Jan 27, 2019 xavier roberts born october 31, 1955, cleveland, georgia, the inventor and manufacturer of cabbage patch kids, is an american artist and businessman. Get the best deals on cabbage patch kids doll caucasian vintage cabbage patch dolls pre. Vintage cabbage patch kids that are worth a fortune. Xavier roberts has his signature on the bottom of each cabbage patch kid. Apr 24, 2015 the cabbage patch kids twisted history. The original soft handmade dolls called little people created by xavier roberts under the original appalachian artworks label ran from the late 1970s and took on the cabbage patch kid name from the early to mid 1980s. Original pair of vintage 1985 xavier roberts cabbage patch dolls twins. The originals were all cloth and sold at local craft shows, then later at babyland general hospital in cleveland, ga. Most valuable cabbage patch kids in 2018 updated list. If you have a cabbage patch doll, you may want to clean it. Coleco cabbage patch kids twin dolls, xavier roberts signed.
Vintage 1986 cabbage patch doll, girl, yellow hair, blue. It didnt take long for these unique toys to start flying off the shelves. During the american folk art movement of the late 1970s, roberts observed several techniques involving the making of dolls from various materials. People are starting to sell their prized cabbage patch kid dolls for thousands of dollars. Cabbage patch doll xavier roberts 1985 boy coleco in 2020. The company changed the name from little people to cabbage patch kids and went on to sell millions of the dolls.
This xavier roberts doll predates cabbage patch kids. Cabbage patch dolls, 1980s doll lot xavier roberts cabbage patch kids. Rare original soft sculpted cabbage patch girl preemie edition doll babyland general cleveland, georgia 1985 by xavier roberts. The dolls were displayed in a hospitallike setting and were up for adoption. Vintage cabbage patch dolls, cabbage patch preemie doll, cloth cabbage patch dolls for kids, cabbage patch doll shoes, danbury mint cabbage patch dolls, glass cabbage patch dolls, cabbage patch dolls, vinyl cabbage patch dolls, cabbage patch kids cloth vintage cabbage patch dolls pre 1990, interactive cabbage patch dolls. He asked her to supply him with dolls to sell in georgia, where he lived and worked. Your old cabbage patch doll could be worth thousands of. Jul 22, 20 xavier roberts cabbage patch doll whatz it worth. The cabbage patch dolls also known widely as cabbage patch kids were created by xavier roberts. Cabbage patch kids are a line of soft sculptured dolls sold by xavier roberts and registered in the united states office in 1978 as the little people. Your old cabbage patch doll could be worth thousands of dollars. Get the best deals on cabbage patch dolls when you shop the largest. The first cabbage patch doll was released in 1983 and designed by a man named.
Collector information, identification my cabbage patch kids. Feb 16, 2020 cabbage patch doll xavier roberts 1985 boy coleco vintage 80s cabbage patch doll toy xavier roberts 1985 boy coleco appalachian. She was an expert doll collector and restorer for 60 plus years. Though xavier roberts was the creator of the cabbage patch kids brand, many of the brands defining characteristics such as the dolls overly round faces and that they came with an adoption certificate were taken from martha nelson thomas, an american folk artist from kentucky. In addition to this signature, there is also a year printedif there is no year, the color of the signature indicates the year. Original yellow dress, white lace socks, crisp white babydoll shoes. Xavier roberts signed every little people doll and every cabbage patch doll.
We all had them when we were little and now our kids want them too. Xavier roberts introduced the world to his little people or cabbage patch kids in 1976 in new york and sold the rights to a major toy manufacturing company in 1982. You might have a valuable cabbage patch kid in your. In 1976, xavier roberts met martha nelson thomas at a craft fair. By the end of the year, more than 3 million had been sold, or adopted. Every doll also came with a signature on its rear end that of xavier roberts, the manufacturer and supposed creator of the cabbage patch kids. After signing contract with appalachian artworks, inc. Dolls that were made prior to the coleco handover are worth the most. Cabbage patch creator xavier roberts ed his design in 1976 and sold the rights to company giant coleco in 1982. Vintage cabbage patch kid, signed xavier roberts baby doll.
Original xavier roberts soft sculpture cabbage patch kid in original box. Cabbage patch dolls come with birth certificates, and they each have their own name and birth date. This is a rare, vintage 1985 coleco xavier roberts signed cabbage patch kids set of twin girl dolls. I am liquidating a small part of my grandmothers estate. Xavier roberts little people for sale in stock ebay. Vintage 1985 xavier roberts cabbage patch soft sculpture pink bunny bee. The secret history of the cabbage patch kids, reveals that the dolls were actually invented by artist.
Babyland general hospital in cleveland, georgia remains a top tourist attraction and special event locale. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and oneofakind products and gifts related to your search. Find out from celebrity appraisers at our next tucson fundraiser. In very rare instances, the signature may be on the right butt cheek or upside down. Cabbage patch kid doll soft sculptured vintage xavier roberts 1985 cpk. Another popular way to sell cabbage patch dolls is through ebay, facebook marketplace, or similar websites. Boys, girls, and collectors can enjoy these pre1990 cabbage patch kids.
