Sunday, March 9, 2014
Sample Blog with Links
Similar to what I wrote on About.com, a sample blog and some links. Thanks again for all your emails and comments; while I can't read and respond to them all, I certainly try and take your suggestions to heart! Please note that I am not an appraiser, and do not buy and sell doll collections; I am a doll scholar, collector, and author, who plans to open a museum and library when she retires. I have been including links to the previous guide's articles on buying/selling and For those selling local auction houses, antique malls, online information for Theriault's, Frashers, Noel Barrett, Morphy auctions, Skinner, and other auction houses can help you with your questions. If you can get to Google, just "Google" their names and you will find them. Good luck and thanks to all who have sent best wishes and kind words of admiration. I hope we will be doing this together for a very long time!! Barbie has engendered controversy since 1959 when her "mother" Ruth Handler introduced her to the Toy World. The latest controversy involves the doll's new Girl Scout Badge and her cover for The Sports Illustrated Swim Suit issue. More About China Dolls talks about the history of these wonderful figures and their role in doll collecting. China Heads II continues the discussion and also addresses unusual examples in my own collection. Uneek Doll Designs is the brainchild of Debbie Ritter, and Etsy entrepreneur who produces remarkable portraits in miniature of historical, literary, and fictional persons. Finally, here is an updated piece on action figures, male and female, and G. I. Joe's birthday.