Modern Porcelain Collector Doll, 18" tall, porcelain
synthetic glued on wig, painted facial features, stationary glass or
plastic eyes, long spiky synthetic eyelashes,
cloth stuffed body, partial porcelain
arms and or legs, this doll is unmarked, clothing closes
with Velcro. Dolls came dressed as; International character dolls, Storybook
characters, Ballerina, Jester, Clown, Victorian, Schoolgirl, etc.
All dolls originally came with a COA =
Authenticity with the Dolls
Name; usually stating their fine bisque quality,
the LE; Limited Edition amount of dolls
originally produced, a Design Number
for the doll. Some dolls may have a marking on the back of the
neck, a design number or a cloth tag sewn to the dolls body or a tag
inside the clothing if original or doll and clothing maybe entirely
unmarked. The clothing alone, maybe worth more than the actual doll
Modern porcelain collector dolls sold from about the 1980s
to present, were meant to appeal to adult doll collectors, not
children. The theory
was; buy it, keep it in the box or debox, but keep it unplayed with, after
some time passes, you'll be able to sell it for more money than
your original purchase and make a profit.
Dolls were easily found in department stores, grocery store toy
aisles, card shops, toy stores and on TV from QVC etc. The quantities sold of each
collector doll could be large, it's the sheer quantity of all available
dolls today, that is
determining the current value, as they flood the
market place, online and elsewhere.
dolls have now found their way to; family members, goodwill, garage sales,
antique shops, estate sales, etc. and all want to put them up for sale as a
collectible, make a few bucks and empty a closet.
So how much can I get for that porcelain
collectable doll today? is a question asked over and over
again by porcelain doll owners.
You can do your own research, go to to
compare how many dolls were listed but didn't sell,
Look at the sold value if it has one - chances are most have not had a single bid.
Sad to say, but these dolls are now available in such large quantities they have
little to no value today.
So save your time, put the dolls
in a garage sale, give to someone who might appreciate the doll or a thrift store and take a
small tax write off, remove the clothing and sell separately at auction
etc., be happy to get something, everything old is not necessarily a
sizable treasure, sigh.
Sincerely, the Doll Reference website
Note: We find the modern porcelain
collector dolls to be charming,
lovely to enjoy, well made, many in pristine unplayed with condition,
but they just don't have the
intendedcollectable value above
their original retail price,