Me and my dolls are inseperable. My dolls give me so much joy and fascinating learning moments. My favorite pastime got quite out of hand. Collecting dolls even led to a professional part-time job!
NCDC is short for the National Costume Doll Collection. I’m not bragging at all here but the NCDC is huge. I have more than 2000 dolls from all over the world. That number is a pure guess because I’ve given up counting long ago. I found my first doll at a flea market in 1996 and now suffer from lack of space. So be warned, it’s addictive!
This website is an ongoing project, a virtual trip around the world. It’s is going to be the ultimate doll bible, a thick catalog to go through for hours on end. A database full of accurate information and thousands of pictures. Yes, I’m thinking big. Because what could be more appealing than dolls? Uhm, maybe chocolate.
Back in the days when Google wasn’t my best friend yet, I started to pile up loads of postcards and books, initially using these as a way to determine where a doll came from. The postcards and books are now standalone collections. It’s all about national costumes, always. The subject is so diverse and fascinating, I can’t get enough of it.
Owner: Josien Buijs Female 11-07-1964
Location: Amsterdam The Netherlands
Number of Dolls: Still guessing
NCDC since 1996
NCDC Website since 1997
Poppentopper Shop since 2008
Exhibitions 2008 – 2011
NCDC FaceBook Page since 2016
National Costume Doll ID Group since 2017
People often think that I:
Make dolls myself
Travel a lot
Play with dolls
Spend a lot of money
Have a museum
Run a doll hospital
Am an appraiser
Am finished collecting
I do have a serious life next to this crazy doll collecting. Want more facts? Contact me!
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