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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By Jillian 12/18/2010
Easy. Post them on eBay.
By Anonymous 12/18/2010
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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I have 22 porcelain dolls from the 80s. I inherited these dolls and have to sell them. They have never been out of the boxes. They are Hamilton, Paradise, etc. I can only find 1 of them online. These were high priced dolls! What is the fastest way to sell them? I live in Boise, Idaho. I do not know how to download pictures.
By cybergrannie 12/12/2014
dolls are not easy to sell - even at Christmas time and very difficult to sell "in a hurry".
there are presently over 1,800 paradise dolls listed on eBay so it is difficult to image that yours could not be found. But the Internet is probably the only place you will obtain any information on your dolls. Google has many doll listing areas but you will have to search each doll individually.
You may try listing on Craigslist if you wish to sell all of them at one time - but - be prepared for someone to offer you 5.00 each - or less. If you live near a flew market then maybe you could try a weekend ASAP but be prepared to sell for small amounts of money.
Some people try local auctions or yard sales but this just means less money as these are where people look for thing to resell and are looking for "real" bargains.
Sorry if this sounds dismal but dolls of all makers are usually mass produced and have a very low value and are a "slow" sell on any auction site.
I hope your dolls will be the "exception" and sell for good money!
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How do I find a buyer for my mother's dolls? Some are old royal family dolls such as Diana and Charles wedding dolls. She also has some old presidents, and more.
By Susan Morson 10/18/2011
Check e-bays "completed sales" for similar dolls. You'll learn what the doll sold for, how long it took to sell, and lots of other valuable info. There is also a doll museum in Brunswick, GA. You could google it and check with them. Sorry, I can't remember the name!
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I have close to 250+ dolls, some from late 1950s to 1980s. I have some Barbies. When my grandmother passed away they were left to me. Some are marked and I have checked on my computer for some prices and the ones marked are priced good, but lots are not marked. I'm wanting to sell all for one price. How do I do that?
Brooke from Springfield, MO
I would suggest you try to find a Barbie collectors' group in your area and contact them for some info. I also believe that there would be info in some doll/Barbie doll magazines. But I think the overall market for collectibles is down due to bad market conditions, and people I know are holding onto things until prices pick up.
If you want to sell the collection all in one piece (you probably would get less overall than selling them one by one) try contacting a doll store in your area. Many of them buy vintage doll collections. (02/18/2009)
What I have done is take what I want to get rid of in a tote bag to both antique shows and doll shows and just mention that you have some dolls with you, you would like to know how much they're worth and you are interested in selling them, you will be surprised how fast you can get rid of them. Then there's always the newspaper Craig's list and eBay. (02/18/2009)
Take some nice shots of several in each photo, giving you the most exposure for your four free shots on Craig's List. In other words, don't just shoot one of four dolls, shoot four of four or six dolls, giving the viewer a nice variety. If you don't sell them all the first time, do it again. You can renew an ad on Craig's List once every 7 days (I think) so keep it fresh if you are selling them a piece at a time. Good luck. (02/18/2009)
I have a large collection of dolls: Effanbee, Barbie, and other collections. I would like to sell them. I also have a Michael Jackson, Princess Diana, her flower girl, and Fergie, to mention a few. Can anyone give me some advice for the best method for selling them?
By Pucci from GA
I want to sell my dolls. I have a big selection. Included are Leonardo and Knightsbridge dolls. Any suggestions?
By Tracey J from west Midlands
You'll be charged a listing fee (sometimes it's free and you'll often be able to add as many as 12 pictures of each doll, and that also might be free. When (and if) your doll is sold, you'll be charged a Final Value Fee based on how much it sells for.
If you are paid through PayPal (which is the safest), you'll be charged a fee by PayPal, but it's safe and usually very fast, so you're able to ship your doll right away. You'll have to be willing to pack and ship in a timely fashion and sometimes that can take up a lot of time.
It sounds a lot more involved and difficult than it really is. To get started, just contact the sales department of eBay, and someone will be happy to help you. They have people trained to guide you through every aspect of buying or selling on eBay.
Good Luck to you.
I have almost 100 porcelain dolls I need to sell. I used to store them in my attic and had the few I really cherished on display in my house. I downgraded to a smaller house and have no room to store them. I am still keeping the ones I really cherish on display, but need to sell the others.
I did the research on what they are worth and they range from $45.00 to over $100 depending on the doll. Many are Ashton Drake. I tried eBay, but they did not get to the reserve so they did not sell. I listed many with the reserve to be almost $10 under the value.
Thanks in advance.
By Melissa from Uncasville, CT
Good luck. (07/29/2010)
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