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Antique DOLL Collector December 2022 Vol. 25, No. 12

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25” All original Lenci Russian Sonia 1927-28, with smiling face & beautiful detailing on costume, amazing color combination, jacket has a little damage on gold braiding, few spots on back of skirt, red mohair wig, red boots w/ teal trim, small wear on nose, I have not tried to clean her face $2595.

R.J. Wright 7.5” Woburn & Abbey w/ Bench 11.5x7.5x4.5” #28/50 2017, mint condition mohair bears w/ extraordinarily detailed pads & wax noses w/ COA’s & Abbey’s Box $795. 17” K star R 117n Mein Leibling, Circ 1915, brown flirty eyes, pretty coloring, original HH wig, shoes & socks $1295.

8.25” K star R 101 Marie in original store stock dress, 5 piece body, molded shoes $745.

20” K star R S & H 50, blue flirty eyes, original mohair wig, leather shoes & socks, BJ body has some cracks on legs & paint chipping on lower arms $295.

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23” OM Jumeau w/ blue PW eyes, antique HH wig, pierced ears $1450.

21.5” Beautiful Kling 193 w/ blue eyes, pierced ears, fabulous molded blonde hair w/ headband, body as is $450.

16.5” Kathe Kruse 1920’s Wide Hips, beautifully painted Lt – blue grey eyes, small wear on nose & hair, repair on right hand, redressed in original style $995. Mid- brown eyes, small dent on front hair w/ some pin holes, adorable original regional costume $1295. Rt – Gray eyes, wear on hands & nose, redressed in original style $995.

14.5” Fabulous Gebruder Heubach 1880 Baseball Pair – Batter & Pitcher, wonderful bright coloring & perfect except for small chip on baseball plate at feet of batter, both stamped, batter - small baking crack on base below right shoe $1250.

16” Beautiful Tete Jumeau w/ blue PW eyes, HH wig, pierced ears, marked Jumeau body $2950.

22” K star R S & H 55, brown sl eyes, pierced ears, beautiful BJ body $355. 3” Steiff Teddy Baby Bear 1930-40’s smallest size made, mohair & velvet as is, played with condition $145.

18.5” Beautiful Kling Blue Double Ruffles w/ Bow Parian w/ black bow, pierced ears, 1 small flake on ruffle $675.

17” Simon & Halbig 1159 on lady body, brown sleep eyes, antique style dress, HH wig, wrong lower legs $595.

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25” CM DEP French w/ blue PW eyes, French BJ body, hands paint as is, hairline on forehead, antique clothing $895.

11.5” Pair of Resin BJD Toddlers w/ pudgy tummy bodies by Bo Bergemann of Hawaii Blonde mohair, blue acrylic eyes, smocked dress $395. Blonde w/ blue glass eyes in sweet colorful outfit $395.

10” All Original Alexander Set of Dionne Babies full compo bodies, white organdy dresses w/ bibs, molded hair, Annette has chipped pinkie, Emily side seams taped, all have a few crazes by eyes and on head, Sweet Set $650.

11.5” Pair of Mint Alexander “Little Genius” #495 late 1940’s, hard plastic / cloth body, high coloring, they have lived in their boxes $195. Pair

English Sasha Dolls all with boxes 17” Cora 4-109 – box as is $175. 16.5” Caleb – box as is – stringing a little loose $175. 17” Sasha in Red Sari w/ black hair $725.

16.5” Kestner 245 Hilda Baby, brown sl eyes, HH wig, head marked J. Made in Germany 13, 245 JDK Jr 1914 © Hilda $1150. 13.5” K star R 121 All Original blue eyed beauty, mohair wig, small cheek scuff $320.

14” Beautiful Set of Alexander Little Women 1950’s, Mint w/ boxes, Fashion Academy Award Tags, w/ hat boxes or curler boxes, two wrist tags, Jo is a Walker, interesting materials on Amy & Marmee, They have lived in their boxes, high coloring & no fading $1250.

30” S & C Swain & Company, blue sleep eyes, pierced ears, nice BJ body, repainted hands (broken left pinkie), HH wig $495. 8” Vogue Ginny 1952 Strung “Tiny Miss” Lucy #39 w/ hang tag $225.

18” K star R 192, brown sl eyes, pierced ears, sweet face, nice chucky body $375. 4” Steiff Dali Dalmatian w/ jointed head $45.

21” CM Pouty Kestner marker 14, blue stat eyes, early compo & wood straight wrist body, pale bisque w/ beautiful painting & molding, antique mohair wig, clothing & shoes $2250.

22.5” Heinrich Handwerck 13 99 DEP, beautiful coloring & molding w/ high forehead, blue sleep eyes (scratched), pierced ears, square cut teeth $595. 19” CM French Type Belton marked 183 (faint marking), French stiff wrist body, upper left thigh appears remade, brown PW eyes, HH wig, pierced ears $1050.

25” All Original Lenci #165 Lady from Victorian Series, amazing detailing on organdy dress with blue & black felt detailing topped with roses, her black gloved hands holding roses are wonderful, beautiful face & painting, blond mohair wig, organdy on dress as is $1250.

11.5” R.J. Wright Walter – Toddler Bear Collection 75/150, absolutely adorable face & clothing, mohair w/ felt molded nose, mint w/ box & COA $595.

17.5” Kathe Kruse Slim Hip #1 w/ blue eyes, some paint damage on face, foot marked Nernberger Spfe…? N. TH. Schwermers, Frankfort A.M. Birchergazze? $695. 21” Kathe Kruse 2002 Felise red headed boy wearing sweater vest w/ apple tree, box, COA $275.

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The Complete Guide to Antique, Vintage and Collectible Dolls

December 2022, Volume 25, Number 12

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JOURNEY FOR A NEW YEAR The Quest by Linda Edward



SOME VERY SPECIAL LITTLE DOLLS The Sandy Kralovetz Collection by Florence Theriault


The Quest


A rare size 9 of the Bébé Triste of Emile Jumeau in original Jumeau costume, surrounded by a bevy of miniature bisque dolls, all from the Kralovetz Collection. These dolls will be in the January 6, 2023, auction by Theriault's in Scottsdale, Arizona. The catalog will be available in print and online at

