Friday, November 29, 2013

A Collectors Dilemma

Do you ever just get in over your head?  I am in so deep in so many things. Since this blog is about dolls, I am just going to address my dolls.  First of all, I have too many dolls.  The problem.....I love all of them, but there is not room for all of them.  So I have some hard decisions to make.  I have already divested myself of approximately 100 dolls in the last several months.  These I gave to friends that I knew would enjoy certain of my dolls.  That was easy to do as I knew my dolls were still going to be loved as I had loved them.
Now comes the hard part.  Letting my dolls go to strangers. For some it will be easier than others as I love some dolls more than others.  A stranger may or may not love my doll.  Is it crazy for me to want my dolls to still be loved and enjoyed.  I think it is crazy, but that is how I feel.  Maybe another collector can understand.  I have made the decision to keep all my Bleuettes.  My Toni's also I will keep.  Most of my antique dolls I will keep.
I have a child sized Barbie I have had for many years.  I need to find her a new home.  She modeled for many years a very pretty smocked dress that My only granddaughter had worn.  She wanted the dress as a keepsake.  (she is now 19 years old).  I have a beautiful # 1 Chatty Cathy, a large collection of Ideal Crissy and family dolls, a large collection of Jem dolls.  (I need to do a study of Jem while I still have to dolls to photograph)  And many many more.  Now my problem....What is the best way to sell them?  I need to get a fair price and also for them to have a good home.  I also have a few pieces of doll furniture to sell.  I have doll clothes to sell.  I have doll shoes to sell.  etc.  etc.
My big dilemma is how to sell all these things.  I don't want to go to a flea market, I don't want to sell to a dealer.  How have any of you that at times have had to dispose of some of your doll collection do it?    I normally would turn to my doll club and my collector friends, but they also have too many dolls ect.  I am probably going to list some of it on ebay and see how I do.  I hope some of my readers will have a good suggestion or do all collectors have this dilemma?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thanksgiving Blessings to Everyone

Bleuette has on her pretty fall dress, has the logs set in the fireplace to have a nice warm fire, read her book and relax after a Thanksgiving Celebration of Thanks with her family.
Have a Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!