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Specialist in Silver

"I was educated at Sotheby’s in London, and have worked for 14 years at Bruun Rasmussen Art Auctions in Denmark both as an auctioneer and arts specialist. I have written three books and several articles on the subject antique silver, old toys, works of art, collectibles etc. For the past 22 years I have worked as a specialist on the Danish Antique Roadshow on television. I aim to give you the best estimate based on todays prices and demand for your particular antique or work of art."

- Sabrina

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This is how it works


Upload photos and describe your item

Describe your item and upload a few good photos of your item. It is important that we receive as much information as possible to give you the most accurate appraisal.


A qualified specialist will appraise your item

A qualified specialist will look at your item and make all the necessary research. He/she might ask you for additional information, but you will be notified by email.


Ask follow up questions or print the appraisal

You appraisal is done and you can now print it. We will securely store a digital copy that you always can retrieve. You can also ask follow up questions if something in the appraisal is not clear.

What is my Toys & dolls worth

Doll appraisal and toy appraisal

Toys and dolls are actually a category which is a bit out of time. The number of auction houses and collectors of these two categories are decreasing. The market for toys is to separate into tin toys, technical toys like steam machines and others like stuffed animals.

How to determine the value of dolls and toys
Because these are children's toys and children have sometimes reckless handling of objects the condition is a first step for the categorization. Toys were mostly mass products we need of course comparable pieces to determine a price. On the other hand, rare productions in a low number are often much more expensive.

What we look for when giving a doll appraisal 
The condition is very important; Hallmark or stamp; are there later additions or repairs to keep the toy functioning (original condition);

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Toys & dolls Appraisals

Collecting antique toys is not just for kids; even adults invest a lot of time and money on antique toys.

Collectors with a passion for toys do so because these toys bring back fond memories of their childhood. For a few others, this is more than just about stirring up childhood memories. It is the hobby of collecting unique and rare pieces that they enjoy.

Can my vintage toy be appraised online?

Yes - online appraisals on toys and dolls are very common. All it requires is a good description and some infocus photos from all angles of the item. Especially images of marks or text that can determine the age is important.

What kind of toys do you appraise?

When talking about antique toys, they come in all shapes and sizes. The most common types of toys that are highly sought after in the market include vintage toys, dolls, teddy bears, and model trains.

There are more classifications of toys in the market and each hold a different type of value depending on how rare these items are. Many of these toys have ceased production for many centuries now; hence, they become rare and hard to find.

Toys that are hard to find command a higher price in the market. If you want to have your vintage toys looked at for its value, you must consult qualified and expert appraisers for an honest assessment.

You can also check out the individual sections for the different types of antique toys to learn more about the factors that cause the value to go up or down.

Research is always important when involved in the business of appraising and selling antiques; hence, take the time to learn about antique toys.


Frequently asked questions

Where are dolls hallmarked?

Dolls are mostly hallmarked of stamped in the neck;

Where can I find the mark on tin toys?

Tin toys mostly stamped on the reverse side;

Is it important for technical toys to be functioning to hold value?

Yes, toys with technical functions should still work;

Should I keep my doll or toy unpacked to hold the value?

Yes, collective toys should not be unpacked


Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000 USD (Sold for: $9,000 USD)

Toys and Dolls are highly sought after by passionate collectors who value the nostalgic, artistic and historical value of these romantic objects. Passionate toy collectors have special clubs, magazines and shows. There is demand for toys from all eras such as tin toys, iron toys, battery-operated toys, automatons, wooden toys, handmade toys, vintage LEGO toys, early 20th century Teddy Bears, toy soldier sets, games, Barbie and G.I. Joe figures, Star Wars toys, Harry Potter memorabilia, and dolls. This category also includes doll clothes and accessories. Dolls consist the biggest category among collectible toys, as there are many dedicated collectors who are willing to pay high hammer prices for the piece they want, which raises their market value. Dolls are the oldest form of toys, used since prehistoric times when they were made from clay, wood and dressed with fur. Doll valuations depend highly on the age, maker, country and condition. All toys and dolls in their original packaging sell for the highest among the similar lots. It is very important that toys and dolls are assessed by a specialized valuation expert in order to determine the accurate market value. If you are looking to find toys and dolls appraisal, all you have to do is to fill out our form and send us detailed photographs.

Toys & dolls FAQ

If I submit an antique toy or doll collection for appraisal, am I obligated to sell the toy collection?

No! We will only appraise your toys or dolls but can help you find the right auction house to sell your antique toy collection

Are there any hidden costs or fees with an online toy and doll appraisal?

No! Our pricing model is very transparent - $15 to assign an expert to review your antique toy and doll collection

When will I get my online toy and doll appraisal?

We guarantee your toy and doll appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.

Can I ask the specialist a question about the value of antique toys and dolls?

Our toy and doll specialist is here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the value of rare toys and dolls

Can you appraise any kind of vintage toys and dolls?

We offer you the chance to get an expert to review your toys and dolls online for only $15 - they use the different databases to locate the value and look at recent auction results

What happens after I receive the toy and doll appraisal?

You then have an experts opinion on the value of your rare toys and dolls and a description from an expert