I haven’t posted much articles in the last weeks but I promise to do more in the next weeks. At the moment I have two projects running and I neglect my blog more than the other project. So stay tuned in what may come in the next weeks.
I don’t know how it is in the rest of the world but Germany well known auctioneers try get private Barbie collectors out of their company. They only want professional dealers and no private individuals anymore. That’s very sad. Several days ago I had an idea. Maybe this could be a solution. I had the idea to offer a platform where private Barbie collectors could meet. If collector A has a doll which misses several plugs and collector B is able to fix it, they could deal with each other. When collector A needs help she/he gets the help of another collector, a system that works almost without money.
Collector A could offer something collector B is looking for. The deal could also include serveral people. If collector A is searching someone to reroot serveral plugs and offers a dress collector c is looking for but collector b can help with the reroot and collector c would offer collector b a dress she is looking for, then they could also deal.
Of course this idea is not perfect. At least we would need a feedback system and we had to control who participates in the system since too many black sheeps destroy the market. And of course there should be a regulation that only real Barbie dolls and their belongings should be part of the deals. Clones would also destroy the market.
Although there wasn’t much to report about I’m still alive. In the last weeks I waited for a tutorial which explains how to repair the old talking Barbie dolls from the late 1960s. I’m still waiting for several orders to arrive here. Hope they will arrive until Wednesday of the next week. Then I can start the adventure repairing a talking Barbie.
In these days I’ll celebrate my 15th anniversary of Barbie collecting. I began to collect Barbie in the last days of November in 1996. The Irish Barbie from DOTW (Dolls of the World) was my first collector doll. I was happy to have her in my collection. She was followed by two other Barbie collector dolls in December. One of them was the Happy Holidays 1995 ( we bought her as Happy Holidays 1996 here in Germany) and the Indian Barbie from 1996. And these three dolls were only the begin of my collection.