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I have a porcelain doll collection and I'm not sure how to sell them? Help :)
I want to sell my porcelain doll, but I don't know how to go by selling them. some are very expensive.
I just inherited a large porcelain doll collection that I need to sell fast. If anyone could give me some ideas, I would be very grateful.
You will need to do your own research for value, etc., to sell your dolls. You can try EBay, Craig's List, etc., for possible prices, take them to an antique or consignment dealer, etc. Note that almost all of these dolls were mass produced even though they are often named "limited", "special", etc. The best value and prices for any dolls are paid for those that were never removed from their boxes-literally!
You can also try this site to begin online research:
I have american dolls and porcelain dolls.
We have a large collection of porcelain dolls that was inherited. We want to let go of these dolls and there are many beautiful bride dolls in this collection. Please help us find where we can sell these beautiful dolls.
I have 3 porcelain dolls that I would like to sell. I don't collect dolls. Who buys them?
An easy online search for "porcelain doll values" will produce many answers. Keep in mind that just because a doll may be fancy, old, inherited, etc., it most probably has little value as most are mass produced in the thousands and very often include the rather misleading term limited edition in their names. A doll's condition is extremely important in considering value-the best doll prices are paid for dolls literally never removed from their boxes. You can find prices for some dolls on EBay and try online for further research. This site is a good place to start:
Would like to sell my entire porcelain doll collection from home not ebay or gumtree.
I have 3 character dolls from Little house on the prairie. I purchased all 3 from Ashton drake galleries, By artist Joan Ibarolle. They are in mint condition and still in their original boxes. I need money fast. Where can I sell them? I Live in southern calif.
Due to hard times and difficulties, I need money to pay my bills. I am selling my porcelain dolls. They are in good shape. Can anyone suggest where I might be able to sell them? Thank you.
You could try ebay. You could also call antique and collectables dealers in your area. What you get for them will depend on age, whether or not you still have the orgional boxes, and certificates of authenticity.
By Mary from Brookline, MA
I agree with an archived post made by MisMachado:
If they are really collectibles and of vintage, try Etsy.com. They have some strict guidelines, but are great to deal with, and a lot less expensive than eBay is. MisMachado (10/16/2010)
I've got lots of Alberon dolls, too many. I would like to sell them, but I am not sure where to go, etc.
I have 7 porcelain dolls. I am not at all familiar with dolls. I'm curious as to value as I would like to sell them. I'm not looking to make a fortune, would just like to offer a fair price.
How can I sell my mom's collection of porcelain dolls?
Some are Ashton Drake and some are Danbury Mint.
Some have the receipt with them. She had about 85 dolls
By Melody from Dayton, PA
Thank you for your post and interest in Ashton-Drake dolls. Unfortunately, we no longer have a secondary market for retired dolls. You may want to check eBay or visit an antique/doll shop to get a value for your ballerina doll. Good luck! Thank you, Chris
I hope your mother enjoyed her dolls during her lifetime. Unfortunately it is not easy to sell dolls of this type as most were mass produced and are easily found in large supply over the internet.
You can check out Google, eBay, Replacements and many other sites will appear on Google. Craigslist is good as you do not have to ship.
Many sellers have dolls listed for months (even years) before they sell. Dolls are difficult (and expensive) to ship as most are a larger size and need "special" boxes and packing.
You can check out sold listings on eBay to see what buyers are really paying for dolls of this type.
Also you may have a special doll in this collection that will sell quickly and for more money. Research is the only way to find an answer to your question.
This is Kathleen. I inherited dolls from my mother. They were all hand made by her, hand painted and fired in the kiln. She made the clothes herself. How can I find out how to price them? They didn't come in boxes, because she just made them at the doll shop and brought them home.
I am trying to sell a doll collection in Dale City, Virginia. I am not sure how to even start to find information on selling dolls. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Where can I go close to Bloomingdale, Illinois to sell my porcelain dolls?
I have numerous Franklin Mint dolls and was wondering how to go about selling them. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I have three huge bins of porcelain dolls. I am looking to sell them, but can't find any place to sell them. A lot of them have boxes and certificates with them. How can I sell these dolls?
You can sell on amazon.com, ebay.com, etsy.com, or post on craigslist.org and pinterest.com. The postings are free, but some charge a fee for using their website if the item sells. You can post photos of the dolls individually or grouped; your choice along with contact information and description. If there are any flaws, it's best to put it out there with pics of them, so prospects are not deceived.
Where do I find a buyer for my porcelain dolls?
I live in Idaho and have 40 plus dolls. I don't know the value of any of them. Where can I find the value and then where can I sell them?
