Original Cabbage Patch dolls date back to the 1970s, and their value may approach $50,000. The worth of a particular doll depends on its popularity, manufacturing date, and the amount of dolls now for sale.
The origins of Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
In the early 1970s, Cabbage Patch Kids, formerly known as Little People, were a popular toy. The earliest dolls were created using a technique known as needle moulding and came with personalised birth certificates. The Little People line was acquired by the toy firm Coleco, who renamed them Cabbage Patch Kids and altered their composition to include both fabric and vinyl.
Since their introduction, numerous varieties of Cabbage Patch Kid toys have been produced. Each of the subsequent licencing firms, including Hasbro, Toys R Us, and Mattel, have provided speciality lines that do stunts, wear unique attire, or relate to particular occasions, such as the Birthday Kids line.
What are the priciest Cabbage Patch Kids?
A set of dolls depicting the 2008 presidential candidates of the United States was advertised for more than $59,000, and a doll depicting Donald Trump was listed for about $7,000. Original dolls and those currently manufactured by Xavier Roberts, the original doll manufacturer, can fetch six to ten times the price of a mass-produced, licenced version of the toy.
The dolls created by Roberts are known as Cabbage Patch Original Kids to differentiate them from dolls licenced by toy companies. The value of Cabbage Patch dolls is determined by their scarcity and demand among collectors.
A 1979 Barry Fritz-Little People Doll, in worn condition, sold on eBay for $1,500, and a 1985 vintage Yvonne Millie went for close to $1,000. The 1985 CPK Doll From the La Princess Collection, the 1979 Felicia Francis- Little People Doll, and the 1986 CPK Doll With Original Clothing were sold for approximately $750.
Where Can Cabbage Patch Dolls Be Purchased?
You may find these dolls in a majority of local Target stores and on Amazon. However, the best locations to seek for vintage dolls include eBay, Facebook Marketplace, Etsy, and Collectors Weekly, to mention just a few.
How to Determine whether Your Cabbage Patch Kid Is Authentic.
Do not fall for forgeries. There are several factors to consider when purchasing a doll. Embroidered tags were included on the very first Cabbage Patch dolls, which are extremely rare. The side body tag will also indicate the manufacturer and country of origin. Look for the one, two, or three-letter factory code, which is occasionally followed by a number. The factory codes for Coleco products are IC, KT, OK, P, PMI, SS, UT, and WS. Additionally, look for Xavier Roberts’ signature on the bottom of each authentic Cabbage Patch Doll.
Here are the Steps to Selling Your Cabbage Patch Dolls
While the resale value of Cabbage Patch dolls varies greatly, owners and those interested in purchasing a doll can join the manufacturer’s Collector’s Club to communicate with others looking to buy or sell dolls. The sale of Cabbage Patch dolls on eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and other similar platforms is very common. Those interested in purchasing Cabbage Patch dolls might get a decent indication of how much individual dolls are worth by perusing web listings for similar dolls.
Possession of the doll’s original adoption papers and original clothing can considerably raise the value of a Cabbage Patch doll, therefore owners who intend to sell their dolls should be aware of this fact. Replacement adoption papers are only available for Handstitched Soft Sculpture Originals. To acquire replacement adoption documents, please email the manufacturer with the following information: front and rear images of the doll without clothing, the doll’s original name, the name of the first owner, and the registration number.