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Antique DOLL Collector January 2009 Vol. 11, No. 12

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FASHION CATALOGS FOR FASHION LADIES Antique doll fashions are not only accurate representations of passing styles, but also useful study tools in construction, materials and fabrics, uses of color and proper draping and accessorizing. In these volumes the doll collector will find thousands of antique doll costumes from 1820-1925. Included are also bonnets, shoes, white-wear, jewelry and accessories. Front and rear views and construction details with helpful sketches give the reader a comprehensive view of the garments and accessories.

The Ties T h at B i n d , Antique Doll Costumes, 1820- 1910 By Florence Theriault. Exquisite fabrics and handmade trims of lace and embroidery are the foundation of these fine miniature costumes created so long ago for antique dolls. You'll find 250 fabulous ensembles, gowns, bonnets, shoes and accessories in this beautifully photographed book. This is the seventh in a series of books about antique doll costumes by Florence Theriault. 8 ½" x 11", full color. BT-268. $49.

P e r f e ct ly F i tt i n g :  Antique Doll Costumes & A cc e s s o r i e s , 18 4 0 – 19 2 5 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 140 pages. Full-color. BT-204. $39.

W h at D o l l s W o r e B e f o r e : Doll Costumes and A cc e s s o r i e s , 18 5 0 – 1925 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 152 pages. BT-172. $39.

F i t s a n d S ta r t s 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 136 pages. Full-color. BT-254. $49.

In Their Fashion: Doll C o s t u m e s a n d A cc e s s o r i e s , 18 5 0 – 1925 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 144 pages. 275 color photographs. BT-139. $39.

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S t i tc h e s I n T i m e : D o l l C o s t u m e s a n d A cc e s s o r i e s , 1950– 1925 8 ½" x 11". Softbound. 135 pages. 250 color photographs. BT-158. $39.

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Visit my website: www.grandmasatticdolls.com 1. - 2. 13" Bru Jne #2 Bebe, fabulous bulging bl. threaded p/w eyes, immaculate pale bisque, ant. wig & orig. pate. Wears the most fabulous pink silk & lace ant. Fr. dress, ant. Fr. hat PLUS her orig. "signed" Bru Jne #2 leather shoes!! On her orig. body w/orig. metal attachment, mint "signed" head & shoulder plate, orig. kid body that is as clean as the day it was made w/perfect bisque lower arms & fingers & Bru label on torso. Has the desirable molded Bru tongue & the BEST Bru face!! She is BREATHTAKING!!! Call or Email for Price. 3. 5" All Bisque Bye Lo Baby, bl. sl. eyes, mint bisque overall, orig. mohair wig & crocheted costume, hat & booties. Incised 6/11 Grace S. Putnum. A little 1 jewel!! $1550. 4. Very Rare All bisque Kestner Toddler #206, bl. sl. eyes, orig. mohair wig, fabulous bisque overall (nose has a tiny broken bubble in the making). Wears vintage cotton dress & matching bonnet w/painted shoes & socks. On her rarely found orig. all bisque jointed "toddler" body w/swivel neck. A Kestner toddler is extremely rare. She is adorable w/dimples & 2 upper square cut molded teeth. A real find! $1550. 5. 10 1/2" J. D. Kestner Baby, fabulous bright bl. glass eyes, mint bisque, painted molded hair, open/closed/mouth. Wears her delicate orig. ruffled baby gown. On her orig. bent limb compo. baby body. Head is incised JDK. Darling in a fabulous tiny cabinet size!!! Only…$750. 6. - 7. 12" F.G. French Fashion in Frame, an "antique" walnut shadow box frame featuring an F. G. Fr. Fashion doll w/painted bl. eyes, gorgeous pale bisque & newer mohair wig. Wears a stunning vintage satin dress, probably orig., undies & blue leather shoes. On orig. kid body in great condition. She is surrounded by a variety of ant. all bisque & china dolls mounted with dry flowers. Magnificent display piece!!! 28"H Only....$2875. 8. 12" Bye-Lo Baby W/Cloth Body, light bl. sl. eyes, beautiful pale bisque, delicately blushed cheeks, molded & painted hair. Wears orig. 2 pc. baby gown & ant. bonnet. Orig. cloth body w/perfect celluloid hands & a flange neck. Darling!!! Only…$550. 9. 5" All Bisque Orsini "Mimi", blue glass eyes. orig. curly mohair wig & fabulous bisque overall (two tiny 6 flakes on top of left leg), distinctive pointed finger, with "O" shaped mouth, molded one strap shoes w/long white stockings. Wears a fabulous vintage silk dress & peach velvet coat & matching hat. ADORABLE !!! $2475. 10. - 11. 14" E. 5 J. Jumeau Bebe, gorgeous huge bl. p/w eyes, immaculate pressed bisque, orig. full skin wig & cork pate. Wears a stunning Fr. ant. blue silk & lace dress, great Fr. ant. fully adorned straw hat & orig. "signed" E.J. #5 shoes w/big rosettes. On her orig. early 8 ball st. wrist "signed" body. This is one of the most beautiful EJ's EVER!!! $13,900.

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German Dolls (Left to right) 24” Simon & Halbig 1159 – a Gibson Girl, with brown glass sleep-eyes and the original mohair wig. The composition lady body features molded breasts, and the original paint finish in excellent condition. A fabulous navy silk gown overlaid with navy tulle, hand-embroidered swags, flowers and leaves completes this elegant package. $3250. 21” Closed-mouth Kestner marked Made in Germany 13, with a lovely bisque head (faint hairline on her upper forehead), brown glass sleep-eyes, beautiful lip, lash and brow painting, and a darling skin wig. She wears a cocoa silk faille dress with cut velvet, lace and silk velvet accents. $1450. 12” A. M. Googlie 253 made for George Borgfeldt Co., with a perfect bisque head, brown glass sleep-eyes, painted watermelon smile and the original light brown mohair wig. The five-piece baby body shows normal wear and scattered repair, and she wears a beautiful baby dress with rows of lace insertion and yards of feather-stitching! $2450. 13 ½” J.D. Kestner 243 Oriental Baby featuring perfect bisque, the original black human hair wig and brown glass sleep-eyes. The tinted body (marked Kestner) is in very good condition, with repair to two fingers on right hand. Do not miss the exquisite costume of embroidered Chinese silks and Venetian glass beads! $5900. 12 ½” J.D.K. solid-dome Baby with perfect bisque, brown glass sleepeyes, an open mouth with two lower teeth, plus molded and brush-stroked hair. On a Kestner body with the original paint finish and normal wear with crazing upon the arms, “baby” wears a white cotton gown with eyelet edging and a crocheted cap. $495.

23 ½” Simon & Halbig 1009, featuring a perfect bisque head with lovely painting, blue set eyes, an open mouth with teeth and the original human hair wig. On a jointed composition body with the original paint finish in good, played-with condition, she wears a cream silk dress with lace treatment at the hem and shoulders, and a lovely over-scale bonnet in cream silk, with lace and silk brocade ribbon. $2250. 20” Simon & Halbig 1448 with lovely, deep, “first out of the mold” modeling to her bisque head, although there is restoration to the neck socket. Further details include blue/gray sleep-eyes and an antique human hair wig. On a fully jointed composition body with the original finish, “Ivy” wears a pink silk dress (scattered repairs) with delicate lace, while the pink silk brocade bonnet makes a bold statement! Rare in this large size! $26,500. 16” J.D. Kestner “Gibson Girl” 162, with perfect bisque, blue glass sleep-eyes with full fur upper lashes, an open mouth with glass teeth, and her original blonde mohair wig retaining its namesake style. On a jointedcomposition lady body with a shapely torso, she wears a fabulous original cream satin wedding ensemble. $2200. 26” Closed-mouth Kestner with glowing perfect bisque, brown glass sleep-eyes with luxurious lashes, and a long brunette human hair wig. On a fully jointed Kestner composition body in sturdy shape, (some re-finishing to the arms and torso) she wears a magnificent two-piece ensemble of off-white faille with rich lace accents, plus a pink silk velvet bonnet with tulle and ribbon loops. $3950.

21” Kestner Baby Hilda impressed “Made in Germany 16 – 245 J.D.K Jr. 1914 Hilda”, featuring perfect bisque, rarer brown sleep-eyes, a rich brown mohair wig – all on a classic Kestner bent-limb baby body in excellent condition. Hilda wears a cozy ecru wool baby dress with extensive silk embroidery. $4200. Kley & Hahn character boy, mold number 160-12. SOLD 25 ½” Kestner turned-shoulderhead child – part of the Alphabet Series, she is impressed O. In addition, she has gorgeous bisque with very deep modeling with fine painting, brown glass sleep-eyes and a beautiful blonde mohair wig. We guarantee you will love her classic Kate Greenaway dress! $2250. 20” Toddler Child from the K & K Toy Co. impressed “K & K 58 Made in Germany”. Details include a perfect bisque (save for a nose rub) shoulderhead with blue glass sleep-eyes, an open mouth with teeth and separate molded tongue, and a short brunette human hair wig. On a clean cloth body with composition limbs in excellent restored condition, “Mildred” wears a play dress of pink cotton edged in bright pink lace. $695. 12 ½” Kestner Baby – the 211. Details include a perfect bisque socket head with very nice painting, an open/closed mouth, blue glass sleepeyes, and the original skin wig, all on a Kestner composition baby body. Wonderful baby clothes! $495.

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THE HEUBACH GIRLS SHOW OFF THEIR HAIRSTYLES by Julie Blewis Doing away with costly glass eyes allowed the Heubach firm to create fanciful molded hairstyles.

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ELLA: IN THE COMPANY OF THE QUEEN by Lori Santamaura in collaboration with Juliette Peers The author traces the history of Ella, a lovely Jumeau poupée, presented as a royal gift from Queen Victoria.

GAITHERSBURG, MD DECEMBER 6 & 7 Collectors and dealers alike enjoyed a stellar shopping event at this recent show.

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TINKLING THE IVORIES IN THE DOLLHOUSE by Susan Grimshaw An indication of status in antique dollhouse furnishings, just as in real life during the nineteenth century, was the piano.

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UNITED FEDERATION OF DOLL CLUBS MODERN COMPETITIVE EXHIBIT BLUE RIBBON WINNERS PART I A look at UFDC’s modern competitive exhibit.

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CHARMING CHINAS: AFFORDABLE CHINA HEAD DOLLS by Jacqueline Wilson The author discusses some of the popular styles that can be easily found at bargain prices.

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Book Review Auction Gallery Emporium Back Issues Calendar Classified

ELEGANT ETTA BOUDOIR DOLLS by Bonnie Groves Made only during the 1920s, this company’s creations were said to rival those of European firms.

About The Cover

Ella’s couture presentation is that of Court mourning, mirroring the profound sorrow that the Queen suffered after losing her beloved Albert. The use of black with gold accents was considered appropriate during the holiday season. Photo: Sal Santamaura. Santamaura Collection.


Telephone (212) 787-7279 • P.O. Box 1410 • NY, NY 10023 Quality Antique Dolls by Mail Return Privilege • Layaways Member UFDC and NADDA 23� Factory Original Parisienne with Bisque Arms – Rarely does one find a fashion doll so mint and so original, especially in her profound size and in particular with perfect bisque arms. Including her suite of original jewelry with her matching enameled watch fob, she is perfectly preserved from her pristine mohair wig in the original set to her teal blue kid leather bootines. Her ivory silk gown and its matching parasol, with the head of a greyhound as its handle, is itself the portrait of an opulent era. Details of its impressive construction include a vented side panel, tucked bustle and a crisply delineated aristocratic train. Her beautifully fitted jacket is completely lace edged to match the bodice. This haute couture grandeur is the perfect setting for the compelling beauty of her sensual bisque and contouring. $9500

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13� All Original Parian Male – an early turned head, fine quality with side parted brushstroked hair, original body and elegant formal wear, all in unusual cabinet size. $795

12-1/2� Jumeau Cabinet Fashion – a delight in fancy factory wig and chemise; extra pretty quality and fine details. $2000

Detail of Bisque arm for doll above.

9� Signed French Music Box – the rare “ring finger� half doll is mounted on elaborate gold filigree stand containing two melodious tunes. Luxurious! $1495

12� Original Goebel Half Doll – exquisite model, detached ringlets, original satin mount and hand tatted purse. $350


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DOLL MUSEUM AUCTION

February 14 & 15


Ashley’s Dolls & Antiquities

1. 21 Inch Hertel, Schwab & Co. Mold #152 Baby. Brown glass sleep eyes, "fly-away" brows, open mouth with molded tongue and two top teeth. 5 piece composition baby body (repaint), antique clothing. $425 2. 17 1/2 Inch China Head doll with china limbs. Beautifully painted face with red accent lines above her eyes. Flat soled painted boots. Sawdust filled cloth body. Wonderful antique wool challis dress with silk ribbon trimming (some frailness). Firing specks, glaze missing in areas and rubs. Lovely and early china. $795 3. 19" Kammer & Reinhardt #403. Lovely blue sleep eyes, extra long human hair wig, Ball jointed composition body (repainted hands), lovely mocha colored costume (very frail in areas). Such a sweet girl!! $495 4. Large 35 Inch Jumeau 1907 with blue paperweight eyes. Extra long wig. Wood and composition body. Wearing replaced antique clothing. Body has repaint and one handcut eye socket slightly smaller than other. Huge and gorgeous girl!! $2595

5. 5 1/4 Inch French Mignonette doll with very frail but possibly original clothing and wig. Pale bisque face with swivel neck, deep blue eyes and closed mouth. Jointed shoulders and hips. Painted two strap shoes with molded and painted socks. All bisque doll. So lovely!!! $2595 6. 10 Inch Lenci Felt doll ca. 1930's. Side glancing blue eyes, original clothing (replaced socks), mohair wig, pouty mouth, overall soiling from age. Lovely, pensive doll!! $695 7. 24 Inch Kammer & Reinhardt/Simon & Halbig with brown sleep eyes with antique lashes, antique mohair wig and clothing, shoes. Ball-jointed composition body with four balls. Darling! $595 8. 12 Inch Lenci Felt doll ca. 1930's. Blue side glancing eyes. All original with mohair wig, clothing and shoes. Jointed body and swivel head. Some moth holes and overall age soiling. Adorable!! $695 9. 16" German baby with painted eyes. Incised 3-7 only. Handsome, olive green eyes, open mouth with molded tongue. Five piece baby composition body. Antique clothing. Too cute! $595

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A H appy and Prosperous New Year!!

April - Bru Jne R $11,000

May - Fr Fashion H $9,900

June - Long Face Jumeau $6,160

Aug. - Schmitt $16,500

Sept. - Portrait Jumeau- $10,000

Oct. - Izannah Walker Ella $45,100

Dolls at Auction - Schedule 2009

All Regular Auctions are on Thursdays & Fridays April 16 (1-day sale), May 14 (& 15*), June 18 (& 19*), Aug. 20 (& 21*), Sept. 24 (& 25*), Oct. 22 & 23 (2-day sale) * Dates are tentative & will be confirmed as necessary

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Book Review

The Huret Book Danielle & Francois Theimer One of the reasons we enjoy François Theimer’s books so much is that aside from his in-depth research on the dolls themselves, he is a student of French history. Understanding the social milieu, the politics and the relationships of the important people that made doll history make for a far more compelling story than mere descriptions of the dolls alone. The newly released volume, The Huret Book by Francois and Danielle Theimer begins with the founding father Leopold Calixte Huret, born in 1786. Marrying into an influential family who supported Leopold and his wife Marie Aimee, the Huret Company began primarily as a business for the making of locks and later iron and bronze furniture, being the first to use twisted iron as part of their design process. The couple had three daughters and one son. It was Adelaide Aimee Calixte who hit upon the idea of her doll, researching the project for many years. Wanting a doll that could be undressed required a supple articulated body. She chose as her model the proportions of a girl about twelve years of age. It is likely that the first heads for Huret were china models made by Jacob Petit. The signed and numbered dolls, always 12

the same height, were available exclusively at Maison Huret in time for Christmas 1853. Initially sold without clothes, a new industry would develop for the sole purpose of outfitting the Huret doll. Calixte Huret’s first couturiere was Madame Farge and soon, when demand increased, she became associated with the legendary Miss Bereux. At the 1855 Universelle Exposition her dolls received recognition “. . . articulated dolls in gutta-percha, invented by Miss Huret about three years ago. The idea is clever, the work is perfect, the joints are solid and well combined; the outfits are of an impeccable taste, it is the most perfect object of this kind in the entire Exposition. The only thing to regret is that the prices are too high for this object to become important in trade . . . “ The death of Leopold in 1857 had been prepared for and a smooth transition was made to the Huret children. Son Leopold soon turned to miniature versions of Huret style furniture. Changes to the Huret doll

evolved – the pressed bisque head, improved leather bodies and with the formal association with Longchambon beginning in 1864, an end to the sisters’ involvement, although at the age of 66 Calixte would return to focus her creative energies on a new generation of doll, the Bebe Huret. The lengthy volume comprising 268 pages continues with successors to Maison Huret, and a special section on the technical aspects of the poupee and bebe. The book’s in-depth research and extensive photography of dolls, their accessories, undergarments, furniture, fashion plates and patent drawings are sure to delight lovers of Maison Huret. Only 1000 copies of “The Huret Book” (English version) were printed. The cost is $140 (includes shipping). Credit cards are accepted. Order from François Theimer, 4 rue des Cavaliers, 89130 Toucy France. Email: francois.theimer@wanadoo.fr


Our shop in the beautiful coastal village of Camden, Maine is closed until May. However, we are open by appointment. 49 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 email: lucysdollhouse49@roadrunner.com Shop 207-236-4122 Fax 207-236-4377 Cell 207-322-4851 Lucy Morgan & Susan Singer, proprietors

20” Mein Liebling $4500.

10” Jumeau Fashion doll in old box - Au Bon Marche Paris - $2800.

11” early desk - $425. Soft metal dollhouse bed with baby - $225.

Bisque head “Just Me” $1195.

18” German composition doll “aviator” - $450.

Dollhouse dolls: 5” maid $125, 6” maid - $150 and 6-1/2” manservant - $195. 1


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rom the Huret & Lonchambon period (c. 1865) this pressed bisque head poupee with swivel neck, articulated wooden poupee body (missing the original shoulderplate), bisque arms, wearing its original dress by Mlle Bereux, brought approximately $20,350 at François Theimer’s most recent auction in Paris.

n November 23 Theriault’s sold one of the last great private collections of antique automata, the Jerry and Bunny Steinbaum collection. More than 150 pieces, some of them one of a kind, in a fine state of preservation, were sold. Shown here, the kneeling Egyptian Harpist by Vichy, $36,000; Pierrot Ecrivain by Vichy, $42,000; Elegant Lady Reclining on Recamier by Lambert, $34,000; the Japanese Lady Mask Seller, $57,500 and the Musical Clock with Animated Acrobats, probably Phalibois, $23,000.

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he rare 14-1/2” BSW “Wendy”, with the original box, and in all original condition, sold for $17,250 at James D. Julia’s November 20 toy, doll and antique advertising auction.

We would like to thank the following auction houses for their participation: Alderfer Auctions, 501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. 215-393-3023. www.alderferauction.com

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black Circle Dot Bru with open/closed mouth, pierced ears, bisque lower arms and hands, realized $17,000 at Alderfer’s November 29 auction.

James D. Julia, 203 Route 201, Fairfield, ME 04937. (207) 453-7125. www.juliaauctions.com Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion GmbH, Lustgartenstr. 6, D-68526 Ladenburg www.spielzeugauktion.de Theimer, 4 rue des Cavaliers, Toucy, France 89130. www.theimer.fr Theriault’s, P. O. Box 151, Annapolis, MD 21404. 410-224-3655. www.theriaults.com

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Bru Jne 9, 57 cm, with a real hair wig, closed mouth, pierced ears, and jointed body, sold at Ladenburger Auctions November 29 for approximately $5,900. (Prices do not include buyer’s premium.)

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As a follow-up to the “HURET Book”, François & Danielle THEIMER are currently at work on: Volume 2:

The “Panorama of the French Parisiennes Dolls” The authors wish to inform all subscribers that considering the large subject, the book will be available SEPTEMBER 2009 instead of late March as previously scheduled.

The most complete book ever written on all “Parisiennes” dolls makers in France from 1842 to 1880 – their styles, their differences, the costumes, accessories, etc... Written for all doll lovers in the world who want to learn more, to understand the background, appreciate and preserve.

The “HURET Book” still available (hard bound, 280 pages):

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SUBSCRIPTION & ORDER FORM NAME _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS _________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY ______________________________________________________ STATE __________________ ZIP __________________ ■ I would like to reserve the “Panorama of French Parsiennes dolls” (English version) at the special “pre-order price” of 90 euros (approx $105 including shipping). ONLY 1000 copies will be printed. ■ I would like to order the “HURET Book” for 115 euros (approx. $140 includes shipping) (English version) Credit card Visa, Mastercard, American Express Card number _______________________________________________________________ expiration date __________________ Sent reservation to the author: François THEIMER, 4 rue des Cavaliers 89130 TOUCY France email: francois.theimer@wanadoo.fr website: www.theimer.fr


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Ella: In the Company of the Queen by Lori Santamaura in collaboration with Juliette Peers Photos by Sal Santamaura (except where noted)

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n a verdant knoll, amid billowing oak trees, lies Windsor Castle. In that majestic place, among the collection of Alexandrina Victoria, Queen over the land, the stately and stunning Jumeau poupée Ella lived for a time. For centuries, elaborately costumed dolls were given as gifts by the royalty of Europe to counterparts at other courts. Though this practice began as a means of illustrating clothing styles, often by a prince to an intended bride, it later expanded to include children and even those who were not royal. Ella was an emissary from her Majesty Queen Victoria. A quest to weave the threads of Ella’s rich history, where she had been and where she was going on what would become a momentous day in 1885 for the recipient of such a generous gift, will today be ours.

Dolls are entrenched in the legacy of Queen Victoria from her childhood onward. There is significant evidence of the supreme importance dolls played in Victoria’s life. She referred to her dolls as babies, but that does not mean that they were infant or baby dolls as we know them today. Rather it demonstrates how the often lonely young girl was surrounded by older women (such as George III’s aging unmarried daughters) and that baby was the eighteenth century term for doll. Victoria’s dolls featured strongly in her imaginative life; she even wrote letters on their behalf and sent that correspondence to her relatives. When ten years old, she declared that the babies would be pensioned off, as she was growing up now. A year later, she was still organizing tea parties for her dolls. Some of them, particularly the famous wooden

A miniature painting depicts the grandeur of Windsor Castle. What is in our Ella’s name? It is evident when we look to the Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia, who was born Princess Elisabeth Alexandra Louise Alice of Hesse and the Rhine on November 1, 1864. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Ludwig IV of Hesse and the Rhine and Princess Alice. It is through her mother, Alice Maud Mary, that Elisabeth was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Elisabeth was called “Ella” within her family. Charming and with a very accommodating personality, Elisabeth was considered by many historians and contemporaries to be one of the most beautiful women in Europe at that time. 19


The Royal little mistress of one hundred and thirty-two dolls, at least thirty-two dressed by the Queen herself, kept an ordinary copy-book in which she recorded the names of her dolls and characters they might portray. Sir Henry Ponsonby, Private Secretary to the Sovereign, relates, Her favourites were small dolls—small wooden dolls, which she could occupy herself with dressing and they had a house in which they could be placed.

Ella is smitten with Sylvie, her own Tuck Comb Wooden, reminiscent of the Queen’s doll, Mlle. Sylvie Leconte. Mlle. Leconte is seen here dressed in blue satin, poised on the table gazing at Mlle. Brocard and Mlle. Zephyrine Galebstie in graceful flight.

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Charming lady dancers Mlle. Proche, Mlle. Pauline Duvernay, with Mlle. Euphrosine Ancilin front and center. Mlle. Duvernay appears in a work by Novelist William Makepeace Thackeray as a vision of loveliness.

Queen Victoria’s Dolls

Representing characters in the ballet of Kenilworth are the Earl and Countess of Leicester costumed by the Queen to painstaking detail. The dress worn is believed to be from the grotto scene, where the Countess comes before the Queen in search of the Earl.

ones, traveled with Victoria through her teen years, during which she went on long and costly journeys to visit the great families of England. Her dolls were familiar friends when she was away from home. Victoria also enjoyed dressing up. As an adolescent, she would dress as historic and exotic figures, or romantic and often tragic heroines played by the dancer Marie Taglioni. Several of Victoria’s creative pastimes share similar themes. Ballet inspired her watercolor sketches, the costumes of her wooden dolls and her own fancy dress. Collectors have long harbored suspicion that Victoria was a doll person and it is clear that she gave French poupées as presents on more than one occasion. She surely could not have overlooked the greater beauty and refinement of design and manufacture these modern dolls exhibited compared to the more folk art quality of early nineteenth century dolls. How fitting that Emile Louis Jumeau was given the title Prince of Dollmakers! The Jumeau firm was renowned

for its elegant poupées, which had obvious appeal to Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Emile’s father, Pierre-François Jumeau, launched their two-generation family business venture in 1841. At the outset, Pierre-François formed a partnership with Louis Belton. That liaison dissolved four years later. By 1845, Jumeau was specializing in the manufacture of poupées and soon earned medals at Paris Expositions. Luxury items were produced concurrently with less extravagant models, thereby gaining a broad spectrum of clientele. Queen Victoria may well have noticed the Jumeau company’s dolls at this early date when she toured the famous Great Exhibition in London, which spanned May through October 1851. She made several visits to the exhibition that had been substantially promoted and organized by her husband Prince Albert. The Jumeau exhibit received official jury acclaim, not so much for the dolls themselves, but for the fine quality and attention to detail of the dolls’ dresses. Accounts suggest that there


At the time of the loss of King Humbert of Italy and the Duke of Saxe-Coburg, protocol for Royal mourning was presented in The London Mail. It was customary in England that the death of a King or Queen commanded three months and, for the son or daughter of a sovereign, as in the case of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg, the second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the mourning period should span six weeks. The court would dictate ladies dress in black for the first period, white gloves, black or white shoes; feathers, fans or gold ornamentation might also be worn. When that period concluded, ladies would continue in black combined with ribbons, flowers or feathers of color. It has been said that nearly the entire Victorian era was a period of mourning for the Queen, whose bereavement over Prince Albert endured for forty years until her own death. The Edwardian era emerged shortly thereafter in 1901, ushering in less restrictive codes of fashion. Ella’s eighteen and one-half inch gusseted kid leather body has individually stitched fingers. She carries herself with grace and poise in a spun silk dress, a strong fiber which makes possible the smooth, shaped bodice and drapes perfectly into a flowing skirt with bustled silhouette. This fashionable frock has lavish layers of underskirts. Batiste undergarments with the most meticulous pin tucks are paired with a soft light woolen flannel slip. Ella puts her best foot forward in leather boots from beneath an abundance of accordion pleats. The boots are embossed with her size number – 4. Haute couture at its finest!

was an attractive selection of beautifully dressed dolls on view. Porcelain heads were supplied by the François Gaultier factory from 1860 to around 1872. Introduction of the bébé and articulated bodies for poupées took place early in that period. Pierre-François’ older son, Eugène Georges, emerged as the inventor of a spiral spring for articulating dolls’ heads, intended first for the poupée but later refined for the bébé. Sadly, the year after construction was completed on a porcelain factory for the company, Eugène Georges passed away. Following the Franco-Prussian War, Jumeau became a leader in its industry, gaining self-sufficiency by eliminating the need to go abroad for doll heads. This momentum continued with the marriage of PierreFrançois’ younger son, Emile Louis, to Ernestine Stéphanie Ducruix. Ernestine, one of the quiet achievers of doll history, began supervising the construction of costumes. That led to recognition in 1876 across the Atlantic in Philadelphia, where her husband accepted first prize in doll costuming for the firm. Within two years a Gold Medal was awarded at the l’Exposition Universelle in Paris. A pinnacle was reached in our Ella’s era, with the distinguished Diplôme d’honneur bestowed on Emile Jumeau at the Antwerp Exposition Universelle of 1885. Emile had become extremely influential in the ten years

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since Pierre-François officially passed the baton. Jumeau faced challenges thereafter, yet thrived nearly to the turn of the twentieth century when, in 1899, its illustrious name and patents were sold and became S.F.B.J. Ella provides much to savor and an opportunity to study that which was and will always be Jumeau. Her compelling presence is the essence of classic beauty in lovely delicate facial painting. Braided honey blond tresses perfectly frame her pale bisque face. Pensiveness radiates

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The material most associated with Victorian mourning is Jet. Ella’s jet hoops are in bold contrast to her flawless pressed bisque with soft, delicate blushing. Her head is the characteristic swivel with wooden button fastened to a bisque shoulder plate. She is incised with the number 4, indicating size 4, which became the standard for Jumeau poupées. Costumes and accessories of vast variety were offered by the firm for this classic size Parisienne. While reference to a Parisienne by other manufacturers may have conveyed a different meaning, it was the bisque head fashion doll on a kid leather body by Jumeau that brought this term into favor. Ella’s face is framed by a honey blonde braided coif; long locks in back form a gentle chignon secured with an exquisite original tortoise shell comb. Those provocative blue paperweight eyes derive their name from glass paperweights’ appearance of depth.

from azure paperweight eyes. Eyes are truly the windows to Ella’s soul and beckon us to wonder more about her. Ella’s allure is heightened by the timing of the Queen’s presenting this particular poupée during a period of profound sorrow for Victoria. After her beloved Albert’s death in 1861, John Brown, a most trusted Highland manservant, became a source of great support and comfort, which she accepted despite the dismay of other members of the Royal Family and the government. Mr. Brown’s sudden passing in 1883 plunged the Queen into deeper despair that did not wane even as late as 1887, as evidenced by Victoria’s recently uncovered letters. Her wearing of mourning garb was said to have spanned from Prince Albert’s death until her own in 1901. Synonymous with the Jumeau name are poupées as models of authentic couture and ambassadors of good taste, attributes which are the essence of Ella’s black and gold mourning costume. Court and aristocratic mourning attire were held to a certain standard of propriety, dictating specific fabrics and articles of dress for each stage. Protocol was published in magazines such as the Ladies Field; garments would not signify deep mourning if constructed of velvets and panne satin (treated to produce high luster) furs or trimmings of white or cream or, most significantly for Ella, touches of gold. Ella’s presentation is that of Court mourning, as seen in dresses fashioned by Court or private dressmakers, on the occasion of a royal death or of a national leader. The use of black and gold components, according to research by Paula Olsson and David Robinson, is believed to be acceptable for royalty in mourning at holiday times, most notably the New Year. Ella’s frock is a triumph of detail that includes ruching, delicate black lace, metallic trim to the bodice, and two rows of fluting at the hemline. Requisite mourning jewelry is evident in her dramatic jet glass hoop earrings. The crowning touch is adornment of her hair comb with a spray of black silk fronds. Queen Victoria reveled in presenting dolls to family members such as nieces, nephews and their children, cousins and their children and, of course, her own children and grandchildren. She extended this practice to children


In a letter of condolence to Mary Todd Lincoln dated April 29, 1865, the Queen reflects on her true compassion and deep understanding of Mrs. Lincoln’s sorrow. Victoria describes her lost Prince as the light of my Life, my stay, my all. The passing of the Prince left Victoria, in her words, utterly broken-hearted. Life Of Her Majesty Queen Victoria

Ella’s elegant frock is very similar to this avant-garde bébé costume in sumptuous black satin with rich gold accents. Perfectly suited to a Bébé Jumeau or other fine bébés, this garment was commercially constructed and demonstrates superior workmanship. Photo Courtesy Of Carmel Doll Shop Archives

of courtiers and friends whom she personally received at tea. The Royal Family traditionally celebrated Christmas at Windsor Castle and a number of Queen Victoria’s letters to her family members contain reports of Christmas festivities over the years. Even in the long period of her widowhood, she observed and enjoyed the uninhibited pleasure expressed by her grandchildren and later great grandchildren; she regretted those Christmases when there were few children in her family circle to enjoy new toys when presents were exchanged. At Windsor in the late nineteenth century, the Queen also supervised and personally attended large Christmas parties hosting perhaps two hundred children associated with the Royal Estates. An eyewitness anecdotal account from the late nineteenth century by the son of a clergyman in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor describes these gala events. Christmas had an important connection for Victoria as her husband Albert greatly influenced the manner in which Christmas was celebrated in England and elsewhere. Perpetuating Christmas traditions was a way of keeping Albert’s memory alive. The Christmas tree was originally a central German tradition, dating from the 16th century, with pre-Christian origins, as forest trees were sacred symbols in early German religions. While occasional Christmas trees were erected by individuals with German cultural connections in both Great Britain and the United

Though proclaimed on plain ivory paper, Ella’s provenance is the complete antithesis of such simplicity. It clearly states the intended recipient and where the note was penned, although the generous giver’s identity is not obvious until further consideration reveals the initials VRI – Victoria Regina Imperatrix – Victoria Queen and Empress. Neverbefore-published letters written from Balmoral, Windsor Castle and Osborne House, sent to Lily Wellesley, the wife of the Queen’s personal chaplain, as reported by the London Telegraph in February of 2008, bear the same signature as that on Annie Thomson’s note. The Telegraph reports further that, while numerous letters sent to the Queen have been documented, there are few in her own hand, particularly later in life when cataracts obscured her vision.

States from the late eighteenth century onwards, the Christmas tree as the center of holiday festivities and as the site where the children’s presents were to be found was greatly popularized by Prince Albert from his first British Christmas in 1840 onwards. In his letters, Albert remembered how much he and his brother loved the Christmas tree and wanted to make sure that his children shared this experience. Loyal families across the country followed his actions. A number of very popular Victorian prints and drawings celebrate the Royal Family’s Christmases. In 1850, Godey’s Lady’s Book pictured the Royal Family around the tree with its expected decoration of sweets, toys and, of course, dolls. This image in a favorite and widely read magazine helped popularize the custom in the United States. Prince Albert is generally remembered as the father of the Christmas tree in English speaking countries. Perhaps he would have been surprised, but not displeased, at the many elaborate and beautiful trees that are now found in civic and commercial areas of major cities as well in as private homes. The Royal Christmas trees and pretty flower-bedecked present tables on which they stood were often captured for Victoria’s large collection of photographs, as were the equally sumptuous decorations for birthday parties in the Royal Family. Thus, our Ella is again connected into the private as well as the public life of the Queen.

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This image from the Christmas 1848 Illustrated London News depicts the Royal Family in joyful celebration of the season. Their jubilation was proclaimed in these words: The Christmas Tree represented in the Engraving is that which is annually prepared by her Majesty’s command for the Royal children. The tree employed for this festive purpose is a young fir about eight feet high, and has six tiers of branches. On each tier, or branch, are arranged a dozen wax tapers. Pendant from the branch are elegant trays, bonbonnieres, and other receptacles for sweetmeats…Fancy cakes and gilt gingerbreads and eggs filled with sweetmeats are also suspended by variously-colored ribbons from the branches. The tree, which stands upon a table covered with white damask, is supported at the root by piles of sweets of a larger kind and by dolls and toys of all descriptions. Copyright Sotheby’s*

A fine Parisienne attributed to Jumeau and a waxed composition Motschmann-type were presented by the Queen to sisters Elo and Louisa in 1876. Copyright Sotheby’s* 24

Superlative doll makers of the late nineteenth century France would not have passed unnoticed by Victoria. Her love of dolls never waned, and even as Queen of a mighty world empire, she used the affectionate term dolly when referring to them in her letters. Another fine Jumeau is reputed to have been the gift of Queen Victoria. Six-year old Elo and her sister Louisa were invited to tea by Her Majesty at Balmoral in 1876. Their father, James Ross Farquharson, was Laird of Invercauld Estate neighboring Balmoral. Queen Victoria presented a Parisienne and a waxed Motschmann, one to each child. These precious dolls passed down through the family accompanied by a letter from Elo proclaiming their provenance. Ella’s fine quality suggests that her new owner may well have been of a similar status as those lucky Scottish girls. The appeal of Jumeau was pervasive, and certainly the company was known to the royal families of Europe. A distinctive Bébé Jumeau, Vladimir, replete with original Russian Imperial Naval garb, was lavished on Miss Eileen West, governess to the children of the Duke and Duchess of Edinburg, as a present when she left their employ. One of the relatively few boy bébés, Vladimir wears the cap band of a crew member of the Russian Royal Yacht Roxana, built in 1893 in Nantes for H.R.H. Duke Evguen of Leuchtenberg, step-grandson of Napoleon Bonaparte and son-in-law of Tsar Alexander I. Evguen, may have given the doll to his cousin Marie Alexandrovna, only surviving daughter of Czar Alexander II. Marie came into Victoria’s circle when she married Alfred Albert, Duke of Edinborough the fourth child of Queen Victoria. One can reasonably deduce that doll was a present from Duke George to his cousin Marie, who later gifted the incredible Jumeau to her children’s governess Miss West. She presented the doll in turn to a niece. Other Jumeau dolls with royal connections can be tracked to the Imperial Russian family. The French government chose Jumeau dolls when they made an official gift to the little Russian grand duchesses, tragic daughters of the last Tsar. These dolls are now lost. Jumeau’s Bébé Phonographe spoke Russian by special order for Russian customers, and it is believed that the Bébés presented to the Grand Duchesses had this added feature. When she worked later in the twentieth century as English governess in the household of Lilli Dehn, best friend of the Tsarina, the same lucky Miss West who was given Vladimir was given another Bébé Jumeau, a large size 14 closed mouth girl (with the Diplôme d’honneur sticker) in simple white cotton summer clothes, from the Tsarina Alexandra herself. Family lore claims that this Bébé had been played with by the Grand Duchesses, who also knew and liked Miss West. The Bébé was also passed on to Miss West’s relatives in Britain. * Copyright in this image shall remain vested in Sotheby’s. Please note that this image may depict subject matter which is itself

protected by separate copyright. Sotheby’s makes no representations as to whether the underlying subject matter is subject to its own copyright, or as to who might hold such copyright. It is the borrower’s responsibility to obtain any relevant permissions from the holder(s) of any applicable copyright and Sotheby’s supplies this image expressly subject to this responsibility. Note that the image is provided for a one-time use only and no permission is granted to alter this image in any way.


The recipient of our sublime Jumeau was Little Annie Thomson. Her Majesty penned the note to accompany this doll with ease, casting it off using just her initials, describing the possibility of an even more memorable occasion for Annie, if present, to bask in the glory of cradling her new doll while the Queen sealed the presentation in writing. The Court Circular for December 12, 1885 as printed in The Times,, indicates the Queen was definitely at Windsor that day. Extensive research has so far not identified Little Annie Thomson, but we can be certain that she was from a family with some degree of standing that had tangible connections to Queen Victoria’s circle. Records of three Thomson families can be found that match those criteria. One was Canadian, distinguished in politics during the 1880s and 1890s, and included the Prime Minister of Canada. Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, listed in the 1881 Canadian census as John S. Thomson, was a member of the Queen’s Privy Council. The Court Circular indicates that Victoria met with her Privy Council on December 12, 1885, when two new members were introduced and sworn in. The second was commander of Victoria’s own Royal Yacht, Frank Tourle Thomson. Sadly, both men had sudden and tragic deaths while working within the court of Queen Victoria; the circumstances of each would have been known to the Queen. Victoria showed strong sympathy to widows and orphans whatever their rank and nationality, as documented by a little known but remarkable sisterly personal letter to Mary Todd Lincoln in the U.S. State Department archives. It is logical that a young girl from one of these families may well have received a beautiful doll as a present. There was an Annie in the Canadian family, but she appears to have died very young before the date of Victoria’s letter. United Kingdom Census Records might hold the trump card. Annie Thomson may have been one of the Queen’s godchildren, and was perhaps the child of one of her servants. The Queen had a Scottish footman, Charles Thomson, whose daughter was called Annie. Charles’ little girl was born around 1877, which may mean that she is the Annie Thomson in question. This enigma only adds to Ella’s mystique. Instances of gifting rare and lovely dolls by Queen Victoria, as well as by other members of the Royal Family following Victoria’s tradition, are widespread, going beyond Ella and those distinguished Jumeau examples, which serve to only whet the appetite. The Queen’s fervor to share dolls’ splendor prevailed in the face of grave personal tragedies and significant responsibilities as leader of the monarchy. Delving into Ella’s tale makes us privy to a life of which most can only dream. The renowned, exalted Victoria, and the enchanting Ella, both reign supreme.

