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Value of a Franklin Heirloom Doll?

Value of a Franklin Heirloom Doll - dark haired doll wearing a long black dress with pink, teal, and gold ruffles and sequinsI have this doll from Maryse Nicole. It's missing the hair piece, the facemask, the stand, and the original box. But, it is beautiful; is it worth anything?

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Most of these dolls are listed for $15 to $50 on a lot of websites. The value of dolls has declined so much in the past few years and it is hard to sell them online. Most people now try to sell them locally to avoid the cost of shipping and a lot of time they receive a higher value for the doll.

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She is beautiful.
Maryse Nicole is the artist/designer of quite a few Franklin Mint dolls and she also designed dolls for several other doll companies.

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There are quite a few listings for her dolls but I did not see one like yours.
This does not mean it is rare because almost all doll companies made several thousand of each doll they produced which of course, just means that very few will be valuable.
Dolls are presently at an all time low in value and demand and I, personally, do not believe this trend will change for the next 10-20 years. The market is just not there for dolls anymore.

You can blame it on whatever you like: the companies overproducing/calling their dolls 'collectible' and fooling the public into thinking all dolls would increase in value, seniors/adults dumping these dolls because they no longer want them and nobody in their family wants them, true doll collectors do not want these overproduced dolls, girls very rarely place a doll on any wanted list (electronics are the in thing, and of course the Internet.

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Since your doll is missing some of her outfit it may lower the value, especially the face mask as this is an essential part of her costume.

You can check out similar dolls listed for sale so you will have a good idea as to what type of pictures you need as well as a good description.
Asking prices are not current value prices - only prices sellers would like to receive for their items. Only sold prices can give the price someone is willing to pay for the item.

Here are listings on eBay (for this brand & artist/designer). You can place a watch on any doll to see if she sells. Sellers list dolls for long periods of time - hoping they will eventually sell.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313...

www.ebay.com/.../bn_7024788866

Here are the dolls that have sold on eBay over the past few months. As you can see, this artist is still popular but only a few are over $30.

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www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Franklin+Heirloom...

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_nkw=maryse+nicole&rt=nc&_dcat...

If you decide to sell you might want to list her on some local venues like Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo, Facebook Marketplace or any of the other popular sites.
This way you can list her several times and start your price higher - lower it if you have no interest.
List her as pick up only with no shipping or list with shipping but be sure you check shipping cost closely before listing.

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