Q: I’m thinking of selling some of my Vintage Madam Alexander dolls. They are bend-knee walkers about 8 inches tall. Each doll is dressed in a costume from a different country and is in perfect condition. What are they worth?

A: The Alexander Doll Company was founded in New York City in 1923 by Beatrice Alexander Behrman (1895-1990). She trademarked the name ”Madame Alexander” in 1928 and began referring to herself as Madame Alexander. She sold the company in 1988. There were more changes in ownership. The company has been owned by Kahn Lucas since 2012. Your dolls are part of the International Dolls series. Bend-knee walker dolls were made from 1956 to 1964. Some doll’s retail prices this year were $23, $40, $65, and $84. There is a club for collectors, the Madame Alexander Doll Club. You may be able to learn more there.

 

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