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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. Love, Shirley Temple

    Movie Costumes, Dolls, and Childhood Memorabilia from her Personal Archives. More than 500 objects from the private childhood collection of the beloved star are photographed and described in this 356-page book. Until this time, the objects have been in the possession of Shirley Temple Black and her family. Included are nearly 100 film costumes, 100s of dolls, toys and playthings shown in her films or gifted to her by celebrities, and other fine ephemera including Spunky's saddle, her gas-powered miniature car used to drive around the Fox Studios, personal letters from FDR and others, fabulous personal autograph books, and so much more. Includes prices realized from the auction. 10" x 10", hardbound. BT-318 Learn More

    Regular Price: $75.00

    Special Price $55.00

  7. What Frolicks Are Here- Fine Antique Dolls from Estates and Private Collections.

    "What Frolicks Are Here - Fine Antique Dolls from Estates and Private Collections.” Spring has sprung! You could dance around the Maypole. You could hang May Day baskets on the neighbor’s door. Or you could come to our festive May Day auction of great antique dolls. Here’s what you will find. Rare and exquisite French bisque bébés from the most sought-after doll makers including Bru, Schmitt, Halopeau (“H”), Jumeau, Joanny, Steiner, Gaultier, and others. German bisque art characters that are as captivating as they are rare from Kammer and Reinhardt, Kestner, Simon and Halbig, and Gebruder Heubach. There are mischievous googlies, elegant poupées, mignonettes, all-bisque characters, automata including a superb piece by Henri Phalibois, and pristine dolls such as Marion Kaulitz, early Kathe Kruse, fabulous collection of rare Heubach figurines, early paper mache, rare Meissen porcelain ladies, Door of Hope dolls, rare ladies of bisque and porcelain with sculpted hair, early wooden and American folk. More than 300 lots are featured here. 8.5" x 11", softbound, commemorative catalog. Learn More
    $49.00

  8. Among Friends, The Billie and Paige Welker Collection

    The rarest German bisque art characters, gorgeous French bébés and their costumes, French poupées and trousseaux, American cloth and paper mache folk dolls of the highest order, many bearing blue ribbon presentation awards, were among the treasures sought and perfectly preserved by the prescient North Carolina couple. Coupling good taste with a passion for the curious and unique, the Welkers assembled a perfectly blended selection of antique childhood dolls. Disparate yet harmonious genres are united by common threads of rarity and artistry. The tearful-eyed Leo Moss boy seems in accord with Kammer and Reinhardt’s 107 wistful lad from across the waters, while the bisque mystery lady with pronounced nose, her beautiful complexion belying the age she represents, surely would enjoy an afternoon social with the distinguished lady doll created by Leo Moss. There are the elegant and refined (French bébés by Thuillier, Schmitt, Bru, and Halopeau) and there are the down-home but equally artistic dolls of Maggie and Bessie Pfohl, Izannah Walker, and Martha Chase. Also to be offered at the auction is the Mary Sicard collection of Door of Hope dolls, the rarest of the rare from that group, a delightful collection of early hand-made paper dolls, and a wonderful illustrated voluminous correspondence from Rose O’Neill to a family friend, and a plethora of other rare and singular objects so sought after by collectors.160 pages, 10" x 10", hardbound, commemorative catalog with prices realized. Learn More
    $75.00

  9. A Matter of Circumstance

    Featuring private estate dolls from important French and German collections. Rare and exquisite French bisque bebes from the most sought after doll makers including Bru, Schmitt, Halopeau ("H"), Jumeau, Joanny, Steiner, Gaultier, and others. German bisque art characters that are as captivating as they are rare from Kammer and Reinhardt, Kestner, Simon and Halbig, and Gebruder Heubach. There are miscevious googlies, elegant poupees, mignonettes, all-bisque characters, early Kathe Kruse, rare ladies of bisque and porcelain with sculpted hair, early wooden and American folk, fine early maitrise miniature furniture, and rare Schoenhut models. 300 lots are featured in the full-color catalog. Softbound. 8 1/2" x 11". BT-322 Learn More
    $49.00

  10. Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two - From Schoolgirl to Storybook

    Love, Shirley Temple: Take Two - From Schoolgirl to Storybook. Including the teen years and more childhood related items from Shirley Temple’s personal collection. Commemorative catalog with special features not available to online viewers. Includes prices realized. 10” x 10”, hardbound, 180 pages. BT-323 Learn More
    $75.00

  11. The Carabet Collection, Antique Japanese Dolls

    Some astute American collectors have made the study and careful acquisition of important Japanese dolls their mission. One such collection, coming up for auction features this collection, and in its homage an outstanding 200-page hardbound book has been prepared. Featuring dolls to be auctioned January 10, 2016 Newport Beach, CA at the Fairmont Hotel Featuring The Carabet Collection of antique Japanese Ningyō at auction. Call 800-966-3655 for more info or to order your collector’s book today. BT-324. $75. Learn More
    $75.00

  12. The Memory of All That

    Auction Catalog featuring selections from private collections including Mary Krombholz of Ohio, superb dolls and automata from private French estates, very fine maitrise quality doll furnishings, and with inspiration drawn from a private California collection of early mid-20th century couturier lady hats which are also included. Softbound. 9 1/2" x 9 1/2". 136 pages. BT-325 Learn More
    $49.00

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