All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Fashion dolls, modern artist dolls and other doll categories are covered.

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This long-overdue, insightful book includes a price guide and tips for buying and selling in the collector’s market. This is a “must-have” book for collectors and social historians who want to see first-hand the evolution of a childhood plaything which in recent years has also been fashioned for adult collectors. Ships from and sold by collectorscompanion.

I loved the introduction and would have liked to see more text providing the historical context of the dolls featured.Also, the title suggests a more comprehensive coverage of black dolls than the book actually delivers. On balance, however, it’s a book that’s well worth the purchase price and a good read. But it was pretty limited to the more newer and modern dolls in my opinion. Photos are not all that great (some blurry and out of focus, obviously amature). Most of the dolls are modern and mass produced.

I was hoping that there would be more artist creations, one of a kinds, limited editions, and antiques.

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Instead there are a bunch of plastic/vinyl manufactured dolls with just a few quality pieces sprinkled in.

I only recommend this if you collect that style of doll (manufactured/mass-produced).

I think the layout could have been much better and the paper quality used to print the book could have been better too. The pictures and layouts are outstanding and beautiful.

I physically feel the energy, and especially the love that each layout and picture was given. Ships from and sold by collectorscompanion. Although they aren’t necessary to enjoy everything a reborn doll provides, it does add another element of realism to your doll. Besides, birth certificates are a fun novelty item that you can share with your friends and family members. If you’re interested in creating a birth certificate for your reborn doll, keep reading and we’ll walk you through the process in just a few simple steps. While some of these custom doll birth certificates look great, they generally aren’t worth the money.

I know some people may feel frightened or shy away from using the computer to make such amazing birth certificates, but it’s actually quite easy, and we’re going to show you exactly how it’s done.

You can frame and hang it on the wall in your reborn doll’s nursery. Selling reborn dolls with a birth certificate may increase their value. Allows you to keep track of your reborn dolls’ names. Creating birth certificates is just plain fun!

You’ll also need a working printer connected to your computer with a cartridge of black ink. Color ink is recommended but isn’t required. If you haven’t used your printer in a while, you may want to print out a test page to ensure it’s still in working order and properly aligned. Remember, all of your hard work will be for nothing if you don’t have a fully functional printer that’s capable of producing quality documents. This will be your template where you can add all of the desired information about your reborn doll. All of the text entered into the document will now be double spaced instead of single spaced. Once you’ve made the necessary adjustments previously listed, you can then begin to enter in all of the information you want your reborn doll’s birth certificate to contain. Before printing it out and filling those fields in, though, you should look for a cute image to place at the top of the birth certificate document. As the old saying goes – a picture’s worth a thousand words – holds true in this instance.

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To create an attractive reborn doll birth certificate, you’ll need to place a picture at the top of the document.

You can either choose to take a picture of one or more of your reborn dolls, or you can find one online to use. Go ahead and print up your reborn doll birth certificate once you’re finished. After it comes out of the printer, complete the field with the appropriate information using a black or blue ink pen. This is the one thing you’ll likely have to pay for since most people don’t own one of these devices. As the number of collectors rapidly grew larger, the need arose for an organization of antique doll dealers that would aid in establishing trust and confidence between collector and dealer. The membership also proposes to actively work to support educational and informative programs on a local and national basis. This membership includes many of the foremost authorities on doll collecting. Dogs are one of the most popular pets available as they can be easily trained, do not require as much care as other pets, and there are many different variations each with their pros and cons. Below is a terrific introductory article where you can learn the basics and how to get started.

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They are highly intelligent, loyal beyond any other animal, fun to be around, and probably the most personable pet in the entire pet industry. Not only are they simply fantastic animals, they have been human companions for thousands of years. Due to the large number of dog breeds and mixed dog breeds, there is a virtually endless supply of choices when it comes to the breed of dog you are interested in. Never be persuaded to purchase a dog that you don’t want because you are told it is an a “better or worse” breed than another. If it is a dog that you don’t really want, then it is a pet that you will grow tired of in the future. There is simply no sense in getting a dog that will grow to be ten times heavier than you or purchasing a dog that needs constant exercise if you don’t have substantial time available. Activity and size should be a major factor when purchasing a new dog, but it is far too easy to fall in love when staring into puppy eyes. Here is an argument that is based on a few too many bad apples spoiling it for the bunch.


But over the past twenty years, there have been numerous cases of poor quality puppies and dogs being sold by people thinking only of profit as their animals suffer from neglect. Although it is great if you can save a dog from a dog shelter and give it a second lease at life, there is also nothing wrong with purchasing a dog from a store or private breeder. The fact is that you will probably want a specific dog that only a breeder or store can get you so a shelter is right out.

