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I got this doll when I was 7-8 years old. I is still in great condition. I never took her out of the leather case. I have looked and looked online and can't find this doll anywhere.How much is she worth?
There are two different types of dolls that determine the value of the doll. One doll is produced in a factory and the company makes 1000 to 5000 of each doll. These are called mass-produced dolls. The other one is made by a famous doll maker and they limit the number of dolls that they handcraft.
Your doll is lovely!
Why you "can't find her anywhere" is because there are too many ways that sellers online use to try to sell her. It could take weeks to stumble on the right combination of words to find an exact match to her. I am not exaggerating.
I have been buying and selling dolls (both when these were new and now as a reseller) since the 1970s/1980s and it is a huge challenge to value dolls because of this relatively new online phenomenon of doll glut.
What I mean by that is with people like Marie Kondo and other "declutter experts" it has dumped literally thousands if not millions of dolls to be for sale at any given moment across a multitude of websites.
In my quick search I found "like dolls" to yours, but not the exact one and that was no surprise.
The combinations I tried are:
Collector's Choice + Passport
Collector's Choice + Case
Collector's + Madeline + Doll
I found many similar gals, but not the exact one. I would have to try so many more combinations and it could take a while, like I said above, it coudl take weeks to find HER.
If you have a lot of patience you can search more general terms like:
Porcelain doll up do
Porcelain doll brown curly hair
Collectors Choice Burgundy Dress
Collectors Doll Black Shawl
Doll Embossed Dress
Seriously--there are people out there reselling dolls that just have them listed just as "Porcelain Doll" and expect people to find and buy them. For those of us who look for specific things or those of us who sell and want to know what our gals are worth, it is a nightmare!
Here's what I have finally resolved to doing when my initial searches turn up empty...I find the closest match and set my value a little higher, then I take best offer.
So you could start yours at $25 or $50 and then take best offer, which sadly may be as low as $5 to $10. The market truly dictates value because value is only what someone will pay, and right now there are dolls like yours selling for as low as 99 cents. SO SAD!
The clearer your listing the better the chance you have to sell her if you decide to go that route. I can offer a lot of guidance on trying to sell dolls on eBay if you go that route.
I know it is not fair and it is very hard for those of us who collected and love these dolls and for those who had hoped that if we held on to them long enough to sell them that we would make a tidy sum.
I so wish I could give you better news.
You may want to hold on to her until the market corrects itself, which it always does. If you can keep her in clean, dry storage for another 10 + years, you may be able to sell her then for a nice profit. Now is just not the time.
I've had this doll since I was 6-7 years old. It has never been open, but the tape was broken on the top of the box. It is in perfect condition.I am just wondering if it is worth anything since I can't find it online anywhere?
I believe this question was asked about this same doll in June, 2017 and it's sad to say but very little has changed from then until the present time.
I have had this doll for a few years now and I am moving and can't take her with me. She still has her socks, shoes, and box, but she does not have her stand.I can't find her anywhere on the internet, but I could use the money for moving. I am just trying to figure out what she is worth
How much is she worth? She is a limited edition. In well condition. She is a Collector's Choice genuine fine bisque porcelain doll.I have kept her since I was about 7 or 8 years of age. Im curious if she is worth something.
The doll market is flooded with all types/brands/sizes of dolls and very few are selling.
Most dolls that do sell are usually in the $2 - $25/35 range but the sell percentage against the for sale listings is very, very low.
Most sellers will list their dolls and just let them relist every month and it's not unusual to find that a doll has been listed for more than a year and most never sell - no matter the doll or the price.
Collector's Choice mass produced all of their dolls and most were sold at K-Mart stores.
I did find one identical doll that sold in August for $9.99 + $10.90 shipping and this is what would be considered 'current value'.
I just bought this beautiful doll from a thrift store and I was
wondering how much she was worth. I am planning on keeping her, but if she goes for a high price I may sell.
Sadly, dolls are very low value and really have been for several years. Most people are very lucky to even sell their doll and the average price paid for dolls right now is less than $25 but most are even lower and it may take months/years to sell a doll.
This is really for almost any of the 'mass produced dolls' like your Collector's Choice doll and right now, this particular brand - all sizes/all styles - has over 2,000 dolls listed for sale on eBay alone.
