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Published: Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:17:43 +0000

 



How You Can Determine What Your Porcelain Doll...

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How much is your porcelain doll worth? Learn how to identify the maker and assess your doll's condition so you can accurately determine its value.






Ways to Identify Your Collector Dolls

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Here are the steps to help you identify the name and/or manufacturer of a doll.



The Top 4 Places to Get a Doll That Looks Like...

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Look Alike Dolls: Where To Get Dolls That Look Like Your Child



A Price Guide for Your Antique Dolls

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If you're curious about the value of your antique dolls, this price guide may help you to identify how much your dolls are actually worth.



An Introduction to Armand Marseille Dolls

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All about German Armand Marseille dolls including dates of production, sizes, pricing information and general information.



Top Five German Antique Doll Brands

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Top Five German Antique Doll Brands for Porcelain Dolls



An Introduction to Lee Middleton Dolls

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All about Lee Middleton dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, prices, the secondary market and general information.



A Guide to Doll Materials

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If you know the material that a doll head is made with, you have the key to identifying and understanding a doll. This guide will help you identify, collect, and appreciate dolls according to the materials that they were made with.



Tips for Restoring of Barbie and Other Plastic...

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How to repair and restore vintage Barbie and other plastic dolls.



Hard Plastic Dolls

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All about hard plastic dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, prices, the secondary market and general information about dolls made from hard plastic.



Effanbee Dolls - All About Effanbee Dolls

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Founded in 1912, this company has produced dolls ranging from Patsy to Brenda Starr, made out of composition, rubber, hard plastic, vinyl and love.



How to Tell If You Have a Vintage 1966 Barbie...

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Distinguish a contemporary Barbie doll from the vintage models with these tips, including how to discern what the 1966 mark on a Barbie means!



Introduction to Vinyl Dolls

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All about vinyl dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, prices, the secondary market and general information about dolls made from vinyl plastic.



Why Composition Dolls Are Collected

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All about composition dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, prices, the collector market and general information.



How to Restring a Doll With a Basic 5-Part Body

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Have a baby doll that needs repairing? Learn to restring a bisque, composition, vinyl or hard plastic doll back together again.



Do You Know the Difference Between Bisque and...

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All about bisque dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, prices, secondary market and general information about dolls made from bisque.



Do You Know When the First Cabbage Patch Doll...

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Cabbage Patch Kids were a hit in the 1980s, but how do the vintage dolls stand in the doll collector's market? Explore the story of this popular doll.



Do You Know When the First Barbie Doll Was Made?

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The Barbie doll, originally created by a mother as a way to inspire young girls in creative play, has become an icon of American popular culture.



All About Patsy and Patsy Family Dolls by...

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All about Patsy dolls and Patsy family dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, prices and secondary market for these popular dolls.



Troll Doll History and Collecting Information

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All about Trolls, including dates of production, companies that produced Trolls, characteristics and the secondary market for these popular dolls.



Different Factors Affect Doll Prices

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In today's volatile doll market, what IS the value of a particular doll?



Doll Review: Breath of Life Babies by Lee...

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Review of the Breath of Life Baby dolls by Lee Middleton Dolls.



All About Shirley Temple Dolls

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All about Shirley Temple dolls, including history, characteristics, materials and pricing for dolls today.



An Introduction to Jumeau Dolls

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Before You Buy Baby Dolls

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Questions you should ask before buying a Baby Doll. Facts to consider before choosing a Baby Doll for a child or collector.



Celluloid Dolls

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Tips For Sucessful Doll Restoration

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Tips and tricks to help you successfully restore your vintage and antique dolls.



Why Do People Collect Dolls?

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Kestner Dolls - All About Kestner Dolls

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All about German Kestner dolls including dates of production, sizes, pricing information and general information.



Preserving Poppets for Posterity!

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Top 10 tips to protect and preserve your dolls; Some ideas for collectors on safeguarding their collections.



All About Troll Dolls

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All about troll dolls--Dam Things trolls, Russ trolls, and animal trolls. Also how to collect trolls.






