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How Much Is An Original American Girl Doll Worth?

Molly, RIP=$$$.

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'90s girls, brace yourselves for a tale of tragedy: Molly McIntire, the WWII-era American Girl doll, has recently been "archived." Yes: doll murder. Sadly, Molly is just another casualty, as she now joins several other original historical characters: Felicity passed away in 2011, Kirsten in 2010, and Samantha in 2009. The world is cruel. (Addy, introduced in 1993, is still with us...but, really, for how much longer? I can't take it.)

Unsurprisingly, dolls from the original collection as well as their accessories can be worth a LOT of money (depending, of course, on condition, and degree of newness). Other accessories and used doll prices may surprise you.

Shall we take a look?


Here is a Kirsten doll plus seven other outfits and accompanying accessories, plus bed and trunk: $2,199.99

OK, so you get quite a lot of the Kirsten line in this package, but the doll is listed as being in "fair" condition. The price for a Kirsten doll with a paperback book in 1991 was $82.

Here's a rather pricey listing — a Molly doll (she's in a doll hospital outfit here), but she comes with her a decent chunk of Molly's line: $4,958.

So this actually comes with a TON of stuff, but it's still a collection that has appreciated in value...

I added up all the items included in the Molly eBay listing above...

Using this American Girl Wiki, it looks like the original retail cost of all this stuff was somewhere just north of $1,000.


For Samantha dolls that are ostensibly used, you can find several in the $100–$200 range. This one is $129.99.

If you want her, go and get her. Some of these less-than-prime dolls have starting bids of around $45.

Here's something crazy: It's an invite to an event Pleasant Company did when Felicity was launched in 1991. Cost: $1,200.

Seriously, that's a lot of money for the following: Meet Felicity book signed by author, embroidery kit (to embroider a little bag you could fill with potpourri, included), a girl-sized cloth cap, a pin, a shopping bag, a map, and a bookmark.


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