Above is a Shirley Temple doll I restored for another customer.  When I got her she was very dirty and her hair was a mess.  See details

Welcome to Dollfixer.com

I am a doll collector and along with my husband I have chosen to share my skills and expertise with others that share my passion for Antique and Vintage dolls. 

I provide Doll Repair, Doll Stringing, doll costume repair / restoration and can create new doll costumes and dresses.  See Doll Repairs

We also provide Doll Appraisal services both on-line and in person.  See Doll Appraisals See Online Appraisals

We can also help you sell your Vintage and Antique dolls.  We sell your dolls on commission in our display cases in antique shops in the Modesto CA. area, through our web sales portal and at doll shows all over Northern California and the San Francisco Bay area. Please note that in most cases we do not purchase dolls direct.  We just sell them on consignment Help selling your dolls

Please see our other pages above with more details of the services we offer.

We are located in Northern California near Modesto  CA. (see map below).  We however have contacts and have been repairing dolls in the Central Valley area including Stockton, Fresno, Salida, Oakdale, Merced, Turlock, Los Banos and Sacramento. 

The map shows the locations of the shops.

Remember When in Modesto

Remember When Again in Oakdale

Antique Warehouse in Salida

Main Street Antiques in Turlock

see interactive map

 

Note: that the dolls you see throughout my site are some of the more interesting ones I have encountered selling dolls or are projects I have worked on for customers.

The boy above is a reproduction Jumeau.  I created the outfit for a customer using antique material I acquired on E-bay.  The seller of the material said that the material was leftovers from the antique material used for costumes in Oprah Winfrey's movie The Color Purple.  I have watched the movie several times and in the scene where Oprah runs through a field she is wearing a skirt made from this same material. 

What's new at Dollfixer.com

New show plans

The Spring shows are over and were a big success.   We plan to keep busy for the summer with repairs and new doll collections.  We are already making plans for the fall doll shows in Pleasanton, Roseville and San Jose. We are adding the Roseville show to our schedule this year and may be doing an extra Christmas show in the Bay area if it is scheduled.  By then we should have lots of dolls that have never been to these shows and will be bringing a collection of vintage and antique doll clothes and accessories including shoes.  Always remember the dolls I am selling are available in my shops between shows. See Doll Show Schedule

Details on our Shops

MY husband (the techie) has taken some new photos and has updated the shops page of the web site with more details of the types of dolls and accessories we feature in the various shops where we sell dolls.  If you are in the Modesto area I hope you will visit all my shops but if you can only get to one you will now be able to know which shop suits your doll collecting specialty.  see shops

Online Appraisals

We now also offer on-line appraisals for people who cannot get to one of our shops.   See on-line appraisals

Doll Sales on the Web

Everyone is always asking me why don't you sell dolls on the web.  Well now we have the answer you have all been waiting to hear.  We have started to sell a selection of vintage and antique dolls from the web site. My husband (The web master) has started the listing processes and will be posting more dolls for sale on the web as fast as he can take the photos and enter the listing text.  See web listings We have always been hesitant to sell on the web because it takes a lot of effort to do it right.  We have tried to be sure the listings have the information you need to appreciate the doll and be sure you are comfortable and confident about the doll when you decide to purchase. 

 

New Car

For those of you who may have seen me at a show or at a shop I wanted to let you know that I have a new Doll Fixer mobile.  My old blue wagon was going to need some serious work.  Given the great deals the dealer was giving on new cars it made more sense to trade in for a new car instead of doing the needed work on the old one.  I went for a different color.  I really liked the blue but it just showed the dirt too much.  I do like the new color and it looks clean even if there is just a little dust on it.


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