Discussion in ‘ Antique Discussion ‘ started by kraftblue , Jan 21, Log in or Sign up. Antiques Board. Bought 3 dolls, all have ALEX on their back. The arms and legs are strung with some kind of elastic. Eyes open and shut. The dolls in pink have the same type of hair.
Your Madame Alexander Dolls Could Be Worth Thousands
Thinking of unloading some of your possessions? People are all over them on eBay. Certain classic Madame Alexander dolls — especially those from the s and s — might be worth well into the thousands, according to antique doll collector, historian, and expert Dr. Cissy lent her likeness to an array of muses, from red-headed brides to tulle ballgown-clad debutantes. Composition is a material made from a sawdust-based composite that was the go-to for dollmakers before hard plastic made it obsolete.
A really lovely doll. Her head feels very heavy and well made. She’s been played with, but still has her paper tag on her wrist. I’ve tried to show her condition.
Everyone discovers a doll sooner or later that is hard to identify. A good doll identification guide will always help, as will a magnifying glass. First, examine the doll thoroughly in good, clear lighting. Note the size of the doll, the material the doll is made of, the type of eyes, hair and clothing details. Next, check the doll for markings.
Most doll marks are found on the back of the head, on the torso, and sometimes the feet. All letters, numbers, and symbols may be important. Don’t forget to look for labels on the doll clothing , or paper labels. If the markings contain the name of a doll manufacturer, you are halfway there! Mattel, Madame Alexander, Ideal, and other modern doll makers often mark dolls with their name as the sole mark or as part of the mark. Antique dolls such as Armand Marseille or Simon and Halbig may also be clearly identified on the back of a doll’s head, but this is not the case for most antique dolls.
Usually, dolls made after or are marked with the country of origin. If the manufacturer is not named in the mark, check doll reference books to determine who’s mark it is. Many reference books will list marks in an appendix, alphabetized or in numerical order.
Cissy by Madame Alexander
American English French German. Rest of World By Material. Bisque Celluloid. China Cloth. Hard Plastic. Metal Papier Mache.
Although she is un-marked I believe this is a Madame Alexander doll dating from the ‘s. She has green sleeping eyes which work perfectly, all of the hair.
Dolls have been around for a very long time. You could probably buy a car or even a house with the money people can spend on the dolls on this list. These are dolls that are often bought by celebrities and those who live off old money. Trust us when we say you do not want your kids playing with these dolls. No, these dolls are statements more than they are toys. They are meant to sit in glass cabinets as luxurious food for the eyes. Maybe in a couple hundred years, they will be creepy and haunted-like too because they watched the lives and deaths of numerous rich people.
What is most fascinating is what makes these dolls so expensive. Is it the materials, or something more? Sold at a charity auction for the Council of Fashion Designers in , this doll is expensive due to its high-fashion accessories. Devi Kroell is famous for her high-class Italian-made handbags and purses.
Madame Alexander Doll Club. However, we had an office meeting – social distancing and masks for all. The dolls want to have a chance to showcase their sprit and pride at being a doll by Madame Alexander and the Alexander Doll Company. On the count of three, the celebration begins – and remember to enjoy some doll time and make new friends.
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American English. French German. Rest of World By Material. Bisque Celluloid. China Cloth. Hard Plastic. Metal Papier Mache.
Madame Alexander Doll Values
We are very pleased to offer for sale this lovely, vintage Madame Alexander Elise doll in her original ensemble dating back to the ‘s. Elise has brunette hair in the original set short curly bangs and sides pulled back and curled under. She has wonderful facial coloring with dark coral, full lips, vibrant cheek blush, delicate lower painted lashes and feathered brown brows.
Maurice Alexander, Madame Beatrice Alexander’s father, owned the first doll hospital. in New York City. up to now, still bears the date mark on. the head.
Kindness and compassion are the most powerful gifts a parent can give a child, and Madame Alexander dolls have helped parents make kind kids for generations! With love passed from grandparent to parent to child, Madame Alexander dolls have taught kindness and prompted healthy imaginative play for nearly a century. Whether enjoying “do togethers”, random acts of kindness or loving their baby dolls, we love seeing your sweet kiddos.
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The value of Madame Alexander dolls is determined by using a set of criteria that takes into consideration the doll’s:. In addition to the factors listed above, the principles of supply and demand and the current doll market also have an effect on the values of Madame Alexander dolls. Since many different Madame Alexander dolls were created using the same face molds and body styles, sometimes it is nearly impossible to distinguish a doll’s original character without its original costume and accessories.
Madame Alexander collectors generally want dolls wearing their original clothing.
Madame alexander doll, dating from the mid-century era, with her sweet but pouty face she is dressed in a plaid skirt, white blouse and red felt cape on her feet.
Madame and her sisters made the first dolls out of cloth. In Madame and her husband,. Philip Behrman, began manufacturing dolls in New York City. Madame spoke at. Alexander Company made exquisite composition dolls, as well as cloth dolls, through. Madame Alexander received numerous awards for her dolls through the. Under the leadership of president Gale Jarvis, the Alexander Company continues to be. The company produces an extensive line of dolls, from.
Jarvis and the Alexander Company strive to bring joy to children today just as Madame. The Alexander Company is keenly interested in collectors and all areas of collecting. Collectors may contact the Alexander Company and arrange for tours of the Heritage. Gallery where a wide assortment of vintage dolls may be seen. The Company also hosts. The Alexander Company.
Cissy by Madame Alexander
Visit our eBay Store. Madame Alexander doll is in good condition in original box. She is a ballerina with red hair and green eyes.
Easter – features this iconic Cissy from the pages of one of the most iconic doll books. I’m delighted to have her come my way. With the new Cissy.
Cloth Dolls. Composition Dolls. Composition Personalities. Hard Plastic. Message Board. Please pick your favorite Madame Alexander doll. I have tried to briefly describe each “face” for you. Madame Alexander made the transition from composition to hard plastic dolls in The earlier dolls were flesh-toned painted hard plastic. Subsequently, the dolls were manufactured in rose-colored plastic that was “craze-proof” and indestructible.
The Maggie face was one of the first new dolls created. She has round “owlish” sleep eyes and round cheeks.