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How do I find a buyer for my mother's dolls? Some are old royal family dolls such as Diana and Charles wedding dolls. She also has some old presidents, and more.
You could try selling them on consignment at a local antiques store. Or you could photograph them and have people bid on them at e-bay.
Check e-bays "completed sales" for similar dolls. You'll learn what the doll sold for, how long it took to sell, and lots of other valuable info.
Who buys dolls? Does anyone travel to look at them?
I do not know where you live but it is very difficult to sell dolls almost anywhere unless it is a very special doll.
Many people think they have "special" dolls but the internet has
Check out your dolls on eBay and other sites (try Google) and also check the actives of Thirty for more information.
It seems that porcelain dolls are the most plentiful.
I do not mean that your dolls may not be special so check for
yourself. Some people are using Craig's list to sell things and
with Christmas on its way you may be able sell your dolls.
Perhaps you inherited a doll collection or are simply downsizing and decluttering, but now you are thinking of selling your dolls. This is a page about selling a porcelain doll collection.
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Where can I go to sell collectible dolls other than eBay?
By edna from NY
You can try Craig's List. (10/14/2010)
By Rose Smith
If they are really collectibles and of vintage, try Etsy.com. They have some strict guidelines, but
I want to sell my dolls. I have a big selection. Included are Leonardo and Knightsbridge dolls. Any suggestions?
By tracey j from west Midlands
Check your dolls out on eBay. If anyone has any of them listed, you'll get a good idea how much the dolls are worth. Dolls are a great item on eBay, too. Consider quality, condition, demand, age, and do your homework. You'll learn a lot.
You'll be charged a listing fee (sometimes it's free and you'll often be able to add as many as 12 pictures of each doll, and that also might be free. When (and if) your doll is sold, you'll be charged a Final Value Fee based on how much it sells for.
If you are paid through PayPal (which is the safest), you'll be charged a fee by PayPal, but it's safe and usually very fast, so you're able to ship your doll right away. You'll have to be willing to pack and ship in a timely fashion and sometimes that can take up a lot of time.
It sounds a lot more involved and difficult than it really is. To get started, just contact the sales department of eBay, and someone will be happy to help you. They have people trained to guide you through every aspect of buying or selling on eBay.
Good Luck to you.
Collections such as yours are getting harder and harder to get rid of, let alone make much of a profit. Because of the advancing age of the collectors, they are looking to "down size" and the younger people just aren't interested. They do not have sentimental ties to such items and are the generation of wanting "new". (06/17/2010)
I have a large collection of dolls: Effanbee, Barbie, and other collections. I would like to sell them.
I have close to 250+ dolls, some from late 1950's to 1980's. I have some Barbies. When my grandmother passed away they were left to me.