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I have had this doll for a while, not sure where she came from. I cannot read or understand the markings on her. She is 19 inches tall, porcelain forearms, hands, bottom of legs, bust. Her bustle on the back of her dress is 24 inches long. Exquisite very soft peach colored satin gown. Please help me find out anything I can about her. Thanks

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June 5, 20210 found this helpful

I cant make out the marking completely either. What I do know is this is doll # 2961 of the lot. This tells me that it is mass-produced and not worth much.

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June 5, 20210 found this helpful

I believe she is Elizabeth's 1900s Wedding Dress Doll" from Ashton-Drake Porcelain Vintage. The artist is Paul Tummino or Tummina, can't remember which. Someone is asking $50 for her on ebay. If she sells that will be the current value.

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June 6, 20210 found this helpful

I agree with PGHgirl's ID as she appears to be from the series called 'From This Day Forward'. I'm not sure how many dolls were in this series.
There are presently more than 30 dolls in this series posted for sale on eBay. The asking prices are all over the board as a seller can 'ask' any price they wish but only a sold item represents 'value' as it shows what someone was willing to pay.

For sale dolls listed on eBay alone:
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc...

You can always check out eBay's sold listings to find an approximate value for your doll. eBay's sold listings show dolls like yours and similar dolls that have sold over the past several months.
The problem with this information is you have no way to tell how long any doll was listed for sale before it sold. Most dolls are very slow sellers and can be listed for sale for months to years.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc...

Sold: less than $30 plus shipping
www.ebay.com/.../234005285068?hash=item367bcd48cc...

Sold: $16.95 plus shipping
www.ebay.com/.../174508048974?hash=item28a17d824e...

There are other sites to check and list instead of eBay.
Etsy, Facebook Marketplace, OfferUp, etc

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June 6, 20210 found this helpful

Thanks to all you who responded! I really wasn't caring how much she was worth - just wanted to know more about her. appreciate all the info.

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June 7, 20210 found this helpful

Pghgirl40 is right, this is Ashton-Drake Elizabeth's 1900s Wedding Dress Porcelain Doll, designed by artist Phil Tumminio specifically for Ashton-Drake Galleries. This handcrafted doll is part of "From this Day Forward" Collection. This Collection includes 4 generations of brides: Elizabeth's 1900's Wedding Dress, Betty's 1930's Wedding Dress, Beth's 1960's Wedding Dress and Lisa's 1990's Wedding Dress. You have first doll from this collection.

The story of "From this Day Forward" Collection: Elizabeth wears a classic Victorian style gown. Elizabeth's daughter, Betty, is getting married and redesigned her mother's wedding gown to fit the times. Betty's daughter, Beth, also inherited the gown and redesigned it for her wedding. Beth's daughter, Lisa, makes some changes to the gown very much in the style of her great grandmother's dress.
This collection was made in 1994 for one year only (molds for the doll were broken in 1995).

So, your doll was made in 1994.
On the back of your doll's neck is the number 2961FC and the artist's signature.
Here is Elizabeth's 1900s Wedding Dress doll 1994 with number 1199FC, price $ 70 www.etsy.com/.../ashton-drake-porcelain-bridal-doll (the doll's number is indicated on the certificate), for $ 65: www.etsy.com/.../ashton-drake-elizabeth-1900s-wedding, for $ 93: www.etsy.com/.../ashton-drake-galleries-elizabeth...
The price of Elizabeth's 1900s Wedding Dress doll ranges from $ 19 (no shipping) www.ebay.com/.../224363064854 to $ 95 (never unpacked) www.etsy.com/.../ashton-drake-elizabeths-1900s-wedding.
As I understand it, your doll does not have a certificate of authenticity, so its price is not high.

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