Vintage Blythe has developed a cult following few toys ever see. She has managed to resuscitate her career and interest in many countries. Buyers will pay big money for the original vintage ones. If you check Ebay today, you'll see that the original 1972 Blythes are still commanding $1200 and up to $2400! I was surprised to see this, even in this economy.
Not only are people buying dolls, but earrings, books, paper dolls, simplicity clothes patterns, pet spiders, and custom clothing are all in demand. Anyone who is a talented seamstress can earn well designing and sewing Blythe outfits. The sky’s the limit with money and interests.
I gave way to the temptation of big money and sold my vintage Blythe doll in 2002 on Ebay to a Japanese buyer.Even though she had a body crack, the tremendous desire for her astounded me. The dolls were averaging $500- $800. when I decided to list my doll. I guess everyone has a price so my Blythe was sold for $1250!
Am I sorry that I sold her? Sometimes I miss her quiet, pink stare, sometimes it's her golden hair. Yes, I admit that I do miss her. Maybe I'll have to save up for another one or buy a reissued Blythe. Either way she is an expensive pasttime. have fun and let me know if you have one.
Check the Ebay ads below to see any that are currently for sale. The prices are still high.