Loved by girls and boys the world over, toys and dolls are no longer seen as merely children's toys - now, more and more of us are beginning to collect them too.
Toys and dolls are a very popular item to collect in the UK and they are appreciated by a great many people.
Toys and dolls can be obtained from a variety of sources, such as car boot sales, collectors fairs, flea markets and jumble sales, as well as antique dealers and antique fairs. The Internet is another good source, especially on-line auctions.
Collectors can be of all ages and you are never too young or old to start a collection.
There is no real ability required for collecting toys and dolls, collectors just need the appreciation of the object. Whether they think of it as a object of beauty or appreciate it for its design, or simply a reminder of childhood memories.
Childhood toys are prized as much for sentimental value as collect-ability. The range of materials they are made from means they can deteriorate or be damaged. Proper handling, storage and display can help protect them for the future. Dolls have been played with and treasured by children both rich and poor from the earliest times to the present day, and you don't have to spend a fortune to build up an interesting collection.
To build up a collection of toys and dolls collectors need to be resourceful in their attempts to obtain items to add to their collection. You must be prepared to spend time rummaging through lots of items to find the one piece of treasure that you need to add to your collection. Much of the fun of collecting is the seeking of that elusive next item, whether it be at a car boot sale which could yield some great finds, or at a dealer where you may have to pay top prices.
Collecting 116, Needlework 442, Model Making Dolls Houses 385, Model Making Dressing Dolls 386,
Examples can be obtained from a few pounds with some of the most sought after items fetching several thousand pounds.
Level of Demand
The table below shows the maximum levels of demand that this activity requires. NOTE: These are not entry levels or levels of requirement and has nothing to do with ability.
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