“A Doll Doctor’s abilities include the repair and/or restoration of the doll to its former beauty while maintaining its integrity. I feel this can be accomplished by paying close attention to the details of the doll’s original appearance and doing as little repairs to a doll as necessary. Many older dolls may only need to be freshened or they may need to be totally restored to live on for many more generations. It may be possible to do a small repair leaving the larger area around the repair original and intact.

Become familiar with the doll doctor’s qualifications, ask for a reference and get a signed contract. The professional doll doctor will appreciate your questions and concerns with the restoration of your doll.

ShenValley Doll Hospital specializes in composition and bisque (or porcelain) dolls from 1950 and before. Vintage hard plastic and vinyl dolls are also seen on a regular basis.”