Dolls & Things For Sale Check out the doll treasuries I have curated on Etsy: 83 Responses to “Dolls & Things For Sale” Arthur Trackey says: October 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm I have 9 SSC dolls,none have ever been out of there boxes.All are 1980 first issue.all are for sale for a reasonable offer. Thank you Zendelle says: October 17, 2013 at 8:19 pm Arthur, your best bet would be to list them on eBay. You can set a price and accept offers that way. Terrri Jergenson says: November 6, 2013 at 2:50 pm I have a Raggedy Ann Doll that has the face of a Chatty Cathy doll. Have you ever heard or seen one of these. Thank you Zendelle says: November 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm Terrri, no I have never heard of such a doll. Would love to see a photo if you can post one on my Facebook page. Lesley says: November 14, 2013 at 9:13 am I have a Uneeda doll but can’t find any others the same. I always called her Pollyana but she doesn’t have the typical red and white check dress. She is 31″ and has a pale blue self flowered satin dress. She was brought for me in about 1960. I wondered if you had any information about her. Zendelle says: November 15, 2013 at 7:48 am Lesley, They made other dolls in that same size. Does she have the smiling mouth with teeth like Pollyanna? They also made a version with a closed mouth which was sold with pink hair in a pink tutu as Princess (from Babes in Toyland) and as a bride doll. There is also Freckles, who has a different face (with freckles, of course) and was sold in regular dresses. Would love to see a photo of your doll (you can post it to my Facebook page). Rachael says: December 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm I have what I think is a Mary Ellen doll by Madame Alexander. She’s 31″ and had the same dress only in pink and the same shoes with the cut-out in them. Same face. The only thing different is that she is NOT a walker. Did they make them in a non-walker/ Zendelle says: December 1, 2013 at 7:50 pm Rachael – yes, Mary Ellen was made as a non-walker in 1955. Darcy Christal says: January 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm I have an uneeda baby doll with yellow yarn hair and blue feet with a blue maid outfit I was wondering the name of the doll and what year it was from? Zendelle says: January 5, 2014 at 3:22 pm There were a few Uneeda dolls with yarn hair. Can you post a picture on my Facebook page? Vicki Cashman says: January 5, 2014 at 10:55 am I recently inherited several MA dolls. No boxes or tags, and pretty shabby after being in storage for 20 years. Can you recommend a site where I could get information on cleaning and caring for the dolls? Zendelle says: January 5, 2014 at 3:17 pm The Alexander Company’s website has a page on caring for your dolls, but it specifically says “Play & Baby Dolls.” I guess you aren’t meant to do anything to the collector dolls! About.com has a page here with some good basic info. In general, I can tell you that most Alexander dolls have glued-on wigs, so you don’t want to get their heads too wet or the glue may dissolve. However, you can wipe down their hair with a damp cloth if needed, and soap and water won’t hurt their plastic bodies. Try not to get water inside the dolls as that can lead to mold problems. Your dolls stringing may be coming loose. This is not hard to fix. You can use small rubber bands or elastic cord made especially for the purpose. Search on eBay for doll stringing elastic, or go to http://www.dollspart.com. A crochet or other hook will do the job. As far as future care goes, keep your dolls out of sunlight but not wrapped in plastic. A curio cabinet or other shelf where they are protected from dust is best. Cindy says: January 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm I have a 1961 Cissy doll in the tulle ballroom gown. Original box and her head/hair is in perfect condition. Gown is a little discolored from sitting in the box. Legs and arms need to be restrung. Hey she is 53… Who do I go to about seeing how to clean up her gown, etc. She has never been out of her box… Zendelle says: January 8, 2014 at 8:56 pm Cindy, there is a Vintage Madame Alexander Dolls group on Facebook located here. Try posting there for advice. I am not the best at cleaning doll clothes! Kitty says: February 18, 2014 at 1:42 am I have two American Character 1956 Toni 10 inch dolls that I would like to get restored. Any suggestions? Zendelle says: February 19, 2014 at 4:16 pm Kitty, check out the Doll Doctors Association website. They have a Hospital Locator that can point you to a repair person in your area. Doll doctors have different specialties (just like people doctors!) so make sure the one you choose has experience doing the type of work you want done. Grace Lenihan says: March 20, 2014 at 11:31 am I have a Tiny Tears Doll , in excellent shape.She