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  1. Puppenspielzeug Museum Davos

    The legendary Spielzeug Museum of Davos, Switzerland, filled 90 showcases on three floors, splendidly repleted with wonderful childhood treasures from the golden years of the 19th and early-20th century. Hardbound. 10” x 10”. 228 pages, full-color. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $75.00

  2. The Well Bred Doll

    An exceptional auction featuring private collections from France, Germany and America. Rare and exquisite dolls and automata are included in this remarkable auction including an extremely rare 38” bebe by Thuillier, and Vichy’s superlative Lady at the Harp Piano, as well as delectable treasures from Bru, Jumeau, Schmitt, Steiner and other French makers, and bisque character dolls from notable German firms. Learn More
    $59.00

  3. The Auction of de Kleine Wereld Museum

    One of the finest private small museums of childhood ephemera in the world, featuring beautiful dolls, rare dollhouses, and childhood treasures. 9” x 9”. 164 pages, full-color. Softbound. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $59.00

  4. Other Peoples Lives

    It is the special privilege of the antique lover to hold in one’s hands not only the physical object of one’s delight, but also its particular past place in other people’s lives. For the collector of antique dolls that sense of personal connection to the past is especially intense, a doll sometimes seeming to radiate the very spirit of the child who cherished it in other times. Simply put, to speak. On January 13-14, 2012 pays homage to this concept with a 500 lot auction of antique dolls entitled “Other People’s Lives”. This year’s splendid offerings include fine French dolls from original French chateaux as well as private American collections, automata, and rare German characters, dollhouse shops and rooms including milliner’s shops from the famous Landsberg Museum of Germany, to begin to name the treasures. 8 1/2 x 11", Softbound. 192 pages. With price key. Learn More
    $59.00

  5. Many Wonderful Things

    The splendid Louis XVI rooms at New York’s historic Waldorf Astoria are a fitting venue for a superb collection of 19th century antique French dolls and automata, highlighted by the important automata of Candy Spelling, including works by Vichy, Theroude, Lambert, and Roullet et Decamps, some of which are shown below. A catalog of these rare works, along with the several hundred of the finest 19th and early 20th century dolls including exemplary examples from Bru, Schmidt et Fils, Steiner, and Jumeau. 8 1/2" x 11". Softbound. 140 pages. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $49.00

  6. To The Manor Born

    An extraordinary collection of historical, portrait, fashionable, and child dolls from Madame Alexander, highlighted by extremely rare models from the golden era of the 1950's. The rare collection was assembled by Los Angeles luminary, Candy Spelling, over several decades. She chose dolls not only for their great rarity but also for their pristine and vibrant presentation, and once owned, preserved them meticulously in glass vitrines in her Holmsby Hills mansion named The Manor. Her decision to return these precious dolls to the collecting world is not only a wonderful opportunity for collectors to acquire an exemplary doll, but also to view a museum-quality collection of these signature American dolls in its glorious entirety. 8 1/2" x 11" Softbound. 144 pages. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $49.00

  7. Raised By The Sons of The Murmuring Grove, an Auction of Antique Dolls

    Raised by the Song of the Murmuring Grove. An 18th century poem by the German romantic poet, Friedrich Holderlin, inspires the title, ranging from a superior collection of rare French dolls including Suzanne Amaryllis of Rouen, a Rohmer poupée with signed Rohmer trunk and trousseau from its original French estate, to very fine German bisque art character dolls, to one-person collections of early Raggedy Anns and wonderful teddy bears. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 164 full-color pages. Learn More
    $59.00

  8. Curtain Call, The Billie Nelson Tyrell Collection of Celebrity Dolls and Memorabilia, 1850-1950

    Billie Nelson Tyrrell’s collection includes superb rarities in French and German bisque dolls by luminary doll firms of the late 19th and early 20th Century, as well as an extremely important collection of celebrity dolls and memorabilia from 1850-1950. Outstanding examples of these are included in the 500+ lot auction catalog titled “Curtain Call”, an apt name for these beautiful dolls taking their well-deserved bows for one more time. Softbound. 8 1/2" x 11". 176 pages. With price key. Learn More
    $59.00

  9. The Boys' Collection of Antique Dollhouses, Stores, Kitchens and Theatres.

    Stefan Hoegl and Juergen Suerig of Munich, Germany are born collectors and although their home is a veritable wonderland of carefully-chosen 19th century antiques, it has been their antique dollhouse collection that most captured their collecting soul. Collectors of dollhouses, dollhouse miniatures, miniature stores and kitchens have had glimpses of The Boys’ Collection, as it came to be known, when photographs of many of their objects appeared in the books, Ormolu Dollhouse Accessories and Christian Hacker, Antique German Dollhouses. But that only touched the surface of this remarkable collection.10" x 10" Hardbound. 164 pages. Price key Included. BT-286 Learn More

    Regular Price: $59.00

    Special Price $25.00

  10. The Dolls In The House at the Top of the Hill

    June Ellen Lane of Lake Arrowhead, California lived in a house at the top of a long and winding hill. Her remarkable doll collection peopled every room in the house in cabinets and scenes that were the delight of every visiting collector who made the trip to visit her. Although her collection spanned every category including very rare automata and French bebes, her special love and focus were lady dolls, including the rarest of French poupees, the finest of early English wooden, and superb German paper maches. the extensive collection was sold in a two day auction as was her wish. Hardbound, 216 pages with over 450 color photographs and value key. 10" x 10". BT-285 Learn More

    Regular Price: $69.00

    Special Price $25.00

  11. O'Fancy - What a Jubilee!

    Highlights include the rarest of the rare in German characters, impeccably preserved along with a superb collection of petite French bebes and very rare all-bisque mignonettes, presented alongside museum-quality miniature Parisian doll accessories of the mid/ late 19th century. A very small sampling of the collection of German character dolls is shown here, many having been featured in published articles in Antique Doll Collector. Hardbound, 228 pages with over 450 color photographs and value key. 10" x 10" Learn More
    $69.00

  12. In a Perfect World

    A world-class auction highlighted by a bevy of beautiful Jumeau dolls. While Jumeau dolls give focus to the day the auction highlights important dolls by other French makers, too. Notable is the presentation of an outstanding doll by Albert Marque, #65 from the series of 100 dolls that were created in 1916. The doll was acquired by a private North Carolina collector in 1943 from the noted Charlotte antique dealer, Mr. Tipton, and remained in her loving care for more than 65 years. Softbound with over 300 color photographs. 8 ½" x 11". 132 pages. Price Key Included. Learn More
    $59.00

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