This doll's name is Pamela. She stands tall and has only ever been on show, not played with. I purchased her in the 1990s. Does she have any value?
Dolls of this type/brands are generally very low value and very slow sellers and right now I would say the selling has slowed down even more due to the virus and general lack of available non-essential funds.
For a doll to be even slightly valuable it would generally have to be a higher end brand and sought after by some type of collector. I do not believe your doll falls in that category. In cases like this - age does not make it more valuable as most of the dolls on the market are from 10-30 years ago.
This appraisal was given for Pamela in 9/2019 but this is for being sold in Australia and even this low price does not hold true in today's market. I do not believe they actually found a sold Pamela doll but one similar as sold dolls usually show up on our research for several years (and they do not have to show evidence of a sale).
Very few of this brand doll is listed for sale or sold in the US as this seems to be a 'UK' doll.
You can check out listings on eBay to see if anyone happens to list a Pamela or similar doll and place a watch (US or UK) to see if it sells as only a sold listing will show actual current value (asking prices are just something the seller is hoping to receive for their items).
This doll did sell on US eBay in 3/2020 for $25.95 plus shipping but it is a more popular doll (bride doll) and still new in the box.
Here is a link to eBay's sold listings so you can see what dolls are selling for: US & UK
Here is a link to another site that has several of these dolls listed for sale. These are asking prices and they are low.
I would say in a better market time your doll would be valued at less than $35 but may take months/years to sell - or - maybe not?
There are better venues to sell dolls than eBay so check out other sites.
This is so sad because now 30 years later dolls have lost their value and are no longer a collectible items like in the past. Years ago everyone was buying dolls and the majority of dolls sold in the market were mass produced dolls. They sold for a very high price.
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I have recently inherited my nana's porcelain doll collection who has passed away. I have managed to find out info/names for all of the dolls except for these two. I have been searching all over the internet, but I would love some help please.
She used to buy dolls matching the names of her grandchildren so a few of them are already accounted for. These could perhaps be Caitlin, Ashton, or Paige? Or variations of their spelling?
So sad to hear of the loss of your nana. May her memory always be a blessing.
I saw these in a doll group I belong to on Facebook and it was suggested that they are Homeart Dolls, which if you are in Australia, is probably the case.
Since that company is out of business (I think I am remembering that right), I suggest trying your local library and see if they have archives of newspaper or magazine advertisements from the time you think they were purchased and go through those to see if you can find an ad for them and get their official names (if they have them).
I suggest the library because often they have the paid site resources there where you can use them for free. I use paid site Newspapers.com a lot in my research (but that is for primarily US related items). Your librarian will know what online sources they have to help with your research.
I am in the US and sold dolls for years and I know that not all dolls had "given" names. Sometimes the makers wanted people to buy them for their attributes (like hair and eye colors) so the new owner would name them themselves. If you are trying to give the dolls to the kids---maybe just give the doll that looks most like the child!
Post back if you learn more!! Thanks for asking!
I have had the doll in this purple dress for almost 20 years. It has Homeart Collector's doll on its back, but doesn't seem to have any other marks on it. I have no idea what year it was made. The second doll I've also had around 20 years has some numbers engraved on the back, but I don't know anything else about it.
I am interested in their names, date of manufacture, and value.
These are pretty dolls, but not worth much. They are mass-produced and worth $25 or less.