We have a few different types of doll appraisals. To provide our customers with the level of appraisal they desire and that will best fit their needs, we have developed different types of appraisal packages.
You may need only the doll’s identification and estimated value or you might want a complete detailed history of the doll and its creator. The following packages allow you to select the appraisal best fitting your desires and needs. You tell us what type of appraisal you would like. The Appraisal “types” are all just wording, not the real type of appraisal you will get.
All appraisals are “Values of Opinions.” We will do our best to give you a fair market value for your doll. What it is worth and what you can sell it for are two different things. Please understand that. If you are not sure what kind you want, feel free to give us a call.
All appraisals can all be done through the Internet.
This “Name” doll appraisal lets you know if your doll would be worth anything in today’s market. Nothing will be in a document form, only in your return email. We will not comment on the doll’s condition, clothing, or box. This fee just covers our time and 30 years’ experience.
This “Head” doll appraisal can be conducted through email with email attachments and paid thru PayPal. This package is the “Plain Vanilla” approach to our doll appraisals. With this appraisal, we will provide your doll’s estimated value. We will comment on the condition of the doll, clothing, or box. The estimated value is based on 30 years of experience.
The “Head to Waist” doll appraisal includes the manufacturer and or designer, the doll’s name, dates, markings, and estimated values are provided. We will also give you an evaluation of your doll, the clothing in its present state, and its value. The estimated value is based on 30 years of experience.
The “Head to Toe” doll appraisal includes the manufacturer and or designer, the doll’s name, dates, markings, and estimated values are provided. We will also give you an evaluation of your doll, the clothing in its present state, and its value. The estimated value is based on 30 years of experience.
The “Full Body Scan” doll appraisal provides a detailed description of your doll, complete with manufacturer and or designer history, your doll’s given name if there was one given, dates manufactured, existing condition of doll, and clothing. Each portion is fully detailed. For example, whether the doll has a missing finger or has no missing fingers, the type of mouth, eyes, wig, etc., what markings appear, and their meaning. Recommendations are made for restoration and/or replacement of doll parts or clothing. The estimated value is based on at least 3 references. Current selling estimates are included from online auctions. Multiple pictures of your doll must be provided for this package. Pictures of the full doll (dressed and undressed), face, back of head and neck, body, hands, feet, behind, and any marking on the doll. This package is only provided for antique dolls.
All appraisals are final sales.
The estimated value is based on our 30 years of retail experience in the retail doll world.
We do our best to value the dolls at a fair retail price.
This is not a guarantee for the final selling price of the doll. It is an estimate of value.