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This is a guide about identifying a Donna Rubert porcelain doll. Trying to identify a specific porcelain doll, when all you have is the manufacturer's name can be a difficult task. If you are in a similar hunt for information, here are some tips to get you started.
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This porcelain doll is about 10-12 in. tall has porcelain head and hands. It has a beanie type body. There are no marks anywhere on body or clothing. Any ideas about it's age and maker?
Hi, my name is Sheryl. This looks like a Boots Tyner doll called Sugar Britches. The smaller version is called Sugar Lumps.
I have a porcelain doll that was given to me 46 years ago. I can find no markings on it whatsoever. Can someone please tell me about it or tell me where I can find out about it? I have tried many sites. She is 11 inches tall and did have a pearl necklace. She just sits in a box in my loft.
If your doll has no marking at all, the only way to find out who made it, when it was made, and if it is worth money is through an auction house. All auction houses have experts who specialize in one field or another. Please keep in mind many dolls that are mass produced won't have marking on the doll. However, that doesn't really mean that the doll isn't worth something.
The value of your doll will be determined by the supply and demand factor. This will depend on how many people are looking for this doll and how hard it has been to find it.
Without any other marking on the doll it is impossible to find the information you need online. If you are curious about your doll please call or visit an auction house in your area.
Can anyone help me identify this doll? I just want to know her name. The only markings are on the back of her head and it looks like "XL21?? +2" there are 2 very faded numbers that almost look like "57" (indicated by the question marks).
I have tried searching everywhere for the XL company who made this doll. Most of the references come back to a company that makes extra large dolls. Unfortunately, this doll is older and I'm not even sure when it was made. Therefore, there isn't any reference on the site for this doll.
There is one possibility to try and find out more information about this doll. You'll need to go to an auction house and speak with the doll expert at the shop. They should be able to help you narrow down your search or even give you the name of your doll. That would be my only suggestion because the company doesn't have images of their older doll collections they produced.
I recently bought a doll from the thrift shop for my mom, but her original dress was dirty. I do have pictures of her face and there is a name on her back that I can't really read. I was hoping someone could tell me who she is.
I believe this doll is from Paradise Galleries and the artist may be Patricia Rose.
This is an interesting item about a similar doll.
Most the time people give these dolls to thrift stores is because they know they aren't worth much if they tried to sell them. Considering the doll's dress is so dirty and the doll is in fair shape you might be able to get around $10 if you wanted to sell the doll. I personally don't think you bought this doll to sell again. I think you bought it to make your mom happy.
Unfortunately, this doll is mass produced and doesn't carry a high resale value. Enjoy the doll and I'm sure your mom is happy that you thought of her when you bought it.
I have two porcelain dolls that I can't find any info on. Identifying marks on a baby doll in white wicker crib and elegant pink gown are 'Cheria O'Neal 25/2500, 1995; the other is "FiFi" Palmary Collection, Three Hearts 18/750. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Both are mass-produced and worth very little. One doll is one of 750. The other is one of 2500.
You won't find much information on either doll because they are mass produced. One is the 25th doll made in a series of 2500 dolls. The other is the 18th doll made in a series of 750 dolls. These types of dolls don't have a lot of information on them and they don't sell for a lot of money either. You can probably ask around $20 for each one of them if you wanted to sell them.
Can anyone tell me who made this porcelain doll? It has a signature on the back of the neck, but I can not read the name. The doll is about 18" tall and there is a male doll as well.
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I'm wondering about this doll. I've had it from my childhood and wonder how old it is and it's worth. I don't see any identifying marks. It has a made in Taiwan sticker on her right shoe. Thank you.
Any large doll manufacture adds marking to their creations or dolls. Normally you can find these identifying marks on the doll's neck, back or even feet.
However, your doll is made in Taiwan, and I don't think you'll find any marking for this doll. Without the marking this will make the doll hard to identify.
I have searched far and wide and cannot find out who this doll is made by. I thought maybe Marie Osmond, or her Olive May collection, or Gorham, but I just can't find anything.
She is a beautiful porcelain doll with black ringlets. She is also musical and plays "We Wish You a Merry Christmas". She has markings on her neck o/m A-2019
She is wearing a red velvet dress and cape.
I believe this doll was made to sell in stores for Christmas. Many markets in the US sold these dolls during the holidays to use as home decorations.
The O/M is not a doll maker or at least a famous doll maker. As for the number on this doll it looks like the lot number the manufacture used when selling the dolls. These dolls are mass produced and sold during the holidays. I purchased a similar doll in 2004 for my mom. It was a musical doll such as this and it played a Christmas song.
Can you help me identify this doll? It doesn't have any markings on it. It's about a foot long. Thanks.
Identifying a doll by just a photo can usually only be done by a doll "expert" unless someone just "happens" to have seen such a doll.
Does anyone know who made this doll? I can't seem to find out anywhere. It has a three digit number behind the neck and an eight digit number on her back. They both look engraved in.
On her back does the 8 digit number have any type of letters with it? Normally you can find out who made the doll by the letters that identify the doll maker.
The number on her neck is the number of the doll made from this series. Normally these numbers are 164/700 but yours is only 164 so it is hard to tell how many dolls were made.
You can try this website with the number on her back to see if you can identify the doll maker. https://dollref /doll_marks.html
I have 4 porcelain dolls that have no identification. I remember they all had tags around there wrists when I was a kid, but like a kid I took them off (and lost them). Can anyone point me in the right direction?
I am trying to find out more about this doll, with painted on boots, with number 800 on them. I can't find any other marking. It is really in good shape. I got it at a thrift store because it was so cute. It may not be worth anything, but I wanted to see if I could find out more about it.
You could go on dollreference.com, but you don't have a lot of information here. You could also take the doll to an antique shop and see what they say.
I have this porcelain doll with numbers engraved on her neck 9407 and a symbol that looks like a back to front J. I am just wanting help in identifying who made her and how much she is worth.
It will probably take a doll "expert" to help you identify your doll because the only way to do research is if we have an idea of what brand it is.
Your dolls look a lot like some of the dolls people gave me when I was very young. They were dolls from different countries that they visited. I think these are like native dolls to different regions from the looks of them. I wasn't allowed to touch or play with them and they just sat in a cabinet.
If this is the case they aren't worth too much at all. You can try and find some marking on the doll and see if they were actually manufactured by a famous doll maker. If you can't find the marking that means the dolls were mass produced and worth about $10 to #15 each.
I was trying to find out the name of this one as I can't find her online and whether she is worth the same as the rest. It has limited edition on the side of the box.
There are some dolls that are expensive and mass produced. Unfortunately, they seem to love to add the marking on the box, limited edition, or collectors doll. What the limited edition means is that they have mass produced this time and will only sell it once and not make them again. These types of dolls are mass produced during the holiday seasons and not make them again.
Unfortunately, this is the problem with your doll, it is mass produced and won't bring a high resale value. You can ask $10 to $25 for this doll. Just keep in mind that supply and demand will determine the value you can ask for this doll.