I have this gorgeous doll that I managed to get from a charity shop, but I have no clue what she could potentially be worth. I have tried looking things up about her, but cannot find anything out about her anywhere. I have tried looking up the barcode, none the less I still find nothing. She came with no name, but came with the certificate of authentication. Any help would be great!
Most of the porcelain dolls from the 1980s-today are almost impossible to find info on because the sellers (mostly flippers) have no clue about the dolls and when they try to sell them they list them as 14 inch porcelain doll or sometimes just porcelain doll or doll in a green dress, so trying to value by finding the exact one and its exact value will be a challenge.
Leonardo Collection dolls, in general, were on the low end of the collector market and original costs when new and are still on the low end of resale values today. Most sit unsold at $10 or less on eBay. Part of this problem is the shipping costs are through the roof and no one wants to pay $30 to ship a doll that they could buy for a few dollars at a thrift store.
I have not seen one of the 14 inch gals sell in a while so I am guessing if it was listed at less than $10 it may sell, but again, generally most all brands of dolls (unless a very rare French or German bisque doll all original and pristine) are very slow sellers and sell for very little money.
Hold on to her for a few years and she may appreciate it in value--everything comes around and I am hoping these (what everyone calls mass produced dolls) will too!
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I have these dolls 44 in total, Leonardo and Knightsbridge. Any idea of their value?
Dolls have to be individually researched to find a value as each doll is different in many ways even if the brand name is the same.
You will need to do online research for each doll individually to see if you can locate an identical doll as only a sold price will provide 'current value' as a sold price displays what someone was willing to pay for that item.
Several things will determine the value of each doll:
Size - measurements
Style (Victorian - American Indian - Bride - etc)
Condition - new or used/preowned
Also: new in box - new/no box - COA/tags
No one can just give a ballpark value for your dolls but it can be said that the majority of Knightsbridge and Leonardo dolls that sell usually sell for less then $25-$35.
You may have larger dolls that may sell for a little more but shipping will be very expensive so be sure you check out shipping costs before listing dolls for sale.
You can search for your dolls online - eBay is a good first stop. You can narrow your search by checking some of the boxes on the left of the screen - size etc.
Here is a link to eBay on both brands:
Second link is for dolls that have sold over the past several months:
You can check for your dolls on Google to find other listings for sale.
Please keep in mind that dolls in general are very low priority on anybody's list and the market has been flooded for years. This just means that dolls are very slow sellers and many dolls are listed for sale for months/years and may never sell - even at very low prices.
You may be better off to try and find a consignment store that will display your dolls for sale. You will have to pay a percentage to the store but you would not have to do any shipping which could be the best part.
Please help me find out the name of this doll. The doll is approximately 30 years old. Leonardo Collection. Size 40-50 cm
Many Leonardo dolls did not have names and I know from selling them, when they did have names, they often made the same doll, same dress and gave her several names. They used common names at the time--Beth, Jessica, Hannah, Sarah, and Emily to name a few.
If she was given a name, it would have been on the hang tag or box. Sadly when I used to sell them in retail establishments, people would swap boxes and tags because their (human) Emily had brown hair and wanted a brown hair doll and the Emily we had on the shelf was blond, so Sarah with brown hair had her tags (and or tags and box) switched with the blond Emily's tags (and or box). We tried to catch that, but it was almost impossible.
Are you asking because you want to sell her? If so, the name is truly irrelevant. People want dolls by hair, eye, and dress color.
As a life long reseller and doll person, I am happy to offer tips if that is why you are asking! Blessings!
It is difficult to find names for dolls as not very many companies place a name on the doll and name tags go missing so often that only a few dolls listed for sale or sold will have a name for the doll.
Dolls were expensive in the late 80's - 90's and it's sad to see how low their value has dropped.
The saddest part is that very few dolls actually sell - no matter the style, brand, size or condition. Looking at eBay's sold listings of Leonardo dolls only 12 dolls have sold in the last 3-6 months.
There have been several sales of the Museum Collection but these dolls were not mass produced and originally cost several hundred dollars.
If you're thinking about selling I would have to say your doll's condition would lower even the 'average' selling value of these dolls. It appears the elastic is 'shot' in the waist and hems of her undergarments as well as a stain on the leg. Also, I do not see her shoes so I'm not sure about her value.
If you plan to sell I believe that I would think about just selling the dress and hat by themselves as they would probably sell for more than the doll and maybe even faster.
