Hmmm…. Good question! Now let’s see if I have a good answer 🙂
We have a saying around the office – if you have 3 of something, that constitutes a collection, and the owner would then of course be a collector (even though some don’t want to admit it). A collection can be anything – matches, thimbles, pens, watches, etc. and of course DOLLS!
If you go by this rule, I have been a doll collector ever since I was a child. I still have the #5 Barbie, Bubble Cut Barbie, Midge, and Skipper I played with so many years ago. And even before that I still have my Tiny Tears doll with a caracul wig (which according to the dictionary is the fur from a breed of sheep of central Asia having coarse black, grey, or brown hair: the lambs have soft curled usually black hair). Now, did I know when I was that age that I was a collector? Of course not. But I did keep them all those years – and when I was old enough to have a home and family of my own, I proudly displayed them in a cabinet for all to see. Then at a point when the kids were a little older and I actually had some me time, I got back into the active collecting of dolls. All kinds. Anything I just couldn’t live without. Some of my favorites were Saucy Walker by Ideal, Playpal dolls, Sweet Sue by American Character, and Skookums.
So yes, I have a collection and I am a collector. “Hi, my name is Miss Nancy and I am a dollaholic!” And if you too are a collector with just one collection, or many collections, you know what I mean! It’s a passionate obsession!
So, do you have a collection or two or three?? 🙂 I would love to read about what you have collected.
Next blog post from me: the life of a collection!