How to Sell Porcelain Dolls

By Aya Pauli

Selling porcelain dolls can be a way to create some income--or lose money. Successfully selling porcelain dolls depends entirely on where you sell them. Selling the dolls at doll shows and craft fairs lets you offer them at a profitable rate. Selling dolls at flea markets and garage sales means you will have to offer the dolls at extremely low prices, potentially killing your profit margin.

Doll Shows

Clean and dress your dolls. Make sure they have a neat, sharp appearance.

Cut out a 2-inch by 2-inch piece of thick paper. Use a hole punch to create a hole in the top corner of the paper. Write important information about a specific doll on the paper. Include the creation date, manufacturer, doll name and price. Repeat the process for each doll.

Cut a piece of string and slip it through the hole in the tag. Tie the string loosely around the doll's wrist so that anyone who buys it can cut the tag off without damaging the doll. Repeat the process for each doll.

Set up a folding table. Neatly lay a subtle and attractive tablecloth over the table. You need the tablecloth to be subtle so it adds a coordinated background to your doll display without looking cluttered or overwhelming.

Secure a doll in a doll stand and place it on the table so that it faces outward. Repeat process with the remaining dolls, leaving enough room between stands to keep the display looking sharp.

Online

Clean and dress the doll. Secure the doll in a stand and place it against a blank background, such as a white tablecloth.

Use a camera with a flash to take a pictures of the front and back of the doll. Make sure the pictures are bright and clear.

Load the pictures on your computer and prepare them for your favorite auction/selling site. Include a complete list of information, including the doll's price, name, creation year, creation company and size.

About the Author

A writer since 2000, Aya Pauli has covered a variety of topics including food, fashion, beauty, health, parenting, education, decor and crafts. Her award-winning recipes have been published in food magazines such as "Taste of Home," and she is also the author of a salad cookbook. Pauli's craft projects appear in major manufacturer websites, including Dow Styrofoam. She also holds a CDA in early childhood education and works as a preschool teacher in Wyoming.