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NOVEMBER 3-4,2018 AN IMPORTANT MARQUIS ANTIQUE DOLL AUCTION at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, ILLINOIS Theriault’s to Auction “Yesterday’s Children” Museum of Vicksburg, Mississippi in Chicago on saturday

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esterday’s Children, the museum of antique dolls and toys in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi, nearby the banks of the Mississippi River, which Mark Twain once described as “in all ways remarkable”, has sadly closed its doors. Founded in 1986 by Carolyn Bakarich, the museum aimed to cater to long-time collectors as well as provide a welcome to those who might join those ranks. Her special loves, French bébés from Jumeau, Bru, Schmitt and others, were highlighted in her exhibits although the museum also offered rare treasures of German bisque art characters, early teddy bears, 1930s celebrity dolls and more. The Museum, housed in an 1836 building, had been featured in articles in Southern Living, Southern Traveler and Dolls Magazine during its 32 years. The auction catalog title borrows the Twain phrase “In All Ways Remarkable” which, fittingly, describes the Museum as well as the Mississippi River. The enthusiastic Carolyn Bakarich, herself, presided over the museum for 28 years, personally welcoming visitors and sharing the stories of the dolls, many of which still retain their provenance. After

her passing in 2014 her husband, Mike Bakarich kept the museum open, in honor of her memory, and each day until his own recent passing, he welcomed guests, leading them through display after display of the rare treasures. Beth Owens, one of the couple’s eight daughters, has said, “My mother would have wanted her dolls to move to the hands of other collectors. She always expressed that she was just the keeper of the dolls for their time with her, and it was important that we find a way to honor her work in passing them to the next owner.” The 350 lot catalog auction on Saturday,“In All Ways Remarkable”, will feature antique highlights of the museum, as well as wonderful antique dolls from other private collections including rare French poupées, early Kathe Kruse dolls, early German Grodnertal dolls, superb doll furniture, and a fine collection of rare Lenci models. For more information about the auction or to order your catalogs visit, inquire at info@, or call 410-224-3655.

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“BARBIE: FIFTEEN GOLDEN YEARS, 1958-1973” An Important Auction of the Lodestar American Doll on Sunday

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ow, in the 60th year anniversary of the first Barbie, it is fitting that Theriault’s presents this private collection of treasures from the first fifteen years of that legendary doll. It was Theriault’s, after all, which, in 1982, arranged the first-ever auction of Barbie Rarities. The November 4 auction offers very rare treasures including the most cherished #1 model, several

early “Dressed Dolls” in original boxes, other rare models in Sears exclusive costumes, sought after European models, hundreds of rare early costumes, virtually every example of Barbie and related family members from those early years, and rare accessories. The auction catalog presents each lot in full color with description, condition report, and date of production.

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15” Jumeau French Fashion light blue PW eyes, mohair wig, antique red boots & undergarments, beautiful vintage costume, hairline back of head, pierced ears, shading above eyes $1950.

13.5” Jumeau French Fashion, blue glass eyes, blonde mohair wig, kid body $2295.

29” Bru Jne 13 shoulder head on kid Chevrot body w/ nice replaced arms, brown pw eyes, beautiful face $14,500. Now $11,995.

25” Hilda 245 Baby, blue sl eyes, head marked Q Made in Germany 20, 245 JDK Jr, 1914 ©, Hilda, professionally repaired eye chip left eye corner $2195.

18” SFBJ 236 Laughing Jumeau on Toddler body, blue sleep eyes, orig HH wig, Adorable $895. 12 x 10.5 x 8.5” French Baby Buggy by Red, some paint wear $195. 8” A M Dream Baby w/ recovered body, blue sleep eyes $95.

13” Kestner 2/0 172 Gibson Girl 1910, blue sleep eyes, original mohair wig, plaster pate $685. 14.5” Wonderful Gebruder Kuhnlenz 34 -24 Black character child, brown glass sleep eyes, mohair wig, great clothes & antique shoes $2250

22” S & H 1294 Toddler w/ blue sleep eyes, all original wig dress, undergarments, leather shoes & socks, mint 5 piece toddler body, nose rub $750.

22.5” K star R 121 Toddler, blue sleep eyes, adorable face, original mohair wig, little wear on fingers $895. 25” K 14 C Kestner, blue sleep eyes, HH wig, antique clothing, repainted body $1050. 20” Shirley Temple in original ‘Our Little Girl’ Music dress from 1935 w/ pin, shoes and socks, replaced unders, slight crazing on body, cracks on left leg $225.

22” DEPOSE 10 Jumeau on 6 ball stiff wrist body w/ Jumeau blue stamp, blue PW eyes, applied ears, blonde mohair wig, antique clothing, body stamped Jumeau Medaille d’ Or Paris $5995.

RJ Wright 10” Pinocchio & 18” Geppetto 1995 #69/250 w/ boxes, matched set w/ chair, amazing detailing $1695.

18” HH 109 S & H, blue sleep eyes, blond mohair wig $395. 13” K * R 126 Baby w/ blue flirty eyes, sweet expression, original mohair wig, prof repair on right hand fingers $295. 17” RJ Wright Geppetto Searching For Pinocchio 81/250, mint w/ box & COA $995. 6” RJ Wright Kewpie & Teddy #194, mint w/ box & COA $485.

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20” CM Kestner turned head, brown stationary eyes, mohair wig, stamped GERMANY on shoulderplate, antique clothing, kid body $285.

29” OM Jumeau 13 brown PW eyes, pierced ears, beautiful coloring $1850.

18.5” K * R 126 w/ brown flirty eyes on bj toddler body, right cheek rub $485.

20” Monica Doll From Hollywood all original in box, Beautifully painted blue eyes, blonde HH inserted wig, wonderful matte finish $695

8” Set of Dionne Quint Babies All Original w/ pins, slight crazing on Yvonne’s face, 1 chip on Emilie, 1 strap on shoe as is $725.

20” K * R 126 w/ blue flirty eyes on bj toddler body, HH wig $595. 8” All Original AM 341/4/0 Dream Baby, blue sleep eyes, paint off hands $110.

25” S & H 1249 Santa, brown sleep eyes, pierced ears $685.


26” S & H 1249 DEP Germany 13, “Santa” w/ brown sleep eyes, pierced ears, amazing HH wig, pink leather shoes, professional repaired small eyechip lower left lid $445.

6 ¼” Amazing Cathy Hansen Bru Reproduction on kid body, brown glass eyes, mohair wig, w/ dress & bonnet, undergarments, shoes & socks $395.

21” Parian ABG Empress Augusta Victoria w/ blue glass eyes, shoulder plate professionally repaired, newer body, great detailing $295.

31” Kestner 171 16 ½, blue sleep eyes, HH wig, repainted hands, beautiful molding $825 Now $675. 12” Heubach Koppelesdorf 321 7/0 sweet baby, blue sleep eyes, orig mohair wig, breather $195.

4” S & H ? German wigged ½ Doll w/ jointed arms, finger tips on left hand as is, beautiful molding $225.

15.5” NIADA Artist Carole Bowling Cloth Stockinette Dolls, beautifully painted, tagged NIADA and signed Blonde Girl $179.95 Brunette Boy $179.95

15.5” Carved Hair Schoenhut w/ braid, blue intaglio eyes, nose rub, sweet doll $1050

Adorable 12” All Bisque Kewpie, O’Neill on feet, foot glued, arms replaced? $385. 7” She Bee All Bisque w/ great molding & coloring, marked 100 on arms, Germany 100 on body by Charles H. Twelvetrees doll $450.

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1) Rare 7” Gebruder Heubach Apple Boy - wonderful bisque character with a basket of apples just in time for Fall! $375 Rare 6” Bambi - made by Steiff for Disney w.Tag. $150 2) Scarce Male Milliner Models - 13” Windswept Male & 11” Brushstroke Male ; Original paint and varnish, expert old costumes in miniature details! $595 & $650



3) Rare 15” Factory Original “Le Petit Cherubin” - a lavish Bebe by Frederick Remignard ca:1888, mint Ornate Wig & Presentation Couture, blue PWs, OM, w. frail Original Box! A true Cabinet Rarity! $2250

4) ‘Anna Eliza’ - A Rare Jointed Wooden stunning at 22” tall, seated height only 12”. All Original Classic w. a 3-generation Written Provenance dating to 1827. Near mint and one of a kind historic doll! $2500 5) Spectacular 29” Ribbon Winning Continental Wooden Lady - ca:1790’s, Aristocratic Portrait Doll w. glass eyes, pc’d ears, carved and painted hair w. bun, fluid joints for sitting, shapely torso, slender gessoed arms w. long elegant fingers, majestic antique gown. A museum worthy rarity! $7200

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6) Doe Eyed ‘886’ w. Long Black Stockings - mint 5.5” All Bisque w. haunting grey set eyes, elegant Original Clothes & Uncut Mohair Wig, early square teeth, a unique example! $850 7) Miniature 4” All Bisque Halbig w. Long Black Stockings in Box - socket head, Closed mouth, gl eyes,Original Wig & Clothes, in her lidded Antique Box with hand colored doll scene. $750 8) All Original & Mint Closed Mouth Jumeau Bebe a 20” fully signed Size 9 Tete w. Factory Pate & Mint Wig, signed Stiff Wrist Body, orig.coil, blue PWs, in her classic original red wool Mariner’s Ensemble complete in every detail and signed shoes! $3600 9) Spectacular 36” Life Size Bebe Jumeau Closed Mouth Luxurious details in this Rare Size ’16’ Tete 10 Jumeau; fully sgnd. head of flawless quality in the largest size made w. excel.sgnd.body in posh Heirloom Original Clothes, Factory Cork Pate & Wig w. hip length tresses. Breathtaking! $5500



10) 6” Fully Jointed Kestner 111 Googly near mint w. her Original Mint Wig & Clothes, sl.eyes w. wax, top quality bisque, minor flaw - Such a posable little Pip! just…$1800

11) 24” Dramatic Kestner 146 Nun such a rarely seen distinguished Nun; she has Mint Bisque, sl. eyes, jtd. body, and layered Original Nun’s Habit with Rosary, Medal and Veil - a beautiful reward! $650


12) Rare ‘Bebe Face’ Barefoot All Bisque Kestner - 5.5” early socket head, plaster pate w. ringlet wig, Closed Mouth, early Cobalt PWs, curved arms, early body, and Period Silk Finery. Amazing! $1800 13) 12” Decorated Parian with Fancy Plate - near perfect cabinet confection; Molded Hair Ribbon, glazed Ruffled Collar, elaborately painted scrollwork, and original body. $450

