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How do you determine the value of a Madame Alexander doll?

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Determine the value of a Madame Alexander doll by consulting doll reference websites, such as DollPrice.com and DollValues.com. Appraisers estimate a doll's price based on its condition, popularity and year of production.

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Doll Price only lists the value of Madame Alexander dolls in its database. These dolls range from the 1950s to the 1980s. Each doll's page includes a value range, pictures, brief history and the year that the Doll Price appraiser valued it.

Doll Values' Madame Alexander page starts by listing the most recent dolls added to it. Each doll on Doll Values shows descriptive information about it, such as hair and eye colors. It also shows the lowest and highest estimated value of each Madame Alexander doll. Additionally, if available, Doll Values links users to websites where they can buy dolls.

Madame Alexander hosts an official fan club. Doll owners may bring their dolls in to one of the club's annual events to receive estimates of value. As of 2015, the Madame Alexander doll club requires a yearly fee of $45 for domestic members. It costs $60 for international members.

Some historians and collectors have developed Madame Alexander doll value guides, such as the "Madame Alexander Dolls: 4th Collector's Price Guide" by A. Glenn Mandeville and Benita Cohen Schwartz.

The rarity of a Madame Alexander doll often determines its value. Dolls in mint or nearly mint condition produced before the 1930s are valued the highest.

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