I have 8 Cabbage Patch Kids; how much are they worth? They're all from the 1980s.
On Ebay they are going for as low as $8 a piece up to $65. This depends on condition and also Packaging. Maybe you can stage them nice,so they can stand out among the 100's online,Good Luck
If the dolls are still in the original boxes or have been signed by the doll maker they sell for a much higher price. Other than this the dolls are normally selling right now for $5 to $15 each. When my daughter out grew her dolls she sold them at a yard sale and I believe she received around $20 for each one of hers but that was years ago.
I recently sold off a lot of my own CPK. The best way to determine value is to research each doll on eBay using the sold section.
You will need to match your CPK to the sold item and that tells you today's current market value.
Be sure to compare apples to apples--so if you have one that is pristine in the box, do not compare the value to one in played with condition.
It can be a challenge to search eBay sometimes, but don't give up. Sometimes you have to search by color of hair and color of outfit.
There are some that are still quite valuable and some that are selling for as low as 99 cents.
If your photos were clearer and could get an accurate view of who you have and their condition, I could value one out for you to give you an example.
I can tell you a few things...first, be very wary of advertising "signed" dolls. Unless you have one of the original "Little People" dolls--which were the prototypes so to speak for the CPK, it is my understanding that all of the CPK "mass produced" dolls have the Xavier Roberts signature on the tush. But the signature is a stamp, not done with a marker like he did the Little People dolls.
There are may misinformed sellers out there trying to garner big bucks for a "signed" CPK when in reality, they have a stamped signature. It is confusing...but there are very, very few of the actual signed dolls in the "wild" any more. Those people are holding on to and often have the cooberating information to verify they have something authentic....there was a tad for fraud around these in the early days also...so just be careful.
Second, most buyers who collect want the box and the paperwork and any accessories that came with the dolls. They also want original outfits.
If you dolls have been played with, they must be advertised as such VERY CLEARLY or you will have a very upset buyer. These buyers are serious about their CPK and will pay for quality and mis-advertising will not be tolerated.
If you find your dolls have sold prices of under $10 online, you may be best to sell them in a local venue--like at a flea market or consigment store since postage to ship these is just outrageous and few buyers will pay for the more common dolls if they have to pay shipping.
The things that fetch the most money are the outfits when in pristine condition--even without the doll--just the clothes, and lots of the shoes if they are matching and pristine also still have value--because many people are tying to get their dolls back into shape and they want original outfits and shoes.
It used to be the certificates fetched money (the birth certificates). I haven't checked on that lately. I sold a bunch of those a while back when I came across some in my travels and then they were fetching $10 each...not sure if that still holds true as the market has changed considerably in the past few years.
Also last hint/tip, if the dolls have any smell--like smoke or cat or musty--this must be disclosure and will probably drop the value to nothing. I have seen this happen with the valuable dolls...they they were stored in a smelly place and now that smell will not come off them and no one wants them. That is sad.
Post back with updates. If you need guidance on how to research, I can help--just ask! Blessings! Thanks for sharing your question!
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What's the value of these dolls?
I have a 1985 Cabbage Patch doll with signed butt, original box, adoption papers, and original sales receipt. It has never been used. Waldo Bellamy doll. I am looking for the value.
Not what you are hoping for. PBS Antique Show says trend or society chased after SOME DAY VALUE, usually means waiting a 100 years or more to see increase from what you bought. Often, it is much lower than what you bought. Value is when it becomes the small handful, still museum quality.
Right now the online markets like eBay and Esty are flooded with dolls just like this. The average price a person has sold the dolls for ranges from $15-25. My daughter has a lot of these dolls and she found it a lot easier to just sell them at a swapmeet or at a garage sale. She sold them all in a day and when a child sees them they are easier to sell than listing them online and hoping a person will buy them from you.
Cabbage Patch dolls can fool you - some of even the more 'common' ones occasionally sell for $50-$100.
You never really know what brings this on but apparently the buyer has a special reason for wanting that particular doll.
Earlier Cabbage Patch dolls do not usually run like other dolls and some can be worth more. Of course, all dolls are still a slow selling item (most of the time).
eBay presently has over 2,000 1985 dolls listed for sale and asking prices are all over the place.
Sold listings are the only way to find current value.Check out the latest report.
If you check out eBay's sold listings you'll see a wide range of prices.
I did not find a Waldo Bellamy doll listed but since there were so many dolls made that is not unusual.
It does seem that boys and especially 'bald' babies do sell faster.
I would suggest you list him on local venues like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, offerup, letgo and any others you know of.
You can list him on several sites and start your price at $100 and wait a few weeks to see if anyone is interested. If not, lower the price.
You will need several good pictures or he may not sell. Check out some of the listings to see what type of pictures they show.
Be sure to check on shipping cost - do not guess.
Good luck - he's cute!
I would like to sell my Cabbage Patch doll. I have had it since 1984. It is in good condition and has the birth certificate with it. Could you please tell what the value is and where and how I might be able to sell it?
Most cabbage patch dolls are selling for around 25-35 dollars on eBay or even on a few other sites. The market is flooded with these dolls at the moment and they are selling really slowly. My daughter had quite a few of them and when she wanted to get rid of them we sold them at a garage sale because they sold a lot faster than selling them online. If you decide to sell the doll I would suggest offering this in your area. When a little girl sees the doll normally her mom or dad will take it for her. Online it is harder to sell because the doll gets lost with all the others one listed there currently.
I have a red hair blue eyed cabbage patch doll. Interested in reselling but I'm having a hard time finding a value. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
J'aimerais savoir si ma poupée a de la valeur.
Translation: I would like to know if my doll has value.
I wanted to pick everybody's brains as I have no clue. I came across these 3 Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls. I was curious if anybody can help me know their names and value.Also 2 of them have a signature on the butt, I believe in black color.
Finding out the name will be very difficult unless you have found the birth certificates that came with the dolls when they were boxed up. Each doll was given a name when they were made and to find out the name now will be impossible. The value of the dolls in today's current market are around $25 each. That is the average selling price of the dolls a few months ago. Right now dolls are not selling and I do believe the price of them will decrease soon because of the economy and people will not be interested in investing in dolls like this for a little while.
$25-$40 seems the range. Check out all the eBay listings for them here:
I have 1985 twin red hair Cabbage Patch dolls limited edition never taken out of the box. The box has some damage but the dolls are in very good shape with adoption papers and signed. How much are they worth?
I have 2 perfect, still in the box, Cabbage Patch Kids from 1984. Both signed with birth certificates. Never opened. How much can I sell them for?
Each doll is an individual and the value will vary depending on condition and accessories. You say yours is still in box with certificate and both are signed so that would mean that yours could be valued at whatever the current sold price for that particular doll.
For any type of information about how many of this particular doll is currently listed for sale (and a seller's asking price) you can check out each of your dolls on eBay and if you see any that matches you can place a watch on that listing to see if it sells.
Just remember that a seller's asking price is just a price that they would like to receive for their items. Only a recently sold identical item can represent a current value but that still does not mean another same type item will sell for that amount, it only means someone was willing to pay that much for the item.
You can check out your particular dolls on eBay's sold listings to see if any have sold - if so - then you can consider that sold price (or an average if more than one sold) to be what your doll may be worth in today's market.