Member Collection of Manya
|How I Started Collecting:||Since I always took great care of my play dolls, my parents decided to start purchasing collectible dolls for me, at an early age. As the years progressed, my collection blossomed.|
|My Collection:||I collect all types of Black dolls made in a variety of mediums. The range is broad, from play dolls to artists OOAKs.|
|Favorite Dolls:||Amalya, an OOAK baby by Lorna Miller-Sands. Amalya is my dream doll!
|Suggestion to New Collectors:||Only buy dolls that you truly like. Don’t get caught up in the “I have to have the entire series” or “someday this doll will be worth a lot of money” syndromes. If I don’t like all of the dolls in a series, I only buy the ones that I like. I believe the reason I am able to constantly enjoy my collection is the fact that I only buy what I truly like. If I don’t immediately connect with a doll, I won’t buy it.
Purchase good doll reference books and make informed purchases.
Don’t get caught up in bidding wars. Pay only what the doll is worth to YOU. Remember, if a doll is meant for you to have it, you will get it eventually.
|Other Collector News to Share:||Several of my dolls have been published in doll reference books.
I have had the opportunity to meet some of the best doll artists in the world, including my favorite artist, Lorna Miller-Sands. Not only is she an amazingly talented artist, she is a very kind and remarkable friend.
|Dolls from Manya's Collection|
|"Yes, I still play with dolls!"|