even has some of her original clothes. Do you know of any vintage doll collector’s/dealers in the Washington DC area.Can’t seem to find any. If you are interested ,please reply Zendelle says: March 24, 2014 at 12:35 pm Grace, if you go to the Doll Show USA website you’ll find some upcoming shows in Maryland that might be close to you. That is the place to find local doll dealers. Just go in and ask around, I’m sure you will find someone interested in your doll. Dee Palin says: May 1, 2014 at 10:32 am I have just bought a doll which I would like help with identifying. I have never seen one like her before. She has what looks like an oilskin stuffed body, limbs which might be Plastex, and a composition head which looks too small for her body so I think it is not the original one. There are no identifying marks on the doll and she is in very good condition. Could you please tell me where I might go for help with this? Thankyou, Zendelle says: May 1, 2014 at 8:28 pm Dee, if you could post some pictures on my Facebook page, I can try to identify her, or at least narrow it down. Dee Palin says: May 2, 2014 at 3:33 am Thanyou Zendelle. I would love to, but I am not on Facebook. Can I do it even though I am not? Or if you have an email address I could send them there, maybe? I have been studying her and think her head is not original as her limbs all seem to match. I have never seen a body like that before though! Zendelle says: May 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm Dee, you can reply to the email I just sent you with pics. Thanks! Lyne Watts says: May 30, 2014 at 7:41 am Hi, I just discovered the doll I have had since the early sixties has the markings DEE AN CEE on the base of the head. I would like to know when these were made and if I can get the cloth body redone Thanks Lyne Watts Zendelle says: May 30, 2014 at 9:05 pm Lyne, Dee an Cee was in business from the late ’30s into the 1960s. A good doll hospital should be able to redo your doll’s body for you. Check out The Doll Doctor’s Assocation website to find one near you. Paula says: June 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm I have recently inherited an African-American tumbling tomboy doll with a car. She still works and is in great condition.Do you know what she would be worth? I have only found the blonde version everywhere I look. Thanks. Paula Harris Zendelle says: June 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm Paula, check out my post, “How Much Is My Doll Worth” for instructions on how to research sold listings on eBay. There are one or two of the black dolls there. kirsty says: July 1, 2014 at 4:04 pm My doll has his moth open with 2 top teeth n to bottom n wearing the bears all in ome. Says Knickerbocker toys ltd. Any 1 nw if it worth anything x Zendelle says: July 2, 2014 at 4:34 pm Kirsty, see my post “How Much Is My Doll Worth?” for tips to figuring out your doll’s value. Michelle Davis says: July 8, 2014 at 9:33 pm Hello. I stumbled across your page looking for information on Kenner Darci dolls. Do you happen to have the measurements of her feet ? I am trying to find either reproduction shoes for her (or if Gene doll shoes would fit ). Thank you in advance. Michelle Davis Zendelle says: July 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm I just tried some Gene shoes on a Darci, and they are too big. However, the vintage Jem dolls by Hasbro have feet that are almost identical to Darci’s, so if you can find some Jem shoes, they would probably work. Since there are a lot more Jem collectors than Darci collectors, they should be easier to find than original Darci shoes. Darci’s feet measure 1 3/8″ long and 1/2″ wide and are shaped for a medium heel. juanita torres says: July 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm I have a scarecrow kids vintage 1981 doll. could be able to tell me how much she is worth? I had her since I was a child. Zendelle says: July 11, 2014 at 11:15 am Unfortunately, Juanita, these dolls don’t seem to have much value at all (I saw one mint in the box on eBay that sold for 99 cents plus shipping.) It’s too bad because they are very cute IMO! So, enjoy her for the memories… Rebecca Lovett says: July 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm Hello, I have my Mother’s 24″ :Petite Doll. She has a cloth body with bisque face, arms and legs. Originally came with a blond wig of pin curls. Her eyes are blue and they close and open. She also has an open mouth with a voice box. She has an extensive collection of clothes including a velvet coat, a matching hat with a feather and several shoes. She even has her own Steamer Trunk for her clothing. I am having problems figuring out which model of Petite Doll she is exactly . She was purchased in Chicago between 1924 and 1929 (my best guess). Thank you . Zendelle says: July 23, 2014 at 3:04 pm Rebecca, as you may already know, “Petite” was a trade name used by the American Character Doll Co. beginning in 1923. For the remainder of the ’20s, they made baby, child and toddler dolls under the Petite banner, but most of the dolls did not have individual names. The girls were mostly just advertised as “Ma-Ma Dolls”. Some of the babies had character faces and names, such as Bottle Tot and Happy Tot. Since your doll originally had a wig, I’m guessing she is not a baby. In the 1930s, individual names were more widely used. I am including a scan from the 1928 Sears catalog so you can see the girl dolls advertised that year. grace says: July 13, 2014 at 4:49 pm I NEED TO FIND A BODY FOR A UNEEDA DOLL WITH A MOLDED PONY TAIL. