Marita Winters wrote:I would also like to know how much it costs to have a silicone repainted.
If an artist does an edition, how long do you think they should be guaranteed? What is a fair time for her to say "no more free repairs and free re-painting". Do they have to be guaranteed for the life of the doll? I think in some cases, the artist would be so busy repairing and repainting that they would get nothing else done. I know at least one artist whose ooaks sell for a lot of money, but she repairs for free, for life. However, she does it as she can get to it, and that may take a year or more of waiting.
I should have added that besides Eva Helland and Adrie Stoete, I haven't ever had Claire Taylor's Dolls or Donna Lee's dolls peel either.
As far as how long they should be guaranteed, that would be hard to determine, as some people really use their dolls like they are real babies and their dolls might still be under warranty, so you would have to fix them even though it wasn't your fault that it was damaged. The dolls that I have needed to have fixed were mostly done for free by the artist, except for one, even though some of them were added to my collection through the secondary market and were quite old. I thought that was very awesome and generous of the artists. Only one artist charged me money and it was a very nominal fee, I think that it was $50.00.
I would love to see a silicone baby by you, Marita. That would be awesome! Hugs, Dion
Edited to add: I haven't ever owned a Romie silicone baby, but I am sure that her silicone babies wouldn't peel either. Thank you for reminding me of her, Sheryl!!