DOLL REPAIR STRINGING WHILE YOU WAIT,
PORTLAND OR – VANCOUVER WA
I am now accepting doll repair stringing while you wait in the Portland, Oregon, Vancouver Washington area. I did this for many years in Portland as MORGAN’S COLLECTIBLES when I taught antique and collectible doll restoration.
I no longer have the equipment to do restoration, but it seems there is demand for someone locally to just do simple restringing of old dolls, so I am offering that service on a while-you-wait basis only, no mail order jobs please.
Call for an appointment to bring your dolls for restringing, and I do have a supply of doll clothes ( see the website for a look) on hand if your old doll needs an outfit. I ONLY work on dolls made pre-1960 (50 YEARS OR OLDER except some Ginnys and 8″ alexanders made after that ) and do no repairs other than stringing (or simple things I can do while you wait such as glue on a wig you bring with you).
Happily, I found a place to buy the correct loops that fit the 8″ dolls like Ginny, Madame Alexander, etc. so I can now restring the 8″ dolls. However, it takes as much of my time to do one of those as it does a Toni, so the price is $20 for the first one, $15 each if you bring two, and 12.50 each for more than that. The price will be slightly less on multiple dolls if they are walkers and only need the arms restrung.
Please email for a brief list of prices of other dolls or call JoAnn Morgan at 360-836-7556 for appointment or information, or contact me through email.