Sunday, February 8, 2009
Daryle Lambert: Dolls Make Money Even When Damaged
I once bought a doll head for $25 and sold it for over $300. I believe the lady who bought it must have had the body, don't you think? Later I found out that this doll complete was worth somewhere between $3500 and $5000. I was still very happy but in the future I may try to find the body myself.
You must know that dolls are one of the most collected items in the world. There are more books written about dolls and their accessories than you can count so this must mean we can make money with the right ones. The French and German dolls seem to lead the pack when it comes to collectors and this means you must educate yourself in their masks to capitalize on their value.
Why is he talking about dolls today I am sure you’re asking. The simple answer is that I joined www.iantiqueonline.com on the Internet and one of the groups there was a doll group. You should join also because I feel there is going to be an opportunity to learn a lot about dolls there. But what caught my eye was this lady advertising for doll restoration and I stored that away for future use www.treasured-collectibles.com.
I am often asked about what items I could recommend for purchase that have a top value high enough that a person can reach the upper levels of the “ Million Dollar Race”. This is a friendly competition between members of the 31 Club to see which one can make a million dollars first by using the book “31 Steps to Your Millions in Antiques and Collectibles. I have seen dolls sell for over $100,000. Here is a record of some of the most expensive dolls ever sold at Theriault's auction.
Every woman can probably remember her first doll, but who would have thought that some day that doll could put a child through college. In fact, I seriously doubt that many men would have an interest in dolls but they do and for good reason. If you haven't included dolls on your list of treasures, I would highly suggest that you do it now. There are many books on Abesbooks or Amazon that can be purchased for just a few bucks used and they would make a great addition to your library.
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