I was just wondering if this doll is worth anything. She is called June and I have all her accessories and her box is in mint condition
I have a whole spiel about how dolls made in factories after the 80's do not have much resale value beacuse they were mass produced and on top of that the market is glutted with them.
This is about the doll's resale value in some hypothetical collectibles/commodities marketplace like ebay or whatnot
Insofar as being able to sell it to a person, it is very nice and has all the accessories so you could get $8 - $15 for it
If you were willing to sell it as a 'haunted doll' on ebay or etsy you could get upwards of $40 (true story)
I have a Leonardo elite collection porcelain doll. 29 inches tall. Amy LP4176. Never taken out of the box and have authenticity cert. No 43/1000. Does anyone have any idea of the value please?
We have these 3 vintage Leonardo porcelain dolls I am trying to value them to sell. They are named Jessica, Natalie, and Courtney. I have searched everywhere on Google for information on them but I can not find anything at all. It's like they don't exist.I have looked on eBay but nothing there. Could this mean they are a rare edition and have not been mass produced? Does anyone know where I could get them valued, please? Thanks
There may be some rare and valuable Leonardo porcelain dolls but I have never found one that was not duplicated at one time or another.
It is not always easy to find these dolls searching by name because if you check listings posted for sale you will probably find at least 50% do not list a doll's name. Not everyone still has the name tag available even if the doll is new in the box.
The next problem is that most of the doll companies used/repeated the name several times so not all dolls named 'Jessica' will be the same doll as yours. Very few buyers actually care about a doll's name so a name does not necessarily increase the value of a doll or help with the length of time it may take to sell a doll.
The doll market is flooded and it does not appear that it will improve in the future; in fact, most market analysts predict it will remain the same or loose value but not increase. Predictions are usually on a 10 year basis.
You can look at Leonardo dolls on Google and check any of the listings to see what sellers are asking for their dolls. Although an asking price only represents what a seller would like to receive for their items but only a sold price will show value as this represents what someone was willing to pay for that item.
Your dolls are very nice and still in the box but I do not believe these dolls would be valued at more than $35-$50. This might happen if very good pictures and a good description was presented.
If you feel that your dolls are more valuable then you could always list them at a higher price - even $150 or more with all offers considered and if no one makes an offer after several weeks/months you could lower the price ans wait again.
If you are an inexperienced seller be sure to pack dolls very carefully as they are fragile and shipping can be dangerous as placing fragile on the box does not mean very much to inexperienced or exhausted workers.
There are some good answers in this link:
We've come across this Leonardo porcelain doll "Justine " on a white horse but can not find it anywhere on eBay or anything. Can someone help find what she's worth please? Thank you.
There are multiple like dolls out there that all have the same features (pretty gal, pretty dress, white horse). They all have different names, like Hannah, Amanda, and yours, Justine.
They are mostly sitting on most online sites unsold in the 19.99 range. You could always start that high and take best offer.
They are sweet and maybe closer to Christmas you would have a better chance for a sale!
I have this doll. It's 17 inches tall. What is her name? I would also like to know the value. The number on the box is lp8238.
Dolls of all kinds are just not selling and the ones selling are being sold for such low prices it appears that some sellers are probably paying the buyer to take their doll.
If you do not find her name on the tag, box or doll then you probably will never find her name. Most dolls of this brand do not have names or names were on tags that are no longer available.
You can do research - especially on eBay - and find similar dolls but just remember that asking prices are not value prices but are the price a seller would like to receive for their doll.
Also, dolls are very slow sellers and some sellers keep their dolls listed for months/years and may never sell. I have watched one doll that has been listed for over 4 years and still no sale.
Here is a link to eBay Leonardo dolls that are similar so check them out and place a watch on some to see if they sell.
If you want to know what someone was willing to pay you can check out eBay's sold listings.
I want to sell these dolls. They are Leonardo Collection porcelain dolls. I just wanted to see if anyone could help me with a price. I will sell them all together.
These dolls are ranging from $10 to $40.There are a lot of these dolls on the market ,and more so sense the holidays have passed .I suggest maybe a auction/bid price for the lot to bring in a better price!
I have recently come into approximately 20 Leonardo dolls some of which are duplicates. I have no idea how old they are or what they are worth.
By Jennie from Gwent, Wales
If you search on eBay you will find so many of these dolls being sold. They are dolls that are mass produced and don't bring much of a resale value at all. Most of the dolls are selling for 2 or 3 dollars each.
These are mass-produced dolls worth less than $25 each