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    Default Doll Collecting Acronyms

    I think it would be useful to have a Doll collecting dictionary, because I noticed in some other forum that people didn't know what was "NRFB" meant (I think NRFB is a term specifically taken from the Doll Collecting world?)

    So post here Doll collecting acronyms and doll collecting terms to help both new and experienced doll collectors alike. I hope this grows to be a very extensive dolls dictionary.

    I'll start with some that I can think of now:

    NRFB - Never Removed from Box. This is the best condition for the doll to be in.

    DOTW - Dolls of the World. A Barbie Dolls Series by Mattel featuring dolls of different nationalities

    Limited Edition Dolls - dolls that were produced in a limited number of quantities and so are generally more valuable.

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    These ones might not be specific to doll collectors, but are universally used in the collecting world:

    NIB: New in Box
    MIB: Mint in Box
    NM: Near Mint
    M/NM: Mint, Near Mint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shmee View Post
    These ones might not be specific to doll collectors, but are universally used in the collecting world:

    NIB: New in Box
    MIB: Mint in Box
    NM: Near Mint
    M/NM: Mint, Near Mint
    Thanks those are useful ones to know.

    Also if anyone has a question about what a specific doll collecting term or Doll Collecting acronym means you can ask here and we will try to answer if we know

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    What does HTF stand for? Have seen that acronym several times on Ebay

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    HTF stands for "Hard to Find" (rare)

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    Also remembered these two:

    MOC: Mint on Card
    MIP: Mint in Package

    These 2 means basically the same as MIB

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    Some collectors might use the term:

    MIMB: Mint in Mint Box

    Means that both the doll and box are mint.

 

 

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