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14) Magnificent 18” E.J.Bebe in Factory Jumeau Couture pure satin bisque w. Blue PWs, soft brows, shaded lids, never removed Orig.Lambswool Wig-Body-and Factory Champagne Silk Jacketed Ensemble with saucy bustle back pleats & Matching Chapeau; the ultimate! $6800 15) The Exclusive Bebe Mothereau - A luxurious and exceedingly important Bebe - none finer than this 30” model. Original Signed Body and gorgeous Mint Bisque w. dewey sheen, rich brown PW eyes framed by a hip length mint Hand Tied Extension Wig. Her historic Couture with Signed Shoes attest to her Continental heritage. A major coup for the advanced collection. $15,000 16) Mint 17” French Carton ‘Farceur’ Polichinelle inspired character ca:1895 in his Original Clown Suit. Amazing modeling and artwork! $1500 17) Very Rare 13” Simon Halbig Lady ‘SH 1385’- rare and unpublished! Lovely quality signed swivel head on Twill Fashion Body w. Bisque Arms and her Original Period Ensemble. Important lovely lady. $3250


18) 12” First Model Bru Smiier - A pristine 1870’s rare Size ‘A’ - with Factory Wig in Original Set, mint firm body, intricate facial expression, and saucy Vintage Ensemble with slippers & Satin Trimmed Bustle. $3600



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Antique & Collectible Doll Auction Saturday, November 10, 2018 Doors Open at 8:00 AM - Auction Begins at 9:00 AM SPECIAL PREVIEW: Friday, November 9th from 2-7 PM 330 W. Moorestown RD (RT 512), Nazareth, PA 18064

11 miles North of Bethlehem & Route 22 or 4 miles South of Wind Gap & Route 33. Approx. 2 hours travel time from New York City & 1 ½ hours travel time from Philadelphia, Pa. or Trenton, N.J. Plan to attend this special auction which includes a large array of antique & collectible dolls from two private collections plus select additions from local estates. We are currently in the process of cataloging & photographing for this auction & expect to have 600+ lots available. Come early & plan to stay late. The Dotta Auction Co., Inc. in Nazareth, PA ( or ID #1255) will have a preview of photos on line several weeks before the November 10th auction. The auction begins at 9:00 AM selling approx. 100 lots of discovery type dolls, doll body parts, eyes, as-is dolls, etc. & the main auction is scheduled to start shortly after 10:00 AM. Guaranteed to have something for everyone from the beginning collector to the more advanced collector, dealer or persons interested in the restoration of dolls. Included will be a very large collection of bisque dolls of all sizes & many manufacturers, including French, German characters, Lenci, Shoenhut, wax, china, papier mache, cloth including a rare Maggie Bessie, doll carriages, strollers & furniture, teddy bears & too much to list here! For more information, including catalog and photos, or to learn more about our other upcoming auctions, please visit our website at or (Auctioneer ID #1255) Bid live on site, absentee, phone or on-line through Live Auctioneers. COME

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Premier Doll Auction November 15-16, 2018 Newark, Ohio

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Hats Off To Hats!

Exhibition (October 2018 through April 2019) at Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, Switzerland. If accessories are the icing on the cake, then the hat is like the cherry on top! Wearing a hat is a conscious decision to stand out from the crowd. Of course, hats have also been worn to protect against cold, rain, heat or wind, but hats are also manifestations of status, so a hat is more than just a head covering – it is a message. For instance, great significance has historically been assigned to whose head was uncovered by whom, thus exposing them as vulnerable and powerless. Taking off your hat when greeting someone was originally a sign of respect only afforded to people of higher social standing by those lower in the social order. Members of certain professional groups wore the hats associated with their professions. Examples of this included men’s top hats and bowler hats as well as caps and helmets. For women, head coverings had a different function. They were expected to keep their hair covered, and married women wore bonnets. The wide variety in women’s hats is a result of changing fashions and changing times – for example, the small shape of hats, which in 1860/70 were perched atop increasingly larger piles of hair made up of curls and plaits, gave way to true monster hats at the beginning of the 20th century. The women of the Empire style period (1800–1815) preferred bonnets inspired by Roman helmets. At the beginning of the 19th century, ladies wore a flat hairdo and coquettishly draped tie ribbons with extensive hoop skirts. A totally new type of women’s hat emerged with the poke bonnet. A small headboard sat at the back of the head and a blinker-like forward brim meant that the face disappeared completely. It narrowed the field of vision with its protruding, tubular brim more and more. Then, during the early Biedermeier period (around 1825) women sometimes wore turban hats with ostrich feathers or a single egret feather. Later, hats became smaller again partly as a result of the First World War, but probably also because of the car. Huge cartwheel hats were tied to the head with a veil. As cars became faster, the veils disappeared and were replaced with fancy automobile caps. However, it was not until 1924/25 that the shape of the hat changed fundamentally. Now, women confidently wore small, decorated felt hats. These almost brim-free cloche hats were pulled low down on the forehead. Haircuts were adapted to the sleek shape too. Long hair and knots were replaced by the short, cheeky bob. In addition to tightly fitting berets, the garçonne could wear a soft men’s hat. In the 1930s, came unusual, even surrealistic shapes – the inkwell and shoe hats created by Elsa Schiaparelli demanded a lot of self-confidence from the wearer. The invention of the perm in 1936 displaced hats. Where formerly un-styled or boring hair was covered with a hat, now heads were covered in easy-to-carefor curls. The war years were a time of headscarves and turbans, which not only protected the wearer from soot and dust, but could also conceal unkempt hair. The hat celebrated its last great period of popularity in the 1950s. It became an integral part of fashion clothing and was often color-coordinated. Large cart wheel hats, but also small, rimless caps with short veils were modern. In the summer people wore flat sun hats with big brims. Headscarves knotted at the nape were worn by sporty girls and women. Another item of headgear, in the 1960s, Jackie Kennedy made the small pillbox hat,which was pinned to the back of the head, fashionable. The exhibit shows historic hats from 1810 to the 1960s from the Worthington Museum. For more information on this exhibit, go to 14

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Beautiful Bébés Fine Dolls and Precious Playthings of the Past Tel: 425.765.4010 For excellent service contact Beautiful Bebes when Selling or Consigning!

Always Buying. Trades, Consignments, Sales and Estate. Deux Jumeau Bébés ~ Twice the fun! Two marked 12 Bébés! Rare flirty eye Bébé with unique eye system dressed in stunning antique costume and antique long-tail wig! Excellent - $7950 Gorgeous E12J with haunting blue eyes, exquisite painting of features, luscious blonde mohair wig, marked Jumeau leather shoes. Superb couture costume! Excellent - $8800

Bébé Bru 3 ~ An adorable dumpling with tender childlike look; take in the essential charm of this exquisite darling from the Leon Casimir Bru period. Excellent bisque from head to finger tips! Pretty little one with blue paper weight eyes, palest bisque, full rose lips and tiny tongue tip. Superb antique silk attire in pale shell pink, signed Bru Jne shoes, and crowned with soft blonde antique mohair wig. Additional wig and two additional costumes included; one original costume in deep mauve silk with matching hat and additional couture royal blue and creme silk Bébé styled costume with blue silk antique parasol. Exquisite trunk separately available. Please inquire. Bébé and Costumes - 13.5” tall $23,800

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Bébé Bru Jeune R ~ This is a lovely girl from the latest period of the Bru family; the Girard period. Huge sea-blue paper weight eyes set in softly tinted bisque, are enhanced by her lovely antique silk fabric attire styled in the manner of a child c. 1888-1890. Rare Kiss Throwing body. Charming human hair wig, antique undergarments, antique leather shoes complete this darlings’ ensemble! 19” tall $5900-

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Scroll Mark FG ~ Gorgeous 22” Bébé with winsome eyes. Exceptional bisque, ball jointed French wood and composition body, original costume of the period in claret red silk and ecru lace with matching velvet hat crowned with wax orange blossoms. Ravishing blonde mohair wig. Antique leather shoes and undergarments. A Princess! $4800-

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6. Doll art at its best! This splendid example by Schmitt et Fils has flawless bisque, piercing blue eyes, ball-jointed body. Head and body marked (Sch etc) Circa 1880, 18” $13,950

1. To die for! This little 8-1/2” gem is a premiere Bebe Jumeau circa 1878 - one of Jumeau’s earliest. Fully-jointed body with straight wrists. Perfect bisque - $6,450.

7. Stunning Bru Brevete, 17”, circa 1878, earliest model. Dramatic brown eyes, bisque head, shoulder plate and lower arms perfect (reglue rt. middle finger). Beautifully dressed - $16,750

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3. Great cabinet size K&R 117 “Mein Liebling” 16”. Perfect head and body. Blue glass sleep eyes, nice outfit. Great addition to any collection - $3,450


8. Beautiful EJ Jumeau with very expressive large brown eyes, 14” (size 5). Great cabinet size, exquisite outfit. Wonderful and perfect doll - $6,450


4. Prized character #114 “Gretchen” by K&R. Desirable in any size but spectacular in this 25” size. Perfect head and body, blue eyes, original wig, deeply sculpted features, finest quality bisque - $6,950

9. All original Lenci child doll – model 109, extreme pouty face, excellent condition. Colourful decco outfit. 22” - $1,950 10. There is always room for this 10” c/m charmer by Kestner, model 128, perfect head and body, original wig, shoes and hat. Wonderful condition $1,950

5. A featured doll in this group. This 22”, size 10 Portrait Jumeau has everything going for it. Beautiful blue eyes, straight wrist body, applied ears and original Jumeau wig – not to mention the outfit – Perfect - $8,950

11. My favorite of the Black dolls – S&H 1358 with negro features and ebony complexion, origoriginal wig and dress, brown sleep eyes, perfect head and body 15” - $3,750


12A. K&R 114 character “Gretchen” blue eyes, a smaller version of #4 but just as lovely. Original and perfect condition, desirable cabinet size 16” - $2,750


13. One of the rarest of the character dolls ‘Fany’ by AM, marked 231-A5M18”, original and perfect toddler body and head. Original wig. Couldn’t ask for a better example for your collection $4,950


