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Selling Mom's Doll Collection?

How can I sell my mom's collection of porcelain dolls?
Some are Ashton Drake and some are Danbury Mint.
Some have the receipt with them. She had about 85 dolls

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By Melody from Dayton, PA

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April 3, 20150 found this helpful

Dear Melody,
Thank you for your post and interest in Ashton-Drake dolls. Unfortunately, we no longer have a secondary market for retired dolls. You may want to check eBay or visit an antique/doll shop to get a value for your ballerina doll. Good luck! Thank you, Chris

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April 4, 20150 found this helpful

I hope your mother enjoyed her dolls during her lifetime. Unfortunately it is not easy to sell dolls of this type as most were mass produced and are easily found in large supply over the internet.

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You can check out Google, eBay, Replacements and many other sites will appear on Google. Craigslist is good as you do not have to ship.

Many sellers have dolls listed for months (even years) before they sell. Dolls are difficult (and expensive) to ship as most are a larger size and need "special" boxes and packing.

You can check out sold listings on eBay to see what buyers are really paying for dolls of this type.

Also you may have a special doll in this collection that will sell quickly and for more money. Research is the only way to find an answer to your question.

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July 14, 20160 found this helpful

This is Kathleen. I inherited dolls from my mother. They were all hand made by her, hand painted and fired in the kiln. She made the clothes herself.

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How can I find out how to price them? They didn't come in boxes, because she just made them at the doll shop and brought them home.

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

Hi there - I have just inherited a lot of Victorian reproduction dolls all hand made and painted. Can I ask how you were able to sell them?

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August 11, 20180 found this helpful

you sound so much like me! I have been trying to find out what would it be best to do with a thing like this....porcelain dolls hand made by our Mothers....she also made all of their clothes, just like your mom did...My mom passed away 6 months ago and I was the one to go and save them all from who knows what!!!??? She had like 400 or 500 of them...all sizes...they are so beautiful that is a shame that you will not be able to sell them for what their real value would be....some of them seem to be alive! She would even buy the most expensive glass eyes made in Germany for her dolls!

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I am a guy, my 2 sisters did not know what to do....so I took them all to my house where some are in shelves on display and some are packed in boxes....But still do not know what I will do! It hurts at the same time, doesn't it?? any way...I thought it would be nice to contact you and chat about this, since it sounds so much the same as what is happening to me...I live in Houston, Texas and I am 65 years old...here is my email in case you would like to keep in touch and share some ideas?? and exchange pictures?? edagme53@hotmail.com Take care... Eddie

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January 27, 20190 found this helpful

I eohld be interested in what you did with them my sister in lae has over 100 and wants to sell them

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