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Steven-R, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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Experience:  I am a retired Major, US Army, and an antiques and collectibles consultant based on the east coast.
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Doll value: Nordic House Designs Inc (out of business NY)

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Doll value: Nordic House Designs Inc (out of business NY) Celeste doll - limited edition (55/500); hand painted porceline head w/ large eyes, straw hair & hat: soft body, dress is floral Nordic House fabric. Excellent condition, All tags intact, certificate
of authenticity and original box. Patterned after Jeune Fille & Parissienne turn of the century dolls. Made in early 1980s?- I think. Is doll rare and what is current value? XXXXXXXXXXXX
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help. Nordic House was a large import/export design trading and clearing house that marketed many designer grade wares, including dolls. Unfortunately their "Limited Edition" dolls were much like things today from the Franklin Mint--while the initial item appealed to buyers, the secondary market did not perform well at all. It is normal to find the designer series dolls in mint condition with original packaging at a retail of $45-65 today, which is about half the "guide" value. Demand is simply not that strong, unfortunately. I do hope you understand.
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