Dolls are the favorite toys of little girls in all the world. Even adults have a few who value it. The price is quite affordable, creating everyone can have it. But some dolls are marketed at exorbitant prices.
Antique dolls produced hand made decades later, or dolls from familiar characters that are produced in limited quantities often become the target of all collectors. Because of that, the price can go up to many times the production costs. Here are five of these fantastic dolls:
Finally, the most expensive doll title in the world goes to Loiseleur or the bird trainer. The price offered for this doll is 6,250,000 dollars. This 4-foot-high doll is a Christian Bailly automaton production, an experienced in the field of automata. The results of his work were created in limited quantities. Enthusiasts of automaton dolls include familiar Hollywood actors like Dustin Hoffman, Steven Spielberg, and magician David Copperfield.
David Copperfield can be predicated as the most famous magician of all time. Up until now, no one can solve how he teleport or vanish the New York tower. Although he is not young anymore, but David still conduct his performance this year. He performs in MGM Las Vegas which famous with their casino and sportsbook with the biggest variety of thousands of sports match that can be bet.
Back to doll information, initially, the estimated money needed to create the Bird Trainer was only 400,000 dollars. But the increase in hard-to-find materials, unique clothing, and accessories designed from gems create artificial costs to swell up to a dozen times.
Hilda Kestner’s doll
This cute baby doll is pegged at 8,000 dollars. What are the advantages of being valued so expensive? This doll is the work of Johann Daniel Kestner, Jr. He is a legendary doll maker from Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany. Kestner’s dolls are mostly bisque, created from burnt porcelain. Bisque dolls are antique dolls that are not the least sought after by collectors because the skin contours are the best, similar to human skin.
Kestner created Hilda doll itself in 1914. Hair and teeth are created from human teeth and hair. Even though it’s been a century, the conditions are still the best.
Madame Alexander’s Eloise
This one is worth more than $ 5,000,000. Hilda is one of the dolls produced by Alexander Doll Company, a doll company founded by Madame Beatrice Alexander Behrman in 1923. This doll was not mass-produced. There are only five in all over the world.
What makes it the highest value is the clothes and accessories it wears. On Hilda’s body, there is 9-carat diamond jewelry designed by Harry Windson and Swarovski crystals. Not only that, but he also wore a Christian Dior production dress and fur accessories designed by Oscar de la Renta.
Puppet G.I. Joe was created in the 70s by the Hasbro toy company. This doll is one of the most popular toys of American children of its time. Even when there were still many fanatical enthusiasts. When production is opened, no one thought that this toy would get that much popularity.
When introduced once, Hasbro only issued four types of dolls that cost no more than 4 dollars. Because not a little hunted by G.I Joe enthusiasts, this toy is now a collector’s item. Its value also increased to 50 times. Right, this toy is now worth 200,000 dollars.
Barbie Studded with Diamonds
This Barbie doll looks special when compared to ordinary Barbies because its neck is wrapped in a luxurious necklace with 1-carat pink diamond. The value is estimated to be between 300,000 and 500,000 dollars. This beautiful black-dressed doll was designed by Stefano Canturi and marketed at an auction. The money from the sale was donated to a foundation that concentrated on research on breast cancer.
That’s five dolls with very high prices in the world. If you have such expensive dolls, don’t we feel sorry for playing with them?