You just have to remember that pet stores purchase dogs from breeders and mark up the prices, so it would in fact be considerably cheaper purchasing a dog from a breeder. As a general rule of thumb, always try to purchase the healthiest dog or puppy available. This is easily done by purchasing the largest in a group that has bright eyes and is active. Larger animals typically mean that they are being well fed and cared for. With dogs, assuming they are taken care of well, will generally all be of the same size and weight when you see them in a pet store window or in a litter of puppies at a breeders residence. If a dog is skinny and not active, then it is best to leave it be. A healthy animal can live many years, and if you put in the time that is necessary, you will be rewarded in the long run. The only type of enclosure that most people are now purchasing their dogs is a dog kennel that acts as the animal’s den when you are away, sleeping, or when traveling with your pet.Because of their den instincts, they feel quite comfortable staying in these small cages with latchable fronts, and if you are like me, then a little blanky and a couple toys are a graciously appreciated addition. Kennels should be slightly larger than the size of the dog because if it is too large, dogs will likely want to go to the bathroom in one side and sleep in the other. Bernard’s, will require frequent upsizing to their kennels as they grow from puppies to adults. Although the kennel is quite useful for training reasons, it is not a necessity in any stretch of the imagination. There is also a large variety of items you can purchase for you dog that are useful, but not necessarily required for their health. Dog collars are a great idea if you are planning to frequently walk you new pet, and the pets identification, like home address and phone number, can easily be attached to the collar should the dogs run away.

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Of course if you are planning on walking your dog, and leash is the best way to always maintain control over your pet’s actions. There is nothing worse than a wiener dog chasing a truck down the street. Leashes and collars can also be purchased to match your dog’s personality like tough guy spiked collars or diamond studded collars for your little princess. In the same line of thought, there are numerous lines of clothing that you can purchase for you pets. This seems silly, and for the most part it is, but for short haired dog breeds, it is a very good idea to purchase jackets and booties for those cold winter months. The last random thing you should also buy is a food and water dish for your little dog or puppy. They will eat out of virtually anything, but it’s a good idea to have specific bowls that are for just the dog that could even match his personality. The one thing that all puppies and dogs of all ages need is a variety of toys. Not only do they need toys, but they also need a variety of different shapes, textures, and densities that will prevent them from chewing on household items. An example would be having cold toys that they can chew on when they are teething because it feels so good on their soar teeth. The simple fact about dogs is that they are meat eaters, and in no way should they be fed a non-meat diet. This idea of dogs being vegetarian is nothing more than human owners expressing their way of life onto their pet. Unlike other people who can choose whether or not to eat in this way, dogs are entirely dependent on their human owners, so they have no choice in what they get to eat.As wild animals, there is now way that a dog would be willing to eat a patch of grass or a bush of berries instead of anther wild animal. The other highly debated item in regards to dog food is the inclusion of animal byproducts into the food. A majority of lesser quality foods support the fact that animal-by-products should be in all dog foods. The argument behind by-products is that in the wild, dogs will eat the whole animal. This of course if absolutely true, but it not necessarily good for them to eat a whole chicken. These lesser quality pet foods are misleading because if makes it seem like you are feeding your dog chicken when you are actually feeding you dogs chicken and random parts of that chicken. One of the best advancements in the pet food industry is the specially formulated foods for dogs allergic to common ingredients such as chicken, wheat, or corn. These foods usually contain “novel proteins” and substitute uncommon starches for the usual grains. Carbohydrates in allergy formulas are usually a less common grain, such as rice or barley, but such ingredients as potato and quinoa are sometimes used. Allergies are more likely to develop with consistent exposure to certain proteins. The problems that arise from these types of foods, especially lamb based, is that they have grown so popular that people don’t realize that they are for allergy prone animals. Not that there is anything wrong with feeding dogs without allergies, but the general idea is to feed your dog the basic chicken formula and then switch them to an allergy formula should allergies arise from the chicken. This way you can try to point out the ingredient that they are most likely allergic too. Not only is the allergic reaction gone, but the added beneficial oils from the fish alleviates his dandruff issues and the rice in the formula is great for his sensitive stomach. Owning a dog is just such a privilege that a majority of families own a dog, or have owned a dog at some point of time in their lives. The level of intelligence is simply leaps and bounds beyond any other pet you could ever think of. There is simply an unbreakable bond between a dog and its owner, which is like having a brother or sister, a daughter or son, or just the best friend of your life. Its simply astounding that there is such a strong connection between dogs and humans, yet their lives are so short in comparison and range between 10-15 years in length. Of course there are always exceptions to this time span, but the truth is that they never live with you forever and you have to cherish the time you have with them. There are now companies that have latched on to this emotional connection to dogs and can clone your pet so you can literally spend another dog lifespan with your favorite companion. Perhaps they are not the most unique animal in the world, but when it comes to the hobby of raising a dog from being a puppy to old age, there is no hobby more passionate that having a pet dog.