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I have an original Betsy McCall and her cousin. Betsy also

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I have an original Betsy McCall and her cousin Linda. Betsy also has several outfits--a blue evening gown, green skirt and top, pink checked dress, and her sunsuit. I also have extra panties, and her black strap shoes. Any idea what they are worth?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


The value of your Betsy McCall and cousin Linda dolls with outfits depend on the maker and if you still have the original box.

Here is a link for you to one Betsy McCall doll that sold for $1250 from 1960:

Here is a 1978 doll in original packaging by Young Years a Division of Larami Corporation that sold for $2605.75:

Here is a link for you to the various Betsy McCall versions by different makers. You can let me know which you have and I can help further narrow down the value for you:


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your help. Just a little more info on the Betsy doll. She is probably from 1960 or 61 and I don't have a box. My aunt gave me Linda so I'll have to check with her for more info on her.
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for narrowing down the date. Without an original box the sales values are different. In general, at auction, a Betsy McCall and Cousin Linda doll can sell for a high average of $350 - $400, with the outfits she can reach up to $500. Cousin Linda can sell for $175 - $300.