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DOLL Zendelle says: July 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm Grace, if you can post a photo to my Facebook page, I might be able to figure out who she is. Susan Rich says: July 13, 2014 at 6:20 pm I am looking for a discontinued doll that came out several years ago. The name of the doll is Spring Anna So Truly Real by Michelle Fagan. Do you sell it or know of a source to find retired Ashton-Drake Dolls? Zendelle says: July 23, 2014 at 2:43 pm Susan, the best place to find retired Ashton Drake dolls is on eBay. If you do a search, and none come up, you can save your search and they will email you if one is listed. Rebecca says: July 23, 2014 at 4:05 pm Thank you. Lois says: August 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm I recently purchased what I thought was a Suzette Fashion doll. She has no markings. Did they ever make these dolls without markings? thanks Zendelle says: August 18, 2014 at 11:57 am Lois, There were several different Suzette dolls made. Can you be more specific? Or post a photo to my Facebook page? Vicki Turco says: August 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm I am looking for “Precious Expressions” dolls made by 1999 Uneeda Doll Co.Ltd. I purchased some at the Cracker Barrel restaurant between 1999 and 2002 but haven’t seen them in a while. Thanks..Vicki Zendelle says: September 3, 2014 at 7:47 am Vicki, there are some for sale here on eBay. Cheryl says: September 20, 2014 at 10:25 am I am looking for the Vermont Maple syrup doll. Mine got lost or destroyed =( Zendelle says: September 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm Cheryl, Here is one on eBay.. She is missing the green jumper, but it shouldn’t be too hard to make her a new one. Ivanka says: September 26, 2014 at 11:26 am I am looking for an old baby laugh a lot doll by remco, if anyone is selling please can you email me Zendelle says: September 28, 2014 at 9:30 pm Ivanka, I have replied to your email. Kathy says: October 2, 2014 at 11:22 pm I have a “Lovely Laurie” doll by Knickerbocker. Found her recently in a storage chest at my mother’s. What can you tell me about this doll? Do you know what year she was made and possible value? The doll is in good cindition and squeaks when you squeeze her. I don’t know if she originally made other sounds besides the squeak. Thank you. Zendelle says: October 4, 2014 at 5:51 pm Kathy, I have no information on this doll. Would love to see a photo of her if you are able to post on on my Facebook page. MARSHA HAWES says: October 3, 2014 at 10:45 am I HAVE A DOROTHY DARLING DOLL. ORIGINAL CLOTHES AND SHOES. STILL HAS THE “I AM A DOROTHY DARLING DOLL” PENDANT. EXCELLANT SHAPE. EXCEPT WHEN YOU LAY HER DOWN. I BELIEVE SHE IS TO SAY SOMETHING, BUT JUST MAKE A NOISE. I AM GUESSING AROUND THE YEAR 1930. I KNOW SHE WAS NAMED AFTER A CHILD ACTRESS. BUT KNOW NOTHING ELSE. WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME. Zendelle says: October 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm Marsha, I have never heard of this doll before. I checked the Encyclopedia of Celebrity dolls and there is no mention of her there either. I found this one on Pinterest. Does she have any markings, or company name on the pendant? Marj Powell says: October 5, 2014 at 4:27 pm I have a grocery store doll that I have had for about 60 years. I always thought it was Cinderella. My Dad owned a grocery store. Her dress is in bad shape, she has slippers on, hair and face and eyes are in great shape. I have been keeping her for such a long time, now don’t know what to do with her. Don’t want to toss her out now that I know she has a name. Any suggestions. Thanks Zendelle says: October 7, 2014 at 2:49 pm Marj, If you would like to keep her but get her a new dress, there are many people on Ebay and Etsy who make doll clothes for all size dolls. If you don’t want to keep her, there are various options for selling her. Read my post “Selling a Doll Collection.” The information is the same whether you have one doll or a hundred. Tracy says: October 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm Looking for a Pretty Penny