What You Need To Know About Götz Dolls...

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Learn about Götz dolls from Germany and their history in dollmaking since 1950.






Why Dawn Dolls Were So Popular During the 1970s

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Dawn dolls were just over 6 inches tall, with different hair and skin colors and most popular during the 1970s. Today, they're collectors' items.



Still Playing Barbie After all These Years?

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A look at why girls outgrow Barbie dolls at such a young age.



Bratz Dolls - History, Characteristics and More

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All about Bratz dolls from MGA Entertainment, including history, characteristics, controversies and their place in the hearts of little girls today.



Why I Finally Decided To Let My Daughter Have a...

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Mother relents and lets her child have a Bratz doll after three years.



Kewpies; Chubby cherubs with little blue wings

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A Kewpie Dolls introduction, including dates of production, biographical data on Rose O'Neill, pricing information and general information.



Introduction to SFBJ Dolls

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An introduction to French SFBJ dolls including dates of production, sizes, pricing information and general information.



Profile of Betsy McCall Collectible Dolls

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About Betsy McCall dolls, including dates of production, companies, characteristics, secondary market and general information about this popular doll.



All About Bye-Lo Baby Dolls

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All about Bye-Lo Baby Dolls, including dates, history, characteristics and market pricing for dolls today.



The Top Tips for Doll Restoration

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If you're interested in doll restoration, these tips provide practical steps for getting vintage dolls in shape. Your dolls will look like new again.



Whatever Happened To Cabbage Patch Dolls?

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The HOT dolls of the 80s haven't ever truly faded away



Introduction To Gene Marshall Dolls

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A profile on Gene Marshall dolls by Ashton Drake, with dates of production, characteristics and general information about the 15.5 inch fashion doll.



A Happy Family of Dolls That Inspired Crafts

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All about Mattel's Sunshine Family dolls from the 1970s, including dates of production, characteristics and general information on this popular doll.



Top Tips for Displaying Your Doll Collection

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Tips and display options for how to effectively display your doll collection.



All About Dolls by Norah Wellings 1930s to 1960s

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All about Norah Wellings Dolls, including dates, history, characteristics and market pricing for her dolls today.



Vinyl Kewpie, C. 1970s. Made in Hong Kong

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Vinyl Kewpie, C. 1970s. Made in Hong Kong. Page 11.



Barbie: Spotting the Pony Girl

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There are 6 versions of the vintage ponytail Barbie, and their value varies. Here's how to tell which ponytail Barbie Doll you have.



Top 10 Things To Check Out When You Buy a...

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Learn the top ten things to consider when you buy a vintage Barbie doll.



Introduction to Boudoir Dolls

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A profile on vintage Boudoir Dolls including dates of production, sizes and general information.



Strawberry Shortcake, First Edition in the...

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First Edition Kenner Strawberry Shortcake in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 6.



The Madame's Tiny Dolls are Popular

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Madame Alexander dolls are once again available in McDonald's Happy Meals this month, and are part of a series of Happy Meal Alexander dolls.



Doll Museums in the United States

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The United States is home to quite a few doll museums and collections that you can visit. Here is a listing of major doll museums in the U.S.



Big Changes for Collectible Barbie Dolls

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A full explanation of the Barbie Collector tiers: Pink, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and the new Barbie doll



Big Changes At Barbie Collectibles

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Piano Baby by Gerbruder Heubach

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A Piano Baby by Gerbruder Heubach from the late 1800s. Page 3.



Top 10 Tips for Great Doll Photography

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10 tips to make your doll photographs shine, especially with digital photos. Learn more here about how to get the most out of your doll photos.



A Beginners' Quick and Easy Guide to Collecting...

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Wax Dolls have their beginnings from at least the end of the 1700s. Most are antique, although a few modern artists still work with wax.



An Introduction to Half Dolls

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All about antique half dolls, including dates of production and production companies, characteristics, the secondary market and general information.



Bisque Kewpie, 6 Inches Tall

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Bisque antique Kewpie doll, 6 inches tall. Page 5.



