Value of Goldenvale Porcelain Dolls?

How much are these Goldenvale dolls worth?
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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

These are mass-produced dolls that lose value. They are $25 each max.

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

Can you tell me a little more about these:

Are they attached at the hands or are they separate?

How tall are they?

Do they come with a third doll (not sure what is in the lower right corner)?

Do they have the Goldenvale markings on the doll?


Did they come in one box or two boxes and do you have the box(es) and certificates?


The market for dolls is very soft in general, but when I see a doll set I am not familiar with, I want to do a little research before I say that this is one of the ones that has little value. These don't look like the typical Goldenvale grandma/grandpa dolls, so I want to be sure I have all the info to proceed.

Please post back with additional info and I will see if I can help more!

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

I wished I could tell you that the dolls are worth money, but in fact I can not do this. These types of dolls were mass produced when they were made and it is unfortunate that they have lost their vaule. Many people try to sell these dolls off and the most they can receive for the set is $50 to $75. You will also need to take into account the shipping of the dolls to the new owner if they do not live in your area. You can ask for the shipping or just include it in your price.

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August 21, 20190 found this helpful

Do your dolls have Goldenvale 1-2000 on the back of their neck/head?
How tall? 36" - 44" They appear to be large as they are standing in front of a fireplace and seem to reach the shelf.

Goldenvale made quite a few different grandmas and grandpas but I have not seen your exact pair. Different clothing, different facial features, standing up, sitting down in rockers but still an older person.

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The dolls were all sold as individual dolls so anyone could pick and choose which grandma or grandpa to purchase to complete a set. Some seem to match while others do not.

The numbers 1-2000 are on all of their dolls and has no relation as to how many same dolls were produced. All of Goldenvale dolls were mass produced but the larger dolls in smaller quality but too many to be considered 'rare'.

The biggest problem with selling large dolls is the shipping.
Since the USPS change in rates for large boxes (DIM) it is very costly to ship this size doll. It is also very dangerous as very few (no matter how well packed) will arrive unbroken. Insurance is expensive and rarely will USPS priority mail (free $100) insurance pay for broken dolls and usually will not reimburse for postage.

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If you list them on eBay, Etsy, Ruby Lane or any other site were shipping is required you should box the doll ready to be shipped and put exact measurements in the shipping area.

This makes me think that if you try to sell your dolls you should have 'pick up only' - just my thinking.
I also believe you may be better off selling them separately as someone could want one or the other but not both.

There is very little evidence this type of doll is selling quickly or for very much money. The problem with doing research is that most sellers do not put the size in their listings so you cannot compare without looking at many different grandpa and grandma listings. This can be very time consuming and the seller may not put the size anywhere in the listing (such as you did not give doll measurements in your question).

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eBay is still the best place to research and only sold listings can tell you current value as asking prices are just what a seller would like to receive for their dolls.

Here is the link to eBay sold listing that you can check occasionally to see if a similar doll has been sold. You will need to research grandpa and grandma separately as not all are selling a set.
Sadly some of these sellers probably lost money on their dolls because of the shipping cost as I can see a couple of listing that would cost more money to ship than the doll sold for.
eBay is a very bad thing for a seller to not ship an item even if it cost them money as eBay keeps track of everything and may take action when this happens. Never offer free shipping on a large item.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=goldenvale...

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=goldenvale...

Here is similar dolls just as reference about Goldenvale dolls; Different clothes, different size but similar faces;

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www.ebay.com/.../173948371398?_trkparms=aid%3D555021...

www.worthpoint.com/.../goldenvale-collection-porcelain-doll...

www.ebay.com/.../254163886033

If you wish to sell you may want to try Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Nextdoor.com, Facebook Groups/Marketplace as you can start your price high and lower it if no one shows an interest. This just means it is too difficult to state a value as no true sold comparison can be found.

If you list be sure to take several good, clear photographs of each doll and give full particulars about size and clothing.
Offer to meet in a public place if anyone seems interested.

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