Certain old dolls are very valuable and fetch high prices in auctions. Barbie dolls and Madame Alexander dolls are two examples of brands that are highly collectible, and the older and rarer dolls and collectible versions are worth more money.
The value of an old doll depends on a number of factors. The condition of the doll is very important, and having the original box also increases the potential value of the doll. Dolls that have been altered from the original version are worth less than original versions. The value of an old doll also fluctuates with demand and current popularity of that type of doll.