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Value of Ashley Belle Porcelain Dolls

I have 5 Ashley Belle porcelain dolls, but only one has a number. The number is ah581, I'm trying to find out they're are worth and the year they were made.
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August 7, 20190 found this helpful

If they are shorter than 36 inches, they are worth at most $25 each. These are dolls that have decreased in value.

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August 14, 20190 found this helpful

Cute dolls!!

AB dolls have been around since, if I remember right, the late 1960s. I am having a senior moment if they are still in business. I sure hope one of the other posters here can refresh my brain on that tidbit.

I know they really ramped up production in the 1980s and 1990s and made thousands and thousands and thousands of "limited edition" lovelies that are really not limited because they over produced.

They did make some dolls with glasses, but I believe both of them are not original to the doll for two reasons...the Victorian gals rarely had glasses and none ever had tinted ones that I remember. I have not seen every doll ever made, but I sold my fair share of them in their heyday at various retail establishments.

That said, unfortunately most of the dolls, including the ones in your group are being offered by the hundreds online for as low as 99 cents up the $20s.

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They are either not selling or are selling at the very low end offerings. You may be able to fetch a little more closer to the holidays.

If you don't have the boxes and the Certificates of Authenticity, that will decrease the value significantly as a true collector wants the whole package.

It used to be eBay was the best place to sell them, but if you are US seller and are shipping, the new USPS DIM (dimensional) mailing system is going to make the cost to ship this across country cost almost 10 times the value of the doll...for example, for me to ship a doll from PA to CA in a box that allows the most room to protect it in shipping, would cost about $50. Buyers won't pay that and sellers who offer free shipping are losing money left and right because free to the buyer means the seller pays it and that makes profits 0 or less.

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Your best bet is to find a local venue to sell them, either a flea market, yard sale, or one one of the local swap sites, include Facebook swap sites.

They will probably sit for a long time waiting for the right home. It is easier to sell them one at a time as most people are trying to complete a collection. You could always offer a discount if they buy them all.

Post back with how your sale goes! Best wishes!

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