Samantha American Girl Dolls

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2015-06-26 10:47:10

Samantha American Girl Dolls are dolls in the highly popular 'American Girl’ doll line.

Brief history and description

The ‘American Girl’ doll line was a range of dolls for girls in the pre-teen market. The range was founded in 1986 by Pleasant Company.

Whilst there was a wide variety of dolls available in a large choice of designs, styles, eras and ethnicities, amongst the most popular was the ‘Samantha’ doll, intended as a contemporary doll with her own range of accessories and clothes, which were available for sale both with the doll itself and separately.

The Samantha American Girl Doll was intended as part of the company’s ‘American Girl Of Today’ range, which proved successful with their intended target audience and has since found new life as a collectable.

Guide for collectors

American Girl Dolls (and in particular, the Samantha doll) are available at conventional mainstream and specialist auctioneers, as well as doll specialists.

They are also available online, at auctioneers such as eBay where great bargains may be discovered by those with persistence and determination.

The official American Girl Doll website features a catalogue of current and previous doll models, as well as information on stockists, which could prove useful for prospective collectors.

Classy-Dolls.com also features extensive information on the American Girl Doll range.

Value

The highest prices paid at auction for a Samantha American Girl doll include $400, for an extensive collection of items related to the Samantha doll, which auctioned on 26th February 2011 from Auctions Neapolitan.

The average price for a Samantha American Girl doll is between $100-$200, as proven by the sale of a 22” Samantha doll complete with a transportable decorative case, which auctioned from Lambe Rene Auction on 31st July 2004.

The lowest prices paid for a Samantha American Girl doll at auction include $50, for a single doll which sold from Simond & Oakes Auctioneers & Appraisers on 24th September 2011, and included not only the doll but five outfits and several related books.

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