Antique Armand Marseilles 370 AM-2-DEP 19" Doll - Bisque Head - Kid Body (579) (2022)

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    Antique Armand Marseilles 370 AM-2-DEP 19" Doll - Bisque Head - Kid Body (579) Antique Armand Marseilles 370 AM-2-DEP 19" Doll - Bisque Head - Kid Body (579) (1)

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    Antique Armand Marseilles 370 AM-2-DEP 19" Doll - Bisque Head - Kid Body (579) (2)

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    • Item Condition Normal wear and tear with visible signs of use
    • Brand Armand Marseilles
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    Doll is in mixed condition. It was absolutely filthy when donated and although it has been cleaned it could use additional detailing. The head is in overall good condition however it has been inexpertly repaired and the glue has yellowed over time. There are no other chips or cracks and the painted brows, lashes, lips, cheeks and nose look great. The mouth is slightly open with four visible teeth. The face, eyes and expression are lovely. Herblue glass sleepy eyes are in good working order. Her jointed kid leather body looks amazing for it's age, no holes, tears or leaking sawdust. All joints are in good working order. The leather is yellowed and flaking, particularly on her upper body but is still intact. She has bisque arms/hands and one thumb is missing. Her feet are kid, however I did not remove her stockings or shoes as the shoes are so brittle and fragile I did not think they would survive the process. Dress is satin or nylon and not original. I do not know if her mohair wig/pate are original. There is quite a bit of glue mixed into the strands. Other than the obvious break, this is a stunning antique doll that likely dates from thelate 19th, early 20th century. See photos for additional information.

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    FAQs

    How do you identify an Armand Marseille doll? ›

    Armand Marseille dolls are generally very clearly marked on the back of the bisque head. As an example, Armand Marseille/Germany/390 or something similar, where 390 is the mold number. Many of the dolls are marked with "A M" instead of Armand Marseille.

    How can you tell if a doll is collectible? ›

    First, examine the doll thoroughly in good, clear lighting. Note the size of the doll, the material the doll is made of, the type of eyes, hair and clothing details. Next, check the doll for markings. Most doll marks are found on the back of the head, on the torso, and sometimes the feet.

    How can you tell an antique bisque doll? ›

    There should be two large holes near the shoulders. If the doll's skin has small pores collecting dust and dirt, it's likely bisque not porcelain. Usually the more dirt there is, the older the doll. Lines looking like cracks on the porcelain or bisque, often across the doll's face, are a sign of old age.

    How old does a doll have to be to be antique? ›

    Antique, Vintage or Modern Collectible

    Experts typically divide collectible dolls into three groups. Antique dolls are 100 years old or more. Notable dolls from the 50s are considered vintage. Finally, specific brands from the 60s and 70s are viewed as modern collectibles.

    How old are bisque dolls? ›

    A bisque doll or porcelain doll is a doll made partially or wholly out of bisque or biscuit porcelain. Bisque dolls are characterized by their realistic, skin-like matte finish. They had their peak of popularity between 1860 and 1900 with French and German dolls.

    What is a Kestner doll? ›

    The J.D. Kestner doll company made dolls in Germany, in the Waltershausen, Thuringia region, for over 90 years. The earliest dolls were wood and papier mache, and then China. But the dolls that the company is best known for are the bisque better known as porcelain dolls from the late 1800s into the early 1900s.

    What type of porcelain dolls are worth money? ›

    Porcelain dolls that were made 80 to 100 years ago or more can be quite valuable. For example, a doll made in 1916 by the French sculptor Albert Marque—one of 100 limited edition dolls dressed by the Parisian couturier Jeanne Margaine-LaCroix—was sold in 2014 by auction house Theriault's for $300,000.

    How do I know if my porcelain doll is valuable? ›

    First, make a general assessment of your doll and determine that it is actually made from porcelain. There should be a clear identification name or number on the head, shoulder, neck, or bottom of your doll's foot. This number can be used for online comparisons or when consulting an appraiser.

    How much do antique dolls sell for? ›

    Price: Around $200 to $300 each, if mint; $1,000 to $1,500 for full set mint and all original. In very good condition (missing some of the original outfits; some flaws and crazing), from $100 to $150 each. Comments: Dolls shown have original outfits but are lacking their pins.

    How can you tell the difference between bisque and porcelain? ›

    What Are Bisque and Porcelain? As mentioned, bisque is unglazed porcelain. Porcelain is created from a paste of clays and water which is molded and then fired at temperatures above 2300 F. After firing, the molded doll head is fired several times more after applications of paints to create the doll's features.

