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Value of Paradise Dolls?

I have 4 princess original Paradise dolls given to me by my grandmother. How much would they be worth?

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

Although very pretty, these dolls have very little value and are most probably worth far less than the purchase price. I see them asking $10-15 on eBay, and they dont sell very often.

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

Paradise Galleries and other companies mass produced this type doll and now the market is flooded with thousands of similar dolls and, sadly, sales are very slow and when one is sold, the selling price is generally less than $25.
There are some special dolls that will occasionally sell for more money but I can find no evidence that any of your dolls are 'special' which just means the value will most likely be under $25 for any one of your dolls. Also, the dolls that are selling, even at $25 or less are more often new, still in the box with COA.

I will comment on your first picture. Her name is: Princess and the Pea and there are several of this same doll listed for different prices on eBay (and other sites as well). These show asking price which only shows a price the seller would like to receive for their items.
www.ebay.com/.../284033078426?hash=item4221b0d49a...
www.ebay.com/.../333712813591?hash=item4db2d56e17...

I found one of these doll that recently sold on eBay for $13.50 plus shipping. This sold price would represent the current value of this doll as it shows what someone was willing to for this item.
Your doll may be in the same condition or better condition but the price will not vary very much. The only problem with showing items that have sold is that we have no way to know how long this doll has been listed for sale - maybe not very long or could have been listed for months/years before it sold.
www.ebay.com/.../123955650468?hash=item1cdc551fa4...
This dolls sold for $25.99 plus shipping:
www.ebay.com/.../114322804695?hash=item1a9e2b8fd7...

There are presently over 2,500 Paradise Galleries dolls listed for sale on eBay. Of course, these are all sizes/types and prices but it is estimated that less than 10% will ever sell and a very high percentage of those will sell for less than $25.
As a general rule the only dolls that sell for more will be the larger dolls - 30" - 48" or very special dolls.
The only way that most people can actually find the same dolls (to try and determine value) is by doing a visual search and that can be a long and tedious job as there are so many styles to search. You can narrow the search by using sizes and words that describe your dolls but then other sellers of the same doll may not list theirs with the same words so it winds up being a 'visual' search. Most of the dolls do not have available names as the names were usually listed on the original tags and most of these will not be available anymore. If you look at the dolls listed for sale the majority will not have names.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524...

You can also check out eBay's sold listings to see if you see any of your other dolls and also see what people are actually paying for these dolls.
www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=princess+Paradise...

Hopefully other members will offer suggestions on the value of your dolls.
Here is a link that has answers to similar questions.
www.thriftyfun.com/Value-of-Porcelain-Dolls-from-Paradise...

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

Your second doll is by artist, Patricia Rose (same as Princess and the Pea) and she is her rendition of 'Snow White'.
I found one doll listed on Poshmark (high end auction site) with an asking price of $551 (reduced from $3,500) but no sold doll like this.
This would seem to indicate that this doll was worth more money but considering where the doll is listed and also the doll has not sold, I feel sure the doll is overpriced and still leaves the question as to value.
I feel you would have to make your own decision about the value/worth of this doll.
poshmark.com/.../Paradise-Galleries-Snow-White-A-premier...

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

Sorry - I should have said your third doll.

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

It looks like there is another Patricia Rose Snow White listed for sale:
The seller is asking $50 plus shipping and she looks very much like your doll: Still not sold...
www.ebay.com/.../124191762589

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

How tall are these?20 inches?

Are they signed by Linda Mason?

Do you have the boxes and all the paperwork?

I see people asking a lot for the 2004 Mason series, set of 4 pristine in the boxes, but I have never seen them sell at those high prices (in the high $500 range for the set so approx. $125 each).

The REALITY is I have seen the 20 inch Mason dolls actually SELL, separately between $4 and $30 each. The low prices are just the doll, the price increases significantly when there is a box and COA and even more to the $30 range when they are never unboxed.

Why some people list the 20 inch Mason dolls so valuable and they sit unsold, is I think they think these are the same or similar enough to another set by the same company, that are 32 or 36 inches (can't remember which) but another princess series, from a different artist--Rupert or Ruppert is the last name. Those princesses ARE REALLY getting decent money--with pristine, never unboxed selling for upwards of $299 each.

I am going by memory and if I can find my notes, I will confirm, but this feels like what is happening.

So depending on the size and signature, you have totally different values. If they are unmarked, there may be a third series I am totally not remembering, in which case, I will have to go back to the drawing board to figure a value.

Thanks for sharing!

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December 17, 20200 found this helpful

I did not research any of the other dolls but Patricia Rose is the artist for Princess and the Pea.

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