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Category: Doll Collecting

For the Love of Pullips: The People of PUDDLE

Jane Easterly is a doll collector. Collecting Barbie and friends from an early age, she never lost her appreciation for dolls. It wasn’t until years later, however, that she would leave her mark in a small but impactful way on the hobby. What led her to that? The precocious pouty-faced Hina Ichigo Dal doll from Jun Planning (now Groove).

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Curious Collector: 1997 USPS Stamp Doll

Q: I was excited when the United States Postal Service issued a series of commemorative stamps in 1997 featuring popular dolls over the decades. I was able to collect the stamps as well as several of the dolls. When reviewing the stamps, I noticed that one doll in the collection did not match the stamp. What can you tell me about this?

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Porcelain Classics Owner Adds Eclectic New Business

When Jennie Sykes relocated her family and business, Porcelain Classics, to Hastings, Michigan, about five years ago, the building she purchased had more space than her 28-year-old porcelain dollmaking and repair business needed. She wanted to expand her current business while also showcasing her love for antiques and vintage items, but the name “Porcelain Classics” didn’t fit the new retail space. Thus, Bee Eclectic Studio and Emporium was born.

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