Collecting Antique Doll Clothes Online

Sunday, October 18th, 2009

If one is a collector of antique dolls, chances are she's also looking for antique doll clothes. One must have a keen eye to know the authenticity of the dolls' clothings. These must be in accordance with the period they were manufactured in.

Antique dolls are collected because they tell a story. These are parts of history. The clothes is very important in the re-telling of these stories. Antique doll clothes are considered to be collectible items for the avid antique doll collector.

One must know that antique dolls have three kinds of clothings. There's the dress, then the accessories, then the trimmings. All of these parts of the antique doll clothes must have elaborate details which represent the period of the doll's manufacturing.

If not, then these are not considered a rarity. The longer it took the doll to be processed, the more expensive it should be.

The whole outfit must be accurate to what the society wore during that time. The best antique doll clothes are those that have exceptional detailing and incredible workmanship.

To elaborate further, the dress in the antique doll clothes must be tailored in an excellent manner. Normally, it is fastened at the front then has concealed zippers and silk buttons.

The finer the material, the better. Normally, antique doll clothes are made from actual materials and not just imitations or cheaper versions of such. For example, the sleeves of authentic doll clothes must have elaborate details too.

Accessories are very important. The most apparent accessory when it comes to authentic doll clothes is the hat. This should be wonderfully made. Most of the time, this is made from silk with trimmings that match the whole outfit.

Then there's the trimmings. The trimmings must also be made from pure silk and made of linen. It must be trimmed and is fastened properly. An expert doll collector can determine whether these parts of the authentic doll clothes are worth investing or not just by looking at these and checking their quality.

But the best authentic doll clothes are those that have accurate depiction of the clothing worn by people during the time of the manufacturing.

If these tell the story and the culture of people during that time then it has done its job as a collectible. These are able to impart what kind of life the people lived during that time, judging by the authentic doll clothes.

This is why collecting dolls is fast becoming the most popular hobby in the United States, right after stamp collecting. Because one can learn about the people by their clothes.

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Collectible Barbie Dolls – Guide For Doll Collectors

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Barbie has been one of the most popular dolls and for almost fifty years has been a part of every girl’s wish list for Christmas or other special occasions. She has also been one of the best seller toys online and one of the hottest collectible toys.

According to Mattel, manufacturer of Barbie, there are already more than 100,000 Barbie collectors around the world. Roughly ninety percent are women in their early 40’s, buying around twenty Barbie dolls and spending $1000 or more every year.

At auction, vintage Barbie dolls from earliest production are the most successful. In 1959, original Barbie was sold for $3.00. In 2004, Barbie in mint box from 1959 was sold for around $3552. And in 2006, a Midnight Red Barbie doll from 1965 was sold for $17,000, which actually set a world record.

Looking back, Mattel has sold a lot of Barbie dolls particularly to collectors. Barbie dolls sold included vintage reproductions, dolls based from characters in television series like Star Trek and The Munsters, and porcelain versions.

Barbie dolls in various ethnic identities were also sold and became great collectors’ items. Barbie dolls ranging through gold, pink, silver, and platinum were also sold due of course for the effort of Mattel in introducing the Color Tier system for its collector’s edition.

Aside from Barbie, companions created by Mattel for her were also successfully sold to collectors. These include African American Christie, Steven (boyfriend of Christie), Midge, and Hispanic Teresa. Dolls created to become her siblings and cousins also appeared to be very appealing to collectors. These include Francie, Todd (twin brother of Tutti and Stacie), Stacie (twin sister of Todd), Tutti (twin sister of Todd), Jazzie, Krissy, Skipper, and Kelly.

This year, Mattel celebrates Barbie’s continued success for 50 years. Barbie was actually launched March of 1959.

As Barbie celebrates her 50th anniversary this year, collectors also celebrate as Mattel released new reproduction of 1959 Barbie doll, the original. Many collectors were filled with joy with Mattel’s decision about the 1959 Barbie doll. And in the coming years, they are expecting that Mattel will release new productions of some other well-loved Barbie dolls for them to joy.

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