If mint, each piece will cost between $200 and $300; an entire set, mint and all original, will cost between $1,000 and $1,500. They retail for $100 to $150 apiece in very good condition (missing parts of the original garments; slight defects and crazing). Comments: The dolls displayed are dressed in their original clothing but are missing their pins. There are three other sets like this one in the museum—two in storage and one lost at sea.
An antique doll's price depends on many factors, such as its quality and its age. Early dolls were made from wood, while later dolls are mostly made from metal or plastic. Some modern dolls can be quite expensive because they're hand-painted by artists who use real hair to create their characters.
Generally speaking, older dolls are more valuable than newer ones. For example, a vintage doll that dates back to the early 20th century can sell for more than $10,000 today because people love old things and because there aren't that many museums that have them. A modern doll in similar condition can only fetch a few hundred dollars at most.
There are several million toys in the world today that were sold decades ago. Most of them are discarded when they become outdated or when they break. A few rare dolls find new owners every year.
Antique dolls are popular subjects for collectors from around the world. They show up regularly in local auctions and online dealers sell them through sites like eBay.
Individual dolls cost $55 in fair condition, $80 in very good condition, and $110 in near-mint condition. As you can see, the inclusion of the box and instruction page nearly doubles the figures' values. Each figurine also comes with a musical instrument. This feature is not included in the value calculations.
In conclusion, the range of prices for the Beatles doll collection indicates that they are not rare but it also shows that no two items are exactly alike. If you were to sell them all together, they would be worth quite a lot of money.
The Worth of the Dolls Only mint-condition dolls in their original boxes, as well as rarer variants such as the infant Shirley dolls, may sell for $1,000 to $2,000 each. Shirley Temple vinyl dolls from 1957 are far more valuable than Shirley Temple dolls from the late 1960s and early 1970s. The typical price for a 1957 doll is around $100. Old toys can be difficult to value because there are so many different types of characters and styles over time that it's hard to say which will become popular again.
In August 2017, a mint-condition Shirley Temple doll sold at auction for $40,000. The previous record was held by a Rockette doll that sold for $30,000 in November 2016.
The current world-wide-toy-collector market value for all types of toys is estimated at $3 billion. That means your Shirley Temple doll is worth about 1% of its value today.
When you break down the price per year, it becomes clear how little your doll is worth. A first-class hotel room in 1957 was about $15 per night, so the collector's market estimates that your doll would have needed to sell hundreds of thousands of copies to be worth its cost. Even if we assume that every single girl in America wanted one of these dolls (which is very unlikely), the value would still only be about $16 million.
In any case, most of these dolls aren't worth much these days, and they're being sold for as little as $5. In recent years, the most common price for these dolls has been $15 to $20. They're a popular gift for children's birthday parties.
The original Franklin doll was first introduced in 1909 by the Frank W. Woolworth Company. It was called the "Heirloom" and it was designed by Charles Willson Peale Jr., a son of one of America's founding fathers. The doll was based on photographs of real people taken in New York City. It came with a hand-painted box, bed, and other items such as a pocket watch, knife, and hat.
The second version of the Franklin doll was released in 1919 by the Joseph Horne & Co. It too was based on photos taken in New York City and it too came with a hand-painted box, bed, and other items such as a pocket watch, knife, and hat.
Both versions of the doll were very successful and thousands were sold. The company that made the doll, however, decided to stop producing it in the late 1920s. By then, many parents had become interested in historical reproduction dolls, so the Franklin Heirloom Doll became obsolete soon after it was discontinued.
A single doll costs between $9.99 and $22.99 at retail, depending on the accompanying products and the store. The initial launch price of $14.99 was later reduced to $9.99.
The first Bratz doll was released in June 2000 at toy stores nationwide. The doll line has gone through many changes since then, including changing manufacturers. In 2007, the brand had more than 30 million dollars in revenue.
Currently, the Bratz dolls are still sold at specialty retailers and online via Amazon.com. They can also be found at some Target stores.
Production of the current line of dolls begins about four months before they are released at retail. A new series launches every year around April/May time period.
There have been over 100 different Bratz dolls produced so far. The latest series of dolls were released in 2015.
Even though the original line of Bratz dolls is now out of production, the brand continues to release new dolls each year that wear content based on the existing range plus some new faces as well.