|A Raggedy Andy doll napping on a child's bench at Mertie's This and That|
Thoughts about Collectibles
Still of Value
|Lovely Victorian Collectible Doll|
What I have discovered is that people still collect all kinds of things. Sadly for those selling collectibles, the price has gone down with the Great Recession, a name applied on the radio last week to the last decade. However, prices seem to be coming back up, albeit slowly.
For people selling their valued items, the slow comeback in price might not be good news; but for those who want to collect, the time is right to begin or add to a cherished hobby.
|Adorable doll wearing |
a hand-crocheted dress
sitting in a child's rocking chair.
|Another Lovely Doll in Blue. |
This one will wink at you!
|Tiffany, an Elsie Massey Victorian Doll|
Is that a chaise lounge on
which she is reclining?
TiffanyOne doll in particular is named Tiffany. Tiffany is an Elsie Massey Doll, verified by the tag hanging on her wrist. She wears a blue dress, in contrast to her twin found on eBay this weekend that is offered for $100 but wears a pink dress.
Elsie Massey, from what I could find on my quickly-done internet search, owned a manufacturing company here in the states that continued making--by hand--the Victorian hats and dresses first designed and made by her grandmother in England. The Elsie Massey website claimed that now her daughters help design and make the unique and original garments and hats.
However, the site's latest album of styles was for 2004. Also, although the Google Search description mentioned dolls, the website did not have any dolls in the catalogs. I did not register as a customer, so it is possible that there is information that I did not see.
Their alternate fashion line is Johnnie Fedora, a maker of T-shirts trimmed in lace, skirts to go with the shirts, and hats.
Rockin' for the Ages
Rocking chairs for all ages and sizes are now at Mertie's This and That. A recent find consists of rocking chairs for children and for larger dolls. There are also benches in a range of sizes.
Come and see. Sit awhile.
Find your favorite collectible.
|Just some of the seats available at Mertie's This and That|