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    English Wax Doll, ca. 1850

    Appraised Value:

    $1,500 (2013)

    Appraised on: July 27, 2013

    Appraised in: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Appraised by: Julie Scott

    Category: Dolls

    Episode Info: Baton Rouge (#1807)

    Originally Aired: February 17, 2014

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    Form: Doll
    Period / Style: 19th Century
    Value Range: $1,500 (2013)

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    Appraisal Video: (1:00)

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    Appraised By:

    Julie Scott
    Collectibles, Dolls, Toys & Games

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: She's a wax doll that belonged to my great-grandmother. And according to the information we have, the doll dates about 1853. We've always been told this was her original box, her original clothing. I have no idea if that's true or not.

    APPRAISER: This is an English poured wax doll, which means that she is solid wax. Some of the waxes have a composition base and then wax over the top, but she is solid wax. She is made in England. We don't know for sure who she is. Sometimes there's a mark on the leg, but I don't even want to take her apart to take a look at that. Her condition is excellent. It is an all-original outfit, and her value is about $1,500.

    GUEST: (gasps)

    APPRAISER: If she did not have this original little outfit, she would be a doll that would be about $600, maybe $700. This outfit is fabulous.






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