Collecting is a hobby that requires a lot of patience and the ability to spot a gem. But the one thing that many want to know about with their doll collection is will it have value? How do I get a return on my collection?
Being a serious doll collector can cost a lot of money and effort but it would be worth it to have a stunning collection.
The first thing that you will want to do is share the collection with others. You are working hard to find the parts of a set or even create your own list of preferred dolls, so you would surely want to display that for everyone else to see- these dolls don’t need to be a heavily guarded secret. The remarks that you will get from others about the beauty and the dedication to find the dolls itself will be rewarding.
It is important to know the value of your dolls. The value of a doll will increase with age- much like jewelry. However one catch is that any damage done to them can also lessen the value. Keeping your dolls as flawless as possible is a must if you want to retain their value and allow them to accumulate more. There are many things that you should and should not do in order to take care of your dolls, so if you’re not sure of these steps, then ask someone who might know. Going to trade shows is a great way to do this. You can even ask your friends that collect to share some tips with you.
It isn’t always about the money. Sometimes people want to collect dolls to create new memories. The feeling of nostalgia that you have when looking at your doll collection can be very satisfying. Not to mention, this could be a wonderful thing to leave behind for your family as part of a legacy.
Whatever the reasoning might be, many wish to collect dolls- let Gigi’s Dolls help jumpstart that collection today.