    What's the difference between vintage and antique? ›

    In short, an antique is 100 yearsor older, while vintage is younger,though typically still prior to 1999. It's a relatively simple distinction,but not necessarily as importantas you think it might be. The age of a piece doesn'tdirectly correlate to value.

    Do people still collect dolls? ›

    People collect dolls for many reasons. Some collect them because of fond childhood memories, others for the artistry that goes into making them, others for historical value, and still others for their resale value.

    What is the difference between classic vintage and antique? ›

    Vintage: Denoting something from the past of high quality, especially something representing the best of its kind. Antique: Having a high value because of age and quality. Classic: Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

    How do you wash bisque dolls? ›

    Dip the cotton tip into the warm water, roll on the dry towel if the cotton tip is dripping. Then use the dampened tip to gently clean the eyes, nose, ears. Using a swirling action with the cotton tip to clean the more intricate parts of the doll head works well. Just remember not to rub.

    What were dolls made of in 1930's? ›

    What Is Celluloid? Celluloid is one of the first synthetic plastics ever created. It is a plastic created from wood products that include cellulose nitrate and camphor. First created in 1863, it was a popular material to make items as diverse as jewelry and dolls from the 1870s through the 1930s.

    What are antique doll bodies made of? ›

    The majority of dolls had heads made from bisque and bodies made from other materials such as stuffed cloth, kid leather or a durable material made from sawdust and glue called composition. Some bodies were hollow and had limbs that were fastened together with elastic cord through an internal network of metal hooks.

    What china dolls are worth money? ›

    15 Most Valuable Vintage Porcelain Dolls
    No.NameYear
    1Brinn's American Tradition First Lady Doll 1987 Emily1987
    2Vintage Porcelain Doll with Bonnet1983
    3JC Penny Porcelain Girl Doll1992
    4Plaid Shirt Porcelain Head Doll1990
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    What do you do with old dolls? ›

    The obvious answer for any toy in good condition is donate it to a charity shop or charity for another child to enjoy – but I know from personal experience dolls quite often don't make it out of a childhood in good enough condition to donate.

    Are old Barbies worth money? ›

    Original Barbie - The original first edition Barbie from 1959 is very rare. Money, Inc. reports that even in played-with condition, she is worth $8,000. In pristine condition, she could be worth more than $27,000.

    Are Cabbage Patch dolls worth any money? ›

    How Much Are Cabbage Patch Dolls Worth? Cabbage Patch dolls from earlier times are typically worth $500 to $2000, while standard dolls with vinyl heads usually cost between $10 to $30. Teresa Ann was the most valuable Cabbage Patch doll to sell in 1985. In April 2021, it sold on eBay for $2000.

    Are Barbies from the 90s worth anything? ›

    While these life-size 90s Barbies only cost around $30 in the 90s, many My Size Barbie dolls have become pretty rare and expensive today. The 1997 My Size Rapunzel doll is one of the highest priced and can fetch up to $200.

    Are old Bratz dolls worth anything? ›

    How Much Are Bratz Dolls Worth? An antique Bratz doll made before 1990 can fetch up to $700 or even more. Dolls made after 1990 are more likely to sell for less than $100.

    How much are Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls worth? ›

    The Raggedy Ann character was copyrighted in 1915 by Johnny Gruelle, a commercial artist. Gruelle knew he had a money maker and quickly licensed P.F. Volland to make dolls of Ann and her brother Andy. Today Volland dolls are worth up to $3,000 and can be recognized by a cardboard heart inside you can actually feel.

    What Barbie is worth the most money? ›

    1. Stefani Canturi Barbie – $302,500. The most expensive Barbie doll in history is the Stefani Canturi Barbie, valued at a mind boggling $302,500. This highly prized collectible was manufactured in 2010 with elegant blonde hair and the traditional Barbie features.

    How can you tell if a porcelain doll is antique? ›

    Look for craze lines on the porcelain or bisque surface of the doll. These antique dolls develop fine lines as they age, which look like cracks scattering across the porcelain or bisque. These will often be across the face of the doll. For example, a doll with very heavy cracks across the face is very old.

    What is a German bisque doll? ›

    Unglazed bisque dolls were the most prevalent type of doll made in Germany during the 1800s and early 1900s. German dolls were lifelike, made of quality materials, and reasonably priced.