Vladimir is a dashing gentleman marked in red DEPOSE TETE JUMEAU BTE S.G.T.D. 12. with the Diplôme d’honneur label on his jointed wood and composition body. He has fixed brown eyes and a cropped red wig. His distinctive black wool blazer with matching trousers is original as are special accoutrement such as his sailor shirt, black patent lace up shoes, enameled badge, kid leather gloves and the crowning glory – his sailor hat with embroidered ribbon band Polcaha, meaning Roxana. Anchors aweigh! Copyright Sotheby’s*

Bibliography Fawcett, Millicent Garrett. Life of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1901. Low, Frances. Queen Victoria’s Dolls. London, England: George Newnes, Limited, 1894. Peers, Juliette. The Fashion Doll from Bébé Jumeau to Barbie. Oxford, England: Berg, 2004. Olsson, Paula. “When Dolly Goes to Heaven.” Doll News. Spring 2005, pp. 50-55. Taylor, Lou. Mourning Dress, A Costume and Social History. London, England: George Allen and Unwin, 1983. Theimer, François and Theriault, Florence. The Jumeau Book. Annapolis, Maryland: Goldhorse Publishing, 1994. Theimer, François and Danielle. The Encyclopedia of French Dolls, Volume I & II. Annapolis, Maryland: Gold Horse Publishing, 2003 & 2006.

With special thanks to Assistant Registrar Allison Derrett, Royal Archives; V&A Museum of Childhood Curator Noreen Marshall and Collector Paula Olsson for their consultation; François and Danielle Theimer for their extensive work in the field; Sotheby’s for its generosity and Carmel Doll Shop for continued devotion to promoting research and education through dolls.

Ella gently grasps her hand-painted fan and is exhilarated by the scene within a cartouche of a suitor serenading his love. Someday her prince will come.

Unless noted, all photos from the author’s collection.

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11” Germany A & M 985 5/0 on 5 piece baby body, bl sl eyes, dimples, brown mohair wig, darling knit snowsuit, scarf & cap with pompom, great cabinet size $200. 5 x 4” Heubach #9743 September Morn, blue eyes to the side, cute rosebud mouth, wonderfully molded fingers & toes $325.

8” Heubach Piano Baby sitting, white chemise with light lime trim and gold button, top knot and blue intaglio eyes, wonderful detail on fingers & toes $395. 11” Heubach Piano Baby, molded hair, white chemise w/ aqua trim and glod button, intaglio blue eyes, smiling mouth and dimples $595. Now $520.

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26” Simon & Halbig 1079, blue sleep eyes, molded teeth, dress by Grandma Ruth, repainted hands, great expression, leather shoes & hand crocheted stockings $750. Now $500. 24-1/2” COD ‘Cuno Otto Dressel’ #63 Special, ball jointed body, o/m with teeth, pretty red hair, dotted Swiss dress, left hand 1 finger as is $350.


NeW YeAR SPeCIALS! 16” Alt Beck Gottschalk Parian Empress Augusta wearing German enameled cross with molded and painted blouse, molded hairdo upswept with black bead trim holding curls, pierced ears with original earrings, hairline on left shoulder from chin to eye on right side of face and a small repair on neck line and right blouse, newer Parian arms & legs, hoop skirt, taffeta dress Was $450. Now $350. 26” Lissy 2 Germany, brown stationary eyes, new body & hands, brown floral print dress $130. Now $100.

13” O/M Recknagel R.A. DEP, blue sleep eyes, blonde mohair wig, in blue & pink dress Was $225. Now $150.

23” A & M 390, blue eyes, HH wig, eye chip on right eye, 4 fingers missing, wearing pink dress Was $225. Now $150.

23” Kestner #11 original wig & pate, kid body, brown eyes, paint rubs on chin, cheeks, nose & forehead, yellow dress Was $425. Now $200.

Antique Carriage beautiful condition with red hand painted detailing on carriage & wheels, wheels are metal rimmed, glass inset windows, nicely re-upholstered velvet seat, 58” long, 29” wide & 39” high, Great piece for display! Was $895. Now $795. 23” J.D. Kestner #257, beautiful big blue sleep eyes, mohair wig, o/m w/ 2 teeth and tongue, original body, 1 finger as is, small dent on right leg, great coloring $650. Hansa Horse, plush with titanium frame, will hold up to 200 lbs 38” x 38”, Looks Real! Was $450. Now $350.

18” Simon & Halbig Heinrich Handwerck, brown eyes w/ long eyelashes, replaced wig, feet have been repaired, forehead repaired, one hand has broken fingers, other has wire showing in palm, pierced ears, red polka dots on white dress, pretty face, very nice coloring Was $225. Now $100.

11” Hertel Schwab #151, dome head baby, brown sleep eyes, o/m w/ teeth, left toe as is, white baby dress Was $195. Now $100.

12” Kley & Hahn #167 on baby body, brown sleep eyes, original HH wig, o/m with painted teeth & molded tongue, white baby gown Was $225. Now $200.

17” Blonde China head, blue eyes, old body with china arms & legs, great coloring, black lace dress Was $135. Now $100.

19” Morimura Bros. Japan head, on SFBJ baby body, hand repair, o/m with teeth, pale blue dress Was $245. Now $150.

16” O/M German unknown, blue sleep eyes, neck socket as is, white dress w/ smocking Was $295. Now $150.

19” A & M 1894 DEP on kid body, brown eyes , right hand reglued, o/m with teeth, hairline on forehead, pink smocked dress Was $275. Now $150.

17” O/M S & H 1079 5-1/2 DEP, shoulder plate, neck repair, ecru dress Was $427.50 Now $200.

22-1/2” COD Cuno Otto Dressel 1912 – 4, brown sleep eyes, 2 fingers missing, replaced wig, wears blue gray smocked dress Was $295. Now $200.

13” Germany #13, original blue stationary eyes, kid body w/ compo arms & legs, 1 arm as is, wearing white dress Was $195. Now $100.

25” S & H 1079 12, o/m with teeth, brown sleep eyes, repair at neck socket, blue & white check dress Was $545. Now $200.

11” Open Closed Mouth K * R 28 Character Baby, blue intaglio eyes, original baby body, cute cotton dress Was $295. Now $200.

16” Parian with molded blonde hair, blue eyes, light pink dress with lace Was $165. Now $100.

22” O/M Ernst Heubach Koppelsdorf #250-2, original blonde mohair wig & chemise, brown sleep eyes, navy dress, compo body Was $500. Now $200.

12” A & M #329 B baby, head professionally repaired, blue eyes, in red & white check dress Was $160. Now $100.

13-1/2” O/M S & H K * R 126 Baby with original brown mohair wig, blue sleep eyes, Was $325. Now $200.

20” O/M A & M #390, brown sleep eyes, composition ball jointed body, white flowered dress Was $305. Now $200.

11” O/M JDK 211 “Sammy” original blonde caracal wig, blue sleep eyes, head as is, wearing blue suit with white shirt Was $250. Now $200.

23” Guido Knauth #27 in Triangle, stationary blue eyes, original HH wig, o/m w/ teeth, kid body Was $295. Now $200.

16” O/M Heubach #300 Character Baby, brown sleep eyes, cute navy & cream jumper with white blouse Was $395. Now $200.


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here is so much to love with Gebruder Heubach’s wonderful character dolls. Their dolls have the most varied expressions, from the pensive and sweet to the exaggerated screamer and everything in between. The artistry is present in the modeling of the facial features as the mouth, eyes and even the ears are used to capture an expression or emotion. Heubach dolls are especially known for their artfully rendered intaglio eyes, a happy consequence of a money saving measure in production by doing away with the more costly glass eyes. Once the doll eyes no longer had to be set in the head, the Heubach firm was able to experiment with a large array of fanciful molded hairdos. Of course, it was an added plus to the firm’s bottom line that they could now dispense with the more costly doll wigs as well as glass eyes.

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We doll collectors are the benefactors of these economically motivated artistic ventures. We can appreciate all that has gone into these fabulous hairstyles and marvel at the many variations. Unfortunately, the children at the time they were produced were not so enthralled. A molded hairstyle cannot be altered or styled by its little mother; just as a fixed expression will not express different emotions in a child’s playtime. Consequently, character dolls were not as popular as originally hoped and once the novelty wore off so did the sales. The short popularity accounts for


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the scarcity in today’s doll market of character dolls, especially the rare examples. Presented here are eleven examples of the Heubach character girls and their fanciful hairstyles. All but one have the intaglio eyes. The exception is the doll known as “Baby Stuart� since the removable molded bonnet made it possible to insert the glass eyes. I have chosen to focus on the girls but many of the boys also have wonderful modeled hair, but not as elaborate as you will see pictured on the girls. We are so fortunate to have these dolls today as a reminder of the golden age of character dolls.

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1-2. Without question the very rarest of the rare and truly not for the faint of heart is the lovely utterly perfect size – Circle Dot Bru Bebé - breathtaking flawless hand pressed French bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over the most intriguing early dark outlined hazel brown paperweight eyes w/ that ever present almond shape - surrounded by long luscious lashes w/ just a hint of orchid - that always desirable tongue - her precious little Bru body is total perfection - bisque shoulder plate w/ tiny tatas & gorgeous perfect lower bisque arms - her original clothing is in stunning condition - she wears soft white leather French shoes - the perfect cabinet size - 15” tall - $22,500. 3. Ever so adorable & always desirable “Alabama Baby” by Ella Smith - great hand painted facial features with those wonderful grab your heart eyes - this is the later version with the molded ears - excellent condition - 15” tall - $1,495. 4. Ever so cute & always desirable SFBJ laughing character - mold # 226 - excellent high quality bisque with lovely deep modeling - wonderful hand painted facial features with soft arched feathered brows over amazing heather blue jeweled eyes - rare open/closed smiling mouth with molded tongue - five piece French toddler body - 14 tall - $1,995. 5. Utterly adorable and always desirable - S.F.B.J. character boy - mold #236 toddler - exceptional high quality hand poured French bisque with that always desirable dewy patina - arched comical brows over wondrous chestnut brown sleep eyes - rare open/closed mouth with molded tongue and teeth - to make him all the more desirable he’s on a fully jointed French toddler body- 22” tall $1,995. 6. Wonderful red roof two story balcony city house by Gottschalk - interior & exterior litho is in great condition - two interior rooms w/ all the furniture - what’s not to love -9”w x 5”d x 18”t - $1,995. 7. Extremely rare - never to be found - compo baby by P.D. Smith - excellent condition - all original - fully marked body - ever so cute -19” tall - $2,495. 8. Exceptionally beautiful all original painted bisque “Just Me” by Armand Marseille in an amazing large size - just as cute as she can be w/ super bisque and that sweet desirable face - enormous cobalt blue sleep eyes & that ever present pouty little mouth - original five piece toddler body & original clothes & shoes just precious - 13” tall - $2,495. 9. Wonderful and ever so rare to find - Kammer & Reinhardt #122 toddler - exceptionally beautiful with amazing hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wondrous chestnut brown sleep eyes - open laughing mouth w/ amber shaded lips - to add to her wonderment delight - she’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 24” tall - $1,995. 10. Without question one of the most desirable of all the Jumeau dolls is this amazing and ever so beautiful extremely early (1870’s) almond eyed or first series Portrait Bebe – breathtaking does even begin to describe this flawless beauty - hand pressed French bisque of the highest refined quality - lovely hand painted facial features done with respect for this art - soft arched feathered brows over enormous hand cut almond sockets with luminous heather blue spiral threaded paperweight eyes - a wondrous soft dark eyeliner surrounds each one with that soft hint of mauve shadow above her eyes - her precious lips have a sweet little pout and a heavenly rose shading - she is wearing amazing original clothing that just takes your breath away and yes she has her original Jumeau shoes – she stands 18” tall on her original early straight wrist Jumeau body - $27,500. 11. Without question this is one of the most unusual & different dolls that Zig & I have found - her name is “Pierrette” - she is French - she is all original w/ her original box - she is compo w/ the most wonderful sweet little face w/ big cobalt blue side glancing eyes - petite cherry red pouty puckered lips - her lovely red hair is piled high on her head w/ a sweet little bun in the back - a treasure - 9” tall - $995. 12. Utterly amazing German half doll dressed as a full pincushion - she has everything that you could ask for - she’s wigged - she has glass eyes - she has jointed arms and beautiful delicate fingers - she has molded breasts - what a rare wonder - 11” tall $1,495. 13. Rare & ever so wonderful character toddler child by Bahr & Proschild - mold #604 - exceptional high quality bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over large & lovely chestnut brown sleep eyes - rare open/closed mouth w/ two molded teeth - to add to her wonderment & delight she’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 17” tall - $1,495. 14. Lovely open mouth French bebe by Pintel & Godchaux - (1880) - beautiful hand poured French bisque with artist quality hand painted facial features - wondrous arch feathered brows over enormous heather blue paperweight eyes - slightly open mouth w/ outlined heart shaped soft rose shaded lips - original French body - 22 tall - $2,495. 15. Another rare & wonderful child - always my favorite this sweet little glass eyed pouty character by Gebruder Heubach - mold # 6970 - is far too cute - wondrous hand poured pink bisque w/ amazing hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surround her sweet heather blue sleep eyes - soft amber shading kisses her exaggerated pouty little mouth - just precious - original fully jointed compo body - 15” tall - $2.995. 16-17. Rare & wonderful & just as gorgeous as she can be is this amazing mid-period “EJ” bebé by Jumeau soft as butter French bisque w/ first out of the mold quality wondrous hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes & just a hint of that sweet dark eye shadow - early outlined almond shaped paperweight eyes with that ever amazing hazel color - closed slightly pouty smiling mouth w/ soft rose shading - original early straight wrist Jumeau body - to make her all the more wondrous she comes w/ her original trunk which includes 6 extra frocks - extra undines & socks - her accouterments also includes her toothbrush - hairbrush - mirror - curling iron - gloves - etc. Yes, even a gold ring - she stands 24” tall - $14,500. 18. Well - we have found another beautiful “Hilda” by Kestner - just for you - soft as butter bisque w/ fort out of the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched brows over spectacular chestnut brown sleep eyes - slightly opened outlined pouty mouth w/ soft amber shading - original mohair wig – original Kestner baby body - 17” tall - $3,495. 19. Two wonderful & quite unusual compo kids: a) wonderful all original “Wee Patsy “by Effanbee - great condition - 6” tall - $595. B) Rare to find “Maiden America” - excellent condition - original ribbon w/tag on tummy - 7” tall - $495. 20. Extremely rare & ever so desirable SFBJ - character boy w/ flocked hair - mold #237 - superfine hand poured French bisque w soft arched feathered brows over heather blue jeweled eyes - amber shaded open smiling mouth with bisque teeth - fully jointed French toddler body - 21” tall $3,995. 21. Exceptionally beautiful and ever so rare to find - lovely closed mouth French Bebé from the Paris firm of Etienne Denamur (ED) - hand pressed French bisque of the highest quality w/ lovely dewy patina - artist quality hand painted facial features - arched feathered brows over long wistful lashes surrounding the most amazing super large size heather blue paperweight eyes - closed pouty mouth with soft rose shading - original fully jointed compo French body - 28” tall - $4,295. 22. I love these early closed mouth Kestner children - this one is a beauty - marked only w/ the letter “E” from the early numerical series - utterly perfect hand poured bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding gorgeous dark chestnut brown sleep eyes - closed exaggerated pouty mouth w/ soft amber shading - original pate in tact - original fully jointed compo body - 16” tall - $2,995. 23. Without question one of the most beautiful “Gibson Girls” that Zig & I have ever found - made by Kestner of course - mold #172- this amazing character has soft as butter bisque and first out of the mold quality wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over chestnut brown sleep eyes - a very pert upturned nose and that always desirable pouty mouth w/ that soft amber shading - original marked Kestner body - 20” tall - great antique frock - $2,995. 24. Another extremely rare china with that always desirable & ever so lovely pink tint - this rare beauty is an 1850’s bald China w/ black painted pate - exceptionally beautiful early face w/ the most amazing blue


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31. Always rare & always wonderful - Wax Over with the most amazing character face - extremely pensive w/ that very pointy nose - she is just so lovely beautiful condition w/ heather blue glass eyes & her original mohair center parted wig that is pulled back into its original snood - lovely lady arms & legs exceptional antique clothing - 14” tall - $1,495. 32. Extremely rare and ever so wonderful “Beloved Belindy” from the very earliest of the Volland dolls - super condition - all original - hand painted face - no sun fading - look at that happy face - 15” tall - $3,995. 33. Extremely rare large size crèche lady w/ superior hand carving - beautiful angelic face w/ arms turned upward - breathtaking hand painted facial features - lovely center parted hair - original clothing w/ gold braided trim - 22” tall $2,495. 34-35. Extremely rare and just as wonderful as she can be is this all original very early “Portrait” Jumeau Poupeé Bois - wondrous flawless French bisque w/ utterly amazing hand painted features - soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding early dark outlined chestnut brown paperweight eyes w/ that ever so soft hint of mauve eye shadow - closed slightly pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading - this alone makes her spectacular - but to add to her wonderment & delight she is on a fully jointed wood body w/ the most amazing perfect chunky bisque arms - to add all the more to her is her delightful wedding gown - all original w/ captivating layer on top of layer and tons of hand beaded cluster pearls - there is more she’s a very large super size 24” tall - $16,500.

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36. A truly lovely & oh so rare to find Simon & Halbig closed mouth character child - mold #939 - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality exceptionally beautiful hand painted facial features w/soft arched feather brows over spiral threaded heather blue paperweight eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ outlined soft amber shading - 17” tall - $2,995. 37. Rarely found and ever so desirable SFBJ character boy - mold #235 excellent high quality hand poured French bisque with wondrous hand painted facial features - solid dome head with molded side parted hair - arched feathered brows over wondrous chestnut brown jeweled eyes - rare open/closed mouth with molded teeth - original French body - 20” tall $2,495. 38. Lovely 1860’s china w/such a beautiful face and an amazing outstanding hairstyle - made by Conta & Boehm - hair is pulled away from the face in large elaborate rolls w/ soft rose pleating on the top - the back has a molded ribbon w/ a lower snood - 15” tall - $2,495. 39. Three ever so rare & wonderful early “Raggedy Ann’s” - all original - all in great condition: A) Rarely found Mollye “Raggedy Ann” w/outlined nose & rare daisy dress - 18” tall - $1,495. B) Another early “Raggedy” this one by Georgene w/outlined nose - 18” - $1,495. C) Volland “Raggedy” w/the very earliest face 17” tall - $1,995. 40. Rare & ever so beautiful is this super early Rohmer fashion - pale wonderful French bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - arched feathered brows over soft wistful lashes surrounding early dark outlined cobalt blue paperweight eyes - closed slightly pouty smiling mouth w/ soft rose shading original upright firm fashion body - 16” tall - $3,995.

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by Susan Grimshaw

Among the earliest pianos produced commercially in the 19th century were English upright pianos, popularly referred to as “wall-climbers”. This mahogany example probably dates to the first half of the century, perhaps as early as 1830. The piano came from an English dolls’ house purchased at the Mary Merritt Museum’s auction a few years ago. Photo courtesy of Kairsten Boynton.

Another early Victorian instrument produced in quantity was the German square piano-forte with working keys and tunable “strings”. Pianos like this were produced in several sizes in Waltershausen and possibly other towns as well. This example features a highly polished imitation rosewood finish and has working keys with reverse coloring. It was purchased very reasonably at auction because the keys were loose and scattered about, but it was easily re-assembled as the keys were never designed to be permanently fixed in place.

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The lid of the piano lifts off to expose the interior where the strings, soundboard and tuning pegs are easily accessible. The surprisingly realistic interior construction actually allows the piano to be tuned, even though the instrument is only six inches long! Depressing a counter-balanced piano key causes a small, triangularly shaped piece of metal to strike a string from below and produces a tinny sound. Note the beautifully curved bridge supporting the wire strings and the finely polished maple or beechwood interior.

hen we consider an antique or vintage dollhouse and its furnishings and decoration as a social document, we may find the accessories especially helpful indicators of the social and economic status of the dollhouse’s miniature occupants. We sometimes pause as we remember the names for older, now obsolete items: gramophone, lithophane, zoetrope… One of the most easily recognizable articles of status in the antique dollhouse is the piano and its related keyboard cousins. To own and be able to play a keyboard instrument in the 18th century was a sign of aristocratic taste, but as the 19th century progressed, upwardly mobile middle class families began to attain this symbol of elevated culture. Owning a piano meant the family had financial means, valued education and accomplishment in the arts, and someone in the household had enough leisure time to actually study and perhaps master the instrument – it was sign of

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The detail from another German piano-forte shows an unusual decorative feature. The space just above the keys has been decorated with a gilt transfer declaring its place of origin, Waltershausen bei Gotha. Photo courtesy of Ann Meehan.

This smaller scaled upright piano dates from the mid to late 19th century and features a pleated silk panel above the keyboard, outlined with the same type of Dresden paper trim commonly found on Waltershausen chairs and settees. The piano case also features bulbous turned legs, white-painted decorative trim and just a touch of gilt transfer decoration. Photo courtesy of Ann Meehan.

domestic good taste that continues to this day. Little wonder that keyboard instruments are so plentiful in antique dollhouses – only an affluent family could afford such an expensive plaything as a well-furnished dollhouse to begin with, so the appearance of a musical instrument is almost mandatory. Fortunately, they are relatively plentiful and delightfully varied for today’s collectors. Keyboard instruments were included in many of the 17th century cabinet houses of Germany and the Netherlands. Among the earliest instruments found in famous dollhouses is a charming small virginal with thirteen working keys in the 1639 Stromer dollhouse. There are numerous musical instruments in the rooms of Mon Plaisir, that collection of furnished cabinet houses assembled by Princess Augusta Dorothea von Schwarzburg-Arnstadt in the very early 1700’s. The 1740’s Dutch cabinet houses of Sara Ploos van Amstel both contain very handsome clavichords, with one of Sara’s music rooms displaying a wonderfully painted clavier that she documented as having been restored and repainted by a craftsman named Buttner. It came with contents of three “old doll cabinets” she purchased at auction in 1743, so it was already an antique when she bought it (and how delightful to know that there were collectors buying antique dollhouses at auction almost three hundred years ago!). Harpsichords appear in aristocratic 18th century English baby houses, but palpable social change is reflected in the appearance of commercially produced pianos in 19th century dollhouses in Europe and America. Companies such as Rock & Graner, Kestner, Wagner and Schneegass manufactured and exported harpsichords, piano-fortes, spinets and uprights reflecting both current and nostalgic tastes in instruments. Keyboard instruments appeared in both fine houses and more modest middle-class homes. The lovely 1838 Brett house at the Museum of the City of New York does not have a piano but it is worth noting that it features a stunning harp and music stand, probably made by Kestner, and decorated in the elaborate gilt-stenciled Boulle style. A rosewood square piano-forte would look perfectly at home there! Miniature pianos were produced in Waltershausen and other towns throughout Germany in a number of styles and finishes in the nineteenth

This late 19th century German upright piano has comparatively modest gilt transfer decorations over an ebonized finish. The boxy-ness of this example with its heavily turned legs conveys a sense of solidity and middleclass values.

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This upright piano is distinguished by a carved fretwork arcade over the soundboard with gilt transfer decoration in a distinctly Gothic Revival style. Note that this example features a painted ebony finish and a printed paper keyboard. Photo courtesy of Ann Meehan.

A rare treasure is this upright Waltershausen piano with faux rosewood finish and gilt transfer decoration. The remarkable tiny Dresden paper figures move when the keys are struck, making this instrument one of the most desirable among collectors. Photo courtesy of Ann Meehan.


While uprights and piano-fortes were common in 19th century dolls’ houses, there was sometimes room for a bit of nostalgia for the 18th century as exemplified by this diminutive German harpsichord. A very fine example was showcased in the late Flora Gill Jacobs’ South Jersey Mansion.

In contrast to the highly decorative Waltershausen pianos with a seemingly endless variety of gilt transfers and finishes, this Schneegass upright piano from the turn of the last century is simply crafted in polished yellow cherrywood, with a mirrored panel over the soundboard, and a matching piano stool upholstered with fringed red velvet.

Such a variety of finishes may be found among 19th century pianos! This unusual midcentury example is elaborately fauxgrained and features a printed paper keyboard under the curved keyboard cover.

This very pretty spinet with turned wooden legs is actually constructed of heavy cardboard painted in a faux rosewood finish. At the time it was purchased, the owner believed this article was manufactured by the firm of Rock & Graner, but a partial stamp found inside the piano may point to a Scandinavian origin. The lyre-shaped pedal frame is made of stamped metal. Photo courtesy of Libby Goodman.

TynieToy collectors will easily recognize the Astor piano with its typical hand-painted floral swag decoration. TynieToy described this piano in its catalogues as a copy of one originally imported to the US by John Jacob Astor. The piano stool with swivel seat was hand-painted by TynieToy artisan Frank Battastini and came from the collection of the late Maureen Popp.

and early twentieth centuries. Early examples feature a finely grained rosewood finish in harpsichords and square pianofortes, sometimes with creamy white ivory or bone decorative accents. These early keyboard instruments often had delicate paper hinges under the lids so they could be easily opened and tuned! We often encounter examples where the lids have become separated and, unfortunately, some well-intentioned restorers sometimes completely glue the tops to the pianos, permanently obscuring the wires inside. They were manufactured in several scales and because of the variety of styles available, miniatures pianos are fun to pursue as a collection in themselves. In earlier examples, the coloring of the keys is often reversed, with the broader keys featuring a dark ebonized color and the smaller sharps and flats are ivory, an effect that can be quite handsome. The piano cases were might be left in a natural state, painted with a faux rosewood graining, or painted black and sometimes decorated with elaborate gilt transfers.

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There was a piano for every budget, with less expensive examples made with paper keyboards replacing individual keys. While 19th century German pianos are the most plentiful, pianos were also commercially produced in England where the distinctive ‘wall-climber’ of ca. 1830 - 1850 was popular, and in America, Bliss made pianos decorated with lithographed paper. Other American manufacturers created pianos in great numbers in the early 20th century, with a significant difference in detail noted between the delicately hand-painted TynieToy Astor piano and the enameled carved block-style pianos produced in such great numbers by Strombecker, Kage and, for a brief period of time, Schoenhut (their diminutive dollhouse examples should not be confused with the larger and far more common versions sold as playable toys). TynieToy sold not only the familiar Astor piano, but also produced grand pianos equipped with music boxes and finished in black lacquer or an elaborately grained effect that was intended to look like rosewood. They also sold a harpsichord modeled after the one played by Nellie Custis at Mt. Vernon, which is particularly rare. Other pianos incorporating music boxes were mass-produced in the mid20th century by Lynnfield and Shackman (I remember mine played “Beautiful Dreamer”), with production taking place in the US, Colombia and Japan, while craftsman like Eric Pearson, Mell Prescott and Ralph Partelow created beautifully detailed pianos for discriminating adult collectors that are now avidly collected as vintage artisan pieces. TynieToy crafted its grand piano with two finishes: a plainly painted ebony and a striking faux-grained finished described as rosewood. These pianos, built ca. 1920-1940’s, contain music boxes that play when the top is opened and they are often found with matching benches that were individually priced in the TynieToy catalogues.

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This early 20th century German upright piano is simply constructed (the back is open and hollow) but is distinguished by a pair of metal sconces mounted to each side of the soundboard cover. The simple gilt decoration is stenciled onto the painted background.

Prized by TynieToy collectors is the Mt. Vernon harpsichord, based on the harpsichord George Washington purchased for Nellie Custis. Items associated with Washington and Mt. Vernon were particularly popular around 1932 when America celebrated the bicentennial of Washington’s birth with great fanfare. This harpsichord and grand piano were among the most expensive items listed in the catalogue at $10 each.

Another popular mid-20th century piano among collectors is the “square” piano hand-crafted by artisan Mell Prescott. The keyboard is actually made from an old ivory piano key and the ever-inventive Mrs. Prescott made the music stand from a re-purposed old brooch! Jewelry “findings” made appropriate decorative accents.


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All original Barrois fashion, $5500. Gigi’s Dolls and Sherri’s Teddy Bears, Chicago, IL

ollectors blithely ignored the media’s persistent doom and gloom and descended on the Gaithersburg show in droves. Busloads in fact, as well as a contingent from England, led by Olivia Bristol, formerly with Christie’s London. They all came to spend and spend they did, finding the sprawling fairground’s building filled to capacity with the nation’s foremost doll dealers. Bellman’s Gaithersburg, MD doll show, inaugurated in 1972, was the first retail show in the nation, doll shows before that date being a function of doll clubs. In an interesting turnabout, the September 2009 show will offer a special room for clubs to set up booths with proceeds going to charities. It sounds like an innovative and productive way for clubs to raise funds. We raced back from the recent December show so that you, our readers, can take a look at some of the great merchandise that was available.

Swaine Lori Baby, $795; Kestner AT, $9900; 1159 S & H lady doll, $1895, glass-eyed pouty in sleigh, $1600. Fritzi’s Antique Dolls, Yorkville, IL.

19” Joanny, $7500. Nancy McCray, Cedar Rapids, IA. 40

Block letter FG, $4500. Margaret Kincaid, Baltimore, MD.

Opulence for the dollhouse. Ann Timpson, Essex Fells, NJ.

Hertel Schwab 163 googly. Connie and Jay Lowe, Lancaster, PA.

All original brown Steiner, $4900. Janet Weber, My Precious Rose, Brooklyn, NY.


A great example of Dorothy Heizer’s talents. Laura Turner, Frizzelburg Antiques, Westminster, MD.

Dorothy Hunt, Sweetbriar Auctions, holds a new addition to her collection.

Moira Hatton, Stafford Springs, CT.

Heubach 6970 pouty girl, $4500 and character boy, $1350. Becky and Andy Ourant, Village Doll and Toy Shop, Adamstown, PA.

Going home with Tore Scelso, Saratoga Springs, NY, were these dolls by Norwegian doll artist Ronnaug Pettersen.

14” Kestner 220 toddler, $2995; 6” Gladdie, $4495 and the 13” Schmidt 1288 toddler, $3995. Shari McMasters, Sunbonnet Baby Doll Shoppe, Cambridge, OH.

A size 6 A.T., $55,000 with companion Teddy, $4900. Carmel Doll Shop, Carmel, CA.

A tiny wood body china, $3200. Sue Kallen, Bonita, CA.

Gottschalk blue roof dollhouse, $4200. Toys in the Attic, Golden, CO.

22” Steiner A-13, $5500. Two Beths Antique Dolls, Cincinnati, OH.

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Steva Allgood, Billye Harris’ helpful assistant, holds a doll by Grace Corry Rockwell, $1595. Ashley’s Dolls, Whitsett, NC.

The palest of bisques on this Schmitt, $9000. Marian Maus, Ellicott City, MD.

19” Kley & Hahn 526, $4200. Ann Lloyd, Doylestown, PA.

A tiny Taufling, $498. Jan Foulke, Lancaster, PA.

The Mary Merritt Museum is closed, but Marjorie Ann Yocum and her mother Marjorie Merritt Darrah are still going strong at the Gaithersburg show.

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18-1/2” E 8 J, $6950. Rick Saxman, Valley Forge, PA.

Valerie Fogel, North Bend, WA, with a lovely all original fashion, $3800.

28” Long Face Jumeau, $10,995. Val Star, Wayne, IL.

A tiny glass eyed china, $3,950. Marshall Martin, Folsom, CA.

17” Kestner 185 character, $4800. Audrey Fanning, Dolls Etc., Port Orange, FL.

Johanna Kraemer, Bad Wimpfen, Germany, specializes in dolls and miniatures.


The kids are all tucked in bed in this Bliss dollhouse. Sondra Krueger, Forest Ranch, CA.

23” Barrois fashion, $6500. Nancy Smith, Natik, MA.

13” Jumeau Depose, $4195. Deborah Fratino, Westport, CT.

All original Parian, $3,000. Jackie Allington, Miami, FL.

This Kestner 129, priced at $925, has provenance from the Martha Chase family. Dorothy McGonagle, Sudbury, MA.

17” Kathe Kruse, Mary Ann Spinelli, Temecula, CA.

Nearly identical molds, one in china and one a parian. Sheila Needle, Oceanside, CA.

French automaton with rare Jumeau portrait head. Richard Wright Antiques, Birchrunville, PA.

An original box with twelve 4” Felix characters by Schoenhut. Andrew Yaffee, Ramsey, NJ.

Randy Farrar, proprietor of The Country Squire, Milton, MA, specializing in fine miniature furniture.

The Calico Teddy, Baltimore, MD, offered the Chad Valley Ooloo for $3800, Bonzo, $2300 and French Bull dog for $2100.

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3. A close-up photo shows the original flatsoled black leather boots belonging to the “covered wagon” style doll in photo one.

1. An example of a “Covered Wagon” china doll dating from the 1840’s – 50’s period. This lovely doll has an original cloth body and limbs with an exquisite gown made from antique lace materials. The hairstyle shows the typical vertical sausage curls which circle around the back of her head.

2. This “Flat Top” china head doll dates from the 1860’s period. Her antique cloth body is homemade, with shaped cotton hands and feet. Her costume was replaced using authentic fabrics and styles of the period. The doll has some slight speckling known as “kiln dirt” on her nose area, but it is not severe enough to detract from her beauty.

Charming Chinas:

Affordable China Head Dolls by Jacqueline Wilson ~ photos by Russ Wilson

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ith the popularity of many categories of antiques on the decline in today’s economy, it is refreshing to see that the antique doll market is still going strong. A visit to any antique show or a browse through the listings of antique dolls offered for sale on internet auction sites only proves to strengthen this theory. Vintage dolls continue to garner strong prices for examples in excellent condition, with both beginning and long time collectors continuing to add dolls to their growing collections. It was during the 1930’s period that doll collecting began to be recognized as a rewarding and worthwhile hobby. The first doll clubs began to pop up all over the world, where excited doll enthusiasts gathered to share facts and information about their new

found hobby. It is interesting to note that in these early days of doll collecting, bisque headed dolls were not appreciated at all. A visit to any thrift shop during the 1930’s period would often yield a variety of abandoned bisque dolls lying on tables or offered in variety bins for merely a few cents each. Even French dolls could sometimes be found at these locations, as there was little interest in accumulating this type of “secondhand” doll. It was, in fact, china head dolls that were avidly sought by collectors during this time period, and many doll lovers assembled large collections strictly featuring china head types. While a few china head dolls were produced in other countries, the vast majority of dolls available were manufactured in Germany.

4. A beautiful large china head doll with provenance. The doll has an interesting hairstyle, with moulded rolls on each side on the top of her head. Dating to exactly 1887, this wonderful Victorian china has managed to retain her original clothing. 5. This original photograph shows the same doll pictured with her original owner. Note that the dress is the same one that she still wears today! 45


6. A wonderful 1870’s “Highland Mary” china doll with her original gown. Her distinctive full bangs show finely painted brush marks, and the cloth body and china limbs are original.

7. Another lovely china head doll dating from the 1880’s. This pretty china shows another variation of a hairstyle popular during the late 19th century, and has her original cloth body with leather arms. The feet have sewn-on heeled leather boots with silk tassels. 8. Right: “Dorothy” is an example of the so-called “Pet Name” china dolls popular from the 1890’s well into the early 1900’s. Her original factory body is printed with colourful flags of the world. 46

It seems ironic how times have changed our collecting habits. Anyone following our current doll trends is well aware that it is the bisque headed dolls today that are commanding the most attention from collectors, as well as the heftiest prices. China head dolls have taken a back seat to their bisque headed sisters, and luckily for collectors there are a variety of beautiful antique china dolls offered for sale on today’s market. Even beginning collectors with little money to invest will find examples of china head dolls that are well within their limited budgets. There are such a variety of china head dolls available that it is wise to do some homework first before going out and making an initial purchase. Learning to differentiate between an early china head doll and the more common varieties manufactured well into the twentieth century is imperative if you are to make wise and well informed choices. While it is a good idea to invest in a book devoted entirely to china head dolls, I will attempt to describe some of the most popular styles that can be easily found today. For decades collectors have referred to certain styles of china heads by specific names, such as “Covered Wagon”, “Flat–Top”, “Highland Mary”, or “Common” china heads. These names, and others like them were derived from the style of moulded hair used on each individual china head. The various names are used to identify each style of doll, and were not the names given to the dolls by manufacturers when the heads were originally produced.

“Covered Wagon” china dolls are among the earliest dolls that were made with a glazed china head, and the name can be attributed to the dolls because they are the style that was often seen in the arms of little girls travelling by covered wagons in the 1840’s. The dolls hair is styled with a part down the middle, and lies straight on either side of the head. The china heads often have a slight pink tint to the china, known as “pink lustre” to china doll enthusiasts. Moulded-on vertical sausage curls appear on each side of the doll’s head, continuing all the way around to the back. The hair was generally painted black, and blue eyes were the most common, but brown eyed dolls were also issued, and surviving examples with brown eyes are most sought after. The dolls usually had homemade bodies made from cloth, but some dolls were sold with factory made bodies as well. Dolls with homemade bodies often have cloth arms and legs, but china arms and legs with flat soled boots are also found on Covered Wagon chinas. While these early dolls are becoming harder to find, there are still enough available for sale to make it relatively easy to acquire a good example for your collection. One of the easiest types of china head dolls to find today is the socalled “Flat-Top” china that was first issued during the 1860’s period. “Flat-Tops” or “Civil War” china dolls as they are also known continued to be manufactured into the 1880’s period, and were made in both black and blonde hair colors, with black being the most common. The dolls have a characteristic “flat” hairstyle with an exposed forehead and several curls that form around the back of the doll’s head. A line representing a center part is also usually present. Bodies will most likely be made of cloth, either with cloth or leather arms and legs, or china arms and legs with flat soled boots. Boots on glazed china legs can be black or brown, but will sometimes appear in pretty colors such as green, orange or pink. Dolls made towards the end of production that have original


factory limbs may have china boots with heels, which were in the style worn by fashionable ladies of the 1880’s. Try to choose dolls that are well painted with even features, and avoid dolls that have severe “kiln dirt”, a type of black speckling that was caused by unclean kilns that left permanent black pepper-like spots under the glaze of china faces. Another type of popular china head doll produced from the 1860’s to the 1880’s is the “Highland Mary” doll. “These china dolls have easy to recognize hairstyles with full bangs across the front of the forehead. Visible brush strokes often appear where the bangs are painted. The doll shown in photo six was produced during the 1870’s and has managed to retain her original clothing. Her body is made of cloth, with attached china limbs, and she has well painted features. She has the typical black painted hair, but blonde “Highland Mary” dolls were also produced. The handmade shawl and doll size purse were added by the collector, and are not original. Like all china head dolls produced, Highland Mary dolls were available in a variety of sizes, from tiny dollhouse examples right up to dolls as large as a real child. Of all of the china head dolls available to find today the “Common” china varieties are undoubtedly the most plentiful. “Common” or “Low Brow” china head dolls as they are also known were issued by the millions from the late 1800’s right up until the 1930’s. Some doll collectors today may remember them from their own childhood, when small dolls were often given as Christmas presents to little girls attending church services or parties. “Common” china head dolls are easily recognizable, with their deep waves of moulded-on curls that sit low on the forehead. The dolls were available in a wide range of sizes in both black and blonde hair, with some less common types showing hair in tones of brown. The quality of the dolls varied greatly, and while some are beautifully painted, others can be quite crude, with hastily painted features that are often uneven or too highly colored. “Kiln dirt” is also frequently found on the “Common” china heads, and these dolls should be avoided since this style is so easily found today.

9. “Miss McPhee” is an all original “Common” china head doll that was purchased recently for only $50.00. Her costume is hand-sewn from violet silk and black lace, including lovely original undergarments made from fine cotton with delicate cut-work. The antique straw hat is not original.

10. Another 14 inch “Common” china head doll poses in her all-original flowered costume. The leg-o-mutton sleeves and pert hat help to date this charming doll to the 1890’s period.

11. An all-original blonde haired “Common” china doll stands beside the antique box which accompanied her. The doll wears an original homespun pioneer style outfit and came complete with a note describing how the doll was given to a young girl in the 1930’s by her original owner.

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13. When choosing “Common” china head dolls for your collection, try to purchase examples with well painted features, such as this large blonde china head.

12. Although this small size china head doll is dressed in an 1860’s Civil War style costume, the doll is of a much later date (1920’s-30’s). Her printed cotton dress was meticulously made by an expert seamstress of the period.

