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Value of Dolls?

A collection of old baby dolls.Should I throw these away or keep?

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A box of old dolls.
 

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August 2, 20210 found this helpful
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It is difficult to tell very much about your dolls but many times there can be a treasure in boxes like this.
If you really want to know if your dolls are worth selling then you will have to go to a little trouble to post each doll and have some one provide information.
You will need pictures of one/each doll:
whole body - one front & one back - with and without original clothing
head - front and back
Information on each doll - measurement (length)

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state material if possible

Do not post more than 2 dolls at a time as it gets too confusing and you will receive less information.
You can post 2 dolls on each site and then post again if you have more dolls.

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August 11, 20210 found this helpful
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Dolls are not bringing in what they use, to on online sales. They are barely selling at a adverage cost of $5 to $20. Also the condition would bring in less. You could donate to a childrens home/shelter or a thrift store. Where the money goes toward a good cause.

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Try to get manufacturer marks by undressing the doll and looking all over. You can go to the forum of dollreference.com and posting pictures of the dolls and hopefully identifying markings

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August 2, 20210 found this helpful

If you determine them to be of no monetary value, you might keep them out of the landfill by donating to a stage theater props department or to a college art department for drawing studies or installation piece.

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August 4, 20210 found this helpful

The doll on the far right is A Horseman Doll
About 16 long and hair appears to be glued on.
Middle doll only has an A is about 22 long
Far left doll the body is rubber and melted but head is sold body print says Barberton O.U.S.A.

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August 31, 20210 found this helpful

I am against throwing something away without figuring out what it is. On the other hand, it is very interesting to know what you own.

As far as I can see only lisarmarcotte tried to identify your dolls :)

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Ok, I'll help you identify the doll in the middle of the first photo.
This is a composition doll made in the 1920s.
Composition dolls overtook the market for bisque dolls in the early 20th Century. The composition is generally a mixture of glue mixed with sawdust. Heavier and denser than paper mache, composition is easily molded and is thus an excellent material to make doll heads. Composition was used to make doll bodies for many years, from approximately the late 1870s, long before it was widely used to make doll heads.
I found a very similar composition doll in the worst condition, the price is $50 www.ebay.com/.../334128265647
I think the doll on the right is also composition doll.

Inspect the dolls and look for any marks and add the best quality photos of each doll separately (so they are clearly visible) in new questions. I will try to help you identify and evaluate these dolls.

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August 31, 20210 found this helpful

I also think that in the first photo there are composition dolls.
The prices for these dolls can be quite high.
I found Vintage Antique Composition Baby Doll Sleep Eyes 1920s-1930's Fabric Torso ~ 19 ", in dress, with eyes, price $ 125 www.ebay.com/.../114235399395

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You can fix your doll's eyes (the doll in middle). The price will be around $ 75-100.
The price of Vintage LOVELY Antique Composition Doll Baby 18 "Original Clothes TIN Sleep Eyes in good condition is $ 124.95
www.ebay.com/.../264636120064

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