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Identification and Value of a Porcelain Doll?

Identification and Value of a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a red print pinafore dressI bought her not too long ago. I don't really know anything about this doll. I can't really read the signature. Can anyone tell me about it and if it's worth anything?

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Identification and Value of a Porcelain Doll
 
Identification and Value of a Porcelain Doll
 

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July 26, 20181 found this helpful

This is a Patricia Rose doll. It is maaa-produced and was made in 1998. EBay has a bunch of dolls and the most expensive one is $30

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July 27, 20180 found this helpful

thank you, for giving me info on her you really helped

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July 27, 20181 found this helpful

The signature on the back of the doll is Patricia Rose. Patricia Rose is a doll manufacturer who mass-produces different types of dolls. These types of dolls don't hold a value when you try to resell them.

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Unfortunately, many people try to sell these dolls online for an extreme amount of money. Nobody is interested in buying a mass-produced doll. I hope the person you bought this from didn't try to sell it to you as a collector's doll or an antique tall.

If you try to resell the doll you won't be able to make more than 15 to $30 for this doll. Today many people end up canceling their listings because nobody will buy the doll. I just checked and the date the doll was made was in 1998 the number underneath the doll signature is the ID number that tells you this doll was 1203 made.

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July 27, 20180 found this helpful

thank you so much

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July 27, 20180 found this helpful

Patricia Rose is an artist and she designs dolls/outfits for Paradise Galleries as well as other companies.
I believe your doll is a Paradise Galleries Porcelain Doll by Patricia Rose and although some of the artist's designs sell for more money most of the Paradise Galleries dolls sell for under $25.

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  • She is a cute doll but sadly, dolls are just about out of fashion and it is definitely a buyer's market unless it is a rare doll and there are not too many of those in this category.
  • You may be able to find your doll on eBay but it would take some research as there will always be several hundred dolls listed under Paradise Galleries Porcelain Doll Patricia Rose.
  • Here is an example of listings - asking prices are all over the place and are just that - asking prices.
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...
  • Here is a link to some of the dolls that actually sold over the past several months (sold price in green) so you can get an idea as to what people are really willing paying.
  • www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...
  • If you are interested in selling your doll you may want to check out your local Craigslist as dolls usually sell for more money when someone can actually see the doll.
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July 28, 20180 found this helpful

If this is a duplicate answer (meaning I posted it twice) I am sorry. I didn't see it show up the first time :(

The artist, Patricia Rose, is still around today and still quite prolific from all of my reading on her. She has a neat website:

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www.patriciarosestudio.com/.../bio.html

Her work with Paradise Galleries (the company who manufactured her), which is where I think this lovely gal you have came from, was quite the rage in the day.

Sadly, the "quite the rage" strategy backfired when lots of folks bought these back in the day hoping they would cash in a retirement..and retirement is now upon them and they come to find their doll are essentially valueless. This is all because the companies got greedy and made WAY too many and consumers were caught up in the frenzy of I am going to make a million dollars some day! The perfect storm of the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, I guess.

Like any investment...it is a gamble and sadly this one was a bad roll for many.

If it were me, I would keep her, put her back on a shelf to enjoy (keep her nice)! Maybe in another 10-15 years after everyone today purges their dolls, she will regain her value when people become sentimental and want to have her back.

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If you are trying to sell her, know you won't get much in today's market. I don't see an exact match to her on eBay today.

How I would get to her today's market value is to go to the SOLD section of eBay every week or so and find her (an EXACT match) and see what she sold for. Only use sold, not active auctions to try to place a value on her. Asking prices are what people think she is worth--sold tells you what someone ACTUALLY paid for her (value).

Also remember, value does not equal profit so if you sold her for $10 (VALUE), your profit would be around $7 after eBay and Paypal fees (the buyer typically pays the postage).

Hope this helps. Sorry the news isn't better for your bank account :(

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