Collectible dolls sold
One of the largest collections of beautiful collectible dolls
for sale. All are retired and no longer being made and many
are available only available here through Dooley's Treasure
Chest. When doll makers retire dolls and sell the last of
their inventory, the entire number of those dolls will be
in the hands of private individuals and collectors. Collectible
dolls make great gifts and their intrinsic beauty will enhance
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Figurines We have a huge collection of unique
and whimsical collectible figurines. These are in very limited
supply. Most, we only have one of each so you'll need to grab
yours while they're still available. Daddy's Long Legs, Frosty
Folk Snowmen, Zingleberry, Vanmark, Harmony Kingdom, Charming
Tails, Cherished Teddies. Also a selction of Collector Plates.
Collectible dolls: Barbie dolls, Ashton Drake, American
Girl, Pamela Phillips Georgetown Collection, Suzanne Gibson,
Madame Alexander, Effanbee, Daddy's Long Legs, Zanini Zambelli,
Susan Wakeen, and other brands. Have a rare one? Antique?
Porcelain? Art dolls? Handcrafted dolls? One of a kind dolls.
Note for Consignment Sales
Unless the item sold as a consignment item is received by
the buyer in a damaged condition, or it is obviously not the
item represented in the ad, or if the description does not
match the actual item received, no requests for refunds will
be honored. We must stress the importance of the buyer being
aware of what the item is, and resolving all questions related
to the item prior to placing the order to purchase the item.
In other words, know what you are buying.
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have dolls, collectibles or other items you want to
list to sell through our Consignment Service?
With our consignment sales service, you pay no commission
until your items are sold. No listing fees are any other
fees are charged. Read the full story.
Consignment Sales Service
How to Send Consignment
Item Descriptions to Us
Written descriptions of the items to be listed on
consignment must be in a form we can copy and paste
from. That means that they cannot be in an image such
as the result of scanning a document and creating
a .JPG or similar image file. Likewise, they
cannot be in .PDF form for that to is an image
and text cannot be copied and pasted from.
The document containing the descriptions can be either
a text document (with the extension .TXT such
as one written in Windows Notepad or similar text
editor) or it can be in a Microsoft Word compatible
document. Such a document will have a .DOC
or a .DOCX or similar file extension.
The descriptions may also be written within the body
of an email message. Any description list sent in
any form which cannot be copied and pasted from, including
hard copy printed sheets cannot be used and will not
be accepted. To enter the information from such a
list into the web pages we create for the listings
would require us to hand type the information and
we can no longer do that.
See our Consignment
Info page for more information on how to list
items for sale on consignment.
Collectibles - Memorabilia
- Gifts If you are a collector, gift buyer or
simply consider yourself a nostalgia fan, this is your
place.Unique, whimsical, and simply fun gifts. Seasonal
and holiday gifts and supplies.
may also pay by personal check
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please note that orders will not be processed until
the check has cleared with the bank. A bank money
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imediately. Orders to be paid for by check or money
order must be placed by regular postal mail. Include
items to be ordered by Item number and quantity desired.
Also include full shipping address including zip code
and telephone number.
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Uncle Sam - black
To commemorate the contributions of the countless black
heroes and patriots to America. Doll Number DL35A,
Mint Condition, 18 inches. Introduced 1/95. Retired 7/97.
Number produced: 1,510. Seller: jh.
Price: $400.00 S/H $30.00
Kara Daddy's Long Legs Doll. She is approx. 11"
SIGNED AND DATED by Karen Germany. There were only 425
Karas made. This is an extremely rare find. KARA is a
musical angle with a French Horn. This doll is in her
original box and original packaging materials. She comes
with original shipping catalog/advertisements and Certificate
of Authenticity (COA). Seller: alc.
Price: $245.00 S/H $20.00
Below are listed some of the collections of dolls available for sale. An assortment of popular collectible doll names are represented.
Bisque Porcelain dolls from Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint
Susan Wakeen and Julie Goode-Kruger New Price Reduction. Don't miss these.
New Ashton Drake Collection Dolls from artists Kathy Barry-Hippensteel and Yolanda Bello
Porcelain dolls by Franklin Mint, Hamilton, Danbury Mint Dolls
Porcelain and vinyl dolls in this collection. Great American Doll Company, Heirloom Dolls, Diana, the Princess of Whales Porcelain Portrait Doll, Corolle, and other popular brands.
Classical Symphony Porcelain Dolls
Prices Reduced and New Dolls!
