Friday, July 13, 2018

2018 DSCB Road Trip

Please join the Doll Study Club of Boston on a fun-filled bus trip adventure to the famous Gaithersburg, Maryland Doll and Toy Show! The trip is scheduled for Friday, November 30th through Sunday, December 2nd.

The trip has been priced to be as inclusive as possible. The cost for round-trip transportation, including our driver's accommodations and gratuity, is $89 per person for DSCB members and $119 per person for non-members. You are responsible for the cost of your meals, entrance fee into the show, and accommodations, giving you the chance to share a room if you choose. Contact the Gaithersburg Hilton at 1-301-977-8900 to make your room reservation ASAP.

We are extending this invitation to all doll clubs, doll enthusiasts, spouses and companions. Reservations with full payment must be received by September 27th with first priority given to Doll Study Club of Boston members.

Please click here for the downloadable registration form, which includes all the trips details.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Our 2018 Annual Fundraiser Hits It Out Of The Park!

On May 19, 2018 we held our annual DSCB fundraiser event. We had 71 total people register and pay to attend. Most attendees were from Region 15, but others came from all along the East Coast.

Our speaker was Rachel Hoffman from Ruby Lane. Her topic was "The Future of Doll Collecting: Buying, Selling, and Engaging The Next Generation Through Social Media and Community Building." Our emoji-themed event included a silent auction consisting of 47 regular lots and 4 closed bid lots, a sit down, plated lunch, Rachel's talk, door prize drawings, and doll appraisals.

We were very honored to have current UFDC leadership in attendance, including Ada Diedrich (DSCB President, past Region 15 RD, and past UFDC President); Susan Voake (current Region 15 RD); and Dr. Barbara Stone (current UFDC Vice President.) Many former Region 15 RDs
also came.

A great time was had by all and we hit our financial and attendance goals. Thank you to everyone who volunteered before, during, and after the event to make it possible!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Please Join Us At Our 2018 Doll Study Club Of Boston Annual Fundraiser!

The Future of Doll Collecting: Buying, Selling, and Engaging The Next Generation Through Social Media and Community Building 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

With Special Guest, Rachel Hoffman, Accredited Appraiser and Ruby Lane Dolls Lane Consultant 
Embassy Suites Hotel 
550 Winter Street, Waltham, MA 02451 
Auction check-in from 8:30 am to 9:30 am 
Event festivities from10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
$75 per person 

Come learn about what is happening in the doll world from a business perspective. But as a collector, why should you care?

  • Our marketplace has changed dramatically in the last decade. 
  • Think about your treasured collection, often decades in the making. What will become of it when it is time to move it along? 
  • We must identify and engage the next generation of enthusiasts, to guarantee the sustainability of the hobby we love. 
Rachel will:
  • Address these trends and issues as part of her talk. 
  • Share tips to help you better manage your doll transactions using today’s technologies. 
  • Identify and value as many dolls as time allows as part of the program. So bring a favorite doll along!
This event is for UFDC members and their guests only. 
Attendance is capped at 125 guests.
First come, first served.
Please register today!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Save The Date - May 18, 2018 - For The DSCB's Annual Fundraiser Event!

This year's fundraiser promises 
to hit it out of the park!

Click on the flyer above to enlarge it. 

We are excited to welcome Rachel Hoffman, Dolls Lane Consultant from Ruby Lane.  She will share stories and insights about the future of doll collecting, the state of the collectibles business, and how social media is proving key to engaging the next generation of doll enthusiasts. 

Registration begins shortly, and forms will be available for downloading here soon.  Stay tuned!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Welcome Fall, Sort Of!

We don't like saying goodbye to summer, but fall means lots of fun dolly times together!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

I Can Hardly Wait...

for the best doll-week of the year!  Looking forward to seeing many old friends, and meeting new ones, at UFDC's National Convention from August 2nd - 5th in Orlando, FL.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

The 2017 Doll Study Club of Boston Regional Convention Was A Blue Ribbon Gathering Indeed

It's hard to believe our 2017 event has come and gone already - it was awesome and one for the record books.  A sincere THANK YOU to all our attendees, volunteers, and chairs who made our time together absolutely unforgettable!