Among the more interesting common china varieties are the “Pet Name” china dolls, a type of “Common” china with a fancy moulded-on collar and yoke, along with the doll’s name rendered in gilt lettering. An example of a “Pet Name” china doll appears in photo eight. This delightful doll is called Dorothy, and she has the typical features that all “Pet Name” china dolls possess. Note the moulded bodice with her name emblazoned in gilt. Little girls of the era loved the “Pet Name” china dolls, and they continued to be sold well into the 1930’s. Like the doll pictured, many of the “Common” and “Pet Name” china dolls had factory bodies that were printed with colourful pictures, such as flowers, animals or ABC’s. The doll shown has an interesting factory original body showing flags of the world, a feature thought to be educational to the doll’s small owner! Dating china head dolls to an exact year of manufacture can be extremely difficult considering that the various styles were continued for many decades. As a general rule dolls made prior to 1891 are usually unmarked, 48

although certain manufacturers such as Meissen and Kling of Germany did mark their fine quality dolls with identifying markings. Dolls of this date may also have a mould mark or number, which usually identified the size of the head. After 1891 most dolls will have a country of origin moulded into the back of the shoulder plate, such as “Germany”. Dolls made after 1900 may also be marked “Made in Germany”, helping to at least date a doll to the 19th or 20th century. When choosing china dolls for your collection, try to pick examples that are as original as possible, and avoid dolls that have serious damage such as chips or cracks. Having an original body is a definite asset, regardless of whether the body is homemade or factory made. It is always better to have an original cloth body with repairs or stains rather than a replaced body, so do resist the urge to replace original parts unless absolutely necessary. Remember that bodies and limbs can be replaced several times over the years so it can be difficult to determine if a body on an older china is truly the original. Value can also be added for original or period clothing. If a doll has a replaced costume it should be in a style and fabric that is appropriate to the age of the doll. Nothing saddens me more than to see a beautiful antique

doll dressed from head to toe in polyester fabrics, so please stick to authentic materials such as cottons, silks, linen or wool. Dolls with a provenance, such as those with a known history, or dolls that still retain photographs of the original owner holding the doll are very desirable. The doll that appears in photo four has all of these sought after characteristics, including her original handmade two piece blouse and skirt that is also shown in the photograph (dated 1887) with her young owner. Other qualities that increase the value and rarity of a china head doll include fancy intricate hairstyles, brown eyes, inset glass eyes, open mouths with moulded teeth, swivel necks, unusual shades of hair, pierced ears designed to hold earrings and dolls with glued on wigs (often known as Biedermeirs). Prices greatly increase when any of these distinct features are present. Easy to find antique china dolls, such as the “Flat Top” variety, can still be found at antique shows and through internet auctions for under $200, often with their original clothing still intact. Common china heads are among the bargains of the doll world, with all original examples often selling for $100 or less. The all original 10 inch china head doll shown in photo nine was purchased recently at a cost of only $50. The doll is in perfect condition, and she even has a factory original body with colourful printed on animals and letters. The beautiful costume is completely hand-sewn, and is made from antique lavender silk trimmed in black cotton lace. Her antique woven straw hat dates from the 1890’s and helps to complete the doll’s outfit, but was purchased separately and is not original to the doll. I hope that seeing photographs of these lovely affordable dolls has inspired you to start your own collection of china head dolls. Who knows? Perhaps china head dolls will eventually regain the immense popularity that they enjoyed in the 1930’s, and will be on their way to once again holding their own against the ever popular bisques!


Elegant Etta Boudoir Dolls E

by Bonnie Groves

tta cloth boudoir dolls, made only in the 1920’s, are not easy to find and for many reasons are among my favorite boudoir dolls. The costuming was superior and ranged from contemporary vamps to lavish period ladies. The hand painted facial expressions of the dolls show such different personalities in each unique doll. They reflect a time of elegance and are a bit naughty as well. This contradiction seemed rampant in the 1920’s. It was an interesting era! Etta boudoir dolls were made in New York City from 1927-1930 by Miss Etta Kidd. This women only company made cloth art and boudoir dolls. An ad in Playthings advertised, “For the first time in the history of America, the attempt to rival European creations of Boudoir dolls, art novelties and pillows has been successful. Etta, Inc. claims this distinction by offering a varied and increasing line of extraordinarily attractive boudoir dolls, novelties d’art, pillows and bags of the vogue, animals and toys of topical interest.” Most Etta boudoir dolls are 30 inches long, are all cloth and have swivel heads. They are often confused with Blossom Company boudoir dolls which also made in New York, but in the 1930’s, after the Etta doll company had closed. Was the stock market crash to blame for the company closing? Gerling Toy Company cloth boudoir dolls, made in the 1920’s, in New York, also had a similar appearance, 2 confusing the identification process even more. In her excellent article in Dolls magazine, November 2002, Patricia Brill speculates that Etta Kidd might have been a doll designer for Gerling, before starting her own doll company. The construction and molding of Gerling and Etta dolls is very close, although they have slightly different face painting and wig treatment. In a discussion of Etta

dolls with Pat, she thinks that originally Etta had their doll faces made in France and shipped to the USA. Finished dolls might also have been made in France. This explains the variations in facial painting and costuming. The Gerling Doll Company also imported their dolls from France and Germany. Their molds were made for the company in Europe and perhaps even painted there. As an American 1 importer they would have had to create their own face molds for production in a German or French factory. This was a common practice for boudoir doll companies in the 1920’s. Some boudoir dolls of this period are tagged and some are not. Some Etta boudoir dolls have inset lashes, some do not. Ettas and Gerlings have painted lashes under the eye. Ettas and Gerlings have a line painted in the crease of the eyelid. The later Blossoms had a line painted over the lashes and no lashes painted under the eye. Ettas have very distinctive painted eye shadow often pale lavender. Gerlings have more of an airbrushed shadow. Only later Blossoms have painted eye shadow. Etta dolls have a more heart-shaped face than Gerlings or Blossoms. The lips also have a distinctive darker line painted in the corners. The legs of both Ettas and Gerlings are shaped with a small ankle and a well defined calf instead of the straight legs of Blossoms. Many Ettas and Gerlings are made with gusseted legs at the knees for ease in posing them for sitting. Blossoms do not have this knee bend. 3 The fingers of the hands are stitched like Blossoms and Gerlings. Blossom boudoir dolls have a distinctive half moon shaped eyelid

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molding. Ettas and Gerlings do not. Some Ettas have silk floss wigs, as well as mohair wigs. Blossoms only have mohair wigs - or in the example of the smokers, painted on wigs. Ettas and Blossoms have swivel heads. Gerlings do not. Are you thoroughly confused yet? The photographs might help you to see the slight differences in these three types of boudoir dolls. My first Etta doll arrived in my collection back in the early 1990’s. I have collected boudoir dolls for so long, that dealer friends were always thinking of me when they had a different boudoir doll. My first Etta was tagged on her rear and the dealer included a pinned on description from Cloth Dolls by Polly Judd about the Etta Doll Company (photo 1). That began my love affair with Etta Boudoir dolls! Etta dolly number one, The Pink Vamp, is all original with a pink silk ruffled pants outfit, long inset eyelashes and she had a very full- but messy honey blonde mohair wig. I gave her a bit of a wig restyling and somewhere in her travels she acquired a bonnet. Boudoir dolls love hats and usually find one, if theirs has been lost along the way! With age, a few signs of shattering have appeared in her costume but she is a wonderful example of an original tagged Etta Doll! Many of the Ettas I found after her were not tagged but are original and just as lovely. A doll purchased on Ebay is all original, but shabby with a tattered, melting, silk costume. I rarely buy a doll in this condition, but she called to me. I call her my Cinder-Etta! Her costume is handmade from a McCall’s pattern available for home sewers who wanted to dress their own boudoir dolls (photo 2). Like many dolls of this period, Ettas might have been offered undressed. Her gown is in alternating panels of pink silk and a flowered print silk with scalloped edges. She has a shawl collar and a strand of long pearls. Her white silk slip is in lovely shape and she has a second slip of a stiff material. She has white silk pantalettes trimmed with lace. Her shaped legs have silk stockings and she has lovely silver boudoir doll shoes. Her wig was once white mohair but with age it has turned gray. I love her original cloche hat made out of the same flowered silk print material and trimmed with fur and ribbon flowers. A lot of love, expertise and time went into dressing Cinder-Etta! The most recent Etta I have acquired is also tagged and very near “mint”. She wears a dress made out of a stiff material with gold metallic and net stripes and alternating ribbon like stripes (photo 3). Her hat is green felt, trimmed with silk poms. The costume is trimmed in green velvet ribbon that had faded a bit where the sun has hit the folds. She also wears a matching cape. The doll I call Christmas Queen is in red, ruffled taffeta, with silver sequin trimming (photo 4). When I purchased her she had what looked like a grease stain on the hem of her gown. I rummaged in my vintage trimmings box and came up with a strip of 1920’s silver sequins from an old gown that was just perfect to cover the stain and matched the rest of


her trimmings exactly! She has side glancing blue eyes with inset lashes- but no lashes painted under her eyes. My first untagged Etta was a blonde in a street length lavender gown (photo 5). She is 30 inches tall with side glancing big blue eyes, painted lashes and a curly blonde short mohair wig. Her costume is lavender rayon with dotted net trim with a cute daisy border, accents this and her matching cape. One of the most unusual of my Ettas measures an impressive 35 inches tall (photo 6). She has brown side glancing eyes, inset lashes, with blue shadow airbrushed under her eyes as well as the normal pale lavender over her lids! She has a very sultry look about her. Her painting is much more dramatic than some of my other Ettas, and her costume is much more lavish in the use of material and trimmings. Might she be a French Etta? Her gown is pale green silk taffeta, trimmed with delicate lace. She has lace trimmed matching pantalettes and the most elaborate lace garters with ribbon roses hold up her silk stockings! She has a ring sewn on one finger and earrings sewn on under her very full light brown mohair wig. Her vintage hat was added. The Etta smoker has side glancing brown eyes and inset lashes, but no lash painting under her eyes (photo 7). Her eyes are not painted as wide open as the other Etta dolls, except for the Christmas Queen who has that slitted eye look also, and no lashes painted under her eyes. Her cigarette is original to the doll. In my years of collecting I have not seen another Etta smoker. The pierette doll may be an early Etta. I love her white “Mary Pickford” long mohair curls (photo 8). Her face is smaller than most of my other Ettas but she has all the same characteristics and the Etta face shape too. She is only twenty-seven inches tall. Her hands are unstitched. She has blue side glancing eyes with white eye shadow painted above the eyelid. She has a swivel head and shaped legs that are gusseted at the knee. Peachy (photo 9) is a similar doll with a smaller face and unstitched fingers but all the rest of the early Etta characteristics: turned head, shaped legs gusseted at the knees and the Etta face shape and mouth. She is also twenty-seven inches tall. Her eye shadow is painted differently with a white accent in the middle of her eyelids. Her brown eyes are glancing to the right with lashes painted under the eyes and in the corners above her eyes. Her blonde mohair curls are also in the popular Mary Pickford style. My Most elaborate Etta is dressed as a Lady of the French Court (photo 10), perhaps Madame Pompadour? She may have been another of the French made Etta dolls. Her white mohair wig is in a very 18th century style, with puffs and curls and adorned with a dainty rosette side tipped hat. Her rose pink silk taffeta gown is shattering slightly and lavishly trimmed with lace on the inset cream silk front panel. She wears a pearl necklace as many turn head dolls of this era do. Her bloomers are lace trimmed and she has the stiff slip found on many boudoir dolls of this era. She has silk stockings and her black satin boudoir doll shoes match the black velvet ribbon accents on her costume. Her pristine face is so serene, but there seems to be a bit of a twinkle of mischief in her eye! She is a very special doll and I feel lucky to have found her. Ettas, Blossoms and Gerlings – once you see the dolls together the small differences are apparent and you can tell one from the other (photo 11). All are very beautiful examples of boudoir dolls, but Etta, because of the history of employing women back in the 1920’s and because they are hard to find as well as very lovely, has a special place in my heart. I only wish that more was known about Etta Kidd. Her dolls are certainly addictive and enchanting!

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Bisque - Bye-Lo Baby, bisque head with circumference under 14”. Sharon O’Halloran

Modern Competitive Exhibit Blue Ribbon Winners Part I UFDC's This concludes our coverage of the competitive exhibits for last year's UFDC national convention. We hope you enjoyed this look back at the wonderful dolls that won blue ribbons and for those who were unable to attend, we hope it might encourage you to be a part of next year's convention in Atlanta, GA.

Bisque - Bye-Lo Baby, bisque head with circumference under 14”. Barbara Close Bisque - All bisque "Action" Kewpie, 8 inches or under. Jan Banneck

Bisque - All bisque "Action" Kewpie, 8 inches or under. Arlene Norsworthy

Bisque - All bisque doll, marked "Germany," after 1920, 8 inches or under. Patricia Morely

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Bisque - Nancy Ann Storybook, jointed arms and legs, Seasons Series. Lynne Neagle

Photographed at the United Federation of Doll Clubs National Convention Photos taken by Keith Kaonis

Bisque – Vogue dressed as Peggy Jean, marked Just Me, 8 inches or under. Susan Grabel

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Celluloid - Parson Jackson, stork mark, baby or toddler. Cynthia Oregon

Celluloid - German marked, excludes molded clothes, 12 inches or under. Left, Sally Roscoe. Right, Evelyn Rutledge

Celluloid Japanese marked, excludes molded clothes, 12 inches or under. Gina Cass Celluloid Dressed in ethnic costume, 12 inches or under. Name not visible

Celluloid - Dressed in ethnic costume, 12 inches or under. Ellie Kringer

Cloth - Norah Wellings doll, excluding sailors. Left, Janis Silberhorn. Right, Kathleen Gordon Smith

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Cloth - Bernard Ravca doll, made in France, 1924-1939. Liz Krezowski


Cloth - Vintage doll or marionette made from Edith Flack Ackley doll pattern. Left, Patricia McCaughin. Right, Sharon Zerkel

Cloth - American, before 1940, excluding Raggedy Ann and Andy, 18 inches or under. Left, Bruckner. Karen D’Onofrio. Right, “Sweets” by Maud Tousey Fangel. Deanna Pinizotto

Composition Madame Alexander Kate Greenaway. Ursula Mertz

Cloth - Lenci, Mascotte, 9 inches or under, before 1950. Kathleen Gordon Smith

Composition - Effanbee, Patsykin/ Patsykins, marked Patsy Jr. Above, Betty Ann Leigh. Below, Mary Lee Stallings

Composition Raleigh all composition child. Judith Vaughn

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Composition - Amberg, straight leg, pre 1920, 16 inches or under. Margo DeLaughter Composition American Character, straight leg, marked or tagged Petite. Left, Marie Gardyne. Right, Betty Ann Leigh

Composition Any maker, two dolls sold as a pair, no boxes or trunk, 16 inches or under. Left, Flo Burnside. Below, Barbara Kouri

Composition Horsman baby, 1930-1950, 20 inches or under. Sheri Kaplan

Composition - Ichimatsu ningyo, Japanese play doll, composition or papier mache head, 20 inches or under. Left, Ursula Mertz. Right, Maurine Sturer Hard Plastic - Nancy Ann Storybook, Muffie, straight leg, nonwalker. Lillian Ross 56


Hard Plastic - Vogue Ginny, painted eyes or painted lash sleep eyes, strung, in original sports outfit. Susan Grabel

Hard Plastic - Mary Hoyer in factory made outfit, 14 inches or under. Left, Sarah Hughes Right, Carol Shurvinton

Hard Plastic - Ideal, Toni, P-91. Anne Lien

Hard Plastic - Effanbee, Honey, all hard plastic, nonwalker. PRESIDENT’S CHOICE. Sheri Van Opijnen

Hard Plastic - Mdme. Alexander Little Women. Peggy Labom

Hard Plastic - No manufacturer’s name, marked "Made in U.S.A." JoAnn Taylor

Hard Plastic American Character Tiny Tears. Patty Asker

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Steiff Bear before 1930, 18 inches or under. Left, Anne Wells. Right, William Zito

American Bear - before 1950, 16 inches or under. Pam Coghlan

German Bear - excluding Steiff, before 1950, 16 inches or under. Left, Pam Coghlan. Right, Cindy Tarnoff

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English Bear before 1950, 16 inches or under. Top, Molly Mullican. Bottom, Patricia Morely


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This tiny 12" Princess has it all! Magical spiral threaded blue eyes, perfect bisque from head to fingertip, Chevrot body with hinged arms and wooden legs, gorgeous antique couture dress and bonnet, original cork pate and beautiful, long blonde antique mohair wig. This tiny size 3 Bru Jne bebe may not have the tongue her sisters have, but she certainly has the look that captivates and a price to tempt! $18,500

Like a warm fire, this bebe's toffee gaze envelopes you; escorting you back through the pages of time. Tresses, still bound by silk ribbons fashioned long ago, tumble to the waist of her antique ruffled dress of lavish pleating and trim work. This is a doll with presence, blessed by the perfection of creamy bisque, lavishly painted eyes and lips, and original stamped, chunky body w/ straight wrists. Perfectly wonderful. $9500

Early 19th Century Block Puzzle - Richly decorated blocks in the original wooden box ca. 1840-50. A delight to solve each of the colorful and artistically rendered scenes and perfect for the doll room. $225

Dressed in her Sunday best, this little treasure with smokey topaz eyes, peach cheeks and plump rosy lips seems about to speak. Her pronounced tongue only deepens this notion! Dressed in her spunsugar pink dress with lavish ruffled lace and antique pink enameled Bebe pin, original period bonnet and blessed with a thick, antique mohair wig; she is undeniably a sweet confection. Bebe resides on the desirable Chevrot body with perfect bisque hands, bisque shoulder plate and hinged wooden legs. Happiness this year means acquiring this tempting morsel at a tempting price thanks to an indiscernible beauty mark. Please call for details! A rare find, this stunning Parian Lady with amazingly beautiful floral crown in exquisite detail. Each fragile petal and leaf is executed in minute detail and graced with delicate pastel shades of blues and pinks with touches of coppery metallic highlights. She also has a lovely molded yellow bead necklace on her shoulder plate which resides on her antique cloth body w/ kid hands and china feet molded into circumspect black lace up boots. She is garbed in a deep azure period coat dress with antique petticoats and undergarments. A very special treasure at $2200

Happy New Year! Ceylon sapphires are surely held captive in the spirals of these mesmerizing eyes. An early Jumeau bebe borne of a creativity that mastered the craft of doll making, this stunning bebe will absorb you. Mlle.Jumeau is graced with an early chunky body w/ straight wrists and original patina, creamy bisque masterfully shaded with subtle hues of mauve and peach. Royal blue antique ensemble with soutache and delicate lace trim, pale blue antique bonnet, antique french cut shoes, luxuriant ash blonde mohair wig and cork pate complete this fabulous doll. An hidden flaw makes this doll accessible. Perfect; the 7 over EJ books for twelve thousand dollars or better. Truly an opportunity. CALL FOR PRICING


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The World's Significant Doll Collections A re A uctioned B y T heriault ' s We'd Like To Be Considered When You're Parting With Yours the dollmasters

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For more than thirty-five years Theriault's has been known internationally for auctions of rare and beautiful dolls. Some of the collections we have sold are known worldwide, their owners famous and recognized, their scope immense. Some have been very private, unknown in collecting circles, their owners cherishing anonymity. And still others were quite small, choice, select. In each case, when called upon, we humbly accepted the responsibility of handling these collections with detail and care. We listened to your concerns and wants, respected your privacy if that was desired, or created a commemorative auction and catalogue for the family to cherish. And, always, attended to the business of realizing the most end-money in your pocket. During all of that time, I have been appraising and cataloging the dolls that appear in Theriault's auction catalogues. It has been my privilege to work with devoted collectors, avid researchers, and among the world's most beautiful and rare dolls. Of course, not each day is so privileged, and not each doll, at first glance, so beautiful or rare. My responsibility then, as I see it, is to keep my eye on the ball, to seek out in each and every doll what makes it special, and to give each and every doll its day. Until the dolls are finally sold, they are, after all, your dolls. And we never forget that. Never in thirty five years. P O B o x 151 • A n n a p o l i s , M D 214 0 4 • Te l . 410 - 2 2 4 - 3 6 5 5 • Fa x 410 - 2 2 4 - 2 515 • w w w. t h e r i a u l t s . c o m

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Visit my website: www.grandmasatticdolls.com 1. - 2. 10 1/2" Early Portrait Jumeau Bebe, light blue p/w eyes, orig. full skin wig & orig. cork pate. Wears ALL orig. couture costume w/piping at edges, lace & pleats adorning her magnificent burgundy silk dress w/ orig. matching hat adorned w/lace & ribbons, orig. Jumeau earrings & shoes (shoes have wear). On her orig. early "signed" Jumeau 8 ball st. wrist body in great condition. Darling soulful expression. Rare tiny size AMAZING Bebe & a true attic find!!! She is VERY SPECIAL!! $20,500. 3. 11" JDK #211 "Sammy" Character Baby, o/cl/mo, light blue sl. eyes, orig. mohair wig & plaster pate. Wears a darling batiste ant. baby gown & knitted hat. On her orig. Kestner bent limb baby body. Incredible modeling & perfect mint bisque. Absolutely adorable!!! And only…$750. 4. 5 1/2" All Bisque French Mignonette, immaculate pale bisque w/finest decoration, blue set glass eyes, closed dome, orig. magnificent long mohair wig w/a chignon. Wears orig. costume of blue & ecru silk & lace trim w/silk covered buttons & pleats in the back, plus orig. organdy & lace underclothing, blue 2 strap shoes w/tiny black painted bow & high white stockings. On her perfect orig. all bisque body w/swivel neck. I have never seen one this beautiful. Clothing is to die for!!! 1 OUTSTANDING face!!! $4850. 5. 16 1/2" Simon & Halbig #739 Character, blue p/w eyes, mint bisque, fabulous orig. auburn mohair wig & pate. Wears magnificent ant. red silk dress, ant. red leather shoes & great ant. Fr. hat. She is on her orig. S & H body & made for the Fr. trade. This rare character is absolutely gorgeous. $2675. 6. Set of Bathing Beauties, MINT bisque overall. These are very rare, one having finely painted nipples & delicate hands that are away from her body. Both have orig. clothing of net & silk ribbons, in perfect condition. One has orig. mohair wig & the other has fabulous replaced very ornate mohair wig. Each have blue painted shoes & painted eyes. They are made by the same company & go great together. I have personally owned them for about twenty years. One is marked Germany. I can't see the mark on the other which may be under her 4 clothing. They are just MAGNIFICENT!!!! Approximately 4" H & 6" L. $4200. for the pair. 7. - 8. 15 1/2" F.G. Block Letter Bebe, blue threaded p/w eyes, magnificent orig. full auburn mohair wig w/curls & braid w/ auburn feathered brows, orig. pate, immaculate pale bisque & desirable molded Bru type tongue tip. Wears her orig. lace dress w/silk ribbons, Fr. ant. leather shoes & the most magnificent ant. Fr. velvet & silk hat. On her orig. early chunky st. wrist body. She is OUTSTANDING!!! $9875. 9. - 10. 18" Mechanical Steiner Bebe "Gigoteur", gorgeous bisque, orig. mohair wig, early cl. dome, magnificent blue p/w eyes, o/mo w/ teeth, working mechanism w/key wind that makes her cry, turns her head from side to side, waves arms & legs kick. Known as kicking screaming Steiner & with good reason. ALL orig. silk & lace dress, bonnet & orig. 7 shoes & socks. One of the most beautiful I have ever had. Great cabinet size & absolutely gorgeous!! $3995. - SALE $3475. 11. 13" Portrait-Type French Belton, cl/mo, gorgeous bisque, br. p/w eyes, orig. mohair wig & pate. Wears her Factory orig. velvet costume & is orig. from head to toes, incl. her undies. Has one pulled through earring hole which I believe was in the making. On her orig. early 8 ball st. wrist Belton body. Absolutely beautiful with a darling soulful expression. Has the face of a French Portrait Jumeau & made for the Fr. trade!! $2950. 12. - 13. 10" Steiner C Series Bebe w/blue lever eyes, early mauve blush under her beautifully painted brows, immaculate pale bisque, orig. lambs wool wig & orig. Steiner pate. Wears a magnificent ant. Fr. two piece pink silk costume adorned w/lace & her orig. shoes & socks & a fabulous Fr. ant. hat. On her orig. Steiner body in great condition. Has a delicate round face with the best modeling, a perfect working eye mechanism & an EXTRAORDINARILY beautiful face! Rare tiny size Bebe!! Only…$15,000.

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Marked Heubach figurine in sitting position, 8” in height. $350 Marked Heubach figurine in lying position, 8-1/2” in length $350 An absolutely adorable 18” Hertel & Schwab 165 googly. Marked on rear of head 165-9; she is on a jointed toddler body and wearing antique clothing with a tosca colored mohair wig. $7500 Desirable as well as appealing, this 13” JDK 221 googly is just a perfect cabinet size doll. On a chunky straight wristed toddler body, she too is also wearing antique clothing. $8500 A fine all original 20” Tete Jumeau in “Couture” clothing with marked Jumeau shoes. The best of the best, this young lady has a most expressive face, large blue paperweight eyes, original French mohair wig, and a fabulous outfit. Marked on rear of head TETE JUMEAU #9, she has flawless peaches and cream bisque. This French Bebe is for the discerning collector who wants and outstanding example for their collection!! $8250


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French Fashion Dolls from Left to Right

18” Maison Huret, a perfect, glass-eyed, swivel-neck version of the classic poupee, who is the unusual “rod neck” model – the earliest of the glass-eyed dolls. This exceptionally pretty Huret features spiral-threaded blue glass eyes, a lovely blonde wig styled in soft curls and her original gutta-percha body (with restoration). Mademoiselle Huret wears a gorgeous dress of floral-printed gauze in pale lavender, along with a Huret bonnet in rosepink silk, plus antique ankle boots in cream leather. $26,500. 17-1/2” China Huret, circa 1850s – a first generation shoulderhead model from the illustrious firm, featuring a very sensitive expression, soft blue eyes, and a curly lamb wig. On an articulated wooden body, she wears a Huret dress which once resided in the trousseau of the very special Huret Blondinette Davranches. $18,500.

15” Darling, round-face Bru featuring perfect bisque, blue glass eyes, and the original blonde wig. On the patented-Bru, articulated wooden body, she wears a lovely reception gown in cream silk stripe, with lace, flower and bead trim. An exquisite Bru in a desirable cabinet size! $9800.

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cream satin, lace, and orange blossoms – one could not ask for a more wonderful cabinetsized E.B. $7900. 14” F.G. fashion on a classic kid body, featuring lovely blue glass eyes, and wearing a stunning cream satin bridal ensemble for her special day! $3200. 26” Portrait Jumeau fashion Gentleman with perfect bisque, brown paperweight eyes, and a wonderful skin wig. Handsomely costumed as a military officer, he is adorned with brass buttons and Dresden paper medals – even a saber! Your ladies will swoon! $9800. 22-1/2” Fashion shoulderhead lady impressed P.G. for Gaudinot-Popineau, with lovely bisque, expressive blue glass eyes, and an original brunette wig, all on a classic kid leather body. An exceptional presentation makes this very rare doll a winner. $4950. 21-1/2” 1860s-era fashionable lady who we attribute to Eugene Barrois, with a perfect bisque head and shoulderplate, beautiful bisque, blue paperweight eyes with prominent mauve shadow, and the original auburn human hair wig in a pleasing style. Her classic leather body is in exceptionally clean condition (normal wear and patching) and her walking dress is spectacular for its design. A very stylish hat completes the presentation. $4500.

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SPAIN: THE CLOTH DOLL BOOM OF THE 1920’s AND 1930’s by Elizabeth K. Schmahl Several small companies in Spain produced quality cloth dolls to rival those in Italy and France.

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NEWS: PUPPENHAUSMUSEUM HALF DOLLS

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EARLY FRENCH PAPIER-MÂCHÉ DOLLS by Samy Odin It can be proven that several companies in France made papier-mâché heads.

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Gracing our cover is an elegant papier-mâché lady in her original costume, c. 1850’s, from the Musée de la Poupée-Paris. The museum’s founder, Samy Odin, discusses early papier-mâché dolls, not all of which originate in Germany. Records prove that several companies in France made papier-mâché heads, although as yet, we are not able to attribute them to specific makers. Photo Jean Dalmard - Musée de la Poupée-Paris.

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AMAZING AMANDA by Maureen Herrod A big, beautiful papier-mâche shows off her wardrobe.

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DISCOVERING A PIT BROW LASS by Erica Tanner A doll’s unusual costume leads to a fascinating history lesson.

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1. 30” Heinrich Handwerck, Simon Halbig - She is a beautiful blue eyed girl in excellent condition. This doll is costumed in lovely antique clothes & shoes. $950 2. 18” ABG #639 - She is a beautiful closed mouth doll with excellent quality bisque. This doll has a nice antique dress, shoes & wig. $850 3. 20” Limoges-France - She is a lovely blue eyed girl nicely dressed & in excellent condition. $750 4. 16” Milliners Model - She is a wonderful early doll in outstanding condition. This doll is all original & has a first place ribbon. $2650 5. 22” K * R #126 - She is a lovely, brown eyed baby dressed in antique clothes. This doll has her original wig & is very reasonably priced at $850 6. 9” A.M. #323 - This little cutie is in good condition with her original wig. She has very nice quality bisque. $950 7. 14” J.D.K. #211 - This “Sammy” doll is adorable in her antique dress, bonnet & jacket. She has her original wig & is in excellent condition. $575 8. 14” J.D.K. Baby - This blue eyed baby is adorable in her antique bunting. $475 9. 17” Kestner #226 - This sweet baby has excellent quality bisque & original body finish. She is nicely dressed in antique clothes. $675 10. 10” Chinese couple - This wonderful couple has very nice character faces & are completely original & in mint condition. $265 pair 11. 13” Nora Wellings - This doll is all original & has glass eyes. $225 12. 4 1/2” China - She is in excellent original condition. $65 13. 3 1/2” All bisque - She is a little sweetheart with wonderful original wig. $200 14. Martha Chase dolls - This is a family of 3, mother & father 16”--baby 14” They are in nice condition & have blue ribbons. $850

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Rare 19” German character 109 $14,500.

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Early French Papier-Mâché Dolls by Samy Odin

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hat’s in a name? For a long time, French collectors referred to them as “Paulines.” Yet, if we look back at the various research done over the years concerning this particular type of doll, we cannot find a unique term used by specialists to refer to these dolls made in France. The term “papier-mâché,” as brilliantly noted by Jo Elisabeth Gerken,1 is not very clear and, originally, it may not even be a French word! The British “mashed paper”, translated in Italian is “carta pesta”, and perfectly expresses the process of making this basic material: a formula of paper mixed with water, glue and other fillers to obtain a solid substance that can be easily molded. There also exists a variation that the French call “carton moulé,” a process whereby several layers of heavier carton are pressed into a mold, with the addition of glue, and sometimes other ingredients, such as gesso, to produce a resistant, thick material that is ideally suited for molding and painting. We see its use in the purest tradition of religious figures. Serious research by the Ciesliks2 and Christiane Gräfnitz3 has proven that some dolls found in France with French leather bodies had German papier-mâché heads. Yet, if one goes through the overwhelming Annuaire du Commerce and the Annuaire Parisien or consults the innumerable documents kept at the INPI (Institut National de la Protection Industrielle), the equivalent of the US Patent Office, it can be easily proven that several companies in France, and especially in Paris, made papier-mâché doll heads as much as Johann Andreas Voit in Hildburghausen, Johann Friedrich Müller in Sonneberg and Johann Daniel Kestner in Waltershausen.

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22” impeccable and all-original model from the 1850s.

Unusual fortune-teller, probably from Belgium or the Netherlands, 1840s.

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17” doll wearing a regional costume from Poitou-Charentes, around 1840.

What makes the research more difficult on the French side is the lack of explicit documents from these early Parisian companies. It is important to explain that the French manufacturers specializing in dolls during the first half of the 19th century were extremely small when compared to the size of the German companies mentioned above. It was, in the area known as “Temple”, in the third district of Paris, that the majority of these small family owned doll businesses were located. Each company certainly had its own “style” and a proper commercial strategy, but it is interesting to know that most of these early doll makers were using the very same workers. The majority of these men and women were paid “à la pièce”, for their work, and could simultaneously work for different companies, depending on the skills of each worker and the orders of each company. The variety of products manufactured by the smaller French firms was certainly not comparable to the huge production of the Germans. It is the author’s belief that none of these early French doll manufacturers ever published catalogues of their doll lines, unlike some of the larger German companies. Their doll production was more of an “impromptu” business, season after season, keeping up with a very changing demand and trying to adapt the production to the whims of the quickly changing fashions. The kind of information that is presently available to the researcher consists in the official documents, often very laconic, about the businesses and the patents that they


registered. The authors of The Encyclopedia of French Dolls4 are right in remarking of the difficulty of attributing any early papier-mâché doll to any particular French company, for none seems to be explicitly marked. However, it is plausible that research, in the future, would get to the point of being able to recognize, by simple comparison, the different styles of these dolls and, hopefully, to determine a possible link to a specific doll maker. The focus of the present article is to awaken the attention of the reader to the names and locations of some of these early French doll makers who made papier-mâché doll heads. One of the earliest records, dated of 1820, mentions the Maison Le Maire. The owner, Madame Lemaire, started as a maker of dolls with leather bodies at 112 rue Saint-Martin. Did she make papier-mâché doll heads or did she simply assemble them with leather bodies? Later, this company moved to 14 rue Chapon, then to number 2 on the same street, eventually becoming one of the most luxurious doll and toy shops of that generation. The name of Le Maire disappears from the archives around the mid-1850s. As early as 1823, the firm of Cochet is listed as a maker of “poupées en carton et empeaussées en tous genres” (carton headed dolls with leather bodies of various types). This company had its firm in Ecouen, but it had a “comptoir” in the Temple district in Paris. In the same area, also active, three decades later, was the famous “Maison Duclos”, located at 44, rue de Montmorency. This company specialized in “poupées en carton” and was in business between 1854 and 1863. Another maker who specialized in dolls’ shoulder-heads with “faux yeux” (artificial eyes), possibly made of papiermâché, was named Blondel (sometimes spelled “Blondelle”). Located at 7, rue Frépillon (re-named rue Volta in 1851), this company is listed in the Annuaire du Commerce as early as 1827. It seems to be the same firm that moved to the rue du Vertbois, at number 18, in 1830. In 1850, the widow of the founder was running the business, followed by her son, who is listed at the initial address of number 7, rue Volta during the winter of 1851/1852. What did their doll heads look like? Will anyone ever happen to find a doll with a written provenance that would help attribute it to the maison Blondel? In 1828, the name of Jean Videlier is listed as a doll manufacturer. His factory was located at 7, rue du Bourg-l’Abbé, also in the third district of Paris. According to The Encyclopedia of French Dolls, the founder of the company died in 1858, leaving the business to his second wife. The doll production of the following generation, known under the name of Brasseur-Videlier, is recognizable by the initials B.V., but how can we recognize the earliest production of Jean Videlier, who probably did not mark his products? It is plausible that he used papier-mâché doll heads for his deluxe production.

8” all-original doll with papier-mâché shoulder-head and leather body with wooden arms and legs, mid-19th century or earlier.

35” impressive model from the 1840s. Same doll as above wearing her original human hair wig.

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Rare pair of 8” papier-mâché dolls wearing their original religious vestments, early 1850s.

German papier-mâché doll head home assembled on a cloth body, around 1840.

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According to the research of Anne-Marie Porot,5 the Maison Hérissey, located at 151, rue SaintDenis in 1828 and at 11, rue Salle au Comte in 1832, was specializing in “bimbeloterie”. Among various fancy goods, they also were producing play dolls. The story of this early company is thrilling, for it exemplifies the business strategies of this corporation as well as the way small businesses in that particular area were passed down to the following generations. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Junius Hérissey had no children, so they naturally chose to honor their closest employees, Jenny Prudence Marteau and Victoire Pauline and Adèle Amélie Aumoitte, two sisters and nieces of the Hérissey’s. Miss Marteau married Louis Désiré Belton, and the oldest of the Aumoitte sisters married Pierre François Jumeau. Both gentlemen joined the company and, in 1841, the two young couples became associates of the firm called Belton & Jumeau, successors to the maison Hérissey. A strong foundation was established for this flourishing business to last over the years if fate hadn’t intervened to break this solid association.

Sweet French doll with papier-mâché head, wearing its original travel outfit, around 1830s. Photo Samy Odin


18” superb bride doll from the late 1840s.

Emile Jumeau was born on April 18, 1843, ten days after his aunt, Victoire Pauline, had passed away. And tragedy hit again on May 18 of the same year, when Mrs. Adèle Amélie Jumeau died as well at the age of 23, leaving two orphans and a widower. Mrs. Porot perfectly explains how these deaths also broke the balance of the Belton & Jumeau association. Mr. and Mrs. Belton ended up keeping their business under the name of maison Belton, successor of Hérissey, while Pierre François Jumeau started his own separate business. The Belton company was not to be very successful however. They declared bankruptcy in 1848, but attempted to continue business in spite of their debts, until the death of Mr. Belton in 1853 and his wife in 1854. What is very interesting, for our topic, is to carefully read the list of the creditors of the Belton company following the bankruptcy. It occurred after the death of Mr. Belton in 1853, and it mentions the names of German doll makers, including Dressel, Wilhelm Simon and Johann Friedrich Müller, as well as French doll makers such as the Rungaldier brothers, Dominique Marie Barrois, Alphonse Verdavaine

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These two papier-mâché and wooden dolls are likely fully made in Germany during the 1840s/1850s.

and Joseph Sanoner. This is proof that some of the papier-mâché heads in those early decades also came from French companies. Before the use of porcelain and bisque, papier-mâché was the major material used for the dolls’ heads. Firms like Barrois, for example, started making these refined papier-mâché heads long before they evolved into a porcelain specialty. Finally, we can find additional proof of the making of this type of head in France among the registered patents, including the most explicit, listed in 1847 under the name of Soret, 4, rue Boisseau (read Guérin-Boisseau between the 2nd and the 3rd districts of Paris). This patent explicitly mentions papier-mâché doll heads. When collectors enjoy these early papier-mâché dolls, it often is the spirit of these Parisian pioneers of the doll industry that can be felt under those refined faces and those elegant gowns, reminiscent of the latest fashions under the reign of LouisPhilippe I. Unless noted, all of the photos in this article are featured in the lastest book by the author Fascinating Dolls from the Musée de la Poupée – Paris (Rêverie Publishing, 2008, © Jean Dalmard – Musée de la Poupée-Paris) and are currently on display at the museum. Footnotes: 1. Jo Elisabeth Gerken, Wonderful Dolls of Papier Mâché, Doll Research Associates, 1970. 2. Jürgen and Maianne Cieslik, German Doll Encyclopedia, Hobby House Press, 1985 3. Christiane Gräfnitz, German Papier Mâché Dolls, Verlag Puppen & Spielzeug, 1994. 4. Danielle and François Theimer/ Florence Theriault, The Encyclopedia of French Dolls, Gold Horse Publishing, 2003 and 2006. 5. Anne Marie Porot, La Société Belton et Jumeau/La Maison Belton, self-published, 1993

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Spain: The Cloth Doll Boom of the 1920s and 30s by Elizabeth K. Schmahl

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ntique and vintage cloth dolls have always been a favorite among collectors, perhaps because they are each uniquely hand-stuffed, hand-sewn, and hand-painted. One can imagine the time, effort and detail that someone put into the making of any one particular vintage cloth doll, an emphasis on detail and precision that always seems to warm the heart of any collector. Collectors often seek out the beautiful craftsmanship of cloth and felt dolls made by world renowned makers such as Italy’s Lenci or France’s Poupées Raynal from the early twentieth century. However, less attention has been devoted to the quality competitor cloth dolls from other countries during this time period, such as those made in Spain. This article will examine a sampling of Spanish cloth and felt doll makers from the 1920s and 1930s. Although very little is known about many of these small companies, this introduction will hopefully spark an interest in further research of lesser-known cloth doll companies around the world.

