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The Year In Dolls: A Doll Collecting Time Line

A Timeline showing the major events of the doll year, plus yearly "to dos."

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Toy Fair

Toy Fair

Denise Van Patten
The following is a general timeline of the major events in the doll collecting year. This timeline is only a guideline--there are, of course, many more wonderful shows, conventions and regional events than appear on this timeline, but the timeline can help you plan your doll collecting year.

January

Early January: , Newport Beach

End of January: IDEX Doll Show, Orlando, Florida

Many new doll releases are announced.

February

Toy Fair

March

See new dolls at your local doll shop; place pre-orders (for hot dolls, you many have to place you pre-orders as early as January.

April

Spring Cleaning! Now is a good time to dust, clean and Organize Your Dolls

May

Prime Garage Sale time in US. Seek out doll bargains!

June

eBay Live! Unfortunately, eBay Live! has been canceled, by eBay itself, for 2008

July

National Barbie Doll Convention

UFDC National Convention

August

Many Fall doll releases are announced.

September and October

Pre-order your favorite Fall doll releases.

Modern Doll Collector's Convention

November

Make Your Christmas List!

December

Christmas Shopping For Dolls!

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