    How do you identify porcelain? ›

    Pottery is opaque; light does shine through a piece of porcelain. Pottery breaks in a line. Porcelain is thinner, lighter and more stain-resistant. If you hold a pottery plate in one hand and a porcelain plate in the other, you will find the porcelain is colder and the pottery is heavier.

    Do pawn shops buy Barbies? ›

    Selling original Barbie dolls or other collectibles and their accessories like doll houses can earn you top dollar. 1st United Pawn and Loan wants to buy them and put cash in your hands!

    How much is a Chatty Cathy doll worth? ›

    Mint in box-complete, perhaps some age wear, but unplayed with, $175 to $300. Mint-excellent condition non boxed in all original clothes $60 to $150. Played with, very good condition in partial original clothes $25 to $75. Played with, well loved, no original clothes $10 to $40.

    What are porcelain dolls made of? ›

    Porcelain doll (or so-called bisque doll) is a doll that is wholly or partially made out of bisque porcelain, a type of porcelain that is unglazed and matte. Bisque dolls were the most popular from 1860 to 1900 in France and Germany and became fashionable after china dolls who have glazed texture.

    How can you tell the difference between ceramic and resin? ›

    The key difference between composite resins and ceramics is that composite resins are inexpensive and have low toughness, whereas ceramics are tough and expensive.

    How do you clean porcelain dolls face? ›

    Remove the stains on your doll using gentle detergent diluted in water. A mix of baking soda and water can also be an option, but try it on the doll's hidden part first. 2. Use a dry cloth to wipe the porcelain and a Q-tip to clean the doll's nose, ears, mouth, and other places that are hard to reach.

    Are porcelain dolls heavy? ›

    Bodies of the early Bisque porcelain dolls were usually made from the mix of various materials, including wood, cloth, leather or papier-mâché. Full-porcelain dolls were rare and expensive. They were very heavy and could easily break, particularly in the joints.

    Does refinishing antique reduce value? ›

    Refinishing valuable American masterpieces can diminish the value, or painting over or removing hand-painted techniques can reduce the integrity of an antique. However, in general, cleaning and restoring old furniture can add value and help bring it back to life.

    How do I identify an antique? ›

    An antique is a piece of furniture with special value due its age, especially one with fine artistry or craftmanship. Many antique stores will say that items 50 years or older are considered antique, while antique dealers might define it as 150 years or older.

    What makes an antique an antique? ›

    Common Definitions of the Word Antique

    The United States Customs Service says an antique is an item that is “100 years of age or older.” In conformance with U.S. Customs laws, Merriam Webster Dictionary states that the item must have been made at least 100 years ago in order to be considered an antique.

    What collectibles are hot now? ›

    Keep reading for some of the key highlights in a few of the most popular collectible categories of 2022.
    • Sports. ...
    • Comic Books. ...
    • Statues and Figures. ...
    • Toys and Action Figures. ...
    • Trading Card Games (Pokémon and more) ...
    • Collectibles Insurance Services was founded by collectors, for collectors! ...
    • Sources.
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    Why would a grown man collect dolls? ›

    Dolls can look so lifelike that they can soothe your emotional needs. If you're feeling lonely or grieving, the presence of your doll collection can make you happy. Sometimes a collection of dolls helps you uncover and let loose emotions that need to be expressed.

    Is a 20 year old car considered classic? ›

    For insurance and registration purposes, the age of a classic car, in most cases, is at least 20 years old but not more than 40 years old. If you are going to register it (and insure it) as a classic, it should have been kept to its original design and specifications.

    How do you tell if a piece of furniture is an antique? ›

    The age factor is subjective: general antique stores label objects 50 years or older as antiques. Fine antique dealers consider objects 150 years and older to be antique. In the East, an antique is Queen Anne or earlier; in the West, it's any piece of furniture that came across the mountains in a wagon.

    What antique dishes are worth money? ›

    15 Most Expensive Antique Dishes
    No.Antique Dish BrandValue
    1Qing Dynasty Porcelain$84 million
    2Blue & White Porcelain$21.6 million
    3Blood Red Porcelain$9.5 million
    4Joseon Baekje Porcelain$4.2 million
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    How do you know if a toy is vintage? ›

    Most antique dealers consider an item to be vintage if it is at least 40 years old. So, in the context of this blog date, a vintage item would be made between 1918 and 1978. Even though many vintage items are nostalgic, they are sought after for many reasons besides their age. This includes decorating and collecting.

