Value of a Karnival Kids Collection Porcelain Doll

I have the Karnival kids collection porcelain doll Zandra no.453. I'm trying to find out how much this is worth for my mother. I couldn't find anything online, till I found this web site. I am hoping you can tell me.
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February 18, 20190 found this helpful

This is a mass-produced doll. The certificate adds nothing to the value. These dolls decrease in value. They are worth 10-25 dollars

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February 19, 20190 found this helpful

Judy may be correct about the value but I have been unable to find a Karnival Kids doll to make any comparison so it is difficult for me to say.

  • There are several key words associated with your doll (from the COA) and only the artist - Holly Hunt - seems to appear in my search.
  • ClassiCal Treasures seems to be a company name but does not appear to be the same as Classic Treasures that appears on eBay and other sites.
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  • Holly Hunt is the named artist but she is listed as artist for several lower end value doll companies as well as what appears to be her own dolls. You can find her name on many dolls listed and sold for under $15-$25.
  • Your doll is a vinyl doll and may not be the same as porcelain.
  • I would suggest you send your questions to a doll forum and see what information they can give you.
  • If you decide to take this extra step you will need several more pictures including pictures of any markings on the back neck area as this will help identify her. Be sure to check this area. You should take pictures of her legs/shoes and give her size (inches).
  • Perhaps you could also tell them how long your mother has had this doll and where (city/state/store) she happen to buy it.
  • Try to take a better picture of the COA so that all information is readable and please ask them for information about this doll and not just what her value might be as the following forum is more interested in the history of a doll than its current value.
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  • Perhaps someone else will be able to supply more information but this is all that I find.
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February 19, 20190 found this helpful

This company, ClassiCal Treasures threw lots of great words, like Karnival Kids, World Gallery, and the artist Holly Hunt into their dolls and their COAs hoping to give them panache and value and suck in the buyers.

I may not be remembering 100%, but these boxed dolls were sold new at places like 5 and 10 stores, K-Mart, Sears and were considered on the low end of the spectrum and were designed to give us poor folks a chance to have a "hot collectible".

The doll market from the 1980s on was cutthroat and doll markers wanted to appeal to everyone to buy them like they were stocks that were going to SOAR through the roof and you would retire on them 20-30-40 years later.

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This brand, along with probably 95% of the rest of them not only did not appreciate in value, but significantly DEPRECIATED in value and there are a glut of them out there. Millions, which is SO SAD. The expensive and inexpensive dolls have almost no dollar value in today's resale market.

So you may not find this exact lovely gal for auction at the moment, but there are literally thousands of auctions out there for the brand under all of its various names. Most of them are unsold and sadly as low as $1.00.

I so wish I had better news for you. This particular name, Karnival Kids does not seem to come up in the auctions as Cybergrannie mentioned--but I think it because people are trying to sell them under the cache of Holly Hunt (who I think is still around as an artist--I hope I am remembering that one right) or the Classical Treasures brand or the Cal-Hasco company monikers.

My suggestion would be to find a child who would love the doll and give the doll to the child. I am a firm believer dolls were meant to be loved and played with, not a commodity, so give a child some joy!! That is what should be about, at least to me!!

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I have to agree. The doll is worth so much more than the mere price ot is going for. I am sure it will find the right home if you plan on selling it. She is gorgeous.

Blessings,

Robyn

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