Brown Eyes" "Beautiful Brown Eyes"
by Susan Wakeen. Limited Edition. Number 1059/1500. Vinyl
head and limbs. Fabric body. About 18" long. In setting
position. No damage or defects on her body. Pink dress
and bonnet trimmed in white lace. No visible wear or damage
to dress or bonnet. White under skirt trimmed in lace.
No wear, damage or soiling visible on the underskirt.
White calf length bloomers. The only fault I can see with
the bloomers is the slightest hint of fading (or a little
yellowing) on the back of the hem of one leg and another
small area on the back side of one of the bloomer legs.
You really have to look at it in a bright light to even
see them. It is not noticable and is on the back side.
She has pink shoes with lacy ribbon ties. Her socks are
white with folded down lace edging. The heels of the shoes
show a very slight amount of soiling. The doll was displayed
setting on a bed for some time and it looks like it just
picked up a tiny amount of rub off from the surface. I
tried taking a photo to show it but it is too faint to
be visible in the photo. I suspect that it could be cleaned
off but the risk of damaging the material is not worth
it considering the insignificance of the defects. This
doll was made in the early 1990's. Somewhere between '89
and '96. Has Certificate of Authenticity and original
box. Very Good to Excellent condition. Seller: tw
$75.00 S/H $20.00
Baby Bud Faeries From an exclusive collection of handcrafted dolls. Limited Editions
Amish Blessing Figurine Dolls Collectible Amish Dolls by Julie Good-Kruger from the Ashton-Drake Gallery. Handcrafted fine Bisque Porcelain by Edwin M. Knowles, maker of fine China, with a tradition of quality.
Anstasia Porcelain Doll - Hosanna Cristina -1994 Artist Mazie Pannell
Darla's Collection Ganz and other award winning dolls
Memory Maker Bears Handcrafted Bears
Aubrey Betty Jane Carter Limited Edition Musical "Aubrey" Doll
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Beautiful commercially made quilts are available (click the link image below to see some) and while it is true that factory made ones are very servicable and attractive, nothing matches the quality and unique beauty of the hand made ones carefully crafted designs and sewn by hand.
American Girl Dolls When we cannot offer the favorites you are looking for because we do not have sellers currently listing them on our site, we will do what we can to provide you with trusted partner merchants who do carry those items.
Here they are. We need more American Girl doll listings. The ones we had went fast. That shows how popular they are. If you have any to sell, let us know. No, we don't buy them ourselves but we have potential buyers asking for them so we need your consignment listings.
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Long Legs Dolls Our selection of Daddy's Long
Legs dolls is one of the largest you will find! If you have
not looked at the listings in a while, do so again. Several
more had undergone price reductions.
Prices of these Daddy's
Long Legs dolls have been reduced 50% See
Daddy's Long Dolls. The dolls in this just added are
all brand new condition and still in their original boxes.
This collection is from a former doll dealer's business.
See Them Now
If you don't see the Daddy's Long Legs doll you are looking
for in the lists the link above on this page goes to, here
is another whole page of them. More
Daddy's Long Legs
Daddy's KeepSakes Collectibles.
KeepSakes Nursery Rhymes. KeepSakes Christmas Ornament
Set. See Them Here
to Consider About Collectible Dolls
Antique Dolls vs. New or Collectible Dolls:
Antique dolls are classed as those which are older. What does
that mean? fifty years old? One hundred years old ? Twenty
years? Any of those could apply. Though it is not an official
definition, and in fact is more my idea than anything else,
I think of antique dolls as being those which are outside
the realm of the normal collectible doll and which originally
were not have intended to be a collectible at all. Generally,
collectible dolls are created specifically for the purpose
of display or collecting. Those are most often made in limited
quantities and are often signed and numbered in a series by
the artist or the creating company.
Though collectible dolls may be old in terms
of years, what makes them different from what I think of as
antique dolls, is that antique dolls may not have had initial
collectible value but rather may have even been common play
dolls. In fact, more than likely they were created originally
either before the popularity of collecting dolls, or they
may have been created later but due to their age and scarcity,
and yes, just the fact that they are products of an earlier
generation, their value lies more in their historical significance
than their standing within the collectibles world.
Generally, a collectible doll was initially
priced for the collector. An antique doll more than likely
was priced for the enjoyment of a child. The original intent
of the doll was never to be displayed on a shelf but rather
was to be played with.
A collectible doll may be brand new. Even if
it was not created recently, generally it has been kept in
a protected environment for the purpose of display, or else
kept packaged in its original wrapping materials and box to
protect its "newness." A collectible doll can be
created today and meet the definition of collectible. If it
is produced in limited quantities, produced by a respected
and well known doll maker, and produced for the purpose of
"collecting" or even investing, and once the line
is created, no more will be made, it fits the definition.
