Buy the Book

I thought I’d reblog this post from  Jenjoy’s All Dolled Up. Jennifer has given an excellent rundown of doll books she owns. I have some of the same ones and hope to add to the collection. I have read her Little Tuppence book and thoroughly recommend it. All photos in this post are Jennifer’s own.

Jenjoy's All Dolled Up Page

Forewarned is forearmed, and so it is with doll collecting.  Knowledge of what you’re looking to collect may help avoid a dolly disaster.   This is especially true if you collect vintage dolls. A little bit of information can help you spot a bargain and avoid a rip off. Of course, lots of information on lots of dolls is available on the internet, and although I often search online for information, I usually head to my bookshelf first.  Yes, I’m old school.  I like books, those papery blogs and wikis of the olden days.  There are lots of reasons why, the main one being you can’t trust everything you see on the internet.  Yes, I know there are some good reliable websites out there, and yes, books can be unreliable too.  But mostly, I tend to believe someone who has spent perhaps years researching, writing and publishing a book than someone…

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  1. Thanks for the link – that’s fabulous! Sadly many doll reference books are out of print and extremely expensive, but for that very reason it’s so helpful to get reviews and suggestions about books. The Internet is useful, but often books have much more detailed and reliable information.


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