Identifying a Yolanda Bello Doll?

June 19, 2021

The marking on the back of a doll's head.My neighbor has this doll and I see the search results for Yolanda Bello but can't find the specific doll to help her price it. Any help would be appreciated.


A porcelain doll dressed as a baseball player.


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Yolanda Bello is the artist/sculptor and she did a lot of dolls for Ashton Drake as well as other companies.
You may not be able to find this exact doll as there are hundreds of Yolanda Bello dolls listed for sale online and some have sold.
Value is based on sold prices so all that can be provided is a general idea of what other similar Yolanda Bello dolls have sold for.
Judy provided the average sold price for these dolls:
sold prices $4 - $25.

This particular doll has a very cute expression and could be valued a little higher. The biggest problem with selling dolls is the market is triple flooded with all kinds of dolls which means dolls are one of the slowest selling items online right now.


You can always ask your question on the doll forums to see if they can help you. You will have to join the group.

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Identifying this boy was really not easy. He looks like "Paul" baseball player doll by Yolanda Bello, but better. Edition of Paul ended in 1993.

Yolanda Bello has been sculpting dolls and figurines since 1970. Her porcelain dolls are known for their lifelike expression. The company she founded, Bello Creations, produced her more expensive limited edition studio pieces but she also designed dolls which were produced in mass editions, for example for Ashton-Drake. Most of her doll are children and babies with wonderful expressions.


The name of this boy doll is Cory. He is from the Petting Zoo collection designed by artist Yolanda Bello and produced by Ashton-Drake Galleries. This edition ended in 1998 (molds are broken). He is approximately 10" tall.
Cory had a hare and a cap. Ask your neighbor if he can find them. You can see them here:

Here on sale Vintage Ashton Drake Porcelain Doll "Cory" Petting Zoo Collection with Rabbit, with cap, with Certificate of Authenticity, in original box, the price is $19.5 (excluding shipping).

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June 23, 2020

I would like to find out who the creator of this doll is and if it has any value. I could only find a number on the head.

The clothing has metal snaps, so I presume it's not as old as I thought.A kneeling porcelain doll in green.

Thank you.

The back of the neck of a porcelain doll.


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The head of the doll and the number on the head is from a mold or doll kit. They normally identify the molds or heads from the kits with numbers like this one. If the doll clothes have metal snaps on them I would say a person has made this doll either in a doll class or at home from a kit. I do not think you will find out much about this doll unless you run across another doll kit that has the same head and instructions for making the doll at home.


You might want to try and take this to a craft store to see if anyone recognizes the kit that it came from. A lot of craft stores back in the 80s to 90s held classes and someone might recognize this kit.

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Double check your doll against the numerous photos on line. I believe this is Yolanda's Picture Perfect Babies by Edwin M. Knowles. I think the doll is from 1998. I haven't seen one sell lately. People ask between $5 and $25. The higher amount would be pristine in the box with all the original paperwork.


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Pghgirl is correct as usual. Yolanda Bello - Jessica
This is a really cute doll but there must have been a very high number made as she is so plentiful it looks like you could buy her for $5 plus shipping or I see several less that $10 and free shipping which of course means the seller is 'paying' to sell their doll.

These are located on so many sites that it would be rather dumb to even try to list her for sale. No insult meant but I think you could probably receive more 'cash' if you could sell her at a yard sale.


Just on eBay site there are 118 of this doll listed for sale with asking prices ranging from $5 to $50 and each doll will most likely be a little different - New in box - used -etc but each seller is trying to sell their doll for whatever they feel is right for them.
Not many will ever sell. Asking prices are just a price a seller would like to receive for their item as only a sold price will show 'current value' of an exact same item.

Here is a link to eBay's sold listings so you can see for yourself what people are willing to pay. Check out the listings for conditions compared to yours.

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June 7, 2022

I have an Asian bean bag baby by Yolanda Bello. Number on his neck 3888FA. He is approx. 9 inches, wearing a green onesie, bald, tongue partially sticking out of soft smile; left hand clenched shut, right hand fingers spread wide open. Stubby toes, tiny ears, undershirt not removable; snaps shut the onesie inside with little clear buttons seen on the outside.

I can't seem to get the photos to load. I would really just like to know the year and place of his birth, if/when/where he was sold in stores and his name, please.

Thank you. Rose


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This one for sale on eBay is from

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The Yolanda Bello dolls are mostly made by Ashton Drake Galleries and the babies were made in a lot of sizes, shapes and cultures.
Although there are a large number of similar dolls listed for sale, I did not find one that resembles your description.
It looks like many sellers are not placing 'bean bag' in their description so that is also a problem and the few that did state bean bag appear to be 12" and you show yours as 9".
If there was a picture it's possible your doll could be located but there are too many of this type of doll online to sort through without knowing what he looks like.
You provide a good description but with just that information, I did not find anything on your doll.
However, I believe you would have to find your doll still in the box to be able to provide answers to all of your questions as most dolls are used and that type of information is usually lost.

Since you have the doll you may have better luck with a search.

You can try contacting the Aston Drake Galleries to see if they can answer your questions:

There are also doll forums that answer questions like this. You will have to join the group before asking your questions.

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This Vintage Yolanda Bello Porcelain Bean Bag Sleeping Baby Doll Limited Edition is listed for $28:
There are 1200 results for Yolanda Bello dolls on ebay and you may be able to find your doll there:

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I found Ashton Drake Doll with #7214 FA. Maybe she is from the same collection (because there are letters FA).
Time period 1990-1999.
YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE Yolanda Bello Lullaby Babies Mint at $242

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I think your bean bag baby by Yolanda Bello is from 1990s. Ashton-Drake Galleries Cherry Blossom with COA 3244 FA at $15

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YOU ARE.MY SUNSHINE Yolanda Bello Lullaby Babies Doll Ashton-Drake Mint In box at $79.99

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I found vintage Ashton Drake porcelain bald doll, tongue partially sticking out of soft smile, at $44

This one vintage Ashton Drake Yolanda's baby with original box and COA for $35

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