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How to buy antique dolls

How to buy antique dolls:
  1. Acquaint yourself with all the facets of dolls and doll making: porcelain, china, composition, cloth, vinyl, plastic and papier-mâché are terms you should know and understand.

  2. Decide which dolls really interest you - what kind of doll? Which period? Which particular maker?

  3. Familiarize yourself with how collectors value dolls. Prices vary based on area, originality and popularity, but certain things - condition, visibility of maker's mark - are pretty standard. There are many books and magazines, which can help you understand these criteria.

  4. Consider the financial side of collecting. Doll collecting is an established hobby - for some it's a vocation. You'll find hobby groups, national associations and magazines devoted to the subject.

  5. Doll prices can be pretty high. So carefully make your choice keeping future value in mind.






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