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A Conversation With Susan And R John Wright ADC: We want to ask about influences on your creativity – popular literature for example? Movies? What about children’s books and movie characters do you think about? In your work we see images from Beatrix Potter, J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, and Disney? RJW: Of course there have been countless things over the years which have influenced our work. As you mentioned, children’s literature has been an ongoing inspiration from our earliest years making dolls. Part of this was due to reading classic children’s books to our four children when they were young. The Little Prince was our first foray into creating dolls from children’s literature—a tradition which continues to this day. ADC: How do you choose which characters to create? RJW: There is a great variety in our work which leads people to wonder just how do we decide what to do?? Over many years we have collected an enormous file of inspirational images which we refer to when choosing a project to develop. There are so many reasons for moving a project to the ‘front burner’ that it is easier to take them on an individual case-by-case basis. For example, we’ve always loved the film version of the Wizard of Oz. However, the project requires much technical and artistic skill to do them justice. Once we reached that level, we could consider actually making dolls of the characters. All the work that went into the Oz characters could then be applied to other realistic adult characters—which is partly how Charlie Chaplin came about. It’s often a case of ‘one thing leading to another.’ Our annual convention also inspires us to make dolls and animals following a specific theme. For example, the 2018 convention had a Fairy Tale theme which led to our finally launching our Peter Pan series. Holidays also provide 22

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the impetus behind certain projects. Often a UFDC meal event will launch a new series which was the case with the Kewpie, Hummel, Raggedy Ann and Brownie events. ADC: Please talk a little about your creative process. How many hours goes in to creating a piece? How long does the research typically take? RJW: It depends on the project. If we are making a 3” mouse character it may take 1-2 days to design. But if we are making a large Wizard of Oz character the research alone may take weeks. We are sticklers for detail and authenticity which can stretch the R&D out to months on a complex item— particularly if it requires new sculpts. ADC: You have a rich relationship with Disney and have used their characters in your work - which, and why? RJW: We were under license with Disney for 13 years which resulted in several memorable editions. The first project was the Winnie-the-Pooh series which included our first foray into designing bears and animals. The 2nd project was Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs which was very challenging and exciting. This led to Pinocchio, Cinderella, and Mickey Mouse, etc. From the start we narrowed our focus to the early classic Disney characters which were introduced while Walt himself was still alive. We always wish we had the opportunity to do Dumbo and Bambi and others but time ran out. ADC: What are you working on now? What are your current inspirations/ characters? What’s in the pipeline? RJW: We are always on a 2-pronged schedule of Production & Design. In production right now is Charlie Chaplin, Jackie Coogan and Nana (the dog from Peter Pan). Design is always ahead of production. Currently in the design pipeline is: Puss In Boots, a Christmas Puppy, and next year’s

UFDC main convention souvenir. ADC: What about collaborations? RJW: We’ve not done many collaborations with other artists. A notable exception is doll designer Martha Armstrong-Hand’s work with us on the Snow White project. However, I like to think that our licensed work generally provides the platform for a collaboration of-sorts. Thinking along those lines we’ve actually collaborated with a host of luminaries such as: Beatrix Potter, Mary Cicely Barker, Palmer Cox, Johnny Gruelle, Michael Bond, Walt Disney, Lewis Carroll, etc. It’s been a thrill to interpret these iconic images in doll-form. ADC: What accounts for the very successful partnership between you and Susan? I would imagine that some parts of the work you do together and other parts you have separate responsibilities for. We’re very interested in learning more about your working partnership. RJW: Put simply, we both love the same things. We discovered this in the earliest days of our relationship. In our work, we are always aiming for the same goal. As a result we basically share one ego between us. Most other artists are amazed that we can trade off design work so easily between us. I like to say that it makes our work easier because we can ‘take turns’ giving up! One thing is certain; we could never do what we do without one another. ADC: Two current figures – Charlie Chaplin / The Little Tramp and the Jackie Coogan character from the 1920s movie....why them? And why now? RJW: The dolls came about due to our ‘Hollywood’ themed 2017 convention. We’d thought of doing them over the years but the convention provided the impetus to design them.

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The Tender Years

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9.5” J.D. Kestner #165 Googly Toddler, side glancing sl. eyes, mint pale bisque, & ant. mohair wig. Wears gorgeous flowered print batiste & lace dress, ant. socks, ant. leather shoes & darling ant. Fr. hat. On orig. five piece chunky Kestner toddler body. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE character in a precious rare small size. Only $2175.

12” Early Sonnenberg, mint pale bisque, amazing beautiful bl. pw. eyes, early “closed dome”, newer mohair wig w/curls & braids, ant. batiste & lace dress, orig. ant. slip & undies, orig. socks & orig. leather shoes, added ant. necklace, muff & matching earrings, on orig. fully jointed Sonnenberg body w/early str. wrists. Great cabinet size & couldn’t be more beautiful!!  EXQUISITE!!! $1995.

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12” E. J. Jumeau Bebe #4, perfect bisque, spiral threaded pw. eyes, orig. mohair wig & cork pate, “head coil” still intact, wears magnificent ant. ribbed Jumeau coat-dress adorned w/teal ribbons, piping & lace, orig. slip & matching undies, ant. Fr. velvet hat, orig. socks & “signed” E.J. #4 leather ‘Presentation Shoes”, signed in gold leaf & orig. Jumeau earrings, on orig.”signed” early 8 ball jointed EJ Jumeau body w/early str. wrists. Great cabinet size. The most BREATHTAKING EJ face. $8575.

5-1/2” All orig. Mignonette. Br. glass eyes. Beautiful dress and hat and gobs of orig. undergarments. Call for more details. $ 1,650.

10-1/2” All Orig. C. Series Steiner. Stunning doll with BL PW eyes. Ermine muff. Call for more details. $ 14, 500. Look for me on Ruby Lane!

13” J.D. Kestner #143 Character Child, sl. eyes, perfect bisque, orig. mohair wig & JDK plaster pate, ant. batiste & laace dress, old slip & ant. hat decorated w/ant. ribbon & flowers w/hand made leather shoes, on orig. “signed” Kestner fully jointed clean & shiny body. ADORABLE character, greaat small size & 2 upper teeth. DARLING!! $1150.

5-1/2“ Orig. Kewpie. dressed in old netting and silk ribbon dress and hat. Incised ONEILL on bottom of feel. Call for more details. $ 389.


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Collectibles ADC: What inspired you to create Jackie Coogan? Is there a particular anecdote or something of interest that you can tell us about this character? Did you encounter any special challenges in creating and developing this piece? RJW: We love silent films and our first Chaplin doll was based on a favorite short called ‘A Dog’s Life.’ ‘The Kid’ - Chaplin’s first feature film - compelled us to make a doll of Jackie Coogan in the title role. ADC: How many of each new piece do you typically make? When can we expect new pieces to be available? RJW: Nowadays, the editions are much smaller than they were in the 80’s & 90’s. We produced editions of up to 5,000 pieces in those decades. The result is a real benefit to collectors who are now purchasing work which is far more limited. Our editions generally hover around 250 with some as small as 100. Sometimes we will announce a piece before we’ve had the chance to design it. But once the item is prototyped and photographed, there is generally a wait of weeks - not months - before it goes into production. ADC: Finally, in your mind, what makes a piece collectible, how do you define its “value”? RJW: The smaller the edition, the more inherent value there is for the collector. But of course, excellence of design and crafsmanship are paramount factors to consider when determining the value of a piece. Branding may also prove important. A beautiful piece by an unknown maker will generally have a lower value than one made by a renowned maker who has established a strong reputation. 24

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Little Ladies Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal November 2018 through March 2019

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is presenting an exhibition starring four extraordinary miniature dolls and their extravagant wardrobes.

“Miss French Mary” Fashion Doll, around 1875, France. Gift of Mrs. James Wilson Wister, née Elizabeth Bayard Dunn


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nown as Miss Fanchon, Miss G. Townsend, Miss French Mary, and Marie Antoinette, they were made in France in the 1860s and 1870s. They are shown here, and on our cover. “Made in Europe, these lovely little ladies lived in American, and years ago they came to us from families they’d helped raise. The fortunate young girl who played with one of these dolls—changing clothes for different times of day, paying social calls, hosting tea parties, and mimicking other grown-up behaviors—could imagine her future life,” says exhibition organizer Kristina Haugland, who is the Le Vine Associate Curator of Costume and Textiles and Supervising Curator for the Study Room. Haugland first introduced the four dolls in a small exhibit in 1991. For the Holidays she now is bringing them to a wider public, along with some new, surprise guests. The Exhibition shows how the little ladies helped a Victorian child to master the arts of dressing and etiquette and become familiar with accepted social conventions, important lessons which defined the ideal woman’s role to please, adorn, and refine. Taken together, these tiny masterpieces—so amazing in their individual detail—create a remarkable time capsule of Victorian life.

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Miss Fanchon’s trunk shows 150 domestic items, including eighteen dresses, illustrating fashions for the most formal events of a Victorian woman’s social life.

From Miss Fanchon’s wardrobe, late 1860s-1870s, possibly France. Gift of Gardner H. Nicholas in memory of Mrs. Gardner H. Nicholas

The ultimate toys for privileged girls of this period, these dolls reflected the world of adult fashion, being fully equipped with miniature versions of the myriad garments, accessories, and other personal possessions of a well-to-do Victorian lady. As models of womanhood, these fashion dolls represented Victorian culture, when most believed that the aim of a girl’s life was to marry and raise children, and women were exhorted to dress well, follow the strictures of contemporary etiquette, and excel in their proper sphere of domestic and social duties. The dolls, which measure between 18 to 22 inches in height have been in the Museum collection for over 50 years. Haugland says they were four separate donations. Miss Fauchon came in 1922 and the others joined her in the 1970s. They have painted bisque heads, leather bodies, and hair wigs, come with tiny accoutrements that are notable for their number, detail, and variety. Miss Fanchon’s trunk, for example, contains over 150 objects, including eighteen dresses, and her gloves, which measure just over two inches tall, have all the features of full-size gloves, including gussets, points, and button closures. The dolls are furnished with dresses for every occasion, from housework to fancy social events, as well as undergarments (chemises, drawers, petticoats, corsets, hoop skirts, bustles, and even tiny dress shields), outerwear, and accessories including bonnets, hair ornaments, jewelry, fans, and footwear.

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Richly ornate Victorian gowns made for the little ladies, and used to demonstrate the ultimate fashions of the town. Here, a formal day dress, at left, and a frothy evening gown with spectacular train, above, and at right.

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Above - visiting cards - artifacts of Victorian social life, and teaching tools for the young girls who grew up playing with the little ladies.

