How is my Ashley Belle doll worth? It is in a photo frame box.
These are beautiful dolls but there are thousands very similar dolls posted online continuously so it makes it a buyer's market as not too many people are looking for 'one' particular doll and can take their time until they find one that they like and is selling at the best price; cost plus shipping costs.
Companies mass produced so many dolls that were sold on the premise that 'one day' these collectible dolls would be valuable and of course, this has not happened and never will. I say never will because there are still thousands of people just like you, that are just now thinking about selling dolls from someone's past.
The low value of dolls is not limited to one brand, one size, one ethnicity, or even type. There are some dolls that generally sell for higher prices but not usually the high prices sellers list them for.
The dolls that fall in this higher value group:
dolls 32-45 inches tall, specialty dolls like Princess Diana, movie stars, wedding dolls, true dolls of low volume produced (like only 5-200), American Indian dolls, and there are a few other types.
Unfortunately, your dolls do not fall in any of those fields.
Although your dolls are in a framed box this does not increase their value very much.
Ashley Belle dolls such as yours generally sell for $20-$35 and many sell much lower.
Some dolls are listed for sale for months/years at these prices and most will never sell.
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I got this a long time ago and now I'm looking her up. I got one bad pic from Google. Can someone tell me the year she was made and what she is worth? Thanks.
I doubt that you will find the year she was made unless someone decides to list a doll that has the original box and all receipt papers but as far as value goes how old she is does not usually matter.
You will also find that companies used the same names over and over so even having a name will not help find this exact doll.
You can check the sold listings on eBay to get a general idea of what these dolls are actually selling for and usually the only dolls bringing very much money are the large dolls - 40 - 48 inches.
It is usually better to list dolls for sale on local venues like Facebook Marketplace and list them as pick up only.
Just from my general knowledge of selling dolls NEW back in the 1980s-1990s and my long time experience as a reseller, including selling (and collecting and research dolls) that she is most likely from the 1980s to the very early 2000s.
Personally, I would not spend a lot of time even trying to find her exact age because the doll companies worked very hard to make these dolls appear timeless...so even if you have the box and the COA, unless you bought the doll and remembered exactly the year you bought it, it may be almost impossible to figure out her exact age.
I have seen dolls with the inspector whose name is on your COA where the buyer said he/she had the doll for 10-15 years and the posts I have found are at least 10 years old...so that confirms an approximate time frame.
Researching dolls today has become very hard because most of the sellers are flippers who have no clue about the doll and just want to turn a junk store find into cash. That is sad to me, someone who loves dolls and wants to see them each get their own history.
When listing, the flippers don't bother with the inspector name, or the doll name, if they even have one, they focus on the color of the dress, the color of the hair, sometimes the color of the eyes, and the height. If you are lucky, the list the brand of the doll, but I have seen dolls being listed with such insane titles as porcelain blonde doll with blue dress. If you are a true collector looking for a bargain, that is the way to find them--Capitalize on someones stupidity!
If you are tying to sell her, please note that the doll market was at an all time low BEFORE the COVID-19 crisis. From what I am seeing, the sales have almost completely stopped in this an all resale markets.
This is from my own experience...I have been a reseller for years, since 1998 on eBay, but long before that at in person venues. I have not had a sale of ANYTHING on line in a month. Nothing. No lookers, no sales. All in person venues are closed where I am since they are NOT essential. It is a scary time out there for all!
This is being repeated by all of my re-sellers friends and family around the country, which is terrifying because many of us depend on these sales to help supplement our incomes.
If she were my doll, I would hold on to her until a few months before Christmas (provided we have a normal world then).
If she is a tall doll--over 18 inches, I would start her at 39.99 and take best offer which can be as low as $10.
If she is under 18 inches, I would start her at 19.99 and take best offer which could be as low as $2.
If you are going to sell her, be sure she is double boxed and packed so she gets there in one piece. These dolls are extremely fragile and sadly if they are not packed right, they end up in a million pieces.
Thanks for asking!! I so wish I had better news for you.
