She Saved a Doll From the Salvation Army

Her 4-year-old granddaughter is not permitted to play with it.

Donna Teetz came from Lehighton on Aug. 17 to participate in an appraisal event the held at . 

She carried a doll, very carefully, into the building so as not to break it. 

Charles Moyer, auctioneer and appraiser for Alderfer’s Auction and Appraisal, Hatfield, was extremely gentle with the fragile antique. It was a bisque-faced doll with no cracks, made of high-quality material and in good condition, he said. The eyes close when the doll lies down. 

Teetz had been a caregiver to an elderly woman who gave her the doll before being placed into a nursing home, telling her to just take it to the Salvation Army. But Teetz liked the doll and, knowing it was at least 80 years old, decided to keep it instead. 

“My 4-year-old granddaughter wants to play with it. I won’t let het her touch it,” she said.

Moyer appraised the doll at $300.

Teetz was all smiles and very pleased, saying, “I had no idea what to expect or what it was worth. I have no idea what I will do with it—just keep it for now.”

Editor's Note: Stay tuned for future stories highlighting some of the more unusual/valuable treasures discovered at the Emmaus Historical Society event.


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