Collectors typically shop for valuable old dolls in both physical and online antique shops. RubyLane.com is a popular online marketplace that features thousands of independent antique shops, some of which exclusively sell dolls. Online auction sites, such as eBay.com, are also good resources for doll collectors.
Some doll collectors attend doll auctions, such as the McMasters Harris doll auctions. McMasters Harris allows people who cannot physically attend its auctions to place bids on items via e-mail, fax or letter.
Doll collectors sometimes find dolls at estate sales, which are often conducted as auctions. People typically advertise local estate sales through the classified ads, either in newspapers or online.