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Book Review


OH National Report


Auction News


Events/Classified Ads


Auction Calendar



Article and photography by Mary and Frank Swasey



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1) 12 Celluloid Santa Ornaments about 4”tall, ca: 1950, good condition, remains of box bottom too! $125 2) Vintage 16” Teddy ca: 1930 - straw stuffed and jointed, clean & personable! $235; Xmas Stocking ca:1950 mint w. bells 6” tall. $55 3) 18”All Orig. Quality Kestner - from mint Factory Wig to Leather Shoes! Bl. eyes , mint Sgnd. Body & quaint Period Clothes. $450 4) 19” FnB Patsy Ann w. Wardrobe - clear sl. eyes, 4-dresses, plus Factory Hat & Coat, all clean. $225 5) 10” Mystery Baby ‘800’ - Rare mint Bye-lo type enigma, eyes, compo body & Original Clothes! $495 6) Heirloom Original Hilda Sisters - (see #11 also). The 11” ‘237’ is blond w. bl. sl. eyes; The other is mold ‘245’ is 13”,brown wig & eyes; both plaster pates, orig. Kestner bodies & layers of Matching pink Vintage Ensembles, clean one-owner treasures - in a basket! $2400 for both! 7) 19” Georgene Raggedy Ann - ca: 1938-45; button eyes, outlined nose, gentle age. $295; 12” Georgene Awake/ Asleep 2-Face Andy - 1938-45, button eyes, outlined nose, no hair, plus Hat & Label. Early ones! $425 8) 17” Attic Original Early Handwerck - Factory Mint head, body & wig! bl. sl.eyes, numerous layers of pretty Pre1900 clothing! Just $575 9) 18” All Orig. Compo Baby - ca:1930; tin litho sl. eyes, great clean condition, classic clothes, a one-owner. $89 10) Unusual Small 12” ‘Script’ Kestner - Rare size, bl. sl.eyes, Period Clothes, orig. body & paint, antique replc’d thighs, mint bisque. $425 11) Cabinet Size Fully Signed Hilda Sisters - see #6 text. 12) 19” EFFanBEE Toddler - special Sweetie Pie type 5-part toddler body, w. Orig. Wig & Clothes. $95; 12” Horsman ‘Jo-Jo’ - ca: 1937, Orig. Clothes, Wig & Tin Sl. eyes. $115 13) 14” Debutante- Factory Wig sl. eyes prom gown, mint wig. $75; 10“ Xmas Celluloid w. Costume mint in box! $55. 11” Heirloom Xmas Doll - mint w. Dream World hand tag and 1945 Xmas dedication. $95 14) Outstanding 30” 1880’s Mache near mint! plus Label! Factory body incl. red Tasseled Boots & period dress. Beautiful one! $395 15) 12” Earliest Hand Painted BabyLand Rag - 1890’s, silk face, Original Clothes, fine condition in tidy little size! $450. 7” Unique Crocheted ‘Pocket Doll’ - whimsical antique ensemble & hand painted features! $120 16) 21” Celluloid Twin Brothers - Glass eyes, original old bodies, excellent Turtle Mark Heads & Matching Suits & Hats. $285

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17) 7” Kestner All Bisque blue sl. eyes & dense Mint Wig, Boutique Original in frail but fancy Pink Silk & lace Layers & Matching Bonnet $425 18) 1950’s Papier Mache Santa - 19” tall by 13” across! Cotton batting beard & mustache! Great! $495 19) Very Rare 7’ Mint Heubach - ‘Twins in a Nightshirt’ choice quality and signed! $950 20) Large 10” Belsnickle stunning size in elusive yellow color with mica! $795

21) 18” Smiling German Character - happy faced Toddler, smiling lips, real dimples, twinkling eyes, original wig & darling clothes tip to toe. $895 22) Grand 26” tall Vintage Golliwog - important large size in great condition! $495 23) Rare Large 24” Red Teddy- bright & clean Antique American Bear, original eyes & no repairs, excellent! $850 18 17


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24) Rare 23” “Royal Society” Bed Doll in Box - Orig. clothes,wig, as-found box w. Label, plus detailed instructional booklet w. photos, patterns & Factory Fabrics to sew with! $495 25) 14” Mme. Alexander “Meg’ in Factory Box -w. Label, tissue, lid,Floss Hair & rich color.Mint doll $395 26) Mint 15” Shirley Temple - great color, clear eyes,lashes, A/O w. Label, Pin, & Shoes! $450 28

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27) 23” Heirloom Kestner Nun - All Original w. full written Provenance & 8x10 Photo of the nuns, hidden flaw in back. Lovely $495 28) 11” Multi-head German Character- one face crying, op/clomo, furrowed brows & orig. clothes; Other face Glass Eyes, op/clo. smile. Top quality! $950 29) Mint 13” Lenci Twins - bright colors, great Deco Outfits, w. Coats Hats & Shoes! One carries Orig. Purse & Fabric Label. $1800 the pair (will separate)

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30) Magnificent 24” Closed Mouth Tete Jumeau - Fully signed, mint bisque, orig. body, Fr. HH, layers of fine Antique Clothes & Antique Fr. Leather Shoes too! $2495 31) Mint 23” Bebe Steiner for Au Nain Bleu - Special order bebe, early scarce Black Ink Mark on head/ body, deluxe luscious coloring includes heavily Shaded Lids over blue PWs, Closed Mouth, signed Factory Alart Shoes. $3500 32 ) Vivacious 18” Bisque Arm Poupee- Unusual expression on this spirited mademoiselle, early pale bisque, sexy blue PWs, Mint Factory Wig and modeling, very stylish Period Silk Gown with Plumed Chapeau and parasol. Clean body, great posture and flexible arms too! $3750 33) Mint 24” Signed ‘1907’ Jumeau- Sensational bisque, Jewel Blue PW eyes, antique French wig and chunky Jumeau body wearing very pretty Vintage Clothes and Shoes. only $1495



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34) A 28” 1840’s Wire Eye Wax- All Original from Mint Ringlet Wig to Leather Slippers in 4-fine English layers, prettiest creamy wax pastel coloring and Working Eyes! So special in breathtakingly important size. $1750 35) Victorian Double Sided Christmas Card - 6”x7.5” by Prang in brilliant color, silk fringe, tassels and artist name. Rare one! $175 36) Stiff Wrist 30” K*R ‘192’ in Holiday Ensemble - Striking beauty, ca:1900, in her velvet coat w/Matching Fur Muff, Hat, Collar & Cuffs, mint bisque & great body! $650 37) 24” Rare & Important 1907 Jumeau by Heubach - licensed by Jumeau, gorgeous Fr. PWs, flawless bisque, Jumeau Body, very crisp & pretty Party Clothes/Shoes. A collector prize! $1795 38) 21” Portrait Jumeau style Poupée - gorgeous, stately woman, mint snowy bisque,dazzling Blue PWs, clean body, mint Factory Wig & Cork Pate adorned with stunning couture incl. Fur Collar. Profoundly romantic. $4250

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Tiny Marked 2 Bru Jeune Bébé - Lavish Wardrobe & Provenance. Genevieve, All Original Tiny Bébé Bru Jeune-Lavish Trousseau & Detailed History. A dream come true! This petite Bebe, only 11 inches, is graced with an elaborate trunk filled with eight costumes, white wear, significant provenance & history dating back to 1888 in Paris. The tiny marked 2 Bébé is in exceptional original condition. She remained with the Clarke family for over 100 years and has a letter penned by a family descendant in 1988. Presented in 1888 to her little owner, six year old Genevieve Clarke, there is additional history including photographs, a journal and receipts. Genevieve Clarke grew up to become a nun and ultimately became a mother superior and educator in America. The doll was eventually placed in a small museum that Mother Genevieve oversaw. When the museum closed the doll and the Clarke family belongings were sent to Genevieve’s cousin. Her Journal is fascinating and the rich history of this little Bébé is so rare and dear. Please reach out by telephone or email. Added info and pics at


949 Simon Halbig Gorgeous 18 inch 949 Simon Halbig with huge paperweight eyes, glowing brown bisque in overall wonderful condition. Original stamped body. Human hair wig. Delightful! $2450 +S&H

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All Original Hoffman & Galluba Bathing Beauty - There’s something so special about this beautiful 5.5” Hoffman and Galluba bathing beauty! All original, scantily clad and beautifully wigged! Beautiful face w/ graceful presentation. Excellent; no repairs/damage of any kind. A lovely addition. $685

