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Value of a William Tung Porcelain Doll

I have a William Tung porcelain doll and do not know it's value. It is in perfect condition. It has a stand and is stamped on the back of the neck.
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September 13, 20190 found this helpful

Most of these dolls are asking $50 or less on eBay www.ebay.com/.../bn_99100883

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September 14, 20190 found this helpful

She is interesting. I have never seen her before, so I can't give you today's market value on her.

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My suggestion is to check eBay periodically to see if she comes up for sale and if she sells, that will give you today's current market value.

I can tell you generally, most Tung dolls (lately) are sitting on many sites, unsold as low as 1.99 and up into the high $40s.

If you wanted to sell her without a comparable value, you could always start her in the middle at like 19.99 in a 7 day auction and let the market dictate the value.

Best to wait until closer to the holidays when the demand will have a slight increase. Right now the doll market is in the can and values are at an all time low.

Thanks for sharing your lovely! Post back how your sale goes!

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September 14, 20190 found this helpful

This doll sure has a lot of facial details and her clothes are very beautiful. Unfortunately, most of them are sell for $30 to $50 online.

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September 15, 20190 found this helpful

She is unusual as it is not often we see dolls dressed in a black gala outfit.

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You can do research but you may never find where an identical doll is listed for sale or one that has sold so that kinda leaves finding the 'current' value up in the air.

The problem with researching dolls is there are so many variables:
Size (inches tall), brand, artist, doll name, hair color, color of outfit, ethnicity, COA, Box, new, preowned/used.
Sellers do not always list all of these descriptions and most may list only one or two so it is difficult to find a specific doll. A doll name is usually a big help but then many sellers do not know the name of the doll or the doll was never given a 'name'.

You do not state that you have the COA or a tag showing the name of your doll and you do not give the size so this cuts down on being able to find an identical doll.

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You can check eBay posted listings for William Tung dolls and place a watch on any doll that looks similar in any way to your doll to see if it sells. Asking prices do not reflect the value of an item it only shows what a seller would like to receive for their item.
When you open eBay listings you can check the side bar to see how many variations there can be for dolls so you can understand what is meant by 'variations'. You can place a check in any description that matches your doll and that may narrow the search field but then you may miss some that size or whatever is not posted by the seller.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=William+Tung...

You can always check sold listings on eBay as this is considered current value because it shows what someone actually paid for these dolls.

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You may never find your doll on either link but similar dolls may be a good shot to value.

www.ebay.com/.../i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=William+Tung...

You can check other sites but eBay is the site that appraisers use to find current value.

If you Google 'William Tung dolls' (this is all of the real information you have supplied) you will find where beautiful dolls have sold on various sites over the past several years (not very many sold) and find that some sold for as little as $1 -$25 plus shipping.

offerup.com/.../

I like your doll and feel that she may be a little special so I would suggest that you list her for a higher price and wait for a couple of months to see if she sells.
If listing on eBay, start her at $150 plus shipping and best offer to see what happens. Dolls are rarely fast sellers and new sellers do not get a lot of 'hits' so 2-3 months may be a good start.

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Will she sell? She may have just as good a chance at a high price as a lower price because it will take a special person - looking for an unusual doll - to want to buy her.
You can always lower the price at different intervals if no one shows an interest.

You might want to list her on local sites like Craigslist, OfferUp, LetGo so you can list her as 'pick up only' with no high cost of shipping.

If you do have to ship her be very sure she is packed and repacked as many dolls are damaged in shipping and insurance is almost a joke.

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