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Identifying a Porcelain Doll?

Identifying a Porcelain Doll? - doll wearing a pink lace and ruffle trimmed dressI cannot find out who this doll is and its value. There is only a name on the neck and I think it says Maryse Nicole and there is a number below it.

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll?
 

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This is a Franklin Mint brand and the artist is Maryse Nicole. I believe the number is the year it was made - 1996.

Dolls are very slow sellers and there are so many available - different brands/style/age/sizes that it is a buyer's market.
Some of the Maryse Nicole dolls are selling for slightly more money than some other brands but very few dolls of any brand are selling for more than $50 and the majority of dolls are selling for $25 or less.

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Still, no matter the value dolls are very slow sellers and many sellers post dolls for sale and just leave them posted for months/years and most will never sell.

As to the name of the doll, that will be a problem as the name would have been on the box/tags that originally came with the doll. The name will most likely have no baring on the value of the doll.
If you do research you'll see that many of the dolls have no name listed as, like yours, the box and tags are no longer available.

You would have to do a visual search through many dolls and still may never find your exact same doll as there will be hundreds to sort through. You can sometimes narrow the search by using descriptive items and size but still a very time consuming search.
Of course, occasionally another member Pghgirl can locate a particular doll but I have not seen this one.

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Here is a link to Maryse Nicole dolls presently listed on eBay so you might take a look to see if you can find your doll. Over 350 dolls listed now..
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2323012...

You can also look through the sold listings on eBay as only a sold listing of the exact same item will offer current value as it shows what someone was willing to pay for that item.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=franklin+heirloom...

You can always search Google to see if you can find her on any other site.
www.google.com/search?source=univ&tbm=isch&q=Maryse...

Considering that your doll does not appear to be a 'special' doll and she is not new and does not have any paperwork, I would place her value at $20-$35 but it may take a long time to sell (at any price).

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The other posters have given you info on who and how much.

If you are going to sell her, the key things to place in your ad are her height, that she has red hair and a "character" or "unusual" face.

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Those points may net you in the higher range of the values given below.

If she has her box, that is critical. Also be sure to tell if she has any smells (which will devalue her).

Double box her (technically triple box if she has her original box)--wrap her well in her box, then in her box, then in a bigger box. This is critical if you are shipping her. She is very fragile and the USPS (if you are in the US) has been very rough on packages lately. Be sure to weigh and measure the box and put the exact info in the eBay advanced seller tool if you are going that route, so you don't lose money on the shipping price.

Best of luck in your sale!! Post back with an updates

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This doll is made by a company that mass-produced dolls and they make so many each year it might be impossible to actually find this doll online. Even though the market is currently flooded with dolls like this it still is hard to find the exact doll you have. Anyhow, the dolls are not selling well at the moment and the value of these dolls has decreased so much.

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People are lucky right now to earn $5-15 selling a doll like this. I know other people who seem to have a bit better luck selling the doll locally at a swap meet or even a yard sale. There are also consignment stores that are local in most regions that you might be able to put the doll there. I would start off by asking $20-25 and take the best offer.

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This Franklin Mint doll is one of hundreds on the market. Although collectible and not very old, she is dated 1996 , prices given are not what buyers are paying. There are some exclusions like character dolls of famous people, are doing better.

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This doll is only bringing in $10 to $25 on a good day. Here is what Franklin Mint dolls are offered at on this link- www.etsy.com/.../franklin_mint_dolls

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