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Not an inexpensive doll, many families save up for the first purchase of an American Girl doll and her clothing and accessories, or doting grandmothers often buy a little girl her first doll for a birthday or special Holiday such as Christmas.
Each doll has a series of historically accurate books written about them--each doll represents a special place and time in American History.
The American Girl dolls with the eras they represent are Molly (1944), Kirsten (1854, Minnesota Pioneer Girl), Samantha (1904), Felicity (1774), Addy (1864, escaped from slavery), Josefina (Hispanic, 1824), Kit (1934, Depression Era), Kaya (Native American Nez Perce, 1764) and Nellie (an orphan, 1906, part of Smantha's collection). Nellie is the latest American Girl doll--she was released in the summer of 2004.
There is also a line of "Girls of Today" American Girl dolls. These dolls are available in a wide variety of hair, eye and skin colors so that the dolls can be "matched" to their owners. Some of these dolls, such as Lindsey and Kailey, are retired. Felicity, one of the first dolls, has had some of her items phased out. Many retired American Girl items sell at a premium in the secondary market, including on eBay.