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I Collect Dolls

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    I just started collecting dolls last year.

    It wasn't really on purpose. My job involves me serving some of the companies and artists that make and manufacture high-end fashion dolls. The doll in the picture is Tullabelle. She is produced by Integrity Toys. She is 16 inches tall, which make her about 4 inches taller than...
    YourFriendRya YourFriendRya 36-40, T 1 Response Feb 7

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    My Engrossing Little Hobby

    I've been collecting Barbie and Disney dolls for the past 7 years. At times I'd say my collecting borders on addiciton. A new doll is my total crack.   I hope there are others here that collect dolls as well - of any kind. Please share if so!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 10, 2007

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    Here is one of my Tinker Bell snow globes.

    She's in a tiny Aladdin genie lamp styled snow globe. I tried to put the timer on to ensure a clear picture of Tinker Bell but I got a clear shot of the pink rhinestones which I like better. Behind where I held the snow globe just to take her picture for this post, is an African...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 23 hrs ago

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    I have been collecting dolls

    and sculptures since I was a little girl. Here is a glass sculpture painted with gold and blue. It is a textured glass carousel that can spin and hanging down is a blue glass bottle-nosed dolphin with a gold bill. On top of the carousel is a clear frosted glass sculpture of a...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 23 hrs ago

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    I'll collect all kinds of dolls

    that goes for all kinds of Barbie dolls and my little pony equestrian dolls and I also collect small and medium stuffed Plush dolls such as bears that's girl bears and Minnie mouse and Rainbow bright dolls and I forgot and I also collect Princess dolls to
    2PrincessGirlsPonyTails24 2PrincessGirlsPonyTails24 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Doll Collecting

    I collect all types of dolls, Japanese BJD, Himmies and baby dolls. I had to sell a lot but I still enjoy what I have and adding to my collection when I can.
    Angeltrekker Angeltrekker 36-40 1 Response May 28, 2008

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    DOLLS

    http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Buddys-Vintage-Collections_Barbie-Dolls_W0QQ_fsubZ1093357014QQ_sidZ382414114QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322?refid=store Store: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Buddys-Vintage-Collections?refid=store Disney Collectibles: http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Buddys...
    samjay samjay 36-40, F Aug 30, 2009

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    I Love to Restore and Collect Dolls

    I restore and collect dolls!Im into restoring older dolls like antique and vintage comp dolls.I do collect genny dolls,velvet,shelf dolls, and so much more!
    wildjeep wildjeep 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    I Love Dolls

    I collect dolls.  Most of my dolls are from Ireland or look Irish.  Growing up I was a huge tom boy and in my neighborhood there was mostly boys to play with so i didn't play with dolls.  I played outside a lot, played football, shot bows and guns, played war all...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2007

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    Here is another sculpture I have not in the

    doll category but still in the amazing sculpture category. It is a carousel with unicorns and it is similar to my dolphin carousel I got in my home state Hawaii.
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Here is one of my favorite collectibles -

    angels. I like porcelain, glass, plastic, ethnic, fairies, character traits, you name it. 
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 23 hrs ago

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    I Love Dolls

    I have been a semi-serious collector since High School.  Back then I'd buy anything I thought was pretty.  I've worked on refining my collection since then.  Now I like the vintage fashion dolls, like Ginny, Jill, Cissette and the like.  I have some Gene dolls...
    homeschools3 homeschools3 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2007

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    These are three of the many Mouseketeer mice

    dolls I have had since I was a kid. I love how unique these dolls are and the fact that they are dressed in classic historical outfits in our nation's history makes it that much more beautiful in uniqueness.
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 22 hrs ago

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    Looking For Doll Collectors

    I am currently working on a currently working on a documentary about different types of doll collectors, and the personal value that each collector has for their collection. Right now we’re currently looking for people to speak to as part of our research and search for...
    LivingDolls LivingDolls 51-55, F Dec 16, 2011

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    I Probably Have Over 200

    When I get a doll now, she has to be very special.  My favorites are my Native American dolls and my Campbell Soup dolls.  I even have one of my first dolls as a little girl.
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Yep

    I collect Anne Geddes dolls. I bought my first one when I was around 18. It was a baby butterfly, and as soon as I saw it in the toy shop I had to have it. From then on any time I saw a different one, I bought it. Although I've been collecting for close on 10 years, I only...
    ivorykisses ivorykisses 31-35, F Nov 28, 2007

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    I Love Dolls

    I too collect dolls- and I love my dolls. I collect many different kinds of dolls including resin dolls, porcelain dolls, DAL dolls- even paper dolls! :) Dolls have an innocence and beauty to them that I find rare and special. I have been a doll lover all of my life- and while...
    xsadiex xsadiex 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2008

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    Another One, Eh?