    How do I know if my porcelain doll is valuable? ›

    First, make a general assessment of your doll and determine that it is actually made from porcelain. There should be a clear identification name or number on the head, shoulder, neck, or bottom of your doll's foot. This number can be used for online comparisons or when consulting an appraiser.

    What Cabbage Patch dolls are worth a lot of money? ›

    Teresa Ann, $2,000

    One of the rarest cabbage patch dolls is the 1985 Teresa Ann, a doll that was sold for a whopping $2,000 on eBay: This doll has green eyes, a dimple on its cheek, and a soft body along with a removable pink dress. All of which plays a vital role in helping it reach such a high value.

    Are Cabbage Patch dolls worth anything? ›

    How Much Are Cabbage Patch Dolls Worth? Cabbage Patch dolls from earlier times are typically worth $500 to $2000, while standard dolls with vinyl heads usually cost between $10 to $30. Teresa Ann was the most valuable Cabbage Patch doll to sell in 1985. In April 2021, it sold on eBay for $2000.

    What old toys are worth a lot of money? ›

    These are the 10 most valuable toys from your childhood:
    • Barbies: Vintage 1959 Barbie – $23,000. ...
    • Vintage Atari Games: “Air Raid” – $33,400. ...
    • Pokémon Cards: Pikachu – $100,000. ...
    • Hot Wheels: 1969 Volkswagen Beach Bomb – $125,000. ...
    • The Original Monopoly – $146,500. ...
    • G.I. ...
    • Comic Books: “Action Comics 1” – $3.2 Million. ...
    • Summary.
    15 Jul 2022

    What toys will become collectible? ›

    Top 7 Collectible Toys That Are Worth Insuring
    • 1) LEGOs. In 1932, Danish carpenter Ole Kirk Kristiansen founded the company that would one day become LEGO. ...
    • 2) Model Horses. ...
    • 3) Funko POPS! ...
    • 4) Toy Cars. ...
    • 5) Video Games. ...
    • 6) Action Figures. ...
    • 7) Board Games.
    7 Jun 2021

    How can you tell if a porcelain doll is antique? ›

    Look for craze lines on the porcelain or bisque surface of the doll. These antique dolls develop fine lines as they age, which look like cracks scattering across the porcelain or bisque. These will often be across the face of the doll. For example, a doll with very heavy cracks across the face is very old.

    What's the difference between bisque and porcelain? ›

    What Are Bisque and Porcelain? As mentioned, bisque is unglazed porcelain. Porcelain is created from a paste of clays and water which is molded and then fired at temperatures above 2300 F.

    How much do antique dolls sell for? ›

    Price: Around $200 to $300 each, if mint; $1,000 to $1,500 for full set mint and all original. In very good condition (missing some of the original outfits; some flaws and crazing), from $100 to $150 each. Comments: Dolls shown have original outfits but are lacking their pins.

    How much is a 1980 Cabbage Patch Doll worth? ›

    While it's true that certain dolls, such as some “Baldies,” “Red Fuzzies” (rare red yarn-like fuzzy hair) and some of the other very early Coleco dolls bring over $100, and even some pre-Cabbage Patch Xavier Roberts dolls can bring over $1,000, most dolls sell for $10 to $30 and have not changed much from the original ...

    How much did cabbage patch dolls cost in 1983? ›

    At the Rowe-Manse Emporium in Clifton, New Jersey, the dolls were selling for $50, well above the retail price of $21, and there was no shortage of willing buyers. The emporium set up a trading post where lucky owners of the doll could double their money if they'd bought the toy at retail price, selling them for $40.

    Can you put a Cabbage Patch Doll in the washing machine? ›

    Remove the clothes from the Cabbage Patch Doll. Place the doll inside a pillowcase with a knot on one end. Put it into the washer with the outfit and some clothes. Once the wash is complete, hang the doll by his head to remove any excess water.

    Why were Cabbage Patch dolls so popular? ›

    In 1983, a Cabbage Patch Kids doll was a 16-inch doll, usually with a plastic head, a fabric body, and yarn hair (unless it was bald). What made them so desirable, besides the fact that they were huggable, was both their supposed uniqueness and their "adoptability."

    What was the first Cabbage Patch doll? ›

    1982: The first prototypes of Cabbage Patch Kids created by Coleco Industries were approved for production by Xavier Roberts. They were later made cuter before shipping in 1983 and causing the international sensation. 1983: Cabbage Patch Kids were introduced with great fanfare at the International Toy Fair in NYC.

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