Details: When evaluating the quality
of a doll, look at the details. Examine hairstyle and the
condition of the hair. The finer collectibles will have more
realistic and natural feeling hair and it will tend to look
and feel like it is actually growing out of the doll's scalp.
Don't expect it to be perfectly human but it should not be
glaringly obvious that it is not real. Obviously there will
be variations between dolls and doll makers. Above all, it
should be attractive.
Since the doll may not be new and it may not
be even mint condition, at least the hair should be in good
condition. It should never have been cut or dyed. That would
remove it from the class of "original" and chances
are it would not enhance the attractiveness of the doll. If
the hair is thinning are coming loose from the scalp, unless
it can be skillfully repaired, the value of the doll is going
to be reduced. In fact, any "repairs" or alterations
on the doll will eliminate it from the class of mint condition
and make it worth less price wise than an original condition
to Consider About Collectible Dolls
Doll clothing, shoes, and accessories:
Not all clothing and accessories for collectible dolls are
made the same. Some are very, very fancy and appear to be
miniature versions of stylish or fashion clothes for humans.
The style of clothing which a designer has selected is not
generally related to the value or appeal of the doll. Some
collectible dolls, such as Daddy's Long
Legs dolls for example wear clothing which is often more
rustic or plain looking. In spite of that, the Daddy's dolls
are among the best selling of collectible dolls. At least
here at Dooley's Treasure Chest.
It is important that the clothing items be original,
all present and in good condition. Some dolls may get away
with replacement clothing items but generally well known names
such as Daddy's, Barbie, Madame Alexander, and other like
names will suffer in resell value if items are missing or
That brings up the subject of "Redressed"
dolls. Some artists will take dolls which are not collectible
names and create very nice clothing outfits for them. These
are classed as "Redressed" and because of the "custom"
nature of such creations, being very often one of a kind,
they have a great deal of appeal. Bride dolls often are used
for this purpose. Here we really do have artist created dolls.
A talented seamstress can use good imagination to create an
unlimited variety of styles and variations. We would not expect
a well known collectible doll name to be the subject of the
If a collectible doll originally came with accessories
such as a purse, hat, or other item which is not clothing,
shoes or socks, lacking those items will impact the value
of the resale. Dolls which are missing those items can still
be sold but the seller should take the missing items into
consideration when determining the price to be asked for the
Popularity: Regardless of sales history
or scarcity, a doll is only worth what any single buyer is
willing to pay for it. I am often asked what a particular
doll is worth. I have to answer, it is only worth what a buyer
will pay for it. That is a very nonspecific answer but unfortunately
it is true. What dolls may have sold for in the past and what
the seller may have originally paid for the doll will have
no impact on the price a doll will fetch today. I always tell
prospective sellers, there is always the likelihood that some
buyer out there is looking for just what you have to sell.
No matter how rare a doll, or what it may have originally
costs when introduced, it is only as valuable as what some
buyer right now is willing to pay for it.
and Selling Dolls in a Weak Economy
During periods of economic uncertainty, sales
of dolls, collectibles and other things which are not considered
the necessities of life take a back seat to those things which
are the necessities.
Owners may elect to sell their dolls and collectibles
in order to bring in needed cash. Potential buyers hold off
buying waiting for finances to improve or they may be looking
for greater bargains than they would be inclined to expect
during better financial times.
For sellers I would offer this advise. Realize
that it may take longer to sell your dolls during these time
since buyers are going to be more careful of their purchases.
Consider the pricing. What might have realized something of
a profit - assuming the item was originally purchased as an
investment - in buying boom times, may not do so today. In
some cases it may not be possible to realize a break even
return. If the dolls or collections you are trying to sell
came to you as gifts or inheritance, then you have more room
to work with regarding pricing. It really depends on how much
you need or want to part company with the dolls. You may elect
to wait it out realizing that sales may be slow and over a
period of some time. Realize also that some things may never
return to the expected price of earlier times. Just because
a doll sold for $700 at one time does not mean that it will
ever sell for that amount again. But it may. We have no way
to gauge the future and what will become of the doll collecting
market even one year from now, let alone five to ten years.
For buyers, realize that although sellers want
to sell their dolls as much as you want to buy them many are
locked into price ranges but often if you just ask, it is
possible that a particular seller may be able and willing
to negotiate on a listed price. The old saying goes, it never
hurts to ask and it is true.
