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Dolls

Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies
History and marketing tactics, values and what to look for with Beanie Babies animals including the list of nine original collectibles produced by Ty Inc.
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Girl Scouts memorabilia

Girl Scouts memorabilia
Resale markets, values and history of Girl Scouts' memorabilia items such as magazines, pins, badges, jewelry, cookie tins, uniforms, cameras, dolls, pocket knives, watches, and more are discussed.
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Madame Alexander Dolls

Madame Alexander Dolls

Values and history for Madame Alexander Dolls including those made with porcelain, plastic, and vinyl plus tips on the most valuable characters dolls and other clues to identify dolls for value.

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Matroyska or Russian Nesting Dolls

Matroyska or Russian Nesting Dolls

Matroyska or nesting dolls from Russia are carved and painted to teach children folktales. From diverse areas of Russia, identifying features and value depends on many factors.

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German Bisque Dolls

German Bisque Dolls
German bisque doll history, locations of identifying markings, mold numbers, head and body construction and the prominent firms of the 1800s and early 1900s such as Armand Marseille, Simon and Halbig, Kammer and Reinhardt are discussed. Tips to fully understand market value indicators of antique dolls.
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Barbie Dolls

Barbie Dolls

Discover the history and tips about values for famous Barbie dolls. See which accessories to look for and how much money people paid for the first Barbie dolls and what impacts their value.

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Donald Trump Collectibles

Donald Trump Collectibles

Top 10 Trump collectibles revealed including items from The Apprentice, Trump Tower, and with Michael Jackson. Art work and drawings by Al Hirschfeld are in demand including those works with celebrities.

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Star Wars Toys & Collectibles

Star Wars Toys & Collectibles

How to find the most valuable Star Wars toys and collectibles such as Pez dispensers, action figures, lunchboxes and puzzles. Understand what packaging and movie criteria drives up prices for the collectibles.

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Antique China Dolls

Antique China Dolls
How to find valuable antique china dolls by identifying their doll heads, glass eyes and wigs made of human hair. Select makers include Jumeau, Bru, Steiner and Rohmer Simone and Huret, and Gaultier.
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Schoenhut Toys

Schoenhut Toys
Values of Schoenhut toys, history, and famous products dating from the late 1800s to the present. From miniature pianos for children to playthings that characterized the popularity of circus animals in the early 1900s, Schoenhut toys are prized collectibles.
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Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Get Bargains Antiques Shopping

Do you get the best prices when antiques and thrift store shopping? Do you pay too much because you unknowingly reveal secrets to the seller so they end up not reducing the price for you? Read three tips from Dr. Lori to help get the best steals when antiques shopping. It's fun to shop, but even more fun when you get a bargain. Find out how.

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