I have a very large Ashley Belle doll. She is approximately 4' tall and is of an old woman with grey hair holding her purse. I have Googled and Googled to no avail! Now I am going to put her out there in hopes that someone will have more knowledge about her then I am able to find.If anyone knows the value of such a doll or history of her it would be much appreciated.
Ashley Belle dolls are mass produced and don't bring a high resale value. However, this doll is a lot larger than most dolls that people are asking the value of. You might be able to ask $20 to $35 tops for this doll. Keep in mind this also goes on supply and demand. If this doll is in high demand, even through it is mass produced you can get a higher value for selling it.
They usually are worth $25 or less at regular size. This one is probably worth $40.
I was cleaning out my mother's old stuff when I came across these dolls. All I found was a tag that said "Ashley Belle" and so I'm trying to figure out the names of these dolls and what they might possibly be worth.If anyone can give me any kind of a lead, that would be great because I cannot find any markers or numbers or anything to give me any information. So does anyone have any idea?
I have a Sandia doll that is in really good shape. It is still in a box. The design # I have for it is 5196/6000. Can you tell me how much this is worth?
The number on your doll means that she was number 5196 doll out of 6,000 of this doll produced.
This type doll was mass produced (6,000) and their value will be very low.
Most of these dolls sell for less than $25 and most will sell for less than $15 (when they sell as many will never sell even at low prices).
There are some dolls that will sell for more money but most of these are specialty dolls and not so many were made of that style.
There are presently over 500 (most similar to yours) Ashley Belle dolls listed on eBay alone.
I did not see this particular doll listed for sale or sold but I would still estimate the value at less than $25.
You can always list your doll and set the starting price at a higher price and lower the price if she does not sell quickly.
Please read the previous posting on ThriftyFun about Ashley Belle dolls.
Today it is very hard to sell any doll online and most of the dolls will sit there for sale for months on end and never sell. I would suggest that you don't try to sell the doll online but try and sell it locally at a swapmeet or even a garage sale. Online sales right now are around $5 and hopefully if you sell the doll locally you can get at least $20 for the doll.
Found this Ashley Belle porcelain doll named Carol (805 of 2315) in great condition with tag and coa still with it. The case looks like it got bumped on the side and broke the glass but the rest of it and the doll are still in one piece.What is it worth even though these things creep me out hahahaha but better reason to find the value to find it a home.
I'm just wondering how much my Ashley Belle doll is worth. I'd also love to know more about it. I've had it for about 8 years and it's just been sitting on a shelf. On the authenticity card, it says that my doll's name is Carol and she's 715/2312 dolls.Also, it says that there's only 5,000 out in the world and is signed by Fuling Hong. She's in good condition, but just a little dusty. Any information is appreciated. Thank you!
She is beautiful! It is sad to say that this beauty is 1 of thousands made like her and others made by different companies that are look a likes. Dolls are not doing very well. You may get $25 on a good day. Some online in great shape like this one on bid, can not get up to $10. It would have to take that special person to pay over $25. Try yard sale to save money on shipping, and stage her well!
How do I find the value of this Ashley Belle doll?
I have an Ashley Belle doll, model number mg641. What is the value?
Ashley Belle dolls and similar dolls are so plentiful that it is difficult to sell one for $10-$15.
I have an Ashley Belle doll named Christanne. I can not seem to find this doll anywhere online. How much is she worth?
There are so many dolls online right now that people want to sell. If your doll is not one of them you can still determine the value from the other dolls listed. These dolls are now selling for $5 to $15 each. It takes a long time to list and sell one.
I have two Ashley Belle dolls with certificates, a male and female doll. Both are in a wooden case with a glass front. They are dressed in old style Navy uniforms.
On eBay the ones that are in wooden cases like yours they are asing $50 for them. Just keep in mind they have not hbeen sold and I am not finding any that were sold to find the true value of this item. You can start off with this price and see if anyone is interested. You can always lower the price down if you want to sell the dolls.
These lovely dolls are not going much, online they are asking under $50 for the pair. Finding the right buyer is important! Try putting them on facebook,craig's list,ebay, etsy, local posting auction/bid to save on shipping/mailing!