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Doll Collecting Tips

Doll collecting is now the second biggest hobby in the United States. Stamp collecting is number one. If you are new to doll collecting, it can be overwhelming. Here are some tips I think you may find interesting and useful

Many people have a special doll from their childhood and want to find out more about that doll. Many others have always loved dolls and want to know more about them. Here are a few easy tips to follow when beginning to collect these little treasures.

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How to Care for Your Doll

Tips and Tricks on Doll Cleaning & Preservation

This is a pretty lengthy newsletter this month, but contains valuable information for doll collectors. In this newsletter, we explain tips and tricks to the care and preservation of your doll depending on which kind you have.

Porcelain Dolls
With porcelain, the decorations are usually fired on, so it would be unlikely that that you would hurt them by cleaning. Use warm soapy water. If this doesn’t work good enough, try a wet eraser to remove marks. As a last resort, very, very gently clean with a low abrasive cleaner such as Tilex or Soft Scrub. Use caution because some cleansers have bleaching agents that could be devastating to antique clothing, wigs or bodies. Ultra violet rays can be very damaging to porcelain dolls, so when you are displaying your doll, avoid direct sunlight.

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Doll Types Explained

Did you know that doll collecting is rated as the second
biggest collectible hobby in the United States?

With all the different doll manufacturers there are today, it can sometimes get confusing on what kind of doll is best to buy. Besides having to determine which manufacturer is the best one to go with, you then need to figure out which kind of doll is suited best for the purpose. Do you want a hand crafted doll, Artist doll, play doll, designer doll, licensed doll? It can get confusing.

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