We have had a number of sales through the "lay
away" method. Buyers are welcome to pay for a doll in
installments. Please note that we cannot ship the doll to
you until the entire amount has been submitted including the
listed shipping fee, but we will hold the doll for a limited
time for you. See our Buyer
Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
Consider the long term value of these dolls. I don't think
anyone should look at them as investments. What I mean by
that is buying with the hope that the price will go up allowing
for an eventual profit. The prices may go up in the future.
You might end up being able to sell the doll for more than
you paid for it. I would not guarantee that as the prices
may never move much either up or down. After all, these are
in limited quantity since they are all retired and no more
are being produced. That should not be the chief motivation
for owning them. They have intrinsic worth and beauty which
cannot be translated as dollars and cents. If properly cared
for they can be displayed and enjoyed and even passed down
to a future generation as visual art. That is, after all,
the reason they were created in the first place.
to Consider About Collectible Dolls
Look at the condition of the stitching if any
is present on the doll's body. Even if it is in good condition,
the better dolls will have finer and more even stitching than
cheaper dolls. It will look like it will hold up better and
last longer. The same thing applies to the materials especially
if cloth is involved. Cloth is going to age and potentially
deteriate with time so look closely at that to make sure it
is of good quality and in good condition.
Look at the facial features. Certainly these
do vary between types of dolls and different makers. Just
because a doll has painted on eyes and not fixed lifelike
and even movable eyes does not mean that doll is inferior.
It is just the way the artist created the doll. Always consider
the artist's style rather than technical differences when
judging a doll. Obviously condition is important. A face with
painted eyes which are faded or otherwise damaged is certainly
reduced in value, but so would be sleepy eyes which do not
work or are damaged.
The facial expression will impact the appeal
and thus potentially the sellable value of the doll. Every
person, and especially every doll lover will be attracted
to an attractive face and a captivating expression. The more
unique and human like the facial expression, the greater the
appeal, I believe. If the facial expression reflects a real
human emotion, such as sadness, joy, surprise or something
of that sort, the more it will have appeal. That does not
mean all collectible dolls will have facial expressions which
try to emulate a human emotion, but some will.
Let me present an example of what I mean. Justine
by James P. Smith shown below expresses a reflective, or contemplative
mood. What is she thinking about? Use your imagination. She
is setting, waiting and reflecting on something. Or someone.
Damage: Minor or inconspicuous imperfections
on the doll or the doll's clothing or accessories will most
likely affect selling value. How much, depends on the extent
of the imperfections. However, if you truly love the doll
and expect to keep it for yourself, small abnormalities might
not matter to you. Consider that if you are trying to sell
a doll which has even minor damage, it is very important to
reveal that information to potential buyers and price the
doll appropriately. If mint condition or Never Removed From
Box dolls like yours are selling for say, $300.00 (for example)
don't expect to ask that price for one which is not perfect.
If you are considering buying a doll which you
know has small imperfections, if the emotional appeal of the
doll overrides the presence of imperfections, then there is
no reason to deny yourself the pleasure of ownership. Just
take that into consideration when thinking of possible resale
value in the future.
It may be possible to repair visible damage
on a doll but be aware of the potential difficulties involved.
Do you have the skill or resources to affect the repairs?
Remember, for collectible dolls, the chances of being able
to buy replacement parts is almost nil.
Overall condition: Dolls that have
been played with, even collectible dolls, are not going to
be in collectible condition. Generally we would not expect
dolls in this classification to have been played with but
it is possible. That does not rule them out as desirable if
they are still in good or very good condition. There is nothing
to prevent them from being attractive display samples but
don't expect them to command the prices of dolls which have
never been handled or even just displayed. Here, emotional
appeal has to be the deciding factor. Just because a doll
does not have its original paperwork, certificates, boxes
or even original clothing or accessories does not mean it
cannot have its own intrinsic beauty and appeal.
The Appeal of Collectible
We came about specializing in the consignment sale of collectable
dolls by sheer chance. We did not create the web site with
the intent of that being our specialty. It just came about
because a friend of ours had a collection of dolls she wanted
to sell off. Our original intent for the site was as a resource
for collectibles, crafts and other objects which exist primarily
for their visual appeal. Over time, collectible dolls have
pretty much taken centre stage and that is ok with us. With
time, we have been able to build up a very large collection
of dolls for sale from many different sellers.
It is the aesthetic appeal of the item which attracts us.
Rather than going for a particular genre or type of collectible,
we like items for their individual appeal. It may be the only
specimen of that type, style or by a particular creator which
we may end up liking and buying. It is very much a matter
of us liking that specific and special item and that is the
sole reason we make such a purchase.
