Value of a Collectible Memories Porcelain Doll?

I have a Collectible Memories genuine porcelain doll named Jade who has black hair and a green masquerade ball gown. I cannot find this particular doll anywhere on google or any site. I've put in all or some of the words in any order and still no luck. Does anyone know this doll? If it was popular it would show up with all the other common reproductions right?
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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

These are mass-produced dolls that decrease in value. They are worth $25 and less.

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September 27, 20190 found this helpful

i gather that but why doesnt she show up anywhere? the less popular mass produced show up all over the place while the only one that comes close to this doll is roxie who wears a red version. so it might have been mass produced at one point but seems to be an elusive figure from photos and the ten pages down from google is my point. just a little curious and didnt want my doll to be some foreign fake that wasnt even produced at all from the company.

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September 28, 20190 found this helpful

That is a good question about why she doesn't show up anywhere. The best answer I know is most people who resell dolls these days are "flippers" who buy them very cheap at thrift stores and hope to turn a profit or people who inherit them and want them out of the house because they either hate dolls or just have no room for them.

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These folks have no clue how to name or identify their dolls and all they want to do get it listed and sold.

This lack of care results in a bunch of garbage in Google searches...as they will be listed as "Porcelain Doll Green Dress" or "Brown Haired Doll with Mask". Some don't even know to list the brand or know that her outfit is a masquerade outfit. It is sad.

If I had time I would probably be able to find her, but it could take hundreds of key words in just the right Google logic to find her. There are just too many dolls out there for sale at the moment and too many ways they are described.

Your doll looks just like the one in the Red Dress (Roxie).

I can almost guarantee your gal is one of the series (authentic). The tip off to me is Jade (a color of green) in a green dress is a similar naming convention to Roxie in a Red Dress.

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I sold dolls for years and these were on the low end of the spectrum, sold at--if memory serves me right--exclusively at K-mart.

Sadly most of these dolls are sitting unsold on various online forums as low as 99 cents. This is because the supply is so high and the demand is so low.

There as been a lot of discussion on these dolls as the holidays are coming up. My feeling was they should always be given to children as gifts because that was what dolls were meant for--to be loved by a child.

I have had some folks tell me they gave their 1990s dolls to their children or grands or nieces and nephews to play with and the children have gotten hurt by them because these dolls were so poorly made in the first place and add age to them that in play they have been known to shatter into tiny pieces. UGH. That truly made me sad.

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My new advice is to hold on to them for 10-15 years when the doll market may recover and people will love these again as a "collectible".

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September 28, 20190 found this helpful

Pghgirl has posted the most informative answer anyone could hope for and I can only add that it is a rare thing to see a little girl walking around with a 'favorite' doll and that is sad.
In our present society dolls are probably not on 98% of anyone's wanted list so who is going to buy all the mass produced dolls of the 70's to now?
It is a sad picture because so many people were 'duped' into thinking these dolls were really going to increase in value and could be handed down as a special item to their children/grandchildren.

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I have heard of parents buying lots of this type doll and storing them away, thinking these would pay for their children's college expenses.

Sometimes we see 'fake' dolls but usually they are a high value doll or what would be the reason for making a fake?
Sometimes the best way to compare dolls is to look at their faces and their hands as often these will be close when they are the same brand.

The only way I can illustrate how manufacturers change dolls from one 'collection' to another is if anyone remembers the funny slider puzzles made on wooden blocks/squares that you could twist and change the mouth or eyes or ears and create a whole new image?
Or how auto manufacturers only make changes to fenders and grill/lights and make a new year model.

Doll manufacturers many times just change the mouth and hands and create a new doll - add different hair and clothes and they have the next collectible series.

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All of this is because it saves a heap of money to only 'build' on the last model created.

Take a look at the face of this doll and compare to yours.
There are some distinct similarities - eyebrows - eye lashes and maybe more.

www.ebay.com/.../143322625127?hash=item215eb1b467...

This one has the closest mouth but different eye lashes, etc

www.ebay.com/.../113897912471?_trkparms=aid%3D555018...

This doll has very similar face - eyes, mouth?,

www.ebay.com/.../293188061127?hash=item44435ec7c7...

The main reason it is so difficult to find dolls in this collections is because the 2 words 'Collectible Memories' is used in almost all doll listings so the only way I could narrow the search was to place it in italics: "collectible memories" and that does help.
Most sellers would list this doll as 'Victorian" and would probably never use the word 'masquerade".

The main reason that I'm curious about your doll is that I have not seen a single listing with the same type of tag as your doll has.
This is odd to me as it seems to mean this is a series that could be more rare than some others. I may not mean it is more valuable but it is something to remember if you decide to list your doll for sale.

Limited Edition with no numbers really means the company will make this particular doll until the market dries up (not selling) - no set number made.

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September 28, 20190 found this helpful

There are so many dolls made by these types of companies back in the 90's and they flooded the market. Many of the doll manufactures who mass produced dolls did not keep exact records of the dolls they created. Now-a-days some of them have websites that will post images of the dolls they make to make it easier to ID the dolls and find out more about them.

Unfortunately, these dolls are mass produced and flood the market certain times o the year. I do believe that one person here is correct that these dolls were sold at K-Mart back in the 90's. During the holidays you can find hundreds of dolls just like this on the shelves of all stores. When the season is over the dolls value goes way down and it is hard to sell them off again.

Currently the market is flooded and this makes it even harder to sell off these dolls and the price of the dolls is almost worthless.

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September 29, 20190 found this helpful

Beautiful doll,many have this one,The value is up to $25 on Ebay, maybe a little more with a collector/auction!

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