I've got a dilemma and perhaps your opinions can help me out here... My collection of vintage Pamela Love dolls is growing, I have lots of dolls both boxed and played with now, and I'm still thinking about the best way to show them. The boxed dolls are like magic to me, because they remind me of buying a new doll when I was little. BUT... to be honest I'd like to be able to see them out of their boxes as well, and touch them and everything. I'd like to take them out of their boxes and put them in stands. I have no intention of ever selling them again in the future anyway, I know for sure that I will love them too much for the rest of my life.
What would you do? Or better yet, what do you do with your vintage dolls? Do you keep them boxed or do you let them out? I'm dying to know!
Oh my, plastic display cases, what an awesome idea..!! My mother suggested a glass bell/bell jar, but if I'd have to get one of those for every doll on display....
I'll have to find a plastic thingy that fits and that I can get in bulk... hmmm
I don't have any really vintage dolls as my older Barbie at the moment is 1979, but I don't debox any of rare dolls. I love the rows they form on the bookshelves and it'll be more difficult for me to display them OOB, I don't have any showcases and I move from flat to flat regularly.... and I understand that each year less dolls of these beauties survive in the world as NRFB pieces...
Pamea Love dolls are so rare, maybe it would be better not to debox all?
Oooh, now you got me having doubts again..
The only thing ruined when I will debox them, is the plastic wrap around their hair, to be honest. Can't put that back nicely if I put them back in their boxes later. But that's all really. And I think the real fans will still pay good money if a mint doll is in her box and she has only been on display. And I wanna stress that I'm sure I will never sell these dolls again..:P
in my opinion... unless there is a history of the doll reacting to the light or getting damaged... I would free her without even looking twice.
I`m not familiar with the doll you are refering to so I have no idea how well they react to being displayed. I`m a de-boxer... mainly because for years I didn`t have much room where I lived. But even now I have a big house with a doll room. I have to have them displayed at all time (see my "Doll Room" photo album)
Another option is of course to buy duplicates of the ones you want to have out if the box. Like this you can have both!