Porcelain Dolls have plummeted in value in the last 10 years.
There was a time where porcelain dolls were very popular and many sold in stores for $50 - 500 each or more. Unfortunately those times are gone.
One of the main problems with porcelain dolls today is that China is Mega-MASS producing them. The Chinese have been selling these porcelain dolls for the last 20 years by the case at super cheap prices. Dolls that Cost $100.00 or more 30 years ago can be purchased today very easily for Around $5each brand new in the box from suppliers when you buy them by the case. Because of this many people in the US have been selling them on eBay for the last 30 years at lower and lower prices to compete with other eBay sellers. This has forced the prices to dump to near nothing.
Today you can literally find hundreds of porcelain dolls Brand New in the Box online or at local sales for $5 each or Less. For ones that are Out of the Box and have been previously displayed you can find them all over for around $1each. We even sell them in our local sales at $1each (and they Still do not sell well even at that price).
Today collectors are staying away from porcelain dolls for the most part not only because the value is gone but, because there are just way to many of them out there.
There are some porcelain dolls that will have a higher value. These are the ones that are specialty dolls. Examples would be Porcelain Barbies Dolls, Disney Porcelain Dolls, Porcelain Dolls of famous people like Marylin Monroe. The reason these dolls have more value is because the cross the lines into other collectibles markets. People who collect Barbie Dolls or Disney Memorabilia Would buy these specialty dolls. However, a Disney Collector for example will Only buy Disney Dolls and Not just any porcelain doll.