So with the rise of recasts, I know that having a CoA for your doll (especially if you wish to sell) is particularly important nowadays. I know it's definitely a deal breaker for a lot of owners in deciding whether or not to purchase a second-hand doll, and it's seen as a basic, common sense type of thing to hold onto. But I have to wonder...who else here lacks common sense? When I first joined the hobby back in 2007, I was just out of high school and had never collected or purchased anything nearly as expensive before. The closest I ever came was getting into Lolita fashion and purchasing a few brand name dresses. I would clip off the tags and keep them for awhile because they were pretty, but inevitably they would get lost or tossed out. Once I went on to sell those dresses, their legitimacy was never questioned and no one had ever asked for the original tags. I realize there's a difference between clothing and dolls, but I think the same basic idea can be applied. Simply put, I didn't know how important those little pieces of paper could actually be. Fast forward to today, and I'm realizing I have no idea where a majority of my doll's CoA's are. While I highly doubt I threw them away, I definitely would have to do some digging to see if they've survived my multiple moves throughout the years. Sometimes I'll read some of these threads here and feel like an absolute fool that I didn't have the sense to store them somewhere safe. But then I have to wonder, surely there are others in my position? I'd hate to have the legitimacy of my dolls questioned as I would never dream of owning a recast, yet I fear that could be the case as I'm only now realizing the importance of holding onto their CoA's.