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Muñecas Pagés

My interest in researching Spanish cloth dolls specifically began when I fell in love with a pair of 1920s Spanishmade Lenci look-alike dolls from the company “Jugetes y Muñecas Pagés S.A.” This Madrid-based company began in the 1920s in an attempt to capitalize upon the cloth doll craze that was going on in Italy and France at the time. In 1924, the company was honored with gold medals at both the Madrid and Paris national toy expositions. The following year they won the award in Spain for doll of the year. Their dolls were frequently made with hand painted features, mohair wigs, and silk and felt clothing. Attention to detail was of great importance to companies like Muñecas Pagés. The workmanship and skill involved in making these dolls paralleled that of many competitor companies. An original advertising card for the company from this era describes the company as specializing in dolls of “tipos regionales” (regional types) as well as “muñecas de fantasía” (dolls of fantasy/imagination), “peletes” (puppets), and cloth dolls that are “mechanizada a mano o con motor” (mechanized by hand or motor). The advertising card also advertised exportation to all countries of the world. As such, the tourist trade appears to have had a great deal of influence on doll makers such as Muñecas Pagés as evidenced by their frequent use of traditional Spanish costumes on their dolls. These costumes represented different regions of Spain. Shown are several examples of traditionally-dressed dolls made by Muñecas Pagés circa 1920s. These early Muñecas Pagés dolls are often described by collectors as “boudoir” dolls because of their long, slender bodies and long legs. The 19-inch doll in white (doll 1) wears a traditional festival costume representing Valencia in eastern Spain (the Valenciana costume is regarded as one of Spain’s favorite costumes). She is dressed in a silk dress with floral print and a lace apron with silver sequins 1. Elaborate and a beaded design at the c. 1920’s 19-inch bosom. Her gauze slip and tagged Muñecas organdy white pantaloons Pagés doll dressed are marked with both a in typical costume cloth and paper tag that from the Valencia region of Spain. says, “Muñecas Pagés Madrid Marca Registrada Original paper label for the early Trade Mark Made in Muñecas Pagés boudoir dolls. Spain.” She has a pressed These dolls also had a cloth felt face and a muslin body label sewn inside the skirt.


jointed at the shoulders and thighs. Her boudoir-style long legs are molded anatomically with a shapely and feminine calf and thigh. She wears black leather shoes with pearl trim and a wooden heel. She has pearl earrings and her mohair wig is braided in a bun with matching pearl accents. She originally would have worn a tall goldtone “mantilla” in her hair which is now missing. Her index and middle fingers are sewn together while her remaining digits are separately sewn. Nearly all the Muñecas Pagés dolls have red painted fingernails on their cloth fingertips. Another 19-inch doll from Muñecas Pagés pictured is dressed in attire typical of Salamanca in western Spain (doll 2). She wears a blue felt shirt and red felt skirt with a gorgeous cut-out design as well as a vibrant multi-colored felt underskirt. She has a black apron and matching shawl with hand-painted flower accents. She wears matching faux gold earrings, a necklace, and matching gold beads in her hair. Her mohair is worn in a high braided bun with lovely silk ribbon trim hanging down. The smaller doll pictured stands 15 inches tall and is dressed in the fashionable attire of the Andalucia region in southern Spain (doll 3). She wears a multitude of felt flowers in her hair and orange celluloid earrings. Her vibrant red silk shawl is also accented with felt flowers and her white organdy dress is followed by an elaborate 8-inch long train. This particular doll has black thread hair rather than the typical mohair seen during this period. Muñecas Pagés boudoir dolls have also been found in both 30 and 40-inch sizes! Pictured is a 30-inch tagged Pagés doll also depicting a Valenciana (photo courtesy of Linda Wulfsteig) (doll 4). She has an elaborate costume with a wool skirt and a colourful top with lace trim. She has felt leaves and oranges in her basket. (Valencia, Spain is well-known for its oranges and the “orange seller” theme is frequently depicted in dolls during this era.). She has ornate hair ornaments, embossed combs, jewelled hairpins, and a pearl necklace and matching pearl earrings. Although the history is not clearly known, sometime in the late 1930s or early 1940s, the Muñecas Pagés company became known as Muñecas Pagés-Matarin Madrid (also referred to by collectors as Casa Pagés). The later dolls from the Casa Pagés era were generally shorter in stature, typically 10 to 11 inches tall. Although their facial features were still skillfully handpainted, these dolls no longer had felt faces, but faces made of more economical pressed muslin. The extravagant silks and fancy beads from the 1920s dolls were replaced with cheaper felts and basic cottons. The dolls typically had pouty, pronounced lips and generally had hair made of thread rather than mohair. Despite the use of more inexpensive materials, each doll’s costume certainly reflected the company’s continued commitment to detail, creativity, and versatility. The company continued to market and sell dolls in regional attire, including those in traditional costumes from other countries. Pictured are two 11-inch tall Casa Pagés dolls (dolls 5-6). One is dressed in a costume typical of Czechoslovakia during this period. She retains the original diamond-shaped paper tag on the front that reads, “Muñecas Pagés-Matarín Madrid”. The other example is dressed in a typical everyday costume of Avila in central Spain. Also pictured are two traditionally dressed topsy-turvy dolls, dolls that were among Casa Pagés’ most popular exports (dolls 7-8).

2. This highly decorated c. 1920’s 19-inch Muñecas Pagés doll represents the region of Salamanca, Spain.

3. A gorgeous 1920’s 15-inch Muñecas Pagés doll from Andalucia, Spain.

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4. Lovely c. 1902’s 30inch tagged Muñecas Pagés boudoir doll representing a Valencia orange seller doll. Linda Wulfsteig collection.

Muñecas Florido

Another Madrid-based company that marketed tourist dolls emerged at this time through the vision of a man named José Florido. The company, Muñecas Florido, also fabricated cloth dolls in traditional attire. Muñecas Florido received high acclaim at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. While Muñecas Florido did appear to fabricate dolls for sale within Spain, several examples have been found as part of the export market. Shown are a pair of dolls called “Bebé Florido”, both dressed in variations of the traditional Spanish folk Valenciana costume (dolls 9-10). The dolls 7-8. Popular 1930’s-1940’s Muñecas Pagés Topsy Turvy dolls.

are 11 inches tall and still retain their original marked and labelled boxes. Their hand-painted faces are pressed felt. They each wear a silk dress with a lace apron accented with sequins and beads and a felt flower decorating the bodice. They wear felt shoes and beaded jewelry. Their hair is black thread. Their legs and shoulders are jointed. Their four fingers are sewn together while the thumb is separate. An original 1927 factory receipt dated and signed by José Florido describes the dolls with “ojos crystal” or glass eyes, a very recognizable identifying feature of these cloth dolls. If we could only purchase these delightful little dolls now at their original 1927 wholesale price of 2.60 pesetas (approximately 50 American cents during this time period)! The original boxes of these dolls have images of a little girl with a large yellow bow and ringlets in a yellow dress. The little girl is holding a doll in her right hand and has a finger of her left hand in her mouth. She is the Muñecas Florido company logo. I certainly cannot end the story of Muñecas Florido without recounting the fascinating coincidence that took place with these pair of dolls! I purchased one of the Bebé Florido dolls several years ago from the New England area on the internet. She came in her original box with an inscription that said, “Brought from Havana, Cuba from Mommie to Betty, March 1930.” How exciting that my new doll had provenance! Unbelievably, years later, my mother acquired another Bebé Florido doll in the box from an antique show in Colorado with an inscription that read, “Brought from Havana, Cuba by Mommie to Harriet March 1930.” We came to the conclusion that the two dolls must have belonged to sisters and “Mommie” had purchased these exported Spanish dolls in Cuba for her two daughters. The pair had finally been reunited! 5-6. 1930’s 11-inch Muñecas Pagés Matarín dolls. 28


N.A.T.I (Novedad Arte Tomalidad Ingenio)

Although very little information is available, another Spanish company making cloth dolls emerged during the 1920s and 1930s called N.A.T.I. (Novedad Arte Tomalidad Ingenio.) Run by a man named Diego Garrido, N.A.T.I. was also a company that marketed traditionally-dressed dolls for the tourist and export trades. The N.A.T.I. dolls are most commonly found in a nine-inch size, although several rare 14-inch tagged examples have also been found, including hand-mechanized dolls. The charming character features of the nine-inch N.A.T.I. dolls bear a striking resemblance to the Lenci Mascottes sold in Italy at this time (which is likely not a mere coincidence.) Like the Lenci Mascottes, the N.A.T.I. dolls have side-glancing, hand-painted eyes. However, unlike the felt faces of the Lenci dolls, the N.A.T.I. dolls have faces of pressed cloth. They have mohair wigs and jointed muslin bodies. Their four fingers are sewn together and they have a separately sewn thumb. They typically wear felt and cotton clothing. Shown are four nineinch N.A.T.I. examples with their original paper tags that read, “Fabricación Original N.A.T.I. Madrid: Novedad Arte Tomalidad Ingenio Marca Registrada.” I have found a variety of unique costumes on N.A.T.I. dolls. Dressed in non-traditional clothing is a little girl holding a felt rooster and another dressed as a skier with wooden poles and skis (dolls 11-12). The two other N.A.T.I. dolls are dressed as traditional male and female Flamenco dancers from Andalucia (dolls 13-14). The original boxes of the N.A.T.I. dolls have the sweet face of a little girl with ringlets and the word, “N.A.T.I.”

9-10. Pair of 11-inch Bebé Florido Valencia dolls with characteristic glass eyes. 1930 inscriptions inside Bebé Florido boxes showing they were both purchased in Cuba for two sisters.

T.A.F. (Talleres de Arte Fusté)

Just like other Spanish companies trying to compete with Lenci, the T.A.F. (Talleres de Arte Fusté) company also found a profitable niche in the competitive 1920s-30s cloth doll market. The Madrid-based T.A.F. doll company showed perhaps the most variety with their lines of dolls. T.A.F. fabricated dolls in nearly every size and style from boudoir dolls to caricature dolls and a wide variety of high quality cloth dolls in between. Shown is a charming 18-inch tall “gaucho” or cowboy (doll 15). He is pictured in the 1934 T.A.F. catalogue among other quality cloth dolls that certainly rival the dolls of Lenci and Raynal. He has a felt handpainted face with applied ears and felt hands. His clothes are felt and he has black leather shoes. His white shirt is cotton and he wears a leather belt with silver buckles. He holds a rope in his right hand. The T.A.F. dolls are very difficult to find and their available

11-12. 9-inch Novedad Arte Tomalidad Ingenio (N.A.T.I.) dolls made to compete with the Lenci mascottes The skier has her original box. 29


research is, unfortunately, almost non-existent. As antique and vintage Spanish cloth dolls begin to surface in antique malls and at doll shows, we begin to understand the cloth doll boom that took place in Madrid during the 1920s and 1930s. As doll collectors, we have often assumed that Italy and France were the sole makers of quality cloth dolls during this time. However, let us not forget our heartwarming dolly friends from neighboring Spain, a country rich in cloth doll history just waiting to be discovered! Author’s Note: I continue to research antique cloth Spanish dolls and welcome further information. For questions or comments, please email me at thunderous@comcast.net. 13-14. 1930’s N.A.T.I. dolls dressed as male and female Flamenco dancers from Andalucia.

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15. Charming 18-inch c. 1934 Talleres de Arte FustĂŠ (T.A.F.) gaucho.


Ashley’s Dolls & Antiquities

1. 13 Inch French Gre-Poir Lady doll by Eugene Poir. Circa 1930's. Painted cloth mask face with gorgeous brown side-glancing eyes. Mohair wig, jointed body and swivel neck. Probably original undergarments but costume is very artistic replacement of antique brocade and lace netting adorned with sequins. Great earrings! Paint rubs, overall age soiling. Exquisite doll! $425 2. 5 Inch "Our Fairy" #222 all-bisque doll. Set brown glass eyes and adorable wide grin. Jointed shoulders, mohair wig, replaced bow and wings. Such a cutie and perfect for Valentine's Day! $425 3. 16 Inch Kammer & Reinhardt/ Simon & Halbig doll. Breathtakingly blue sleep eyes with extra long painted upper and lower lashes, multi-stroke painted brows and remnants of "real" upper lashes. Jointed "flapper" style body with repaint. Original blonde mohair wig that is very sparse great for "showing off" her extra pretty eyes! Antique dress, replaced shoes and socks. She loves to get lots of kisses on Valentine's Day!! 4. 12 Inch Antique German Baby Incised "2" only. Blue intaglio eyes, 5 piece composition Baby body, Antique clothing (frailness), nose rub. Comes with German Mohair animal. This baby is just sugar all over!!! $425

5. 28" Simon & Halbig #1260. Kid Body, Beautiful bisque arms, Brown sleep eyes that are slightly crossed. Pretty antique clothing, replacement wig adorned with fabric flowers. She is such a darling!! $695 6. 22 Inch Schoenau & Hoffmeister (PB in a Star) #5500. Large and pretty blue sleep eyes, Human hair wig, Ball jointed composition body with repaint/repair, Antique dress. Cupid's dream!!! $425 7. 12 Inch Lenci Doll, Circa 1930's. Blue side glancing eyes, mohair wig, jointed body with swivel head, possibly original clothing, some overall age soiling, small moth damage to cheek. Very lovely girl!!! $650 8. 18 Inch Mold #99. Deep blue sleep eyes (replacements), Open mouth with four square teeth, Nicely defined lips, mohair wig, Composition and wooden ball-jointed body (repairs to feet), pierced ears, some wig pulls, Human hair wig, Very nicely redressed. She is better than a box of chocolates!! $495 9. 4 Inch all-bisque Bye Lo Baby. Jointed shoulders and hips. Painted blue shoes and white socks, painted eyes. $225 3 3/4 Inch all-bisque baby with molded white Kitten and bottle. Jointed shoulders, Molded top knot on painted hair. Very unusual all-bisque. $225 Perfect Valentine's gifts for a special friend or yourself!

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1-2. Breathtakingly beautiful fashion lady known as Poupee Bois by François Gauthier - this lovely early lady has amazingly flawless & perfect French hand pressed bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding early dark outlined spiral threaded heather blue paperweight eyes - these lovely eyes have those incredible very early almond wrap around feature that has become so desirable amongst collectors - soft outlined rose shaded lips - to make her all the more wondrous & amazing she is on a fully jointed wood body w/ a swivel waist - 20” tall - $7,500. 3. Big, beautiful & ever so pretty - Simon & Halbig child - mold #1078 - wondrous hand painted facial features with molded arched feathered brows over wondrous deep blue sleep eyes with upper human hair eyelashes slightly open mouth w/ soft outlined amber shading - original fully jointed compo body - 31” tall - $995. 4. Exceptionally beautiful very early German character child by Armand Marseille (AM) - mold #1894 - lovely hand painted facial features with soft arched feathered brows over enormous heather blue sleep eyes -slightly open mouth with soft amber shading fully jointed compo body - 21” tall - $895. 5. Wonderful all bisque character child by Gebruder Heubach - love these kids - sweet pouty face w/ pageboy hair - chestnut brown intaglio side glancing eyes - pouty smiling face - adorable - molded painted brown shoes this is the larger one - 9” tall - $1,495. 6. Without question the biggest Chase child Zig and I have ever found - wonderful hand painted facial features w/ extra special attention to the his lovely locks of hair and his blue eyes are just spectacular - fully marked under arm - he’s super big at 40” tall - $2,495. 7. Another wonderful set of “Dionne Quints” by Alexander - this entire group all have their original tagged playsuits w/ their pins - compo is great - they are sitting in a rare to find high chair for all of them - each of their names are on the back of the seats - highchair is 18” tall - $2.995. 8. Rarest of the rare is this amazing happy Kammer & Reinhardt young lad - mold #116 - he is listed in the Blue Book as being extremely rare to find - but we have one - look at that precious happy face - exceptional high quality bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over heather blue sleep eyes - happy open/closed laughing mouth w/ soft amber shading - to make him all the more wondrous & desirable - he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 22”tall - $4,995. 9. How cute is this flirty eyed character toddler child by Franz Schmidt - mold #1295 - super bisque with wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous flirty midnight blue eyes - slightly open smiling mouth w/ soft amber shading - to make her all the more delightful she’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 18” tall - $1,895. 10. Wonderful & always desirable white metal filigree carriage - great condition with amazing detail & that wonderful umbrella to protect the baby from the sun - inside is a small all bisque baby - carriage is 6” w x 4” t - $595. 11. Extremely rare & never to be found Door of Hope “Elder” - excellent all original condition from the later period - rare smiling mouth w/ teeth - 10” tall - $995. 12. Ever so rare to find & ever so cute the always popular “Freddy” - Simon & Halbig - mold #1428 - character baby - wondrous fresh out o f the mold quality w/ superior hand painted facial features - arched comical brows over baby blue sleep eyes - open/closed mouth w/ molded tongue - just precious - 15” tall - $1,695. 13. Always rare to find - always desirable - early American hand carved wood young lad of exceptional quality big blue hand painted eyes - well defined ears - straw filled body w/ extra large hand carved hand & feet - an excellent example of early American work - 22” tall - $995. 14. Well here we have another rare & wonderful cloth - I adore these children they have such wonderful character & the expressiveness on their faces is just wonderful - this quite wonderful “Philadelphia baby” - is a little worn with love but the original facial painting is there and look at those eyes - no touch up - no repaint - just wonderful - 21” tall - $1,995. 15. A trio of rare & wondrous beauties - each and every one is just a cute as she could possibly be - all “Just Me’s” - all painted bisque - all perfect w/ no wig pulls - all have original clothes - just precious - the amazing thing is each & everyone is a different & unique size: 8” - $1,495. 10” - $1,995. 13” - $2,495. 16. Rare to find & ever so desirable “Augusta Victoria” parian with the very desirable iron cross - wondrous pale parian bisque w/ molded blonde hair pulled away from her face - w/brushstrokes - the entire back of her head is all cluster curls - black beaded ribbon runs across the top - rare pierced ears - molded should plate w/iron cross - 22” tall - $1,995. 17. Well I hope you are sitting down - just take a look at this - the very rarest of the rare - first time we have ever had one - so that’s rare - amazing round cheeked 1870’s Simon & Halbig fashion poupeé w/ that super rare twill over wood body - wondrous pale bisque of the very highest quality w/ hand painted facial features that would make the masters weep - soft arched feathered brows over very early dark outlined almond shaped eyes w/ the most intrinsic blue paperweight eyes you will ever see - uniquely different closed smiling mouth w/ just a hint of rose shading - I love her one of a kind face w/ the very round chubby cheeks - to add to the wonderment and delight of everything about her - she has the most beautiful long bisque arms on a fully jointed articulated wood body that is the ultimate rare twill covered - she even has jointed ankles and her factory original shoes - her very elaborate gown also appears to be original to her - what an amazing treasure - 17” tall - $9,500. 18. A very lovely large size Revalo character child - these beautiful heads were made by Heubach - you can see what a great face she truly has - soft as butter bisque with first out of the mold quality - excellent hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous chestnut brown sleep eyes - slightly open mouth with outlined soft amber shaded lips - fully jointed compo body - 23” tall - $995. 19. Without question of the most outstanding “Bliss” dollhouses we have ever found - this lovely seaside beauty is very desirable w/ turned porch columns & very bright paper litho - three rooms w/interior litho - original windows & curtains - front & side house entrance - fully marked - 20”t x19”w x10”d - $3,995. 20. Well how cute is this adorable little pair of Kammer & Reinhardt - mold #126 toddlers - in the tiniest little size w/ those always elusive starfish hands - superfine hand poured bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial feathers - rare tiny little shelf size - only 6” each - little white girl is - $995. Rare little brown bisque girl $1,495. 21. Wonderful - rare and ever so beautiful - very early open mouth #949 by Simon & Halbig - high quality first out of the mold bisque with exceptional hand painted facial features - soft shaded arched feathered brows over lovely long lashes surrounding without question the most amazing aqua blue sleep eyes -slightly open mouth with outlined amber shaded lips - very early original straight wrist compo body - 24” tall - $1,995. 22. This is without question one if the cutest little boys you will ever see - one of my all time favorites - mold #122 by Kammer & Reinhardt - look at that face - just amazing - do you adore the dimples as much as I do well his bisque is flawless and perfect - his hand painted features are just amazing w/ soft arched feathered brows over the most enrapturing heather blue eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - open laugh9ing mouth w/ soft amber shading - to make him all the more delightful - he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - dress in his go to the beach sailor suit - just precious - 19” tall - $1,995. 23. Lovely all original; “Margaret O’Brien” by Madame Alexander in such a sweet size - excellent compo extremely clear eyes - 18 tall - $1,495. 24. Another one of my all time favorite dolls “Gladdie” (my moms name was Gladys) - designed by Helen Jensen for George Borgfeldt (1929) - German made - this rare to find character has a biskoloid head with the most amazing face - how could you not smile at him - molded blonde locks of hair w/ chestnut brown sleep eyes - open/closed laughing mouth w/ molded teeth - 19” tall - $1,495.


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25. Absolutely wonderful very early “Baby land Rag” excellent hand painted facial features w/ lovely brown upturned eyes & that hint of eye shadow - sweet rose shaded puckered lips - never to be found all original condition - 14” tall - $995. 26. Extremely rare & ever so desirable - gorgeous closed mouth Bebe made for the French market marked “WD” - for many years this was believed to be a doll of French origin - in later years as we learn more & more - we believe this was a German made doll by Wilhelm Dehler who had a French address but the dolls were actually German made - unbelievable exceptional high quality bisque w/artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wondrous & ever so big heather blue paperweight eyes - closed cupid bow mouth w/ soft rose shading fully jointed early straight wrist French body - 18” tall - $3,995. 27. Wonderful & oh so rare “Cindy” by Dewees Cochran - excellent condition - beautiful hazel shaded eyes - rare to find French school girl w/ pledged skirt - 14”tall - $1,495. 28. Wonderful pair of cloth comic characters by Georgene Averill - all original - good condition ever so cute - “Nancy & Sluggo” - 14” tall - $995 for the pair. 29. Rare & wonderful Steiff 1920”s teddy in excellent condition - original pads - foot - paw, & mouth stitching intact - rare apricot color - button missing - 12” tall - $1,495. 30. A very lovely and ever so rare china w/ such an usual hairstyle - center parted w/ finger waves going across the top of her head - beautiful brushstrokes along the sides of her face - her hair is pulled away from her face & kept together in the back with a molded hairclip - the entire hairstyle is enraptured in a criss-cross snood - sweet very unusual somewhat elongated face w/ captivating blue eyes - 17” tall - $1,495.

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31. Exceptionally beautiful Simon & Halbig #1009 - soft as butter bisque with first out of the mold quality - soft feathered brows over enormous lapis blue sleep eyes - open mouth with outlined amber shaded lips - original fully jointed compo body- 24” tall $1,295. 32. Ever so wonderful and sweet as they can be - small size baby boys: a. Kammer & Reinhardt - #122 - enormous chestnut brown sleep eyes. B. Bahr & Proschild - mold # 619 - solid dome baby boy w/ gorgeous baby blue eyes. Both are 13” tall - $795 each. 33. Wonderful Schoenhut pouty character toddler boy - great condition beautiful blue eyes - old sailor suit - 17” tall $995. 34. Wonderful & oh so rare to find painted oil cloth child by Rollinson of Holyoke, MA - lovely hand painted facial features w/ amazing cornflower blue eyes - original marked body - original hand tied wig - lovely old clothing - 18” tall 35. Extremely rare “Skookum’s” crying papoose wonderful molded & hand painted features w/ open screaming mouth - original hand tied carrier amazingly unusual and all original - 26” tall - baby is 22” tall - $1.995. 36. Very unusual brown bisque character boy marked “R” “Dep” - nice quality bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - chestnut brown paperweight eyes - open laughing mouth w/ upper teeth - fully jointed compo body 18” tall $1,995. 37. This falls in the very usual category - what a truly amazing great piece very early papier-mâché & wood coachmen caring the queen - finite detail to clothing and faces - notice the gold filigree carriage w/ the not to

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attractive queen - just wonderful - love it - measures 5” x 11-1/2” at base $1,495. 38. Wonderful early American hand carved wood young lady - human hair wig - rather flat face w/ hand painted features - note how much she looks like the dolls in the recent article in Antique Doll Collector - Body & head are one solid piece of wood - hand craved wood lower arms & legs - wonderful early Americana in such great condition - 23” tall - $1,495. 39. Extremely rare to find & always desirable “Little Alice” papier maché on that always desirable Motschmann body - blonde molded hair pulled away from her face with that molded blue band - bulbous dark glass eyes - closed smiling mouth - to make her all the more wondrous she’s on a never to be found Motschmann body and yes she still cries - 10” tall - $1,495. 40. Two wonderful & oh so rare to find compo kids - that we all need & love: a. (top) - “Trudy three-face” - great all original condition - turn knob on head for crying. Sleeping. Smiling faces - excellent condition - 14” tall $695. B. Extremely rare to find - “Fly-Lo baby” by Grace Putnam - all original excellent condition - amazing baby blue eyes - yes he still has his original hat - 12 tall - $995. 41. Wonderful German bisque character child riding his big beautiful black stead - mold # 442 - open mouth all original little boy w/ chestnut brown glass eyes - wood body and metal arms - made with bow legs to sit upon his handsome black stead - soft fur covered w/ yarn mane & tail - stands on small wood base - doll is 6-1/2” tall - horse is 8” x 8” - $1,495.

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42. Wonderful 1880’s hand carved wooden shoulder head lady with beautiful hand painted features - highly detailed features w/ double bun hairstyle gracious blue eyes & smiling closed mouth - molded broach & collar on should plate - cloth body w/ hand carved wooden hands & feet - 16” tall $995. 43. Utterly adorable & ever so desirable mechanical - “Boy on Scooter” - all original open mouth German character child w/ wondrous hand painted facial features and the most amazing super size heather blue eyes - he stands atop his wooden three wheel scooter - when wound his left foot pushes back and forth and he quickly moves across the floor - how delightful - excellent working condition - 14” tall - $1,995. 44. Wonderful & ever so rare to find early Sonnenburg child made for the French trade - she has the very distinct look of an early Jumeau “EJ” excellent flawless bisque w/amazing hand painted facial features - soft arched brows over the most amazing enormous chestnut brown paperweight eyes - closed slightly pouty smiling mouth w/ soft rose shading - very unique flange neck on original body - 11” tall - $1,995. 45. Rare & wonderful is this amazing Kathe Kruse child - she is a very rare to find doll #1H - she has the face of the number #1 but with the more slender body & she’s one inch taller - excellent condition - no facial painting loss no facial rubs - original human hair wig - original clothes & shoes - 18” tall - $2,995.


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A close-up of the doll shows her near perfection. Note that most marked Greiners have painted eyes, unlike Amanda’s glass eyes.

Amanda is a big girl at 34 inches.

Like Bleuette, even large pre-Greiners must possess a christening dress.

hat a discovery! Can it be believed? Seldom, no hardly ever, can a large (34 big inches) paper mache pre Greiner be found with a complete wardrobe: seven dresses, a hat, an apron, two bonnets, two pair of shoes, a pair of high-top button-up boots - even several sets of underwear. It is a miracle! Amanda, the name the doll has been called over the decades, does not suffer the usual condition aws found on most paper maches. Only a few almost invisible crackles on her shoulder plate, along with a little bit of missing lip paint. Her hair is shiny with few akes. Her body is sturdy muslin with white kid hands. Could she 35


Sitting in her antique (full size adult) chair, Amanda looks placid in a summer frock with white apron and a poke bonnet with the wider “skirt.” She also wears her high-top boots.

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Amanda wears yet another of her dresses, along with one of her poke bonnets.

The doll is wearing one of her many dresses, this one in a beige/tan color with hand worked off-white embroidery trimming the neckline and all along the hem.

A bright red plaid dress is made of heavy cotton faille lined with an almost buckram weight of muslin. She also wears a hat, trimmed in the same red plaid.

have seen some repaint in years past? Are those perfectly white hands original or replaced? With no provenance or information from the former owner, it would be impossible to answer those questions. Suffice to say, even though she could be as much as 150-160 years old, she looks almost perfect, as if she were a brand new doll a lucky little girl received just last Christmas. How did she manage to survive those years with all her serene beauty intact? Being large, her dresses would probably fit a big child of four up to possibly a small seven-yearold. They are old-fashioned and appropriate for a child in the mid19th century. Her former owner did impart a bitty tidbit of information. It was said that the doll was purchased by the family specifically to wear the little girl’s dresses when she outgrew them. But it is unknown whether the doll lived with the family while the daughter was outgrowing her clothes. The


family must have been well to do because an extensive wardrobe was showered on the little girl. Poor families often could not supply their daughter more than one dress at a time. Considering the doll’s condition, it does not seem like a child was ever allowed to play with her lovely, mute companion. Did the child die and the doll subsequently bought so she could wear the child’s final wardrobe? Every item she has fits her perfectly, so she is truly a snapshot of past times. There will probably be no answers to all the questions posed. The best that can be done will be to love her and dress her according to the occasions or seasons. And, possibly, look for a hat, coat, and muff at doll shows. Amanda will need them to keep her warm in the winter.

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Discovering a Pit Brow Lass by Erica Tanner

ne of the most fascinating aspects of doll collecting for me has always been the window into the past that dolls and toys provide us. Also, I tend to gravitate toward the quirky and unusual – no mold number, I’m interested interested; never seen one like it, let me have a closer look! Put the two together and every new acquisition prompts a flurry of research as I try to discover everything I can about my new treasure. Recently I came across a doll that opened more windows in the past than I could ever have imagined. It all started with a trip to California’s Gold Country. Once upon a time, this region teemed with men from all over the world, come to make their fortune. Today, many of the towns they deserted when the gold rush ended have become weekend destinations for city folk. Bed and Breakfast Inns, mining museums, fine restaurants and of course, antique shops. One very charming such town goes by the impressive name of Amador City, although it is now home to only about 150 residents. Still, it was my destination, as behind one of its old west storefronts is a delightful antique doll shop belonging to Kay Jensen. As I peered into the display window from the wooden boardwalk I spotted what looked to be an ethnic type doll, maybe Russian or Polish. Several hours later, having happily lingered over two roomfuls of dolls, I emerged, true to form, with my “couldn’t quite place it” dolly. We knew she was a German papier mache, sometimes called a Patent Washable type, but in what manner she was dressed, or where she same from, neither of us knew. I brought her home and immediately dug into my costume books. There were similarities to some folk costumes, but nothing definite. I kept her out, gingerly poked and lifted her well attached outfit, and let it all stew for a while. I think it might have been the patches on her trousers, or perhaps the skirt folded in half and tucked under her apron, but from somewhere I recalled reading something about women who were notorious for dressing like men in Victorian times, something about mining . . .

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The girls wore a padded cotton hooded bonnet. It was of pink, blue or black in color. They wore a blue striped skirt. Over it was a double breasted waistcoat. Fustian or corduroy was the material their trousers were made from, but they were often patched. They wore clogs that were fastened with brass clasps. Arthur J. Munby, diarist 1860’s

Pit Brow girls of Haigh Collieries, c. 1910

Thank goodness for the internet! Searching for women and mines I discovered there were indeed women miners – the famous Pit Brow Lasses of northern England. Today English mining history is not exactly mainstream stuff, but Mr. Dave Lane, who lives in the mining country of England, has amassed articles, clippings and photographs of this almost forgotten story. As a result, there, staring at me from the screen of my computer, was an old photograph of a young woman who looked exactly like my doll! These women miners were quite a bunch! By all accounts they were strong and healthy, took pride in what they did, dressed for the job, and stuck together. Mind you, this was the same era when class really mattered, ladies were sheltered, and unmentionables were many. For those of us who collect dolls, the late 1800’s are the Golden Age of the French Bebes, fashionably dressed in ribbons and lace, to be carefully played with by their pampered owners – a world away from screening coal in the damp and cold. In 1842 a law was passed making it illegal for women to work underground in a mine. It wasn’t a very popular law with the women miners as they could make more money inside a mine than they could outside. For a time, some hid their identity in men’s clothing and continued working, but eventually the law was complied with and the female “lasses” had to make do with work on the outside, or “brow”, of the “pit”. Being female they earned only one-third to one-quarter of what the male miners did. The lasses sorted rock and dirt from the coal as it came up from the mine, loaded it onto waiting wagons or barges, kept the shoots clear, and dumped the spoils. It was hard work and several contemporaries remark how strong the women were, but also how free and easy their manners were, more like young lads than shy girls. Predictably, however, it was what the girls wore that most fascinated people. They wore (gasp!) trousers, like men, tucking their skirts up around their waist, so one could see their legs! Reporters and photographers came from all over England to record this sensation. Around 1900 postcards of the Pit Brow Lasses were a popular collector’s item. Details of their dress – the color of the shawl, whether they wore scarves or bonnets, and especially just how far up those skirts were tucked – varied from one mine and one region to another and were a source of local pride and identification. In 1860 Parliament took up the question of the possible adverse affect on men’s health of having to work next to women dressed in short skirts and trousers. Twice, in 1887 and in 1911, legislation was proposed to make it illegal

She wears a pair of trousers, which formerly, were scarcely hidden at all, but are now covered with a skirt reaching just below the knees. Her head is cunningly bandaged with a red handkerchief, which entirely protects the hair from coal dust… When she is at work the pit brow lass tucks the skirt around her waist, but when she is walking to and from home it is let down and there is nothing to distinguish her from any ordinary working woman. Frank Hird, 1910 “Lancashire Stories”

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Postcard by Taylors of Platt Bridge, “Girls Screening Coal.”

for women to work in mining at all. Both times lasses from northern England traveled to London, wearing their work clothes, to protest. They were successful, and women continued to work at the mines well into the 20th century. Getting back to dolly! She is a paper mache of a type made by the F. M. Schilling company of Sonneberg, Germany (1871-1924). These dolls are sometimes referred to as Patent Washable because Schilling advertised their “washable dolls and doll heads” made from a “secret family recipe” (page 263, German Doll Encyclopedia 18001939, Jurgen & Marianne Cieslik). In reality they are made of very good quality paper mache, but I doubt if any modern doll collector would dare scrub dolly’s face! This one is 15” tall with fixed blue glass eyes, a bright complexion and a pretty, very feminine face. Her work clothes are warm, sturdy, and very practical. She is bundled up to protect her both from the weather and the coal dust. Her infamous trousers are of a heavy black and olive green checked cotton. They have even heavier twill patches at the knees to provide some cushion when kneeling. Her skirt is a traditional blue and black wool stripe. Its three panels are pleated into a linen waistband which is fastened with a hand sewn buttonhole and black button. The seams and hem are on the outside of the skirt when it is let down. For work it is folded up halfway, and then all the seams are on the inside. When folded, the front of the skirt is smoothed flat and all the fullness is pushed to the back, where it is folded over on itself several times - giving it an almost bustle-like appearance. On my doll the skirt is held up only by the heavy white apron tied tightly around it, but in real life it was held in place more securely by tucking it into the waistband. The lasses took special pride in polishing their shoes. Reminiscing, Mrs. P. Holden says I took a pride in my clogs, they shone like a raven. Dolly’s shoes are a sturdy black leather, fastened with brass clips. They have been cobbled with hobnails, and the soles and low heels are 40

both rimmed with metal. Her dark brown wool socks have both a stockinet stitch and ribbing, which suggests they very possibly were hand knit. Over her printed cotton blouse she wears both a fringed, wool tartan shawl, and a jaunty wool scarf with orange and black checks. Both are very traditional patterns for this region. Her hair is protected from the coal dust by a red and white cotton scarf, tied tightly around her head, with the ends twisted and tucked in securely. Over her scarf she wears a padded red plaid bonnet. The padding is so thick it would have provided quite a bit of protection from cold or rain. The very full and deep back cape gives additional protection from the coal dust. So, now we know she’s a Pit Brow Lass, but there’s still the question of where she came from. F. M. Schilling was a wholesaler, exporting partially dressed dolls by the dozen. He might have taken an order to costume some of his dolls as Pit Brow Lasses, but I think the authenticity of the costume, especially the traditionally woven fabrics, and the detail on the shoes, argues for a local manufacturer, someone who knew exactly what kind of skirt material to use, how the boots were fastened, how to tie the headscarf, etc. A second question is whether this doll was a single labor of love by an individual, or the product of a cottage industry that produced souvenir dolls for the curious tourists. Again, I think the costume points us towards a cottage industry. It’s hard to imagine making just one pair of those boots, and there’s a rough, unfinished quality to some of the sewing that indicates this was done for trade. Of course, if there is another doll like this out there, that mystery would be solved. Which brings us back to Amador City… How on earth did a Pit Brow Lass from the mines of northern England end up in the Mother Lode of the Gold Rush country of California? Editor’s Note: To order David Lane’s book, “Pit Brow Lasses Scrapbook, a collection of Articles, Notes & Photographs,” November 2005, or to download it for a nominal fee go to http://stores.lulu.com/microlight


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Advertising - Doll promoting a non U.S. company, 19 inches or under, 1980 or before. Ursula Mertz

Advertising Doll promoting a wheeled vehicle company, 19 inches or under, 1960 or before. "Thumbs Up" doll. Barbara Peterson

Celebrity - Composition look a like, sold to compete with Ideal Shirley Temple (not authorized and licensed), 19 inches or under. Left, Miss Charm. Ursula Mertz. Right, Harlene Soucy

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Advertising - Doll promoting a non beverage food product, 19 inches or under, 1930 or before. Left, Ursula Mertz. Right, Marilyn Parsons

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Advertising - Doll promoting a beverage company, 19 inches or under, 1970 or before. Pam Coghlan

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Celebrity - Set of five look a like quintuplets, sold to compete with Madame Alexander Dionne Quints (not authorized and licensed), 13 inches or under. Suzanne Swanton

Costumed by Exhibitor - Young boy's play outfit in a style from the 1920s through 1940s, modeled by a straight legged composition doll, 16 inches or under, from same era. Victoria Christopherson

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Celebrity Composition look a like ice skater sold to compete with Madame Alexander Sonja Heine (not authorized and licensed), 19 inches or under. Ice Queen by Effanbee. Suzanne Swanton Comic Character - Character from newspaper strip, made before 1930. Little Nemo in Wonderland, c. 1914 by Stoebel & Williams Co. Gwen Pogue

Comic Character Character from Disney animated film, excluding title characters, made before 1970. 1940 Jiminy Cricket by Charlotte Clark. Gwen Pogue Native American - North American, excluding Inuit/ Eskimo, made by native artisan, cloth head, with embroidered feature(s). Navajo woman. Patricia Bellamy

Native American - Hard plastic, commercially made, representing a Native American character, 12� or under. Maurine Streuver


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Paper Dolls - 1920s Magazine sheet paper doll, depicting a child or children at play. The Betty Bobbs Family, 1925. Patty Asker

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LEARNING ABOUT AMERICAN-MADE DOLLS

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n the August issue of Antique Doll Collector I had reported on a composition doll named Rosabelle and Mrs. Cleo Pierce Haevener, a school teacher, her owner. Starting in 1930, both had been instrumental in making reading enjoyable for children through stories about fairies and other magical beings. Later, the doll traveled the country far and wide receiving lots of publicity. Rosabelle had become quite famous. She was now called the queen of dolls, or Queen Rosabelle for short. Rosabelle was last heard of in the nineteen eighties. But where was Rosabelle now? Searches were undertaken that lead nowhere. Where was Rosabelle? In response to my article, more leads became available. The first one indicated that Rosabelle might have left the country and if so, would now be living with doll

collector, Jackie Wyartt, in England. Some very pleasant correspondence was exchanged with Jackie. She was sorry that she could not help me, because Rosabelle was not residing with her. More substantial clues came from Anne Coleman, of Coleman Encyclopedia fame, who found a letter in her mother’s files, written by Cleo Haevener to Dorothy Coleman. In it was mentioned that “Rosabelle is now at a museum in Provo, Utah.” Unfortunately, the letter gave no date. Anne also found a reference to a UFDC (United Federation of Doll Clubs) convention report in the Dec. 1981-Jan.1982 issue of Doll Reader. I eagerly pulled that issue from my library shelves. The conference had taken place in May of 1981, in Region II and was sponsored by

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the Salt Lake Doll Council. It was held at the Hotel Utah in Salt Lake City. On the program were tours, one of them to a McCurdy Clark Doll Museum in Provo, Utah. One of the conference programs was entitled “Queen of the Dolls,” given by Gus Clark. The report stated that “the Queen is Rosabelle, a composition doll that traveled thousands of miles visiting school children. Rosabelle has her own court of other dolls plus an elaborate wardrobe.” I was optimistic. It seemed that I was catching up to Rosabelle. Armed with these two clues I made inquiries in Provo, Utah, but, no one had ever heard of a doll Museum or the McCurdy Clark Doll Museum. Too late, I guessed. After all, May 1981 was 27 years ago. What did I expect? Rosabelle must have been there. But, where were the contents of the museum? I greatly feared that all had probably gone to an auction. A letter from fellow researcher and writer, Mary Stuecker, arrived. In response to my story on Rosabelle, she sent me reprints of two articles. One was entitled “McCurdy Doll Museum,” dated Jan./Feb. 1985, written by Lynne Jolley. It reported that this museum had opened in July of 1979 and contained “three thousand dolls and some antique toys.” The museum was owned and operated by Monroe and Shirley Paxman. The other article was written by Shannon W. Ostler, entitled “Rosabelle Queen Forever and a Day,” accompanied by pictures of Rosabelle and Mrs. Haevener. It reported on Rosabelle’s life and accomplishments. The McCurdy Doll Museum was also mentioned. This piece was dated June 1993. I couldn’t believe my good luck - 1993! That was only 15 years ago. Now I had names to research! Would I be able to find the Paxmans? Directory assistance did have a 50

telephone number for a Monroe Paxman in Provo, Utah! I was nervous when placing the call. One never knows what to expect. Some people don’t like to be called by total strangers. They are suspicious and don’t warm up even when plausible explanations are given. Not so this time. Mrs. Paxman answered the telephone and warmed up right away when she heard that I was calling looking for Rosabelle. She confirmed that Rosabelle and her belongings had been donated to the McCurdy Doll Museum by Mrs. Haevener. The doll and belongings were safe and well. Sigh of relief! I felt like a long distance runner who had just made the goal in the nick of time. They had given up the museum four years ago. I quote Mrs. Paxman: “When we were both 85 years old, we could not take the 14 hour work days anymore.” It means that Mrs. Paxman at present is 89 years old and her husband 90. Both are in excellent health. I was told that the collection is still intact. At the moment the dolls, including Rosabelle and her entourage, are in storage. Next year they will all go to Gardner Village, a resort in Salt Lake City, and will be displayed there. Mrs. Paxman will keep me posted on further developments. It was a joy to talk with her and she assured me that I could call her any time. This is the end of my detective story. There will be updates. Hopefully, Rosabelle and her entourage will get a place of honor at Gardener Village in Salt Lake City just as the well traveled Columbian doll did at the Wenham Museum in Wenham, Massachusetts. I am certain that doll collectors and clubs will want to go and see her and perhaps invite her to a regional conference. Certainly, it is hoped that Rosabelle and her fascinating story will never get lost again.


