. . . began in June 1999, as I could not identify my childhood dolls from resources online at the time. So I created one – to share with you (Vintage Dolls 1951-1976) . . . all the vintage Barbie, Kiddles, Dolly Darlings and other dolls from this era were identified and thought I was done.
. . . because a lovely lady from Canada made contact asking for help identifying her dolls. Tho she had found many of her dolls on the site, not all and that’s how the site continued to grow, from some vintage dolls to more vintage dolls to antique dolls and what it is today . . . still growing.
It’s my sincere hope that doll collectors, doll dealers, buyers and sellers over the decades have benefited from this online resource. That’s its purpose. In 2004 the site got it’s official domain name – Doll Reference.
. . . studying reference material and remembering it, what material, era and history the dolls were produced in. The doll faces and unique characteristics each has or the similarity and those wonderful doll marks that we wish each doll had, but many do not. Its not possible to know about each and every doll that has been made, it’s too vast of a subject. Like anything in life you research and study, you’ll become knowledgeable in that subject, in this case for me it was dolls and there’s still more to learn.
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