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How to Display a Collectible Doll
When displaying a valuable collectible doll, it's important to balance visibility with protection to prevent damage or deterioration. Here are some tips to help you display your doll in the best way possible:
Use a doll display case: A display case provides a protective barrier against dust, sunlight, and other potential hazards while still allowing the doll to be visible. Cases with UV-protected glass to prevent fading or yellowing over time are available, but are typically quite a bit more expensive than traditional glass. Acrylic display cases inherently have some UV protection, and can be a cost effective way to go.
When deciding on the size of case you need for your doll, carefully take the measurements of your collectible. Then add at least 1.5 inches to the height, and at least 3 inches to the width and depth. This will give you the minimum dimensions needed for your case. For example, if your doll measures 5 inches wide x 5 inches deep, by 12 inches tall, you would need a case that measures at least 8 inches wide x 8 inches deep x 13.5 inches tall. Proper sizing will ensure maximum visibility of the doll, and will avoid having the doll look like it is confined in too small a space.
|An Octagon Display Case makes for a unique display!|
A Glass Display Dome is another wonderful way to display a collectible doll. We've got so much to say about how to select and install your doll in a glass dome that we wrote a separate post about that, which you can find here.
Use a doll display stand or mount: If your doll has a fragile or delicate body, consider using a stand or mount to support it while on display. This will help prevent damage from accidental bumps or falls.
We have a few more tips for keeping your collectible doll and your display in tip top shape:
Position the doll away from direct sunlight: Sunlight can cause fading and other damage to dolls, so it's important to keep them away from direct sunlight. Position the doll in a shaded area or use curtains or blinds to block out the sun.
Avoid humidity and moisture: Moisture can cause mold, mildew, and other damage to dolls, so it's important to keep them in a dry environment. Avoid placing the doll in a damp basement or attic and consider using a dehumidifier to regulate humidity levels.
Clean the doll regularly: Dust and other particles can accumulate on the doll over time, so it's important to clean it regularly with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using any cleaning products or water, as these can damage the doll's surface.
Overall, the key is to find a display method that provides protection while still allowing the doll to be visible and appreciated. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your valuable collectible doll remains in excellent condition for years to come.