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Doll’s Sewing Equipment, late 1860s-1870s, France. Gift of Edward Starr, Jr., 1976-58- 9Ah1-7 and Gift of Mrs. William Hill Steeble and Martha B. Newkirk in memory of their mother, Mrs. I. Roberts Newkirk

From Miss Fanchon’s wardrobe, late 1860s-1870s, possibly France. Gift of Gardner H. Nicholas in memory of Mrs. Gardner H. Nicholas

Miss Fanchon’s Gloves, late 1860s-1870s, France. Gift of Gardner H. Nicholas in memory of Mrs. Gardner H. Nicholas, 1922-58-109a,b. Doll’s Handbag, late 1860s-1870s, France. Gift of Mrs. William Hill Steeble and Martha B. Newkirk in memory of their mother, Mrs. I. Roberts Newkirk

Slippers, hair ornaments, opera glasses, rings and ear-rings - all taught lessons in style to the young girls who played with these little ladies.

In addition to personal care items such as a toothbrushes, combs, and mirrors, two dolls are provided with clothes hangers (not yet common in full-size households), while the plethora of other objects includes tiny books, visiting cards, a photo album, sewing kit, sheet music, writing set, alarm clock, newspaper, opera glasses, and even roller skates. These charming miniature fashion dolls are arranged in the exhibition to illustrate various facets of the world of a fashionable Victorian woman. Displays will highlight the importance accorded to proper feminine appearance and the skills, activities, and refinements then deemed necessary for the ideal woman, from the management of a household to maintaining social ties. While the exhibition highlights the delights of these special playthings, it will also touch on a range of topics—the roles of fashion, toys, dressing up, imagination, play, and geder roles—and explore how social ideals and values are shaped and imparted to children in entertaining ways. This exhibition has been made possible by The Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Exhibition Fund. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 26th Street. For general information, call 215-763-8100. Antique DOLL Collector

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Blast From The Past

Want to read more about Kestner? Here are some issues from our digital archives: Volume 13, Number 7 August 2010 Kestner, King of Dollmakers • Shell Dolls • Early Hingham Craftsmen • Little Cherub • Doll Treasures in Pioneer Nevada Volume 13, Number 9 October 2010 Old Salem Toy Museum • Kestner Dolls • UFDC Antique Exhibit • American Composition Dolls with Molded Hair • National Doll Festival • Shopping in Brittany, France Volume 14, Number 1 February 2011 Valentines and Old Lace • Rose Percy Returns to Public Service • NADDA in Kansas City, MO. • California Bisque Doll Co. • Kestner’s Screaming Baby • Dorothy Dainty • UFDC Special Exhibits

Volume 14, Number 2 March 2011 Kammer & Reinhardt’s Gramophone Doll • Legacy Doll Museum • The Kestner Bru • Fallis Toy Shop • A Fashion Doll Capeline • Hansel and Gretel

Volume 16, Number 3 April 2013 Gladdie, the Laughing Child • A Visit with Evelyn Phillips • Doll Collectors of America Celebrate J.D. Kestner • Rare Advertising Dolls • Fabulous Mystery Dolls

Volume 15, Number 3 April 2012 NADDA in Boston • UFDC Kestner Exhibit • Jessie McCutcheon Raleigh • Civil War Dolls with Provenance • Silk Mask Dolls of Japan • Stockings for your Poupée • Gaithersburg Doll Show

Volume 17, Number 11 December 2014 Kestner’s Early Papier Mache Dolls • Christmas Fairies • Oh, You Great Big Beautiful Doll! • Early Dollhouses • Crèche Figures • Cartes de Visite of Girls and Their Dolls

Volume 15, Number 4 May 2012 French Fashions • Kestner • Marilu Doll • Victorian Trade Cards • Babs, a Walking Doll • All-Bisques • Schoenhut Dolls

Volume 18, Number 12 January 2016 Synchronicity in Doll Collecting • Cloth Doll Cottage Industry • Kestner • Mary Hoyer Dolls • The Ram’s Head House • Japanese Doll Making Influence • UFDC Special Exhibits

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A Chronological Comparison of Kestner’s All-Bisque Dolls Mary Elizabeth Lampron Groupé

Kestner all-bisque doll circa 1910 Author’s Collection Antique DOLL Collector

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if they were the applied ears of a larger he production of articulated doll, in contrast to the French dolls, all-bisque dolls, other than whose ears were often only slightly “Frozen Charlottes” and other bathing modeled. Her eyebrows are so lightly dolls, began in France circa 1876. These feathered that they look like single new dolls, with their realistic wigs stroke brows. This light feathering and glass eyes, were articulated and might be in imitation of the French dolls, dressed to both resemble their young whose eyebrows were mostly painted owners and make play with them with a single stroke. Her eyes, with enjoyable. An early advertisement for their almond shape and dark eyeliner, these dolls appeared in 1877, in the resemble those of the French dolls. étrennes catalogue for the department She has red accents at the inner corner store Grand Magasins du Louvre. These of each eye. The doll’s eyelashes are little dolls were first known as poupées shorter and less noticeable than those de poches, or “pocket dolls.” This name of the French dolls. The modeling of the did not catch on and was supplanted by doll’s nose is more detailed than those of mignonette in 1880. the French dolls, with a defined bridge These little dolls, commonly 7 inches and shaped, indented nostrils, which or smaller, and rarely larger than 12 are carefully highlighted. Compared to inches, were extremely popular. The the French dolls, the modeling around German doll industry regarded the Illustration No. 1, circa 1882 Courtesy of Theriault’s (detail) this doll’s closed mouth is particularly all-bisque doll market as an extremely expressive, with deep creases on either profitable one. The French, however, side of it, and its darker center accent line. Her cheeks are busy with the production of bébés, only manufactured allbisque dolls for a few years. German doll firms, particularly very plump and highly blushed. While the French dolls varied in how much cheek color a doll had, they were Kestner and Simon & Halbig, were quick to fill the void generally less highly blushed than this Kestner doll. left by the French. The Kestner firm began supplying Her arms are heavily muscled and have modeled its all-bisque dolls to the French market by about 1882. creases and fat rolls. This is a significant departure from America was an especially important and lucrative market for all-bisque dolls. By 1900, the German firms had come to the French all-bisque dolls with their exaggeratedly long, slender arms. Unlike the straight arms of the dominate the world’s all-bisque doll market. French dolls, this doll has both arms bent at the elbows, The doll shown in illustration no. 1 is circa 1882, the beginning of Kestner’s manufacture of all-bisque dolls for with the right arm bent more than the left one. The modeling of the doll’s slightly cupped hands, with their the French market. She is 7 inches tall and marked “2 1/2”. The doll is peg-strung, with joints at the shoulders separate thumbs, is also a departure from the French and hips, as well as a swivel neck. She is a mixture of style of hands. The French dolls usually have flat hands, French features and those that are distinctly Kestner’s. where the fingers and thumb are delineated but not Her face and neck reflect the influence of the French dolls usually separated. This doll’s lower legs and feet are that preceded her, but the more muscular modeling of the wonderfully modeled, particularly the heavy, muscular body is Kestner’s innovation. Compared to the French all- calves and the delineated toes on the arched, bare feet. bisque dolls, this doll’s head is bigger in proportion to the This is another departure from the French dolls, whose rest of her body. legs tend to be slender and whose feet, if bare, lack the This doll has a very high forehead when compared to modeling of the heel and the arch of the foot possessed the earlier French dolls. Her ears are prominent, almost as by this Kestner doll. 34

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Illustration No. 2, circa 1885 Courtesy of Theriault’s

Illustration No. 3(a), circa 1885 Courtesy of Theriault’s

Illustration No. 3(b), circa 1885 Courtesy of Theriault’s

Five nude all-bisque Kestner dolls, circa 1885, were used for the purpose of comparison with the 1882 doll. The eyebrows of these 1885 dolls are a little bit darker and their feathering is more spread out, making the brows slightly thicker. Their cheeks are also a little less heavily blushed than those of the 1882 doll. Their necks are also shorter. Each of the dolls has her right arm bent at the elbow. On these nude dolls, the prominent, incised navel that will become a standard feature on Kestner allbisque dolls can be seen. The 1885 dolls offered the buyer a lot of options. The doll in illustration no. 2 is also 7 inches tall and is marked “2/2”. She has a rare swivel waist, a feature unique to the Kestner company. Each of her hands, with its separate thumb, is slightly cupped. Her stockings have molded, vertical ribbing, and a decorative saw-toothed edge, above purple garter ribbons. She wears low, black, molded boots with a small heel. The doll shown in illustrations nos. 3(a) and (b) is 6½ inches tall and is marked “1” on both the head and leg pieces. She is another rare doll, with jointed knees. This doll can both sit in a chair with her legs bent, and be posed in a kneeling position. She has very muscular calves, and wears molded, grey bootines on her feet. This doll’s eyes are larger looking than those of the 1882 doll. She has very short eyelashes. As with the remaining three 1885 dolls, this doll’s right hand, with its separate thumb, is cupped and her left hand is closed. The third 1885 doll, shown in illustration no. 4, also has eyes which appear larger than those of the 1882 doll. This doll is 6 inches tall and is marked “1”. She has bare legs and feet like the 1882 doll, but her calves are a little less well-modeled, and her feet are not quite as detailed. This may be a reflection of her smaller size (she is an inch shorter than the 1882 doll).

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Illustration No. 5, circa 1885 Courtesy of Theriault’s

Shown in illustration no. 5 are the last two of the circa 1885 dolls studied. The doll on the left is 6 inches tall and is marked “1” on the head and torso. The doll on the right is 5¼ inches tall and is marked “0” on the head and torso. Both wear high, molded, black bootines. These dolls are “sister” dolls, supposedly identical except for hair and eye color, and a difference in height of ¾ of an inch. However, these two dolls also seem to vary in the size of their eyes, with the eyes of the smaller doll appearing bigger than those of the larger doll. The head of the larger doll also looks too big for its body. Noticeably, there is no uniformity, as yet, in the painting of eyelashes on Kestner’s all-bisque dolls. In the dolls examined so far, the eyelashes are darker or lighter, shorter or longer, and more dense or sparse, depending, apparently, on the style of the person who painted a particular doll. Perhaps the difference in eye size, or the appearance of a difference, depends, at least in part, on the painting of the surrounding eyelashes. The painting of the eyelashes in these last two dolls of the 1885 group is strikingly different. The larger doll’s eyelashes are so faintly painted as to be almost invisible, whereas the smaller doll’s eyelashes are dark, black lines. The way the eyelashes are painted changes the appearance of these two dolls very much.


