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Dolls, Bears & Toys

Dolls, Bears & Toys

The toys, bears, and dolls auction market is first and foremost driven by demand and popularity. After collecting in all three categories heightened in the 1990s, today, dollar volume has leveled. However, overall, the price of a toy, doll, or bear is determined by timing, general desire, the economic climate, and the media.

In 2014, mechanical banks, transportation-related toys like trains and cars, and tin windup toys were highly sought after, while vintage board games made a comeback in 2015, especially those tied to a popular movie or TV show. Mid-century toys also saw a spike in popularity in 2015, including hot brands like Smith-Miller and Structo.

Some antique dolls were made to be toys, while others have always been considered collector’s items. Today, doll collectors gravitate toward fine French and German character dolls. Antique dolls and toys are appealing as investments to some, yet the market tends to be more saturated with collectors motivated by nostalgia and personal interest. More frequently, people buy what they love or what they wished for as a child. With experience and time, however, there is an opportunity for collectors to see a great return.

Recommended Items at Auction

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Gold Label Collection Barbie, Blonds Blond Gold
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Label Collection Barbie, Blonds Blond Gold
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$9021 Bids
Lionel 38020 LIONMASTER Pennsylvania T-1 Duplex 4-4-4-4 Steam Locomotive & Tender W/TMCC OB
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Lionel 38020 LIONMASTER Pennsylvania T-1 Duplex 4-4-4-4 Steam Locomotive & Tender W/TMCC OB
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $20- $400
$35019 Bids
Lionel Vision Line 11209 New York Central 700E Hudson Steam Locomotive & Tender W/Legacy OB
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Lionel Vision Line 11209 New York Central 700E Hudson Steam Locomotive & Tender W/Legacy OB
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $20- $1,500
$1,55018 Bids
A Playstation VR with Headset, Controllers, CUH-ZVR1 Processor, Camera & Three Games
May 30, 6:00 PM AEST
A Playstation VR with Headset, Controllers, CUH-ZVR1 Processor, Camera & Three Games
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD150- AUD200
AUD26017 Bids
Amazing Fantasy #15 8/62 CGC 4.5 Restored C-1
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Amazing Fantasy #15 8/62 CGC 4.5 Restored C-1
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $20,000- $30,000
$85017 Bids
Mixed Comic Lot Marvel, DC, & Others
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Mixed Comic Lot Marvel, DC, & Others
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$82515 Bids
Gold Jubilee Barbie
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Jubilee Barbie
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$2215 Bids
Lionel Command Base & Accessories. 14295, 12868, 37146
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Lionel Command Base & Accessories. 14295, 12868, 37146
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $20- $300
$57515 Bids
(3) EC Shock SuspenStories Comics
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
(3) EC Shock SuspenStories Comics
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$46014 Bids
Collection of Lionel Trains and Other Accessories
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Collection of Lionel Trains and Other Accessories
by Weschler's
Est: $100- $200
$22514 Bids
An Antique Stationery Steam Engine
May 30, 6:00 PM AEST
An Antique Stationery Steam Engine
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD19014 Bids
Collection of Matchbox Cars with Carrying Case
May 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Collection of Matchbox Cars with Carrying Case
by Weschler's
Est: $30- $50
$17514 Bids
Gold Label Barbie, Queen Of The Constellations
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Gold Label Barbie, Queen Of The Constellations
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$3713 Bids
8 Deluxe Marx Freight Cars
May 22, 10:00 AM EDT
8 Deluxe Marx Freight Cars
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $80- $160
$11012 Bids
Incredible Hulk 181 11/74 Marvel Comics CGC Q 5.5
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Incredible Hulk 181 11/74 Marvel Comics CGC Q 5.5
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$26012 Bids
MTH 20-3107-1 Pennsylvania S1 Duplex Steam Locomotive & Tender W/Proto 2.0 OB
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
MTH 20-3107-1 Pennsylvania S1 Duplex Steam Locomotive & Tender W/Proto 2.0 OB
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $20- $500
$60012 Bids
Stephen Burrows Nisha Gold Label Collection Barbie
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Stephen Burrows Nisha Gold Label Collection Barbie
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$6012 Bids
1958 Mattel Barbie With World Of Barbie Fashions
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
1958 Mattel Barbie With World Of Barbie Fashions
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $10,000
$47512 Bids
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1988 HASBRO G.I.JOE SNAKE EYES ACTION FIGURE NIB
Jun 01, 1:00 PM EDT
1988 HASBRO G.I.JOE SNAKE EYES ACTION FIGURE NIB
by Florida Estate Sales Inc.
Est: $150- $10,000
$9012 Bids
Vintage Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Unpainted HK Beach Bomb w/ Surf Boards
Jun 10, 6:00 PM EDT
Vintage Mattel Hot Wheels Redline Unpainted HK Beach Bomb w/ Surf Boards
by One Source Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$20012 Bids
Lionel 34594 Union Pacific Alco PA A-A Set W/Legacy OB
May 23, 10:00 AM EDT
Lionel 34594 Union Pacific Alco PA A-A Set W/Legacy OB
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $20- $500
$17012 Bids
Lionel 12782 Lift Bridge Complete w/Components MINT Boxed
May 31, 10:00 AM EDT
Lionel 12782 Lift Bridge Complete w/Components MINT Boxed
by Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists
Est: $10- $350
$19012 Bids
(15) Early Marvel Uncanny X-Men Comics
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
(15) Early Marvel Uncanny X-Men Comics
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$42011 Bids
Conan the Barbarian Comic Books (Short Box)
Jun 05, 10:00 AM EDT
Conan the Barbarian Comic Books (Short Box)
by Weiss Auctions
Est: $200- $400
$21011 Bids

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Stout Auctions Toy and Train Specialists

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