How can you tell if an American Girl doll is authentic?

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Just so, do American Girl dolls have serial numbers?

While there was a number imprinted on the tags as well, it was a part number for the doll and not the year of manufacture (most say "2008"). Starting in 2014, dolls started to come with longer body tags; these have the American Girl Logo, the year, and a Registration number.

One may also ask, which American Girl dolls are worth the most? Molly, Kirsten, and Samantha are arguably the most valuable of the dolls. The Molly McIntire doll represents a 9-year-old girl living during World War II, circa 1941-45. Like all American Girl Dolls, Molly has books and accessories based on her story, including eyeglasses, skirt, blouse, sweater, socks and shoes.

Beside this, what is the rarest American Girl doll?

Kirsten Larson Is A Rare Toy American Girl doll Kirsten Larson was born in 1854.

Do all American Girl dolls show teeth?

But the biggest difference between Kaya and the other American Girl dolls was her mouth: All of the American Girl dolls have their two front teeth showing—except for Kaya. The Nez Perce advisors told the company that in their culture, it's a sign of aggression.

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Who were original American Girl dolls?

Meet History: The Original American Girl Dolls
  • Kirsten Larson. Kirsten was one of the original three dolls produced, along with Molly McIntire and Samantha Parkington.
  • Samantha Parkington. Samantha was the cool doll and everyone knew it.
  • Molly McIntire.
  • Felicity Merriman.
  • Addy Walker.

Is American Girl doll hair real?

American Girl doll hair is actually a wig, firmly secured to her head. It's similar to the high-quality wigs created for real people. Made out of a blend of mod-acrylic fibers of different colors and textures, it maintains styles well and creates a rich variation of colors just like on a human head.

How much do American Girl dolls go for?

"Of all the dolls that were worth $300 to $400 new at the time — they're worth $20 today."

How can you tell how old a doll is?

Check the back of the head for the manufacturer's mark.
Most antique dolls will have a manufacturer's mark on the back of the head, or on the base of the neck. If the doll doesn't have a manufacturer's mark anywhere and you still suspect that it could be antique, contact a professional doll appraiser for help.

What is the difference between American Girl dolls and our generation dolls?

Since the dolls are all the same height (18 inches), and pretty much the same size, their clothes and shoes fit all of the dolls. American Girl and Our Generation Dolls really are interchangeable! Our Generation dolls make great dolls to see how your child will treat their doll and take care of it.

Are Battat Dolls American Girl dolls?

Our Generation Doll by Battat- Arlee 18" Regular Non-Posable Fashion Doll- for Age 3Years Years & Up. Our Generation dolls and accessories are compatible with most 18-inch dolls such as American Girl, journey girl, Adora and my Life.

Is an American Girl doll worth it?

She originally sold for $115 in a package that included both the doll and book, according to a now-defunct sales page. The “Girl of the Year” collection of American Girl Dolls isn't necessarily worth the most money. Some of the most sought-after and valuable American Girl dolls are the original three.

Are American Girl dolls made in China?

American Girls are all made in China. They aren't all that American at all. American Girl dolls are also very expensive- 115 dollars a doll without any accessories.

Can you straighten American Girl doll hair?

For best styling results, lightly mist your doll's hair with water as needed before you brush or pick it. Never use a blow dryer, a curling iron, hot rollers, or a straightening iron on your doll's wig. The fibers are made of a special acrylic and any heat source can dry, stiffen, frizz, or even melt them.

How do I know if my American Girl doll is pre Mattel?

There are many ways of telling the difference between a pre and post-Mattel American Girl doll. Remove the doll's apparel to find out if the doll is signed. Pleasant Rowland autographed the torsos of several of the first three historical doll lines manufactured by the Pleasant Company -- Felicity, Kirsten and Samantha.

How many American Girl dolls are there?

32 million American Girl® dolls

What is a pleasant company American Girl doll?

American Girl was first marketed in 1986 by the Pleasant Company in Middleton, Wisconsin. Former teacher Pleasant Rowland created the 18-inch dolls and gave them backstories of young girls living during important times in American history. Each doll came with her own historically appropriate book and clothes.

What are the names of the American Girl dolls?

The current Historical Character Dolls are Kaya®, Felicity®, Josefina®, Addy®, Rebecca™, Kit®, Molly®, and Julie®. In 1992, American Girl published the first issue of American Girl Magazine. American Girl magazine is an age appropriate publication that is one of the top ten children's magazines in the United States.

Is American Girl Kit retired?

Kit was the fourth girl added after the collection was launched in 1986 with Kirsten, Samantha and Molly. In July 2004, all of the Historical Doll "Stories & Outfits Collections with Caddy" were retired, including Kit's.

Can you buy American Girl dolls in a store?

Find a store.
A limited selected of American Girl dolls can also be found at select Kohl's and Toys R Us stores. Not all Kohl's and Toys R Us stores carry American Girl dolls. You will not find all of the dolls and accessories in third party stores.