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I have about 100 porcelain dolls that came from my grandma.

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I have about 100 porcelain dolls that came from my grandma. She had passed at the age of 93. They have beautiful porcelain faces, arms wears clothes shoes, has eye lashes. I'm just not sure where she received them all from. One of my favorites is a little boy with a stand dressed in green plaid with beautiful needle work, wears a hat. How do I find a mark or something to help me get it appraised without looking like a jerk
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 11 months ago.


I can help with guidance and how to begin with your doll collection. It is best to start with determining the age as the value will depend on whether these are from the late 1800's, early 1900's or late 1900's. Antique bisque porcelain head dolls are usually marked on the back of the head in the neck area and under the bottom of the wig/hair. Newer dolls tend to have tags on the inside back of clothing, or under the clothing or under the back. Do you have photos of any of them?

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