Value of a Seymour Mann Porcelain Doll?

I wanted to know the value of a Seymour Mann Connoisseur Collection doll. The style number is CED 200A/D. I looked everywhere and can't find the exact one. It was bought in 1984.


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August 15, 20180 found this helpful

These dolls are mass-produced and don't bring a high resale value. Unfortunately, people pay a high price for these dolls when they are first purchased. But over time they lose their value. Nobody is really interested in purchasing a doll that is mass produced. You normally will only be able to sell the doll for $5 to $15 at tops.

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These are mass-produced dolls worth $25 or less

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August 16, 20180 found this helpful

It is a shame that such beautiful dolls are worth so such a small amount but the companies just made/make so many of the same and same type dolls that the market is always flooded so most dolls are not only worth less than $25 but are also very slow sellers even at that low price.


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It sometimes is challenging to find an exact match, but sometimes it is a matter of asking the search the right way in eBay or Etsy or even in Google.


I know when lot of folks list dolls on eBay they just list the general Seymour Mann and the baby dolls name or just the color of the hair or the color of the dress. They often don't use the numbers or series info.

It may take a lot of nose-work, but if you check back to eBay frequently, you can usually find an exact match.

When you find the exact match, you can see what they are selling for (SOLD section of eBay) which will give you today's current market value. Never use asking price as that is what they seller wants for the item. Sold price tells you what someone actually PAID, which is value.

Remember value is not the same as profit. If it is valued at $10, then your profit may be half that after fees and such. It may pay to list them on a free site like Facebook or Craig's List once you find the exact selling least then there are no fees.


Sadly, as the others have mentioned, these lovelies did not hold their value over the years.

Seymour Mann was a real guy, who passed in 2004

He and the other more modern doll makers created quite the stir in the 70s-90s with series of dolls designed by their very creation to be "collectibles"...and we bought in hook line and sinker....I was one of the folks selling these back in the day...and they flew off the shelves with folks hoping to (today) have a nice little nest egg. Fast forward today and sadly, we just have a lot of pretty dolls with no value because a true collectible is something rare where there are 1 or 2 left in the world...not 1 or 2 thousand of a series. Who knew!

Since so many people are literally dumping dolls these days to get back shelf and closet space, it may pay to hold on to them because eventually it may come around that people miss having these pretty dolls and want to recreate a nice memory. You never know. Stranger things have happened!

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