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Will new CPSIA law stop selling tonka trucks from 50s and 60s on ebay ?

Question by J N: Will new CPSIA law stop selling tonka trucks from 50s and 60s on ebay ?
Will new CPSIA law stop selling old toys from the 50s and 60s most are for collectors. Will you be able to call them collector items and not toys.

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Answer by taterbug5252
Anything that is through a second hand dealer doesn’t fall into that law

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8 Dolls That Sell Well on eBay

8 Dolls That Sell Well on eBay

From the beginning, eBay’s primary growth came from the  collectibles market. There are two basic models for eBay  sales:  1. Currently available consumer’s goods. This is a price-  driven model, and although smart sellers can earn above-  average prices, buyers are there looking for a bargain and  price is the #1 consideration.  2. Other buyers are collectors, looking for one-of-a-kind  unique items that they can’t locate elsewhere. Here, price  isn’t as important as it is with consumer goods. The power  of this market is obvious because, before eBay and the  Internet, most collectors were confined to a local market.  Dolls have always been big sellers as eBay collectibles and  eight of them are especially strong sellers:  1. The Cabbage Patch Kids began in 1978 and are never  “sold”. They are ‘born’ at Babyland General Hospital in  Cleveland, Georgia and proud parents pay an ‘adoption fee’.  The Cabbage Patch Kids were one of the greatest toy  phenomenons of the later 20th century. At one time, it was a  common sight to see grown women shopping and lunching with  their babies in hand. In restaurants, the Kids had their own  chairs and were always appropriately dressed for the  weather.  2. Precious Moments began in the early 1970s when creator  Sam Butcher began drawing the endearing teardrop-eye  children as gifts for family and friends. Today Sam’s  Precious Moments artwork is among the most recognized in the  world, and eBay prices reflect this popularity.  3. Madame Alexander dolls were created in 1923. These  beloved dolls range from Charlie Brown to babies and  children to elegant dressed women to glamorous and famous  women like Greta Garbo and Judy Garland. With all the  varieties of costumes, a single doll can be a 1920s flapper  as easily as a member of the court of Louis XIV.  4. Lee Middleton dolls, according to legend, are so real in  appearance that grown men sent for a rescue squad to save  “the baby” from a locked car! Mistaken identity is  supposedly a frequent occurrence and the dolls have been  counted as “passengers” on airplanes and rescued from store  countertops to prevent the ‘baby’ from falling. As one happy  owner says, “These dolls are so lifelike it’s uncanny.”  5. American Girl dolls are loved by millions of little girls  (and grownups, too!) They are not only from different times  and places, but are ethnically diverse: Felicity from  colonial Virginia; Josephina from the 1830′s in New Mexico;  Kirsten is “a pioneer girl of strength and spirit growing up  in Minnesota in 1854″; Addy is alive in the 186o’s, having  escaped from slavery with her mother; Samantha is “a bright  Victorian girl living with her wealthy grandmother in 1904″;  Kit is growing up in 193os, during America’s Great  Depression; Molly lives in the 1940′s while her dad is away  at war; Kaya is a Nez Perce Indian living in the northwest.  6. Hasbro dolls are one of the products of the gigantic  Hasbro company, who claim to have been making toys for eight  generations, including famous games like Monopoly, Scrabble  and Clue.  7. Bratz dolls, unlike older dolls like Madame Alexander and  Cabbage Patch Kids, have no long history as favorite toys or  collectibles. Nevertheless, their price has astonished eBay  sellers and the Bratz collection was one of the ‘super hits’  of the 2003 holiday season and sales have been strong ever  since.  8. And, no surprise, Barbie is the best-selling doll on  eBay. Since Mattel has recently announced that Ken and  Barbie will no longer be an “item”, dolls from the ‘good old  days’ when the name “Barbie” was rarely heard without ‘Ken’,  will inevitably become more valuable.  Anyone who loves and understands the doll market can do  very well selling dolls on eBay. They’ve been strong  sellers for the 10 years eBay has been in existence and are  almost certain to remain popular for years to come.

