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Treasure Hunt 06/01/17


06/07/17
By Donna Welch



 Dear Donna,


I have a collection of doll shoes that belonged to my mom. She collected dolls but also must have collected lonely shoes too. Most are just one, not the pair. Is there a need for any of these in your business or for replacement for antique doll collectors? 

Beverly of Derry 
 
 
Dear Beverly, 
I was smiling while reading your letter. Yes, there is usually a home for everything. Either someone might want to have them for replacements (if they also collect dolls and have the match), or just because.
When I saw them myself I thought, what a great little collection of treasures and stories they must have to tell. I never can understand how tiny parts to any toy or doll can make it through all this time and now about 100 years later be looking for a new home.
As far as determining a value for them, I think it would be in the eye of the buyer and would be based on whether they’re needed or just wanted as a great collection to display. I would think you have around a $100 value in lonely doll shoes. Your mom was smart to save or collect them. 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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