Beginning the process of making a doll collection is a big task that can seem really hard in the beginning. There are just so many different kinds of dolls available on the market today that come from a variety of different periods and many different styles. Rather than focusing on how to make a perfect doll collection why not focus on the common errors that most novices make.
In the beginning a lot of newcomers to doll collecting buy too many dolls at once not really knowing why they're actually buying the dolls. This usually results in the loss of the collectors' valuable time and money. It's very important to not be lazy and do one's homework!
One of the smartest things to do if you're a beginner is to find a friend or a group of friends who are already very successful in doll collecting. They'll be able to give you lots of great advice so you do not repeat the same mistakes that they made. Also, it's would be well worth your time to join a doll collectors forum or discussion group online.
If you'd like to buy dolls online that's a wonderful idea. Whereas in the non-Internet world of stores and shops where you can see and touch the dolls before buying on the Internet you will not have this luxury. So, you're often advised to pose a wide variety of questions to the doll seller: When and where was the doll purchased?
How many people have owned the doll? If the photos are not clear request more at a higher resolution so you can do a more complete and advanced evaluation of the doll before making your purchase. Beware: There are scam artists out there who will sell you fakes!
Source by Paul J Easton