And it's beautifully marked; it's even got the blush on the knee. For example, you'll often hear them say what an item is worth "at auction," or "retail," or "for insurance purposes" (replacement value). Often an auctioneer will talk about what she knows best: the auction market.
She was originally made by Armand Marseille and later by the Vogue doll company and was even made as late as a couple of years ago, so she's a very popular doll. Your Just Me is made of bisque, and then her body is made of five pieces, and it's made of composition. This information appears in the upper left corner of the page, with the label "Appraised On." Values change over time according to market forces, so the current value of the item could be higher, lower, or the same as when our expert first appraised it. Most of our experts will give appraisal values in context.
As a rule, however, retail and insurance/replacement values are about the same.
Verbal approximations: The values given by the experts on ANTIQUES ROADSHOW are considered "verbal approximations of value." Technically, an "appraisal" is a legal document, generally for insurance purposes, written by a qualified expert and paid for by the owner of the item.
The company produced bisque heads for a large variety of dolls, including heads for baby, child, lady, and character dolls.
At the height of production, the company produced 1,000 doll heads per day.
Value can change: The value of an item is dependent upon many things, including the condition of the object itself, trends in the market for that kind of object, and the location where the item will be sold.
In 1884 he bought the toy factory of Mathias Lambert in Sonneberg.
They probably only had a few, unlike today’s children who might own dozens of Barbies or baby dolls which are played with for a short while before being discarding.
Bisque dolls were loved and cherished – just think of all the stories they could tell us today.
Köppelsdorf, now spelled Koppelsdorf, is a part of Sonneberg, Land Kreis Sonneberg, in Thuringen 150 km due north of Nuremberg.
For fifty years the wooded countryside formed the border between the two Germanys, Sonnenberg lying in the DDR.