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Selling a Porcelain Doll Collection

Perhaps you inherited a doll collection or are simply downsizing and decluttering, but now you are thinking of selling your dolls. This is a guide about selling a porcelain doll collection.

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June 4, 2016 Flag
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I have a a Wee Willie Winkie doll I plan to sell. I need to know what the best price is for it.

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    June 4, 20160 found this helpful

    You should do some research to find a sell price. The dolls were made in the hundreds of thousands and in many different styles so prices vary from less than $10 to more than $100. Try EBay, Craig's List, online doll collectors, etc. Don't be surprized if you find your doll is only worth a few dollars-again, they were made in the many thousands so are always available.

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    February 2, 2016 Flag
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    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.

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      February 3, 20160 found this helpful

      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:

      http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm

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      February 8, 2016 Flag
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      I have 39 Seymour Mann dolls all are in their original boxes and are in excellent condition. Only 2 do not have the certificates in the boxes. They are circa late 80s early 90s. Since I have so many are they worth more than if they are sold individually?

      Thanks.

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        February 8, 20160 found this helpful

        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. 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:

        http://collectdolls.about.com/library/blgallp.htm

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        September 25, 2011 Flag
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        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.

        By Lavette

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        September 25, 20110 found this helpful
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        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.

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        September 27, 20110 found this helpful

        Auction house that advertises their items? E-bay? Craigslist?

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        April 2, 2015 Flag
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        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

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        April 3, 20150 found this helpful

        Dear Melody,

        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

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        April 4, 20150 found this helpful

        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.

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        September 8, 2015 Flag
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        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?

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          September 8, 20150 found this helpful

          The only way you will know is to take the dolls to an antique dealer, auction house, etc. You can also advertise them on EBay, Craig's List, etc.

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          August 5, 2015 Flag
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          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?

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            August 8, 20150 found this helpful

            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.

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            February 26, 2014 Flag
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            Where do I find a buyer for my porcelain dolls?

            By Byron

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            February 27, 20140 found this helpful

            Try ebay.

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            February 28, 20140 found this helpful

            You will have to do your own research on eBay, Etsy, Google etc. Then you can decide if it would be better to just sell them at a yard sale, Craigslist or donate to a local charity.

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            January 12, 2015 Flag
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            dolls in a display cabinetMy grandmother passed years ago, and I inherited them. I have been thinking about giving them to my 3yr old daughter, but she won't have the same appreciation as others may. So how do I figure out their worth?

            By Anthony M.

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            January 13, 20150 found this helpful

            Try this website: http://www.dollinfo.com/faqs.htm

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            December 5, 2014 Flag
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            native American female dollI have a Heritage Signature collection that consists of 11 dolls, 6 big ones and 5 mini ones. I got them all when I was a little girl and not sure what they are worth now and would possibly like to sell them. princess doll

            By Hailee

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            December 7, 20140 found this helpful

            You can check out their individual "value" on Google doll sites or eBay. Dolls are usually difficult to sell and very rarely bring a very big price.

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            December 17, 2010 Flag
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            Porcelain baby doll.I have a variety of porcelain dolls, from babies to Shirley Temple and would like to know how I would go about selling them? They all have authenticity and numbers on them.

            By Mary from Brookline, MA

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            December 18, 20100 found this helpful

            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)

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            December 18, 20100 found this helpful

            Easy. Post them on eBay.

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            April 22, 2014 Flag
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            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.

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            April 24, 20140 found this helpful

            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.

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            December 11, 2013 Flag
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            I have an 1865 porcelain doll. Where can I sell it or be guided correctly?

            By Kevin

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            December 13, 20130 found this helpful

            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!

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            October 15, 2013 Flag
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            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?

            By Joseph

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            October 17, 20130 found this helpful

            Check out eBay and Google

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            September 9, 2013 Flag
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            Where can I sell my porcelain doll, besides using Amazon and eBay?

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