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Magical EAJ 10 - There is no denying the hypnotic effect of this incredible doll. Dreamy, exquisite blue spiral threaded eyes draw you in and ensnare your heart. I’ve had the pleasure to work with several of these gorgeous Bébés; none that spoke the language this one does. Gorgeous Antique doll on her original chunky body. Marked Jumeau shoes, superb antique silk and lace dress and satin bonnet. This Princess will rule the doll room! $23,300 - Terms Offered 15” Paris Bébé - Adorable and hard to find with such a lovely expression. This pristine charmer has two costumes! She’s ready to dress for the holidays! Both dresses are antique. Antique marked shoes, cork pate and antique softly curled wig. A perfect cabinet size! Gift wrap available! $6,985

Tiny 12 inch Baby Hilda - Precious wee one with beautiful brown bisque and original 5 pc baby body. Lovely modeling of expressive face with working sleep eyes. Original human hair wig. A cherished prize! $1585 12” Rare Kestner AT - Here’s a special little darling! Pristine Kestner AT, marked 6, on fabulous stamped original body with original luster finish. Antique blonde wig, antique leather buckle toe shoes, pink lace insert frock and charming straw bonnet. So rare to find! $3,495

9.5” Sonnenberg Bébé - Darling face, pierced ears, lovely painting of tiny features, wonderful costume and tiniest antique leather buckled shoes. A little star! Generally in excellent condition! Marked only 137. $1150

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Boy on elephant - This is absolutely charming! Such a wonderful addition to any collection to add dimension and conversation! Antique elephant gives boy a ride! Wonderful condition. $950

See us in person! At the Fabulous Eastern National Antique Doll & Toy Show December Saturday & Sunday 3 & 4 at the Gaithersburg Fairgrounds! Sensational Holiday Specials!

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The Quest A Collecting Column by Linda Edward


Journey for a New Year

he journey down the road to learning more about antique and vintage dolls is filled with twists and turns and unexpected dividends. Sometimes these surprises are in the nature of learning something fascinating or stumbling onto and recognizing an obscure doll you've recently been studying. I well remember the first time I walked into a doll museum and knew what I was looking at in the display case. The many months of pouring through reference books and examining dolls at shows had finally begun to coalesce in my mind. The thrill of realizing that the puzzle pieces were beginning to come together and take shape was very gratifying. I had gone from thinking all antique bisque dolls looked alike to recognizing the individuality of each maker or period. It has been said that "knowledge is its own reward," but in doll collecting knowledge provides many rewards. Sometimes the surprise in the journey is finding a special doll that you never thought you would be able to add to your collection. As a child, I longed to collect antique dolls but really thought it was a hobby for millionaires. How could a "regular working person" ever acquire these pieces of art and history? Again, study was the key; as a young Where will your journey take you this year? adult traveling to doll shows with my husband, I was learning not only about the various types collecting magazines I learned to recognize a good value of dolls I was drawn to but also learning about the doll when I saw it. Today as I spend time in my doll room, I am market. Following doll prices at shows, through value confronted with treasures I feel privileged to have in my guides, by watching auction prices, and by checking out collection. dolls advertised for sale in the pages of my favorite doll The journey of collecting has led unexpectedly to



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The Quest (continued from page 12) pushing this basically shy person out into a broader world than she would ever have imagined being involved in. Learning not only how to interact with new people but also developing technological skills, business acumen, and the ability to keep growing in new directions. All because of doll collecting. But perhaps the best and most unexpected twist in the path has been the unexpected dividend of the many friendships that have developed with other collectors.

Over the past 45 years of collecting, I have met countless fellow doll-collecting enthusiasts. There have been mentors and study partners. Others have shared the "thrill of the hunt" with me, and many of the collectors I have met have become life-long friends. Wherever the road takes you in your journey as a collector this year, I hope that you will find the unexpected joys and dividends of knowledge, personal growth, friendship, and of course new dolls for your collection!

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Wishing Everyone Happy Holidays and a Wonderful 2023!

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Book Review Review by Laurie McGill Series by Jessie Burton:

The Miniaturist The House of Fortune


ecently I traveled to Amsterdam, and while there I visited the Rijksmuseum where Petronella Oortman’s dollhouse is on view in Room 2.20. The dollhouse, circa 1686 - c. 1710, is a magnificent example of the cabinet dollhouses popular in The Netherlands during the 17th century. Just prior to my visit, I serendipitously discovered art historian, Amsterdam-born Alette Fleischer, an online seminar presenter for Context Learning, and she gave an outstanding Zoom presentation this past May for members of the United Federation of Doll Clubs, as well as dollhouse aficionados and art historians from the United States and Europe. Antique DOLL Collector magazine’s January 2023 issue will carry an article by Dr. Alette Fleischer, ”17th Century Dutch Dollhouses: A Lady’s Domain of Small-Scale Splendor.” We felt a review of Jessie Burton’s two novels inspired by the Dutch dollhouse in the Rijksmuseum would serve as an introduction. Ms. Burton’s book, The Miniaturist (Ecco, 2014, U.S.) was inspired by Petronella Oortman’s dollhouse. Ms. Burton was in Amsterdam on holiday when she saw the cabinet dollhouse at the Rijksmuseum. She remarked, “…I started thinking about it [the dollhouse] in a novelistic way, and it quickly became such a rich source of inspiration.” Burton continued, “What fascinated me was the distance between us and the tiny world of the dolls’ house—it reflects us, but we can never penetrate it.” (USA Today interview 8/29/2014) It took Ms. Burton four years to complete The Miniaturist, a story set in the Dutch Golden Age—1686 The Netherlands—and by 2016, the book had sold over 1 million copies in 37 countries. The BBC debuted a threepart adaptation of the novel in late 2017, and the series aired in the United States in 2018 on PBS’ Masterpiece. The Miniaturist is full of mystery and suspense, and the story is centered around the Oortman dollhouse. The imaginative book—a gem of historical fiction—is difficult to put down. Now, Jessie Burton, has come out with a sequel to The Miniaturist. The House of Fortune continues the story of Nella Oortman, the protagonist in The Miniaturist. Set almost 20 years after The Miniaturist, The House of Fortune takes the reader back to enchanting Amsterdam, where Nella’s niece, Thea Brandt, is coming of age. Like Nella, Thea is expected to marry well in society to better her family’s financial situation.



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In The Miniaturist, newlywed Nella’s husband, gives her a cabinet dollhouse, a miniature version of the home in which they live on the Herengracht, one of Amsterdam’s canals. Nella furnishes the cabinet house by ordering small objects from a local miniaturist. The miniaturist mysteriously knows secrets about Nella’s new family, however, and the intrigue begins. Dolls in the likenesses of people within the canal house begin to appear at Nella’s door. The House of Fortune returns to the beautiful canal house. The mysterious miniaturist makes a reappearance, this time sending her tiny, intriguing interpretations of real life to Thea…a figure of a man—a doll—holding an empty artist’s palette, for example. The storyline is fast paced, and at once both sinister and suspenseful like its predecessor; and again, it is a book difficult to put down. The book covers of the UK editions lean more toward the dollhouse theme and are works of art unto themselves. Purchasing information for both the U.S. and the U.K. editions of The Miniaturist and The House of Fortune is: The UK edition of The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton pictures a dollhouse on its cover, designed by Katie Tooke. The Miniaturist Author: Jessie Burton ISBN 10: 0062306812 / ISBN 13: 9780062306814 Publisher: Ecco, 2014, US The Miniaturist Author: Jessie Burton ISBN-10: 1447250893 / ISBN-13: 978-1447250890 Publisher: Picador; 2014, UK The UK edition of The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton pictures a dollhouse, again, on its cover, designed by Dave Hopkins. The House of Fortune Author: Jessie Burton ISBN 10: 1635579740 / ISBN 13: 9781635579741 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022, US The House of Fortune Author: Jessie Burton ISBN-10: 1509886087 / ISBN-13: 978-1509886081 Publisher: Picador; 2022, UK


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12.5” Armand Marseille Rare “Fany” Toddler, perfect bisque, blue sl. eyes, orig. HH wig, darling vintage costume & ant. shoes, on orig. correct “Fany” fully jointed toddler body. ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!! Only...$2800.

