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    Lucy Peck Poured Wax Doll, ca. 1875

    Appraised Value:

    $4,000 - $6,000 (1999)

    Updated Value:

    $3,000 - $4,000 (2013)

    Appraised on: August 7, 1999

    Appraised in: Toronto, Ontario

    Appraised by: Richard Wright

    Category: Dolls

    Episode Info: Toronto (#1828)
    Toronto (#411)

    Originally Aired: April 10, 2000

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    Form: Doll
    Material: Wax
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $4,000 - $6,000 (1999)
    Updated Value: $3,000 - $4,000 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:26)

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    Appraised By:

    Richard Wright
    Dolls, Toys & Games

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: It was my great-aunt's. My mother eventually was given it and then she gave it to me.

    APPRAISER: From what country did it come from?

    GUEST: I'm not absolutely sure. I think it was England.

    APPRAISER: Well, it's an English doll, it's wax, and it's made in the period of the 1870s, early 1880s. These were luxury toys. A doll like this would have belonged to a very, very, very wealthy family. It has its complete wardrobe plus something which was very interesting: the crate that it came in, which lists all the clothing.

    GUEST: Oh.

    APPRAISER: Which is very, very neat. It came to this country in 1937. The doll was made, like I say, 1870s, 1880s. It has a very interesting mechanism in it. If you go under here, down towards here under all these petticoats, there's a lever, and this lever opens and shuts her eyes. Do you know who made the doll at all?

    GUEST: I have no idea.

    APPRAISER: Okay, this is very hard to see, but under here again, if we can get down really, really low, there's a label that says "Lucy Peck Dolls Bazaar," which was in London. Now, a doll at this time, in the 1880s, sold for approximately $75 to $100. So that was a lot of money in 1880.

    GUEST: Oh, yes.

    APPRAISER: It's what they call "poured wax." A Lucy Peck wire-eyed wax on today's market would sell on the cheap side for $4,000 to $6,000.

    GUEST: Really?

    APPRAISER: And you have a prime beautiful example of a great doll.

    GUEST: She's a wonderful doll.



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