We Buy American Girl Dolls and Accessories

 

We are active buyers of all kinds of American Girl Dolls and accessories as well as other collectible dolls. Below you will find some important information about your American Girl products including values and how our buying process works. Thanks for visiting and considering our services. We look forward to serving you. If you have questions that are not answered here, feel free to call us at 630-761-1500.

 

 

A bit of American Girl history

 

Pleasant T. Rowland, educator and author founded the Pleasant Company and launched the American Girl Collection in 1986. She found that there were both baby dolls that created parental and nurturing imaginative play and teen dolls that created career and future imaginative play, but nothing in between. American Girl dolls were created to be near the age of 7-12 year old girls who were old enough to read and young enough to play with dolls. These dolls would create peer and friendship imaginative play. Inspired by her love of history and educator mindset, she created historical dolls with stories that would capture the imagination of her audience as well as bring a period of history to life for them. The first three dolls were Kirstin, Samantha and Molly.

 

1998 marked the opening of the American Girl Place in Chicago, featuring both a store and a restaurant where girls could have tea with their dolls. The store was a success and would lead to more stores being opened in cities across the country. 1998 was also the year that Pleasant Company was acquired by Mattel.

 

 

 

American Girl Dolls

 

Historical Dolls
Each doll represents a girl who is about 9 years old and is set in a specific period of American history.

 

Modern Dolls
Each Girl of the Year has her own story relating to modern challenges.

 

My American Girl
Each doll is uniquely designed by the purchaser and has access to the online Innerstar University.

 

Outfits, Accessories & Furniture
Each historical doll has a set of books as well as outfits, accessories and furniture true to their time.
Each Girl of the Year has a more limited set of books, outfits and accessories.

 

Bitty Twins & Bitty Baby
A pair of toddler dolls for younger children.
A baby doll for younger children.

 

 

What are American Girl Dolls Worth?

 

We understand that before you bring in or mail in your items you will have concerns on the value.

 

In addition to how rare or common a piece is, several other factors will affect the value.

 

  • Condition of the piece. While a used piece is no longer considered mint, many will still hold value. Check your items carefully for condition. First check visually for condition, marks, completeness and wear. Then check for functionality of moving parts. Not all damage is readily seen at first glance.

     

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  • Condition of the box and packaging. The highest value of course will come with mint and clean items that have perfect original packaging and have never been removed from the box.

     

  • Is it a retired item?

     

  • Is it an item we are currently out of?

     

     

    What do you pay?

     

     

    Generally, our goal is to pay half the estimated resale value for items that resell for $25 or more. We buy all kinds of American Girl Dolls, accessories, and furniture both with and without original boxes. The condition of both the packaging and the item will of course affect its value.

     

    How our buying process works

     

    We are not a consignment business. We buy your items outright.

     

    If your want to bring them in, we recommend that you Make an Appointment , so that we can have a buyer available to help you. There is no need to list your items, but if you have more than one brand or product line it helps to sort them that way. Our buyer will go through your items, give you pricing and in most cases get a check cut for you during your appointment.

     

    Please remember to be very careful when packing and transporting your dolls.

     

    If like most people, you wish to mail them in, we recommend you read our packing and shipping tips. After that, please fill out our form to get things started and let us know your dolls are coming. If you have enough to qualify for free shipping, we will get prepaid UPS labels to you. While items usually arrive with no problems, we occasionally have items arrive damaged. We are NOT RESPONSIBLE for lost or damaged packages. If you prefer, you are welcome to insure and ship them with the carrier of your choice at your expense, but please fill out the form anyway and include the words "self shipped" in your item description. That way we will be sure to have accurate information for sending your check.

     

    Once your items arrive, we will process them and mail a check to you within five business days. Please remember that once we drop the check in the mail, the amount of time to deliver the check is in the hands of the postal service. If you want to know exactly when your items arrive, please note your tracking numbers on the prepaid UPS labels and go to www.ups.com to track them.

     

     

    THINGS WE BUY:

    Pictures of some of the items we have bought.

     

    Designer Handbags & Accessories: Coach, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Prada, Botkier, Dooney & Bourke, Tod's, Hermès, Michael Kors, Salvatore Ferragamo...
     
    Figurines: Lladro, Armani, Hummel, Dept 56, Precious Moments, B&G, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Disney...
     
    Crystal: Swarovski, Lalique, Baccarat, Crystal World, Fostoria, Rogaska, Waterford...
     
    Coins, Bullion and Precious Metals: U.S. Coins, Gold, Silver, Coin Albums, Graded Coins, Mint Sets, Foreign Coins...
     
    Time Pieces: Rolex, Movado, Pocket Watches, Cartier, Elgin...
     
    Plush Toys: Ty Beanie Babies, Disney, Warner Brothers, Coca Cola, Steiff...
     
    Jewelry: Engagement Rings, Gold, Silver, Class Rings, Broken Gold and Silver Jewelry...
     
    Dolls: Barbie, Madame Alexander, American Girl, Lee Middleton, Ashton Drake, Seymour Mann...
     
    Cookie Jars: Glenn Appleman, Fitz and Floyd, Star jars, Puritan, McCoy, Hall, Shawnee, American Bisque, Acme, Radko, Metlox, Goebel, Hull, Warner Bros, Disney, Treasure Craft...
     
    More: Railroad items, Cookie Jars, Trains, Antique Toys...