10” Tiny Steiner A “Le Parisien” Bebe, pw eyes, perfect pale bisque, orig. strawberry blonde mohair wig & pate. “Factory” orig. silk & lace dress, orig. full undies, ant. leather shoes, knit bonnet, orig. str. wrist Steiner body. A KNOCKOUT!! SALE ... $4900.

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16” Wire Eyed Steiner Figure C Bebe, mint bisque, blue lever sl. eyes, ant. mohair wig, ant. silk & lace dress, full undies, “signed” Steiner shoes, fr. ant. straw hat, early str. wrist “signed” Steiner body. BREATHTAKING!!! SALE...$6400. THE KÄTHE KRUSE SEWING DOLL 2022 This 10” Herzelieb® Käthe Kruse doll comes with a reprint of a 1920s pattern book with clothing designed for the Käthe Kruse Doll I. There are patterns for over 20 individual clothing pieces including hats, shoes, coats, aprons, etc. The doll comes with a human hair wig in a Dutch bob; so, it can be a boy or a girl.

18” K*R 117A Mein Liebling, bl. sl. eyes, immaculate bisque, very pouty cl/mo., orig. HH wig, orig. woolen sailor dress, hat label FAO Schwarz, NYC, still in orig. state incl. signed Germany shoes, orig. K*R body, GORGEOUS!! SALE $4200.

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Find all of these and more in my eBay store: Anniepoojewels or call 336.755.1400 Email: • Also find us on Facebook: Anne Demuth Find my latest treasures in a charming setting. Visit my private doll shop.

Socially distanced and by appointment only. Please call or text me to make an appointment. You’ll be greeted by a fresh collection of brand new items, some pictured here!! Plus, my shop is always chock full of doll goodies galore and the option to buy, sell or trade! Choose from my large and well-priced collection of antique and vintage doll dresses, slips, chemise, pantaloons, shoes, wigs, ribbons, fabrics, furniture and accessories. Bring your dolls to dress, trade and repair. Have fun!!

If you are thinking of selling your doll treasures, I buy everything from one doll or doll accessory, to an entire collection. I pay excellent prices for dolls, shoes, clothes, wigs, miniatures, doll jewelry, doll houses, furniture and accessories.

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Auction News The fall doll auction season yielded some delightful results.

Withington Auction PRAISE IZANNAH Our friends at Withington’s report exciting results from their sale of the Carol Corson Collection, including a 15” boy doll made by Izannah Walker in Rhode Island in the 19th C. The John Thayer doll fetched $73,000. See the collection of Withington results below. Reporting on Withington’s auction of Carol Corson ‘s extraordinary collection, Marcia Leizure recalled a Doll Collectors of America gathering from years ago: “Carol Corson wrote extensively about the iconic dolls of Izannah Walker, indeed she coined the phrase ‘Three-Dimensional Folk Art Paintings’ to describe them in an article she wrote for Antique DOLL Collector magazine in August, 2011 (shown at right). The article, titled “An Izannah Walker Reunion,” was written by Carol to celebrate the gathering of thirty-one Izannahs, from all over the country, at the 75th annual meeting of the Doll Collectors of America. (The group was formed in the 1930s and is dedicated to the study and research of dolls of all kinds.) It was an ideal time to see these early American cloth dolls together, to see the examples of the dolls of every size and variation, to have a dynamic dialog among the doll owners and members of the DCA, and to see actual examples of the earliest, the smallest, the crudest, the unpainted, beside each other…” Carol Corson owned five of the dolls present at the gathering. Among them was a very rare boy, named for his owner, John Thayer, whose portrait hangs in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum at Colonial Williamsburg. Those five Walkers, with their paint-decorated trunks and clothing, were sold along with the entire Carol Corson collection in October. Withington recent results To the left is an 15” Izannah Walker boy “John Thayer” cloth doll, realized $73,160. Below left: 9 ½” Steiner A named “Jerome,” realized $28,320. Below center: 19 ½” Izannah Walker girl “Caroline” cloth doll, realized $29,500.

Alderfer Auction Alderfer Auction held their auction on October 4 and 5. Here are examples from their Sales floor.

Left: Lot 4241 – 18” Late 1800s German Papier Mache Automaton - $4800 Center: Lot 4288 – 12 ½” HEXE Doll (COD Portrait Series) - $2700 Right: Lot 3089 - 19-Inch Felt 1904-1028 Steiff Clown - $2160

And In The Future … There is a lot of doll auction action in the months ahead. Galerie de Chartres on December 3 holds an auction of Collectible dolls and on December 4 will feature Automatons. More information as it develops, can be found at Theriault’s live auction on January 6-8, 2023, in Scottsdale, Arizona, is “The Important Legacy Doll Collection of the Late Sandy Kralovetz.” For fun with friends, mark your calendar! (For a preview of the rarities on offer, see the article by Florence Theriault on page 36.) More information can be found at Ladenburger on January 21st, 2023 From the Sandy The Big Susan Kilgore Wiley Collection, Kralovetz collection Part I. More information can be found at at Theriault’s . and pages 20-21 of this issue.

Below right: 16” Izannah Walker girl “Eliza”, realized $28,320. Just two of the Steiff animals from the January 21 Special Steiff auction at Ladenburger Auction. (left) Bear in chair is #6041d and (right) Rabbit and scooter is #6015.



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Frasher’s Doll Auctions

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Saturday, February 4, 2023 Antique & Vintage Doll Auction Preview: 8 am; Auction: 10 am Saturday, March 4, 2023 Antique & Vintage Doll Auction Preview: 8 am; Auction: 10 am Saturday, April 8, 2023 Antique & Vintage Doll Auction Preview: 8 am; Auction: 10 am Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Drive, Westampton, NJ 410.275.2213 | catalog available on website


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Ohio National Doll Show Review The Total Doll Show Experience The Ohio National Doll Show took place over a perfect fall weekend on October 8th and 9th in Newark, Ohio. The triumphant event, promoted by Gail Lemmon and Billye Harris, was held at its new venue, the beautiful Cherry Valley Hotel and Ohio Event Center, known for its botanical gardens and lively lodge atmosphere. Saturday’s special events included sold-out speaker presentations by Bradley Justice, John Paul Port, Rhoda Wade, and Alan Scott Pate. Each included food, party favors, fabulous door prizes, and lots of fun with friends. In addition, the weekend offered two doll dialogue discussions presented by Cynthia Orgeron and Terry Crawford, and a separate workshop with Carol Noel. On Sunday, show attendees patiently waited in a long line for the ten o’clock opening of the very large and spacious salesroom. Inside, seventy-plus dealers from all over the country excitedly waited to greet their many eager shoppers and friends. Every genre of doll, from modern to antique, at every price point, was well represented. Plus, dealers brought a wide assortment of items, so the show offered attractive buying opportunities for virtually every collector. Ohio National’s own Billye Harris provided appraisals, and Eileen Green of the Intensive Care Doll Hospital offered doll stringing. In addition to their salesroom shopping, collectors signed up for the many silent auction and raffle items presented at the show. All raffle and auction proceeds went to UFDC and to The Olentangy Valley Doll Club of Ohio. The club’s president, Denise Williams, and club members assisted with the show operations. This show was a delightful weekend event bringing the entire doll community together to share its passion. The happy mood in the room was palpable. The Ohio National is a doll show the way they used to be, always filled with excitement, education, and fun. We can hardly wait to discover what is planned for The Ohio National Doll Show 2023. 28


