Welcome to AnythingGoesinc.net Collectible Dolls!
Below is a sample of the information you will find on our
site. We will be growing fairly fast, so
look for many more pages on collectible dolls to be added very
soon... be sure to visit oor China and Collectible Porcelain
Doll and Madame Alexander pages...
What Are My Collectible Dolls Worth?
The condition of your collectible dolls will most certainly determine their values. Dolls that are stained or dirty, show
significant wear or collectible dolls not presented in their original costume or accessories will bring only a fraction of
the price indicated by pricing guides. Collectible dolls presented in
an original unopened box will bring very
attractive prices. Of course, other factors such as age, rarity, and general demand for the doll will greatly affect the
worth of your dolls as well.
Why are Porcelain Dolls
so Much More Expensive?
Much of the value of vintage
porcelain dolls is based on the popularity of the artist.
This also brings into play other factors such as the quantity produced and how many
limited edition numbers were assigned. Original artists collectible dolls are far more valuable than mass produced dolls.
What are Some of the Collectible
Doll Reference Guides to Look for?
There is variety of resources available to help
determine the value of your dolls. Many magazines, books and guides
provide information about trademarks, manufacturers and mold
lot numbers. Antique Doll
Collector magazine offers specialized lists of dealers of
antique collectable dolls. But, be aware, the pricing guidance
is generally based on dolls in excellent or mint condition.
What is the Fascination with Barbie Dolls?
Probably, marketing played a
big role -- introduced in 1956,
collectible Barbie dolls have been the fascination of little
girls and their moms alike from day one. Collectable Barbies are now available in over 130 countries around the world.
Much more is available at our Barbie pages...
Where Does one Start in His or Her
Quest to Procure These Dolls?
The advent of the Internet has certainly helped and auction
sites such as eBay and Theriault's are great avenues to start
Interested in Stuffed and
Collectible Teddy Bears? Our
Bears Directory has sites covering it all - Like sites with teddy bear
gifts, various teddy bear artist (like Gund), sites offering
personalized and handmade teddy bears. We even have a bit
on their history.
Other Great Resources? Sites like About.com and Barbie Collector also offer some great information on collectible dolls.