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by Debbie
(Massapequa park )





Hello, I just wanted to say I enjoyed your web-site. I am hoping you can give me some information on the 8" Porcelain Ballerina Doll Signed Suzanne Gibson number 01981.

I purchased this beautiful doll in a church sale for my niece, However, I was wondering what it might be worth or any idea on the value.
Any info would be great appreciated. Thank so much.

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Suzette Ballerina Doll
by: Anonymous

She is a Suzette Ballerina, I believe the porcelin one is from 1968. I found a site using google and the makers name. There is a photo of one and also a group of them in a show in Florida.
It not give the value.

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S.Gibson Ballerina
by: Dr. E's Doll Museum

Suzanne was a friend of mine; is this doll porcelain or vinyl? She made porcelain dolls in the early 70s in sets of 3, then broke the mold. Suzanne was a ballerina herself, so this doll is special. She also made Kalico Kids in porcelain, $125 new, and in vinyl, $35.00. Later, she hooked up with Reeves International and made various designer vinyl dolls, some in conjunction with Steiff. The vinyl dolls went for around $45 to $300 for the doll with three Steiff bears [Goldilocks story]. I have seen them in doll shows in vinyl for about $30.00, but in the 80s they went for much more. Denise Van Patten's price guide is a good place for updates, or google Suzanne's name. She had her own site for awhile, but I don't think she has been doing very well the last few years.

Suzanne belongs to The National Institute of American Doll Artists, NIADA, and they have a site and are discussed in Helen Young's The Complete Book of Doll Collecting, 1967, and Spinning Wheel's Complete Book of Dolls, Albert Christian Revi, Ed. Vol. II. Good Luck; I have not seen this ballerina before.

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