Collectible dolls vary in size, age, color and cost as well as age and quality expectations. In fact, dolls that were originally considered “cheap toys” in their day actually became very expensive “collectible dolls” less than 20 years later! Consider the Barbie doll…
There is a great article at Collectors Weekly that talks about this too: Flashback: Dolls Are More Than Toys. The article, which originally appeared in the December 1942 issue of American Collector, discusses the history of dolls, noting their multiple uses (including religion and fashion).
Of course, here at BetterEverything.net we are interested in sharing our selected vendors and supporting our reasons why we chose them. Our selected vendor for the Collectible Dolls category is Stella’s Treasures. We have known Stella, the owner of Stella’s Treasures, since before she ever opened her first physical store. We met Stella when she was selling new and retired collectible dolls at doll shows in the northwest.
Stella had a little doll shop in Beaverton, Oregon for many years but in 2008 decided to move to California. At that time she closed her physical shop (Stella’s Doll House) and opened an online only store which is called Stella’s Treasures.
Due to her many years selling collectible dolls at shows and in her store, as well as being a doll collector in her own right, Stella has a wide variety of collectible dolls to offer via her virtual store.
If you are a doll collector please take a browse at http://www.stellastreasures.com and experience this wonderful lady (and her treasures) for yourself!
In addition to a great variety of older and new collectible dolls, she also continues to offer customer service that makes her virtual visitors feel just like they are in her shop in person.
If you are looking for collectible dolls, we strongly recommend http://www.stellastreasures.com.
Modern collectors, though often enamored with “antique dolls” are more often collecting collectible dolls that take them back to fond childhood memories. In some cases, they are recovering favored dolls that they cherished as children but other times they are seeking to fill a lifelong wish for one special doll that alluded them.