Collecting Antique Baby Dolls

By: Ricky Lim

The word authentic is often connected to expensive, but this is a misconception. True if you collect antique baby dolls, these could be pricey. Well, it depends on the kind of doll that you want. There are some antique baby dolls that can be bought for only a few hundreds of dollars.

If you're lucky, you may even get these for less. Here is a list of some antique baby dolls that can be obtained by antique baby dolls collectors on a tight budget. These are great dolls with good quality and good history behind them.

One example is the Armand Marseille. These are antique German dolls that is said to be one of the best antique baby dolls on the market today. They are extremely common which some collectors believe make it a non-rarity but there are still other collectors who go for these kinds of antique baby dolls.

Just with all the manufacturers of authentic German dolls, there are Armand Marseille dolls that have been restored. Collectors who buy antique baby dolls specifically the Armand Marseille make sure that the dolls they get have authentic parts. These are pricey though but there are Armand Marseille dolls that can be purchased below $500.

Another popular antique baby dolls for collectors are the Kestner Shoulderhead Dolls. These are well loved and popular German made bisque dolls. The rarer the Kestner Shoulderhead Doll is, the more expensive it is.

If the collector of antique baby dolls are on a budget, there is still another option for them. They can look for the lovely shoulderheaded versions and buy these instead. Though the classic trademark of the Kestner Shoulderhead Dolls have their mouths open. The less pricey antique baby dolls of this kind have their mouths closed.

Collectors also pay close attention to the features, painting, and the material of the Kestner Shoulderhead Dolls. These should be made of bisque which make it really authentic.

The third most popular antique baby dolls for collectors are the antique dollhouse dolls. These are made from papier mache, wax, wood, bisque, and china. They are small and the models of the bisque dolls vary.

The best thing about this doll is that a lot of collectors do their best to get their hands on these kinds of antique baby dolls therefore they are vastly produced. They are also cheaper compared to the other dolls because these can be bought for $200 to $300.

The German toddler dolls were manufactured in the 1900s and were originally display dolls. Nowadays, these are considered to be antique baby dolls for collectors. They usually come with a rocking chair or an old cradle.

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