Antique dolls vs. new dolls:
Some antique dolls cost less than or about the same as contemporary dolls, or more popular in-demand collectibles.
Go over the hairstyle, stitching, and facial expressions.
Some dolls have lovely, carefully painted faces.
Damage: Imperfections such as cracks or holes may lower Price.
If you plan on keeping the doll and love the doll then , damages may not matter to you. and this makes doll easier to buy.
Damaged dolls usually cost less, so you may be able purchase the doll that normally you wouldnt be able to pay for 🙂 So take advantage of the defects.
If you do buy a damaged doll with plans to restore it, remember that you’ll often need to purchase eyes, wigs, or other body parts, as well as original or period clothing for the doll, Keep in mind extras and make sure its worth investing. But if its for you, then priceless is the word!
Overall condition: Dolls that have been played with and loved can make charming additions to your doll collection. They may not come with their original clothes, but they are less expensive.
Doll clothing, shoes, and accessories: Some doll clothes are as well made and beautiful as haute couture for women. Many collectors find these A MUST HAVE in a serious collection.
Popularity: Remember that despite its book value, a doll is worth what any BUYER IS WILLING TO PAY AND WHAT ANY SELLER IS WILLING TO SELL FOR!
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