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I have a doll that was appraised in 1990's for $4000.00 She

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I have a doll that was appraised in 1990's for $4000.00 She is called pouty, with blown glass blue eyes that close, painted red lips, pink cheeks, and red fingernails, a silk wig w/ 2 tiny gold bobby pins. Dressed in soft white cotton long dress, half slip and panties. Shoes are soft leather with a small heel (possibly wooden). The shoe ties are silk cord. Bisque head, composite body w/ jointed elbows and knees. There are markings and name on the back of neck. I only remember BEE and Germany as part of the markings. She has been inside a glass bell jar since l990. A lady gave her to me in the late l940's. She said she played with it when she was young. Any idea about the worth of such a doll. I will take it out of the glass and check the markings carefully and send pictures later if you wish. She is clean and clothing is in perfect shape. Any idea about the worth.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Antiques
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Nora replied 2 years ago.
Hi There~
My name is ***** ***** I am here to help with your question.
At your convenience, please send photos. A full image with the design and a clear, in-focus close-up of the mark would be ideal.
When taking a clear close-up try using the macro function on your camera. It looks like a small flower icon. This will allow sharper focus at a closer-range.
When evaluating an item, photos are essential to helping me come to a correct assessment.
There may be an +Add Files button or if there is a toolbar with a paperclip icon showing above the box where you type in responses, then follow the steps on this link for sharing photos:
I look forward to seeing the images. If you are unable to send photos right away, that is fine – there is not a time limit here.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Rarewares replied 2 years ago.
I will be happy to answer you once you can add some photos of your doll. I would like you to look once more at the markings. The BEE does not sound like a known mark and I want to be sure before I go searching.
You can add photos by using the paper clip icon or ADD FILES button. Let me know if you have any trouble doing this. These features work best on a desktop computer.