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Identifying Cathay Collection Dolls?

I have a lot of Cathay Collection dolls. When we bought them we didn't put the names on the doll. I have all the certificates, how can I find out what name goes with which doll?

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November 5, 20190 found this helpful
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My first pass would be to check the COA and match the series number of the doll to the back of the doll's neck--like if you have a COA for 250/5000 and a doll with 250/5000 that should be a match. Now if you have 5 that are 250/5000 that won't work.

Also, if you have the boxes, there may be some series numbers that can help you match a series to a COA (but they won't go down to the doll level).

You can try to verify them by checking them online, but I can tell you from years of experience, several things:

1. Sellers often have no clue what they are selling and you will have to look through thousands of listings, across multiple sites to try to match a name to a face and that said, many don't have the doll's name in the listing.

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2. When I worked in retail, people often would switch COAs with cheaper dolls getting a more expensive doll COA so as to promote it for being more valuable. Not every doll being sold has the right COA. Hopefully you have all of the original COAs and no one tampered with them in the store years ago.

3. If you are doing this to sell, the COA to some buyers is important, but to others, they would prefer to pay a little less to get a pretty doll. You can try listing them without the COA. In some cases this will make a difference of you getting $5-6 dollars for a doll vs. $7-10. The doll market is a glut market at the moment and value of most is very low so there is not a huge mark up if you have the COA.

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

On eBay they have a community that you can go to. They will help you to identify your Cathay Collection of dolls.

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Use the search function and you may need to upload an image to the site in order to identify them. community.ebay.com/.../2946141

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November 4, 20190 found this helpful

These dolls come up all the time on eBay. It is just a matter of time and you will identify them all.

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