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Value of a Porcelain Doll

I have a doll that has J 91 marked on her neck. How much is she worth?

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August 7, 20180 found this helpful

well is it an antique doll (IE at least 100 years old) or one of the newer faux collectibles?

If the former, below is an article:
www.ebay.com/.../g.html

This article is helpful in helping you find, identify, and then place doll markers. It states where in the doll markers are found, what these say about the brand, and patent numbers. This article seems to be more relevant to truly antique dolls (IE before the 1910's) " One of the challenges of doll ID is that few generalities can be made about the appearance of marks, the way in which they are applied, or their location. Marks come in all shapes and types: Initials, numbers, names, phrases, figures, symbols, or combinations of them all. Many firms, i.e., Simon & Halbig, Armand Marseille (A.M.) and Hertel, Schwab concentrated on supplying heads for other companies; in these cases, you'll often find a combination of the porcelain factory's mark and that of the company for which the head was made, incised on the same doll."

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August 7, 20180 found this helpful

It is hard for me to tell without a picture. You might want to take it to a dealer.

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August 7, 20180 found this helpful

The J 91 is not relevant without more information and a picture. Someone can provide a little more incite to the value if you will post a picture (full length as well as close up of any marking on the back or neck) and a measurement also helps.

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Try to supply any information as to the age of the doll - how long have you had it? Did it belong to someone who can supply more information?

Sorry there are just too many dolls available to even give this the slightest value figure.

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August 9, 20180 found this helpful

In order to determine if the doll isn't mass produced or made by a famous doll maker, it would be necessary to see a photo of the marking on the neck. I could then determine if the doll was made by a famous doll maker or not.

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August 9, 20180 found this helpful

Is there a photo you can post? That may help some, as the markings you mention are pretty generic.

My suggestions to get her lineage are:

-- show her (or her picture) to everyone you know and put her on other doll websites as everyone has their own little niche and someone may recognize her immediately. This one is a little bit of a challenge because there have been millions of dolls made around the world...and finding the right person the first time out is a little like finding a needle in a haystack :(

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--do some homework by going to Google images and type in her description, like the decade (if you know it), her height, hair color, dress style etc. to piece together info.

--You can do this same type of search in eBay to learn more by reading posts.

Once you have her name or brand, you can try to list her online and see what she is selling for (use SOLD auctions only--NOT current as people can ask what they want, sold will only tell you what people are willing to pay). Sold will give your her market value--today. This is different than profit...as if you sell online your profit will come after the fees to list and Paypal.

You can try to list her without a name...just by describing her. Sadly though, most dolls aren't fetching much, no matter how cute they are....like this sweet girl didn't even sell for under $3.00 www.ebay.com/.../332731372054?hash=item4d7855d216...

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I tell people to hold on to their dolls as there are such a glut today that people are purging...some day, there may be a group of people who want to get their dolls back because they have happy memories...so they may be collectible in the future...who knows...stranger things have happened!

Hope this gives you some next steps! Good luck!

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