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Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher
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I have circa 80 antique dolls made before 1900, and have no

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I have circa 80 antique dolls made before
1900, and have no way to evaluate their value.
Can you help me or direct me to a reputable appraiser because I need to sell these pieces soon.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.


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

If you can tell me the nearest large city to you, I can find a qualified expert in your area.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
campbell, ca 95008
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Nothing larger than Campbell? Are you close to San Francisco?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
San Jose - SF is*****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
San Francisco is 60 minutes from here
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.


Here are some recommendations for you:

Here's one in Campbell:

Nice Twice Doll Shop

253 E. Campbell Ave.

Campbell, CA 95008

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This one services your area:

Nancy Burke Bosch ISA AM

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This one will do online appraisals:

The Doll Fixer

You should contact each one of these, in order to find the best fit for you.

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

If you have any further questions or problems concerning your answer, please reply to me before deciding to leave a negative rating, which does affect my job.

If you would like to work with me on further questions you might have, it would be a pleasure to work with you again. All you have to do is put my name (Judith) at the beginning of your question.

I need your positive rating!

You do that immediately following this answer by clicking one of the top two Smiles, or Stars depending which one you see on your answer.

Thank you so much!

Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.


I am just checking in to see if you have any additional questions about your item?

Please note that experts here are not employees of; experts are verified users. I need your positive rating, please!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I already knew about this store. A lot of money for no answer. I paid for an appraisal and not some place else to go.
I am very dissatisfied!
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

Hello Ronald,

I am sorry you are disappointed.

Surely you didn't think we could appraise 80 antique dolls via the Internet? But, you did not ask me for an appraisal, anyway. You asked me to direct you to a reputable appraiser and I recommended three for you, including a highly esteemed certified appraiser. Is there some other information you wanted and didn't get?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought you could get a rough estimate at the very least, or make a guess!
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 1 year ago.

That is not what you asked for. If you had, I would not have picked up your question, as it is not possible to give you any appraisal or even a rough estimate for 80 dolls, none of which you described and none of which I have seen. I can do one doll for you, if you like, but I'll need a detailed description and pictures.

If you want your entire collection appraised, I suggest you contact one of the appraisers whose information I gave you.

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