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Hernando woman's doll collection to be sold in estate sale

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Gloria Everett's doll collection contains nearly 12 hundred dolls. They will be sold in an estate sale on August 16th in Hernando County. Gloria Everett's doll collection contains nearly 12 hundred dolls. They will be sold in an estate sale on August 16th in Hernando County.
Dianne Conners, left, and Terry Ovsianik, say selling their mother's collection of 12 hundred dolls is hard to do emotionally. Dianne Conners, left, and Terry Ovsianik, say selling their mother's collection of 12 hundred dolls is hard to do emotionally.
HERNANDO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) -

Gloria Everett loved to collect dolls.  In fact, over the last fifty years she has collected as many as twelve hundred.

Her home in Weeki Wachee looks like a museum. Every room is filled with dolls of every shape and size.

Everett recently passed away at the age of 90.  Her daughters say the collection is just too big to keep and have decided to sell it in an estate sale.

Everett's oldest daughter, Dianne Conners, says it was not an easy decision. "I cannot watch it be sold.  I cannot be here when they start taking my mama's stuff out of here," Conners said.

One of the oldest dolls dates back to the 1800s. Terry Ovsianik says her mother's collection started later in life.

"My mom always told me that when she was little she never had any dolls. They didn't have the money to have the toys or dolls so she made up for lost time when she became an adult and could buy her own," Ovsianik said.

Danny Triplett owns Full House Liquidations and it is his job to find a price for every item in the home.

Triplett says he has sold doll collections before but nothing of this magnitude.

"Wow, was my first thought. Overwhelming but I knew we could do it. We have done some really big ones.  I took it because I thought it would be a lot of fun and it has been," Triplett said.

Besides the dolls, other items that Everett has collected will also be sold.

Ovsianik says there is one positive thing about finding new homes for her mother's collection.

"Whatever someone buys, takes it home and gets as much enjoyment out of it as what my mom has trough the years," Ovsianik said.

The estate sale begins on August 16th and will run for two weekends. You can find more information about the sale at the Full House Liquidation web site which is www.Fullhouseliq.com.

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