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Trying to find the value of a doll l wish to give my eldest granddaughter as a keepsake. She is a Bebe Bru Victorian Heirloom Bride doll hand painted fine bisque porcelain wearing an authentic turn of the century ivory satin and embroidered netting,trimmed with venetian lace satin roses, sequins and faux pearls. Can you help.

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Trying to find the value of a doll l wish to give to my eldest granddaughter as a keepsake. She is a Bebe Bru Victorian Heirloom Bride doll, hand painted fine bisque porcelain wearing an authentic turn of the century ivory satin dress with embroidered netting trimmed with venetian lace satin roses, sequins and faux pearls. Can you help.

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 6 months ago
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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 6 months ago

Hello,

Does your doll look like the one in this link:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/franklin-mint-bebe-bru-victorian-1872270093

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
she does. I have had her for about 25 years now and is still my favourite.
Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 6 months ago

Hi,

Thank you for checking and confirming.

This was issued by the Franklin Heirloom in the 1990s and is made to look like an antique 19th century doll.

The antique and vintage collectible doll market is currently slumped. Dolls do not sell for what they used to sell for a few decades ago and the market was further impacted by the Recession.

On today’s market, your doll could sell for $20 - $150.

This example sold for $73:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/franklin-heirloom-doll-victorian-1896456746

This one for $30:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/collectible-dolls-bebe-bru-victorian-1892534702

$119.96:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/franklin-heirloom-mint-bebe-bru-21-1877707988

$92.69:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/21-franklin-heirloom-dolls-bebe-bru-1892212339

$20:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/franklin-mint-bebe-bru-victorian-1872270093

$19.99:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/nrfb-franklin-heirloom-21-doll-bebe-1849879749

$29.99:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/21-bebe-bru-victorian-bride-franklin-1824089101

$55:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/bebe-bru-victorian-porcelain-bride-1726998100

$89.95:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/franklin-mint-heirloom-porcelain-doll-1725281197

$95:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/franklin-mint-bebe-bru-victorian-1725122487

Please take a moment to leave a rating by clicking the stars. If you require further assistance, no worries, the question thread does not close even after leaving a rating.

~Nora

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Antique Expert: Nora, Expert in Fine and Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 6 months ago

Hello,

Just checking in to see if you viewed your answer and if you are seeking further assistance?

Please let me know.

Sincerely,

Nora

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