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I have a S.PB H. (PB inside star) doll from early 1900's. I

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I have a S.PB H. (PB inside star) doll from early 1900's. I assume this is Schoenau Hoffmeister doll. The mold or model # is 1000 and she has blue eyes. She is in excellent condition with a detached hand. Can you tell me anything about this doll, including approximate value?
Thanks,
Stacie Walther
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 3 months ago.

HI Stacie,

My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help.

How tall is your doll?

Do her eyes open and close?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
18" tall and her eyes do not close
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 months ago.

My apologies for the delay, Stacie. Your reply came while I was on vacation.

Yes, your doll is by Schoenau and Hoffmeister. The mark indicates that it was made prior to 1930.

A doll with a detached hand cannot be considered to be in excellent condition for the purpose of valuation.

In this condition, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your doll is approximately $100. If you were to sell it, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $40, depending on location and actual condition.

I can recommend a good doll hospital: Taggerty Doll Clinic of Elmira, New York. www.taggertydollclinic.com

If they can successfully repair your doll, its retail value would then be approximately $300.

I hope this answer has been helpful to you, Stacie.

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 2 months ago.

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