Baby Doll

Melanie’s china doll had a hallmark on her neck. Which is how the antique dealer traced her manufacture to a Polish toy maker in Germany. The doll was well over a century old and in pristine condition.

People love dolls and this one was exceptional. Her baby sized paper mache body had dimples and details to delight. Yet her value was priceless as such a doll was exceedingly rare and the sentimental value to Melody and her family knew no comparison. Their attachment to and pride in this unique family heirloom tore at their hearts but funds were needed.

written for Carrot Ranch Challenge May 17, 2018, prompt:
In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about property values. 


  1. You know I can’t believe this Kate. I think I had the same doll. The hair is different of course as they were bald when sold and the person used their own hair to crown its glory.
    Your wonderful flash I can relate to although I didn’t need the funds. It was hard giving her up but I felt she deserved to be loved rather than stuffed in a cupboard.

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  2. Aw, I hope the doll goes to a loving family!
    We’ve had those times, mostly early in our marriage, where we sold a guitar or some other wanted possession just to make ends meet. ‘Twas hard to do…but necessary.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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