That is not the case with the person who makes a hobby of
collections or collectibles. We recognized that when we started
this web site. We knew that people do look for groups or collections
of a specific object and they work to build the number of
those items. Whether it's comic books, stamps, coins, antique
advertising signs, figurines, or collectible dolls, some are
interested in building up sets of those. I know there are
collectors who seek to build collections consisting of the
entire complement of a particular genre. Someone might look
for every issue of a particular Captain America comic book
produced by Marvel Comics for example. One of our sons built
a collection of every Hardy Boy Mystery book in the entire
series. He didn't consciously build the collection just so
he could say he had the entire series. He actually read them
all. By using the term "collections" I don't necessarily
mean the possession of every one in a series. Rather possessing
a number of items of a particular type.
I discovered something else as we became more involved with
the listing and selling of collectible dolls. Though many
collectors add to their collections those dolls they are attracted
to because of the aesthetic appeal of individual collectible
dolls, some have different motivations. Some may not be as
interested in the dolls themselves but they have come into
possession of sets of dolls or collections handed down to
them by a parent, grandparent or other relative. Now they
find themselves in the position of being the caretakers for
a future generation of collectors. Sandy and I have not talked
about the future of her doll collection but I suspect that
with two beautiful granddaughters in our lives, you get the
point. These collectors are holding on to their collectible
dolls and intend to pass them on down the line.
There is another type of collector we have run across. That
is the investment collector. This type of collector - and
I am not being critical of them - has seen the investment
potential. Look at it this way. Collectible dolls are more
often than not limited production items. Once those doll makers
have either retired the individual doll style or model, no
more of those will be made. Once they are all sold, the only
ones in existence will be in the hands of private individuals
or collectors. Knowing that with time anything which is in
scarce supply tends to grow in value, some have built collections
of dolls and held onto them with the goal of some day being
able to sell them at a profit.
I Don't Know What My Collectible
Doll Is Worth
One of the most frequent questions I receive concerns the
value of a particular collectible doll. A doll owner who has
a doll which may be being considered for sale wants to know
what the doll is worth. The reason, so he or she will know
what the doll can be sold for. In some cases, a seller may
have no interest in selling the doll but simply out of curiosity
wants to know what it might be worth.
The problem with the question of collectible doll value,
is that lacking the manufacturer currently making and setting
prices for a particular doll, the only thing left to set prices
or worth is the market itself. After all of a particular maker's
dolls are in the hands of private individuals, there are no
official set prices for the dolls. At least not a list of
prices which really means anything. Who determines what a
doll should sell for? Years ago there were some established
and published lists suggesting price ranges for Daddy's Long
Legs dolls. Though I suppose they exist, I have not looked
for similar price lists for other doll makes. Those price
lists for Daddy's Long Legs dolls are of no value today and
I no longer refer to them.
Personally I do not think such lists are valid nor should
they be relied on. I have seen other web sites stating they
have the word on collectible doll values but it is one thing
to pin a price on a doll but another thing entirely to have
buyers willing to pay those prices. So we're back to the market.
What a doll is worth is strictly dependent upon what buyers
are willing to pay for it. I can take a doll which may have
sold from the maker for $500.00 and place a price tag on it
for $500.00 but if no one is willing to pay that amount, we
cannot say that it is worth $500.00. If I place a price tag
on it for $200.00 and still no one buys it, it is not "worth"
We really do have to separate the term "worth"
from the evaluation of a doll. Or any other collectible for
that matter. Worth or value may be less a financial measurement
than an aesthetic or emotional measurement. If the doll has
such value to you, then it has a tremendous amount of worth.
It is just not necessarily a price element.
For those looking to know what they should price a particular
doll for, lacking any concrete baseline or price list which
has meaning, the only thing I can ever suggest is to look
around and see what other dolls of the same kind are selling
for. Of course "selling for" is not the same as
"being listed for". A doll may be listed for a particular
price but never sell. In that case, that is not a good measurement
to use. It may be the only one we have to work with though
so it's a start. I do suggest to sellers that it is ok to
use such prices as starting points. It is easy enough to set
a price and if after a while it does not sell at that price,
If you cannot find a doll like yours listed on line or at
any other location, the only thing to do is look for similar
dolls which are listed. You may not find the same doll or
even one by the same maker but it is easy enough to find one
which though made by another doll maker, is of similar quality,
style and visual appeal. It's not a perfect system of appraisal
but sometimes it is the only thing we have to work with. Regardless
of how a doll is priced, the real proof is going to be if
there is a buyer out there who just happens to be looking
for the doll you are selling and is willing to pay the price
you are asking for it. It's one of those things we're not
going to know works until we try it.