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heriaults are masters at destination auctions – scenic locales, luxury hotels, nearby amenities – a perfect orchestration designed to make the auction experience a mini vacation. Their premiere auction weekend January 9, 10 and 11 in Newport Beach, CA offered unusual diversity, opening Friday evening with the collection of the late Margaret Hartshorn, a passionate collector of early chinas, parians and papier-mâchés, followed Saturday by the important collections of Krystal Powers and Christine Lorman, as well as other notable consignments, and concluding Sunday with a sale of clothing and accessories.

Simon and Halbig’s model II, 16 inches, $19,500 and Bruno Schmidt 2033, 11 inches, $6,850

Premiere Bebe by Jumeau, 16 inches with exceptional wrap around eyes, $20,000

14 inch china with sculpted bonnet by KPM Berlin, $6500

Leon Casimir Bebe Bru Modele, wood articulated body, 18 inches, $31,000

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25 inch wooden bodied poupee by Pierre Francois Jumeau, $50,000

Halopeau marked 8 H, 22 inches, $38,000

16 inch bisque lady with ornate sculpted bodice and glass eyes, $8,000

13 inch bisque lady by C. F. Kling with glass eyes, plaid tam and matching boots $13,000

Jumeau Bebe, size 1, 10 inches, $ 10,000

19 inch KPM Meissen gentleman, $18,500

17 inch all original A.T., $40,000

A.T. Kestner, 12 inches, $10,000

Rabery and Delphieu Bebe, 28 inches, $18,000

Simon and Halbig 152 lady in 24 inch size, $38,000

18 inch Bebe Bru Jne, size 6, $32,000

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24 inch Early EJ, size 9, $20,000

Series E by Jules Steiner, 12 inches, $15,000

Left The 19 inch wood bodied china with her original costume, $10,000 and 10 inch wood bodied china, $2500

The current recession was nowhere in sight, in fact, as Stuart Holbrook told us, it was the second best January auction weekend auction ever held. Perhaps it was optimism buoyed by a new year and a new beginning or simply that collectors recognized a great opportunity to bid on an exceptional array of dolls – the end result was a stellar auction weekend for all who participated. Prices do not include buyer’s premium. For additional results or to order catalogs contact Theriault’s at 800-638-0422 or visit www.theriaults.com

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Rare circa-1912 De Fuisseaux (Belgium) character doll, 29 inches tall, depicting a flapper. Estimate: $3,500-$4,500.

orphy Auctions’ Fine Doll specialist Jan Foulke assessed the array of collectible dolls in Morphy’s March 5-7 sale as unusually nice, referring to the 250lot selection of antique and vintage dolls that includes French and German bisque, German character dolls, a large group of black bisque dolls, infant baby dolls, Lenci dolls (including a rare one from the #400 series), and many other desirable types. Among the featured lots are a circa-1912 De Fuisseaux character doll dressed as a flapper, a circa-1890 Jumeau bisque automaton known as Little Girl with Hanky and Perfume; and two 1930s Armand Marseille Just Me character dolls. Vintage composition and hard plastic dolls include Madame Alexanders, Ginny dolls, Shirley Temples, Vogue and Effanbee. Morphy Auctions’ March 5-7 auction will take place at the Adamstown Antique Gallery, 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, PA 17517. All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet. Hardcover catalog: $45 postpaid ($50 overseas). View the catalog in its entirety online at or www.morphyauctions. com or www.liveauctioneers.com. Inquiries: Call 717-335-3435 or e-mail danmorphy@dejazzd.com.

Circa-1890 Jumeau bisque automaton titled Little Girl with Hanky and Perfume, 19 inches tall, marked Depose Tete Jumeau Bte SGDG4. Estimate: $10,000-$15,000.

The auction includes two 1930s Armand Marseille Just Me character dolls. This one is dressed in blue from tip to toe. Estimate: $800-$900.


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1. 22” Cunning Depose SFBJ Mechanical - a heart shaped face with hip length French HH curls that bounce as she walks, turns her head, kisses and flirts her saucy French eyes side to side! $1200 2. 23” Gentle K*R 128 - full size but delicate with tender blush, big blue pleading eyes, slightly parted lips, mint factory wig and mint chunky K*R body - a dear heart! $750 3. 17” Scarce Kestner 129 - a richly styled beauty with lovely coloring, early flat brushstroke brows, jewel like mouth, plaster pate and fully jointed Kestner body. $695 4. 15” Gbr. Heubach 5036 Laughing Child innocent joy in his youthful round shoe button eyes, many dimples, open/closed mouth in a gleeful smile with molded tongue and carved teeth, minor making flaws lost in his exuberant charm! Just $1650 5. 18” 1880’s Closed Mouth Kestner - luscious quality and early artwork featuring individually drawn brows, spiraled PW eyes, fully shaped mouth, elegantly dressed in two part bustled gown and original wig. $650 6. 15-1/2” All Original French Fashion - a true 1870's fashion plate in her authentic two part extremely bustled gown in delicate self patterned sheer voile with under pinnings and elaborate leather walking shoes and the matching chapeau; minor no harm hidden firing line, beautiful bisque. Museum class Parisienne. $2500 7. 35” Grand Scale Heirloom 1907 Jumeau ethereal beauty in this aristocratic child with a 20“ circ. head, profound size and grace, flawless ivory bisque, soulful brown PW’s, Jumeau earrings, cork pate and hip length French human hair, frail but beautiful lace and silk clothes (see our ad page 7). $3200 8. 13” Factory Mint Simon Halbig - as mint as she is pretty from her mohair wig to dainty leather shoes in festive, pink silk and velvet with delicate blushed bisque, long silken lashes, pw sleep eyes, socket head. A prize! $750 9. 16” Important Pre 1900 ABG - unlisted model 1125 in ivory like bisque, glimmering pw eyes, hardly open mouth with upper and lower early square teeth, original wig, body and clothes too! $475 10. Gbr. Heubach Boys - 12” Smiler - all original clothes and shoes, museum provenance. $395. 11” Pouty - all original clothes. $295. 8” Young Pouty - socket had, jointed body, period clothes. $295. All with intaglio eyes! 11. 15” Delicate K*R 121 - angelic aspect with oily sheen bisque, wispy “fly away” brows, dazzling K*R blue eyes, quiver tongue, original wig and body in period knits! $550 12. 13” Rare Simon Halbig 1269 - not only rare but all original including her leather shoes each signed and numbered, one Vienna 1910, choice oily bisque, delicate brows, jewel sleep eyes, mint antique wig…when will there be another? $1250 13. 16” Unique Kestner 167 - owl eyed beauty with richly glowing eyes, distinctive molded and brushmarked arched brows, barely open mouth, original pate, wig and signed body. Personality plus! $595 14. 22” Heirloom Philadelphia Baby - strongly modeled facial features, applied ears, original paint and several layers of carefully sewn original clothes. Historic. $1600 15. 19” Beautiful ABG Close Mouth - unexpected poise and beauty from this elegant turned head Victorian with powder fine bisque, pw eyes, orig. wig, body and winter weight clothes! $550 20” All Original China - very early, pressed features, true original body with glazed arms and flat sole shoes, original layers and dress in forget-me-not print. $395 16. 20” The Dressel 117N Character - portrait of the ingénue with sensitive features, original eyelashes, wig and her proper, jointed 'high knee' teenager body. A sweetheart! $895

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17-1/2” A & M Beauty, kid body, bisque arms, 2 fingers as is, stationary blue eyes, blue floral dress & bonnet $295. Now $200.

16” Kestner #154 on kid body (some body repair), bisque arms, blue sleep eyes, sweet face $295. Now $200.

23-1/2” Cuno Otto & Dressel 1912-14, ball jointed body, new wig, sleep eyes $475. Now $200.

21” #370 A & M, kid body (some body repair), bisque arms ( right hand 2 finger tips as is), o/m with two missing teeth, vintage striped dress with apron $195. Now $150.

19” EH #275 190X Germany, kid body (some leg repair), bisque arms, brown sleep eyes $275. Now $150.

11” S & H 1078, repair on body, hairline on upper head rim, tan dress $260. Now $150. 8-1/2” Heubach Kopplesdorf #320, painted bisque, pierced nostrils, sleep eyes $175. Now $100.

12” Antique Rare China head with ribbon repair at neck, antique body, Parian hands and china blue boots, left leg reglued, lovely antique silk & velvet dress $140. Now $100. 8” Pin Cushion Floradora A & M shoulder plate 3-1/2”, brown sl eyes, original wig $125. Now $100. 11” #1776 COD 1925, kid body, bisque arms (left hand chip), brown sleep eyes, mohair wig $145. Now $100. 11-1/2” #75013 Morimura Bros FY, baby body, blue sleep eyes, hairline on left cheek $125. Now $100. 18” Majestic, brown sleep eyes, original wig & pate, nice kid body with bisque arms $295. Now $200.

22” Carl Hartman, kid body, blue sleep eyes, mohair wig, lt blue dress $325. Now $150.

15” #255 K * R Celluloid Head, newer kid body w/ bisque arms $145. Now $100.

15” 390 A & M on stick & feather body, blue sleep eyes $200. Now $150.

21” 139 Handwerck, kid body, finger as is, sweet face $365. Now $200

18-1/2” Kestner 168, original wig & pate, square cut teeth, sleep eyes, hairline right eye to rim $500. Now $200.

21” A & M #1894 on kid body with bisque arms, brown sleep eyes, blonde mohair wig, pink satin dress $275. Now $200.

14” Nippon Baby, original baby body, sleep eyes, redressed in sailor suit $175. Now $100.

18-1/2” Kestner #164 on ball jointed body, HH wig, blue sleep eyes, molded eyebrows, books for $650 -700, professional repair on forehead hide by bangs $495. Now $295.

17” Bahr & Proschild #325, o/m w/ 2 square teeth, blue paperweight eyes, kid body, lovely antique clothes, (original photo of child with doll), piece reglued on upper left forehead hide by wig, bisque arms, new wig $345. Now $225. 21”Alma Germany, kid body w/ some repair, original mohair wig $360. Now $200.

Looking forward to seeing you at the following shows: February 8, 2009 Doll-Teddy Bear Collectible Show & Sale, Ashton Place Banquet Center, 341 W. 75th Street Willowbrook, IL March 7 and 8, 2009 Antique to Modern Dolls, Bellman Gaithersburg, MD show at the Fairgrounds

19” A & M 370 4 DEP, lovely kid body, bisque arms, really nice brown sleep eyes, hairline lower left cheek $225. Now $150. 14” Dream Baby 351/3K, repainted baby body, left lower eye flake, blue sleep eyes $185. Now $100. 10-1/2” circ. 1926 Painted bisque Bye-lo, body stamp, left celluloid hand, right one broken, blue sleep eyes, facial paint as is $395. Now $150. 9-1/2” circ. Louis Amberg #371 – 2 LAS, o/m w/ 2 teeth, blue sleep eyes, new hands, newer body $185. Now $100. 16” A & M #351, repainted compo body, blue sleep eyes, cotton & lace dress & slip, booties, 2 lower teeth, 12” head circ $275. Now $200. 10” A & M Dream Baby #341, new body & hands, blue sleep eyes, 8-3/4” circ. $120. Now $100. 9” Compo Effanbee Patsy Babyette, slight crazing, right arm as is, blue dress w/ lace collar and sleeves, blue sleep eyes $125. Now $100. 12” Head circ. Compo Bye-lo, compo hands (as is ), lovely organdy dress & silk slip, great painting on face (lower lip slightly chipped), blue eyes $250. Now $150. 11-1/2” Turned Head Blond China, cloth body and cloth arms, cotton dress with roses $100. Now $80. 20” Black Hair blue eye China, leather body, antique shoes as is and stockings, dress, slip & pantalets, bisque hands, 2 fingers as is, 2 piece pink dress $225. Now $200. 15” Blonde Parian with glass eyes, shoulder plate repaired, leather hands, cloth body, red leather boots as is, antique black skirt & white blouse $265. Now $200. 8-1/2” China Black hair, cloth body with new arms & legs, antique dress, slip & pantalets $65. Now $50. 12” China Turned Head black hair, original cloth body & bisque arms & china legs, brown heel shoes & blue bow garter, new brown flowered dress $125. Now $100. 14” Blonde turned head china, new cotton body bisque arms & legs, black heel boots $145. Now $100. 8” China head on cotton number body, Parian legs & arms, pantalets $99.50 Now $80. 13” 1860-1870 Molded Blue Bonnet Hertwig & Co., white molded blouse with gold trim, molded hair, blue eyes, Parian arms, cloth body & feet, antique slip & pantalets $395. Now $200. 13” Head circ. Bye-lo 1923, celluloid hands, original stamped body, blue sleep eyes, upper right lid small eyeflake $325. Now $200. 12” Head circ. Bye-lo, blue sleep eyes, stamped body w/ celluloid hands (left thumb broken) $395. Now $325. 15” Head circ. Bye-lo, blue sleep eyes, original body w/ celluloid hands (right hand 1 finger missing) great coloring $695. Now $450.


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5-7 Denver, PA. Doll Auction. Morphy Auctions. 2000 No. Reading Rd. morphyauctions.com. 717-335-3435. 6-9 Washington, DC. Spring Antiques Show. Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 561-822-5440. 7 Escondido, CA. Doll Show & Sale. Resurrection Church Parish Center. Cameo Doll Club. 619-460-4678. 760-728-6830. 7-8 Gaithersburg, MD. 145th Eastern National Antique Doll Show. Gaithersburg Fairgrounds. Bellman Event. 443-617-3590. infoDOLLS@comcast.net. 8 DeWitt, MI. Doll Show. DeWitt Banquet & Conference Center. Sandy. 269-599-1511. 8 Maquoketa, IA. Doll & Toy & Bear Show. Jackson County Fairgrounds. Dora Pitts. 563-242-0139. 14 Allentown, PA. Antique Toy & Collectable Show. Merchants Sq. Mall. Kevin Redcay/Valley Rail Promotions. www.valleygoto.com 610-440-0487. 14 Fairhope, AL. Doll & Toy Show & Sale. Fairhope Civic Center Auditorium. Ruth Ann Brett. 251-980-5958. 14-15 Puyallup WA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Fair & Event Center. Crossroads. 775-348-7713. www.dolls4all.com. 14 Santa Barbara, CA. Doll Show & Sale. Earl Warren Showground. Santa Barbara Doll Club. 805-733-1261. 15 Hackensack, NJ. Doll Show. The Rothman Center. JMK Shows. 352-527-6666 or 201-213-2810. 15 Houston, TX. Doll Show. Marriott Hotel. Hobby Airport. Bluebonnet Bebe’s of Houston. 713-688-2984. 15 Paris, France. Doll Exhibit. Musee de la Poupee. 00 33 (0)1 42 72 73 11. 21 Boise, ID. Doll & Bear Show. Bishop Kelly High School. Melinda’s Dolls. 775-342-7629. 21 Hayward, CA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Centennial Hall. Larry Herman. 925-947-1572. HermanShow@aol.com. www.HermanShows.com. 21 Lakeland, FL. Doll & Bear Show. Lake Mirror Center. Tropical Doll Study Club. 863-644-6831. 21 Phoenix, AZ. Doll Show. No. Phoenix Baptist Church. Valley of the Sun Doll Show. 480-831-9081. 21 West Covina, CA. Doll Makers Showcase & Doll Show. West Covina Elk’s Lodge. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 22 Anaheim, CA. Doll Show. Anaheim Plaza Hotel. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 22 Ft. Wayne, IN. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. The Lantern. B & L Promotions. 419-228-4657. rmangold@woh.rr.com. 27 Ladenburger, Germany. Tin Toys & Trains & Dollhouses. Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion. 0049 6203 13014. Spielzeugauktion@t-online.de 28 Alexander, NY. Doll Show. Alexander Fireman’s Recreation Hall. Fairland Dolls-Sue Spink. 585-591-2841.

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April 2009 4-5 DeRidder, LA. Doll Show. Wooten Theater. Hazel Lofton. 337-463-4830. 4-5 Los Angeles, CA. NADDA Crème de la Crème. Embassy Suites Hotel. LA International Airport North. 310-215-1000. 5 Evansville, IN. Doll Show. Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Rhoda Wade. 618-265-3191. 16-18 Houston, TX. Doll Show. Hobby Marriott. The Bay Area Doll Club. 281-614-0077. 16 Nashua, NH. Doll Show & Sale. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction. 603-464-3232. 18 Des Moines, IA. Doll & Bear & Toy Show. Iowa State Fairgrounds Walnut Center. Colleen Holden. 515-986-1975. 18 Endicott, NY. Doll Show. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Broome County Doll Club. 607-723-8411. 18 Riverside, CA. Doll & Toy & Bear Show. Janet Goeske Senior Center. Inland Empire Doll Club. 951-371-4267. 18 Sparks, NV. Doll & Bear Show. Holiday Inn. Melinda’s Dolls. 775-342-7629. 19 Cincinnati, OH. Doll & Toy Show & Sale. Holiday Inn-Sharonville. Margie Schultz. 513-207-8409. 19 E. Meadow, NY. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Temple Emanu-el. Doll Study Club of Long Island. 516-481-1745. 24-26 Pittsburgh, PA. Toy Show. Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena. Orangestone Promotions. 412-213-0224. 25 E. Syracuse, NY. Doll Show. E. Syracuse Community Room. Mid York Doll Club. 315-698-4501. 26 Columbus, OH. Doll Show. Aladdin Temple Shrine Mosque. Mid-Ohio Historical Museum. Henrietta Pfeifer. 614-837-1552. 26 Rochester, NY. Doll Show & Sale. Eagle’s Club. Henrietta Doll Lovers Club. 585-889-2015. 26 Whitman, MA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Knights of Columbus. Whitman Mothers’ Club. 781-447-6079.


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Joyce and Vincent Lanza

We buy dolls and sell on consignment. 2137 Tomlinson Avenue Bronx, NY 10461 • 718-863-0373 email: joycedolls@aol.com

Visit my website: www.grandmasatticdolls.com 1. - 2. - 3. 13" JDK Kewpie on Compo. Body With Full Wardrobe, huge br. side glancing eyes, gorgeous pale bisque, molded & painted hair & a big watermelon mouth. On orig. compo. body w/jointed legs & starfish hands, complete orig. wardrobe w/tons of clothing, hats & some added clothing, mirror & adorable vintage clothing stand w/her wicker suitcase. A real attic find & RARE doll in a great large. Fully marked head & is a size #11. 1 ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!! $12,500. 4. 9 1/2" Kestner #143 Character, mint bisque, bl. sl. eyes, 2 upper teeth, great ant. curly mohair wig & her orig. Kestner plaster pate. Wears a fabulous silk & lace dress, orig. socks, adorable hand made leather shoes, darling vintage bonnet & orig. undies. On her orig. early st. wrist Kestner "fully" jointed compo. body. Just adorable in this wonderful desirable cabinet size! $1075. 5. Original Jumeau Corset in Original box. Fabulous Attic Find. $1575. 6. - 7. 12" Tete #3 Bebe, big bl. p/w eyes, luscious lashes, mint pale bisque, orig. mohair wig, orig. cork pate & head coil. Wears pink silk & lace fact. orig. costume with some fraying on the silk but still looks gorgeous, added Fr. ant. silk lined hat , orig. socks & Fr. shoes (not marked Jumeau, but are orig. to her). On her fabulous orig. "signed" Jumeau body. Fully "signed" Jumeau head mark. Absolutely gorgeous!! $6800. 8. 16" K * R 115A Pouty Toddler, mint bisque, beautiful bl. sl. eyes, a full pouty mouth & magnificent orig. mohair wig & pate. Beautiful all orig. costume, shoes & socks. Has been mine for about 15 years & is the best I have ever seen. Orig. fully jointed toddler body w/early st. wrists. A gorgeous example of this heart warming pouty. She has it all!! $6400. 9. 8" F.S. & Co. #1295 Toddler w/Starfish Hands, mint pale bisque, br/sl. eyes, 2 upper teeth & her orig. braided mohair wig. Wears her darling orig. dress, shoes, socks & undies. On her orig. toddler body w/desirable starfish hands. An absolute darling little character. $1175. 10. 8 1/2" Swaine & Co. "DIP" Character Baby, mint pale bisque, orig. mohair wig & pate, cl/mo. bl. sl. eyes, molded eyelids, great expression, wearing factory orig. baby gown, bonnet, diaper & knitted booties. On orig. bent limb baby body. Great tiny size. The best modeling. Adorable!!! Only...$1095. 11. - 12. 26" Tete Jumeau #12, fully marked head, huge bulging blue p/w eyes with luscious lashes, gorgeous pale bisque, fabulous ant. tailed mohair wig, orig. pate & head coil. Wears a fabulous ant. Fr. dress which is possibly orig., magnificent ant. hat, undies & shoes. On her orig. "signed" body. Stunning and a great lifesize French Bebe!! $7450. 6

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13. - 14. 9" Early Portrait Jumeau #1, all orig. in orig. box. Fabulous skin wig & orig. pate, great early pale bisque, huge amber p/w eyes. Wears orig. Jumeau dress, orig. Jumeau earrings, shoes marked #1 & orig. socks. On her orig. "signed" Jumeau body w/mint orig. finish. Has her orig. box in excellent condition & fully identifies her. This doll appears in the Beautiful Bebes book, & is also on the cover. She is a darling teeny Bebe. A fabulous attic find & the tiniest Portrait I have ever found. CALL or Email for Price


Gloria & Mike Duddlesten

A Touch of Class Antique Dolls

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Selling Quality Dolls in a Wide Variety 1. Delightful 24" marked Bru Jne 11 on her original Chevrot body with bisque shoulder plate, jointed kid torso and beautifully modeled wooden lower arms and legs. The Bru label is firmly attached to the front of the torso and she has the scalloped leather strip just below the breast plate. One side of the shoulder plate is incised Bru Jne and the other side is incised with No. 11. Undamaged, unrepaired Bru Jne, not $403 50,000, but only $18,500 2. 18" original Jumeau lady with the ultimate wooden fashion body, covered in kid, with bisque lower arms and legs and lovely modeled hands and feet. The face is next to perfection with almond shaped blue glass eyes, shaded lips, finely feathered brows and many strokes of lashes, both upper and lower. Very small professionally repaired area at the joint of her thumb on her right hand. You will find yourself stunned by her beauty. $9,950 3. 10.5" closed mouth Mulatto Fre A Steiner, incised on the back of her neck and stamped on her tiny fully jointed brown tone body that retains the original patina. She is wearing tiny black leather antique shoes marked "0" and a wonderful remake of a French bebe. She has very expressive dark brown glass eyes. What a treasure. $6,800 4. 25" Chase stockinet child doll by Martha Chase of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, late 1800's. Stamped on left leg. Extremely clean, no repaint and in excellent condition 6 with some light paint chips on back of head. 7 Separately stitched ears. Sateen cloth body with stitched joints at shoulders, hips, elbows and knees. Appropriate if not original clothing. $750 5. 5-1/4" original Candy Container in the form of the cutest wax baby emerging from an egg. It is anybody's guess as to the significance of the chef's hat with the lightweight metal spoon stitched to the brim. I suppose one's imagination might extend to the baby being the candy maker. One leg is yet to emerge. The expression on this baby is indescribable! $650 6. 7" all bisque Tynie Baby by Horsman, made only one year 1924. Rarer and most desired wigged version. She has tiny blue glass sleep eyes, upper and lower painted lashes, fat rosy cheeks, a turned-up nose with tiny nostril highlight dots and perfectly shaped and puckered closed lips. She has a swivel neck and jointed arms and legs that allows posing. Her all bisque body has all of the original parts. A sweet package with extras! $2,250 7. 9.5" all bisque character Mold #156 by Kestner. All of her parts are original with the mold number and size 10 incised. Her right arm has a tiny re-enforced crack at the shoulder which is hidden by her sleeve; otherwise, she is in excellent condition. This is a happy smiling girl with an open/closed mouth and molded teeth. $895 8. This is the AM character child from the 550 Mold, 16 in. size, with a closed mouth, glass sleep eyes and extreme dimples on each side of her "almost pouty" mouth. She looks as though she wants to pout but someone is attempting to make her smile! AM characters have wonderful smooth bisque. Her original jointed wood and composition body has straight wrists and the original finish. Her looks-factory dress, blonde mohair curly wig and brown leather lace-ups all fit her perfectly. $2,650 9. 18.5 inch turned shoulder head Parian type young lady with molded bows and braids on each side of her head and exposed ears. She is a very unusual version of the "Alice" Parian. Original or period clothing made for her. Her body is cloth hard stuffed with leather arms and stitched on leather boots (showing wear). She is in excellent condition and makes a lovely display. Circa: 1860-70 $950 10. 4-1/2" all bisque Byelo Baby with glass sleep eyes, swivel neck and moveable arms and legs, all original and marked. She is wearing what looks to be her original diaper and undershirt. Bed lined in pink seersucker with lace trim and soft pink silk ribbon bows. Extra clothing items, old mohair bear and 11 antique pine cradle with pink bedding also included. Reeks of originality! $650 11. 10.5" Mold 5637 "Laughing Heubach" with a face and expression that speak for him. Wide open/closed mouth showing two lower front teeth, his tongue resting behind them as he belts out a big laugh showing his greatly punched-in dimples. Brown sleep eyes, original mohair wig and the original label "Marshall Field & Co. / Chicago" sewn into the inner edge of his romper. A Gebruder Heubach masterpiece! $1,800 12. 8" all bisque Mold 886 by Simon Halbig (featured in the Mignonnette book), with very light amber glass eyes, swivel neck and over-the-knee black ribbed stockings. She exemplifies the fine artistry of the Simon Halbig factory. She has molded and painted brown two strap brown shoes with pom-poms on the toes. Dressed in what appears to be a factory dress, she is patriotic in red, white and blue. All of her parts are original and without damage. $2,400

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Nelling, Inc.

P.O. Box 893985, Temecula CA 92589-3985 • maspinelli@verizon.net Cell: 503-577-9815 • Home: 951-308-1239 • Fax: 951-308-1285 BUYING AND SELLING QUALITY DOLLS FOR OVER 15 YEARS

1. and 2. 16 1/2" Kathe Kruse "Doll 1" Boy, clean body and excellent face, partial wear on hair surface. $3975. 3. 5 1/2" Jumeau bebe with Emile Douillet signature marking, only "E6D" and called the ED Jumeau, not to be confused with the E.Denamur. Gorgeous girl. $4500. 4. and 5. 4 3/8" Articulated wood body china w/ 1840's hairstyle. $2750. Shown with 4 5/8" doll house size Beidermeir, drop front desk. $265. 6. 13 1/2" French cloth child, all orig. $495.

Exhibiting: March 14 - Santa Barbara Doll Club Show and Sale, Santa Barbara CA, Earl Warren Showgrounds March 28 - Jewel City Doll Club Show and Sale, Glendale CA, Glendale Civic Auditorium April 4 - 5 - NADDA Show, Los Angeles CA, LAX Embassy Suites NORTH Member UFDC • NADDA VISA • Mastercard • Layaway Many more items in stock

Visit our website at www.maspinelli.com • Email us at maspinelli@verizon.net

Where all Your Dreams Can Come True! Always a wide variety of reference books, antique/vintage doll clothing, antique dolls, bears and much more! New items added weekly. Antique 9" Milliner's Model Circa 1850's - She is in fantastic condition, great color, body is firm without any holes or repairs. Antique clothing adds to her charm. Right foot repaired at one time. $749.00

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Carmel Doll Shop

Michael Canadas and David Robinson • Members of UFDC & NADDA • P.O. Box 7198 Carmel, California 93921 Email: mnd@redshift.com • Visa • MasterCard • American Express • We Welcome Layaway Always Buying, Selling and Trading Fine Antique Dolls • (831) 625-5360

Dolls Left to Right: 11-1/2” China in an all-original factory presentation, which was probably not intended to last much beyond Christmas morning. This darling doll and her charming dress have beaten the odds! $895. From Maison Simonne, a 17-1/2” E. Barrois with perfect bisque and lovely painting, blue paperweight eyes, pierced-through ears, and a honey blonde wig in its original style. She wears a sublime original silk gown and a classic Maison Simonne silhouette, although the condition is fair to good, as there is some melting on the sleeves, at the waist and front of the bodice, and a few other areas. For those who love fashions in untouched, all original presentations. $6500. 24-1/2” English poured Wax Boy, circa 1860s, he is of the era when little boys and little girls were dressed in similar fashions and both in dresses. Details include lovely coloring and interesting modeling that includes a “fat roll” around his neck, plus inset blue glass eyes, strawberry blonde inserted hair and a cloth body with perfect wax limbs. $5500. 5-5/8” German papier-mâché Dollhouse Gent with very nice painting and a molded hat (plus attached felt brim). He wears an original costume of knee breeches, and a double-breasted long coat with a row of Dresden paper “buttons”. $795. 12-3/4” Wooden Shoe Peddler, circa 1830, and a product of the German Grodnertal, the hard-working entrepreneur boasts lovely painting of her turned and carved head, including pale blue eyes, painted wisps at the temples, and her original, carved wood, drop-earrings. Of the variety that features an articulated body, she wears her all original ensemble including a poke bonnet worn over a lace cap. $3250. 19” bisque Gentleman, a fine product of the E. Barrois firm, this striking shoulderhead model boasts perfect bisque with gorgeous blue eyes, and a full head of molded and painted hair in the rare cafe au lait shade. On a sturdy kid leather body in clean condition, this dapper dresser in outfitted for a formal affair. Guaranteed to please! $5900. 17” “French” Papier-mâché, costumed as a Prima Ballerina, with an extremely clean head, blue-painted eyes, intact painted brows and a beautifully painted mouth. Her deep brunette wig is hand-rooted onto a cloth cap and pulled back into a full bun. On a pink-tinted, kid leather body, Mlle. wears an ethereal costume which features yards of tulle, a fitted bodice and tulle fairy wings upon her shoulders. $4800.

10-1/4” Wooden-bodied China with perfect china limbs, delicately painted facial features and a classic molded hairstyle of rows of sausage curls. Her beautiful cotton-print dress, with its blue silk ribbon accents, highlights her lovely décolleté. $3850. 22” F.G. Fashion SOLD 11-1/2” Parian with lovely painting, and a marvelous hairstyle in a very rare shade of cocoa brown. On a cloth body, this Daughter of the Regiment wears a fabulous original costume! We’ve all seen examples like this marvelous one illustrated in books over the years, but this is your chance to make one part of your collection! $4250. 7-1/2” Grodnertal wooden as “Pedlar”. Featuring lovely painting, an original costume complete with poke bonnet, and a wooden articulated body, this young lass retains her original selection of wonderful items for sale. $2200. 12-1/2” F.G. Teenager SOLD 23-1/2” English poured wax child named “Emily” featuring a lovely expression, pretty blue glass eyes, and inserted brunette human hair styled into a long, full braid. On a perfect cloth body with well-formed, perfect wax limbs, she wears a darling dress of challis wool in shades of violet. Emily is sure to become a favorite of yours. $5500. 12” L. Doleac featuring a perfect bisque swivel head with wonderful painting, pale blue glass eyes, pierced ears and an exceptional original blonde mohair wig styled in braids. On a classic, clean kid leather body, she wears a magnificent promenade ensemble in taupe silk faille. An exceptional fashion doll in a hard to find petite size. $3600. 16-1/2” Rare fashion for the “character collector”. Details of this wide-eyed wonder include fantastic modeling to the flanged-neck head, masterful painting to the brows and lips, extra-large, blue, paperweight eyes, pierced ears and a wonderful original wig. On a classic kid leather body, she wears a very handsome ensemble. This amazing lady will soon rule over your doll cabinet and it’s just her nature! $7500.

Visit our website WWW.CARMELDOLLSHOP.COM for an abundant selection

COME VISIT OUR SHOP ON LINCOLN STREET, BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH, IN DOWNTOWN CARMEL


March 2009, Volume 12, Number 2

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SCHOENHUT DOLLS – AMERICAN INGENUITY AND INVENTION by Maureen Herrod Sherryl Shirran’s collection of Schoenhut dolls illustrates the company’s commitment to quality playthings.

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JULIA – TRACING A STEINER’S PAST by Roberta Gallison Cunningham The “jewels” of our collection are dolls whose history is known to us.

About The Cover

For a brief time, considered the largest toy company in the world, Schoenhut has left us their legacy in the form of quality playthings that combine durability with creativity. Our cover is a charming boy, model 403, from the collection of Sherry Shirran. Cover photo by Maureen Herrod.

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PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH DOLLS OF MARIE POLACK, DRESSMAKER by Kathryn Bolles Photos by Kit Bezy Painstaking fidelity characterizes the doll costumes designed by Polak for the “Plain People” of Pennsylvania.

WONDERFUL DOLL FINDS FOR UNDER $500 by Julie Blewis Think outside the box to discover great doll bargains!

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RESPONSIBLE RESTORATION by Lynn Murray The author illustrates various approaches to responsible restoration using examples from David Chapman and Paul Robinson of the Old Pretenders.

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Telephone (212) 787-7279 • P.O. Box 1410 • NY, NY 10023 Quality Antique Dolls by Mail Return Privilege • Layaways Member UFDC and NADDA

1. 9” Choice Cabinet Size Mein Liebling – a special rare size Factory Original K*R 117A with original blonde upcombed curls, elaborate dress with miniature undies and shapely body with orig. patina – all mint! $3000 2. 18” All Original K*R Gretchen – who could resist this K*R 114 from her mint factory wig in original set to the heeled leather shoes and her nostalgic floral print dress with matching undies, proper K*R body too – all mint and excellent quality. $4500 3. 9” Miniature K*R 117A - a plump cheek character with dainty bisque! See #1 4. 11” Rare Glass Eye Kaiser Baby – in the scarce smallest size too! Plus open crown with the factory wig, chubby body, and very delicate quality bisque. Museum class. $1650 5. 13” Brown Bisque Dream Baby – a real cuddler with lovely fired-in color, sleep eyes, and probably original organdy gown with its ruffled bonnet, diaper slips and booties! $450 6. 20” Factory Original American Children – from the special series created by Dewees Cochran in the mid 1930s for Effanbee. This one has unusual sea green painted eyes, closed mouth, lovely coloring, original outfit, shoes and bracelet, a premier example. $1800 7. 26” Breathtaking Laughing Jumeau – outstanding example of this glorious French character SFBJ 236 with luminescent, ivory pure bisque, crystal clear modeling, bright eyes, original body and stunning 40” gowns! (cape not shown) $1495 8. 13-1/2” ABG Flirty Baby – a sly little fellow with perfect quality bisque, factory wig, flirty blue eyes with long original lashes and separate tin eyelids that close over his eyes if he’d only lie down! $450 9. & 10. 13” Early Barefoot Alabama Baby – wonderful doll with all original paint, no touch up, perfect applied ears, early circular crown, signed body, charming hand stitched period clothes. American classic! $1795 11. 22” All Original German Fashion – vivacious and unique 1890’s Halbig type with luminous hazel pw eyes, early open/ closed mouth with six square teeth, original wig in chignon, elegant and slender in her two part original walking suit with matching layers, original hat and shoes too! $750 12. 27” Factory Mint Handwerck – like the day she was made and never touched she boasts powder fine bisque, sensational mint factory extension wig, mint signed body and factory chemise with silk buttons, all pristine! 13. Super Size Byelo w/Wardrobe – near largest size at 17” circ. of flawless, delicate bisque, a family held doll with complete full wardrobe of gowns, bonnets, knits, soaker, kimono set, blanket, booties, etc., etc. $1100 14. 17” American Child “Barbara Ann” – by F&B, pretty coloring sleep eyes, open mouth, original wig period clothes. $595. 21” American Child – rare brown painted eyes, closed mouth, lovely color, bracelet. Excellent! $1495 15. 40” Long Limbed Lenci Russian – ca. 1925 gorgeous ad colorful model 187, long neck, slender limbs, wonderful leather heeled boots, mint original hip length braids, as found, light age, no moth, stains or playwear, sensational and half price! $1500 16. Kewpies! World’s Fair 1916 – seated in green chair, rare! Lawyers – reading book, $750. Rare Kewpie Inkwell with sticker Also: Kewpie Sledder, $895, Crawler, Guitar, Bridesmaids, all original, Sweeper, 8” Kewpies and more!


Nancy A. Smith Buying and selling quality antique dolls. Specializing in early cloth dolls. Member NADDA

16" Chase $1000. 18" Alabama $2800. 13" Chase $800.

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size 12 Depose Jumeau, 26 inches tall, with a straight wrist marked Jumeau body, pristine marked Jumeau shoes and underslip, realized approximately $12,200 at the December Galerie de Chartres auction.

We would like to thank the following auction houses for their participation: Bonhams, The Old House, Station Road, Knowle, West Midlands B93 OHT www.bonhams.com Galerie de Chartres, 7, rue Collin d”Harleville 28000 Chartres. Email:chartres@galeriechartres.com Theimer, 4 rue des Cavaliers 89130 Toucy. www.theimer.fr

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Hat Making Workshop

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teva Allgood, a member of North Carolina Queen Ann’s Revenge Doll Cub, was so inspired by Sylvia Mac Neil’s recent article and pattern on hat making (November 2008) that she proposed to the club the idea of a workshop where each member could make their own hat. The meeting, held at the home of Billye Harris, was a huge success. Steva, who does not sew, found the instructions fun and easy, and used her tried and true method of gluing. “I was so thrilled to actually be making something that I don’t think my head came up the entire time except to get a piece of material I needed or to eat,” she said. Each club member used different materials resulting in slightly different sized hats. To her amazement, Steva’s crushed velvet hat actually fit her French fashion!


WITHINGTON AUCTION, Inc.

Dolls at Auction

Thursday - April 16, 2009 Holiday Inn – Nashua, NH - Exit 4 Off Route 3 All Auctions start @ 10:00AM Inspections: Wed. Evening 7:30 - 9:30 PM Morning of the Sale 8:00 - 10:00 A.M. Featuring the Collection of Mimi McTamaney PD, Jumeaux, Fashions, Steiner, Kestner, All-bisque, Characters, Heubach, Wax, Parians & Chinas, Early Papier Mache, Cloth, Wood, Schoenhut, Steiff, Chase, Lenci, K. Kruse, All Bisque, Frozen Charlottes, Raggedy Ann & Andy by Mollye’s, Beloved Belinda by Georgine, Accessories, Clothes, Doll Shoes, Mohair Bears, Vintage Clothing, Fabulous Hats, & so much more A GREAT WAY TO START THE SEASON!! Auction Schedule for 2009: May 14 (&15*), June 18 (&19*), August 20 (&21*), September 24 (&25*), October 22 & 23 (*Dates are tentative & will be confirmed as necessary)

September 12 - Doll & Toy Extravaganza in Hillsborough, NH

WITHINGTON AUCTION, Inc.

17 Atwood Road, Hillsborough, NH 03244 • 603-478-3232 To Consign Dolls Call Dolores Smith E-mail: withington@conknet.com Web: www.withingtonauction.com Stephanie Leizure NH Auctioneers Lic. # 4028 Catalogues $15. • Absentee Bids Accepted • No Sales Tax 13% Buyer’s Premium – Discounted to 10% for Cash or Check


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7-1/2” bisque shoulder head doll $1295.

Our shop in the beautiful coastal village of Camden, Maine is closed until May. However, we are open by appointment. 49 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 email: lucysdollhouse49@roadrunner.com Shop 207-236-4122 Fax 207-236-4377 Cell 207-322-4851 Lucy Morgan & Susan Singer, proprietors

7-1/2” all bisque S&H 886 $2500.

3 old doll’s picnic baskets $150. each.

6” china head doll $950.

