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  1. In The Minds Eye

    Featuring the Geri E. Baker world class collection of antique dolls, including important examples by French doll makers in superb original costumes, along with an outstanding collection of French poupees highlighted by the famous Blondinette and her trousseau. There are, too, rare German bisque art character dolls as well as early dolls including the very rare one of a kind French wooden court dolls. Over 350 objects. 160 pages, full- color, hardbound, with value key. 8 ½" x 12" BT-260 Learn More

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Special Price $25.00

  2. The Stein am Rhein Museum Collection

    Nearly fifteen years ago, in the small Swiss village of Stein am Rhein, Frau Steiner turned out the lights, closed and bolted the doors, and locked the window shutters of her beloved doll museum that had stood for years on a small cobblestone pedestrian street in this quaint locale. She would never open again. The complete collection is presented in this hardbound commemorative catalog. 10” x 10”, 204 pages, full-color. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $85.00

  3. Purple Skies, Plum Delights, The Extraordinary Antique Doll Collection of Lucy Morgan

    Purple Skies, Plum Delights, The world's rarest dolls were collected by Lucy Morgan, the perspicacious seeker of the finest French and German bisque dolls from the golden age of the 19th century. The 167 page hardbound book in full-color features and describes the complete collection. with price key. 8 ½" x 11". Learn More
    $59.00

  4. Puppen & Spielzeug Museum of Vienna

    The three-decade museum now closed was housed in an historic building in old Vienna, and was home to thousands of remarkable antique dolls and playthings. They are all shown in this commemorative hardbound book, in full color with historic references. 188 pages, with value key. 8 ½" x 12". Includes Price key. BT-253 Learn More

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Special Price $25.00

  5. Grand Notes, The Legendary Collection of Carol Jean Zvonar

    "I bought my first antique doll for $1 when I was 5 years old," she said; "Antiques are the only dolls I have ever loved." Dr. Carole Jean Stoessel Zvonar has collected antique dolls from the age of 5. Her lifetime achievement of collecting antique those dolls are all shown in this commemorative hardbound book. 144 pages, full color, with price key. 8 ½" x 12". Learn More
    $59.00

  6. An Early American Childhood, Dolls, Toys and Playthings of American Youth, 1780-1889

    By Florence Theriault. A detailed account of the toys of early American youth through photographs and descriptions of actual examples. These are toys which preceded dolls by several decades as a viable and prominent American industry. 8 1/2" x 8 1/2". 88 pages. Price Key Included. BT-150 Learn More

    Regular Price: $39.00

    Special Price $10.00

  7. An American Childhood

    More than 1000 wonderful antique dolls showcasing dolls of American childhood from the mid-1800s to early 1900s. The dolls range from plain and simple folk art dolls to sophisticated and elegant French bebes and ladies -- a veritable visual study of play in emergent America, bustling with energy and pioneer spirit. A two-volume set. Full color photos. 324 pages. Learn More
    $79.00

  8. Inspiration! The Robert Tonner Collection of 1950s Dolls

    Every important doll designer throughout history has drawn inspiration from those who came before. Robert Tonner, considered by most to be the premiere contemporary designer of today’s high fashion dolls, is no exception. His inspiration, he avers, has been the extraordinary fashion ladies of the 1950s, and over several decades he assembled an important collection of rarities from this period. They are presented in this beautiful full-color volume. 9" x 9". Softbound. Learn More
    $49.00

  9. Let the Music Begin!

    An old French children’s game, En Avant la Musqiue, graces the back cover of Theriault’s upcoming doll auction catalog and serves as the theme of the auction - “Let the Music Begin!” Begin indeed, and play on through, too. Exceptional dolls from private collections are featured ranging from those of the esteemed French firms of Bru, Jumeau, Schmitt, Steiner, and others, and highlighted by the extremely rare Jumeau art character 201, of which only one other example is known to exist. The great diversity of the 350 wonderful dolls in the auction is yet in harmonious concert for one common theme prevails: the superb condition and originality of each doll. Plan to be at the auction when Stuart Holbrook signals the opening chords, and “Let the Music Begin!” 9" x 9". Softbound. Full-color. Learn More
    $59.00

  10. Cotillion, The Susan Whittaker Collection

    To the celebrity friends that filled her sweeping Beverly Hills home she was gorgeous, glamorous and elegant. To her family, she was loving and generous and funny, endowed with a “perfectly wicked sense of humor”, says her nephew. And in the doll world she was known for choosing the best and the beautiful and, sometimes, the most whimsical of dolls. Which is why her collection ranged from the extraordinary beauty of five (yes, five) splendid early period A.T. bébés by Thuillier to the fanciful wittiness of the three (yes, three) sought-after Oscar Hitt googly dolls, and is highlighted by a very fine Albert Marque doll, described by her son as “the one that was most near and dear to her heart, a Valentine’s gift from my father in 1977.” That was Susan Whittaker, whose estate collection is being presented in this book. The legendary collection was begun in the early 1970s and includes more than 400 fine antique dolls including an extraordinary array of the rarest of French bébés (H, AT, Bru, Jumeau, Schmitt and a fabulous Marque) and more than 200 exceptional early mignonettes, delightfully counterpointed by more than 50 googlies in the rarest models and sizes known to exist. Despite her enthusiastic attention to “anything doll”, Susan was, in the choice of her own dolls, very focused and fastidious. “She had an eye”, said one collector friend, “something you can’t define, but somehow she just always spotted the best of the best in a roomful of dolls, and that would be the one she chose.” Learn More
    $75.00

  11. Only Child, The Berta Leon Hackney Collection

    On her fifth birthday, Berta Leon Hackney was given a doll by her father. And a promise. Every week thereafter she could choose another doll to add to her collection. Thus, in the midst of the Depression Years, she, an only child, was blessed with this happy start to collecting that laid down the very foundation of her doll-filled home today. Now, some 80 years later, the collection has grown from these childhood dolls into a world-class collection. Over 500 dolls are featured that range from exquisite French bébés and automata, to one of the most extensive collections of early porcelain and sculpted hair bisque ladies, from fully furnished dollhouses including an outstanding French chateau to German bisque characters, a fine collection of French and German black dolls, a remarkable group of German handwind vignettes by Zinner and Sohne, fine mignonettes, and everything else you can imagine from rare peddler dolls to clowns with rare bisque character heads, to fine early dolls in their original costumes and boxes. Learn More
    $75.00

  12. As In A Looking Glass

    Five major collections including those of noted early collectors Jean Strong of Williamsville, New York (Bru, Jumeau, Huret, fashions, automata, and American cloth), Bonnie Tussing of Florida (classic bébés and rare German characters), and Patricia Cox of Portland, Oregon (A.T., Jumeau, Bru, German characters, and rare automata). There are original dolls and automata fresh from French estates, and carved wooden and Neapolitan dolls of the Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum (sold to benefit the museum’s collections fund). 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 168 full-color pages. Learn More
    $59.00

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