I have a small collection of porcelain dolls that were made by my aunt. She made the clothes as well. I was wondering if these could sell at an antique place or thrift store?
By Anthony M.
I have an extensive collection of porcelain dolls by Patricia Rose. All dolls came from Paradise Galleries. All of my dolls are from the glamor doll series. I also have her dancer doll collection and southern bell collection. Some are 36 inches tall and others are between 18 and 22 inches tall. All have original boxes and COA. Any idea where I can start to try to sell them? It seems there are few doll collectors these days. Thanks for any advice you care to share.
By Kathy W.
Maybe due to our present economy dolls do not sell very well. Even beautiful dolls are hard to sell. It is estimated (by doll "experts") that in our present economy dolls are difficult to sell at even 10 percent of their original value and many sell for less.
You can find some of these dolls on eBay, Etsy, Replacements but just start with Google and go from there. Remember that most people have to pay fees for selling and some dolls are listed for many months before an interested person comes along. Most never sell unless the price is very, very low. Remember also that shipping is a LOT of trouble and very expensive.
Maybe you could find a local shop that would let you place a few dolls in their store - for a percentage of the sale. This also has its downside as they will not be responsible for any damage done while in their store and some parents do not always have well behaved children.
Be sure to check out "sold" listings on eBay (down left side of eBay screen) for what some of these dolls sold for and how many sold in the last 30 days. I am afraid you will disappointed in the sales.
I hope you are one of the lucky ones and have some dolls that will sell for more.
I have an 1865 porcelain doll. Where can I sell it or be guided correctly?
Value of Dolls is one of the main questions on Thrifty site...
I am sure there is an occasional doll that someone will be familiar with but - generally you will have to do your own research.
eBay and Google will give you more information but there are other sites as well.
Remember - you have all the information on this doll and can do a much better job of getting information. Dolls are so plentiful now - even "rare" dolls so try not to be disappointed if the value is low.
Good luck with your search -and- Merry Christmas!
My wife has a huge collection of these dolls and she wants to sell a few of them, but we don't know what they are worth?
Where can I sell my porcelain doll, besides using Amazon and eBay?
By Melissa A.
My mom has 70 plus Ashton Drake dolls from Princess Diana to the queen of the Nile, all in mint condition. Most have never been taken from boxes, others only once are twice. They all have paperwork and boxes. I want to sell the whole collection. The dolls are exquisite pieces of work. How do I go about selling them?
Unfortunately, Aston Drake dolls are not all that valuable. Maybe a few would bring "good" money and selling them all at one time will bring even less.
You may receive an offer as low as 60.00 according to who you ask. Most people would only buy them to resell and they would know how difficult it is to sell them.
You need to research eBay for listings and sold listings to get an idea of how much they are worth. You could list them as a group on eBay and set a reserve just to see how much they would bring. Bear in mind that listing them anywhere (except Craigslist, newspaper, etc) you will need photos. Also, you may have to list them several times and if they sell, you will pay fees on the selling price (9-10%).
Shipping would be another thing altogether so you would have to do this for local pick-up only. That means someone in your area only. This may work if you live in a large city. I would try to find a local "store" that sells this type of merchandise and see what they would offer (but be prepared for a low amount!) but who knows - items are worth whatever someone will pay.
You may be lucky and find someone who would really like these dolls. Good luck and let us know how this works out for you.
We are having an estate sell and we have over 500 porcelain dolls - all are in mint condition and are collector edtions. How should we go about selling these as I do not want to put them in a yard sale.
By Kitty P
Hi - maybe you could find a local person that handles this type of doll and could give you an idea of their worth.
Some places to check a few dolls would be eBay or Google just to get a general idea.
The problem is that one doll may be worth more than another and without research you would have no way to know this. Selling as a group may be a good idea but may bring less money.
I have over 100 Ashton Drake Dolls left to me by my mother. All are in good condition. I was wondering where I can sell them as they are of no use to me?
By Jessica D
Hi - sorry but most of these dolls are not very valuable. The only answer to any question of this type is to tell you to do your research as you have the dolls.
Go to eBay, Etsy, Google, Craigs list or see a local shop owner for information.
Can you please tell me where and how I can advertise my porcelain and longnose teddy bear collection?
Where do I go to sell porcelain dolls?
I have a collection of porcelain Ashton Drake dolls I need to sell in Mesquite Texas. Who can I call?
By Bill from Mesquite, TX
I am selling my porcelain doll collection and was wondering how much would they all be worth? I had them for years. Do you know how much my Danny the Dalmatian porcelain doll and Kyler the kitty porcelain doll would be worth? I also have other dolls. Thanks.
By Ashley from Sheridan, WY
I need to find a dealer who might buy all of the dolls.
By Rick L