Identifying a Cathay Collection Porcelain Doll?


I have a 42" Cathay Collection porcelain doll. How can I identify this doll? I do not see a tag or certificate in the box. Are there any markings or stamped info on the doll itself? I have searched hundreds of images on the internet.


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March 30, 20190 found this helpful
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Interesting and quite lovely. I never knew Cathay to make a 42 inch doll, but the stores I sold these in did not always have floor space for big dolls, so i am much more familiar with the smaller dolls.

Cathay did not "name" all of their dolls, so I am not sure if your girley ever had a formal name. That she doesn't have a number somewhere (under her hair or on her tush or feet) is unusual, but I have seen some without a name.

It all looks authentic so I don't think anyone did the old switcheroo, that we used to see all the time in some of the stores I worked in, where people would try to put an expensive doll in the cheap doll box hoping that the check out gal would be clueless and they would get a bargain.

I have not tried this company yet and it is hard to tell if it is the original Cathay or someone using the name...but you could see if this company can help you figure out exactly who you have:

If you are tying to sell her down the road and she was supposed to come with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) and yours doesn't, that will devalue her some. I hope she is one of the few tall dolls that still has value.

Sadly most tall dolls lately are fetching a whopping 0 dollars on most sites. They are too big and since that lady started her Netflix show about downsizing and does it "spark joy", people have been glutting the market with every size and shape of doll imaginable because they no longer spark the joy that the cold hard cash they spent for them would give them This has driven the already saturated doll market (for sale) SKY HIGH and the prices are WAY, WAY, WAY LOW.


Post back if the company link I have you offered any help. I am so curious about this one.


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March 31, 20191 found this helpful

Hi and thank you...I didn't want to unwrap the doll at all but I did lift it up enough to look on the back of her head/neck area and saw the 1 5000 mark...I may carefully detach her from the cardboard to look for the other areas you mentioned that may have markings and then reattach the packing wires holding her in there until I can ID her better :)

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March 31, 20190 found this helpful

The numbers tell she is a series doll and that she may be one of the 5000 made. Usually in dolls the one does not give it a higher value. Please continue to post back with any other info!

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August 24, 20190 found this helpful

In any collection you never know what will happen and to me y sell them time has no bounds share it gift not everything in life is valuable to certain people the value is what you love about the piece n where you pass them or in my case save the beautiful ones I found to still share and enjoy there so deep

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March 27, 20190 found this helpful

This is a very large doll. The prices on eBay range from $200 to $600. This is the asking price, not the selling price.

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March 31, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you :)

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