From the beginning, eBay’s primary growth came from the 

collectibles market. There are two basic models for eBay 

sales: 

 

1. Currently available consumer’s goods. This is a price- 

driven model, and although smart sellers can earn above- 

average prices, buyers are there looking for a bargain and 

price is the #1 consideration. 

 

2. Other buyers are collectors, looking for one-of-a-kind 

unique items that they can’t locate elsewhere. Here, price 

isn’t as important as it is with consumer goods. The power 

of this market is obvious because, before eBay and the 

Internet, most collectors were confined to a local market. 

 

Dolls have always been big sellers as eBay collectibles and 

eight of them are especially strong sellers: 

 

1. The Cabbage Patch Kids began in 1978 and are never 

“sold”. They are ‘born’ at Babyland General Hospital in 

Cleveland, Georgia and proud parents pay an ‘adoption fee’. 

The Cabbage Patch Kids were one of the greatest toy 

phenomenons of the later 20th century. At one time, it was a 

common sight to see grown women shopping and lunching with 

their babies in hand. In restaurants, the Kids had their own 

chairs and were always appropriately dressed for the 

weather. 

 

2. Precious Moments began in the early 1970s when creator 

Sam Butcher began drawing the endearing teardrop-eye 

children as gifts for family and friends. Today Sam’s 

Precious Moments artwork is among the most recognized in the 

world, and eBay prices reflect this popularity. 

 

3. Madame Alexander dolls were created in 1923. These 

beloved dolls range from Charlie Brown to babies and 

children to elegant dressed women to glamorous and famous 

women like Greta Garbo and Judy Garland. With all the 

varieties of costumes, a single doll can be a 1920s flapper 

as easily as a member of the court of Louis XIV. 

 

4. Lee Middleton dolls, according to legend, are so real in 

appearance that grown men sent for a rescue squad to save 

“the baby” from a locked car! Mistaken identity is 

supposedly a frequent occurrence and the dolls have been 

counted as “passengers” on airplanes and rescued from store 

countertops to prevent the ‘baby’ from falling. As one happy 

owner says, “These dolls are so lifelike it’s uncanny.” 

 

5. American Girl dolls are loved by millions of little girls 

(and grownups, too!) They are not only from different times 

and places, but are ethnically diverse: Felicity from 

colonial Virginia; Josephina from the 1830′s in New Mexico; 

Kirsten is “a pioneer girl of strength and spirit growing up 

in Minnesota in 1854″; Addy is alive in the 186o’s, having 

escaped from slavery with her mother; Samantha is “a bright 

Victorian girl living with her wealthy grandmother in 1904″; 

Kit is growing up in 193os, during America’s Great 

Depression; Molly lives in the 1940′s while her dad is away 

at war; Kaya is a Nez Perce Indian living in the northwest. 

 

6. Hasbro dolls are one of the products of the gigantic 

Hasbro company, who claim to have been making toys for eight 

generations, including famous games like Monopoly, Scrabble 

and Clue. 

 

7. Bratz dolls, unlike older dolls like Madame Alexander and 

Cabbage Patch Kids, have no long history as favorite toys or 

collectibles. Nevertheless, their price has astonished eBay 

sellers and the Bratz collection was one of the ‘super hits’ 

of the 2003 holiday season and sales have been strong ever 

since. 

 

8. And, no surprise, Barbie is the best-selling doll on 

eBay. Since Mattel has recently announced that Ken and 

Barbie will no longer be an “item”, dolls from the ‘good old 

days’ when the name “Barbie” was rarely heard without ‘Ken’, 

will inevitably become more valuable. 

 

Anyone who loves and understands the doll market can do 

very well selling dolls on eBay. They’ve been strong 

sellers for the 10 years eBay has been in existence and are 

almost certain to remain popular for years to come.

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