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Illustration No. 6, circa 1890 Courtesy of Theriault’s (detail)

Illustration No. 7, circa 1890 Courtesy of Theriault’s (detail)

Four dolls illustrate the period circa 1890. The first doll of the four, shown in illustration no. 6, is 5¼ inches tall and is marked “0”. She is nude with bare feet, like two of the previous dolls. This doll, however, is less well-proportioned than the other two. Her torso seems to be too small in proportion to her head and limbs. Both arms are bent at the elbows, and this, together with her closed hands resembling fists, lends this doll an aggressive stance. Her eyebrows are more heavily feathered and thicker than the dolls described earlier. Her eyes are also larger than the earlier dolls, with more clearly defined whites. In contrast, the next doll, shown in illustration no. 7, has the eyes of some of the earlier dolls, where the whites of the eyes are ill-defined or “murky.” She also has the more lightly feathered eyebrows of the earlier dolls. The doll is 6 inches tall and is marked “1”. She wears one of Kestner’s common wig styles for its all-bisque dolls. With such a wig, a hank of hair is tied in the middle by a knot. The knot is then secured to the wig cap by another knot. These knots, which leave a small bump, are often covered with a small bow. After the knotted hank of hair is secured to the wig cap, the hair is spread around the wig cap and affixed by sewing and gluing. The doll’s little, molded boots are like those of the doll in illustration no. 2, except that this doll’s socks are shorter, with horizontal ribbing and a scalloped top edge.

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Kestner originally produced all-bisque dolls with heads that were identical to those of its larger, closed-mouth, composition bodied dolls. The next doll, shown in illustration no. 8, marks a departure from this practice, as its face looks very much like the model 150 all-bisque dolls which Kestner would soon be producing. While much of her face and body are obscured by her costume, her dark, heavy, feathered eyebrows and large brown eyes can be seen. The dense, painted eyelashes on this doll will remain a feature on many of Kestner’s all-bisque dolls. You can also see her straighter arms, and hands with delineated fingers. The thumbs are no longer separate, but run alongside the hand. Finally, the line dividing her closed mouth is no longer a contrasting color. She is 6½ inches tall. Another doll of the 1890 period, shown in illustration no. 9, is quite large, standing 10 inches tall. She is marked “4 Made in Germany”. This doll is a harbinger of a very important change coming to Kestner’s all-bisque dolls. She has stringing loops which are molded as part of her upper arms and upper legs. The stringing loops are molded on the inside edge of the top of the arms and legs. Once strung, the loops are pulled into the doll’s body. This new method of stringing allowed all the stringing apparatus, including the loops themselves, to be hidden inside the doll. This method of hidden loop-stringing would eventually replace peg-jointing. It is unclear why the switch was made from peg-jointing to loopstringing. Esthetics mattered in doll production, but the improved appearance of a doll without holes in its arms and legs was probably not sufficient to cause the change to loop-stringing. Great care has to be taken against breakage when peg-jointing an allbisque doll. The use of too much wooden “pegging material” can cause the stringing hole to break. The glue which holds the pegging material of one limb in place has to dry before its mate can be done. It seems likely that the economics of having to replace broken limbs, together with the time consumed in peg-jointing a doll, caused manufacturers to make the change. The doll has heavy eyebrows, with less feathering than the earlier dolls. Her eyes are almond shaped, with most of the eye openings filled with her enormous, brown pupils. The eyes are tipped slightly inwards, giving her a quizzical expression. Her eyelashes are very densely painted. As her second innovation, this doll has an open mouth, with inserted upper teeth. This doll’s hands have separate thumbs. The index and little fingers of the left hand are partially separated from the other fingers. (The rest of the hand, as well as the majority of the right hand, cannot be seen in the picture.) Overall, there is less modeling of the doll’s body than in the earlier dolls. The doll’s breasts can be distinguished, but there is less modeling of the arms and legs, which are less muscular than on Kestner’s earlier all-bisque dolls. The doll has molded, brown, single strap shoes, decorated with a blue tassle at the toe and a faux buckle on the strap, and wears knee-high socks of a bumpy, ribbed pattern. Kestner was making its model 150 all-bisque doll circa 1910. The doll shown in illustration no. 10 stands 6¼ inches tall and is marked “150”. Her eyebrows are feathered and very thick. She has painted

Illustration No. 8, circa 1890 Courtesy of Theriault’s (detail) Illustration No. 9, circa 1890 Courtesy of Theriault’s (detail)

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Illustration No. 10, circa 1910 Author’s collection

eyelashes, placed closely together. Her mouth is closed, in contrast to that of most model 150 dolls, which have open mouths with teeth. In an important change, her head does not swivel. All the dolls studied thus far have had swivel necks. A stationary head would have made this doll cheaper to manufacture, as the head would have been molded as part of the torso, rather than as a separate piece. A stationary head also would have simplified the stringing process, as the head would no longer have to be strung. The stationary head would be standard on model 150 all-bisque dolls. The doll’s arms and hands are the basic size and shape that would be produced on future model 150 dolls, with delineated fingers and thumbs (the thumbs would no longer be separate, as they were in so many of the earlier dolls). Her knee-high modeled socks, in a waffled pattern, would also become standard on a number of all-bisque dolls made by the Kestner company. This doll has white socks, but this pattern was also made in blue and pink. Her single-strap, black Mary Jane shoes would also become standard on a number of Kestner’s all-bisque dolls. However beautiful the painting of the previous doll’s eyelashes were, little girls probably preferred the “real” eyelashes of the model 150 doll in illustrations nos. 11(a) and (b). This doll is also circa 1910. She is 8½ inches tall and is marked “150//3.” Above her cerulean blue eyes are thick, mohair eyelashes. Mohair eyelashes were a luxury feature, which did not come on all models of Kestner’s all-bisque dolls, or even on all sizes of a model. Conclusion Kestner initially manufactured all-bisque dolls for the French market. The company built upon what the French had already been successful with in the production of all-bisque dolls, while creating a distinctive look and style of its own. By 1890, only eight years after beginning the manufacture of all-bisque dolls, Kestner was producing an all-bisque doll that was distinctly its own, with heavy, feathered eyebrows, thick eyelashes, and heavy, more muscular limbs and bodies. The Kestner all-bisque dolls would find an eager market in the United States, as well as in France and Germany. The golden age of all-bisque dolls, which had begun in 1876, came to a close in the 1930’s. A Kestner catalogue, reputedly of 1932, showed a wide variety of all-bisque dolls, but many of these dolls were not new, having been on the market prior to World War I. The Kestner firm closed in 1938. BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Angione, Genevieve, All-Bisque & Half Bisque Dolls. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1969. Third printing, 1973.

2. Cieslik, Jürgen & Marianne, German Doll Encyclopedia: 1800-1939. Cumberland, MD: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1985.

3. Coleman, Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., and Evelyn J., The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls, Vol. Two. New York, NY: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. 4. Denery, Donelle, “Doll Collectors of America: Special Exhibit of Dolls by J.D. Kestner”, Antique Doll Collector, April 2013. 5. Foulke, Jan, Kestner King of Dollmakers. Cumberland, MD: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1982. Revised edition 1989.

6. Hadfield, Penny, “German All Bisque Dolls - Part I”, Antique Doll Collector. Northport, NY: Puffin Co., LLC., July 2010.

7. Hadfield, Penny, “German All Bisque Dolls - Part II”, Antique Doll Collector. Northport, NY: Puffin Co., LLC., September 2010. 8. Ladensack, Anita, The History and Art of Googlies. Grantsville, MD: Hobby House Press, Inc., 2002.

9. Members of Les Rubans Aubergine Doll Club, “All-Bisques and Small Bisques”, Doll News. Kansas City, MO: United Federation of Doll Clubs, Inc., Summer 1998. 10. Odin, Samy, “Kestner, the Prolific - Part II”, Antique Doll Collector. Northport, NY: Puffin Co., LLC., October 2010. 11. Seeley, Mildred, The Complete Book of All-Bisque Dolls. Livonia, MI: Scott Publications, 1992.

Illustration No. 11(a-b), circa 1910. Mohair eyelashes shown with eyes open and closed. Author’s collection 38

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12. Theriault, Florence, A Whispering of Dolls. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 2001.

13. Theriault, Florence, In the Palm of One’s Hand: Small Bisque Dolls, 1877-1920. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 1995. 14. Theriault, Florence, The Little Ones: French and German All-Bisque Dolls. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 1999.

15. Theriault, Florence, the Wee Ones: Googlies, Kewpies, and Impish Bisque Dolls. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 2008.

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2018 UF DC Competitive Exhibition Blue Ribbon Winners - Part 2





French Bisque Doll With Bisque Head, 1860-1910 Jumeau fashion type, with traditional leather or cloth body, limbs can be cloth, leather, or bisque. No portraits. 1. Robin Hochteil FG, Barrois, Simone, etc. fashion type, with traditional leather or cloth body, limbs can be cloth, leather or bisque. No portraits. 2. Kathryn Clement French fashion type, with wood body, can be any French maker. May have limbs of other material. Must be displayed naked. Clothing can be set on a rack next to the doll. Clothing will be judged, along with the doll. No portraits. 3. Marianne Ripley Smiling Bru fashion type, any size (alphabet) number. Body may be cloth, leather, or other material. 4. Carrie Falatick



Black French fashion type, any French maker, with any body and limb type. 5. Gail Cook Huret French fashion type, bisque only, in her very best outfit, body may be any appropriate material. No reproductions. 6. Gail Cook Marked Tete Jumeau bebe, closed mouth. Body must be a Jumeau composition body. 7. Cathy Mayo, 8. Susanne Treacher


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French Bisque continued Bru bebe, marked or unmarked. All Bru bebes must be in this category, except the Bru Jne R 9. Robin Hochteil Bebe made by other French makers, not Jumeau or Bru. Can be a Steiner, PD, R&D, etc., closed mouth. Body must be appropriate to the head and of the same year. 10. Robin Hochteil, 11. Kathleen Zell





Bebe made by other French makers, but not Jumeau or Btu, Can be Steiner, PD, R&D, etc., open mouth. Body must be appropriate to the head and of the same year. 12. Jennifer Craft-Hurst Black French bisque bebe. Can be any French maker, body must be appropriate to the head and matching the color of the head, marked or unmarked, open or closed mouth. 13. Gail Cook, 14. Fredi Chevrier French character bebe with exaggerated facial expression, marked or unmarked. No SFBJ. 15. Anita Ladensack SFBJ character bebe, body must be appropriate to the doll. 16. Gail Cook SFBJ bebe, in ethnic or regional costume. 17. Becky Rice Bleuette bebe in a factory original dress. Dress does not have to have come with the display doll. Doll and clothing can be produced later than 1910. No reproductions. 18. Margaret Hein, 19. Deb Borrud 40