Sometimes he signed each cheek, and sometimes he was known to sign the front of a dolls outfit. Original cabbage patch dolls, cabbage patch kids, xavier roberts, dolly doll. Cabbage patch dolls in the pre 1990 group are split into two phases. Cabbage patch dolls were created in the 1970s by xavier roberts. In most instances, the xavier roberts signature stamp appears on the left butt cheek of the doll. Cabbage patch kids werent actually born in a field of vegetables, but out of the entrepreneurial mind of a 21yearold art student, xavier roberts, in helen, georgia. The cabbage patch kids toys go on record as the most successful new doll.
Every authentic cabbage patch kids comes with a xavier roberts signature, typically on the dolls left butt cheek. Since 1978 authentic cabbage patch kids and little people created by xavier roberts, cuties, adoptimals, and other cabbage patch toys and gifts are available at. Vintage cabbage patch dolls pre1990 for sale in stock ebay. Original 1978 the little people soft sculpture xavier roberts cabbage patch doll. These adorable, lovable cabbage patch kids come in a variety of. They are composed of a soft clothcovered bodies and molded plastic faces, with trademark cabbage patch kids yellow hair. Cabbage patch kids doll caucasian vintage cabbage patch dolls. How to know whether a cabbage patch kid is a first edition. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options.
The inventor of cabbage patch kids dolls is xavier roberts. Has blue zip up windbreaker, blue jeans and sneakers on. Original xavier roberts soft sculpture cabbage patch kid. Xavier roberts hand printed the name tags which accompanied his babies and printed each birth certificate with his own fists as the footprints. They are now called handstitched originals or softies by collectors. The first cabbage patch doll was released in 1983 and designed by a man named xavier roberts. Cabbage patch xavier roberts black signature preowned original cabbage patch xavier roberts black signature 19781982 one owner vtg well taken care of,spoiled brat in her time, lost her wardrobe years ago. Xavier roberts signature is on the bum of each authentic cabbage patch kid. Cabbage patch kids were created by american art student xavier roberts in 1978. On all the little people dolls created from 1976 1980, the dolls were hand signed by xavier roberts using a permanent marker. Cabbage patch dolls, 1980s doll lot xavier roberts.
His signature is emblazoned on the rear of each original cabbage patch kid. Information about how to identify cabbage patch kids and foreign factory. One factor that contributed largely to their success was that each doll was oneofakind. In 1976, roberts became fascinated with a german fabricsculpture technique from the 19th century known as needle molding. See more ideas about xavier roberts, dolls and cabbage patch kids.
So now you dont have to feel weird about keeping a whole lot of old baby dolls in your basement. When speaking about the first cabbage patch doll, many refer to the very first dolls produced by xavier roberts which he originally titled little. Her name is charity billie, she has blonde yarn hair styled in pigtails. Cabbage patch kids are a brand of dolls created by xavier roberts in 1978. Inside the shameful cabbage patch kids scandal the company has been trying to hide. Cabbage patch kids 18 big kid collection, zoe sky the flower girl rare limited edition every little girl wants a cabbage patch kid for the holidays. Rare xavier roberts 1982 1st edition cabbage patch kid little. Roberts then attended white county high school and then attended truett mcconnell junior college where he was an awardwinning art student. He began to produce the dolls through his babyland general hospital in cleveland, georgia in 1979. Soft sculpture doll xavier roberts pre cabbage patch 79. This is a rare doll, a german jemar with brown hair and blue eyes. They were a huge success and have continued to remain popular throughout the years. Xavier roberts born october 31, 1955 in cleveland, georgia is best known for cabbage patch kid dolls, once immensely popular soft sculpted dolls based upon a design originally created by martha nelson thomas. The new fight over cabbage patch kids has sabotage, choke holds, and slurs.
W hile the resale value of cabbage patch dolls varies widely, owners or those wishing to purchase a doll can join the manufacturers collectors club, where they can communicate with others wishing to buy or sell cabbage patch dolls. The very 1st 1,000 handmade dolls were taken from a 1937 baby name book. Red haired green eyed original brand new in box signed by xavier roberts 292728162955. Jul 21, 2012 cabbage patch dolls, 1980s doll lot xavier roberts cabbage patch kids. Bottom stamp says xavier roberts 1985 sold as pictured some signs of useplay. Vintage jesmar cabbage patch dollpreownedbeigebluefreckles. Cabbage patch xavier roberts black signature preowned original cabbage. They experienced popularity in the 1980s, and original cabbage patch dolls made before 1990 are considered vintage. Hair cabbage patch kids doll original 1982 1988 xavier roberts. Shop forand learn aboutvintage cabbage patch kid dolls. Vintage cabbage patch dolls pre 1990 cabbage patch kids, known as cpks for short, are a line of softbodied dolls that are just waiting to be adopted.297 77 1469 1005 1570 1203 916 376 1433 236 253 1602 1555 1204 1395 1592 1094 283 318 748 1554 1597 1003 50 265 1357 881 1575 1191 1229 352 1058 673 125 1107 1288 1238 403 501