Prices Realized: Shirley Temple Dolls

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Ideal 1957 Shirley Temple Doll

Shirley Temple Doll. Courtesy of eBay Seller HSGlobal

From her cute dimples to golden curly hair, a Shirley Temple doll will always make you smile and isn't that what collecting is all about?

This doll, in perfect condition, saw spirited bidding on eBay and finally sold for $1525. The winning bidder started bidding on the first day and hung in there to win the auction!

From the auction description:

  • Mint in the Box vintage Shirley Temple doll
  • 15" tall and still attached to card in the box
  • Completely original
  • Auction includes the original 1957 sales receipt for $5.99

Image Courtesy of eBay Seller HSGLOBAL

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Prices Realized: Shirley Temple Dolls

According to the Official Price Guide to Dolls by Denise Van Patten, Shirley Temple dolls can be considered the starting point for the cult of celebrity that developed in the 20th century. "Shirley Temple hit the market in 1934, and no celebrity dolls before or since have captured the imagination of the doll-buying public in the same way."

Prices Realized:

  • 13" Composition Shirley Temple Doll from the 1930s
    Dress in stowaway outfit. Needs to be restrung, but otherwise in excellent condition.
  • 35" Ideal Shirley Temple doll from the 1960s.
    Overall excellent condition except for age discoloration on hands and marks on legs.
  • 13" Composition Shirley Temple Doll
    Dressed in a blue bolero-style dress. The doll has some crazing.
  • 1957 12" Ideal Shirley Temple in light blue dress
    The doll is in the original box, has an original pin and is in perfect condition.
  • Fairy Tale Heroine Series -- Little Red Riding Hood Shirley Temple Doll
    Still attached to box and in mint condition.
  • Red Cross Nurse from Danbury Mint
    17" Porcelain doll in mint condition.
  • Baby Take a Bow from the Danbury Mint Shirley Temple Classics Movies Series
    10" doll in mint condition with original packing.

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