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Value of a Collectors Choice Porcelain Doll?

I got this doll when I was 7-8 years old. I is still in great condition. I never took her out of the leather case. I have looked and looked online and can't find this doll anywhere. How much is she worth?

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November 11, 20190 found this helpful
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There are two different types of dolls that determine the value of the doll. One doll is produced in a factory and the company makes 1000 to 5000 of each doll. These are called mass-produced dolls. The other one is made by a famous doll maker and they limit the number of dolls that they handcraft. Your doll was produced in a factory, therefore, it is not unique. People list dolls like this as low as $1 and as high as $25. Normally you should be able to sell the doll for around $5 to $10.

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November 12, 20192 found this helpful
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Your doll is lovely!

Why you "can't find her anywhere" is because there are too many ways that sellers online use to try to sell her. It could take weeks to stumble on the right combination of words to find an exact match to her. I am not exaggerating.

I have been buying and selling dolls (both when these were new and now as a reseller) since the 1970s/1980s and it is a huge challenge to value dolls because of this relatively new online phenomenon of doll glut.

What I mean by that is with people like Marie Kondo and other "declutter experts" it has dumped literally thousands if not millions of dolls to be for sale at any given moment across a multitude of websites.

In my quick search I found "like dolls" to yours, but not the exact one and that was no surprise.

The combinations I tried are:

Collector's Choice + Passport
Collector's Choice + Case
Collector's + Madeline + Doll

I found many similar gals, but not the exact one. I would have to try so many more combinations and it could take a while, like I said above, it coudl take weeks to find HER.

If you have a lot of patience you can search more general terms like:

Porcelain doll up do

Porcelain doll brown curly hair

Collectors Choice Burgundy Dress

Collectors Doll Black Shawl

Doll Embossed Dress

Porcelain Doll

Seriously--there are people out there reselling dolls that just have them listed just as "Porcelain Doll" and expect people to find and buy them. For those of us who look for specific things or those of us who sell and want to know what our gals are worth, it is a nightmare!

Here's what I have finally resolved to doing when my initial searches turn up empty...I find the closest match and set my value a little higher, then I take best offer.

So you could start yours at $25 or $50 and then take best offer, which sadly may be as low as $5 to $10. The market truly dictates value because value is only what someone will pay, and right now there are dolls like yours selling for as low as 99 cents. SO SAD!

The clearer your listing the better the chance you have to sell her if you decide to go that route. I can offer a lot of guidance on trying to sell dolls on eBay if you go that route.

I know it is not fair and it is very hard for those of us who collected and love these dolls and for those who had hoped that if we held on to them long enough to sell them that we would make a tidy sum.

I so wish I could give you better news.

You may want to hold on to her until the market corrects itself, which it always does. If you can keep her in clean, dry storage for another 10 + years, you may be able to sell her then for a nice profit. Now is just not the time.

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November 13, 20190 found this helpful

She is a beautiful doll. Ive had her for almost 30 years. I have another doll that Ive had for 30 years and is from the early 1900s. These are mine and Im looking forward to passing them down. I really do appreciate the time that you took. Ive spent weeks looking as well. One day, maybe Ill see her online for sale. Id like to buy the rest of the collection.

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November 13, 20190 found this helpful

Several in the collection are for sale on eBay at the moment. If you use the general search Collector's Choice + Passport, yesterday there were one or two for sale.

If they have best offer, I always suggest offering low and having the buyer counter.

There are so many dolls out there that sellers are happy just to get offers!

Blessings to you!

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March 11, 20210 found this helpful

Thank you for your honesty! I found this because I am trying to sell this doll myself (amongst others) and couldn't find!
Where do you suggest i sell her?

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November 11, 20190 found this helpful

These dolls are mass produced and lose value, even if never taken out of the box. They are worth $25 at best.

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November 11, 20190 found this helpful

Do you know where at online I can see this doll? It is a limited edition.

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November 12, 20190 found this helpful

I understand the mass production of dolls similar to this. However, I have not seen this doll anywhere online. Can anyone point me to where this doll is seen?

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