Chatterbox doll. Preferably one that doesn’t speak Spanish like the one on Ebay right now. There is another on ebay but in terrible condition. Please let me know if Ebay is the only place to find one Zendelle says: October 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm Tracy, you can save your search on eBay so that when another doll is listed, eBay will send you an email. That way you don’t have to keep checking every day. You should also check RubyLane and Etsy which are other good sites for purchasing dolls. Have you considered putting a “Wanted” ad on your local Craigslist site? dion says: October 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm I just found a 6″ vogue porcelain doll. I wash trying to find out any info about her but don’t know where to start. Can someone help me out. I can send pictures if need to. Zendelle says: October 22, 2014 at 8:35 pm Dion, I don’t know of any porcelain dolls made by Vogue. Can you post a picture to my Facebook page? Heather says: October 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm I am looking for a doll I had as a child and I cannot find it anywhere! She resembled a Chatty Cathy doll and had the speaker on her stomach like they did, but her face was different. She sang London Bridge and if I remember correctly turned her head and moved her arms and legs. I would love to have one like her but I have searched everywhere. She wore a pink dress with while polka dots and pink plastic dress. I have found only one picture on Google that looks like her but looks like her hair was cut. It doesn’t say what kind of doll it is though. If you by chance know of anything, it would be appreciated. I’m not sure the time frame it was made, but I had her and working in 1988. Zendelle says: October 22, 2014 at 8:48 pm Heather, in the late sixties Mattel made Singing Chatty, and London Bridge was one of the songs she sang. But I don’t think she moved. If you find the picture again, could you point me to it? HUGH O'DONNELL says: November 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm I WOULD LIKE TO SALE THESE DOLL NEVER BEEN PLAY WITH & SMOKE FREE HOME YOU MAY LEAVE ME A MESG. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT MIGHT WANT THEM ..THANK FEX Zendelle says: November 17, 2014 at 4:43 pm You might want to read my article on Selling a Doll Collection. susie kussmaul says: December 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm I am looking to but a Chatty Cathy doll. would like it to talk if possible. I have looked on Ebay but have had no luck, do you have any suggestions where I can look? Zendelle says: December 30, 2014 at 9:23 pm If you include the word “talks” in your search for Chatty Cathy on ebay, you will come up with quite a few in working condition. RubyLane, Etsy and Doll Shops United are other good places to find dolls. If you go to dollshowusa.com, you will find listings for doll shows where you can see and test dolls in person. Kayla says: January 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm Found a sea wees doll in the original box says Sea wees and babies it’s the red headed one dated 1980 Wondering if anyone knows the worth of these? Paid 20 dollars wondering if it’s a good investment? Thanks! Zendelle says: January 8, 2015 at 8:51 pm Hi Kayla, I don’t know much about the Sea Wees dolls, but if you read this post it gives you step by step instructions on how to research their values: http://www.vintagedollcollector.com/uncategorized/how-much-is-my-doll-worth/ Kelly says: January 6, 2015 at 7:34 am Hello. I’m trying to find information on the Eegee 31(or 32?) inch talking version of Walking Pretty doll. Do you know what year (s) she was made and how hard it is to find the talking version? Thanks! Zendelle says: January 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm Hi Kelly, I know she was made in 1976 because I have that catalog, but what other years she was available, I’m not sure. There is not a lot of info out there on Eegee dolls. She was available in a black version as well as a Spanish speaking version, in 32″ and 26″ sizes. The talking versions of companion-size dolls are much less common than the regular versions, however rarity doesn’t necessarily translate to value. Do you have one, or are you looking for one? Bonnie says: January 6, 2015 at 3:02 pm I have a your dream bride doll that is probably 50 years old in the original blue and white box, and I cannot find it on the internet. Any information on her? Zendelle says: January 8, 2015 at 8:39 pm Hi, I’m not sure which doll you are referring to. Can you post a picture on my Facebook page? https://www.facebook.com/Vintagedollcollector LORA says: January 15, 2015 at 8:38 pm I GOT AN ANTIQUE DOLL HER NECK SAYS UNEEDA 12 SHE IS IN GREAT SHAPE. THOUGHT MAYBE SOMEONE COULD HELP ME. THANK YOU. SHE HAS ALLORIGIANAL CLOTHED ON AS WELL. I WILL TRY TO TAKE A PICTURE