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JHumpry

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 4
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I have come across 3 Madame Alexander dolls stamped with 19 C 65 on their necks - Cinderella, Poor Cinderella, and the Fairy Godmother, all about 14 inches tall.  They appear to be in great condition, with boxes, clothes, shoes, tags, all intact.  These have no sentimental value to my family, so I am interested in selling them.  Is there any interest in these items on the resale market?  Any tips on best place to try to sell them?

Thanks in advance for the help.
doc2dolls

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 29
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I have a price guide for Madame Alexander that I can look your dolls up in.  Can you take some photos?   Also are they all marked the same on the back of the neck?  Do the boxes have the doll numbers on them?  Madame Alexander numbered her dolls.  It is usually on the box and is a five digit number.   That would help considerably in pricing your dolls.

JHumpry

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 4
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Thanks for responding.  Yes, they all have what appears to be 19 c 65 on the neck, although the last digit is a little hard to read.  The numbers are as follows:

1548 - Cinderella
1550 - Fairy Godmother
1540 - Poor Cinderella

I have uploaded some photos.  Thanks again for your kind offer to help.



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doc2dolls

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 29
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My Madame Alexander Price Guide is from 2006 so the economy may have affected these prices to some extent.   However, Madame Alexander dolls are very collectible and have their own following of collectors.

Cinderella #1548 in the blue ballgown was produced from 1984-1985 her value in 2006 was $100.00

Poor Cinderella #1540 was produced during the same period.  Her value is $75.00.

Fairy Godmother #1550 was produced from 1983 - 1992 and her value is $100.00.  

These dolls are all from the Classic Series.   Since the dolls appear to be in very good shape with original boxes and hang tags.    I would put them on ebay.   Be sure to take lots of photos showing the boxes and the hang tags.  A close up of the face so that they can see that the painting is still bright. A photo of the box with the Madame Alexander number.   Show that the doll has her shoes and underclothes intact.  Also show that her hair is in great condition.
Pricing is often determined by condition and completeness.  You have the dolls in what appears to be excellent shape, complete with all their clothing, tags and box.

Good luck.
JHumpry

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 4
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Thanks for the info - I really appreciate it.  So, any idea what the 19 C 65 indicates?
doc2dolls

Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 29
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The only thing that I can come up with is that Madame Alexander used the Mary Ann mold for these dolls and that mold was first made in 1965.  So the dolls will carry the original date mark for the mold.

JHumpry

Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 4
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Again, thank you so much for your help.  I have listed the first one of them on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=300331285247


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