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    Francois Gaultier Doll with Original Costume, ca. 1885

    Appraised Value:

    $4,000 - $4,500

    Appraised on: July 23, 2011

    Appraised in: Tulsa, Oklahoma

    Appraised by: Nancy McCray

    Category: Dolls

    Episode Info: Tulsa, Hour 1 (#1601)

    Originally Aired: January 2, 2012

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    Form: Doll, Doll Clothes
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $4,000 - $4,500

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    Appraised By:

    Nancy McCray

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: I started collecting dolls when I was little and my mom gave me this doll. And she got sick and so I didn't want to get rid of it and I really don't know that much about it.

    APPRAISER: Okay, this is a Francois Gaultier French fashion doll from about 1880 to 1890. As you'll notice, it has a swivel head. This doll itself would be worth about $2,000, but what's fabulous about this doll is the original costume. This dress was made by a couturier person in Paris, and it's all original from head to toe. The wig is all original, the hat's original, and the dress is starting to shred.

    GUEST: Yes.

    APPRAISER: So you should not take it anywhere anymore.

    GUEST: Okay, that's the end of that.

    APPRAISER: That's the end of that. The doll, with this fabulous costume, would retail for $4,000 to $4,500.

    GUEST: Wow, thank you.

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