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I have three dolls from World galleries and would like to know their value. They are Samatha created by Cindy Marchner and Shelley and Sean from the Summer season in 1992 Shelly is 8th edition and Sean is 7th issue, both in same outfits/

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I wanted to know the value of three World Galleries porceline dolls I have. They are Samatha with red hair and rompers and she sits. Sean and Shelly are part of the Summer season in 1992 and are both in sailor outfits, Sean sits and Shelly is on a stand

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My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help. I've been an appraiser for 29 years, and am the president of the Association of Online Appraisers.

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Antique Expert: Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 9 months ago

Do you know who was the artist who made Shelley and Sean?

Also, do you have the orginal packaging for these dolls?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
the artist who made Sean and Shelly was Kay McKee in 1981
Antique Expert: Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 9 months ago

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Antique Expert: Judith-on-Antiques, Antiques and Collectibles Researcher replied 9 months ago

World Galleries sold dolls made in Taiwan in the 80s and 90s. Cindy Marchner and Kay McGee were doll designers who still work for other companies.

All three of your dolls are limited edition products. They originally sold in the range of $17 - $20 each.

Today, in perfect condition with all clothing, accessories and packaging, the current retail (replacement or insurance) value of your dolls is approximately $100 each. If you were to sell them, you could expect to get the fair market (private sale or auction) value of approximately 40% of the retail amount or $40 each, depending on location and actual condition.

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