About Valentine’s Dolls: These dolls were handmade in San Francisco by Pam Valentine and her husband Noel from 1976 to 2001. Pam currently resides in Australia. I had the privilege of corresponding with her and she gave me a great overview of the company when owned by Pam and her husband. There is great attention to detail and the costuming of these dolls. At the height of their popularity they sold very well and most are very limited editions. I still see them selling for around $200 on various web sites and they are rarely found and many are listed as sold. In 2001 the company was sold to Gorham and they moved toward the mass market and made dolls that were vinyl.