Don't buy old celluloid dolls. They--at least the ones I bought--are as fragile as eggshells. I have long admired the old German "Turtle Mark" dolls. I finally found a pair at a reasonable price, a sweet little Hansel and Gretel type pair.
The little boy doll's head had some damage, but the seller included the pieces, saying it could be fixed. Like an idiot, I believed her.
So they arrived, and the boy's head was further broken. I tried to glue it all together, but it was an awful mess. Try to reassemble and egg shell and you'll know what I mean. It was well enough that his hat would cover it, so I figured I'd cut my losses. Then as I was holding the girl doll, and gently moving her legs to see if she would sit (because I don't have a stand to fit her), her leg crumbled in my hand!
I was really looking forward to these dolls, and now they're just...sad. So. Don't buy old celluloid dolls, unless you've got them in your hand and can see that they're in good shape. Or better yet, just get really good photos that you can frame. Less heartache.
EDITED TO ADD: I wrote to the sellers to relate my disappointment in these dolls...they have kindly refunded the money for them, minus shipping. They would have refunded even that, but I decided to keep the clothing, so we're agreed that only the doll-cost would be refunded. I guess there is another pair of Hansel and Gretel cloth dolls in my future! But they'll be tiny--these are only 10" tall. :~)