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I have an antique 12 1/2" Alt. Beck & Gottschalk (ABG) German bisque china head doll, wearing a Scottish costume. 1064 #0 is etched in the porcelain on the doll head's lower back. The head and shoulders, arms, and legs are bisque porcelain. The body is made of fabric and stuffed with straw.
I found a site (dollrefrence) that helped me look up what circa it was made by the serial # on the back. It said that 1064 #0 (painted eyes) dolls were created in 1880, which is an ABG bisque shoulder head doll. If that is correct? I know absolutely nothing about antique dolls, sorry.
I was inquiring if you would have any idea of what the doll's value would be? Or if there was another site possibly that I can go on to see what the value could be?
There is damage to the right part of the shoulder, which from what I can feel broke in pieces and is still underneath the outfit so all pieces are still there. The costume though is custom pinned to the doll. So I am afraid to take the clothing off to see if there is any other damage that was done. Also, I've seen pictures online of the same doll wearing somewhat of the same Scottish attire, but the ones that I've seen have more accessories to the costume like a badge and belt, as well as leg warmers which match the costume. How would I go about finding out if anything is missing to the costume or doll?
I would very much appreciate any info about this doll that you might have.
This doll is an antique and worth at least $350. Take it to several dealers so you get the best price.
Worth of a doll.
Alt, Beck and Gottschalck dolls are bisque dolls. Shoulder head dolls have kid or cloth bodies with bisque lower limbs.
You can go to this link and press contact to find out what your doll is worth.
You have to give them your e-mail.
Considering this doll was made in 1880 as you have stated it is quite valuable and sought after by doll collectors. In order to find a fair value for this doll you'll need to find an antique doll collector online or near you.
You can start online and visit a website that specializes in antique dolls. www.antiquedolls-collectors-onlineadvisors.../
NAADA is another site that is dedicated to antique dolls and doll collectors. www.nadda.org/
Your doll is valuable, but finding out the true value of this doll online isn't possible. I fear the price I would quote you would be unfair and not the true value of this doll. You'll need to find an antique doll collector association or check the two references I have given you to find the real value of your doll.