Dolls & Things For Sale 41 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. 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.