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American commercial, flat-face, painted, drawn, or printed features. Includes Babyland Rag, Columbian, Presbyterian, Maggie-Bessie, etc., 1890-1925, excludes Izannah Walker. 1. Cynthia Orgeron, 2. Billye Harris American, molded face, painted, drawn, or printed features. Includes Bruckner, Hawkins, Weigand, etc. 18801925. Excludes Izannah Walker. 3. Patricia Bellamy, 4. Carol Hansen American needle-sculpted face, drawn or painted features, includes Beecher and all others of this type, pre-1925. No Izannah Walker. 5. Carol Cameron American commercial, molded, painted head, Kamkins, Chase, Alabama Baby, etc., pre 1925. No Izannah Walker. 6. Susan Popp









Kathe Kruse cloth types, pre 1925. Includes Bing. 7. Susan Popp Steiff dolls, excludes animals, pre 1925. 8. Jennifer Craft-Hurst American needle-sculpted face, drawn or painted features, includes Lisa Litchenfels, Kathie Clark, etc., post 1925. 9. Joyce Patterson English commercial, 1917-1950, including Chad Valley, Norah Wellings or others of this type, under 18 inches. 10. Pamela Coghlan, 11. Lynn Elliot, 12. Constance Wilson French cloth doll, 1925-1950, includes Raynal, Venus, Nicette, etc. 13. Harlene Soucy Kathe Kruse cloth doll, 1925 on, 15 inches or under, excludes babies. 14. Belle Anne Curry European cloth dolls in regional costume, under 18 inches. Excludes Lenci. 15. Susan Popp, 16. Linda Vilsack Boudoir doll with cloth face, includes Lenci, 1925-1950. 17. Carol Reom Molly’es masked face cloth representing International series, including the Thief of Bagdad. 18. Ursula Mertz Lenci Miniature series, in regional costume, includes Mascottes, 1950 on. 19. Judy L. Fisher Spanish “Humoresque,” single doll, such as Klumpe, Nistis, T.A.F., Roldan, etc. 20. Lynn Elliott, 21. Sherri Van Opijnen

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Spanish “Humoresque,” pair, Klumpe, Nistis, T.A.F., Roldan, etc. 22. Presidents Choice, Harlene Soucy WPA doll, 1935-1943. 23. Lois Cohorst Baps, single doll or grouping of dolls, representing story book, fairy tale, or nursery rhyme. 24. Loretta Nardone, 25. Barbara L. Patrick Baps, single doll only, in regional costume. 26. Barbara L. Patrick



R. John Wright child doll, 16” and under. 27. Jacqueline Swanton, 28. Caroline Larson Cloth artist, must be all cloth, 18 inches and under. Includes Heizer, Iacono, Mellen, Paulson, etc. 29. Loretta Nardone R. John Wright mouse, any representation. 30. Birdie Dapples




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By Linda Holderbaum

e’ve all seen these dolls for sale—the little boys and girls dressed in Dutch clothing. Produced in the early part of the 20th century, they were part of the souvenir industry. Manufactured with bisque or painted bisque heads on inexpensive composition bodies and dressed by small cottage industry workers at home, they were perfect for tourists to pick up or send home to friends and relatives. Reference is made in World Colors, Dolls and Dress by Susan Hedrick and Vilma Matchette to a company named Gerzon that was a distributor and importer of Dutch dolls. They had an advertisement, published in 1928, showing 9-inch dolls in costumes of Marken, Volendam and Goes. They also reference the Colemans’ Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume II. And as always, the dolls are a teaching tool for us all. Let’s take a quick look at some of these dolls of the Netherlands and see what we can learn. The 44

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These three dolls are all dressed in outfits from the ZuidBeveland (South Beveland) area of Holland—formerly part of the province of Zeeland. It is unusual to see a baby in folk dress, they are not often found. Dolls from the author’s collection. The large 15-inch baby was made by Armand Marseille and is marked “Armand Marseille//Germany//995//A.3.M.” With a five-piece composition baby body, she has sleep eyes and open mouth with teeth. Her hat has lost its original starch so it does not stand up as it should. Here you can see the back of the cap with its small bow and eyelet fabric.

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She has very nice painting to her bisque with no chipping or flaking off on the surface which unfortunately happens with many of the painted bisque dolls.

Tied to her right wrist is a round paper tag in white, blue and red with this printing: “MADE IN HOLLAND//WN.W. BOUWES// EDAM”. This tag is similar to tags found on Rozetta Dutch dolls but this tag is scalloped on the edge and does not have the “Genuine Rozetta Doll” printing in the white bar.

In the baby’s right hand is this little girl, also in ZuidBeveland outfit. Six and ½-inches tall she has a painted bisque head. Her shawl is tucked into the front of her skirt and she has an interesting lace cap.

The doll in the baby’s left hand is seen here with her partner. Standing 4 ½-inches in height, these dolls have the same head mold and are painted bisque. They have blue glass stationary eyes and closed mouths. They came together so we assume the boy is also in a costume from Zuid-Beveland. From the author’s collection. The boy wears a black felt outfit and hat. You can see white on his forehead where the paint has pulled up. Antique DOLL Collector

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Netherlands has 14 provinces and each province has its own traditional costume. The most well-known and considered the national costume comes from the southern province of Volendam and is still worn today, primarily for the tourist trade. Every province but one has the women wearing some kind of head covering— either lace or stiffened fabric. Caps vary in size from small to hats with long lace coverings that go down past their shoulders or have peaks on top. Some fasten their caps under their chin, some do not. The men wear hats, though mostly when outdoors—sometimes widebrimmed, sometimes a flat cap. Children’s clothing is fashioned after the adults. The top of the ladies clothing is usually dark with sleeves that vary in length. Sometimes an embroidered vest is worn. Men wear white or navy blue loosefitting shirts with double rows of brass buttons on the front. Sometimes vests or suspenders are worn. The skirts are usually made of somber colors, gathered at the waist, sometimes pleated, and ankle-length. Men have dark, loose-fitting trousers either knee or ankle length. Long socks accompanied the shorter pants. In the province of Twente, the men wear wrist-length doublebreasted black coats. In the towns and cities leather shoes are worn, but in the country the residents wear the famous wooden shoes or “klompen.” These hand-carved and unpainted wooden shoes are worn in many European countries, including Belgium, Germany and Spain and are ideal for the fields of the lowlands. The most noticeable part of the woman’s outfit is the apron. Sometimes short and flowered or long and plain, with or without lace, the apron identified where the wearer lived. Other accessories included short shawls tucked into their waists or knitted pouches at their waist.

This little 8 ½-inch girl has a very sweet expression and stands next to a 1940s postcard showing two Dutch ladies in traditional dress. From the author’s collection. She is marked “257.17/o// Germany,” and has a painted bisque head, sleep eyes, open mouth, and is on good quality composition body jointed at the shoulders and hips.

She came with a small amount of provenance with a tag that was attached to her left wrist. The handwritten tag reads: Aunt Tot brought to me from Holland-American ship Veedam-1938.


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The most well known outfit, and the one most often found on the dolls, is the Volendam dress. Here you see a variety of four girls and one boy wearing that dress. Dolls from the author’s collection.

The black felt apron and tight bodice on this 7-inch girl is called a kledge. She has a painted bisque head and cute features. Nine-inches tall, this boy with nice quality bisque head, blue eyes and open mouth and is dressed in the everyday Volendam work outfit.

Nine-inches tall, this little bisque head girl has the starched white lace hat with a pointed top and two pointed side wings called a hulletje.

The 10-inch painted bisque girl was made by Armand Marseille and is marked “390.” She wears, as several of the other dolls do, the traditional red coral bead necklace that is traditional on most Volendam outfits.

This little girl is all bisque, stands 8 3/4-inches and is jointed at the shoulders and hips. She is marked “Germany.” She has molded blonde hair and painted features. Antique DOLL Collector

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The Dolls of the World book featured four-color reproductions of foreign folk dolls, front and back views that could be cut out, sewn and stuffed. Here is Book I, which has a 1939 copyright date by Morgan-Dillon & Co., Chicago, Illinois. Book II was also published in the same year but the dolls were printed on heavy paper, not cloth. From the author’s collection. This oil cloth cut-out of a bisque head Volendam boy is one of a series of dolls pictured in Dolls of the World, published in 1937. The image is just over 8-inches in height—the size of some of the real dolls.

This pair were the traditional outfit of Marken. Marken is a village in the province of North Holland. Because it was an island for a long time period, its costume is quite different from most of the other costumes of the Netherlands. From the collection of Rosemary Deal.

This little 8 ½-inch girl has a darling expression. She has nice painting on her bisque head and the big eyes give her a surprised expression.


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Eight ½-inches tall, this girl has a painted bisque head with closed mouth and solemn expression. Her brown mohair wig sticks out from under her cap. She has a rub on the end of her nose.

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The Marken costume is the only one with a corset-like bodice, seen on this 8 1/2-inch girl. The traditional outfit includes a colorful striped underskirt and a dark over-skirt, an apron with a checkered top, a shirt with either dark blue (winter) or striped sleeves, an embroidered corset, and a red over-jacket with a square of flowered fabric pinned on. From the collection of Rosemary Deal. Wisps of blonde mohair dangle from under her cap. She has stationary blue eyes and closed mouth. She is not marked and dates to the early 1900s.

One more Marken girl seen in this close-up to show you a slightly different design. She stands 8 ½-half inches in height, with bisque head, blue sleep eyes and open mouth with teeth. Her blonde mohair wig can be seen on the sides and is somewhat matted. She has a long plain light blue apron (not seen here) and dark skirt. From the collection of Rosemary Deal.

The lady, also wearing Volendam dress, still has starch in her lace hat. Both dolls have light brown mohair wigs tucked under their hats. An unusual couple is this doll house pair--6 ½-inches in height. The same bisque shoulder head with painted features is used for each doll. Both have china hands and feet with brown shoes with straps. From the collection of Rosemary Deal.

The Dutch man wears the Volendam outfit with dark hat, jacket and pants and appears to be original.

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UFDC Region 11 Conference September, 2018 – Towson MD

Competitive Exhibit Room

Special Exhibit: The Dolls of Krug International Doll House of Baltimore (Above, Door of Hope dolls, including the exceptionally rare covered face “Bride” in red.) Elsie Clark Krug was a major 20th Century doll dealer. A former missionary to China, She had a special interest in Door of Hope dolls before becoming the source for Liberty of London Dolls. Her stock included both antique and contemporary dolls and covered the globe. This exhibit featured the many categories of dolls Krug brought to America and how she influenced major doll lines during her time.

