Value of a J. Misa Porcelain Doll?


I don't know what her name is or how old she is or even what she's worth. There are no numbers or dates on the box. She's never been opened. Someone please help me.


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December 13, 20190 found this helpful
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Is she the 16 inch gal?

I don't think she has a name, as if I remember right, this brand was one that often did not name the dolls.

I am not surprised if there is no year on the box. Some doll makers wanted their dolls to appear to be timeless.

This brand is one of the lower end of dolls made between the 1970s and 2000s. She was most likely made in the 1980s based on the box style...but it could have been any year in the range above.

There are a bunch of Misa dolls listed for sale on any given day. While I could not find your exact gal, they average in sold prices 9.99 + shipping.

If she is taller, they average 12.99.

If she was mine, I would start her at 19.99, buyer pay shipping, and then take best offer. I would accept anything from 5.00 to the full price.

Dolls are a very hard sell at the moment since there is a glut like no other time in history.

Be sure to package her very, very, very carefully if you are going to sell online as she is very fragile.

If you sell on eBay use the Advanced Seller tool so you can put the exact package weight and size in the auction. Never let eBay calculate shipping for you.

Post back how your sale goes!

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December 13, 20190 found this helpful
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So many dolls are available now that it's difficult to even advise anyone to try and sell their dolls.
Years ago Christmas time was when everyone listed their dolls for sale but now it's almost a waste of anyone's time to think about selling during this period or even next year.
Preparation for sales on eBay or any other site take time and even if a doll sells the profit is so minimal that it's just not worth the effort.
How much time are you willing to put in to maybe profit $10-$20 and no telling how long you may have to wait until someone buys?

You can always check out eBay sold listings to see what people are paying but most of the time it is very disappointing.

If you still wish to sell your doll you could list her on your local sites like Craigslist, Facebook Groups/Marketplace and list her with pick up only so there would be no shipping involved.
This way you could start your price higher and lower it is no one shows any interest.
You will need several good pictures and the doll would have to be of of the box (being in the box means very little) and post with a good description and size.

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December 12, 20190 found this helpful

If you take a look on eBay the dolls are selling from $15 all the way up to $100. Just keep in mind that these are the asking price for the dolls and not what the person actually received when the doll was sold. You can take this as a baseline to determine what your doll is worth. On an average the dolls asking prices are between $25 to $39. This would mean that your doll would be worth this amount of money and not the higher end that people ask for the dolls.

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December 12, 20190 found this helpful

They are in the $25 range on eBay

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