A specific model of doll is considered retired when the original manufacturer no longer produces that model, according to RetiredDolls.com, Seymour Mann is a popular manufacturer of delicate porcelain dolls. Retired models of this manufacturer's dolls are not priced particularly high but are still considered collectors' items and are coveted by connoisseurs in the U.S.
Like many collectors' items, Seymour Mann retired dolls' prices vary based on the condition and scarcity of the item. Particularly abundant models of retired dolls are available from this maker for as little as $10 on eBay, while some of the rarer models that are in particularly good condition can go for $200 or more. Some of the most popular collections of retired dolls from this manufacturer include its Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep, Rapunzel, Peter Pan, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Dorothy, Beauty and the Beast and Southern Belles models. This manufacturer is still releasing new models as of June 2014, many of which are limited edition and are thus destined to become retired in due time. Collectors who are interested in making a profit on these soon-to-be-rare items are advised by Thrifty Fun to check the historical prices of these dolls before making a purchase, as the prices of collectible items such as dolls can fluctuate greatly over time.