The term “collectible” is
a very broad one and can include almost anything you can imagine. Yet,
collectible dolls are the most popular kind of collectible. It is for
this reason that people usually think of collectible dolls when the
word "collectibles" is used.
If you would like to collect
dolls, you should find out as much about them as you can. Learning how
to properly take care of your collectible dolls will safeguard your
investment. This will make sure that your collectible doll maintains
its excellent condition, and, down the road, you may be able to make
money by selling it.
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After buying a collectible
doll, it is important that the packaging be kept in perfect condition
when you remove the doll. If possible, the packaging should be left
in perfect condition. To ensure that your doll has a long shelf life,
it will be necessary for you to remove the doll from its package so
you can prepare the doll for storage.
Removal of any tape on the
bows in your doll's hair should be your first task. The fabric could
be damaged if any glue from the tape remains, which could definitely
affect the value of the collectible doll. Anything that might rust should
be removed from the packaging. The doll could be ruined if pieces of
metal in the packaging rust.
The steps you choose to take
will depend on how long you wish to keep your doll. You should get acid
free tissue from a hobby store and wrap your collectible doll in it.
Then the doll’s clothes should be removed, and the doll should be wrapped
in the tissue paper before putting the clothes back on the doll. If
you do this, the fabric may be kept for a long period of time. If tissue
paper isn't used to wrap the doll, dyes from the fabric may bleed into
the skin of the doll. Multi-colored skin tones on a collectible doll
are definitely not desirable!
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The next thing you need to
treat is the doll’s eyes. Treating your doll's eyes with a diluted solution
of isopropyl alcohol (half water, half alcohol) will ensure that they
move freely. Put the doll on its back and apply a thin film of the liquid
to each eye. After wiping the eye area with a clean rag made of cotton,
you should let it dry thoroughly. This treatment will ensure that your
doll’s eyes are completely clean and dust free. It is not a good thing
if you doll has one eye half closed and the other wide open!
Your collectible doll can
be put on a shelf and forgotten when the necessary steps have been taken
to preserve it for an extended shelf life. Dolls shouldn't be bought
as an investment as their value will not increase significantly over
time. You should buy collectible dolls for the love of them, as opposed
to thinking of them as a money maker. If you have a passion for dolls,
you can always hope that the value will increase over time. It is for
this reason that you must perform the necessary steps to protect your
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