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Clockwise from upper right: Billye Harris gave appraisals during the show. Alan Scott Pate and Marshall Martin pose with props from Saturday night’s dinner. Who was this masked teddy bear with ladies of the North Carolina Museum of Dolls, Toys and Miniatures? Premiere dealers offered a variety of treasures to attendees at the Ohio National Doll Show, Cherry Valley Hotel. A buggy of tempting toys from yesterday was in Fritz Martinez’ doll display. Left to right: Gail Lemmon, Brigid Jones, Valerie Fogel, Billye Harris and Bradley Justice celebrated the weekend’s events. Elizabeth Ann Coleman and Gail Lemmon are ready for a special event.


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Left to Right Top Row: Gigi’s Dolls and Sherry’s Teddy Bears offered an array of dolls, including these fine bisques. “The Eyes Have It” in Mary Ann Spinelli’s booth. Valerie Fogel did not disappoint with her beautiful bisques. Second Row: The Saturday night banquet celebrated a memorable time. Marion Maus’ booth offered a tempting lineup of beauties. Third row: Mary Jo Koets’ Enchanted Doll Closet gave attendees an impressive array of doll clothing, fabrics and trims. This dazzling bisque beauty graced Richard Saxman’s booth. John Paul Port is the Ohio National Doll Show’s authority on Teddy Bears. Liz Christensen brought a variety of dolls to delight attendees. Bottom Row: Mary Ann Spinelli holds an early English wooden. Talented Connie Lowe shared her artful creations. Sue Brightwell consistently offers beautiful dolls in her booth. Madame Alexander’s Princess Elizabeth awaits just the right buyer in Straw Bear Antiques’ booth.


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First Santa Claus Doll by Laurie McGill


he stories behind our traditional holiday celebrations, decorations, and carols are fascinating, and the path

to the creation of America’s first documented Santa Claus doll is just such a tale.

Clement C. Moore penned “A Visit from St. Nicholas” for his children in 1823. (Autograph Manuscript, Courtesy New York Historical Society)



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In the beginning… Clement C. Moore (1779-1863)

While there is controversy over the true authorship of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (often known as “Twas the Night Before Christmas”), the facts weigh in favor of Biblical scholar and professor, Clement C. Moore. It is said that Moore wrote the poem to entertain his own children, but a friend, who was at the Moore’s home when he read the poem aloud, took the liberty of sending it to the Troy Sentinel without Moore’s knowledge. The poem was published—uncredited—on December 23, 1823. The poem was not attributed to Moore until 1837, but he did not claim he penned it until 1844, when he included it in a book of poetry. Regardless, the image created of Santa Claus in that poem remains forever engraved on the hearts of the masses.

“He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot. A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack…”

Clement C. Moore (1779-1863) is considered the author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas.”

Thomas Nast (1840-1902)

Bavarian-born American editorial cartoonist/ caricaturist, Thomas Nast, was influential on several levels. He created (or popularized) the political symbols we know today for the Republican (elephant) and the Democratic (donkey) parties. Nast, a staunch Republican, deliberately chose the elephant to symbolize his favored party because he felt it implied greatness of size, dignity, intelligence, and strength. An 1879 edition of Harper’s Weekly shows an early depiction by Nast of both the elephant and the donkey symbolizing the Republican and Democratic parties. But it was the image of Thomas Nast’s “Merry Old Santa Claus,” which appeared in the January 1, 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly, that best epitomizes the jolly old elf described in Clement C. Moore’s poem.

Thomas Nast (1840-1902) was a prolific cartoonist for Harper’s Weekly from 1862-1886.

“His eyes—how they twinkled! His dimples—how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath…”


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Top left: Nast’s illustration of Santa Claus as he is known today appeared in the January 1, 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly. (Laurie McGill Collection) Top right: In the early 1880s, Edward S. Peck created an image of Santa Claus for a cotton textile produced by the Oriental Print Works of Rhode Island. This is the blue version of the textile. Left: The textile was available as an advertising promotional piece. This is the brown version of the textile. (Courtesy Ross County Historical Society, Chillicothe, Ohio)

Using his own likeness for Santa Claus, Nast drew the figure 33 times over the course of his career at Harper’s Weekly (1862-1886). The drawings he produced for Harper’s Weekly during the Civil War years often fell into the propaganda category. Even “Merry Old Santa Claus” hinted of propaganda. Santa’s bag filled with toys is actually an army backpack. He is holding a dress sword with a U.S. belt buckle over his left arm, representing the Army. A pocket watch displays the time of ten until midnight, referencing the United States Senate had very little time left to grant fair wages to the men of the Army and Navy. Nast’s illustration of “Merry Old Santa Claus” is perhaps the best known of his Santa Claus images. It is this rendition of the beloved bringer-of-toys-to-good-little-girls-and boys that is believed to have influenced the design of the first printed cutand-sew cloth doll—the first Santa Claus doll patented and manufactured. 32


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Edward S. Peck – The Patriotic Santa Claus Textile

Little is known about E.S. Peck other than his name can be found in a listing of American Antique Doll & Toy Makers as “Edward S. Peck Dolls 1884-1886.” He designed a textile (so-called banner) featuring a Santa Claus set against a snowy hill surrounded by trees. Made in Warwick (Apponaug Village), Rhode Island, circa early 1880s, the textile is marked on the sleigh runner: “Oriental Print Works.” (Oriental Print Works closed in March 1883.) The Santa Claus appears to be inspired by Thomas Nast’s Harper’s Weekly “Merry Old Santa Claus” illustration from 1881. While Nast’s Santa Claus holds his pipe in his right hand, Peck’s Santa holds a cigar or cigarette in his mouth. Both have a pocket watch; both have small swords extending from their belts; both hold dolls of Asian influence and both sport furry hats. Peck’s Santa’s hat has a patriotic red, white and blue fan-type embellishment; Nast’s Santa’s hat bears a sprig of holly. The Santa Claus in the textile is referred to as “The Patriotic Santa Claus” primarily because of the American Flag tucked into his belt and the redwhite-and-blue fan adornment on his hat. Overall the cotton textile measures approximately 23-½ x 17-¾ inches, and on each of its four corners is an illustration depicting scenes that echo the sentiments found in Clement C. Moore’s “A Visit from St. Nicholas”: “Santa Claus is Coming;” “With compliments of Santa Claus;” “All the stockings in the house were hung to be filled by Santa Claus;” and “Santa Claus gave all these toys because we were good girls and boys.” The bottom of the piece is labeled: “Santa Claus”—with a direct quote from Clement C. Moore’s poem. The textile was produced in two color variations—dark coat with blue pants or blue coat with light pants. It could also be special ordered as an advertising promotional piece with a business’ name imprinted on it. An example is pictured in this article labeled “Compliments of Clouch & Hopewell.”

