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Value of a Vintage Baby Doll?

Value of a Vintage Baby Doll? - vintage baby doll from the 40sThis was my mother's doll when she was 5, in 1941. I'm trying to find out if it's actually worth anything? It's in pretty bad shape and I cannot distinguish any markings to identify it. The head, legs, and arms are a ceramic type material the body is soft. The eyes are sleepy eyes with actual lashes. Any help would be useful.

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August 28, 20200 found this helpful
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Wow, that's vintage! After searching and finding similar 1940's dolls, I am surprise to learn that the age does not give good value to such vintage construction. These dolls are priced like so many online for $10 to $40. It may be that it will only truly be valuable when it is 100 years of age. Here is some info on 1940's dolls - www.etsy.com/search?q=1940%27s%20dolls&ref=auto1 - also a link to value/pricing - www.thesprucecrafts.com/antique-doll-price-guide-4080262

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Can you tell me how long she is? Also can you show the body?

She resembbles a very valuable 1940s Arranbee Dream Baby, but I believe the dream baby is only 12 inches and this one apepars to be bigger.

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I think the head is composition, not ceramic. Composition is like glue and sawdust mixed and it gets that weird discoloration that I see on yours.

The doll can be restored by a professional and many people do this kind of work and will pay a lot for the doll to fix or use for parts.

Maybe with more info I can confirm who she is and if these are her original clothes, which I doubt because they look to new...but you never know.

I would like to know more about the clothes also--if they are handmade (hand stitched) or machine and how the seams are finished.

Hopefully with more info, I can get you better values and details! Thanks for sharing!

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May 15, 20210 found this helpful

She looks composition to me; perhaps a Reliable doll. Check on the body, just below the neck. That will tell you if she is.

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To tell you the truth about this doll it would be best to try and talk with an auction house and speak with an expert there. They know a lot about these types of dolls and if they hold any type of value or not. It is really hard to tell you how much this doll is worth because a lot of people just sell them off for a small amount to get rid of them then, on the other hand, there are collectors that will pay a large amount for this doll.

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I think in your case talking with an auction house and speaking with an expert is your best option to finding out how much this doll is really worth.

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August 28, 20200 found this helpful

Looks like she has been well loved.
Older dolls are very often identified by the curls on the head so be sure to take pictures without the hat.
For correctly identify your doll you will need pictures of her 'naked' body - full front and full back with closeups of her face and hands and legs/feet.
You can take separate pictures of her clothes laid out flat and if you think they are older/original then take pictures on clothes inside out so seams can be seen.

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Also, be sure to state size/inches of doll.

If you post her pictures on some of these sites I feel sure someone will be able to provide accurate information and if you post extra pictures on this site then most likely, Pghgirl will be able to help you.

These are very good sites for doll identification. You may have to join the group.

www.tapatalk.com/.../

www.facebook.com/.../

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August 31, 20200 found this helpful

Hi,

This doll stands out. I was able to find a similar one, with a bisque and porcelain head, that was listed for $35.00 plus shipping Your doll looks even better, the lip color on this doll, and the eyes that open and close are very nice.

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Here is a similar doll:

www.ebay.com/.../114291899682?hash=item1a9c53fd22...

Have a blessed day!

---Robyn

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