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I have a collection of small ceramic "trolls" .....at least…

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Second opinion] I have a collection of small ceramic "trolls" .....at least that was what an elderly aunt called them when she gave them to me back in 2002. I can send a picture on request

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They came out of an old home in West Philadelphia, their facial features look Asian, some are holding musical instruments, some are female, some male, and some "gender neutral"???

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They are colorful! I have a good picture I could send, They are about 3 inches tall

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Appraiser: Nora, Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 8 months ago
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Hello,

These are from the 1960s. The first troll figure doll came out in 1959 from Denmark. The doll became one of the biggest fad toys of the 1960s and remain popular today. These are done with a clay that was used for mudmen figurines from China. Yours are likely a Chinese vintage export 'knock-off' of the popular toy. Trolls are still highly collectible. These are quite unique and could sell for as high as $30 - $40 per figure on today's market.

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Appraiser: Nora, Expert in Fine & Decorative Arts: Renaissance through Contemporary replied 8 months ago

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