12-1/2” composition Giggles $495.

1950’s strung Ginny $395. Ginny’s Pup $275.

13” sweet old rag doll $125.

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6 1. 26" Spectacular Kestner AT, with her carved Ivory handled parasol $18,500 2. 18" early portrait with exquisite wrap around eyes. Please call 3. 18" Superb Rohmer Fashion, with 3/4 bisque arms, incredible vintage costume. $7300 4. 11" adorable Belton, darling antique clothes $1800 5. Absolutely precious, wire eye "C" Steiner, totally original in rare 8 inch size. $15,500 6. 10" total original Belton beauty 895. 7. 20" Chase " hospital" baby in great condition $595

www.evelynphillipsdolls.com

Please see our website or call for more details, and lots more pictures

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Preview Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 11:00 AM- 7:00 PM Preview Thursday, April 2, 2009, 7:00 AM- 9:00 AM Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 1:00 PM Doll body parts, doll supplies and discovery lots. Thursday, April 2, 2009, 9:00 AM German, French, Piano Babies, & Swingers, Steiff, Nurses, Miniatures, and Bears.

Call 215.393.3034 for $5 listing or view online. Terms: All announcemen ts made on auction day shall take precedence over previously distributed information. Everything is sold as-is and where-is payable day of auction. 13% Buyers Premium with a 3% discount for cash and acceptable check. MC, VISA and Discover accepted.

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Phone: 718-859-0901 Fax: 347-663-4441

www.kathylibratysdolls.com Email: Libradolls@aol.com

MEMBER: UFDC

FRAMED: 11” KESTNER 247 CHARACTER BABY Wonderful little cherub in a beautiful antique costume with blue sleep eyes. Hilda’s baby sister! A must have!.......$1300.

New Address: P.O. Box 283, New Concord, OH 43762 740-607-8157 sharimcmasters@gmail.com

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SCHOENHUT DOLLS American Ingenuity and Invention

A pretty little series 300 (wigged girl) with a hungry goose.

by Maureen Herrod All dolls in this article are in the collection of Sherryl Shirran unless otherwise noted.

lbert Schoenhut started his Philadelphia company in order to make a more durable toy piano. The year was 1872. By the time the company closed in the 1930’s, it had manufactured over 40 toy piano styles as well as hundreds of different toy and doll designs, an amazing diversity of quality, long lasting wooden playthings. One of the company’s most popular sellers was the Humpty Dumpty Circus. In 1902 Fritz Meinicke sold Albert Schoenhut a patent he had taken out on a toy animal. Soon after the transaction, Schoenhut introduced the Circus – the earliest pieces were a clown, elephant, donkey, ladder and chair. Its popularity spurred many additional animals, circus performers and accessories. Toys were sold separately and were also available in a variety of sets. In April of 1909, Teddy Roosevelt set sail for Africa on a commission from the Smithsonian Institution. By July of 1909, Albert had applied for a patent for a figure that had springjointed knees, allowing Teddy to sit on a horse. “Teddy’s Adventures in Africa,” with Teddy as its main character, sold well, but was discontinued in 1914. The animals in the safari set continued to be sold as part of the Humpty Dumpty Circus. The patent for the spring jointed figure led to the next brilliant item to hit the market. By May of 1911, Schoenhut was distributing his sixteen-inch, spring jointed, all wooden doll.

The early “infant” Tootsie Wootsie with his favorite wooden bulldog.

The Chinese babies were modeled on the Harry Schoenhut infant design of 1913 and very likely were a special order.

This boy, only produced for six months and discontinued in late 1911, is extremely rare and hard to find.

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An early series 300 doll posed with a “member of the Quacky Doodle family.

Adorable Schnickel-Fritz with an elusive and desirable bulldog.

Pretty child with two Schoenhut rabbits. She is the mold #309 and had pronounced buck teeth.

A series 300 doll from the classical period (to 1916).

One of the very first of the early carved hair girls of the 100 series.

This boy is from the 400 series. Fewer boy dolls were made and thus are more difficult to find today.

Because of this doll’s hairdo, she is considered a mold #303. She was made until 1916 and was apparently a good seller.

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A carved hair girl, offered for sale in very late 1911, is in the 100 series, probably 102. She is in her factory made clothing.

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This doll of the 100 series still has the original bow in her hair.

Differentiating between the early dolls was very simple. First was listed the size of the doll, and at this early time, all were sixteen inch dolls, with infant dolls measuring in at fifteen inches. Then there was a slash mark. The next number was the style code. So, 16/100 designated a certain style of doll. The number series of 100’s were reserved for carved hair girl dolls. The 200 series designated carved hair boy dolls. 300’s were wigged hair girls, and 400’s were wigged hair boy dolls. These numbering systems were continued as long as Schoenhut was offering dolls for sale, so it was always fairly easy to know what was being offered at any given time. If a wigged girl was desired, the customer would order out of the 300 series. Soon, other sizes of dolls were being produced, also. A doll could come in 14”, 15”, 16”, 19”, or 21”. The dolls were definitely “character” dolls, in keeping with the new movement toward realism introduced by Marion Kaulitz and popularized by German dollmakers. The first designer of the dolls was Adolph Graziano, although his doll-designing career seemed to end in November 1911. His talent must not have been selling well, because the company’s designs started to change almost immediately, reflected in the dolls younger appearance, improved paint finish and finishing details. By spring of 1912, following the death of Albert Schoenhut, the designs were changing once again. Assuming the head of the company, by this time considered the largest toy company in the world, was Albert’s oldest son. Two of the most treasured “infants” were produced from the start. They both had names: Schnickel-Fritz, a grinning toddler, and Tootsie Wootsie, a small child that looked, with his partially open mouth, as if he were ready to speak. The names (Schnickel-Fritz and Tootsie Wootsie) were dropped by the end of 1911. Production on these two dolls, without their signature names, was ended when Harry Schoenhut introduced his own version of an infant in the spring of 1913.

A little girl wearing the more common bonnet painting using red and yellow flowers. She is a mold #106.

Although restored, since the restoration was done by Martha Thompson, this 403 boy is much treasured. He holds a Schoenhut elephant.

Although repainted, redressed, and probably rewigged, this girl still presents a pouty face that is definitely a character of the 300 series. From the author’s collection.


In 1921, the company produced a wooden, sleepy-eyed “Miss Dolly.” A pretty 300 series serious girl.

Another 300 series girl.

“Miss Dolly”, introduced in 1915, was modeled on the hugely popular dolly-faced, bisque headed dolls that had been imported from Germany in the thousands. A trade embargo against German goods gave the company an opportunity to gain a stronger foothold in the American doll industry. “Miss Dolly” initially came only with a long curl wig. When the bobbed hair wigged doll came out, she was less expensive. As prices rose, the bobbed hair doll and the one with the long curl wig were equally expensive, more than the comparable German bisque headed item. But, the Schoenhut doll was made in America. This endeared “Miss

This black waiter was a special order. Interestingly enough, under his clothing he is painted the same flesh color as other dolls in the line. Only the head and hands are painted black.

In the mid 1920’s, the Schoenhut Company tried to cash in on the tremendous popularity of the Grace Story Putnam Bye-lo Baby. After a very limited number of heads were made, the Schoenhut company was sued. The dolls were never distributed.

Dolly” to many, many folks who were soon to be dragged into a European War. “Miss Dolly” came in a fancy union suit and had shoes and socks covering her feet. She also had much smaller ears than the earlier characters. By 1917, the two largest sizes of “Miss Dolly” (19” and 21”) came with a fancy slip over her union suit. “Miss Dolly’s” number designation was #316. In 1921, she was issued with sleep eyes, made of wood, naturally. Her model number was then designated #317. During the months leading up to the First World War, the cost of producing the dolls was sky-rocketing. The solution, of course, was to cut out some of the less popular lines of dolls. After 1916, all carved hair 19” dolls were eliminated. Wigged character girls were also cut back. The boy character dolls, both carved hair and wigged, were cut even more drastically. They apparently were much less appealing than the girl dolls in feminine clothing. After 1916, only four faces remained in the wigged hair versions, when before there were twelve faces available. Cutting their production costs, the company offered the same face with two different wig styles. By 1923, all carved hair characters were curtailed. Wigged characters were gone after 1924. In the 1930’s, there was a “reissue” of carved hair dolls, but it apparently wasn’t very successful. Another important and seldom seen doll in the Schoenhut line-up was the 19-inch manikin, a figure jointed at the waist allowing for even more flexibility than the play dolls. The heads of these “dolls” were all the same, with a very masculine looking face. He was issued in five different versions. He could be bought undressed, as a basket ball player, a football player, a baseball player, and a farmer. Stores might also order variations of the manikin, such as the Lion Tamer who has a specially carved hand to hold a whip and feet carved to resemble boots. The Manikin was introduced a little earlier than “Miss Dolly” and is very hard to find today in any of the versions.

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Schoenhut 1914 Doll Catalog

The estate of Vida VanLennep and the Schoenhut Collectors’ Club have made possible the printing of the 1914 Schoenhut doll catalog, 32 pages illustrating the complete line of Schoenhut carved and wigged dolls and their costumes. It will be available this fall – watch for ordering information in Antique DOLL Collector later this year. Bibliography: Schoenhut Dolls, A Collector’s Encyclopedia, by Carol Corson, Hobby House Press, Inc. 1993

A very early carved hair older girl in the 100 series posed with a rare manikin.

The company made a seemingly endless variety of wooden toys, among them blocks, military toys, boats, the Quacky Doodles family, popular comic characters, rolly dollys, dollhouses, a farm set, nursery rhyme characters and advertising wagons. The enormous range of toys made by the company is not limiting for those who collect almost anything made by Schoenhut. Some collectors specialize in toys and dolls made exclusively by the Schoenhut Company – the variety is seemingly endless. Playthings that were creative, imaginative and above all durable, Schoenhut’s legacy continues to delight collectors today.

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The expertise of Mrs. Sherryl Shirran.

Dressed as his smaller counterpart in the Humpy Dumpty Circus, the Liontamer is a 19- inch manikin whose right hand was designed to hold a whip. Kaonis Collection


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Julia -

Tracing A Steiner’s Past

Julia’s original blue smocked coat with pleated ribbon at neck has a matching muff. Complementing the outfit are the original crocheted mittens and tam and cotton socks with ribbon at top.

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ave you ever wondered about the life your doll led before coming to live with you? The “jewels” of my collection all have a personal history known to me. Some have revealed their stories easily through their original owners. Others I have had to go digging to find. Take for instance my 16-inch early pressed bisque by Jules Nicholas Steiner. She is all original and unmarked. Framed by a skin wig, her very pale complexion actually glows in the candlelight. She has two sets of original clothing, but somewhere back in time she lost her earrings and one pair of stockings. Julia, whose name was faintly written on the bottom of one shoe, came to live with us in 1965, the year of our town’ s bicentennial. I was a young mother with a month old son and a two-and-a-half year old daughter

by Roberta Gallison Cunningham

Julia’s original maroon outfit is of fine wool in Mother Hubbard style tightly gathered at yoke with lace at neck and cuffs. The back closing has three hooks with loops of thread. The matching bonnet is hand stitched as is much of the dress. Her tippet and muff are made of white wool flannel with black yarn “ermine tails”. The white leather gloves are nicely stitched and have a brass, cone-shaped button closing.

the day a tall, stately stranger appeared at our front door. She introduced herself as Frances Dwight Buell, and I recognized the name of the elderly woman who owned the beautiful Georgian house two miles away. She was the widow of Raymond Leslie Buell, longtime president of the Foreign Policy Association, and editor of Fortune’s Round Tables. It was at their nearby home that plans were first discussed with Wendell Wilkie for his presidential run. The words “proper Bostonian” come to mind when I think of Mrs. Buell. Her carriage and manner were those of good breeding. As this imposing person sat down in our living room, our daughter promptly hopped onto her lap. “The child is perfectly all right,” she said as I admonished my offspring. For a full twenty minutes my little one sat quietly on the lap I felt had not held a child in a long time.


15-1/2”, pale pressed bisque head with deep rose cheeks, threaded blue paperweight eyes which have darker blue around iris. Brows are single stroked overlaid with a single stroke lighter brown from left to right. She has pierced ears, an open mouth with “fish” teeth, and original skin wig.

Getting down to the purpose of her visit, Mrs. Buell said she understood I collected antique dolls. Well, three hardly constituted a collection, but it was a start. She asked if I would be willing to arrange an exhibit of antique toys to be displayed at one of the houses that would be open during our bicentennial celebration. I agreed, and enjoyed my first experience of that kind. The exhibit over, I returned the two family dolls Mrs. Buell had loaned; a mechanical and a Steiner, “I want you to have them”, she told me. “Oh, I couldn’t”, I replied. In a voice with which one did not argue she said, “You are to keep them! There is no one in my family who would appreciate them.” I would come to understand that she was seeking a safe haven for her own “jewels”. I whispered a breathless thank you, and kissed her cheek. Wide-eyed and excited, I took “Julia” and “Frances” to their new home. My collection was nearly doubled! In the years that followed Mrs. Buell and I corresponded during her winter stays near Boston. She would send me clippings about dolls and exhibits and suggest community activities in which I might become involved. The reasons behind the latter I would understand much later. Recalling the cuddly dolls of her girlhood, in one letter she lamented the advent of Barbie. She felt that little girls needed to mother their dolls, a sentiment with which I was in full agreement. Our daughter’s Barbies were provided by my mother. It was during this time that I thought to ask her the history of the dolls she had given me. They had belonged to her mother’s cousin, Julia Howard Bush, she wrote, and had been given to her as a child by Julia herself. She went on to say that Julia’ s mother had died shortly after Julia was born in Troy, New York. Never marrying, she grew up to have a life-long interest in social causes. Through the years I imagined this motherless little girl playing with her dolls which must have come from Europe by ship. Did they travel up the Hudson River by boat or train? Did her father bring them back from a European trip or were they purchased locally or perhaps in New York City? The years passed; we moved away, but always there was the thought that some day I wanted to learn more

Julia’s original white cotton dress has white-on-white eyelet and diagonal tucking.

about the real Julia. On a visit home in 1993, I decided it was time. What I anticipated being a library research project turned into an eventful day. After making the trip to Troy, my first stop was the public library. The woman at the reference desk brought me a small file about Miss Bush. There, in a memorial written by her friends, I found most of the historical data I sought. Julia Howard Bush had been born September 17, 1872, in Troy, New York, the only child of Walter R. and Julia (Howard) Bush. Both her father and paternal grandfather had built railroad cars in Troy. Her maternal grandfather, James Leland Howard, manufactured railroad car furnishings in Hartford, Connecticut, where he was also a co-founder of Travelers Insurance and a lieutenant governor. She was a graduate of Emma Willard when it was Troy Female Seminary and had “finished” at Miss Porter’s in Farmington, Connecticut. She died in Troy on February 11, 1962. The memorial, however, provided more than statistics. What emerged was the picture of a woman who had spent her adult life quietly going about helping others. She was an only child with no children of her own, and her hometown became her family. She sought no recognition and few knew the name of their benefactress. Many individuals and organizations contributed their recollections to the memorial, telling of a much loved and respected lady. Perhaps the words of one woman sum them up well: “I shall never forget her. I was a young girl, not quite thirteen, when I first saw her. I thought she looked like a queen … She bought me my first real winter

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Her jointed composition body has straight wrists and “icicle” fingers. One foot is repaired.

Julia’s original brown leather shoes have soft metal findings. The number “3” is on the bottom of each and “Julia” is hand-printed on the left one.

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coat ... She was a great person, kind and generous, a rare person, a lovely woman, a staunch citizen, a quiet philanthropist, always generous, friendly, simple. I have wonderful memories of her which I shall keep carefully and repeat often to my children.” I wonder, could any of us ask to be remembered better? I was allowed to photocopy the memorial and in it I was pleased to find the picture of an elderly woman who bore a family resemblance to Mrs. Buell. From the library, I was directed across the street to Russell Sage College where there is a building named after Miss Bush. No new history was learned there, but it was suggested I try the Rensselaer County Historical Society just up the street. The curator was excited to learn that I owned two dolls which had belonged to Miss Bush. It didn’t take me long to learn why. Again I was told of the little girl who had grown up to leave quite a legacy to her birthplace and to Hartford, Connecticut. She and her mother’s sister, also a maiden lady, had established the Howard-Bush Foundation. Each year it contributed more than $650,000 to worthy causes in each town. The historical society had received many grants. I was again shown a file containing news clippings written after Julia’s death which chronicled many of the contributions she had made to Troy. The curator then took me to the front hall where there was a portrait of my lady, probably painted in the 1920s. I left a note in the file seek saying I was looking for a picture of Julia

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as a child and that the dolls will be available for loan should the society ever mount an exhibit featuring this remarkable woman. I was told there was one more place I needed to visit. The Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce was located at 31 Second Street, the brownstone where Julia had lived until her father’ s death in the late 1920s. Hurriedly I covered the few blocks. As I climbed the steps to the walnut double front doors I could imagine a little girl and her dolly skipping down them. The receptionist and the director expressed amazement that I actually possessed two former “occupants” of their building. I hadn’t thought


May 11, 1993 Troy, NY. Former home of Walter Rice Bush and his daughter Julia Howard Bush (and my Steiner). Julia Howard Bush 1972-1962

of it quite that way. Indeed, the day had been such a whirlwind, I’d hardly had time to catch my breath. I admired the Brazilian rosewood, walnut and marble interior, some of it unchanged since Julia’s time. I wish I had asked to see the second floor where her bedroom must have been. It was a strange feeling to be there, where over 100 years ago, my dolls had lived and been loved by a motherless little girl. It had been an exciting day and everyone I met had been so helpful. When I contemplate the time I spent in Troy, I realize

Frances Dwight Buell 1894-1985

that I gained more than the knowledge of my dolls and their original owner. A pattern of service to others emerged. Just as Miss Bush helped those around her, I recall all the things Mrs. Buell had done for our small community of Richmond in western Massachusetts. She had urged me to become involved and I had. The dolls are more than dolls to me. I have two lovely “jewels” to remind me of two lovely ladies; one I wish I had known, one I wish I had taken the time to know better.

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1. Rare & just as wonderful as she can be is this not often found three face child by the German firm of Carl Bergner - exceptional high quality bisque - and how adorable she laughs - she cries (with a molded tear) - she sleeps - original body w/ lower bisque arms - 14” tall $1,695. 2. Two rare & wonderful character by Bucherer (the Swiss doll w/ the metal body)- both are in fine condition & all original: A) Becassine (sweet little French character) - 8”tall - $795. B) Rare to find “Peter Rabbit” - 8”tall - $1,495. 3. Extremely rare to find and just as gorgeous as she can be is this Phenix bebé - designed by Henri Alexandre - exceptional high quality bisque with first out of the mold eminence - artist quality hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over enormous almond shaped heather blue paperweight eyes - early dark outline - closed slightly smiling mouth w/ outlined soft amber shading - original fully jointed French compo body - lovely antique clothes & shoes - 22” tall - $4,995. 4. Two rare & wonderful Schoenhut children - great condition: A) Lovely #312 pouty w/ original clothes 16” tall $1,695. B) An ever so cute pouty toddler - 14” tall $795. 5. Wonderful two-story “Converse” doll house - painted wood - excellent condition - fully marked – 8” w x 6” l x 14” t - $1,495. 6. Two wonderful and ever so rare China ladies: A) Unique center part china w/ 13 cluster curls - 17” tall - $695. B) Rare to find “Mary Todd Lincoln” china w/ her beautiful face - full snood & gold bows - 18” tall - $995. 7. Three very hard to find & always desirable “American Children “ by Dewees Cochran for Effanbee - each with such classic appeal - great compo - original clothes - each having a different face: A) closed mouth - sleep eyes - 17” - $1,295. B) “Barbara Joan” - open mouth sleep eyes - 15” tall - $795. C) Closed mouth - sleep eyes - 17” - $1,495. 8. Rare & wonderful - as always is this lovely “ Alabama Baby” - this is the early model with the stitches on top of the head - she’s a little worn from love blue her personality truly shines thru - beautiful hand painted blue eyes - blue painted shoes - 22” tall - $1,995. 9. Exceptionally cute and never to be found is the utterly adorable “Teddy Doll” - wonderful mohair teddy body w/ a beautiful blue eyed bisque head child - this doll came into being with the birth of admiral Byrd’s baby w/ he was crossing the North Pole - precious - 11” tall $795. 10. Very unique & different compo character dolls: A) all original Gene Carr Kid “Blink” excellent condition - tagged clothes - 14” tall - $795. B) Another “Teddy Doll” - this one is compo - made by Louis Amberg w/ the Kammer & Reinhardt #100 head and a velvet covered baby body - very different - 12” tall - $595. 11. AM characters (Armand Marseille) are all the rage and here are two of the most handsome gentlemen you will ever find: A) Utterly adorable AM #500 character boy w/ superior bisque - deep blue intaglio eyes - closed slightly smiling mouth - fully jointed compo body - 13” tall $1,295. B) Rare to find a.m. #550 - w/ gorgeous blue glass eyes - extremely rare small size fully jointed compo body - 10” tall $1,995. 12. Uniquely different & ever so cute laughing character boy by Gebruder Heubach - mold # 8459 - fresh out of the mold quality w/ perfect pink bisque - heather blue sleep eyes - open/ closed laughing mouth w/ two molded lower teeth - to make him all the more wonderful he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - rare tiny size - 9” tall $1,495. 13. Well. Here we have two more rare & wonderful compo boys - both are copies of the Heubach “Whistling Jim”: A) small size early black one - great condition original clothes - 12” tall $595. B) White one - excellent compo w/ molded cap - all original 16” tall $995. 14. Two wonderful molded bonnet children - I love these very early children - they are so unique & different: A) early bonnet w/ molded pink ribbon - 18” tall $895. B) Molded blue cap w/ brim - 17” tall - $795. 15. Two wonderful & not often found painted eye googlies - I love googlies & these are way beyond cute: A) mold # 255 by Armand Marseille - 7” tall $795. B) Extremely rare brown bisque - mold #210 by Armand Marseille - looks like a Campbell Kid - 7” tall - $995. 16. Wonderful & rare “Kamkins” young lad by Louise Kampes studio - great condition - nice full wig - original clothes plus pj’s - 18” tall - $1,995. 17. I love these girls - early compo “Waac” & “Wave” by Effanbee - exact same mold - excellent original clothes - great compo - original mohair wigs – each 20” tall -$695 each or $1,000 for the pair. 18. Forever “Snow White” - three exceptionally rare to find “Snow White” all in truly pristine condition: A) French bebé w/ cloth face by Clelia - (1930) 15” tall $995. B) Knickerbocker cloth face - (1937) - 19” tall $795. C) Extremely rare Madame Alexander - 13” tall - $895. 19. Utterly adorable wood segmented characters - all in great condition w/ their labels intact: A) “Pinocchio” by Ideal - 11”tall - $695. B) “Howdy Doody” - 13” tall - $695. C) “Mr. Peanut” - 9” tall - $495. 20. Extremely rare to find “Patsy Baby” by Hertel & Schwab - mold #125 - this rarely found infant has superior bisque w/ molded hair & enormous chestnut brown sleep eyes - this was an illegally made copy of the Patsy Baby - that is one of the reasons there are so few - cloth & compo body - 16” tall - $1,495. 21. Exceptionally beautiful & ever so perfect is this little cloth faced French bebé by Clelia - wondrous hand painted facial features w/ enormous hazel brown eyes - pristine factory original clothing w/factory tag still on dress - 13” tall - $795. 22. Rarely found compo characters “Puzzy” & “Sizzy” by Herman Cohn - know as the “Good Habit” kids their images appeared on soap, hair brushes & dozen of grooming items for children - originally based on the “Pussy” comic strip character - perfect & all original 15” tall - $895. Each - $1,500 for the pair 23. Two wonderful early papier mache children - both are in excellent condition & have superior quality: A) molded center part blonde hair w/ molded bow - factory original clothes - 18” tall - $995. B) Amazing little boy w/ molded hat & beautiful blue glass eyes - 14” tall - $795. 24. Always adorable are these precious “Kewpies” - compo is excellent: A) original baseball outfit - 12” tall - 495. B) Black compo w/ heart sticker - so cute - 12” tall $595. 25. Extremely rare & ever so wonderful French paper mache Pierrot - amazing excellent original condition with truly superior hand painted facial features - enormous chestnut brown paperweight eyes - open laughing mouth - original photo of him in French Encyclopedia five piece French compo body - 15” tall $1,495.


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26. Two very beautiful & rare to find “Monica’s” - exceptional compo w/ that rare rooted hair - both have original clothes: A) Pristine bride - 17” tall - $995. B) “Poppy flowered” frock w/ cape & hat - 19” tall - $995. 27. Oh my heavens - another sweet & adorable “Just Me “ by Armand Marseille exceptional high quality fired bisque w/ sweet comical expression & that pert little closed mouth - enormous heather blue googlie eyes - 11” tall $2,995. 28. Extremely rare & just as precious as she can be is the very early Simon & Halbig - mold #759 - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - exceptionally beautiful hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brow over enormous chestnut brown paperweight eyes - slightly open smiling mouth with twice shaded amber lips - original early straight wrist body 22” tall - $2,995. 29. Rare character gentleman by de Fuisseaux of Belgium - high quality bisque w/ amazing hand painted features - great character face w/ a rather big nose & a day old beard - hand painted features have heavy brows deep blue intaglio eyes closed slightly smiling pert mouth - original five piece body - 12” tall - $1,495. 30. Utterly amazing little “Bleuette” w/ so many extras it’s just breathtaking - third series “Bleuette” by S.F.B.J. (1915) - marked S.F.B.J. 60//8/0 - 2 on body - 1 on foot - totally factory original wig - clothes - shoes - her original trunk contains - seven extra outfits - some we found in the book - extra pair of original shoes - several aprons - extra undies - French newspaper dated 1921 w/ “Bleuette” pattern & the “Bleuette“ book- lots more - 10 5/8” tall - $3,995.

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31. Two rare & wonderful “Sonja Henie’s” by Madame Alexander- excellent compo - tagged clothes: A) Rare yellow skating outfit - wonderful eyes - 22” tall $1,495. B) Extremely rare ski outfit w/ skies - tagged - all original - rare swivel waist - 14” tall $995. 32. Lovely all original very early Ronnaug Petterssen cloth faced child - - circa 1930 - rarely ever found with glass eyes - this rare Norwegian child is just as sweet as she can be - molded felt face - closed mouth - inset heather blue glass eyes - lavish regional costume - 18” tall - $2,495. 33. Babies - babies – babies: A) AM - mold #250 baby - 8” tall - 395. B) AM “Dream Baby - 12” tall - $395. C) Brown bisque AM dream baby - 10” tall - $695. 34. Extremely rare super large size “Princess Elizabeth” by Madame Alexander excellent compo - very clear eyes - tagged clothes - 24” tall - $1,295. 35. Two lovely Shirley Temples - super condition - excellent compo - all original w/ tagged clothes: A) Plaid dress - 18” tall - $1,295. B) “Baby Takes a Bow” w/ button - 13” tall - $995. 36. Lovely wax crèche baby Jesus - exceptional condition w/ wonderful early heather blue glass eyes - great facial detail - original blonde mohair wig - nice large size - 12” tall - $1,995. 37. Lovely open mouth French bebé marked “H” - made by Fleischmann & Bloedel- nice high quality French bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous deep blue paperweight eyes - open smiling mouth w/ soft amber shading - early fully jointed straight wrist French body - 17” tall - $1,995.

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38. Extremely rare to find character boy by Kley & Hahn - mold # 521 - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - artist quality hand painted facial features w/ soft arch brows over soft baby blue eyes - open/closed mouth w/ exaggerated pouty upper lip - fully jointed compo body - 16” tall - $3,995. 39. Breathtakingly beautiful & always desirable Kestner XI - this precious closed mouth pouty has soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over lovely chestnut brown eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading - original early straight wrist Kestner body - 16” tall - $4,995. 40. This is with out a doubt one amazing rare character child - marked Einco he was made by the Joseph Eisenmann company - turn of the century in Bavaria - this rarely found character has amazing high quality bisque with wondrous hand painted facial features - the head for this doll was made by the Gebruder Heubach company - can’t you tell - what a face - deep intaglio blue eyes with very heavy lids -notice how one eye is opened more than the other - how neatrare open/ closed mouth - he booked for $5,000. In 1996 - 17” tall we ask only - $3,995. 41. Another rare & wonderful child - all ways my favorite this sweet little glass eyed pouty character by Gebruder Heubach - mold # 6970 - is far too cute - wondrous hand poured pink bisque w/ amazing hand painted facial features soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surround her sweet heather blue sleep eyes - soft amber shading kisses her exaggerated pouty little mouth - just precious - original fully jointed compo body - 15” tall - $2.995.

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42. Rarely found & always desirable Kammer & Reinhardt - mold 101 “Marie” exceptional high quality bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over heather blue painted eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading - 15” tall - $3,995. 43. Extremely rare laughing character child by Gebruder Heubach - I love her - she just makes you smile - mold #5636 - super high quality pink molded bisque w/ exceptional hand painted facial features - fawn shaded brows over wondrous ocean blue sleep eyes - open/close laughing mouth w/ two lower molded teeth fully jointed compo body - 14” tall - $2,495. 44. Wonderful very early closed mouth Kestner marked with an “X” - from the Roman numeral series - exquisite bisque with first out of the mold quality amazing hand painted facial features with soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding wondrous chestnut brown sleep eyes - closed amber shaded lips with that slightly exaggerated upper pouty lip - early straight wrist body - 15” tall $3,995. 45. Another happy blessed child - this handsome young lad is a Kammer & Reinhardt - mold #116a toddler - doesn’t he make you smile - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over wondrous heather blue sleep eyes - open/closed laughing mouth w/ molded tongue - to make him all the more rare & wondrous - he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - original Kammer & Reinhardt shoes - 19” tall - $3,995.


Wonderful Doll Finds for Under $500 by Julie Blewis

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uch of my personal collection consists of bisque head dolls, in particular the rare characters, which tend to be expensive and often beyond one’s budget. However, I have many wonderful treasures that cost me under $500, and sometimes significantly less. I wanted to share some of these finds to encourage other collectors to seek out the great bargains that can be had at doll shows, auctions, eBay, and of course, in the pages of this magazine. It can be very discouraging to both new and seasoned collectors to see high priced dolls being advertised and reports of record breaking auction prices but that only represents some of what is out there to buy. Of course if you are looking for a Bru, or even a Tete Jumeau, you are not going to find it at a bargain price unless you stumble upon a doll collector’s fantasy garage sale! But if you are willing to think outside the box and look at the unusual or explore some of the vastly undervalued categories of dolls there are fabulous treasures to be found for just about any budget. The first photo is of an amazing pair of all original 10” celluloid Asian dolls. I obtained this pair at auction with a left bid of $300 and was very surprised that nobody attending the auction placed a bid. (They are now in the collection of Rita McCloskey). Celluloid and metal head dolls are two areas of doll collecting that offer an abundance of great buys under $500. Look for excellent condition, especially with celluloid that is not easy to get repaired, and originality when purchasing and you will be amazed at what is available. I strongly recommend investing in some of the reference books on celluloid or metal head dolls so you know what is available and what to look for. With proper care celluloid is not a problem to maintain. A personal favorite are the WPA puppets and marionettes as seen in the second photo. The Work Projects Administration (WPA) was the largest New Deal agency created by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935 to provide millions of jobs for the many unemployed during the Depression. Among those employed by the WPA were talented artists and many created puppets and dolls that were used

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2. WPA Puppets made for a play devoted to dental health.

in schools and libraries to educate or tell stories to young children. When you buy a WPA creation, not only are you getting a whimsical one of a kind creation but a chance to own a piece of American history. The three puppets pictured are from “The Big Show, A Health Play on Dental Care” from the Pennsylvania Museum Extension Project. The red puppet is “Red Nerve”, the green one is “Green Germ” and the toothbrush is “Sally Toothbrush”. Red Nerve and Green Germ were purchased on eBay for under $30 a piece and Sally was about $75! A search online resulted in a copy of the original play with a wonderfully illustrated cover for about $100. You

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4. Wax doll made by NIADA artist Gladys Mac Dowell.

5. Unknown artist’s dolls depicting Alice in Wonderland And the Mad Hatter.

never know when some of the other characters will show up and I will be looking! The third and fourth photos are original National Institute of American Doll Artists (NIADA) dolls. The Madonna and child are 12” and carved of wood in 1951 by one of the charter members of NIADA and its first President, Helen Bullard. The doll was purchased from a collector of Helen Bullard dolls for about $300. 6. Mollye Goldman cloth dolls. 8. 1930’s doll with cloth body and papier mache head.

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The second doll I was fortunate enough to acquire from eBay for about $200 with her original NIADA certificate that identifies her as “Tuesday” a 16” wax doll made in 1972 by Gladys MacDowell. Helen Bullard also published two excellent reference books on the early NIADA artist titled “The American Doll Artist” and volume two of the same title. Both are available for very little money on the secondary market and a must for anyone interested in buying the older NIADA dolls. With a few exceptions, mainly Dewees Cochran and Dorothy Heizer, early NIADA dolls are very inexpensive and a great value. Just like having a WPA puppet or doll in your collection is owning a piece of American history; with the early NIADA dolls you are owning a piece of our doll history and a real treasure. I have also included a photo (5) of a pair of unknown artist dolls depicting a seated Alice in Wonderland at 8” and a 10” Mad Hatter made of a fired clay material. These are two of a much

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9. Composition Three Little Pigs.

larger set of various handmade Alice in Wonderland characters that I purchased on eBay and the price came to about $35 a figure. These dolls are an example of a purchase that involves thinking outside the box. There is no known artist or manufacturer but they are charming and different and I appreciate them for what they are and all the creativity that went into their making. The next three photos (6, 7, and 8) are a sampling of the bargains that can be had by the savvy shopper in cloth dolls. The pair of 24� cloth dolls were created by Mollye Goldman dolls, circa 1930s-1940s, and are in original costumes. It is unusual to find such large examples and as a matched pair for $40 they were quite the bargain! Mollye cloth dolls in original clothing can be had at bargain prices and are not that difficult to find. These represent some of the very affordable commercially manufactured cloth dolls available. The second cloth doll pictured is standing and is a 15� all cloth child with molded and painted features in original felt and organdy clothing (from the Bernice Millman collection). The doll is circa 1920-1930 and of European origin and unknown manufacturer. Although reminiscent

10. Tiny all bisque German animals.

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of the very expensive Lenci dolls, this child was a bargain for $450 at a live auction and is a good example of some of the wonderful Lenci types that can be had for much less. The last doll was probably homemade, with a soft cloth body and a firmer painted head that appears to be paper mache. I would date her also to the 1930s and was drawn to the simplistic but charming rendition of a child. She was purchased on eBay for about $150 and I also acquired two of her sisters at the same time and for comparable prices. One of the areas of doll collecting that is rich with fabulous dolls and affordable prices is composition dolls. There is something for all collecting tastes in composition from lady dolls to young girls to babies and my favorite, characters! The Three Little Pigs pictured (9) were a pleasant surprise on eBay, only marked CYJSA (I have not been able to track down any information on what that means) The 7-inch seated figures cost a reasonable $350. I particular liked that all three have totally different expressions, wonderful molded white gloves, brown hoofs and adorable outfits. I am often amazed at the wide array of composition dolls I see, often for the first time like these Three Little Pigs, and at very affordable prices. Having discussed composition dolls, I now want to move to bisque dolls since many are available for under $500. I would suggest looking for the more unusual and not just the dolly faces and babies. The small all bisque animals pictured (10) and the little Heubach girl with the top knot (11) are examples of less commonly found German bisque available in the market for under $500. 33


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I have a small collection of these small bisque animals with the most common being the rabbits and bears. It takes a bit of looking but they can be found at shows and auction at $100-300 depending on the rarity of the animal. The little Heubach is a good example of the smaller German character dolls that are still available at reasonable prices and the French SFBJ dolls are quite undervalued as well. Quite an assortment of small googly dolls and all bisques can also be found without breaking any budgets and will fit in nicely with many different collections. An area not to be overlooked for bargains is doll accessories and miniature furniture. Pictured (12) is one of many pieces of antique furniture I have acquired over the years for a reasonable cost. Often listed as salesman pieces, antique miniature furniture can add a lot of interest to a doll display and the same can be said for the use of accessories. Lastly, the doll family pictured (13) is an example of a fabulous find that you will sometimes luck into if you look for the unusual and novel. This one of a kind family, circa 1940, was created by noted mannequin artist Margit Nielsen, and constructed entirely of crepe paper over an armature base. Varying in size from 19 inches for the father, to 9.5 inches for the son, this family was used as a special advertising piece. I discovered it on eBay and knew what it was from my friend Bernice MiIlman, who is now the owner of this grouping. We were able to secure it for about $350. Doll research is always a great tool for knowing when what you are thinking of purchasing is in fact a good value and it certainly paid off here. I hope these examples will inspire each of you to seek out your own treasures that abound in Antique DOLL Collector, on eBay, in salesrooms and auctions. With an uncertain economy we are all more tuned to bargains and more will be available, just do your research and most importantly, buy what you love and gives you joy! Happy shopping. Photos courtesy Andy Ourant


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5. 18 Inch Handwerck #109 with working Mama crier body. Exceptionally dewy bisque!! Blue sleep eyes, molded and painted eyebrows, open mouth with extra pretty lips, pierced ears (flake). Outstanding antique silk dress, hat, and antique shoes. French Mama style body with partial French label. Beautiful Spring Dream!! $1195 6. 9 Inch Simon & Halbig/ Kammer & Reinhardt boy doll. Brown sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, fabulous brows! Five piece composition body with painted shoes and socks. Adorable velvet clothing! $495 7. 7 1/2 Inch Heubach #250 Highland Dressed Doll in original clothing and box! Brown sleep eyes, open mouth with teeth, five piece composition body. Absolutely adorable original Scottish clothing! UFDC 3rd Place Ribbon. $ 625 8. 15 Inch English Poured wax doll with turned head. Gorgeous set blue glass eyes, wax limbs, antique clothing (very frail gown). Human hair rooted hair decorated with blue silk bow! A very special girl!! $1195 9. 15 Inch Lenci Doll. Deep blue painted side glancing eyes, jointed body, original clothing with some replaced florals/ribbons. Circa 1930's, mohair wig. Some moth damage and age soiling. A spring bouquet, all by herself!!! $595

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Fondly Gaultier by Samy Odin

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ur passion for Gaultier bébés is strong and persistent. My father and I bought our first bébé by Gaultier early in the 1980s after drooling over the photos of some gorgeous FGs seen, here and there, in books and calendars (photo 1). When this first bébé arrived in our collection, we were in awe and we felt we would never get enough dolls from this company to satisfy our growing appetite. We kept on buying, keeping and selling bébés with a Gaultier head ever since and, still today, if we are asked to provide an example of a sweet appealing 19th century doll face, Gaultier is the first we refer to. Certainly, sweetness and classicism are the ingredients that make these dolls so perfectly fitting into the beauty ideal of the Victorian age (photo 2). However, some collectors dislike this “Gaultier look”. Once, a dealer responded to my inquiry if she had FG bébés for sale: “I never carry FG’s, they all look the same, so why should I bother?” Let’s recall the reasons why I do bother with bébés by this talented French porcelain maker, as perhaps I’m not the only “Gaultier addict” left on this planet! The founder of the Gautier firm, the venerable François, was in an excellent position, running his successful porcelain factory, to capitalize on the growing popularity of the “bébé” during the late 1870s. He was already providing lady doll heads to all of the major doll companies active in Paris at that time. No wonder that he quickly offered a new doll head that would explicitly represent a child instead of an adult. The success of this new concept was almost immediate and François Gaultier was already there to make it even greater. The earliest FG models were assembled with a leather body having a bisque shoulder-plate and lower arms. I remember attending the UFDC national convention in Denver in 2002, where Gail Cook generously shared two dolls from her private collection: a spectacular AT in size 10 and an almost as good block letter FG in the same size (see ADC volume 5 number 9, page 47). Gail’s erudite purpose, in putting both of these dolls in competition at the same time, was to demonstrate how these two dolls shared exactly the same type of body, the same pattern for the leather parts, even the same hands and breast-plate for the bisque. The only difference was in the mold used for the heads. It seems evident that François Gaultier made the bisque parts of both these dolls. In fact, according to


the Gaultier 1881 inventory, André Thuillier was already mentioned among the various doll makers who were in business with this porcelain factory. Looking at the way both the heads of these dolls are marked, it clearly appears that the characters of the letters and size numbers, as well as the position of the marking at the back of the head near to the crown rim, reveal this same provenance. André Thuillier had probably started his own doll business using heads made by Letu & Mauger, his former employers, but by the time he started making his first bébés, he had stopped using the Letu & Mauger lady doll heads and was buying all of his bisque supplies from François Gaultier. It is my conviction that André Thuillier started his bébé production using heads provided by Gaultier with a standard FG mold and marking before 1880, when he first mentions the bébés in his advertisements. After this new product apparently did well, I speculate that André Thuillier had his own mold and marking developed by Gaultier, around 1881-1882. Some of the earliest FG bébés with a kid body have a physiognomy that is evidently earlier than the one seen on the first kid-bodied AT marked bébés. If it is very likely that Thuillier assembled them, it is difficult to determine how soon he exploited this new product. André Thuillier was, at that time, in direct competition with Léon Casimir Bru, who had been the first French doll maker to come out on the market with a leather-bodied bébé in 1879. Did Thuillier start making his first bébés that very same year? It is plausible that he had already tested this new product before he advertised it in 1880. So, it is my conviction that ALL of the kid-bodied FG bébés that come with those typical outside-bended fingers, are, in fact, the earliest bébés assembled by André Thuillier between 1879 and 1881 (photo 3). Other early FG bébé heads marked with the so-called “block letters” usually come with two different types of body: a rarer all-wooden fully articulated one and a regular wooden and compo version with straight wrists. Their make-up is typical of the early bébés from the late 1870s to the early 1880s. Pale pressed bisque, regular arched single-stroked eyebrows, luminous enamel eyes with radiant decoration, closed mouth with outlined shaded lips, usually of vary pale tone, and delicate cheeks blush (photos 1 and 4). Both of these early bébés are presently on display in the Musée de la Poupée in Paris. The deluxe models with an eight loose ball-jointed body, entirely made of wood, are still an enigma for me. Dolls with similar bodies have been listed with Jumeau heads (see François Theimer/Florence, Theriault, The Jumeau Book, pp. 263 and 291), Bru heads (see Midred Seeley, Fabulous French Bébés, pp. 150 and 162) and even Huret (see Florence Theriault, A Whispering of Dolls, pp. 6 and 7) or Thuillier heads (see Florence Theriault, The Happy Life of a Collector, p. 97). Did all of these dolls originally start out life with this type of body? If yes, is it possible that different doll makers made doll bodies at that point that were identical one to another? Or was there an unidentified doll maker who was providing these all-wooden bodies to various companies, who ordered them for their more luxurious products? In this case, which of these doll

4. Very pale early block letter bébé by Gaultier in size 7 (photo by Jean Dalmard, author’s collection). 3. Earliest FG bébé with leather body attributed to Thuillier (photo by Guido Odin, former Madame Petyt collection).

