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I Collect Dolls

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Apr 20, 2015

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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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    catlover118 catlover118 18-21, F Jul 19, 2015

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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.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Apr 20, 2015

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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 favorite collectibles -

    angels. I like porcelain, glass, plastic, ethnic, fairies, character traits, you name it. 
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Apr 20, 2015

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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 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 7, 2015

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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...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F Apr 20, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It goes through stages I suppose. I've started getting fried requests from people I have never see and have no experience. Don't even try if you are just a friend collector.
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I'm not yet another piece of clothing for the wardrobe of a friend collector.
    SapphicHeart SapphicHeart 41-45, F 18 hrs ago

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    When I was a child, I collected match flaps and rocks and minerals and fossils. And I collected playbills from theatrical performances. (I stopped doing that when I grew up...
    777Brad 777Brad 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I collect candles. They're all in different shapes, sizes and colours, heck, even scents. There are not two identical ones, and every candle has something special in it that made...
    AccioTea AccioTea 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    She's finally finished! I've waited months for this beautiful piece of art. Thank you so much Betty for blessing me with your wonderful creation :)
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F Feb 5

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    I know that things are merely things, but a small part of me finds joy in picking up that polished stone, or posing one of my dolls. If it makes me smile when I arrange my nick...
    BookGrl BookGrl 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    If your going to add me as a friend it would be nice to have a conversation with you if your going to add me but not have the decency to hold a conversation I will delete you I am...
    adelaideman adelaideman 46-50, M Feb 3

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    Collected for many years, seems to go in bursts usually when financially able. It's more about collecting and painting for me, I don't have people to play it against
    EdBrit25 EdBrit25 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30

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    I collect pens and I collect different hair gels and hair clip in and accessories and stuff
    PreTeenSally PreTeenSally 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Gah!!! What is it about friend collectors? Why do they do it? A short while ago I had 2 people send me friend requests. They had abut 3,000 friend each, thousands of experiences...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 3 Responses Jan 25

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    If you have thousands of friends and zero experiences, I will not add you back. Especially if you have been on the site for a few years. That has given you plenty of time to at...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    My Stanley Gibbons set came! YAY! So I guess this moves me from stamp hoarder to actual philatelist?
    CherrybombBetty CherrybombBetty 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    “Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it." Jane Wagner
    LucyFuhr LucyFuhr 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    A "promise" is synonymous with "hope" which is linked with "faith". These are all mental constructs of "belief" which is where humanity is most easily preyed upon, because humanity...
    lionsdenn lionsdenn 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    You might not have been my first love but you were the love that made all other loves seem irrelevant — Rupi Kaur
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Jan 23

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    “In the hands of the right man, a woman is a hundred different women, limited only by imagination and his willingness to make her feel safe and lead her.”
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” ― Albert Einstein
    Unsatisfiedstace2 Unsatisfiedstace2 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    One of the first people who I've ever watched and who had gotten me into my love of reborn dolls has passed away. R.I.P Laura. We will miss you <3
    SylenaEverlasting SylenaEverlasting 16-17, F Jan 22

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    "Be careful who you call your friends. I'd rather have four quarters than one hundred pennies." Al Capone
    LucyFuhr LucyFuhr 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 22