Competitive Exhibit Regional Director’s Choice Award: French Bisque Jumeau Bébé. 19” tall Jumeau, head incised “8” at base of neck. Fouquet & Douville patented flirty sleep eye mechanism 1892. Body marked in Blue “Bébé Jumeau Diplome d’Honeur.” Antique clothing, marked Jumeau shoes. Competitive Exhibit President’s Choice Award: 16” Kathe Kruse - K*R All cloth doll. Made one year only, 1910. Known as “Baby Baus.” Elastic strung, jointed at neck, shoulders, hips and knees by wooden ball joints. 50

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Special Exhibit: Black Dolls: Journey Through Time (Above, dolls from the 30’s through the 50’s, including the heavy weight champion boxer Joe Louis in uniform.) Dolls from this era were primarily made of composition, rubber or hard plastic. Most composition dolls were simply white dolls painted black and therefore lack realistic features. Hard plastic dolls are common in the 1950’s but black examples are scarce. They too lack physical authenticity as they were typically “dipped” versions of white dolls.

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Ann Coleman, Competitive Exhibit Chairperson

Marion Maus

Barbara Stone, First Vice-President of UFDC

Richard Saxman

Fritzi’s Antique Dolls

Happily Ever After

Connie & Jay Lowe


aryland, a Merry Land” was the theme of the three day UFDC Region 11 Conference. This wonderful event was hosted by the Dollology Club of Washington DC and included many great programs and exhibits plus the creme de la crème of doll dealers and collectors. The event featured a large cohort of dolls in the Competitive Exhibit along with two fascinating Special Exhibits both with a connection to Maryland – ‘The Dolls of Krug International Doll House of Baltimore’ by Karen Wolf and Sue Nile (see Ann Coleman and Sue Nile’s article on Elsie Krug in ADC July 2017 issue) and ‘Black Dolls Through Time’ assembled by Victoria Forbes and the Charm City Dolling Club. Among the conference attendees: Elinor Champion, Conference Chair; Ann Coleman, Competitive Exhibit Chair; Loretta Nardone, UFDC President; Barbara Stone, UFDC First Vice-President; Julie Blewis and many other club members volunteered throughout the event. Dealers from around the country participated including Carmel Doll Shop, Fritzi’s Antique Dolls, Roxanne LeMay Morison, Connie & Jay Lowe, Marion Maus, Rebekkah Kaufman, Becky and Andy Ourant and more. All in all, an outstanding conference!

Mary Jo’s Enchanted Doll Closet, Mary Jo Koets

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Victorian Lady, Roxanne LeMay Morison

Loretta Nardone president of UFDC, Raymond Baker and Betsy Baker.

Alan Scott Pate, Antique Japanese Dolls

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Rebekah Kaufman and Steiff friend. November 2018

Alicia Carver and Becky Ourant

Turn of the Century Antiques, Diane Hoffman and Rachel Hoffman

Michael Canadas and David Robinson of Carmel Doll Shop

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a P i n n i t e d m a F e a r c D I ~ The Story of Boudoir Dolls ~ es

by Rose Hamilton Pictured above, my collection of boudoir dolls: Annie, Rosalie, Jade, Lauren, Ellen, and Cosette.


luminous crescent of moon hangs heavy in the moist night. The darkness is broken by light spilling from the windows and doorway onto the gleaming Rolls-Royce parked on the curb. She hears the echoes of laughter, the clinking of cocktail glasses, the click of high heels on the wooden floor. Look just a little closer, there in the back, and there she is, sitting on that chair. She watches the dancers whirl on just beyond her – and dreams. Travel with the winds of time just under a hundred years forward. A 21st-century doll collector is browsing eBay for her next doll. Among the listings, there she is, far removed from the glittering speakeasy and the glamour of the Golden Age. Her dress is faded, her face is crazing, her hair disheveled. But her eyes still sparkle. I had begun my obsession with boudoir dolls and the 1920s, thanks to an early Sterling I’d seen previously in a magazine ad. So now I had gone mad to get one. When she arrived – an all-original Anita type – I christened her Cosette, after the Antique DOLL Collector

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character in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Intrigued, and because Cosette refused to speak a word about her possibly-wild past, I began researching the history of these uniquely captivating dolls.

Part of Jade’s Sterling jointed composition chest and arms.

THE CRAZE After WWI, the populace – ready to embrace Warren Harding’s “Return to Normalcy” campaign – was open to fashion trends that earlier generations considered scandalous. Starting as early as 1910, long-legged lady dolls began to slowly take hold as a craze in Europe. America was similarly smitten when, in 1922, the popular movie stars appeared, holding poupees dressed at the height of fashion. Named because they were displayed in the boudoir, or woman’s private sitting room, the dolls soon appeared everywhere. Fashionable vamps no longer left them on the bed, but carried them to dances, parties, and I’m sure some daring dolls and their owners went to the speakeasy! They were meant to be collected, as a fad that both delighted and scandalized. Carnivals gave them Sterling boudoir away as prizes, the prestigious Paris doll Jade. Au Bon Marche department store sold them, and many characters’ costumes were based on the Comedia dell’Arte theatre in Italy – usually Pierrot and Pierette. Since they were displayed and carried about as fashion accessories

Jade’s feet are molded and painted black to mimic high heels.


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with the smart flapper, the dolls are usually quite large, from 26”-36”. There were the miniature versions, though, from 14”-18”. Most of them have heads and hands made of composition – sawdust and water packed in a mold. However, some companies in France, most notably Lenci, made cloth dolls, which are highly desirable today. The long-limbed bodies, made of muslin or cotton, are sometimes stuffed with straw. Another highly desirable doll is the rarer “glass-eyed” type, which tends to go for higher amounts. On these dolls, the top of the head was removed to insert the eyes, and then replaced, with the mohair or floss wig placed on top. These will sometimes be sleep-eyes that open and close. Also, you will sometimes find tin sleep eyes on later Anita types, with synthetic eyelashes. Original glass eye Anitas will always have mohair eyelashes that match the color of their wig. For most of the collectors, and certainly including me, the appeal is in the face or the fashion. The dolls had gorgeous costumes, which account for about half their selling price. Usually, they are the epitome of the flapper girl – some even with a cigarette! The “Cubeb” smokers are extremely sought after. I have seen several notable women embodied as a boudoir doll – of course, they are mostly the movie stars of the 1920’s and 30’s. Despite the type, whether Anita or Lenci, boudoir ladies are usually unmistakable. You’ll find the faces – oh, the faces! – with dramatic eyeshadow, bee-stung lips, sometimes a beauty mark, and eyes that follow you in a beautifully haunting way.

Closeup of Jade’s hand-painted face.

THE BOUDOIR LADIES All in all, if you want the appeal of a gorgeous face and lovely fashion, go for Sterling Doll Co. With a distinctive 1930’s look, they are rare today and Boudoir doll purse with a penny that has a mint date of 1920. Antique DOLL Collector

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For most collectors, the appeal is in the face or the fashion. The dolls had gorgeous costumes, which account for about half their selling price. desirable. Jade (I have heard that her character is called Angelina, but haven’t found any evidence to support this) is entirely original. She has her composition molded breastplate, unique to the Sterlings. It goes down the entire length of the doll’s chest. The arms are also all composition, and strung in the breastplate. The rest of her body is cloth, with the exception of her feet, which are molded and painted black to mimic high heels.

Another way to recognize a Sterling doll, aside from the breastplate, is her face. She will usually have a beauty mark on the lower right side of her face, dramatic makeup, inset eyelashes, and that “Sterling face” only found on these dolls. However, there are also going to be imitations: Sterlings were wildly popular in the 1930s (for the people who had the money to purchase them) and they had competitors. By far the best way to tell them apart is the composition

Boudoir doll Rosalie.

Detail of boudoir doll Rosalie’s costume. Rosalie’s costume was remade since her original dress was in tatters, although she retains her original heels.


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of wig styles, usually in mohair. The head will be composition-sewn or glued on – with a delicate, thin, expressive face that can take on many personalities. There are many different Anita-type faces to choose from – each unique – and a varied costume selection. I have five examples: Cosette, all-original with desirable gold high heels; Lauren, with an original flapper hat and rare hairstyle; Rosalie, with original silver and blue heels; Ellen, with rare blue glass eyes; and Annie, with floss hair and an ethereal blue gown with a Pierrotstyle collar. Anita types were quite popular in the 1920’s, and made by several different makers. The most prominent one would be the Anita Novelty Company (for which the type is named). Most of these dolls weren’t marked, Rare glass-eyed boudoir doll Ellen sits demurely in her favorite chair.

chest. Also, in the imitations I have come across, the beauty mark will be painted to the right of the lips. Sterlings’ are usually painted just underneath the right side of the lips, with a few exceptions (remember, they were hand painted). The dress will usually have an overskirt of lace (almost always tattered from the hands catching in it) and a V-neck “cape” over the shoulders. Don’t look at the shoes – most of the later composition boudoir dolls will have the typical painted black heels. There will be some variation in the shape, but that is because of the molding, and not usually the type. Most of these imitation dolls will be commonly misidentified as French, as well as the very late 1930s-1940s dolls, which usually have little value. (If you find a doll with gold painted heels and a silk stockinet face, GRAB HER, because she is a true French boudoir doll!) My personal favorite, Anita types, are lovely and not very hard to find, although desirable for collectors. They will have plastic hands from the wrist down, a muslin body (sometimes silk or a different material, but usually muslin), cloth feet, and a wide range Antique DOLL Collector

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so finding one with a “V” on the back of the shoulderplate will boost the value. It means the doll was made by the Anita Novelty Co. None of my dolls have the “V”, but they are still in pristine shape, for the most part. Annie appears to be entirely original, with the exception of her accessories, which I added. Cosette is all original, right down to those classy heels, except for the hat and purse. (The purse is from the 1920s and probably made for a boudoir doll.) Rosalie’s costume was remade since her original dress was in tatters, although she retains her original heels. Ellen, while her costume is not original, has her rare blue glass eyes-a desirable quality for collectors. Laura’s most unusual feature is her chic flapper hat. It is the only one I have ever seen, made from a velvet-like fabric that was probably green at one time, and with a bow and strap (the strap is knotted and fragile now.) These dolls usually came with either high heels or slippers, which are crafted so exquisitely that I have seen pairs go for $90, and often a lot


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more, online. Cosette and Rosalie are the only dolls so far to have such a fashion accessory, which can prompt jealous murmurings in the doll room! A few months ago, a dolly friend of mine (who also collects French dolls) and I were discussing my boudoir dolls over email. Upon sending her pictures of some of my new acquisitions, she replied: LOOK at the second picture [Jade] – look at that languid face, so sophisticated and worldly, and then look at the third picture [Annie]…and see how saucy she looks, like she is a young, fun-loving Parisienne! Yes, they are all different!

