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A to Z TIPS ON DOLL COLLECTING - Part 1 of 3
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

(This is an excerpt from my book, Black Dolls: A Comprehensive Guide to Celebrating, Collecting, and Experiencing the Passion, pages 17-18.)

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The New Men in Their Lives
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

Recently my collection has been infiltrated by several male dolls.  The first one of note (aside from the motionless Ken, Steven, and other of Barbie's several years' long, male standstills) is Robert Tonner's 17-inch, Russell WilliamsRussell has been here since July of 2008.  He has enjoyed the company of a few 15-to-16-inch dolls with Far Out Friday Foster being his current female of choice for the past six months.

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A Quiet Week
From the Show Floor
Written by Dorothy Drake   

Wow, it is a week that is quiet on the doll show front, what a luxury.  Even though there are no shows for me this weekend, there are 3 coming up in the next 4 weeks...so I am busy with planning.  And emails, lots of emails.  Most people want to know what's happening at a specific show, or where a vendor has gone, or will a vendor be at a show.  I enjoy all of the coorespondence because it shows that there is a lot of interest in what we do!

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Doll Patterns
PsychDollogy
Written by Lori Lawton   

Just as the familiar scent of autumn arrived in the evening air and sidewalks became alive with the crunch of fallen leaves, my interest in dolls shifted from warm to cool. While in childlike anticipation of the Fall/Holiday season, I became disinterested in my collection.

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Wendy Frank Dolls From the Land Down Under
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

A recent discussion about a particular Aboriginal doll made in the 1970s led to an eBay search for other Aboriginal or Native Australian dolls for comparison.  On eBay is where I found beautiful handcrafted dolls by the talented award-winning, Australian artist, Wendy Frank.

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Passing Down the Doll Collecting Gene
The Doll Addiction
Written by Alison Rasmussen   
Attending local doll shows is a great way to pass your love of dolls on to young daughters or relatives. Here’s my experience.
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ANTTDM: Wanna Be On Top?
Dolls in Black, Chronicles and Perspectives
Written by Debbie Garrett   

This is a cute, imaginative doll-picture story inspired by a conversation between doll enthusiasts recently.  The story involves the final episode and announcement of the winner of the fictional reality show, America's Next Top Teen Model.

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Meeting People At The Show
From the Show Floor
Written by Dorothy Drake   

What a great day at the show!  It was a pretty typical day in Portland OR....a bit of a drizzle, a bit cool...perfect doll show weather.

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