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Mystery Dolls

by Rachel
(Milwaukee, WI)


I have had these dolls since 1980 (I was 5 years old then and really did not "play" with them- they were kept on doll stands then later packed away.

They were purchased at an estate sale located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. I have tried to find some kind of markings on them but have had no luck. I would like to learn each doll's history.

Can anyone help?

Thank you.

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Feb 10, 2012
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Thank You All!
by: Anonymous

Thank you all for your responses. I had not thought of passing them down as the dolls do not hold any sentimental value to me as they were considered "decorations" and a few years later packed away for 20 years, and my daughter is not a dolly kinda girl...evan at 11 years old.

Right now I am on the fence about whether to sell them or allow them to take up much needed storage space.

The reason the referenced dolls were purchased at an estate sale is that there were "other dolls" of interest being sold as a package deal or nothing. Being that the "other dolls" were victorian and my dad knew what he was looking for at the time bought and resold the "other dolls". I was never allow to touch the other dolls which included Charlie Chaplin and Laurel & Hardy...

Feb 09, 2012
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Enjoy and pass on
by: Anonymous

Your dolls, and the number that are in such pristine condition, would be valuable IF they were old. There has been such a fleury of reproduced Victorian looking dolls that at first glance - that is what they look like. However seeing as you are probably only about thirty those dolls will be antiques by the time your children are adults. Nice thing to pass on considering you have taken care of them.

Apr 16, 2011
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Mystery Dolls
by: Diane

Rachel, sorry about the typos in my former comments. I should have proof read it first.

Apr 16, 2011
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Mystery Dolls
by: Diane

Rachelo, go to dollreference.com, then down to the "W" section and read about Walda. She is the doll in your photo, sedcond from left in dark blue outfit.

For the other dolls, go to the "P" section, Porcelain Dolls, and read about the porcelain dolls being sold in the 1970-80s era.

You may not like what you read but at least it is pointing you in the right direction to I.D. your dolls.

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