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.
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from Sandra Kuck's Precious Moments Of Motherhood.
She has light brown hair with white bow tyied into a bun,
blue eyers, wearing a two piece peach maternity dress trimmed
in cream colored lace. A cameo necklace hangs from her neck.
Her son is dressed in a blue and white sailor suit, straw
hat, handing flowers to mom. Son has blonde hair, blue eyes,
painted on black shoes. Doll stand included for each doll.
MIB, non smoking environment, authenticity papers, mint condition.
Mom approximately stands 17" tall, son stands approximately
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
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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.
Buying 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.
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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.
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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.
This little soldier is ready, willing and able
to win your heart! Lil Hero is costumed
in cute a camouflage pant set with matching hat and is on
the look out for some fun! Bring him home today!
Lil Hero is 19 inches and
comes with accessories shown, a numbered Certificate of Authenticity
and a collectors box.
Artist: Jane Pinkstaff
Size: Approx. 19 Head to Toe
Material: GentleTouch Vinyl and Cloth Body
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color - Light Blonde
Edition Size: Open
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fun, catch it all on video. Be my guest. We'll stick to things
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priced action sports camcorders available. Some are waterproof
as well. Oh yes, for swimming with sharks if that is your