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Hi, my name is*****'m a certified appraiser, and I'd be happy to help.

Is it possible to upload photos of the item, including any and all marks/signatures? Please check the neck and body carefully for marks.

There should be a +ADD FILES feature next to our Send button.

If not, then there is a paperclip above the reply box that you click to attach photos.

The photos won’t upload unless you also have at least one word in the text box! You won’t see the attached photo along with the text before you post it, but you will see the paperclip or attach button turn green.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I will have to check when i get home. I keep her in my cedar chest......

No problem. There were many, many Shirley Temple dolls produced by various companies, so it really depends on which one it is. If you can get me some photos tonight, or at any other time, I'll get a notice that you've uploaded them, and I'll address this question first the next time I'm logged on.

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I see that this question remains "open." How can I help you further? I strive to always provide five-star service.

I am happy to continue to work with you until you are completely satisfied.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Here are the pics of the doll and several old photo's my mom has in an old scrapbook. Let me know what you think.Thanks
Cathy
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photo - Shirley Temple.jpg.zip
photo -...zip

Thank you I'll work on this right away.

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Thanks.

This is a 16" composition Shirley Temple doll, made by Ideal.

In better condition, she would be worth around $300.00.

Unfortunately, there are some real issues with the wig--it's matted, and it looks like someone gave it a haircut around the front. There is also some breakage to the left eyelid, the joints are loose, and that doesn't seem to be an original dress.

As is, the value would be approximately $100.00.

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