Hello everyone! I do hope you are all keeping safe and well during these very strange times. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I last wrote a post for Petalina’s blog but I have to admit to it not being a great year for me, and I’ve needed to take things very easy. Dolls have not been at the forefront of my mind at all.
But something happened last week which spurred me on a little. A lovely customer of Petalina got in touch to find out if I happened to have any White Balloon dolls as she is a keen collector and they rarely come up for sale. Well, it just so happened that I had four such dolls that had been sitting waiting to have their photos taken for the last year, sitting in a box in my office being ignored. So it was perfect timing and I’m delighted to say that three Milly dolls have arrived at their new home, and their new owner is delighted, and a Holly doll will be joining them soon. Holly has just gone into hospital for restringing and will be as good as new soon. So the camera had to come out so that I could show my customer what condition they were in, and it was just like old times. So I took a few more pictures while I was at it and now there are several additional dolls listed for sale in our Dolly Market with many more to follow over the next few weeks.
When Petalina closed we were left with very little stock. Just a few single dolls in their boxes and a cardboard box of accessories. The closing down sale went far better than I ever expected, probably because we slashed prices to make sure it all went, and it did. Our section of the warehouse went from overflowing to empty in just a couple of weeks. You’ll be seeing some of these last few remaining items popping up for sale over the next few weeks, but also, over the years we had collected so many sample dolls, dolls that we used to try on different makes of clothes to see what would fit who. We will be selling lots of these dolls over the next few months, so do keep checking back to see what has been added onto the Dolly Market.
So what are the new dolls listed in our Dolly Market?
My daughter Rosie is selling her Matilda, Your Tudor Girl, together with all of her outfits. She’s in really good condition, as are the clothes and they are a bargain at £70.
Anyone who would like to own a Sylvia Natterer doll but don’t want to pay the price tag, there is a Sylvia Natterer Starlette doll from Petitcollin with a manufacturing fault for £15.
Another sample doll, still in her outfit, is Las Amigas Christi by Paola Reina.
And finally, there is Maplelea Saila. She is the most incredible doll of such high quality. Whoever gives her a new home will not be disappointed!
But what will I list next? I have a couple of Moulin Roty Ma Poupee dolls that are brand new and in their boxes, and a brand new Antonio Juan 27cm Petit Mulata. Then there’s a Welly Wisher, an Antonio Juan 27cm baby boy, an Adora baby girl, and then something very special indeed. I’m also wondering which Gotz dolls to sell as I have far too many. So lots of treats in store going forward.