    I've been collecting dolls for most of my life starting with childhood dolls that you played with and graduating to porcelain collectors dolls.
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F Apr 23, 2009

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    Collecting and Connecting

    I was never really interested in dolls as a child, and here I find myself an adult collecting a number of different dolls.  Something of a recluse my collection has helped me to connect to people outside my small circle of friends and challenge what feels safe. While I am...
    dollsbasstea dollsbasstea 26-30, F 2 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Just A Start

    I have acquired some dolls and Harlequinns(which I love so much). I want to take pictures and post them here and on Facebook. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 9, 2011

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    Just A Few

    I used to have a number of dolls years ago.. I love china dolls and unfortunately one broke and I was heart broken I have a few on my dressor and I have a princess diana doll it is china but it is kept away safe... as a child I had many barbie dolls, baby that away doll and...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jan 27, 2012

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    Check Out My Dolls

    i have posted pictures of dolls i have collected and i have restored.please view them by going to my pictures.
    wildjeep wildjeep 31-35, F Mar 1, 2008

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    Doll Collecting- I Just Love It

    I get such a high buying and collecting porcelain dolls.  Where I come from there are a lot of thrift stores, flea markets, and yard sales where I have found beautiful precious porcelain dolls at extremely low prices.  Most of my dolls have cost me only $3 to $4 dollars...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Apr 21, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I despise dolls with a passion, even though I have been described as looking like a porcelain doll. It's one of the few things that can actually scare me.
    NightOwlGirl NightOwlGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    When I was under 8 years old, I'd torture my dolls. Throw them off the deck, Feed them poison, Graze them into the concrete so they'd get scratched, Throw them into the street...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I have loved books ever since I was in the fourth grade and could check them out at the school library. They were a wonder for me living out on the stark and lonely prairies of the...
    paleryder paleryder 51-55, M 23 hrs ago

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    At the moment, my main collection is a watch collection. 10 watches and counting so far!
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 30

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    I love colored gemstones. I have a rather large collection of them. I buy them loose and later on I design the perfect setting to mount them in. I have a few jewelry designers that...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 22

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    I have over 500,000 baseball cards. I also collect other sports stuff. Antique tins. Hand made furniture or knick knacks that are hand made like brass and copper items. lots more
    mydilemmas mydilemmas 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am an avid gardener and collect rare hostas and tree peonies
    tracylyon73 tracylyon73 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    Can I for a moment be appallingly selfish and ask for you to save me? - Tyler Knott Gregson.
    newbienurse newbienurse 26-30 5 hrs ago

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    Such a lovely and totally relatable quote I came across. Thought I'd share. “Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good...
    SlowlyDrifting SlowlyDrifting 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    The worst part of being sad. Is that you dont even know what makes you happy anymore...
    Dimforest Dimforest 18-21, M Mar 22

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    if you hit me up then you can get some pics of me.
    bosach bosach 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    Fear is freedom! Subjugation is liberation! Contradiction is truth! These are the truths of this world!
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M Mar 22

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    “i admire people who have the ability to touch you and still be thousands of miles from your presence.” - William Chapman.
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    " Parfait's gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!" - Robert Frost
    AltF4 AltF4 22-25, M Mar 24

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    "You can't spell "slaughter" without "laughter."
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M Mar 24

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    You don't choose to fall in love. You just fall.
    Icrossmyheart Icrossmyheart 13-15, F Mar 27

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    A yelling of lifetime- reward given for utter insanity N o grave mistakes I thought, only 19 if am not wrong E ars turned red not a single word I could utter. C hanged so many...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Mar 27

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    This is the newest member of the family Nico I'm now on I think 76 stuffed animals. I love them all they are like my babies :)
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F Mar 27

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    Im from Ohio but i make sure to get sea shells every time I go to the beach. I absolutely love the ocean and shells and the beach. I have shells from Myrtle Beach, Cancun, Cozumel...
    katie3401 katie3401 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I'm sorry I slapped you but you didn't seem like you would ever stop talking and I panicked.
    AJsAWiz AJsAWiz 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    And I'm at a point where I need to re watch everything, everything important to me at least, and write about it all. I will share some thoughts here too, this also means that I can...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M Mar 30