Your first doll may have been given as a Christmas present. A few months later, you find yourself with another pretty doll you bought from an antique store. Before you know it, you already have 10 special dolls in your possession, and you’re becoming aware that you’re starting a doll collection. However, like any collection, acquiring dolls takes a lot of dedication.
You don’t have to acquire them all—which is a mistake that amateur doll collectors commit. Often, they get overwhelmed by so many options. When starting your collection, you have to remember these tips:
- Think about your storage space. You don’t want to cram your dolls just anywhere. Put them on display, in such a way that they can serve as accents in your home. They don’t only serve as play things, but as decorative pieces as well.
- Have a goal. Your goal could be as simple as collecting a particular type of doll, such as vintage dolls, Barbie dolls, 18-inch dolls, or dolls that serve a purpose. This will make collecting easier—you won’t have to buy every type of doll that comes out.
- There’s no need to rush. Doll collecting is a hobby that cultivates over time. You don’t have to buy a dozen dolls at once. It’s better to enjoy the hobby and to see your collection grow over time.