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My Doll Collection

Posted for 1/21/2013
 
When I was 5 years old my cousin and godmother bought me a pair of Lenci dolls when she visited Italy.  I knew they were special and never played with them.  On a vacation to Wisconsin one summer, Daddy bought a pair of skookum indian dolls for me.  My precious dolls moved everywhere with me. 
 
When my grandmother's china head doll was given to me I started reading and studying antique dolls.  I started buying German bisque dolls.  Originally I loved big dolls but soon discovered they need a lot of room.  I now collect only shelf size dolls.  I have my cupie and my google eyed doll.  The only thing left on my "I want list" is a french bisque.  I may never find one I can afford but I search auctions and flea markets in the hopes I will find one some day. Of course, If I see a doll that is not french but strikes my fancy I will probably buy it.  Collecting is an addiction and it is hard to stop any addiction!

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