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I have a Hillview Lane porcelain doll that was with my mother's belongings when she passed away. How would I find out the value of this doll? Any info is helpful!
Before even seriously looking for the value, you need to honestly assess its condition. Dolls and such lost most of their value if they are outside their packaging, or if their packaging has been tarnished/damaged in any way. From the looks of the photo, I would say that you would probalby not get a huge amount for it because it looks like it was taken out of the box at some point, and the packaging looks rough around the edges.
Another thing to check are any identifying names, serial numbers, etc. YOu need to identify what year the doll was produced, and part of what series.
With that info you can then go to a doll appraiser site www.justanswer.com/
Aside from that, a great place to see the value of what thigns are selling for is still ebay.com. This site does not as much tell you what things are worth in the abstract as much as what things are actually being sold/bought for. This info is useful for real-world decisions.
I brought a Sandy and Candy in sailor outfits for $200! They are 35 & 36 out off 360. They are in their original boxes and have never been taken out of the boxes. Are they worth the money I paid for them? I wasn't too sure.
Candy is asking $64.61 herwww.ebay.com/
They are adorable and if you love them and will enjoy them then the price you paid is irrelevant. Dolls were meant to be loved and the value is in the love.
If you bought them to resell, I would hold on to them for a while as the market for dolls is very soft and they may sit for a long time before someone who loves them like you do wants them.
I have not found any recently sold version of either cutie in any of my doll sites to give you comps. I can tell you that both have sat unsold at the $120-$150 each range.
Enjoy your sailor kids!! They are cute!
Reselling dolls is never that profitable and you will never get the money back that you paid for them. They are beautiful dolls and in mint condition. If you have children or even grandchildren I would suggest that you save them and give them to the little ones when they get older and can take care of them.
I have Irena, item number HN9625. I bought her in 1993. I'm wondering if anyone knows the name of the bridal collection she is from or how much she is valued at? She is in perfect condition and still in original box.
Some Information on dolls is usually easy to find over the internet. Try your brand and doll info on eBay, Google or look for the sites that show "doll identification". You have all the info on your doll and can find more than we can. Good luck.
Hope she is worth at least what you paid - and more!