W\SO I CAN LIST HER. Zendelle says: January 20, 2015 at 8:05 pm Lora, if you can post a photo on my Facebook page, I can try to identify her for you. WANDA MARSH says: January 17, 2015 at 5:02 pm I have two Cissy dolls (I am almost sure were the 1955 issue). My girls loved and played with them, but since they grew up the dolls have been stored. In 1986 I sent one of them (along with 2 “Alexanderkins” walking dolls) to Alexander Doll Company for repair – restrung (the rubber bands had deteriorated) a new wig and a sleepy eye for Cissy. Two months later I sent the other Cissy for new rubber bands and repair of a sleepy eye. The eye was not satisfactory when returned and I did not pursue it further. Since then the dolls have been kept in a closet and the rubber bands have deteriorated again and the bodies need to be cleaned. Do you know who would have an interest? Zendelle says: January 20, 2015 at 8:04 pm Wanda, not sure I understand your question. Do you want them repaired again or do you want to sell them? If you want to have them repaired, visit the Doll Doctors’ Association website to find a doll hospital near you. If you want to sell them, read my post on Selling a Doll Collection. The information is the same whether it’s one doll or a hundred. Ketty says: January 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm Why nobody talk of Advance Doll and Toys Co. and their dolls Winnie and Tama? I would like to know more about them, specially Tama because I had one when I was a little girl until my late 20’s and somehow get lost when I came to this country. Thank you Zendelle says: February 25, 2015 at 9:07 pm Hi Ketty, Advance Dolls are not as widely collected as some others – probably because it was a smaller company and didn’t have the advertising budget that the big companies did. I don’t know too much about them, but here is a pretty Wanda doll by Advance. Mary Ann Newell says: February 3, 2015 at 1:11 pm I am looking for Gail of the Golden West clothes. I have the doll, in good shape but no clothes or boots. Zendelle says: February 25, 2015 at 9:18 pm Hi Mary Ann, the best place to look for Gail’s clothes would be on eBay. Unfortunately you will be competing against other people who also have naked dolls. The clothes are always harder to find! Jill says: February 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm Hi! I have a couple of dolls that came with dresses. The one doll has a (feels like) real fur wrap or stole. It is a white color fur with a faux? animal face which clips to the other end of the wrap. There is a manufacturers tag: “Made Expressly for Baar & Beards a Top Hit Fashion.” Any information on this company and which doll it went to would be awesome! Thanks so much. Jill Zendelle says: February 25, 2015 at 9:22 pm Hi Jill, I was not familiar with that company, but from what I have just seen looking quickly online, they made fur collars for people, not dolls, and it sounds like yours got repurposed for a doll somewhere along the way. Corinne says: February 20, 2015 at 11:11 pm Hello, I need some help finding a doll that my mother had in the 1940s. She called it her Margie doll, but is unsure if that was the real name of the doll or one she just gave to it. Her description is that is was soft like a rag doll, with a painted on plastic face, yellow hair (possibly yarn) with a simple cotton dress. I have a photocopy of a picture, but cannot tell much form that. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you! Zendelle says: February 25, 2015 at 9:35 pm Hi Corinne, Your mother’s doll is going to be difficult if not impossible to track down, mainly because there are not a lot of collectors of this type of doll, so therefore not a lot of info out there. Dolls like hers are usually referred to as “mask face” dolls. The dolls with plastic faces would have been made later, in the 1950s. The ’40s dolls would have had faces of stiffened fabric which may have been waterproofed and felt like plastic. There are plenty of this type of doll out there, so your best bet would be to search on eBay until you find something that looks similar to your picture. Sorry I can’t be more help. Sue Morgan says: March 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm I have an Ideal Crown Princess that is different from all others I have ever seen, and I’ve seen a lot! She has jointed knees and feet, and is dressed in a ballerina outfit. She has a walker mechanism in her lower body. Have you ever seen or heard of a Crown Princess like this? She is completely unmarked. Did someone just put a Crown Princess head on another doll’s body? It doesn’t look like that’s what happened. I would love any information you can provide. Thank you! Zendelle says: April 10, 2015 at 9:04 pm Never heard of such a thing. I would suspect she is a head swap. But would love to see some photos if you can post them on my Facebook page.