Value of Vintage Cabbage Patch Kids?

I have 8 Cabbage Patch Kids; how much are they worth? They're all from the 1980s.

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful
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On Ebay they are going for as low as $8 a piece up to $65. This depends on condition and also Packaging. Maybe you can stage them nice,so they can stand out among the 100's online,Good Luck

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November 20, 20190 found this helpful
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If the dolls are still in the original boxes or have been signed by the doll maker they sell for a much higher price. Other than this the dolls are normally selling right now for $5 to $15 each. When my daughter out grew her dolls she sold them at a yard sale and I believe she received around $20 for each one of hers but that was years ago.

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November 20, 20190 found this helpful
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I recently sold off a lot of my own CPK. The best way to determine value is to research each doll on eBay using the sold section.

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You will need to match your CPK to the sold item and that tells you today's current market value.

Be sure to compare apples to apples--so if you have one that is pristine in the box, do not compare the value to one in played with condition.

It can be a challenge to search eBay sometimes, but don't give up. Sometimes you have to search by color of hair and color of outfit.

There are some that are still quite valuable and some that are selling for as low as 99 cents.

If your photos were clearer and could get an accurate view of who you have and their condition, I could value one out for you to give you an example.

I can tell you a few things...first, be very wary of advertising "signed" dolls. Unless you have one of the original "Little People" dolls--which were the prototypes so to speak for the CPK, it is my understanding that all of the CPK "mass produced" dolls have the Xavier Roberts signature on the tush. But the signature is a stamp, not done with a marker like he did the Little People dolls.

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There are may misinformed sellers out there trying to garner big bucks for a "signed" CPK when in reality, they have a stamped signature. It is confusing...but there are very, very few of the actual signed dolls in the "wild" any more. Those people are holding on to and often have the cooberating information to verify they have something authentic....there was a tad for fraud around these in the early days also...so just be careful.

Second, most buyers who collect want the box and the paperwork and any accessories that came with the dolls. They also want original outfits.

If you dolls have been played with, they must be advertised as such VERY CLEARLY or you will have a very upset buyer. These buyers are serious about their CPK and will pay for quality and mis-advertising will not be tolerated.

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If you find your dolls have sold prices of under $10 online, you may be best to sell them in a local venue--like at a flea market or consigment store since postage to ship these is just outrageous and few buyers will pay for the more common dolls if they have to pay shipping.

The things that fetch the most money are the outfits when in pristine condition--even without the doll--just the clothes, and lots of the shoes if they are matching and pristine also still have value--because many people are tying to get their dolls back into shape and they want original outfits and shoes.

It used to be the certificates fetched money (the birth certificates). I haven't checked on that lately. I sold a bunch of those a while back when I came across some in my travels and then they were fetching $10 each...not sure if that still holds true as the market has changed considerably in the past few years.

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Also last hint/tip, if the dolls have any smell--like smoke or cat or musty--this must be disclosure and will probably drop the value to nothing. I have seen this happen with the valuable dolls...they they were stored in a smelly place and now that smell will not come off them and no one wants them. That is sad.

Post back with updates. If you need guidance on how to research, I can help--just ask! Blessings! Thanks for sharing your question!

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January 1, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for taking the time and effort in answering my question, you have been most informative and thorough with your answers! I greatly appreciate you!!!!

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March 23, 20200 found this helpful

how do I upload my pictures of the cpk

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March 23, 20200 found this helpful

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November 19, 20190 found this helpful

Unless they are original dolls signed by Xavier Roberts they are worth very little.

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