Friday, February 20, 2009

Research of Horsman Doll

One of the benefits of doll collecting and having a website is that it provides an opportunity to meet some really nice people along the way. I want to take a few moments to share a recent experience with you. On my website (http://www.kfcollectibles.com/), I've included a page with an article entitled Vintage Doll Collecting - Horsman Dolls From the Beginning to a Successful Vinyl Doll Manufacturer, by Connie Limon. The article prompted a question from a website visitor who was trying to identify the Horsman doll that she owns. I offered to do some research on her doll. I found, as she had found, that the trail to the identification of her doll was not easy. However it did prove to be possible.

Of course, the internet is a valuable resource of information; however, the internet alone did not answer our questions. The most valuable information obtained that enabled me to narrow down the research for this particular doll was found in a book entitled Horsman Dolls, The Vinyl Era, 1950 to Present, by Don Jensen. This book is an Identification and Value Guide and has hundreds of pictures of Horsman dolls with a little information about the dolls pictured. The information contained in the book allowed me to narrow down the research to just a couple of possibilities. The narrowed research made it easier to find more specific information on the internet that ultimately led us to the identity of the doll. I found that doing similar searches every few days actually reaped different results. This was due primarily because products change frequently on places like eBay and other e-commerce stores.

For all of you Horsman Doll collectors, if you don't already have it, I recommend adding this book to your collection. I've included a link on my website (http://www.kfcollectible.com/) on the Favorite Links page. By clicking on the link for the book on the website, you will be redirected to a website where you can purchase the book.

A Little about http://www.kfcollectibles.com/

The website for KFCollectibles was moved to a new site builder. The URL for the new website is the same (http://www.kfcollectibles.com/). The new site is accessible, but it is currently under construction and is expected to be completed before the end of February. Once completed, the product catalog will be more robust than in the previous site, which is meant to provide an easier shopping and checkout experience for the customer. Thank you for your patience!




3 comments:

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3. We human-screen articles, so publishers know they can get targeted, higher quality, easier to find content.
4. We provide an Expert Author Site Badge to you after publishing 5 of your articles.
5. We accept previously published material as long as you are the author.
6. In addition to articles on specific collectibles, you may already have other acceptable material such as a collector glossary or historical information related to collectibles.
7. We allow pictures of collectibles to be included with articles.
8. We actively promote the site and its Authors, receiving national-level publicity and article placements.

You also may enjoy our other site, www.Collectibles-Museums.com, which is a PR4 and #1 in Google for collectibles museums. It has over 1000 online collectibles Museums, free Price Guides, Reference Guides and collector Glossaries. We now accept Collectibles Blogs submissions.

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articles@collectibles-articles.com

KF Collectibles Blogger said...

You just never know what is around the next corner. This is a great suggestion that I will definately pursue. Lynn