Edward S. Peck used the same image of Santa Claus for the first printed cut-and-sew cloth doll. (Linda White Collection)

E.S. Peck – The Patriotic Santa Claus Doll

A cut-and-sew printed cloth doll was patented by E. S. Peck on December 28, 1886, using the exact image as found on the textile. The back and the front of the Patriotic Santa Claus doll were the same, only in reverse. The doll is marked “Patent Applied For—Santa Claus Doll” on the sleigh runner instead of Oriental Print Works. Edward S. Peck’s patent stated: “Be it known that I, Edward S. Peck (assignor to the New York Stationery and Envelope Company) of Brooklyn…New York, have invented and produced a new and original Design for a

The doll was marked on a sled runner: “Patent Applied For—Santa Claus Doll.”


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Peck’s design for a Santa Claus doll was patented on December 28, 1886 (No. 17,042). (Google Patent)

Doll for Children…,” Design No. 17,042 read. “The nature of my design…consists of a doll made to represent Santa Claus or St. Nicholas, having a drum depending from one arm, while above the shoulder extends a projection representing the American flag.” The dolls are considered rare now, and they are especially rare when found uncut. An uncut version will have “Make your own Doll. Let every child in the Country HAVE ONE” printed between the two halves. The uncut panel specifies which side of the doll is the “front” and which side of the doll is the “back.” Between the two halves near their boots, the instructions read: “DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING. Cut by dotted lines Sew these two together Stuff with any soft material and DOLL is complete.” 34


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An uncut version of Peck’s Santa Claus doll included instructions on how to make the doll. (Courtesy New York Historical Society, 1951_472)


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Another proud owner of a Peck Santa Claus doll is pictured here. (Linda White Collection)

Original owner photographs of children with their E. S. Peck Santa Claus dolls are rare. (Courtesy of Pinterest)

When found completed, the dolls are stuffed with a variety of materials, including rags, cotton, or straw. Photographs of little owners with their Peck Santa Claus dolls are rare to find as well, and two are shared here. While researching the E. S. Peck Santa Claus, a discovery was made that World War II’s General George S. Patton owned not only a cloth Peck Santa Claus doll when he was a boy, but he had at least two Arnold Print Works Palmer Cox Brownie dolls. All were displayed in a special exhibit case titled: “Georgie’s Dolls” at the Museum of Leadership in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. The label read: “Patriotic Santa is among the General’s favorite childhood toys.” May the merry legacies of Clement C. Moore, Thomas Nast, and Edward S. Peck live on forever.

Perhaps the most famous child-owner of a Peck Santa Claus doll was Georgie, who grew up to be World War II’s General George S. Patton. (Courtesy Museum of Leadership, Ft. Knox, Kentucky)

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night! ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR

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Some Very Special Little Dolls A Study of the Miniature and All-Bisque Dolls from the Sandy Kralovetz Collection By Florence Theriault


n the photograph, the celebrated doll collector, Sandy Kralovetz, stands in the garden of her Texas home alongside a life-size statue of a doll. The statue symbolizes the importance of dolls in the Kralovetz home but is also a whimsical juxtaposition to one special category of dolls in her vast connoisseur collection, the group known simply as “the little ones.” Collectors refer to little dolls by many different names. Mignonettes, miniature dolls, dolls that fit in the palm of the hand, and dolls 12 inches or smaller are just a few of the names. The Kralovetz collection includes the rarest of the rare in dolls: There are all-bisque French mignonettes, whimsical bisque character dolls, and the so-very-rare tiny sizes of the classic French bébés with kid or composition bodies from makers including Bru, Thuillier, Gaultier, Steiner, and Jumeau. They range in size from 2 inches-12 inches and are equally sought for the beauty of their face or the rarity of their body style or painting. Although miniature dolls have existed for centuries, made of various materials ranging from wood to cloth to terra cotta, the miniature doll that was “born” in the 1875 era was different. The all-bisque articulated doll was a realistic little child with a real wig and glass eyes, fully articulated, able to be dressed and undressed, a veritable tiny model of its child owner. Illustrations of these little treasures in the Paris Etrennes catalogs bear testimony to that, and, in 1878, a notice in La Poupée Modele, the popular children’s magazine even gave a name to these dolls, poupées de poche, a name that is as appropriate as it is alliterative. A little doll that fits in your pocket. One that can easily travel along with you. A doll for a bigger doll. A size that means you can always find room for another. Until you begin a search for a particular doll or a particular type of doll, you are often unaware of its rarity. Such is the case with all-bisque dolls. What is their enchantment? Their diminutive size – so precious to cradle, so easy to display, so able to always find room for another? Is it their costuming? Their posture? The faces – with exquisite detail of the painting, or whimsical character expressions? Or is it simply the miracle that, given their tiny posable size, some still exist? Above: In the garden of her Houston home, Sandra Kralovetz stands alongside a life-size statue of a doll, a dramatic juxtaposition to the miniature dolls that she loved so much. Left, a rare size 9 of the Bébé Triste of Emile Jumeau in original Jumeau costume, surrounded by a bevy of miniature bisque dolls, all from the Kralovetz Collection.



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If we conclude that any all-bisque doll in good condition is rare, it is also true that some are rarer than others. Here are some rarity or value factors to consider when choosing an allbisque doll. Size. Rarity concerning size varies from model to model, although generally, it is rare to find any model over 8 inches. Large models of the 1880-era all-bisques are extremely rare. Construction. Rarity factors in this category can include swivel neck, degree of jointing of limbs (i.e., arms only, arms and legs, or special jointings such as elbows, knees, or waist). The style of jointing is also a factor of rarity, as peg-wooden jointing generally indicates an earlier model. Eyes. Glass eyes are generally more desirable than painted eyes. The relative desirability of sleep or set glass eyes varies from model to model, depending on the era of production. Quality of Painting. Collectors who seek artistic perfection in the facial painting of tiny dolls are due for disappointment, particularly if studied under the ruthless eye of a magnifying glass. While it is true that some examples (very rare) have exquisite quality of painting, generally, it is quite satisfactory if the doll has a charming facial expression, good quality of bisque, and painting. Costume. Although many collectors prefer to exhibit their all-bisque dolls nude – the better to show their wonderfully modeled little bodies – the existence of an antique costume is most desirable. If the costume is original, all the better – and this is often evident if a doll is in unplayed-with condition. Maker. Certain doll firms have attained a reputation for production, chief among these being Kestner and Simon and Halbig. All-bisque dolls known to be made by these firms, or bearing their signature, are especially desirable. Model. Certain models are very difficult to find. These range from early barefoot French girls to models by known artists such as Jeanne Orsini. Shoes. Unusual variations in painted shoes may include style or color of shoe, color of stocking, or even bare feet, which are quite rare. Characterization. A standard model with unusual expression achieved by painting variation is most desirable. A model designed to express emotion – wide eyes, “O”-shaped mouth, googly or such – is quite rare and desirable. Ethnicity. The vast majority of all-bisque dolls are rosycheeked pale-complexioned boys and girls. Models representing black or Asian people are rare. Variations in Ephemeral Detail. Dolls in original presentations, or in trunks with trousseau, or with provenance or other accessories have added value.

An 11” Bebe Jumeau with rare cartouche markings stands alongside her German cousins.

