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November 11, 2013

I read most of the questioners about a way to sell "collector dolls". I am a collector also, and it hit me that maybe I should suggest the TV show,

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October 26, 2016

I have a Suzy Walker walking doll bought in 1947, with original shoes and socks, and original ribbons on her hair. What is the worth today?


February 27, 20170 found this helpful

i found an interesting McCall's article from 20 years ago that claims it is not worth as much as one thinks: "A 1951-55 Ideal Saucy Walker doll in very good or better condition has a value in the $100 to $150 range. Your Suzy Walker doll has a value between $25 and $30 in fine condition and without her period packaging.


Her collecting interest is primarily curiosity. However, she has enough value to avoid a trip to the Salvation Army or landfill."

http://articles  rd-plastic-dolls

However, if you go to ebay, you can see that it is priced from $30 to $40

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

Go to
To start your search.

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April 16, 20140 found this helpful

I have somewhere between 1000 to 2000 dolls that I would like to sell. I would like to sell them all at one time. What is the best way to do that?

By Robin


April 17, 20140 found this helpful

Hello neighbor I just want to give you a heads up, my father had a train collection and we went to collectors asking what they were worth if we wanted to sell them and they were offering us rock bottom prices even under bidding and taking advantage of an innocent persons ignorance on the subject.


A friend suggested we ask collectors their value so we could insure them and we actually got prices 3 and 4 times more than what we were told when inquiring on selling prices. Trust no one unless u get the real value thru the "insurance" metaphor and then you will know the asking price and the true value of your dolls.

Then we offered them bulk on craigslist and accepted a generous offer from someone who would continue to treasure them. Be wise friend, try my method so no one rips u off, any stranger would! God bless and good luck. Gia in massapequa park, ny

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April 18, 20140 found this helpful

Wow! That is a lot of dolls!
There are several factors to consider; such as the maker and condition and if any are still in boxes. You would have to do a lot of research and as stated before; get more than one opinion.


Dolls are very plentiful on the Internet so it is difficult to receive a "good" price, even for valuable dolls and "regular" dolls sell for only a few dollars.

You may be "lucky" and find someone who wants this many dolls. I personally would estimate that - if sold as a lot - you would only receive about .25 to 50 cents per doll. This may sound low but I have a lot of dolls and do not kid myself as to their "true" value.

Some dolls purchased 20-30 years ago - at prices well above 100.00 are now worth 15-20 dollars. Of course there are always exceptions.

Good luck and I hope you make a lot of money!

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March 24, 20170 found this helpful

Were you able to sell this large group of dolls? If so, how did you do it?

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October 23, 2018

I have some authentic porcelain dolls that I have been wanting to sell. Is there any place or person that buys them? I would greatly appreciate some help. Thank you.

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September 5, 20130 found this helpful

I have the complete set of the Effanbee Legend series dolls. I need to sell. How can I find someone interested in these dolls?

By Karen


September 7, 20130 found this helpful

Hi - not sure how many dolls you have as there is a very large number in the Legend series.


A large group may be difficult to sell unless you have a local auction that deals in that type of merchandise - and a group will sell for a lot less than selling individual dolls.

Check your dolls on eBay, Ruby Lane, Amazon. Google dolls by the series or individual names. You can get a good idea of what people are asking for each doll.

Selling dolls at a decent price through these outlets takes a lot of work and time (usually months) unless you list them at a very low price. Groups sell but at a much lower price per doll.

You might find a local shop that would be interested in buying as a group but expect to be quoted a low price (maybe even 10.00 per doll).

Shipping is another story altogether! Dolls are difficult to ship so try to stay with local pickup.

Selling on Craigslist can be done also but be very careful who you invite into your home to view your dolls.

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May 14, 2011

I have several dolls I need to sell. How do I go about it and who could I contact to sell them? I have Prince Charles and Princess Diana wedding dolls, Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, 3 Bob Mackie dolls, and 2 Princess Diana dolls, one in a white dress and one in blue velvet.


By revay


May 17, 20110 found this helpful

I think the best place to start would be Ebay. It's easy to set up an account and you can list them under antiques. You can even set a minimum bid.
Hope this helps.

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May 17, 20110 found this helpful

Ebay, Craigslist,Antique collectors/dealers in town or your local paper. Good Luck. : )

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May 18, 20110 found this helpful

I would find a local auction that auctions collectibles.

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March 31, 2019

Where can I buy used porcelain baby dolls to sell later? I am in Antioch, Illinois.

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March 23, 2019

Where can I sell a porcelain doll really quickly?

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December 17, 2018

Our family tended to buy dolls in the costumes of various countries. Most of the 30 or so I now have are at least 50 years old and do not have manufacturer information. What's the best way to find a good home for them. We don't necessarily want to sell them.


Same question for about 10 story book dolls in original boxes. They have never been undressed or played with other than careful holding.

Thank you.

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January 14, 2017

I would like to sell my Vanessa Ricardi dolls. All are NIB. Years 1998-2000. Where is the best place to sell and determine their value? eBay has listings, but not of my dolls.


January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Go to to determine what they are worth and then you can put them on eBay.

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February 19, 20170 found this helpful

eBay is still the best place to determine the value of most any doll even if they do not have your particular dolls. Current listings can tell you what a seller is ASKING but sold listings can tell you what someone was really willing to pay and completed listings can tell you what did not sell - at least over the last 30 days. You may have to keep checking but if prices are low (or high) for dolls in your series/years/condition then most likely that will be the close value of yours. Dolls of almost any kind are very slow sellers (an eBay seller may have a doll listed for weeks/months/years) and very difficult/fragile and expensive to ship.

We do not know what dolls you have and general information is too vague so you may have to continue the search with your dolls "in hand".

Here is a site that will give you a little information:

http://dollrefe  sell_values.html

eBay current listings for Vanessa Ricardi Dolls:

http://www.ebay  d=1&_ipg=200

This is for eBay completed listings:
http://www.ebay  d=p2045573.m1684

This site will show you what some of this series actually sold for:

http://www.ebay  d=p2045573.m1684

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January 14, 2019

My mother bought me this doll years back. It is a vintage 16" porcelain Vanessa Doll Collection Series 1995. It is dressed in a red and black coat and skirt. I was wondering how much it could go for now.

I was thinking I could probably sell it for $200.00, but I wanted to know if that is way over or under the price range I should aim for. I have scoured the internet and I have yet to find 2 exact replicas of this doll. The only other replica I found was taken off of the market and I am wondering if it is because it was worth nothing at all or if it is truly worth a lot.

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