Welcome to the world of doll collecting
The Doll Collectors Club of NSW is for anyone who makes, restores, dresses, or collects dolls and doll-related items of all types and eras – from antique, or vintage to modern. Whether your collection is porcelain or plastic, ragdolls or high fashion models, childhood dolls or a lifetime hobby, the Club is a place to meet like-minded collectors and share a mutual interest in doll collecting.
Visitors are welcome to our meetings, or when you are ready for more, membership includes the quarterly Club magazine and allows entry into Club competitions and special events throughout the year.
All are welcome to our annual Doll Fair as well as regular displays, workshops, and talks we present to further educate members, visitors and our local community in the history and art of doll making and associated creative activities.
The Doll Collectors Club of NSW Inc normally meets on the first Saturday of each month (excluding January), all members and visitors welcome.
Our first general meeting for 2021 will be on Saturday, February 6th, at the Granville Town Hall, Carlton Street, Granville, NSW, Australia.
Our February meeting will start with an auction of donated dolls, commencing at 12:30
Members are invited to enter this month’s competition in the following categories:
• Favourite bear
• Cabbage Patch doll
• Large doll, 24″ and over
The door opens at 12 noon, to meet and chat, or buy from the Personal Trading and Charity tables. The Club’s Library opens at 12:15. The doll auction starts at 12:30 sharp. The main meeting runs to 3:30.
General Meeting Admission
$5.00 Adults | $1 Children | Visitors 2 visits Free Entry
(Includes Lucky Door Ticket and afternoon tea)
Club general meetings, committee meetings, and other gatherings are organised following official advice on social distancing and public health restrictions.
We have been advised by Cumberland Council that the Granville Town Hall venue is large enough to accommodate 60 people at our meetings with social distancing guidelines in place, and special cleaning and sanitising protocols have been put in place. Members are encouraged to wear masks if they feel more comfortable, and hand sanitiser and wipes will be available for use. Please do not attend meetings if you feel unwell.
For those who cannot attend, our Facebook group is a great place to catch up and share our dolls! Although our annual Doll Fair did not take place in 2020, we are planning for this year’s Fair, July 24-25 2021.
The COVID-19 pandemic is an emerging and rapidly changing situation, and we encourage all members to keep aware of current advice from official sources and health professionals.