So, what CAN be
done with the Dollies?
doll "professionals" as well as antique dealers get calls and
emails about what to do with dollies. Some collections have been
left behind after a death of a relative, perhaps the owner is
downsizing to move or is simply ready to part with their collection
and have no one to leave the dollies to.
hate to break the news to you but in
today's market and since the start of Ebay, you will find that
dollies, regardless of age or condition or what you paid for them,
may not have the value you expect. That being said, at times, there
are trends where a particular type of dollie may be popular at the
moment and thereby, bring a higher price than normal.
you call or email a doll professional, the first question you are
going to be asked is "What do you have?". It may save a lot of time
and energy if you know the answer.
a some research before you make contact. Click <HERE>
and Definitions. Get a doll value book. Research on
On Ebay, be sure you check what has sold and for how much --
are listed for.
If you get stuck, you can try asking the experts at
you believe what you have may have some value, make an inventory
list and take some pictures. Click <HERE>
for a printable inventory form or type the list in a computer
file to easily cut and paste into an email. Keep in mind that not
all your dolls are going to appeal to most who purchase dolls
so the selling of your entire collection to one person, doesn't
most higher quality antique (prior to 1935) and early vintage dolls
(prior to 1959), doll professionals (including dealers and/or
appraisers) should be able to give you a good idea of the value of a
doll using several sources such as Ruby Lane, Ebay, doll shows and
other doll professionals. Those values are then weighed against the
doll value reference books. Most doll value reference books
state values based the doll in "mint" condition. Unless the doll is
truly "mint", the value is usually discounted by half if not less.
on the doll or doll collection, an offer may be made. Keep in mind
that the offer will be a wholesale offer. What does
that mean to you? Well, dealers usually only purchase for resale so
that would be
25 - 50% of what we think we can sell it for in today's
If you do not wish to accept the offer, be sure you take into
consideration what is required to sell your items some other way not
to mention storage costs until such time as your items sell.
of what else
can be done
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price in the
Sweetbriar Auctions is an auction business that specializes in
higher quality Dolls.
Auction and Dealer Directory has other auction businesses
and dealers that you can call with inquiries.