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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

I was given this doll by my grandmother's friend a while ago. I was nice and took her/him, but I don't want it because I don't do anything with it. It has no markings, and her clothing is glued shut. I want to know what she is worth, so I could sell her to someone who wants her. I'm not sure if she's some kind of genie, Indian, Chinese doll? I can't find her anywhere on the internet so if anyone has any ideas please let me know. Her legs are stuffed with stuffing and she has no actual body.
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December 16, 20180 found this helpful

If it has no markings, it is probably not worth much. You might want to take it to a doll dealer or upload the picture to the forum at www.dollreference.com.

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December 16, 20180 found this helpful

Interesting doll!! Is it possible he/she is handmade? You may not know this, but why I suspect it may be handmade is little things, like the seams don't match on the clothing and the fabrics and buttons and trims do not look like the kind used in the mass market made dolls.

Was the doll gifted to you in the US or elsewhere in the world? I am only speaking from my experience in the US, so it is possible the doll was a mass produced doll sold only in a foreign country...in which case, you would need to find an expert on the country where it was sold....their dolls/makers.

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If none of the other doll sites can identify it, for what is called a OOAK (one of a kind) doll...or something that is handmade,you can try asking anyhting you wish, as you will never find an exact match.

You can see if you find something similar, as if there was a pattern or class that this doll was made in association with (if it is hand made) you may find similars.

If I were to sell it (once my research was done) I would probably start it as a 7 day auction on eBay asking 9.99 with a hundred dollar reserve the first time. You will be out the reserve fee if it doesn't hit that amount and you don't have to sell it, but it will help you gauge the market. You can then adjust the price if it doesn't sell using eBay Best offer.

Post back what you learn!! I am very curious. It is a neat item!

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December 22, 20180 found this helpful

I agree with Pghgirl that she looks like her clothing may be handmade and this may be why they are glued on. Doll bodies like this are very inexpensive and homemakers (mostly in years past) bought several dolls and made different outfits.

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But - this is just a guess on my part.
You might try posting your question on a doll forum and see if anyone there can help you. You will need to give more information about your doll - size, material of body (describe it as best you can) and anything you know about her past.
This site is easy to use;

www.tapatalk.com/.../

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