Monday, December 20, 2010
My Christmas Doll
I might have just found my big Christmas gift this morning. Let me explain. When I was a little girl, an elderly friend of my mother's gave me this antique bisque doll which had been restored. Realizing how delicate the little doll was, I kept her on a shelf in my bedroom and didn't really play with her.
When I left for college, I stored her away with my other childhood memorabilia. And then my mother gave her to me about twenty years ago along with other belongings from my past. I stored her away in a guest room dresser until today when I was clearing out drawers for our upcoming move. I had forgotten she was there.
Since we are downsizing, I decided to sell her on Craigslist for $100. First, though, I decided to check on Ebay to see what these antique bisque dolls are going for, and wow, was I surprised. The prices of the recently sold dolls range from $500 to $8,000. So, forget the $100 bargain on Craigslist, everyone.
Meanwhile, I have contacted a doll collector in California to look at the photos and let me know if I have indeed found my early Christmas gift. (Cha-ching!)
Do you have a personal treasure stored away? Tell me about it in the comment box below.
Posted by Janette - The2Seasons at 9:49 PM