Gruelle introduced her brother, Raggedy Andy, in 1920. The first company to produce the doll was the P. F. Volland Company, the publisher of the Raggedy Ann Stories. Today, collectors celebrate her on the first Sunday in August, ...
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
If you want to learn about the history of dolls, caring for and storing your dolls, starting a collection, buying, selling, and collecting collectible dolls, doll knowledge for collectors, and joining the doll community, then check out HowExpert Guide to Doll Collecting. The first toy ever made was the doll! Today doll collecting is the world’s largest hobby. Dolls remind us of our favorite childhood moments, a time in history that we are most fond of, and even a beloved art style reflected through the doll. HowExpert Guide to Doll Collecting can lead you through the stages of doll collecting. Whether you are starting a collection or adding on to one, there is a wide variety of dolls to choose from. These include ceremonial dolls, bisque dolls, rag dolls, and paper dolls, to the beloved characters like Strawberry Shortcake, Cabbage Patch Kids, and Barbie. Finding that doll that brings out your love for collecting is the easy part. In this book, you will learn the proper care for dolls, doll lingo, how to spot a replica, and tips on keeping a logbook. We even took a peek at the history of haunted dolls. The tips in HowExpert Guide to Doll Collecting will show doll enthusiasts just what they need to know to become doll collectors. Check out HowExpert Guide to Doll Collecting for learning about the history of dolls, caring for and storing your dolls, starting a collection, buying, selling, and collecting collectible dolls, doll knowledge for collectors, and joining the doll community! About the Author Charlotte Hopkins is a freelance writer from Pennsylvania; she is an author of nine books, including her children’s books, featuring Pixie Trist and Bo, and her “365 Days” series. She wrote the book, From the Dark Tunnel, about surviving child abuse, under the pen name Tori Kannyn. She was also published three times in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the Shadows & Light Anthology, and Authors for Haiti. She has released a line of journals and logbooks under “Kannyn Books.” She is also a collector of several items. Her first collection was keychains. She also collects penguins, wooden boxes, miniatures (including miniature books), journals, and pens. She just started collecting Magic 8 Balls and Pen Cups. She has a fondness for writing, photography, astrology, history, museums, and everything purple! HowExpert publishes how to guides by everyday experts.