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What is the value of 1930's cloth madam dolls

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What is the value of 1930's cloth m***** ***** dolls
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hi,

Your vintage Madame Alexander Little Shaver felt doll can sell for $75 - $100 on today's auction market.

Here is a link for you to a comparable Little Shaver in blonde that sold for $82:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/madame-alexander-cloth-little-shaver-237182602

Nora

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I was looing for a range of prices on all 1930's cloth m***** ***** dolls. What colth m***** ***** doll has sold for the highest price?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Your answer cannot be correct. Cloth1930's M***** ***** dolls are highly collectable. Is there someone who knows about 1930's - 1940s cloth alexander dolls?
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Felt face dolls by Madame Alexander are rare, but not in all cases does rarity equal high value. The market as whole for dolls is currently quite flat. My answers are based on actual sales, so recording facts to you is not incorrect.

This set of 4 felt Little Women felt face Madame Alexander dolls sold for $2995:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-madame-alexander-little-women-1737739043

The highest single doll is "Babbie" who sold for $895:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/tgd-alexander-cloth-babbie-katherine-409096753

~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

I also recommend contacting Theriault's auction house to find out their recent prices on felt face dolls by Madame Alexander. They specialize in dolls. It is free to contact them through their website:

https://www.theriaults.com

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No -these are not felt faced dolls. They have molded cloth faces. Do you need more pictures?
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Yes please send more photos, as there is only one of the Little Shaver attached here that I can see on my end.

~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Here is a 1930's cloth Kate Greenaway 'Alexander Creation' that sold for $695:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/16-cloth-madame-alexander-kate-531030700

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No not the original price. What are they worth now?
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

1930's cloth Alice in Wonderland, poor condition, $24.99:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/madame-alexander-alice-wonderland-479732402

Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

The links I am providing are not the original prices, these are actual auction sale records from the last few years. I use a member subscription database and I am showing the actual sale prices, not estimates.

~Nora

Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

This is the match to your Suzie-Q doll; which in used condition sold for $34.99:

http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/susie-1930s-madame-alexander-doll-15-131145828

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I can use these web sites myself. These dolls are very valuable. How do get a refund?
Expert:  Nora replied 10 months ago.

Hello,

Values are perceived, and the paying market dictates such. I can only convey to actual recent sale prices which are the facts and just the facts. The market 20 - 30 years ago for dolls was at its height. It fell precipitously after the Recession hit and will likely not recover in this generation.

I will send your request for refund to admin on your behalf.

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~Nora