Kewpie Huggers by Rose O'Neill

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Kewpie Huggers by Rose O'Neill, c. 1912. Page 2.



\$s and Dolls

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While I'm not an appraiser or dealer, I'm still asked to share my experience re buying and selling dolls.



All-Bisque Kewpie Doll

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All-Bisque Kewpie Doll in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 17.



Kammer and Reinhardt Kaiser Baby

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Kammer and Reinhardt Kaiser Baby. Page 2.



French All-bisque Mignonette with Bare Feet

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French All-bisque Mignonette with Bare Feet - All About French All- Bisque Mignonette. Page 4.



Just Like Mommy Vinyl Kewpie Doll by Charisma...

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Just Like Mommy Vinyl Kewpie Doll by Charisma Dolls, c. 2006. Page 12.



Jane West by Marx from the Johnny West Line

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Jane West by Marx in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 9.



Deluxe Reading Dolls

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All about Deluxe Reading dolls, including dates of production, characteristics, the secondary market and general information about these poppular 20th Century dolls



German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty

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German All-Bisque Bathing Beauty in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 18.



Dawn Dolls

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Dawn dolls from the early 1970s. Page 7.



The Lawyers Kewpies, Reading Book, c. 1912

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The Lawyers Kewpies, Reading Book, c. 1912. Page 3.



Barrois French Fashion Doll

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Barrois French Fashion Doll, circa 1870s. Page 7.



Kestner 171

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Kestner 171 in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 9.



"Love is in the Details" Madame Alexander 2014

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The beloved Alexander Doll Company continues to grow and evolve while producing among the most beautiful dolls ever made.



Kewpie and Doodle Dog by Charisma Dolls

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Porcelain Kewpie and Doodledog by Charisma Dolls. Page 13.



French Bisque Poupee by Gaultier

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French Bisque Poupee in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 6.



Antique Kewpie with Broom and Dustbin, c. 1915

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Antique Kewpie with Broom and Dustbin, c. 1915



Back View of Six Inch Bisque Antique Kewpie Doll

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Back View of Six Inch Bisque Antique Kewpie Doll. Page 6.






Adriana by Furga Dolls

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Adriana by Furga, a hard plastic doll from the 1960s-1970s. Page 10.



French Bisque Poupee in Costume of L'Auvergne,...

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French Bisque Poupee in Costume of L'Auvergne, France in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 5.



What Can You Do With Modern Dolls That Have...

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What Can You Do With Modern Dolls That Have Decreased In Value?--Coping Mechanisms and Tips



Bisque Dollhouse Child Doll With Molded Hair

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Bisque Dollhouse Child Doll With Molded Hair in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 13.



Half Doll, Arms Close With Comb in Hair and...

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Half Doll, arms close, with comb in hair. Page 19.



Armand Marseille Googly 323

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Armand Marseille 323 Googly doll in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 11.









Liddle Kiddles

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All about Liddle Kiddles, including dates of production, companies, characteristics, the secondary market and general information about this popular vintage doll.



Modern Barbie Dolls Price Guide

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Modern Barbie Dolls Price Guide with photos and current market prices.



High Brow China Doll

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High Brow China doll, circa 1860s to 1870s. Page 10.



Kuddle Kewpie by Cameo/Knickerbocker, Close-Up

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Kuddle Kewpie with vinyl face and soft, stuffed body by Cameo/Knickerbocker, close-up. Page 10.



The Enduring Charm of Raggedy Ann And Andy

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The Enduring Charm of Raggedy Ann And Andy



French Fashion Doll Attributed to Jumeau

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French Fashion Doll Attributed to Jumeau in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 8.



Secondary Market - Definition in Doll...

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What is the secondary market for modern collectible dolls?



Early English Wooden Dolls

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Early English Wooden Dolls in the Dolls Price Guide. Page 20.



Chatty Cathy Talking Doll by Mattel

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Chatty Cathy by Mattel in the Dolls Price Guide.



35th Anniversary Reproduction Barbie Doll

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35th Anniversary Barbie Doll in the Modern Barbie Doll Price Guide