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  1. An Airy Dalliance, an Auction of Fine Antique Dolls and Playthings

    An Airy Dalliance.The approach of spring signals a lightness of being, a flirtation with the fresh breezes that waft away winter's serious stuff. An airy dalliance. Such a phrase might also describe the exceptional antique doll collection presented here. A fragrant medley of dolls highlighted by the private estate dolls of the late Christine Olson of Tucson, Arizona, and its offerings range from the most beautiful of French bébés to wonderful collections of Door of Hope dolls, piano babies, German characters, and Steiff bears. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 116 full-color pages. Learn More
    $49.00

  2. Silhouettes, an Auction of Antique Dolls

    Silhouettes.The name of the collector is left unsaid, at the request of the family, although it can be said that it is a prominent, and once well-known East Coast collection featured in many early doll research books. In the collection, you will find early paper mache dolls, Bru bébés, French poupées, mignonettes, and early wax dolls. Also American cloth and china dolls, Schoenhut and early wooden dolls, including two from the collection of the early French doll and toy historian Henri d'Allegmagne. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 140 full-color pages. Learn More
    $49.00

  3. Pie In The Sky, Cow Over The Moon. An Auction of Antique Dolls

    Pie in the Sky Cow over the Moon. Mignonettes are featured along with fine antique French and German dolls, Bleuette dolls, early American composition dolls, and including the dolls of Evelyn Green from the Strong Museum, sold to benefit the collection fund. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 108 full-color pages. Learn More
    $39.00

  4. First Blush, an Auction of Antique Dolls

    First Blush. Superb antique dolls including Kestner, Simon and Halbig, Kammer and Rienhardt, Jumeau, Steiner, and early American cloth and paper mache folk dolls are among the fine specimens featured in this collectible book. 8.5" x 11". Softbound. 96 full-color pages. Learn More
    $39.00

  5. The Empress and the Child

    Saturday, January 11, 2014 “The Empress and the Child” Fabulous Antique Dolls highlighted by the private collection of Gail Nichols of Clarence, New York, and including keynote dolls from original family estates, a fine collection of rare automata and the Helen Welsh collection of animal and character dolls from the earliest years of the Steiff firm. Learn More
    $88.50

  6. The Fabulous 50's and Beyond

    Featuring the outstanding Barbie Museum Collection of Judene Hansen of Florida, along with rare dolls from Madame Alexander, Terri Lee, Mary Hoyer, Arranbee, and featuring the exceptional Ginny Collection from the archives of the Vogue Company. 8 1/2" x 11". Softbound. 116 pages. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $49.00

  7. Home at Last

    A catalog auction on Saturday, October 5, will feature the wonderful dollhouse collection of Ute Bittl of Munich, Germany, the fine private antique doll collection of Pia Langer of Denmark, and other fine estate collections from France and Germany. 8 1/2" x 11". Softbound. 148 pages. Price Key Included. Learn More
    $49.00

  8. Lulu's Story

    It is highlighted by a superb example of the eminent Albert Marque doll, bearing the artist signature and the script-marked #23 from the series of only 100 dolls. The auction is also highlighted by the collection of the late Kate Hoffman, whose tasteful and inquisitive nature led her to pursue the best of the best in various doll categories including rare American cloth and wooden dolls, beautiful French dolls including a superb Bébé Bru from the Golden Age still in its original costume and box, that was featured in The Bru Book by Theimer and Theriault, as well as rare German character dolls highlighted by rare googlies and her outstanding collection of rare characters from the Gebruder Heubach collection. Her specialized and extensive collection of Snow Children and Babies includes many examples of the very rare “blue snow” models. Hardbound. 8 1/2" x 11". 112 pages. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $59.00

  9. Gentleman Bespoken

    Highlighted by Part I of the superb private collection of Estelle Johnston of Atlanta, Georgia, meticulously collected over a half century, with notable attention to originality of historic costuming. The collection includes remarkable early dolls that are virtually unfound today. With other significant dolls from long-held private collections. 450 lot auction catalog, comprising 180 pages in full color. 8" x 11.5". Learn More
    $49.00

  10. Small Courtesies

    For nearly half a century, Evelyn Ackerman of Los Angeles, turned her educated and honest eye to the study of dolls, toys, and childhood delights from past centuries. Of course, to study dolls, one must own them, study them, delight in the special features that make each one special. And along the way, these dolls multiply until they fill all the crannies and corners of a home. Dolls of wood and wax and porcelain and cloth and bisque. Child dolls and lady dolls – and many men. Elegant dolls in courtly finery, and simple and plain American cloth folk dolls. Rare models from the Schoenhut firm that are seldom found today stand side-by-side with a wooden-bodied Huret bébé. Simple pull toys compete with the elegance of small Vichy mechanical toys featuring bisque ladies. Dollhouses, lavishly furnished, peopled with numerous bisque dolls, that bring “life-bursting forces” (Ackerman, Dolls in Miniature) to the scene. Rare French mignonettes, French poupées and a Bru bébé with trunk and trousseau, all are present. 9" x 9" . Softbound. 148 pages. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $49.00

  11. Remembering Mama, Two Legendary Collections

    Featuring important dolls from the estate collection of Barbara Poppenheimer of Mississippi, and from the archives of the Hobby City Doll and Toy Museum of Anaheim, California. The classic and most sought-after dolls of the 19th and early 20th century are in abundance at this fabulous cataloged doll auction. Gorgeous poupées and bébés from important French dolls firms of the classic years peek from the catalog pages, along with the outstanding large collection of rare mid-19th century bisque and porcelain dolls with sculpted hair that were carefully sought and cherished by Barbara Poppenheimer. Collectors, too, will find top-notch dolls in all genres ranging from Schoenhut rarities to early American cloth to 1930s studio cloth (including four rare early Lenci catalogs), to a collection of composition Patsy dolls. 9" x 9". Softbound. 140 pages. With Price Key. Learn More
    $49.00

  12. Stars, A Two Volume Set, Featuring Four Important Collections

    Three days of auctions that will span throughout a two-volume catalog with nearly 1000 pieces. Best of all, the diversity it will offer is like no other January before in that it features the collections of four major figures who have been beloved in their circle of the doll world: Mary Young of Atlanta, Margaret George of Atlanta, Mary Marxen of Cincinnati, and Mildred Adkins of Louisville. Each brought their own personality and love of dolls into the world of collecting for decades and as a result will showcase a complete history of dolls in virtually every genre imaginable. 10" x 10". Hardbound. 312 pages. With Price Key Learn More
    $79.00

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