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Three 8 1/2 inch hard plastic Madame Kins. All are walkers,

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Three 8 1/2 inch hard plastic Madame Alexander Kins. All are walkers, however one does not
walk anymore but I think can be fixed. On scale 1-5, 3 plus to 4 minus. Hair bit matted but all are in good to very good condition.
1 red hair, 1 blonde, one very short blonde hair
Accessories including straw hats, shoes, some original clothes, but most of the wardrobe
is hand made by my talented mother.
One original Mary Hoyer Doll with clothes. She was well loved, hair intact but matted.
How do I find a buyer without using e-bay?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 10 months ago.

Hi Sandy,

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

The two dolls that are still functioning, if they are in perfect condition, should sell in the range of $100 each, including their clothing and accessories. The non-walker will be a tough sell, and you could expect to get approximately $20 for it.

Your best bet is to sell them locally. You can advertise on (free) or in your local newspaper. You can also put a notice on the bulletin board at your local supermarket. If none of that nets you a sale, most towns have consignment shops where you can consign the dolls. Local auctions are another option.

There is also an auction house that specializes in doll auctions twice a year. They are located in Nazareth, PA. Here is their information:

Dotta Auctions

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Their next doll auction is November 5.

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

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Expert:  Judith-on-Antiques replied 9 months ago.

Hi Sandy,

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