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5. FG block letter marked head on regular wooden and compo body with straight wrists (photo by Guido Odin, former Madame Petyt collection).

6. FG block letter marked head on wooden and compo ball-jointed body with straight wrists (photo by Guido Odin, former Madame Petyt collection).

assemblers did Gaultier sell his own marked bisque heads to? The question remains unanswered. Other more classic wooden and compo unmarked bodies with straight wrists, including or not loose ball joints, are often seen assembled with early block letters FG doll heads (photos 5 and 6). It is very important to understand that the majority of the French doll assemblers of the last quarter of the 19th century were using bisque heads provided by the Gaultier porcelain factory. This explains the reason why so many different bodies happen to be originally assembled with doll heads marked “FG”. Today, it is easier to better understand the link between Gaultier and those doll companies that are already recognized for their explicitly marked products, like Falck-Roussel, Pannier, Petit & Dumoutier, Pintel & Godchaux, Rabery & Delphieu, Thuillier, etc. The second part of this article in the upcoming April issue will show a comparative study. Yet, if we read carefully the inventories of the Gaultier factory, we notice several, not to say many, other names that are still completely unknown today. Those manufacturers, who never reached the size of the bigger companies listed above, are almost impossible to study, for no records seem

to have survived or, if they do, they are still unknown. These minor doll makers produced a remarkable quantity of dolls, however. These are the bébés that we simplistically call “Gaultier”, for this is the only marking left on them, whereas the name of the final producer is being ignored or forgotten. Only to name a few: Bailly, Bellecour, Bons, Capuy, Chenel, Donnezan, Dupeyrat, Dupré, Forest, Lessieux, Lilienthal, Pillet, Prugnault, Roubert, Tharaud, Ulmer, Vitre... What do we know of them, except that their name is mentioned in the Gaultier 1881 inventory? What did their doll bodies look like, if ever they made dolls? As a reminder, Gaultier was not only making doll bisque heads but also other porcelain goods, so among his clients can be listed names that have no link whatsoever with the doll topic that we discuss here. Between the early block letters FG bébés, those who especially appeal to present collectors have a particular type of mouth that reminds one of the Bru mouths, as if the tongue was about to stick out. These very pale full mouths, delicately outlined, usually match a very pale complexion and wonderful enamel eyes with or without radiant decoration (photos 7 and 8).


7. Early FG model with desirable full lips (photo by Guido Odin, former Madame Petyt collection).

9. The expression of the FG bébés from the mid-1880s can be pretty spectacular, like on this model in size 9 (photo by Guido Odin, author’s collection).

10. Pale and refined bébé with the scroll mark and open mouth (photo by Guido Odin, author’s collection).

8. Small size 1 early FG bébé (photo by Jean Dalmard, author’s collection).

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11. Closed mouth version of a scroll mark bébé originally assembled on a compo body by Rabery & Delphieu (photo by Guido Odin, author’s collection).

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12. Scroll mark bébé with open mouth and double row of teeth (photo by Guido Odin, author’s collection).

13. Scroll mark bébé in size 7 by the Gaultier Frères, 1888-1889, with open mouth and single row of teeth (author’s collection and photo).

Other block letter FG bébés have more recent features, dating to the second half of the 1880s: thicker eyebrows, brightly colored lips, rosier complexions and wonderful paperweight enamel eyes (photo 9). They can be found on regular French unmarked wooden and compo bodies, or on special bodies made by Gesland. These have a metal skeleton wrapped with kapok and covered by a jersey skin that can be marked with the Gesland logo. The patent for this type of body, applied to the lady dolls as well as to the bébés, had been registered by Charles Pannier in 1872, but it doesn’t seem to have been exploited before it became property of the Gesland company. The success of this type of body lasted for at least a couple of decades, for it has been assembled with almost all of the different bébé heads produced by Gaultier between the early 1880s and the late 1890s. Two different Bébé Gesland bodies are to be mentioned: one with straight wrists (“Pie in the Sky, Cow Over the Moon,” lot 176, Theriault’s) and another with articulated hands (“Magnifique”, lot 179, Theriault’s). It must be reminded here that Gesland was not only a doll maker but also a doll repairer. During the 1880s and 1890s, Gaultier was a main provider for doll heads. This means that many Gaultier heads have been used in those years to replace broken heads by any other maker. This explains why FG heads are so often found with any type of body, including some German made bodies. Yet, the collectible value of these bébés, even if they have been assembled on their not original body since the 19th century, is inferior to the value established for FG bébés that come with their truly original body. To the best of my knowledge, Jumeau never used FG bébés heads for assembly on their marked bodies. This means that all of the FG heads on a Jumeau body may be a genuine antique (but not original to the doll) or a new replacement.


14. Scroll mark trio from the late 1880s early 1890s (photo by Guido Odin, author’s collection).

François Gaultier’s personal involvement in the company lasted until 1888, when his younger son, Emile Jules, entered the company to become the associate of his elder son, Eugène Louis, who was already sharing the responsibilities since 1882. From then on, the Gaultier Frères (brothers) changed the marking of the company adding to the original initials “F.G.” the well-known “scroll” (photo 10). Among the bébés of this last generation can be found very refined models that rival in quality with the older block letter models by François Gaultier (photo 11), as well as standard models that correspond to the growing market for cheaper playthings typical of the end of the 19th century. The doll head production of the last decade, before the Gaultier firm joined the SFBJ in 1899, continued to be very successful, for it followed the evolution of the new trends of this particular market. New variations in the doll heads, for example, occurred during this period. The new open mouth bébés were being produced with either single or double rows of teeth (photos 12 and 13). The process of making the bisque also changed in those years: pressed bisque was discontinued and replaced by poured bisque. The eyes used for the bébés of that generation are usually made of paperweight enamel of the best quality (photo 14), that add to these dolls a very special appeal, but some later ones came with ordinary enamel or even plain glass eyes not as refined as the more expensive ones. It is precisely during this period that the Gaultier brothers kept their company in business by making not only deluxe doll heads but also

15. Later doll with scroll mark and straight-limbed poorer bébé body (photo by Guido Odin, former Madame Petyt collection).

cheaper products to satisfy the demand of middle and low-scaled French firms who were desperately trying to compete with the Germans by lowering their production costs. The “seconds” from that generation usually have a poorer quality of bisque with specks, discolorations and firing cracks. Very often, they are found originally assembled with cheaper bébé bodies with straight limbs and ordinary finish (photo 15). After the foundation of the SFBJ, the Gaultier brothers kept on working for this new company but their contribution was minor, for they were not the owners of their factory building and the only patent they could provide, dated 1872 and concerning the pouring of doll bisque heads that included the eyes cut, had already fallen into the public domain. They simply contributed their stock and tools and, of course, their experience and large clientele. While the markings and molds of other associates such as Jumeau, Bru and Fleischmann & Bloedel were integrated into the new SFBJ production, Gaultier’s were discontinued. This means that all of the FG marked bébé heads found today were all produced before 1899. For 20 years the Gaultier firm made the most exquisite deluxe bébés heads, from the smallest 8-inch to the biggest 40-inch, as well as a great number of standard models used by the majority of the French doll makers of that time. A discerning collector, today, can certainly undertake to constitute a rewarding collection of these dolls, an authentic testimony of the best French savoir-faire in the doll field.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Dolls of Marie Polack, Dressmaker By Kathryn Bolles Photos by Kit Bezy

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ne of the many charms of dolls is their interesting and inspiring clothing. Marie A. Polack must have felt this as she fashioned, for dolls, lovely and accurate renditions of the distinctive dress styles of the Plain People living in the general region of Berk and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania. A few years ago I obtained a sweet little Amish girl doll dressed by Marie Polack, followed by her “Mom” and “Pop”, and thus began my passion for collecting the “Pennsylvania Dutch Dolls” which Marie Polack sold during the 1930’s in her shop at Route 30, two miles east of York, in Eastern Pennsylvania. A contemporary of Marie, writer Cornelius Weygandt, knew and admired her work. “The dolls in costume of River Brethren, Amish and Mennonites that come out of York are, according to little girls and grandmothers ‘the dearest.’ Marie Polack, their design, has reproduced each sect’s dress with painstaking fidelity, studying every detail with a dressmaker who worked for the Plains Clothes People.” Marie selected fabrics similar to the fine wools, linens, and cottons utilized in the plain clothing favored in the area: worsted gabardine and serge, organdy and lawn (cambric), light muslin and plain-weave cottons, denim, chambray, and flannel. The head coverings, called caps or capps, of the Mom and daughter dolls are all the same delicate organdy. Most are white, but some are black, these worn by some young Amish girls for church meetings until marriage. The bonnets each have a bow at the back at the base of a gather, which accommodates a large braided hair bun. Removable footwear consists of knitted stockings and leatherette tie shoes. All the women’s clothing is constructed by the same high-quality methods and designs. The men’s and boy’s broad-brimmed hats are of the same felt and construction. Amish – Mom, Pop, daughter, and son Amish-dressed dolls appear to be most often encountered. The Amish woman, or Sister, wears an unprinted solid color dress, with a modesty cape, or mandie, folded over her chest and tucked front and back into her black apron, and a white organdy capp, accompanied by her black outdoor bonnet. The cape, apron, and bonnet are of a fine cotton lawn. Under the dress, she has a pink, tan, or white cotton flannel or muslin petticoat, white thin muslin undergarments, cotton ribbed stockings. She has either Effanbee leatherette shoes, or black molded composition shoes. The Amish Pop is attired in dark-colored wool trousers, and a matching wool Mutze coat, without buttons, which is open at the front revealing a piece of woven wool representing his shirt. On his head is a black felt broadbrimmed hat, and he has black molded composition shoes. The Amish girls always have white or black organdy capps. Although some Amish girls wear white capes and aprons until marriage, the girl doll is usually dressed similarly to her mother, and the boy to his father. The dress of the Moms and

Strung painted bisque Amish young woman, 6.5 in., has a red mohair wig and is marked “MADE IN JAPAN” on back torso. She has a black organdy capp, blue cotton dress with black cape, and black painted high-heel boots. Her white cotton organdy apron suggests she is between the age of 13 and marriage. Her box is stamped “Amish” and her bright green tag reads: PENNSYLVANIA/ DUTCH/DOLLS/By Marie Polack/Reg. U. S. Pat Off.; on reverse: “AMISH.”. Of special interest is her accompanying 8.5 X 11 inch “Hammerhill Mimeograph” watermarked sheet with Marie Polack’s signature. The text, describing cultural characteristics of Amish, refers to “Menninite” (sic), and is dated 1936. Mimeographs probably predate printed leaflets and suggest bisque dolls to be early issues.

Amish Family group made of jointed strung bisque. The Mom and Pop, 6.5 in., impressed “MADE IN JAPAN” on back torso, are painted bisque; the children, 5.5 in., stamped “JAPAN” on back torso, are unpainted. The Pop and son are attired in heavy wool, and the Mom and daughter in lawn dresses and organdy modesty cape and apron and fine organdy capp. All have mohair wigs. They came with their original mimeograph sheet, marked with a handprinted version of the name “Marie Polack”.

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Photo of a woman in characteristic plain attire of the 1930’s. CurteichChicago “C.T. Art. Colortone” Linen Post Card. publ. E. Madciff, Hershey, Pa.,1930-1939

Advertisement which appeared in Hobbies, July 1941. Reprinted from “Effanbee Dolls. The Formative Years 1910-1929” by Pat Schoonmaker, 1984. Courtesy Pat Schoonmaker

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Amish. Mom, Pop, daughter and son Amish-dressed appear to be the dolls most often-encountered. The clothing of the Amish woman doll is most often true blue, covered by her cotton lawn cape and long black cotton lawn apron. This Mom is an Effanbee Grumpykin with all composition slender legs, wearing a fine grey cotton pinwale pique dress and Effanbee leatherette shoes with a buckle. Some Moms have molded composition shoes painted in black which are often seen on other Effanbee Grumpy dolls. This Pop and son wear navy blue serge jackets, or the Mutze, appropriately without buttons, pants of the same worsted wool, shirt, and felt wide-brimmed hat. Pop’s shoes are the permanent molded composition type, and his shirt is an interesting shalloon wool. The girl wears a cotton dress, white organdy capp, black polished lawn cotton bonnet. Her falling braids signify a girl under four years old. The children usually wear black knitted cotton socks, leatherette shoes with tie closures, although some Amish-dressed children have painted shoes.

Marie Polack little people working in the kitchen at a dry sink made by the Garden Spot China Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. (This company also sold Amish-dressed dolls in the 1930’s.) There are many versions of the bright “calico”-print cotton-dressed doll, whose apron is the same fabric as that of Marie’s Mennonite little girl. The print-dressed little lady wears a bonnet with seven rows of stitching around the wide brim, as does the River Brethren girl. Her small bright green tag states PENNSYLVANIA/ DUTCH/DOLLS/ By Marie Polack/Reg. U. S. Pat Off; with no mark on the reverse. The Amish tow-headed boy working the grain mill hung his hat up while indoors. His jacket and pants are brown tussah silk, and his shirt is tan wool. This model doll is featured in Schoonmaker’s 1984 book, “Effanbee Dolls. The Formative Years 1910-1929”, bearing a Marie Polack identifying tag. The painted shoes are created by dipping feet in glossy black paint. The construction of these dolls is remarkably like a doll in my collection made by the Garden Spot China Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Amish young woman wears a white lawn apron appropriate for attendance at church meetings, and black capp also adopted by some older girls. Her small white tag designates her as AMISH/Bride.

girls, and the shirt of Pops and boys come in a plethora of solid colors: blue, red, salmon, pale pink, purple, yellow, tan, brown, aqua, or green. The children usually wear socks and leatherette shoes, although some Amish-dressed children dolls have painted shoes. The quality of the sewing on dolls of different apparent dates is uniformly high, and similar in technique. Mennonite – In the 1930’s Mennonite children wore simple clothing and adopted adult traditional dress when joining the church in emerging adulthood. A 1941 ad shows the Mennonite Mom wearing all black, as does the Pop whose wool jacket is closed with thread buttons. Again, he wears his broadbrim black felt hat. The son wears the outfit to match his Pop’s. River Brethren – The River Brethren, a separate group derived from Swiss Mennonites in the region of the Susquehanna River, practice baptism by immersion. As seen in the 1941 advertisement, Marie’s River Brethren Mother wears a 1930’s period grey or soft brown chambray dress covered by the buttoned cape and apron in the same fabric. The girl’s dress is of similar fabric as her mother’s. The River Brethren boy has a knitted shirt, in a light color, and pants held up by his suspenders. The boy has black pants held by suspenders and a contrasting shirt, with broadbrimmed black felt hat. Pop wears a wonderful overcoat closed with thread knots to represent buttons, of tan wool matching his trousers.


Marie Polack dressed dolls of various manufacturers. These examples by Reliable of Canada represent a Mennonite girl and an Amish boy as indicated by their small green tags. Especially nice is the detail on her fancy black rayon bonnet, trimmed at the neck with a pleated ruffled fall in a paler charcoal shade. She wears a finely made white organdy capp, black rayon satin dress, cape and apron, cream-colored rayon petticoat, cream-colored light muslin pants. The large tag states: PENNSYLVANIA/DUTCH/DOLLS/Reg. U. S. Pat Off.; on reverse: MENNONITE. The boy has a navy blue fine worsted suit and open-weave pink wool shirt insert. His tag reads: PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH/DOLLS/Reg. U. S. Pat Off.; on reverse: AMISH.

Mennonite. Mom and Pop dressed Grumpy Effanbee dolls with a daughter and son. A Mennonite mother wears an all-black dress, cape and apron, of fine cotton lawn. She has molded composition shoes. Pop has a woven wool shirt and black suit. The Mennonite boy is attired like his father in black Melton wool. The small girl does not wear the same unprinted dress as her mother, but has a cotton dress with a tiny blue check pattern. All wear their head coverings.

In admiration, Weygandt wrote in 1939, “It is not too much to say that Mrs. Polack has in these humble dolls told the world more of the River Brethren than any other person.” Dunker – Perhaps the least known Marie Polack dress style is of the Dunkers, a colloquial nickname for those known among themselves as the Brethren. They are listed

River Brethren. Mom, Pop, and daughter River Brethren-dressed Marie Polack dolls. The River Brethren mother is dressed in her white cotton organdy capp, grey chambray dress, and buttoned cape and apron. Daughter is also in grey chambray. What is unique about her is her elaborately-stitched field bonnet, with seven rows of stitching around the wide brim, very similar to a 19th century Pennsylvania Dutch field bonnet in my collection. Pop wears his 1930’s period cape coat over a wool jacket and pants of the same wool. The boy (not illustrated) in the family set wears shirt, pants, suspenders and broad-brimmed black felt hat. Mom’s shoes are the same design buckled shoes used on Effanbee dolls. This design of the Mom doll, of unknown manufacture, has been paired in other River Brethren Pop and Mom sets. These 6.5 inch diminutive painted bisque River Brethren wear clothing in the same fabrics, styles and quality as other Marie Polack dolls, and were obtained as a set with a printed leaflet attached to the woman. The man is wearing a brown plain twill suit with black string buttons, River Brethren garb without an overcape-coat. The woman has a dress, cape and apron of soft chambray, salmoncolored petticoat, of the same fabric as that of the Effanbee Amish Mom, and cream-colored muslin pants. Her red mohair braid is pinned up.

as the “Dunkard” in the Pennsylvania Dutch Gift Shop advertisement and are clearly distinguished by Marie from the previously noted “River Brethren” dolls. She offered at that time “Mennonite - Amish - Dunkard - River Brethren” dolls. The origin of the name for these closely related groups may be from the German word “tunken”, to dip, as they practice baptism by immersion. 45


Dunkers. On the left is a Dunker Sister dressed by Marie in her tweed tan and black winter dress, and a traditional winter wool plaid shawl, which Pennsylvania Dutch women wear over a wool coat. A different sweet little face is exhibited by the 8.5 inch Dunker woman in the middle, in her black and white small print fine cotton dress and winter shawl. To the right is an 9.5 inch doll whose clothing and wig is constructed identically with those of known Polack dolls, and she arrived with a round tag printed “PENNSYLVANIA/DUTCH/DOLLS”. Each of these three little women wears a capp of the same organdy, and the pattern of the dresses, fabrics, and wigs are the same. How do I know these are little women? Their dress bodices are stuffed! Dunker women sometimes wore distinctive small prints, in black and white or grey. Illustration, by G. W. Peters, of a “Dunker Sister” in her small print dress and solid colored cape and apron, from Lloyd Nelson’s 1901 paper “Among the Dunkers”.

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The black and white small patterned dress with plain apron worn by Dunker women was adopted by Marie as her Dunker style. They also are attired in a large wool overshawl as is worn by Pennsylvania German women in winter, usually over a wool fitted coat. Clothing by Marie is worn by numerous small- to medium-sized inexpensive dolls, which she evidently purchased undressed from Effanbee doll company, Reliable Toy Company of Toronto, Canada, possibly the Garden Spot China Company of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and other unknown sources. Each doll was accompanied by a tag and a printed or mimeographed paper insert in the box describing the history and customs of the group the doll is intended to represent. The large or small tags of white, green, or tan heavy paper, printed vertically or horizontally, read “Pennsylvania/Dutch/Dolls/ Reg. U.S. Pat Off.” and also may read “by Marie Polack”. On the reverse is a stamp naming the cultural group. Perhaps the earliest dolls dressed by Marie were small 5 to 6 inch Japanese-made bisque dolls, which Ursula

Mertz (2005) referred as “prototype bisque figures” in the collection of Marie’s granddaughter. They are known to have been dressed as Amish, Mennonite, and River Brethren. Accompanying those in my collection are mimeographed pages and early printed leaflets. The leaflet included with the dolls has a copyright date of 1936, thus pinpointing the earliest date she provided these descriptions. Marie’s best-known works are the family groups of dressed composition dolls. The families are composed of “Mom” and “Pop”, which are mid-1930’s Effanbee 12 inch Grumpykins, molded on the back of the shoulder “EFFANBEE/DOLLS/ WALK TALK SLEEP”. The family also includes the allcomposition boy and girl, of about 8-1/2 to 9 inches tall, sold separately and jointed at shoulders and hips.. These are the dolls many collectors first think of as Marie’s “Pennsylvania Dutch Dolls”. At least two types of Effanbee Grumpykins were used. Effanbee Grumpykins each have a wood pulp composition shoulder-head with the composition arms jointed with interior wires and springs through a muslin-covered cloth body. Some of the Mom dolls have complete legs of composition and wear Effanbee leatherette shoes with socks. However, some of the Moms are of the type made about 1936 with stuffed muslin cloth legs, and attached composition black-painted boots. Dolls dressed as Pops have molded shoes. In addition, some of the Moms are a taller, 13-1/2 inches, all-composition jointed doll of an unknown maker. I have examined two River Brethren dolls of this design. While the faces of the Effanbee dolls are a version of the pouty Baby Grumpy designed by Ernesto Perrugi for Effanbee in 1923, their faces are not as “pouty”, and their eyebrows do not turn up in the center of their face. The modeling of the hair is less intense, and it is covered in any case by a thick mohair wig, in flaxen white, strawberry blond, pale brown, reddish brown, dark brown, dark red, or black. Moms and daughters each have either a braid pinned up the back of the head, under the capp, or as a child, long braids loose down the back. Pops and sons also have thick mohair wigs. Pops always have a full beard, while unmarried males can be distinguished by having no beard. The 8-1/2 inch dolls are of unknown manufacture. Marie Polack has preserved variations in traditional attire of the 1930’s by skillfully dressing a variety of dolls in the styles of Amish, Mennonites, River Brethren and Dunkers, dress which persists in its simplicity today. Using a wide diversity of popular fabrics, she created clothing for dolls whose cultural identity can be distinguished by the designs. Amish-dressed dolls have no buttons. Mennonite adults wear black outer clothes. A River Brethren Mom will have stickpins in her cape to represent her buttons, and the Pop usually has a wool cape. Polack has indeed created for us, in the hand and machine stitching of a fine dressmaker, and her assistants, a representation of the distinctive forms of dress of these gentle, patient and loving people. There are many other dolls by Marie, depicting aspects of dress by the people of the region where she lived, and we look forward to learning of them. I wish to thank Claire Schmieler, Debbie Beck, Gwen Lougy, librarian (Pennsylvania State University), Kit Bezy and Robert Bezy. I want to note, also, that I read with great interest the overview of Marie’s dolls and the details of the personal life of Marie reported by Ursula Mertz in Antique Doll Collector, September 2005. (Dolls are in the author’s collection.) References on request Photos © Kit Bezy


Responsible Restoration by Lynn Murray

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oll restoration is a topic that never fails to raise controversy. The debate has continued since the late 1960s, when Dorothy, Ann and Jane Coleman’s Encyclopedia of Dolls conveyed awareness of the potential historic value of dolls. Until that time dolls were widely regarded as simply playthings, their value largely sentimental. They were routinely taken to doll hospitals where they were repaired, repainted, given a nice new synthetic wig and a pretty dress of the latest synthetic fabric. When Jan Foulke’s first Blue Book of Doll Values was published a few years later, enthusiasts and collectors became aware of the monetary value of dolls as well. The attributes that increase the value of an antique doll are largely the same attributes used to judge antique dolls: quality, condition, originality and rarity. Add to this sentimentality, the whims of collectors and ever-changing trends in collecting and you have a complex formula for determining the value of an antique doll. On one issue dealers and collectors agree: a damaged doll is worth a fraction of the value of a doll in original pristine condition. Restoration or repair to a doll does not necessarily add monetary value, depending on the doll and of course, the type of restoration. How do you restore an old doll? Initially, that sounds like a straightforward question but there are many factors to consider. Do you make the doll look pristine and perfect? Do you leave traces of its history and evidence of its age? These are questions that have no direct simple answer. The owner of a doll chooses its destiny and through the time they own the doll, their personality is integrated into the doll’s history. The personal decisions made by the owner of the doll may increase or decrease the value of the doll according to appraisers. The choice of costume, wig, restoration or conservation is a personal choice. It should be an educated choice that enhances the owner’s enjoyment of the doll. There are several schools of thought on restoration and repair. The first school of thought is to do nothing to the doll, keeping it in the condition in which it was found, no matter how dirty or damaged. If you are of this school of thought, you will have to be prepared to search long and hard for dolls that are in all original and pristine condition. You must educate yourself extremely well to recognize originality and condition. Dolls in this condition are few and far between and often out of the financial reach of most collectors. The second school of thought is to do nothing that cannot be undone. That is to say, restoration would be limited to cleaning, replacing clothing and wig, while preserving the original costume and wig to protect the integrity of the doll. This school of thought is most often recommended by advanced collectors. If you subscribe to this school of thought, you may allow yourself to buy dolls that have some inoffensive form of damage such as a hairline, a broken finger,

The remains of this early Oak torso (circa 1735 ) feature a narrow waist and very full, shelved bosom. Early dolls of this type always have narrower waist to neck ratios, undoubtedly to accommodate the fashion of the day. Although cherished by the original British family that owned her for centuries, she was far from preserved and the ravages of time had taken a heavy toll.

Despite dings and chips, flaking paint and centuries of grime, this old girl still seems to manage the “hint” of a smile. Early examples such as this were still considered luxuries in their day. Detailed facial carving and more attention paid to the overall finish made them more costly to produce. Later dolls relied more on a thick layer of plaster to smooth out imperfections and suggest/refine their features.

The doll’s hip area had been seriously afflicted with both rot and woodworm. A common affliction among these dolls: the post hinging her legs in place had popped out completely when one or both sides of the hip had broken away. If she was to be provided with new limbs, this area would have to be securely rebuilt to accommodate a new pin. Pictured is a comparison of the area prior to repairs and the same area after rebuilding and refinishing. As this doll was to be displayed without clothing, special attention was paid to duplicate the patina as closely as possible, right down to suggesting woodworm damage.


A detail of this doll’s face reveals the remains of its original decoration, including eye dots, cheek and lip color.

or in the case of a wooden doll, a nose chip. You still must educate yourself to recognize and avoid “marriages” of heads and bodies, skillful over-painting or parts replacement. The third school of thought is the one that causes the greatest consternation among knowledgeable collectors and dealers in antique and vintage dolls. This school of thought is repair and restoration to make the doll look new again. It is unfortunate that there are still people who make this a practise, for they destroy any historical significance and integrity of the doll. Hairline cracks get repaired, the doll’s face repainted with modern paint. Crazed composition dolls get completely sanded, smoothed and repainted when all they needed was a few conservation treatments. Faded antique clothing is discarded in favour of reproduction clothing. If you are a collector who wants a Jumeau or Bru that looks like it just came out of the store, purchase a reproduction. Responsible restoration is done with respect by preserving as much of the doll’s originality as possible. An early doll is a small piece of history and as such, they should reflect their origin as a beloved plaything. When two similar English wooden dolls of the 18th century came to the Old Pretenders for evaluation and restoration, the men were faced with two difficult decisions. They felt the responsible course of action was obvious, but they worried that it might not be the satisfactory course for the families of the dolls in question. The first doll arrived from the original family in England. They knew little about the doll except that it must have been a treasure to have stayed in the family for over 200 years. The doll had been well-loved, but not conserved or protected. All that remained of her was her head and torso in extremely worn condition and eaten by wood worms. On close examination, David Chapman and Paul Robinson determined that the doll sent from its family in England was made circa 1735. Characteristics of this period are her facial features compacted into a small area in the lower center of the face, her large and unladylike ears, the protruding enamel eyes and the chin that is carved from the wood, not added later. Her torso has a very high protruding bustline and exaggerated hips. Looking closely at the scalp area, you can see the original twenty-nine nails used to hold on

This second early torso arrived at the Old Pretenders studio so encrusted in plaster and paint that it was difficult to say what exactly lay beneath. Careful removal of the many layers revealed quite an exceptional example with well detailed ears and a sensitively carved features (right). In all likelihood the doll was fashioned to represent a male as the chest area has been treated differently than the norm and even feature two small wooden dowels, drilled into the chest and inset to suggest nipples.

Provided with appropriately replacement limbs, what were once just forgotten bits and pieces have now been transformed into something that future generations of collectors can enjoy and cherish. 49


The elegant appeal of this mid period doll had been totally marred by previous attempts to “spruce her up”. Adding insult to injury, the solvent in the varnish used in an attempt to preserve her new face had in fact damaged original layers of paint causing it to dimple and craze in a most unappealing fashion.

Removal of the old finish revealed that the doll had originally been painted in a most attractive shade of blush pink. The owner was adamant that the doll not be refinished in a manner that would make her look new. With this as a starting point, the doll was sensitively refinished: the patina in keeping with a doll of its age and overall condition with as much original wear left intact. 50

her hair. Only her white under coat remains. Over the centuries insects and vermin have had their way with her, consuming her hair, her costume and cloth upper arms, and even the lower part of her wooden torso. The wood worm had so eroded the bottom of the torso, that the legs fell away and were likely lost. The majority of families would toss this family heirloom into the dust bin. The majority of collectors would pass on a doll offered in this condition. Fortunately the British have a very strong affinity with their early wooden dolls, so when the original family decided this doll was to be sold, they were delighted to discover that she was going to the very people who could restore her dignity. Using a cellulose-based compound, her hip area was gradually rebuilt. Matching the stain to the original wood was timeconsuming too. A matching undercoat then had to be added and in turn, mostly removed in order to match the new area with the old. Finally, the rebuilt area had to have some wood worm holes in order to make it match the rest of the torso. On several research trips to England, David and Paul have been fortunate enough to gain access to collections of fine wooden dolls. So when it came time to carve arms and legs for this lady, they knew exactly what was required. By the time they had carved arms and legs, stained and distressed them and attached them to the body, they could imagine exactly how she had looked when she was new. However, their goal had never been to make a new doll out of this old lady, their goal had been to restore her to a point where she could once again be valued for the piece of history that she is. I suspect that part of their decision was based on the fear that by repainting this doll, they might completely conceal her original character and persona, transferring to her the look of their own wooden dolls. Out of respect for the doll and the original doll-maker, David and Paul have chosen to keep her as she is, integrity intact. Happily, the original family was in 100% agreement. A second early doll arrived at The Old Pretenders’ studio again as nothing more than a torso. The likely victim of an overly enthusiastic restoration attempt: encrusted with a thick layer of plaster and enamel paint. After a painstaking process of carefully stripping away the added layers, areas of the original finish were revealed including some of the original painted decoration. This is always a “eureka” moment, much like excavating an archaeological site and revealing a hidden treasure. It can give the restorer a unique opportunity as to how a particular doll may have looked when new and consequently what approach to take in the restoration process. In the end it was decided that this doll, as with the first, would be left unpainted. Appropriate limbs were fashioned and finished to match the patina of the antique torso. Displayed together they look all of their 200+ years. Granted not all collectors will find this approach as favorable as a more cosmetic restoration, but sometimes David and Paul feel that certain dolls in need of such extensive reworking are best left as “artifacts”. In many cases a doll will come their way that requires a more subtle approach to the restoration process. Such was the case with a lovely mid-period doll that arrived at the studio. Aside of the usual afflictions associated with these early dolls: limbs lost or replaced over the centuries, this example had been touched up at some point in her


life in a manner that was both inappropriate to the period as well as just plain unattractive. In an effort to preserve the deteriorating finish, a yellowing layer of laquer had been applied which had caused the original finish to dimple and craze. The wise owner of the doll, being very respectful of its age, wanted the restoration to be as sympathetic as possible. She found the patina to be part of the doll’s charm but also realized that it would be better if earlier restoration attempts could be corrected. With this in mind David was able refinish areas that were in need of attention, all the while preserving and in some cases reproducing the aspects of wear associated with a doll of this age. The owner was very pleased that a balance could be struck between conservation, restoration and aesthetics. Aside from the ravages of time, perhaps a greater threat to these early dolls has been the less than successful attempts to preserve them. It must be kept in mind that attitudes of collectors have changed over the years with more consideration currently given to originality and condition. In the past, well meaning owners “spruced up” their old girls as best as they could using the tools at hand. So it’s not uncommon to find a doll repainted in marine enamel, features worked over with permanent marker, cheeks touched up with old lipstick, all sealed in place with discoloring shellac. When presented with such examples, David and Paul have no issue regarding extensive refinishing in the hopes of correcting the well meaning mistakes of previous restoration attempts. After all, a well restored doll will always be more desirable than an example that has been restored poorly, especially if the restoration has not withstood the test of time well. A recent restoration is a perfect example. A later 18th century example, there was no argument that she was worthy of restoration. Aside from inappropriate replacement limbs, her condition was not as bad as some. At some point she had been so poorly refurbished that the overall effect was far from flattering. For some unexplained reason, the area around the nose and mouth had been filled with plaster and resculpted giving the doll’s lip and nose an odd, lumpy appearance. In addition she had been completely refinished, her features crudely repainted and the entire torso, enamel eyes included, sealed in amber varnish. Careful removal of these more recent “improvements” revealed a most appealing doll with large eyes, a delicately carved mouth and an intact nose - a rarity among these dolls. With her now sweet countenance and lovely doe eyes, it was decided to approach this doll as a girl as opposed to a lady and so she was decorated and dressed accordingly. When the transformation was complete, it was hard to believe that this was in fact the same doll and her owner could not have been more pleased with the results. Though the approach to the restoration was different for each of these dolls, the restoration was done with knowledge, care and respect for the age of the doll. In each case, the restoration added value to the dolls and in all cases the owner’s enjoyment of the dolls will be greatly enhanced for years to come. Author, Lynn Murray, is a qualified UFDC judge, a dealer in antique dolls and a member of NADDA. She may be contacted at www. tlcdollshop.com. Paul Robinson and David Chapman, The Old Pretenders, are doll artists in wood. They do restoration on early wooden dolls. They may be contacted at secretgarden@shaw.ca.

When there is little originality left to doll due to a less than effective earlier restoration attempt, David and Paul have no qualms regarding refinishing a doll completely. This later 18th century example had good bones, but the over exuberant make over had left her with a number of unfortunate issues. It was somewhat baffling as to why someone had felt the need to rework her so extensively. When the old “improvements” were removed, what was left was a most appealing doll with delicately carved lips, an intact nose (without any chipping to the tip) and large soulful eyes.

Refinished, refurbished with appropriate limbs and redressed using vintage textiles in the manner of a young girl of the period, one would not be amiss mistaking it for an altogether different doll. Although she will always remain “restored”, at least now she has been restored responsibly and in keeping with the style and aesthetics of her period. 51


Donna Curtin Dolls and Toys 386-589-8635 evenings 386-748-0387 days dcurtin3@cfl.rr.com

Kestner 111 googlie, jointed arms and legs, sleep eyes, all original. $2200 Rare Composition Shirley Temple 193 (72 cm). Large 28” with flirt eyes, size in centimeters on back of head. It is reported Hitler demanded she was made with blue eyes. $2100 25” Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist doll, $500. Felix the Cat, 27”, $300.

Heubach newsboy, paper dated 1896, $225.

Pink Lustre China, 12”, all original, blue eyes, wooden carved hands. $900

Old Bear, 18”, worn but adorable, $185

Thank You To Each and Everyone

For their thoughtfulness and caring during my recent emergency.

Debra’s Dolls

Doll Hospital & Shop www.debrasdolls.com

20 N. Main St., P.O. Box 705, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 ph. 856.478.9778 fax 856.478.4770 debra@debrasdolls.com

Shop hours 12-4 Thursday, Friday, & Saturday. Member UFDC & NADDA.

A special note for the kind and considerate dealers who were gracious enough to pack up my precious dolls while I was being rushed to the hospital. Also the e-mails, the cards, the letters, the flowers and most of all the prayers. You are all wonderful and may God’s blessings be with you.

Roberta

Roberta’s Doll House

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Foreground: 21” Long-Faced Kestner Shoulderhead (mold flaw nose) $1,500, 27-1/2” All-Original Heinrich Handwerck S&H $975, 23 ½” Kestner Turned Shoulderhead $1,375. Background: Large assortment of new Kathe Kruse dolls from Germany Debra’s Dolls is where old meets new. Antique dolls are our specialty, but we also sell play dolls for children. Join us on Saturday April 25th (12-4) for our Princess Party. All little girls wearing princess attire will receive 20% off any new doll in stock. Bring your camera, as we’ll have a real princess on hand to meet & greet the children. Everyone (even big girls!) can enter our FREE drawing for a Madame Alexander Once Upon a Time Storyland Trunk Set Doll (suggested retail value $195).


Photographed at the 2008 UFDC National Convention Photos taken by Keith Kaonis

enjamin Franklin once wrote, “Beauty, like supreme dominion is but supported by opinion.” We all have different ideas of beauty and fortunately in the doll world there is an abundance of dolls from which each of us can claim our ideal of beauty. At last year’s United Federation of Doll Clubs national convention in Las Vegas, members of Les Rubans Aubergines Doll Club were each invited to bring a doll that they felt most epitomized beauty. The result was a diverse selection of dolls ranging from a cloth doll by Izannah Walker to a contemporary artist doll. And who could say which doll was the most beautiful? It was a pleasure viewing this special UFDC exhibit that highlighted the diversity of the doll world. Columbian by Emma Adams, painted teeth, 1893

Izannah Walker doll, all original 1875

Kathe Kruse dollhouse doll, 1916

Kathe Kruse Doll I, owned by the Kruse family, c. 1914

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Petite & Dumontier, marked P 3 D, metal hands, c. 1882

Bebe Pannier, c. 1890 54

Dorothy Heizer doll, 1942

#1 Barbie in her Roman Holiday costume

Schmitt Bebe, 1878

Simon Halbig twill over wood body, c. 1875


Mignonnette in presentation box, c. 1885

Huret Bebe on marked Huret body, all original, 1885

Dehors Fashion, 1985

Huret Fashion, blown kid leather body, c. 1860

Kestner all bisque, c, 1885 55


Kestner XI, 1880

Bebe Bru, circle and dot, 1878 56

Ande Thuiller, marked A 7 T, c. 1880

Jumeau premiere portrait, c. 1878

Halopeau, marked 2 H, 1870

Jumeau EJ Bebe, 1880


Philip Weiss Auctions

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Saturday April 4th 10am Live in our Oceanside New York Gallery

Previews begin Wednesday April 1 – Noon – 5pm, Thursday & Friday April 2 & 3 – Noon – 8pm and the morning of the sale 8:30 – 10:00am Entire catalog will be presented on our website

www.prwauctions.com The day begins with 2 Single Owner Doll collections including one from a Southern Estate that features fabulous Automatons. Both collections include wonderful Bisque, Porcelain and China Dolls from major makers including Armand Marseille, Ernst Heubach, H. Handwerck, and Jumeau among others. This is “one of the best collections of dolls ever presented at Philip Weiss Auctions” and is not to be missed. Lots are already displayed on our on-line catalog. Later on, join us for a sale that features a Single Owner Collection of over 175 Courtenay & Courtenay-Greenhill Figures. Toy soldiers of all makers highlighted by vintage Britains and Mignots, with many boxed sets included. There will also be plenty of Dimestore Barclay and Manoil figures to round out this portion of the sale. Also offered is a collection of 150+ “Par Puzzles” in their original boxes, Die-cast and Pressed Steel Vehicles as well as other Wind Up and Battery Operated Toys. Do not miss a great opportunity to add wonderful material to your collections. A buyers premium of 13% is added to all items purchased. Master Card, Visa, American Express, Discover, Debit Card, Money Order & Cash are accepted as payment. If you are looking to retire or downsize your collection we have already started building our next Toy and Toy Soldier Auction, and have planned a future Doll Sale, we would love to add your material to. Please call us with questions about consigning to any one of our sales. Our consignment rates and premiums remain unchanged and are some of the most competitive you will find. Call for additional information 516-594-0731 or e-mail phil@prwauctions.com


Hilda - JDK 237- 12”, dark brown original wig, plaster pate, brown sleep eyes, composition bent limb baby body. Perfect bisque. $2450. Call 215-794-8164 or email alloyd@nni. com. Member UFDC and NADDA.

