Curiositeej Dolls & Collectibles is a family owned business created from love!
Who We Are: Curiositeej Dolls & Collectibles is an online doll and collectibles store carrying items for both play and for collecting. We carry new, used, artist, and one-of-a-kind (ooak) dolls from around the world. In addition, we buy and sell quality, rare, hard-to-find dolls and collectibles. We are physically located in Albuquerque, New Mexico USA.
Why Curiositeej: Curiositeej is the name that a group of friends and family helped me select. I love the name because it describes me very well. My name is teej and I am SUPER curious!
Note from the Owner:
As the owner of Curiositeej Dolls & Collectibles, I thank you for visiting my store.
I created Curiositeej Dolls & Collectibles after watching my daughter use dolls to help manage her chronic pain condition. My daughter has had chronic pain most of her life. When she was 10-years old, her pain became so intense that it changed her life in very fundamental ways--including school. She was in so much pain that she had to withdraw from school. It was during that year that she really started playing with dolls; and, her playing became a G-d send!
She was able to use the dolls to help distract her from her pain. She played with baby dolls in nourishing ways: holding, feeding, dressing, and soothing them. She played school with her 18-inch dolls: she was the teacher, and they were the students. With her Barbie-sized dolls, she worked on relationships: she explored and defined what makes a good friend, she worked through sharing, and other important issues. As she got older, I noticed that her play grew with her. The interactions became much more complex.
I have always loved dolls. So, as my daughter's interest in dolls increased, we began investigating and collecting dolls. We found support and friendship with The Doll Pages. We met friends who gave my daughter dolls, and we bought dolls. My daughter is growing a nice collection of dolls from around the world! Currently, her favorite dolls are the Wicked Witch dolls. She was blessed with an opportunity to meet Emmy Lampman-Raver, who played Elphaba, the Wicked Witch, on Broadway. Lampman-Raver even signed my daughter's Wicked Witch doll!
Though we love collecting dolls, we also sell dolls. My daughter's medical bills are not fully covered by our insurance, so our goal is to use the money from our doll sells to cover some of her expenses and to do fun things.
Goals: I've told you my financial goals, but my other goals carry a variety of dolls from around the world, to carry fun, collectible, and play dolls. I'd like to help introduce dolls by new doll makers. I opened my store with Taofick Okoya's Queens of Africa line. I am currently carrying The A-Girls from Botswana. I am also in negotiations with companies in South Africa, France, and Britain.
Come back often, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by my inventory. Most of the items are hand selected: I chose some of them because they are fun, some because they are valuable, and some because they are beautiful. I even carry the occasional iconic blast from the past dolls!