Known by collectors as “French Wrestlers” in reference to their plump muscular body shapes, are 10-inch German dolls. Note the variation in painted shoes and stockings. ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR

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Top to bottom: Flanking the 9 ½-inch German all-bisque doll by Simon and Halbig are other all-bisque examples by that firm. There are four different styles of painted shoes, as well as a barefoot girl with long luxury original braids. Pair of 10-inch German all-bisque dolls in stylish costumes with variations of painted shoes. Luxury Parisian doll shops offered mignonettes in special presentations with additional costumes and accessories. Existing examples are very rare to find.

Condition. It is typical to find small rubs or flakes on the upper rims of arms and legs and at the peghole openings; it is generally not a detriment to an advanced collector in choosing a rare model. Other common condition issues that occur on all-bisque dolls include repair of interior bisque stringing loops, reglue of a bisque limb, especially at the ankle or elbow, or faint hairline; these issues are more significant in determining value, although not necessarily a detriment if the price is reflective and the flaw not easily visible. To find an all-bisque doll in excellent condition is rare. Combination of the Above. The truly rare dolls will have a combination of the above factors: an example of a desirable combination is a rare model with special construction features, quality decoration, antique costume, and excellent condition. Ask yourself: Have I seen another? Will I be likely to see another? The Sandy Kralovetz Collection will be auctioned on January 6th, 2023, at Theriault’s in Scottsdale, Arizona, 38


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A Brief Study Guide in the Chronology of the All-Bisque Doll 1860s – Production began of dolls made entirely of bisque (i.e., “all-bisque”). These dolls were mostly bazaar novelty dolls or off-shoots of knick-knacks and figurines. 1877 – Sustrac of France deposed a brevet (patent) for the jointing of all-bisque dolls, including elbows and knees. 1877 – All-bisque dolls were first offered in French Etrennes catalogs. 1878 – First mention of all-bisque dolls (“poupées de poche”) in La Poupée Modele. 1878 – Simon and Halbig of Germany registered their first all-bisque models: 845 and 848. 1878 – Mechanical toys featuring mignonettes were shown in French Etrennes catalogs. 1878 – Mignonettes were exhibited at the Paris International Exposition. 1879 – Schmitt et Fils of France deposed a brevet for articulation of all-bisque dolls. 1880 – Simon and Halbig of Germany registered two more models of all-bisque dolls: 847 and 848. 1880s – German firms, especially Simon and Halbig and Kester began supplying French doll firms. 1884 – German all-bisque dolls were shown in the catalog of American importer, Lauer of New York. 1894 – Lambert deposed a brevet (patent) for an automaton featuring a girl playing with mignonettes. 1899 – Jumeau listed “têtes mignonettes” in his final inventory. 1910s – Some art reform character models introduced in all-bisque. 1913 – The final series of all-bisque models by Simon and Halbig were registered: 896, 890, and 899. 1914 – Rose O’Neill’s all-bisque Kewpie appeared. 1917 – Mignonette of La Poupée Modele is discontinued forever. 1920s – Commissioned dolls by American illustrators such as Drayton, Putnam and Orsini were produced. 1932 – Kestner catalog continued to offer classic all-bisque dolls, probably from earlier left-over production. 1930s – The classic all-bisque European doll era ended.

Top to bottom: Bébé A.T., although only 12 inches, protects her smaller brood of German all-bisque dolls posed with three early Maerklin carriages. A trio of German all-bisque mignonettes depicts variations in facial models; the example on the right known as Bru look-alike. The Bébé Jumeau and 11-inch Schmitt bébé stand in their original chemises alongside their factory-original costumes. ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR

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Lenci School Boy Restoration Project A Family Affair

Article and photography by Mary and Frank Swasey


id-summer outdoor flea markets in central Vermont are a perfect way to spend a day. An hour into treasure hunting, there he was, standing tall. From a distance, he looked fine. He wore a knitted red sweater, a white cloth shirt, a tiny black bowtie, grey pants, black shoes, and a red felt cap. It was love at first sight. I picked him up and saw his face was stained and dirty, but his eyes were perfect. His cap covered his missing mohair wig. Only the wefts remained with a few woven strands. Unfortunately, his head was more than stained and dirty, it was nearly detached, held on with a few unbroken stitches and a yellow strip of old cellophane tape at the back of the neck. Upon returning home it was a few days before I turned my attention to him again. I examined his clothing and gave credit to whomever re-dressed him. The maker had tried to emulate the knitted and felt clothes he may have once worn. The sweater, however, was knitted in large and loose stitches and had only two buttons rather than the three typical of Lenci School Boy clothing. His pants were made of cloth, not felt, and were on backwards because they did not close around the waist. The socks were socks, not gaiters. I liked his black vinyl shoes although they were not leather oxfords, they fit and so, for now, I decided he could continue to wear them.

Lenci School Boy as found at Chelsea Flea Market.

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Undressed he revealed a few surprises. A pleasant surprise was a name written in pencil on his back. A first name Dickey with a surname possibly Juley were barely visible. Was Dickey the name of his previous owner? Was he responsible for the doll’s beheading? Or was neglect and rough handling over the years the cause of his sorry state now? We will never know. Not so pleasant a surprise was that his torso was punched in much more than it should be. My other Lenci School Boy gave me an idea of how his torso should look. I managed to strengthen and improve the torso. His head separated easily and gave access to the inside. Wool felt, a little glue and pressure helped reshape his stomach area. Reattaching his head was the biggest challenge. Husband Frank’s engineering abilities were seriously tested. Simply reattaching the head was not what I wanted. I also wanted the head to turn side to side like his fellow schoolboys. Considerations on how to do that included removing the previous repair that sewed the head to the torso and removing the head of the “rivet” to get the torso off the base of the head and leaving the post for reattachment. It appeared that a specialty bolt was used. Our dentist, Dr. Mark Keydel, kindly took an x-ray of the doll’s neck at his office. It showed what was inside the head including a specialty nut. Options were to attach a new piece in order to make another top of the torso or to open the back of the head to replace the

ABOVE: Damaged Torso. BOTTOM LEFT: Dickey (left) with repaired torso next to undamaged Lenci boy.

bolt with something modern or modify the threaded rod by either welding or drilling. Frank chose to drill as it would cause the least damage. The top of the torso needed to be rebuilt. A cardboard frame was needed to support the recovered torso top. Then it could be glued into place. Next was to assemble the torso/head joint and attach the new “shoulder plate” to the head. Finally, the head was attached by gluing down the new felt shoulder plate to the torso. We were not done with the head yet, however. A new wig was needed. The weft left on the head was

X-Ray of head-to-torso joint bolt.


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Drilling hole in exposed bolt

Hole drilled in exposed bolt

Neck opening showing torso interior

Rebuilt neck opening that Frank constructed



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Assembly of torso/head joint

Attached torso/head joint allowing head to turn

Front of new neck with felt support.

Back of new neck with felt support. ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR

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wound around the head starting at the left ear going around the lower portion of the back of the head and winding upward. Various hairstyles were used on Lenci boys and for Dickey it appeared he had bangs versus a side part. With Dickey’s head reattached and new weft in hand, I ventured forth. I basically followed the direction of the weft left on the head and with Frank’s help finished off the crown in a few hours. The purchased weft was made in seven-inch lengths, so a haircut and styling were needed. I engaged our hairdresser, Deb Alexander, for that task. She worked slowly and carefully, taking nearly two hours to trim the long strands. To help flatten his new cut, he wears a cap.

Mohair wefts and yellowed cellophane tape at back of neck.