Anita-type boudoir doll Lauren. Her most unusual feature is her chic flapper hat, made from a velvet-like fabric with a bow and strap.

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Anita-type boudoir doll Annie. Antique DOLL Collector

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Such a simply elegant description for such beautiful and enigmatic dolls! No matter what draws us to these dreamy yet colorful dolls, I think there is a common thread. I think we can see them in the twilight, perhaps sitting on the backseat of the 1928 Chrysler, waiting for the flapper who is lucky enough to own her. I think we can see past the faded dress, the pearls that have lost their luster, the heels that have slowly peeled, the composition that has crazed over the years. Because after all, her eyes still glimmer with the light of the Golden Age.

An exquisite beaded purse has been added to Annie’s costume; otherwise she is completely original.

Annie’s body is constructed of muslin and stuffed with scraps of material.


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Anita boudoir doll Cosette with a spark of personality in her lively eyes!

If you are buying, selling, or have questions about boudoir dolls, Rose Hamilton can be reached at

Cosette is all original (excluding the hat and purse), featuring gold heels and a mosaic pin.

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Calendar of Events

Send in your FREE Calendar Listing to: Antique Doll Collector, c/o Calendar, P.O. Box 239, Northport, New York 11768 or Email: If you plan on attending a show, please call the number to verify the date and location as they may change.


10/16‑3/3/2019 ~ Philadelphia, PA. Victorian Fashion Dolls and the Feminine Ideal. Gilded Age dolls and their amazing array of miniature clothing and meticulously crafted accessories. Philadelphia Museum of Art. 10/18‑4/20/19 ~ Switzerland. Hats Off To Hats Exhibition. Spielzeug Welten Museum. 11‑2018 thru 3‑2019 ~ Philadelphia, PA. Exhibition starring four extraordinary miniature dolls and their extravagant wardrobes. Philadelphia Museum of Art.


3 ~ Albuquerque, NM. Doll & Toy Show. St. Paul’s UMC Chapman Hall. Dolls4U. Anita Husby. 505‑508‑0351. 3 ~ Batavia, NY. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. The Quality Inn. Saturday’s Child Dolls. Martha Smith. 585‑506‑7948.


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3‑4 ~ Chicago/Wheeling, IL. Marquis Antique Doll Auction Weekend. Yesterday’s Children Museum Auction. Westin Chicago North Shore. 4th Barbie: Fifteen Golden Years, 1958‑1973 American Doll Auction.Theriault’s. 410‑224‑3655. 3 ~ Largo, FL. Doll Show. Royal Palms of Largo. Judy Smith. 727‑796‑9412. 3 ~ Westampton, NJ. Doll Auction. Crescent Shrine. Dorothy Hunt. 410‑275‑2213. www. 4 ~ Kansas City, MO. Auction of Antique Dolls & Accessories. KCI Expo Center & Holiday Inn Hotel. Frasher’s Auction. 816‑625‑3786. frasher@ 4 ~ Madison Hts., MI. Doll Show. UFCW Hall. Dollicious Doll Show Show. Sharon Napier. 586‑731‑3072. 4 ~ Mounds View, MN. Doll & Bear Show. Mermaid Event Center. C Promotions Plus. Carol Benson. 612‑669‑1613. 4 ~ No. Hampton, NH. Doll, Teddy Bear & Gift Show. Lafayette Crossing Plaza. Collins Gifts. Wendy Collins. 603‑969‑1699.

4 ~ Santa Rosa, CA. Doll & Toy Show. Veterans Memorial Bldg. Redwood Empire Doll & Study Club. Kitti. 707‑326‑0322. 10 ~ Anaheim, CA. Doll Show. Brookhurst Community Center. California Doll Collectors. 714‑343‑4865. 562‑596‑6790. 10 ~ Broadview Heights, OH. Doll Show. St. Michael’s Woodside Gym. Mira Productions, Inc. Julie Miragliotta. 216‑287‑8195. 10~ Corvallis, OR. Doll, Toy & Bear Show. 1400 NW 9th St. Oregon Creative Doll Collectors. 10~ Holland, MI. Doll Show. Double Tree Inn. Bonnie Burke. 616‑361‑1330. 10 ~ Irving, TX. Doll Show. Atrium Hotel. Joni Holland. 817‑929‑1691. 10 ~ Nazareth, PA. Antique & Collectible Doll Auction. Dotta Auction Co., Inc. 610‑759‑7389.

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Gaithersburg Antiques Doll Show

10 ~ Spencer, NC. NC American Girl “Fiesta with Josephina”. 704‑762‑9359. 11 ~ Bellevue, WA. Doll Show. Red Lion Hotel. Antique Doll & Toy Market. Lisa Pepin. 206‑362‑8723. 11 ~ Cottleville, MO. Doll & Bear Show. St. Charles Community College. Spirit of St. Louis Doll Club. Tere. 314‑423‑2635. © 314‑445‑7845. Therese. 314‑739‑0148. 11 ~ Hunt Valley, MD. Teddy Bear Show. Embassy Suites Hotel. Donna Nielsen. 585‑229‑4453. 13 ~ Hatfield, PA. Barbie & Gene Doll Auction. Online at 215‑393‑3000. 14 ~ Annapolis, MD. Rendezvous Doll Auction. Theriault’s. 410‑224‑3655. 14 ~ England. C&T Auctioneers. Fine Dolls, Dolls Houses & Juvenalia Auction. Leigh Gotch. +44 (0) 7736 668702. 15‑16 ~ Newark, OH. Dolls Auction. McMasters Harris Auctioneers. 740‑877‑5357. 16 ~ Annapolis, MD. Ten2Go Auction. Crowne Plaza. Theriault’s. 410‑224‑3655. 17 ~ Pleasanton, CA. Doll & Bear Show. Alameda County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775‑348‑7713. 18 ~ Fullerton, CA. Dolls, Bears & Collectibles Show. Hotel Fullerton. National Doll Festival. 831‑438‑5349. 18~ Maumee/Toledo, OH. Doll, Bear & Toy Show. Maumee Recreation Center. Sandra Bullock. 734‑282‑0152. 18 ~ England. 200 Years of Childhood: Antique Dolls, Teddy Bears & Toys. Kensington Town Hall. 27‑29 ~ Washington, DC. Session #10 Antique Doll Seminar. Hilton. Margaret G. Kincaid. 646‑709‑4340.


1‑2 ~ Gaithersburg, MD. Doll & Toy Show. The Fairgrounds. SFB Events / S. Bellman 239‑440‑3184 2 ~ Concord, CA. Christmastime Collectibles Show. Crowne Plaza. Rowbear Presents. 831‑438‑5349. 8 ~ Philadelphia, PA. Follow the Star a Neapolitan Christmas. William Penn Inn/Gwynedd. Letitia Penn Club Luncheon. Irene Muzslay. 215‑256‑6046. 11 ~ Spencer, NC. Tea with Mrs. Claus & Doll Museum Tour. 704‑762‑9359.


12 ~ Newport Beach, CA. Marquis Doll Auction. Fashion Island Hotel. Theriault’s. 410‑224‑3655. Calendar continued on page 64

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13 ~ Hauppauge, NY. Doll Show. Radisson Hotel. Patchogue Doll Fanciers Club. Mary Voegele. 631‑981‑9332. 13 ~ Newport Beach, CA. Marquis Doll Auction. Fashion Island Hotel. Theriault’s. 410‑224‑3655. 18‑19 ~ Naples, FL. Doll Show. New Hope Event Center. Bonnie Basch. 440‑572‑1223. 26 ~ Chandler, AZ. Doll Show. St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Community Center. Dolls & Friends Doll Club. Mary Curik. 505‑379‑4534. Vicki Lafferty. 480‑464‑2899. 26 ~ Clackamas, OR. Doll Show. Monarch Hotel. Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Events. Dorothy Drake. 26 ~ Palm Springs, FL. Doll & Bear Show. St. Luke Catholic Church. Gold Coast Doll Study and Sunshine Doll Club of Florida. Donna. 561‑386‑5932.


2 ~ Westampton, NJ. Antique & Vintage Doll Auction. Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr. Dorothy Hunt. 410‑275‑2213. 3 ~ Fullerton, CA. Antique and Collectible Dolls, Bears & Accessories. Rowbear Presents. 831‑438‑5349. 9 ~ Fort Myers, FL. Doll Show. Araba Temple. Fort Myers Doll Club & Cape Coral Doll Guild. Marilia Hall. 239‑540‑8628. Sharon. 239‑267‑1483. 15‑17 ~ Monterey/Seaside, CA. Dolls by the Seaside Event. Jeff Doung. 510‑531‑8972. 16 ~ Largo, FL. Doll Show. Minnreg Building. St. Petersburg Doll Club. Ilene Delk. 727‑347‑7556. Jo Valente. 727‑384‑1708. 23 ~ Naples, FL. Doll Show. Wyndemere Gold & County Club. Martha Simmons. 239‑694‑4802. 23 ~ Roseville, CA. Doll & Teddy Bear Event. Placer County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. To find more doll events near you go to our website at and click on “Events” tab. Also, sign up on our email list to have the most up to date info on upcoming events. Just email with the subject line “sign me up for doll events.”

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SEE INSIDE COVER FOR MORE DETAILS Saturday, November 3rd. “In All Ways Remarkable”, A Fine Auction of Rare Antique Dolls and Playthings highlighted by rarities from the Vicksburg Doll Museum of Mississippi. Catalog available for $49.

Sunday, November 4th. “Barbie: Fifteen Golden Years, 1958-1973” featuring rarities from the muchsought #1 and #2 to fabulous examples from the popular Mod years and dozens of rare costumes. Catalog available for $29.

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Dolls in Dutch Clothing by Linda Holderbaum A Chronological Comparison of Kestner’s All-Bisque Dolls by Mary Elizabeth Lampron Groupé Little...

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Dolls in Dutch Clothing by Linda Holderbaum A Chronological Comparison of Kestner’s All-Bisque Dolls by Mary Elizabeth Lampron Groupé Little...