I've sold several dolls recently. Sometimes there are difficult decisions. Unfortunately, due to pre-orders and some great deals recently on the internet, I still have dolls coming in to replace those leaving. Last weekend after signing for a package, my husband asked me, "I thought you were trying to lower your numbers and get your collection more manageable?"
I thought about this for a minute. Then I realized -I am actually refining my collection. The dolls that have been leaving are dolls that either look similar to other dolls in my collection or are from molds for which I have better examples. Doll collecting is very personal. Maybe a doll that I don't care for is someone else's favorite doll. I would rather a collector who loves a doll have it than it be pushed into the back of the shelf at my house and never getting redressed.
This brings me to my latest acquisition. Another doll from my list of "Five Dolls I Want to Add to My Collection" has arrived. She is Dark Romance Giselle from the 2010 Integrity Convention. (You may remember in previous blogs that I had purchased this doll before, but she came with a wonky eye and was returned.)
Now ... let's see ... I believe there is a slot open in my list of "Five Dolls To Add To My Collection".