Yolanda Bello dolls

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2015-06-26 10:36:31

Yolanda Bello dolls are collectible dolls produced by Venezuelan doll designer Yolanda Bello.

Biography of Yolanda Bello

Yolanda Bello was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the US at the age of 14.

Although lacking in formal training, Bello began sculpting dolls in the late 1970s and won the DOTY prize for doll design in both 1985 and 1986.

Her “Heather” doll was voted “doll of the year” by the National Association of Limited Edition Dealers in 1987.

After producing a small number of her own dolls, Bello was recruited by US doll manufacturers Ashton-Drake and Knowles.

She founded and is the president of Chicago-based Bello Creations, a specialist doll producer.

Yolanda Bello dolls

Yolanda Bello dolls are famed for their highly realistic nature and profound expressions.

Each doll is a unique creation.

Among Bello's most popular dolls is her “Jason” creation, sold through Ashton Drake as part of the Picture Perfect Babies Collection.

How much are Yolanda Bello dolls worth?

Yolanda Bello dolls generally sell for between $10 to $20 at auction.

Three 1990's Yolanda Bello dolls sold for a combined $110 at a Morphy Auctions sale in October 2010.

Prices for Yolanda Bello dolls have fallen significantly over recent years with the advent of the internet.

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