbie dolls, decided to release dolls in what could best be described as “more realistic” body types. So, instead of the one quite thin version, Barbie would be… Read more »

The Continued Legacy of Steiff Bears

If you see the name Steiff associated with toys, and, in particular, stuffed bears, you should know about Margarete Steiff. Despite having polio and being confined to a wheelchair, she founded the company that bears her family name… and it has become the world’s premier manufacturer of high-end toys and collectibles– a luxury toy brand… Read more »

An Overview of Bisque Dolls

In the late 1860s, an innovation in doll making came into being– the development of bisque dolls. Up until that time, dolls were typically glazed porcelain. Bisque dolls were different because they allowed for more realistic skin tones, since they were unglazed porcelain. Meant for Collectors Because they were and are breakable (and expensive), bisque… Read more »

Gift Ideas for Doll Collectors

What do you get doll collectors as gifts? Dolls? Sure! But what else? Doll Magazines Did you ever think about getting them a subscription to a doll magazine? There are actually several to consider, including American Girl, Antique Doll Collector, and Art Doll Quarterly. A quick Google search online will find you several options to… Read more »

Things to Know About American Girl Dolls

Most young girls know about American Girl. It’s a famous doll and book company that made its debut in 1986 and has been going strong ever since. Portrayals For the most part, American Girl dolls have portrayed eight- to eleven-year-old girls of a variety of ethnicities. They’ve been sold with accompanying books told from the… Read more »

An Overview of Paper Dolls

You’ve probably heard of the term “paper dolls,” especially if you have young girls in your family or you, yourself, were ever a young girl. For almost two hundred years, paper dolls have been inexpensive, popular children’s toys aimed primarily at little girls who enjoy playing with them and dressing them. What are paper dolls?… Read more »

Tips for Displaying Your Doll Collection

You’ve been collecting dolls for some time, and they’re starting to pile up in boxes in the corner of a room not often seen by company. But wait– what good are they doing there with no admirers? One of the best reasons to have and grow a doll collection is to display it for friends,… Read more »