Monday, January 27, 2014
Recently, I did some research for an Estate that contained a large doll collection as part of its assets. I did research about liquidating the collection, and also about the types of dolls, mainly modern, involved. This was a new aspect of collecting and of the doll world for me. I am not sure I liked it. There is a tremendous amount of leg work and other work involved in such a venture. I include some photos here for my followers to enjoy. What is fun is to see how each collector's vision is different. Truly, no two collections are alike. The dolls collected are an expression of that collector's passion. Some buy or acquire only 2-3 dolls per year, others hundreds. While I never met a doll I didn't like, I am leaning towards adding only two to three dolls to the collection myself, if only as another way to "think outside the doll house." My focus has been on metal dolls, and I plan to begin the hunt for an Edison Phonograph Doll, even if all I can find is the torso of metal. The metal Huret is also on my horizon, as always. I have been asked to give two more programs on dolls so far this year, and one more at GAHC related to Hinges and Hearts, and I am about to start a writing project involving dolls. Needless to say, the museum is very busy these days. We are grateful beyond measure that our book is selling well, and for the wonderful reviews we have received. With the demise of IDEX 2014 and IDEX in general, I feel that collecting in general has taken a negative turn. Yet, I see dolls and stuffed animals everywhere, as well as all kinds of doll related figures. I hope you enjoy the photos, and that wherever you are, you are warm and safe, and escaping this new Ice Age which seems to be overtaking us.