I am overwhelmed is an understatement. Slowly discovering there are more beautiful dolls than just Barbie. I know this must be a shock to you but my love of Barbie has been long, expensive, and exciting. Never have I been to a doll convention only learning of such a thing when I had a subscription to Barbie Bazaar. Autumn 2010 FDQ Magazine's expose by Ian Price(BADDD) titled Collecting in Cyberspace for FDQ Men's POV really gave me a sense of sanity while realizing the type of Collector I am However, my new label MAGPIE Doll Collector is not very Glamorous Having A.D.H.D has been a curse in my doll collecting. I really started to collect in 1998-2002 thinking the new century would be a good investment with my beloved doll. After 2003 and my anal organization of dolls, clothes, furniture, shoes, etc. my partner basically had enough. Giving a portion of my dolls to the childrens hospital for the past 5 years has my collection down to NRFB collecter series and a dozen or so specials. When I thought of selling my investment it was strictly from the STICKER SHOCK of a coveted doll the Sybarite. Promising to only buy a Sybarite with money I have earned from selling Barbies I already have. Well I have not done to well with either. I have subscriptions to Haute doll and FDQ along with other titles each issue the biggest little girl in me screams like Veruka from Willy Wonka's Chocalate factory "I want it NOW".
BJD's, OOAK, Jason WU, Robert Best, Resin, Porcelain, Obitsu, and on and on has my head spinning and I promised myself to finally get out there and meet others who have such a love for all things doll. I hope to learn from anyone who is willing to offer me information and help in pointing me in the right direction.
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! It's a special moment when you discover the whole new world of dolls! (as for me, the first after Barbies were Tonner dolls, Gene Marshall and Fashion Royalty... but I went back to Barbies again finally) There are so many opportunities and so many wonderful dolls to get. At least, if you understand that somethin's not yours, you can always sell it.