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Identifying and Value of a Vintage Doll

I stumbled across your website and found it so interesting that I dug this doll out of a dark closet! She probably has no value, but for giggles, perhaps you can give me some info on her. The mark is U 39 and as far as I can tell she is made of hard plastic, the eyes open and close. Thank you for your time.

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February 21, 20180 found this helpful
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These were called "bed pillow or boudoir dolls" and were very popular in the 70-80's.

  • The dolls were mostly the same with different hair colors and hair styles but mainly the "Southern Belle" style.
  • The dolls were usually very cheap but looked very nice when dressed in their ball gowns.
  • The dresses were usually crochet but other materials and lace were also used. The skirt was always very full and would be placed on a young girl's bed or dressing table.
  • In later years, Barbie dolls were used and these are usually worth more money but there is still a chance your doll could sell for $30-50 dollars.
  • The best sites to sell dolls are eBay and Etsy but many times more money can be realized if sold on a local Craigslist as there is no shipping involved and the interested person can see the doll before buying.
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  • There were also a lot of smaller dolls made in the same fashion and these are still popular.
  • you can check out some of the similar dolls presently listed on eBay.
  • www.ebay.com/.../sis.html?_nkw=Vintage%20Bed%20Pillow...
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April 3, 20180 found this helpful

Interessting information! Thank you.

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February 19, 20180 found this helpful

You can go to www.dollreference.com and research this mark. You could also go to a doll dealer. I personally am not familiar with this doll marking.

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February 20, 20180 found this helpful

Thank you for your time.

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