Through the years I've come to admire these dolls, not just because of their popularity and high quality, but also because the dolls celebrated women in so many different areas. For example, the women of opera or authors, or famous women of art. This is so commendable in this age when celebrities are used to sell toys and dolls. Hopefully you are able to enjoy these dolls as a collector, but given the nice secondary market, also children have an opportunity to play with them.
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