Small Collectible Dolls
Dolls come in different colors, sizes and shapes. If you find collecting dolls that measure 10 inches or difficult because there is not that much space in the house, perhaps you should only go for small collectible dolls.
But are small collectible dolls not as saleable as the bigger versions? Not necessarily because size is not an issue here but rather other factors that will be explained in this article.
First is the age of the doll. If you collectible doll was produced in 1960’s or even earlier, its value increases. The reason is because it is rare and old which means it is not something that people will not be able to find at the store. You have to remember that during the early days, no one ever thought of collecting dolls and this was just a toy to play with and thrown away when it is no longer in good condition.
Is the small collectible doll original? If the doll you possess is in good condition, then its resale value is also quite high. However if this was patched up, give it a second look because it may still be worth something to a prospective buyer in the future.
Before you buy a doll from someone, check on its quality. You should check it thoroughly and if there are problems, you can forget about it entirely or ask the seller for a discount.
Another factor that you should look for when shopping for a small collectible doll is the clothing. Is it original? Some say this will lower its value but this is not true because there are some collectors that can dress it in the same fabric when the doll was made and this makes it look good as new.
The body type also has influence on the doll’s value but this depends on who is looking at it. In general, if the body is still intact, then it will fetch for a high price. Equally so if this was repaired given that there are doll hospitals that can put everything back together again.
Lastly, small collectible dolls are more valuable if there are markings on it. Such things will tell you perhaps when it was produced. This can be found on maybe the shoulder plate, the back or maybe on the nape. This could either be in scripted or stamped.
If you put all of these things together, you will realize that there are a lot of things that determine the value of the small collectible doll. There are books on this subject so you can learn more about it. One of the biggest dangers is being fooled to buy a original when in fact this is a fake that can easily fool anyone especially for those who are new to this hobby.
Since there are a lot of small collectible dolls in the market, it is best you decide which one you want to focus on so it will be easy to ask a dealer if the item is available. Don’t forget to also check antique stores or even the flea market because you can get lucky sometimes and get a good bargain.
Soon, you will have your own small collectible doll collection. Some collectors just keep on adding while others trade or sell these to get something new. What you decide to do with it is up to you.