For recreating appropriate clothing, I purchased 100% merino wool and used Lenci patterns from Carol A. McKee’s book Lenci Clothes. I engaged my sister, Alice, who is an experienced seamstress, to make the shirt and pants. We wanted to make sure we got the clothing correct so first Alice used some craft felt I had on hand. Unexpectedly the shirt was too big, adding too much bulk around the torso. It was also too long down the back. The pants were too tight at the waist and did not come together and close. So, Alice sewed a second shirt and pants using the merino wool felt and altered the patterns slightly. Despite the modern felt being thicker than that used nearly a century ago, she got the clothes to fit. I hemmed the pants, created buttonholes on the shirt, and sewed on buttons. The task of making the sweater and gaiters was taken on by my stepdaughter, Erin. She is an excellent knitter. I showed her the clothes from my other Lenci School Boy along with the knitting instructions from McKee’s book. She took my plea for help and recreated the sweater and gaiters in her usual professional manner. This project was a learning experience for us all. Thanks to family, friends, and many hours of work, Dickey was repaired, made whole and appropriately dressed in true Lenci style. Restored Lenci School Boy

Resources McKee, Carol A. Lenci Clothes: Flurry of, Felt, Fashion and Fantasy; Hobby House Press, 1982 Coleman, Dorothy S. Lenci Dolls: Fabulous Figures of Felt; Hobby House Press, 1977 Dr. Mark Keydel, DDS ; Burlington, VT Debbie Alexander, Studio 230, Williston, VT




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2022 Competitive Exhibit Blue Ribbon Winners UFDC 73rd Annual Convention • St. Louis, Missouri • Part 1


uring the United Federation of Doll Clubs’ annual convention, held in St. Louis, Missouri, Competitive Exhibit chair, Linda Edward, offered attendees 19 categories— a mix of antique, vintage and modern. 177 individuals brought 1,026 dolls to compete in the 125 classes. Many facets go into making the competitive exhibits a success each summer. Congratulations to the chair, the judges, the clerks, the monitors, the Highlight Tour presenters and to the participants who make these visually stunning and educational exhibits possible.

PRESIDENTS CHOICE Hard Plastic, Walker, any maker other than Ideal, 14” - 16”. Left, Diane McCarthy Wooden, “Bébé Tout en Bois,” glass or painted eyes. Above, Cynthia Orgeron







ALL-BISQUE Jointed at shoulders and hips, swivel neck, glass eyes, wigged or molded hair, molded shoes, or bare feet, 1880-1920. 1. Diana Crosby Rigid neck, jointed at shoulders, glass eyes, wigged or molded hair, may have joints at hips, 1880-1930. Excludes Japanese-made dolls. 2. Judith M. Schafer 3. Barbara Manhart 7

Pairs, European-made, 1880-1920, must have some jointing. 4. Judy Dennis Molded clothing, 1890-1920. May include a molded hat, molded hair and molded shoes. 5. Margaret Hein Representing ethnic groups other than Caucasian. All-bisque dolls of this type must be in this category including all-bisque dolls with molded clothing. 6. Elizabeth Coleman 7. Margaret Hein ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR

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ALL-BISQUE continued Japanese, 1915-1930. 8. Rosie Morrill 9. Barbara Manhart Reproductions, 10” and under. 10. Robin Hochteil 11. Kathleen Crescuillo 8

Action Kewpie, 1913-1940. 12. Deborah Bray 13. Gay Mertz 14. Janet Howard




Nancy Ann Storybook Baby - #232 to #235 Long or short dress with coat and jacket. 15. Suzanne Swanton 16. Mary Wolarde 12





FRENCH BISQUE French fashion-type on traditional cloth or leather body with cloth or leather limbs. 1. Connie Reynolds French fashion-type on traditional cloth or leather body with other than cloth or leather arms. Legs may be cloth or leather. 2. Nicki Burley Artist reproduction of French fashion-type doll with bisque head, closed mouth), 22” and under. All dolls of this type must be in this category. 3. Kathleen Crescuillo 1




Jumeau open mouth, marked with recognized Jumeau mark on head and or body, or unmarked but attributed to Jumeau, excludes automata. 4. Marciann M. Madey Bru with closed mouth. 5. Marciann M. Madey Jules Steiner Bébé with open or closed mouth, marked or unmarked, excludes automata. 6. Diana Crosby Bébé by Francois Gaultier, marked with known FG mark, composition, or kid body. 7. Judy Heckert SFBJ doll in regional costume. 8. Mary Ellen Mohr


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JANUARY 2023 6 ~ Scottsdale, AZ. Marquis: The Important Legacy Doll Collection of the Late Sandy Kralovetz. Theriault’s Auction. JW Marriott Camelback. 410.224.3655. 21 ~ Ladenburg, Germany. Special Steiff Auction. Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion GmbH. 0049 (0) 6203 13014. mail@ 28 ~ Glendale, CA. Annual Doll & Toy Show. Verdugo Hills Doll Club. Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd. Janie Olds. 562-818-2501. 28 ~ Naples, FL. Annual Doll Show & Sale. Naples Doll Club. New Hope Event Center, 7675 Davis Blvd. Karen McLean. 239-262-2317. 29 ~ Naperville, IL. The Naperville Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Marriott Hotel, Grand Ballroom. 1801 North Naper Blvd. Karla Moreland. 815-356-6125.

FEBRUARY 2023 4 ~ Westampton, NJ. Antique & Vintage Doll Auction. Sweetbriar, PO Box 37, Earleville MD 21919. Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, 08060, (Exit 45-B & I-295). Dorothy Hunt. 410-275-2213. 4 ~ Leesburg, FL. Doll Show & Sale. Orange Blossom & Hills and Lakes Doll Club. Morrison United Methodist Church, 1005 W. Main St. Richard Ziller, 703-627-7763. 11 ~ Schertz, TX. Hill Country Doll Show & Sale. Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Pkwy. Dorothy Meredith. 830-606-5868. 15-19 ~ Los Angeles, CA. LA Art Show. Palm Beach Show Group. Los Angeles Convention Center - West Hall. 1201 S Figueroa St. 310-822-9145.

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MARCH 2023 3-5 ~ Rock Island, IL. Antique Spectacular Vintage Market. QCCA Expo Center, 2621 4th Ave. 712-326-9964. 4 ~ Escondido, CA. Cameo Doll Club Show and Sale. 10am - 2:30pm. Church of the Resurrection, 1445 Conway Drive. Gordana Little. 760-749-3257. 4 ~ Westampton, NJ. Antique & Vintage Doll Auction. Sweetbriar, PO Box 37, Earleville MD 21919. Crescent Shrine, 700 Highland Dr, 08060, (Exit 45-B & I-295). Dorothy Hunt. 410-275-2213. 11 ~ Lakeland, FL. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Tropical Doll Study Club of Lakeland FL.Lake Mirror Center, 121 S Lake Ave. Diane Milla. 863-644-1144.

APRIL 2023 1 ~ Madison, WI. At the Garden Market – 51st Annual Doll Show and Sale. Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Way. Vicki 608-279-5298. Facebook: Madison-Area-DollClub-191471804222743. 2 ~ Erlanger, KY. Doll Show & Sale. Triple Crown Doll Club. Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport, 1717 Airport Exchange, 41018. Kathy Woods. Call/ Text 859-663-8298. 4-5~ Online Auction. Catalog of Antique and Vintage Dolls. Alderfer Auctions. 10:00 AM both days. Featuring the Collection of Betty Knauff and the Estate of Henrietta “Henri” Gomez.

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