You can check eBay for your doll but asking prices are not a value price as only a sold item represents what some one is will to pay for an item.
Check out eBay's sold listings for this brand and you'll see that if you paid $10 for this doll it's possible you overpaid (but I'll bet the thrift store was glad for the purchase).
Enjoy your lovely doll for your own personal 'value' and do not consider other people's 'value' of this doll.
My great aunt giftedus with this doll. The box is in terrible shape, but the actual doll is fine. It says it's a limited edition, but I am not sure if that even means anything.Should we hold onto this or gift it to a young girl who would use it?
These dolls are actually mass produced and not worth much at all. In today's market people are only getting around $5 for the dolls that are being sold. You would make a small child in need very happy if you gave her this doll. Considering the doll market is at an all-time low and there is not much hope that it will pick up any time soon. It has been like this for over 6 years and it is getting harder and harder to sell dolls online. Nobody is interested in buying dolls right now for small children because all they care about is electronics.
Well - she is a little on the 'not so common' side as it is not often we see one with the a little fur wrap.
she may actually sell for $25 but it might takes months to sell - maybe Christmas - but even then after eBay & PayPal fees are paid the net value may be less than $18 and shipping can be very hazardous with dolls as they very often arrive broken and that cost sellers time and money.
You can look at the sold dolls on eBay and see what people are actually paying for this type of doll. You may notice some 'odd' sales such as 4 sales of the same doll - $68/68/60/50 - all within one week of each other - same seller w/ 0-1 feedback / same buyer w/ 0 feedback - these are false sales for whatever reason so should not be counted as actual sales. Same with the doll for $483 - not a real sale. Some people use eBay sales for all kinds of reasons so do not be fooled by sales like this.
Most dolls sold for under $25 and many for under $5 - .99. It cost the seller money to sell these dolls. Sad.
You can read answers from previous postings.
If you know of a young lady that might like this type of doll then it would be a good choice to give to her and maybe give someone pleasure and forfeit a few dollars. Sometimes churches accept donations for 'gift' giving.
I like this doll.
The best thing for the doll would be to finally have a chance to be used as a doll.
The whole 'collector's thing' was little more than a con on a naive public looking for the cache of collectible antiques at affordable prices.
What 'limited edition' generally means is that the company (generally some offshore mass producer that produces 10 or 15 different private label lines for mid to low end retail establishments) did produce a limited run of a particular kind of doll. Generally it's 2000 or so. The problem is that this same company and brand also produced thousands, if not millions, of slightly different 'limited edition' lines - either different ethnicity dolls, or historical dolls, etc. So even though there's the veneer of exclusivity, it is really a dime a dozen at the end.
I'm glad that you are willing to let your daughter play with it, and are not caught up in this whole sad 'does this have value' idea.
I am just wondering what these dolls are worth. I got them from my grandmother at one point and have no use for them around here. They are the Collectors Choice by Dandee.
How much can I get for a genuine Collector's Choice fine bisque porcelain doll?
This collection of dolls (and many, many similar dolls) are all mass produced and sold to low end stores (like K-Mart) all over the world but mostly in the US. This high production of each style doll lowers the value and makes this type doll difficult to sell. Some of these dolls may sell for $25 but most will sell for $5-$15 and may take a very long time to sell (or may never sell).
Sadly, as everyone has stated, these lovelies have not held their money value...meaning you won't retire from the proceeds.
That said...I see two options for them having a value...either in the future or now...
1. Since so many people are literally dumping dolls these days to get back shelf and closet space, it may pay to hold on to her because eventually it may come around that people miss having these pretty dolls and want to recreate a nice memory. Values are based on supply and demand. In a few years the supply is going to be very low...and demand may be high. You never know. Stranger things have happened!
2. You can get karma value finding a little girl who will love her and maybe actually play with her as dolls were originally meant for.
There are plenty of children who would still enjoy a doll. I see them in stories especially around Christmas time....so find a place in your area that would take it for such a drive and donate it. You get good karma and maybe even a tax donation and a child gets something special.
Wishing you all the best! Thanks for sharing her!
I don't know how long I had this genuine fine bisque porcelain doll for but I found it in the basement and was wondering how much I could sell it for in this market.