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I am looking to find out the value of a 2005 limited edition of an Annette Himstedt doll from the Kinder collection. Has signed and numbered certificate, original box and original outer shipping box. Her name is ***** ***** stands about 37 inches tall. Glass brown eyes, human hair moveable head and arms and has been gently displayed in a smoke free environment. Can you give me any estimate of what she is worth?

Expert's Assistant: I always love having an appraiser look at my stuff. Sometimes its turned out to be surprisingly valuable. Is there anything else important you think the Antiques Appraiser should know?

She is vinyl and in very good condition with all original clothes and shoes.

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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago
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Antique Expert: Doris, Personal Property Appraiser replied 6 months ago

Your 2005 Annette Himstedt doll Kavita with COA and original boxes has an estimated retail value of $1400-1600.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites.

Be sure to specify local pick up only for large items. That way the buyer would be responsible for obtaining his own insurance and transport.

These sites carry antique as well as vintage items.
Accept PayPal only.

Etsy.com - small fees-20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Artfire.com

These sites are excellent and more upscale but fees are higher. I only recommend them if you have several items to sell.

Rubylane.com
Tias.com
cyberattic.com
trocadero.com
https://www.justcollecting.com

Or your nearest CraigsList.com where you can list items for free. Accept cash only.

Ultimately, to obtain these retail values we assume the piece or set is in good condition and that the final value depends on sale geographic location.

In general, a private seller to a dealer, via consignment or at auction can expect 30-50% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 20% more than retail values.

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