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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. The Fabulous Fifties

    Featuring important American dolls from the Golden Age of the 1950s, all from private collections highlighted by the fine Alexander collection of Gail Gavit of Texas, and including more than 500 lots of exceptional beauties and rarities. The auction begins with nearly 200 Alexander dolls, continues with 100 delightful Ginny dolls by Vogue, moves onto Mary Hoyer, Muffie, and 40 fashionable Miss Revlon dolls. More than 50 sought-after Barbies then move to the stage, followed by Tammy, and finally G.I. Joe. The extraordinary auction showcases four very fine private collections, offering wonderful dolls from the decade (and a bit into the 60s) that made American dolls into the pinnacle of doll making for its era. 8 1/2" x 11". Softbound. 144 pages. Includes Price Key. Learn More
    $49.00

  6. Apples - An Auction of Antique Dolls

    Featuring the private collection of legendary early California collector Alice Avery. The Los Angeles collector began her quest for fine dolls and dollhouses in the 1950s, with a quixotic and delightful mélange of mignonettes, Lenci dolls, and American and European dollhouses. Not to mention the superb French dolls and German characters as well as early Kathe Kruse and elegant miniature maitrise doll furnishing that found a home within her home, too. More than 50 Lenci dolls from the 1920s/early 1930s Golden Age of the renowned Italian firm are highlighted in the catalog, while rare examples of all-bisque mignonettes include the desirable jointed-elbow French tinies in original costumes. Two Bebe Tristes by Jumeau are at opposite and rare size spectrum – a grand size 16 and a dainty size 10, and a bevy of the ever-sought size 1 and 2 petite French bebes cavort merrily. German characters include the beloved Wendy along with her rarely-found friends from the elusive art-character reform series of the 1910 era. Learn More
    $49.00

  7. Upon Arriving Home

    Monday, July 23. “Upon Arriving Home”, an auction of rare and beautiful dolls from fine private collections in America and Europe, Theriault’s traditional summer auction promises and delivers the best of the best, making it the must-be event for your summer trip. More than 300 of the finest examples are to be presented in a Theriault’s award-winning hardbound catalog, available in early July. Learn More
    $75.00

  8. 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

  9. A Child's Dream Come True

    Features a fine collection of vintage American dolls from the golden 1950s, highlighted by a collection of more than 50 Cissy fashion models, rare and mint early Elise dolls, and including such rarities as the early Rosamund Bridesmaid. Of note is a collection of 12 Alexander dolls in their original Ice Capade costumes as created in the Ice Capades studios. Also included in the auction are 1950s vintage lady and child dolls from other firms including Miss Revlon, Toni, Sweet Sue, Betsy McCall, Harriet Hubbard Ayers, and Mary Hoyer. 8 1/2" x 11". Softbound. 84 pages. Includes Price Key. BT-292 Learn More

    Regular Price: $49.00

    Special Price $10.00

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

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