Marie's Merry Doll Mansion



This is just a sample of what's available about dolls and where to learn even more.   This information is in no way complete.   There are TONS of stuff about dolls of all kinds. 

Buy or check new and old books.   They all have something to offer:

bulletBlue Books - Dolls & Values, by Jan Foulke (Updated price guide)
bulletJan Foulke's Guide to Dolls  - Identification and Price Guide
bulletDolls Values, Antique to Modern books (Updated price guide)
bulletModern Collectible Dolls series by Patsy Moyer books
bulletCollectible African American Dolls  Identification  & Values by Yvonne H. Ellis
bulletThe Definitive Guide to Collecting Black Dolls by Debbie Garrett
bulletOfficial Price Guide to Dolls by Denise Van Patten
bulletBlack Dolls, Book I and Book II, by Myla Perkins
bulletMadame Alexander Collector's Dolls by Patricia Smith book

Buy or subscribe to magazines.  See the ads - you'll keep up with what's going on.

bulletDoll Reader magazine
bulletFashion Doll Quarterly Magazine (FDQ)  
bulletAntique Doll Collector magazine
bulletContemporary Doll Collector magazine
bulletHaute Doll Magazine   (a magazine all about fashion dolls)

Finding collectible dolls 
bulletDoll shows, conventions, or auctions - if you've never been - go!  You will love the experience. 
bulletDoll shops - if you don't buy there, they may all disappear.  Buy local if you can.
bulletThe Internet - including Ebay and other online auctions.  Get hooked - it's fun!
bulletDoll websites on the The Internet - So many people selling so many great dolls and things!!
bulletThrift Shops, Salvation Army, Goodwill.  Times have changed, though.  It's rare to find nice quality dolls in these these kinds of stores.   Check to see if they have a website
bulletGarage and estate sales
bulletClassified ads in newspapers and doll magazines
bulletClub participation or conventions
bulletGrandma's attic - yes, people still find treasures there.


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