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Most are not marked. The ones that are have a stamp on the bottom of the foot. The prices really vary a lot as to the particular doll. Some of the very rare old all cloth dolls can be worth as much as $10,000. These early dolls were all cloth with a thic layer of paint over the head. They are stuffed with reindeer hair. In the late 40's they switched to a plastic head. Kruse dolls are still being made today, but they have a plastic head with the reindeer hair stuffed body. They also make all vinyl dolls now.
For an average price, I would say the older dolls $2,000- $5,000 depending on condition and rarity and for the newer ones $500-$200.
These are some pics of my Kruse dolls. The baby in blue is a newer (1980's) version of an older doll - Du Mein. The Girl in red and white is from the late 40's or early 50's. The others except for the last girl are recent dolls made for UFDC events. The last doll is Daumlinchen made in the late 50's - 1982. They were made with foam rubber inside and most often this is deteriorated.
Hello, would anyone happen to know the name and original outfit of this little one. She is a replica of the VII doll with a DuMein face, the Kathe Kruse company told me that she is Erika, but I don't think so because Erika has blond hair and was in an edition of 600 and this one I have was an edition of 50 and has red hair. Help!
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