RubyLane.com/shops/anntiquedolls

Extremely rare Steiff Teddy Roosevelt Display depicting Teddy as a Rough Rider astride his rearing horse, with tag and button in ear, all original, c. 1950. Approx. 40” tall and 31” long, $4860. Rosie’s Last of the Past, Rosalie Schneider, 909 790-9953. Email: dollfestival@aol.com.

SARA BERNSTEIN DOLLS

Gorgeous blue eyed size 4 Bru Jne on original chevrot body. Exquisite antique costume. Visit her and other quality antique dolls and accessories on my website. Nora’s Antique Dolls & Collectibles 1-732-341-2611 http://www.noramcneil.com

I’ve just acquired some fantastic dolls - cloth, bisque, etc. Enjoy a visit to my websites for pictures and prices. phone 732-536-4101

Email: santiqbebe@aol.com

www.sarabernsteindolls.com or www.rubylane.com/shops/sarabernsteindolls

Maxx is talking to some of his favorite dolls, telling them where we are traveling to this month. Come join the fun! Meet Maxx and the rest of us live and in person at: March 7th & 8th - Gaithersburg, MD March 15th - Hackensack, NJ March 28th & 19th - Atlantic City, NJ

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SELL A DOLL IN THE EMPORIUM If you’re like most of us, there are usually a couple of dolls in your collection that you would like to sell in order to reinvest in another doll. That’s what we designed the Antique Doll EMPORIUM for… you the collector! Take advantage of this special forum; the cost is only $60. Send us a photo or a digital photo of your doll with a description and your check or credit card information. We do the rest!! Antique DOLL Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768. Phone 1-888-800-2588. Email: antiquedoll@gmail.com

Avgusta’s Bisque Dolls www.abidolls.com (925)687-0334

Spectacular 16” Kestner Googly mold 221. Toddler body with slanted hips. Largest size made! Absolutely perfect! $14,800. Lots more antique and vintage dolls on my website.


Newly offered, “Grandfather�, made exclusively for Little Switzerland by R. John Wright. Limited quantity available, call for information.

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March 2009

5-7 Denver, PA. Doll Auction. Morphy Auctions. 2000 No. Reading Rd. morphyauctions.com. 717-335-3435. 6-9 Washington, DC. Spring Antiques Show. Walter E. Washington Convention Center. 561-822-5440. 7 Escondido, CA. Doll Show & Sale. Resurrection Church Parish Center. Cameo Doll Club. 619-460-4678. 760-728-6830. 7-8 Gaithersburg, MD. 145th Eastern National Antique Doll Show. Gaithersburg Fairgrounds. Bellman Event. 443-617-3590. infoDOLLS@comcast.net. 8 DeWitt, MI. Doll Show. DeWitt Banquet & Conference Center. Sandy. 269-599-1511. 8 Maquoketa, IA. Doll & Toy & Bear Show. Jackson County Fairgrounds.Dora Pitts. 563-242-0139. 14 Allentown, PA. Antique Toy & Collectable Show. Merchants Sq. Mall. Kevin Redcay/Valley Rail Promotions. www.valleygoto.com 610-440-0487. 14 Fairhope, AL. Doll & Toy Show & Sale. Fairhope Civic Center Auditorium. Ruth Ann Brett. 251-980-5958. 14-15 Puyallup WA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Puyallup Fair & Event Center. Crossroads. 775-348-7713. www.dolls4all.com. 14 Santa Barbara, CA. Doll Show & Sale. Earl Warren Showground. Santa Barbara Doll Club. 805-733-1261. 15 Hackensack, NJ. Doll Show. The Rothman Center. JMK Shows. 352-527-6666 or 201-213-2810. 15 Houston, TX. Doll Show. Marriott Hotel. Hobby Airport. Bluebonnet Bebe’s of Houston. 713-688-2984. 15 Paris, France. Doll Exhibit. Musee de la Poupee. 00 33 (0)1 42 72 73 11. 20-21 Golden, CO. Doll Show & Sale. Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Table Mountain Treasures Doll Club. 303-985-2770. 21 Boise, ID. Doll & Bear Show. Bishop Kelly High School. Melinda’s Dolls. 775-342-7629. 21 Hayward, CA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Centennial Hall. Larry Herman. 925-947-1572. HermanShow@aol.com. www. HermanShows.com. 21 Lakeland, FL. Doll & Bear Show. Lake Mirror Center. Tropical Doll Study Club. 863-644-6831. 21 Phoenix, AZ. Doll Show. No. Phoenix Baptist Church. Valley of the Sun Doll Show. 480-831-9081. 21 West Covina, CA. Doll Makers Showcase & Doll Show. West Covina Elk’s Lodge. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 22 Anaheim, CA. Doll Show. Anaheim Plaza Hotel. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 22 Ft. Wayne, IN. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. The Lantern. B & L Promotions. 419-228-4657. rmangold@woh.rr.com. 23-24 Chartres, France. Dolls & Games Auction. Galerie DeChartres. www.interencheres.com/28001. 33(0)2 37 88 28 28. 27 Ladenburger, Germany. Tin Toys & Trains & Dollhouses. Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion. 0049 6203 13014. Spielzeugauktion@t-online.de 28 Alexander, NY. Doll Show. Alexander Fireman’s Recreation Hall. Fairland Dolls-Sue Spink. 585-591-2841. 28 Asheville, NC. A Day with Cloth Dolls & Linda Edward. Deer Park RestaurantBiltmore Estate. Suzi Smith. 828-667-3690. 28 Earleville, MD. Dolls at Auction. Sweetbriar. 410-275-2094. SweetbriarAuctions.com. 28 Glendale, CA. Doll Show. Glendale Civic Auditorium. Jewel City Doll Club of California. Dene Alcott. 818-248-4862. 28 Ladenburger, Germany. Bears & Dolls Show. Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion. 0049 6203 13014. Spielzeugauktion@t-online.de 28-29 Atlantic City, NJ. Antiques & Collectibles Show. Atlantic City Convention Center. Atlantique City. 800-526-2724. 28 Palm Springs, FL. Doll & Bear Show. St. Luke Catholic Church. Gold Coast Doll & Study & Sunshine Doll Club. 561-965-9460. 29 Toledo, OH. Doll Show & Sale. Stranahan Great Hall. Toledo Glass City Doll Collectors. 419-599-7162/419-874-5409.

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4-5 Los Angeles, CA. NADDA Crème de la Crème. Embassy Suites Hotel. LA International Airport North. 310-215-1000. 4 Oceanside, NY. Antique Doll, Automata and Toy Soldier Auction, Philip Weiss Auctions, 516-594-0731. 5 Evansville, IN. Doll Show. Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Rhoda Wade. 618-265-3191. 11 Spokane, WA. Doll Show. Spokane Community College. Stacy Montoya. 509-924-4351. 16-18 Houston, TX. Doll Show. Hobby Marriott. The Bay Area Doll Club. 281-614-0077. 16 Nashua, NH. Doll Show & Sale. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction. 603-478-3232. 18 Bellevue, WA. Doll Lecture & Book Signing by Nancy Lazenby. Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. 425-455-1116. 18 Des Moines, IA. Doll & Bear & Toy Show. Iowa State Fairgrounds Walnut Center. Colleen Holden. 515-986-1975. 18 Endicott, NY. Doll Show. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Broome County Doll Club. 607-723-8411. 18 Riverside, CA. Doll & Toy & Bear Show. Janet Goeske Senior Center. Inland Empire Doll Club. 951-371-4267.

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1-2 Vallejo, CA. Doll Show. Vallejo Fairgrounds. Nancy Jo Schreeder. 925-229-4190. 2 Maitland, FL. Doll Show & Sale. Maitland Civic Center. Greater Orlando Doll Club. Barbara Keehbauch. 407-678-5678. 2 Ringgold, GA. Doll Show & Sale. Colonnade Catoosa Civic Center. Chattanooga Doll Club. 423-596-8167. 3 Milwaukee, WI. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Serb Hall. Orphans In The Attic. Marge Hansen. 920-563-0046. 9 Salt Lake City, UT. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Utah Fairgrounds. Crossroads. 775-348-7713. 16 Columbus, IN. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Bartholomew Co.4-H Fairgrounds. Barb. 812-376-9124. 16 Santa Cruz, CA. Arts & Antiques Spring Festival. Santa Cruz Elk’s Lodge. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 17 Mounds View, MN. Doll Show. Mermaid Event Center. C Promotions Plus. car4ann@msn.com. 17 New Hope, PA. Doll Show & Sale. Firehouse 46N. Sugan Rd. 215-657-2477. 30 Roseville, CA. Doll Show. Placer County Fairgrounds. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713.

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Dolls Left to Right: 22” Bebe Jumeau 1907 with very unusual flirty eyes. Features include a lovely bisque head, although not perfect due to an inherent hairline on the forehead, and a mold opening on the left crown rim, but with very nice painting, pierced ears and her original brunette human hair wig. On a walker body, when the legs are manipulated, the head turns from side to side. A pretty French bebe, at a very affordable price point. $1595. 18” Bru Bébé Gourmand – undoubtedly, the rarest Bebe Bru model of all, was designed to be fed special “biscuits” which were placed in her mouth, where they fell into a zinc receptacle in her head, then down zinc tubes in the upper legs, to be eventually reclaimed through the open soles of hollow bisque lower legs and feet. This bebe boasts perfect bisque parts – all of them – head and shoulderplate, lovely arms, even the beautifully modeled legs and feet. Additional highlights include brilliant blue paperweight eyes with mauve shadow, an antique, blonde mohair wig and a very clean leather body, with remnants of the paper label. To exemplify the rarity of this wonderful doll, in our twenty-year career, we have handled hundreds of Bebe Bru examples, but the same cannot be said of the lovely Bébé Gourmand. $55,000. 24-1/2” Rabery Delphieu – a nice opportunity for the sympathetic collector, as she does have a virtually undetectable repair to her upper forehead and left side of the face into the back left crown. She has lovely brown paperweight eyes, pierced ears and a sweet auburn/brown antique mohair wig styled in soft curls. On a straight-wrist R.D. body with the original paint finish showing normal wear, we were initially attracted this this bebe solely because of her beauty – let that beauty be your guide. $3800. 14-1/2” Figure C Steiner with a perfect bisque head, brilliant blue eyes and fabulous original blonde mohair wig on the original, purple, carton pate. On a jointed body with the original paint finish in excellent condition, affixed is a boutique paper label from “Au Nain Bleu – Paris”. Gorgeous presentation! $8900. 8-1/2” Bebe Steiner with a perfect bisque head marked LE PARISIEN and impressed A O PARIS, she has blue glass eyes, pierced ears and a curly lamb wig that lends abundant personality! On a jointed composition body, with the original paint finish, it bears the stamp Le Petite Parisien. She wears an original factory dress in ice blue silk and lace, factory underwear, plus wonderful antique leather bebe shoes. $7995. 18” Steiner Gigoteur with a perfect bisque solid dome head, an open mouth with two rows of teeth, blue paperweight eyes, and the mohair wig in its original style. The body is in very clean condition with wax-over limbs, and the nails are realistically painted on the fingers and toes – a clue she was initially retailed at “Au Nain Bleu”. The commercial presentation includes a dress and bonnet, of lace and ice blue satin. Wind the doll, and she cries, while moving her arms, legs and head. When lifted, the bebe changes its cry to a definite “Mama” and “Papa”. In perfect working order. $4800. 10” Premier Portrait Jumeau size 0 featuring untouched, complete originality. Features include a perfect bisque head, pierced ears with the original pink opaline earrings, the fabulous original honey blonde mohair wig, and most rare of all, a pink opaline bead necklace whose

gilt-brass clasp bears the impressed initials E.J! The straight-wrist body is in excellent condition, and the original dress of cream silk features layers of fluting, lace, plus piping at the edges. Finally, there is a matching straw and silk chapeau, and original cream leather shoes which are impressed E.JUMEAU. $22,500. 27” S.F.B.J. 251 with a perfect bisque head, blue glass sleep-eyes which retain their original upper lashes, an open mouth with two molded upper teeth, a wobble tongue, and a darling light brown mohair wig styled in saucy waves. On a chunky, jointed, toddler body that retains the original finish, she is beautifully costumed in a mariner ensemble of cotton plaid. $3200. 13-1/2” STEINER PARIS Fre. A 6 with a white bisque head that is whimsically painted as a French clown, plus caramel brown paperweight eyes, pierced ears with red glass earrings and the original curly lambskin wig. On a five-piece Steiner body, which shows only normal wear to the hands, he wears an original suit in two shades of silk velvet, plus a matching red velvet hat and darling leather shoes with pom-poms. $7500. 7-1/2” SFBJ 247 with a perfect bisque head, bright blue sleep-eyes, and the original light brown mohair wig. The bent-limb baby body retains the original finish with sweet rosy highlights at the knees, elbows and hands, while the original ensemble includes a knitted dress of variegated yarns, wool under pants and cute little cotton stockings! $1450. 17” Paris Bebe 7 – with character-like modeling to the perfect bisque head with its rich ebony finish, caramel brown paperweight eyes complete with spiral threading, pierced ears and a fabulous original wig which is still attached to the cork pate. On a fully-jointed body that retains its original paint finish in very good condition, this bebe could not be more perfect presented in her smashing, and quite classic deep red satin Jumeau-style ensemble. $8500. 20-1/2” Bebe Bru – a Circle and Dot model with a perfect and exceptionally beautiful bisque head and shoulderplate, plus lovely brown paperweight eyes, a closed mouth with modeled teeth, pierced ears and a sweet curly lamb wig. On the classic leather body that is clean, very strong and sturdy (two leather patches) – the bebe is fitted with lovely bisque lower arms, which are entirely perfect. Sumptuously costumed in luscious pink silk faille, she wears a matching chapeau and antique pink satin shoes. $26,500. 15-1/2” Bebe Bru Jeune 4 with a perfect bisque head, lovely modeling including the definite presence of a tongue, a blonde mohair wig, which is styled in soft curls and hypnotic blue paperweight eyes. On the desirable Henri Chevrot body, she wears a bebe ensemble in the perfect shade to enhance those brilliant eyes, while the matching bonnet of silk and lace frames her lovely face. A fabulous, cabinet-sized Bebe Bru example, which is surely destined for a world-class collection. $29,900. 19” Bebe Jumeau, an E8J featuring perfect, peaches and cream bisque, deep blue (almost violet) eyes with mauve shadow, pierced ears and a lovely golden blonde wig styled in soft curls. On a straight-wrist body complete with a boutique stamp, this bebe’s Ernestine Jumeau-inspired ensemble is a monochromatic work of art. Off-white leather shoes complete her look...aside from her magnificent chapeau that is! $12,500.

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April 2009, Volume 12, Number 3

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FONDLY GAULTIER PART TWO by Samy Odin The author discusses bébé heads specially made by Gaultier for other companies.

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MORE ON LANCASTER RAGS AND THEIR ORIGINAL CLOTHES by Carol Corson A close look at the original clothing found on the dolls we commonly refer to as Lancaster Rags.

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Learning About American-Made Dolls PINOCCHIO & FRIENDS SOLD BY THE KNICKERBOCKER TOY CO. AND IDEAL NOVELTY & TOY CO. by Ursula R. Mertz Disney was quick to grant licenses for toys and dolls based on their second full-length animated film.

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IDENTIFYING MINIATURE PARIAN DOLLS 1850s-1900s by Kathy Embry Small parian type dolls with elaborate hairstyles and molded decorations reflected the fashions of the times.

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Our cover is an early bébé by Rabery Delphieu marked “R.D.” The head for this doll was made by Gaultier. Samy Odin discusses doll makers who used Gaultier molds, marking them with their own initials. Photo courtesy Musée de la Poupée-Paris. Photo taken by Jean Dalmard.

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THE OTHER LITTLE LENCI by Judy L. Fisher Their delightful side-glancing eyes and smaller size makes Lenci’s series 70 worth the hunt.


Telephone (212) 787-7279 • P.O. Box 1410 • NY, NY 10023 Quality Antique Dolls by Mail Return Privilege • Layaways Member UFDC and NADDA

1. 17” Rare Belton Nurse Doll – ca.1880, with most delicate pretty bisque, glistening blue PW eyes, original mint stiff wrist body and the 1907 ribbon winning nurse’s uniform complete with cuffs and factory shoes, all in mint condition! $1500 2. See # 8 and 5 3. 20” Kammer and Reinhardt 114 Hans – what sensitive modeling of this pensive young man so carefully painted and having original body, wig, clothes and shoes. Hidden damage makes one finally attainable for only $2200 4. 25” Unusual Bebe Charmant French Bisque – patented 1880 by Pintel and Godchaux, an uncommon French child characterized by stunning facial decoration, distinctive features and the huge vibrant PW eyes on the patented, mint original body. Something special! $2500 5. 20” Classic Bebe Jumeau – incised “8” for the perfect “pick me up” size, she has pale bisque with a soft blush rich warm hazel PW eyes beneath those youthful Jumeau brows, original Jumeau body, pate and wig, plus delightful vintage clothes! $2250 6 & 7. 7-1/2” Exquisite Large Mignonette – jewel like detail in this early rare size Bebe with pale snow pure bisque, brilliant blue eyes, delicate lambswool wig and preciously dressed as a French shepherdess a la Marie Antoinette! $3800 8. 22” Sumptuous Jumeau 1907 Bebe – first quality bisque and letter perfect artwork combine in a richly beautiful framework for her mesmerizing gray PW eyes, mint original hip length curls w/ cork pate wearing her vintage silk couture drop-waist dress, original underpinnings and matching chapeau! $2500 9. 13” Lenci Style Deco Child – so clever and stylish from her big pink bow in her mohair curls all the way down to her matching pink slippers – eye candy! $650 10. 9” Dean’s Rag Lupino Lane – all original celebrity portrait doll of the 1920s comic actor complete with hat and 3 tags! $495 11. 13” Norah Wellings Felt Lad – with label, deco and darling in his brightly colored felts and mohair curls! Excellent. $395 12. 11” Rare Italian Felt ‘Walker’ – adorable toddler signed ‘A. Borri, Florence,” all original bow to buttoned shoes, mint mohair wig, as is rare walking mechanism unseen in these felt dolls. Important! $495 13. Steiff Bears – wonderful clean, well stuffed jointed fellows, ca. 1950 with original eyes, pads, ears and tags! $350 and $450 14-16. 8” Rare Mint in Box Googlie Kids– what a pair! Each doll a rare AM mold number, each one still tied into the original box w/lid, each with a rare high quality fully jointed child body in quality factory clothing – all fresh and mint; each a different mold number (322 and 324) with remarkable modeling and dynamic color featuring deep intaglio and enameled eyes plus really molded hair styles! And still together after all this time! $2500


Nancy A. Smith Buying and selling quality antique dolls. Specializing in early cloth dolls. Member NADDA

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50 YEARS OF DOLL AUCTIONS Remembering Dick Withington “The Nations Leading Doll Auctioneer”

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There aren’t many folks left that remember when Dick Withington auctioned the contents of Ms. Alexander Smith’s Doll Museum – Hancock, NH. The First Withington Doll Auction on July 7-8-9, 1959 left its mark on the world of Doll Collecting that has continued for 50 years. In 1959, there were no “Doll Auction Houses” and Dick became the first to offer auctions of exclusively dolls. As we celebrate our the 50th Anniversary in the doll auction business, we remember Dick Withington – “The Nation’s Leading Doll Auctioneer”, who, on that lovely summer day, set a precedent in the Doll collecting world which is the standard which guides WITHINGTON AUCTION today. The following is a sampling of the after-auction prices from the Smith Museum Auction in 1959 compared with 2009 market values: Lot # Description 1959$ 2009$ Increase 14 Brown-eyed China Greiner-style 17 ½ $ 60 1,500 1,440 24 Papier Mache Milliner’s Model 18” 170 2,000 1,830 27 Swivel-neck French Fashion 31” 120 8,000 7,880 68A Closed Mouth Bisque (no mark) 32 2,000 1,968 73 Jumeau - brown eyes, orig. clothes 26” 300 9,000 8,700 75 Open mouth Jumeau - orig. clothes 35” 330 4,500 4,170 Total: $ 1,012 27,000 25,988

The value of quality dolls has consistently increased over the years proving that an “idle pastime” is a far better investment than the stock market and in any event one would rather look at a pretty doll than a piece of paper. The Best Dolls will always be in demand and in spite of the economy, this is a great time to both buy and sell!

To Consign Dolls call Dolores Smith – 603-478-3232

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1. 28" English Poured Wax - This fabulous lady is completely original with inset hair. She is a very fine example & is in beautiful condition. $2200 2. 31" Handwerck #99 - This beauty has her original wig & lovely antique clothes & shoes. She has huge brown eyes & is in excellent condition. $1150 3. 14" Doll purse - These adorable doll purses are in wonderful condition, dated 1928. $300 pair 4. 3 1/2" All bisque - This little googly eyed Indian is in excellent condition. $3755. 5. 4" All bisque - This little "Prize Baby" has a molded bottle in her hand. $225 6. 5" All bisque - She is in excellent condition. $325 7. 4" All bisque - She is in excellent condition. $225 8. #1 Kathe Kruse - This is a very sweet all original German boy. He is marked on his foot. $2950 9. 25" Kestner #167 - She is a lovely example of a Kestner doll with original body. This doll is nicely dressed & in excellent condition. $950 10. 35" S.& H. #1079 - This large beauty is dressed in very lovely antique dress, bonnet & shoes. She would look wonderful in a rocking chair or pushing a buggy. $1550 11. 19" Kestner #154 - She is a cutie, nicely dressed & in excellent condition. $295 12. 23" China - This is a lovely China with fancy hairdo with bun & pierced ears. She has her original body & is nicely dressed. An invisible shoulder repair makes her very reasonable at $850 13. 22" Phenix - This is a blue eyed beauty with lovely antique mohair wig & beautiful antique clothes & shoes. She is a very fine example & in excellent condition. $4500 14. 16" S.& H. #949 - This is an adorable cabinet size doll with original straight wristed body. She has her old mohair wig & outstanding blue eyes. $1950 15. 22" Eden Bebe - This very nice brown eyed French girl is nicely dressed in antique clothes. She is in excellent condition. $2200 16. 18" Heubach "Dolly Dimple" - This doll has a nice character face with deep dimples. She is dressed in antique clothes & is ready for display. - $1850

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8” long oxen and wagon $225. 7” long dog and wagon $150.

Our shop in the beautiful coastal village of Camden, Maine is closed until May. However, we are open by appointment. 49 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 email: lucysdollhouse49@roadrunner.com Shop 207-236-4122 Fax 207-236-4377 Cell 207-322-4851 Lucy Morgan & Susan Singer, proprietors 6” long French Child’s necessaire in the original box $950.

1890’s French sewing box with all bisque doll - $1800.

Uncut Cooks Teddy Bear & uncut Brownies Palmer Cox 1892 $395 for both. 7-1/2” wax doll with glass eyes - $295.

4-1/2” tall (with handle down) early French sewing stand - $350.

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In Our Memories

A Tribute to Patricia Nadine Schoonmaker

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illiam “Richard” Wright Jr., a premier authority on antique dolls, toys and 18th, 19th and early 20th century antiques, died peacefully at his home in Chester Springs, PA., on Sunday, March 1, 2009. Wright, 62, who suffered from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), died of natural causes. Richard Wright owned and operated Richard Wright Antiques, a unique shop located on Hollow Road in the village of Birchrunville, approximately 35 miles west of Philadelphia in Chester County, Pennsylvania. A browser’s delight, the shop’s trove of antique toys, art glass, bronzes, furniture, Victoriana, Art Deco and Art Nouveau objets d’art directly reflected Wright’s own impeccable taste. Prior to opening the shop in 1982, Wright operated an antiques establishment in Spring City, Pennsylvania. Internationally known and respected in the antique doll field, Wright sold high-end dolls of every type and origin, including antique French and German bisque dolls, chinas, early wooden, parians, papier-mâchés and wax dolls. His inventory also included fine doll accessories, pincushion dolls, bathing beauties and teddy bears. Born in Phoenixville, PA., and the son of furniture dealers, Wright was attending auctions before the age of 10. He opened his first shop in 1960, when he was only 14 years old, and established his Chester County business in the early 1970s. As their own business moved in a more defined direction toward antiques, Wright’s parents - the late William Richard Sr. and Beatrice Wright - would take their only child, by then an adolescent, along with them on regular furniture-buying trips to England. On one of those occasions, said Wright’s close friend, antique doll and toy dealer Becky Ourant, father and son had a disagreement that resulted in an unexpected, and fortuitous, consequence for Wright Jr. “After their argument, it was decided that Richard would remain in England for a while,” Ourant said. He seized the opportunity and threw himself into buying and started filling containers with dolls, antiques and furniture and sending them back to Pennsylvania. He was living in London, at the height of the Beatles era. He was a Mod and part of that whole ‘60s thing. He bought a 1920s Packard and drove around London, filling it up with antiques. He’d buy at Portobello Road and at the antiques district on High Street Kensington, where the late Kay Desmond had a wonderful doll shop. Richard had a great eye for buying, and not just dolls. He especially loved Art Nouveau and English Arts & Crafts pottery.” As an enterprising young man about London, Wright was also a part of the rock music world. “He was friends with Keith Moon and with Pattie Boyd’s sister Jenny, who was married to Mick Fleetwood,” said Ourant. “Through that connection, he became friends with Fleetwood Mac, even assisting the group in getting concert dates. Richard returned home to Pennsylvania in the early 1970s. His days in the music business forged many enduring

We will miss this familiar sight at the Gaithersburg show as buyers converged on Richard’s booth.

friendships, and his shop in Birchrunville became a hive of social activity for old pals passing through town. “You never knew who you’d see there,” Ourant said. “Jim Croce’s song Time in a Bottle was inspired by a visit to Richard’s shop.” For 11 years Wright was also a popular Antiques Roadshow appraiser, known for his engaging, quietly authoritative onscreen presence, his spectacles tipped low on the bridge of his nose. Auctioneer and fellow Antiques Roadshow appraiser Noel Barrett said he marveled at Wright’s highly cultivated knowledge of antiques of all types. “Of all the Antiques Roadshow appraisers, I can think of only two who could sit at any of the appraisal tables. Richard was one of them. I’ll never forget being in Dallas at a bar with Leigh and Leslie Keno, Albert Sack and Richard. That’s about as formidable a group of experts as you could put together, but he was right in there with them. There was no antiques subject that was beyond him. I will miss him dearly.” Becky Ourant’s husband, Andy, is also an auctioneer and Antiques Roadshow appraiser. Sitting next to Richard Wright at the doll and toy table was an experience Andy said he will never forget. “Boy, did I get dealt a great thing, being able to listen to Richard during his appraisals,” Andy said. “His knowledge was just incredible. He was a savant. He could explain not only what something was, when it was made and by whom, but also place it in its historical context.” Richard Wright was a member of the Antique Appraisers Association, a former president and member of the National Antique Doll Dealers Association, a member of the National Antique Dealers Association, and the United Federation of Doll Clubs. Richard had a joie de vivre that was endearing to all who knew him. He leaves behind his life partner of 11 years, Glenn Stevens; his loyal employees of many years, and an extended family of loving friends throughout the world. A memorial service will be held this spring, with details to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Richard Wright’s name may be sent to Gamma Mu Foundation, 1975 E. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 624, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33304. Written by Catherine Saunders-Watson, © Auction Central News International

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1. 15” Blue eyed Incised Jumeau, with the face of an angel. Wonderful original chemise, marked shoes $8500 2 & 3. Super Rare Fabulous example of this precious 21”, totally original PD call. 4 & 5. Outstanding presentation set, 5 “ French Barefoot Migonette, the high quality of clothes and accessories are mind boggling $5700 6. 12” Paris Bebe with Eiffel Tower marked body. Great original clothes, pink rosette trimmed marked shoes, rare size for this doll $8500 7. 11” #2 Tete, with the most incredibly captivating huge blue eyes ever. Gorgeous original clothes, a little gem $8800 8. 14” K * R 115A, a face that says “I need a hug”, totally precious, lovely vintage clothes $3900 9. 10” FG in scroll, with a most expressive adorable face. Fabulous old clothes $4700 10. 31” CM Bergman, beautiful estate doll, lovely old clothes, great, mint body $650 Photography by Paula Claydon

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FRAMED: 10” HUGE ARMAND MARSEILLE 310 “JUST ME” wonderful character in an adorable antique dress with blue sleep eyes glancing to the side and rosebud closed mouth. PERFECT!! ........................................................................................$1650.

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1. 18” SHIRLEY TEMPLE - Original mohair wig in original set; rare tagged outfit from Curly Top. Few fine lines around eyes, light general crazing, hair and clothing show age soil in front, left shoe missing decorative buckle. A popular personality doll with beautiful coloring, in a very scarce movie outfit. $1175 2. 12 ½” GEBRUDER HEUBACH 8413 TODDLER - Sleep eyes, open/closed mouth with two upper teeth and molded tongue, mohair wig, five piece composition toddler body. Colorful ethnic-type clothing. 1” hairline from crown to end of right brow; body near mint. A scarce character, in a very appealing ethnic outfit. $895 3. 8” GEBRUDER HEUBACH 7760 - Blue intaglio eyes, closed mouth, molded hair, five piece composition body. Original white cotton coat, hat and boots, pink silk covered buttons on coat and boots, original gauze-type underclothing. Unplayed-with in box, paper lace trim around edges. An adorable little cherub all dressed for winter weather, and just as cute as she can be! $850

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1. STUPENDOUS 26” BEBE FRANCAIS ALL ORIGINAL! Huge Blue PW eyes, original FRENCH body, original clothes and shoes, fabulous frilly bonnet - the most sensuous lips! - PERFECT Condition! THE ULTIMATE LOOK!! .........................................................................$6900. 2. 15” KAMMER & REINHARDT POUTY 115 A CHARACTER POUTY GIRL Beautiful blue sleep eyes, closed pouting mouth, lovely antique lace dress, antique shoes. PERFECT and FABULOUS!..............................................................................................................................................$4100. 3. 24” BELTON-TYPE 103 CHILD Huge Blue PW eyes, closed mouth, original Sonneberg body with straight wrists, Superb steel blue silk couture costume matches her hypnotic eyes. Antique shoes, lovely wig. Fabulous presentation! ......................................................................$3500. 4. 16” SFBJ 301 “VRAI MODELE - FABRICATION JUMEAU Gorgeous with blue sleep eyes, adorable antique costume, antique shoes & net socks. Super desirable mark! JUST STUNNING!!....................$1350. 5. 17” 1907 JUMEAU BEBE Blue PW Eyes, open mouth, orig. body, Lovely costume, antique shoes Old hairline under the wig, but JUST DARLING! ......................................................................$1100. 6. 20” KONIG & WERNICKE 1070 CHARACTER TODDLER Enchanting character on slant hip fully jointed toddler body, blue fixed eyes, open mouth, stunning antique sailor costume. An absolute MUST for character collectors!! ..........................................................................$1800. 7. 15” ADORABLE KESTNER 152 CHILD Blue sleep eyes, pretty blond mohair wig, antique blue & white dress, original body marked GERMANY - Flawless!!..................................................$1450. 8. 22” RARE MOLD KESTNER 156 CHILD ALL ORIGINAL Gorgeous brown sleep eyes, original Kestner body, antique pink costume. 2 wigs. Mint bisque! A PERFECT PACKAGE!..$1300. 9. 28” FRENCH FAVORITE CHARACTER CHILD BY LIMOGES Wonderful huge original paperweight/sleep eyes, elaborately marked head perfect original French body, wonderful antique dress, hat & shoes. MUSEUM EXAMPLE!...............................................................................$1800. ALSO! JUMEAUX, STEINERS, FGs, SFBJs, FRENCH FASHIONS, BLACK BISQUE, CHARACTERS & DOLLIES, HEUBACHS, PLUS++++ NO COMPUTER? CALL FOR MY ILLUSTRATED DOLL LIST WITH MORE THAN 100 ANTIQUE DOLLS FOR SALE! DOLLS FULLY GUARANTEED IN WRITING — 3 DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE! ASK ABOUT OUR GENEROUS 8 MONTH LAYAWAY POLICY! Visit more than 100 more antique dolls on my RUBY LANE SITE! www.rubylane.com/shops/kathylibratysantiques For a real treat, visit my AWARD WINNING WEBSITE to see 100 MORE dolls

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he Gaultier porcelain factory was a very important producer of bébé heads during the last quarter of the 19th century. Dolls that bear the “F.G.” marking have already been discussed in the March issue. The purpose of the second part of this article is to focus on the French bébés whose bisque heads were also made by Gaultier for other companies, who required their own initials as a special marking. The name of André Thuillier was already mentioned in the Gaultier 1881 inventory. All of his bébé heads from the 1880s were made by Gaultier, whereas it is still uncertain which French porcelain factory provided the more ordinary heads from the late 1890s. The bisque heads made by Gaultier bear the “A.T.” initials encircling the size number, engraved very high in the back of the head close to the rim cut; they are among the best heads ever made by this porcelain maker. All of them have a closed mouth and stationary enamel eyes, they seem made out of the same basic mold, in several sizes with slight changes in the eye cuts, in the decoration of the mouth as well as in the shape of the eyebrows. The quality of the painting on these bébés is usually exceptional, which explains the popularity of this model among the advanced collectors (photo 1).

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Gaultier also reserved a special mold for the company of Petit & Dumoutier. The heads made out of this mold are marked with the initials “P.D.” and the size number, also engraved high on the back of the head, as seen on many regular block letter “F.G.” bébé heads. Also Petit & Dumoutier, like Thuillier, seems to have ordered a single mold from Gaultier. It probably is the earliest client of Gaultier’s to buy bébé heads. In fact, this luxury toy and doll maker, whose Parisian showroom known as “Au Grand Polichinelle,” was located in the picturesque Passage des Panoramas, with the factory active in La Varenne St Maur, was already mentioning “bébés” in his ads as early as 1875. The special mold created for Petit & Dumoutier is immediately recognizable for its features are unique. The large bright eyes are cut as if they were drooping down the cheeks, the eyebrows are usually drawn to give an interrogative expression, the small mouth is designed very close to the nose, as if it was lost in the middle of a gigantic pair of flat cheeks cascading into a plump double chin. This description doesn’t seem to fit with our ideal of beauty, yet the bébés from this company were certainly perceived, during the 1870s and 1880s, as appealing and 20

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healthy-looking. Since these dolls were luxury toys, they had to show off their social status, they had to look well fed, exquisitely dressed, and they also had to be solid and durable. This is the reason why their hands were made of lead and their body was well built with functional ball joints and proper finish. What is usually remarkable in the P.D.’s is the quality of the pressed bisque. Their complexion is usually extremely pale with rosier cheeks and their face enhanced by very delicately painted features (photos 2-3). Another very interesting mold made by Gaultier as an exclusive product is the one bearing the “F.R.” marking, attributed to the French manufacture Falck-Roussel, active in Paris as early as 1885. Adolphe Falck, the founder of the company, registered three trademarks that year: “Bébé Nouveau Articulé”, “F.R. Déposé” appearing under the logo of a drummer rabbit, and “Bébé Mignon”. It is thrilling to remark that the inventory established in 1888, when the company became property of the Gaultier brothers, mentioned a very big order from Falck-Roussel, over 40,000 heads were then in production for this sole client. Looking more closely at this inventory, one can remark that 22,950 unpainted heads for Falck cost only 1,400 French Francs, that is roughly 6 cents each, when 1,025 unpainted regular swiveling bébé heads, in the same list, cost 271,40 FF, that is 26 cents each, more than 4 times as much. It appears quite evident, then, that Adolphe Falck was assembling both luxury and cheap dolls at the same time. Comparing the two “F.R.”bébés presented here (photos 4-5) it becomes evident that the fully articulated one was meant as a luxury product and the simpler one was a cheaper plaything. Which one is the “Bébé Mignon”

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and which other one is a “Bébé Nouveau Articulé”? One can only guess. It appears evident that Gaultier provided the heads for both these levels of dolls using, apparently, the same basic mold. The differences came into the quality of the porcelain and its decoration. Evidently, Adolphe Falck assembled the cheaper heads with simpler semi-articulated compo bodies that he had especially patented, and the best heads on fully articulated wooden and compo bodies. The Pannier Company was also a client of Gaultier’s. An unquestionable bébé from this company is documented in the first volume of the Coleman’s Encyclopedia on page 483. The head of this doll, with that typical “Gaultier look”, is marked “C.9P.” and the sole of her foot is hand written “Mme Pannier”. Another rare bébé from this firm, now on display in the Kobé Doll Museum in Japan, came from the legendary collection of Dina Vierney; it is marked “C.8.P” but it is assembled on a replacement Jumeau body. A third bébé by Pannier, in size 6, assembled on the original unmarked straight wrists body, is presently in the author’s collection on display at the Musée de la Poupée in Paris (photo 6). Observing this exceptional bébé closely, one notices that the size number is clearly readable but the initials are so faint that they could be misread or completely ignored. The shape of this head is evidently the same seen on the two other bébés by Pannier mentioned above: a round face with oval bulging paperweight enamel eyes, single stroked eyebrows, a rather short nose and a closed mouth with typical protruding lips. That particular lip shape is recognizable on some other bébés that appeared on the market in recent years without being attributed to Charles Pannier. Yet, some of them came assembled on their original body, identical to the one shown here. It is my belief that more Pannier bébés are waiting quietly in private collections to be attributed to their actual original maker and some of them are certainly mislabeled as “unmarked Gaultier bébés”, which is partially true, but they would deserve to be correctly attributed to Charles Pannier. Rabery & Delphieu is another significant doll maker who closely worked with Gaultier for several decades. Alexandre Rabery was already purchasing lady doll heads from Gaultier during the early 1870s and he naturally continued the relationship by ordering his first bébé heads towards the end of that decade. The first heads provided to Rabery bore the regular “F.G.” initials, in fact they are found assembled with bodies identical to those matched shortly after with bisque heads marked “R.D.”. It seems plausible that after this test with regular “F.G.” heads, Rabery required the initials “R.D.” to be engraved on the back of his exclusive heads (photo 7). These are almost identical in their shape to the heads marked “F.G.”. The body, however, helps to immediately recognize a “Bébé de Paris”, a trademark exploited by Rabery & Delphieu as soon as 1883. By the mid-1880s, the company ordered from Gaultier a special mold for their bébé head; this is the easiest to recognize for its very distinctive features (photo 8). The face has a square shape, the almond eyes are cut quite close to the root of the nose and the mouth is big with fleshy lips. This particular mold was still in use in 1895 when the daughter of Alexandre Rabery married Emile Louis Genty, who then ran the company until its absorption by the S.F.B.J. in 1899.


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The quality of the “Bébés de Paris” is very changeable, the best examples can have an outstanding pressed bisque head with remarkable painting and desirable pale complexion, others come with a “cloudy” complexion and reddish lips; the more recent ones, from the late 1890s, are unattractive with very poor quality poured bisque. The Company of Jules Jullien is another early client of Gaultier’s. Not only did Jullien buy lady dolls and bébés heads from this porcelain factory, but also all-bisque mignonettes and bathers. Like his competitors, Jules Jullien had a special mold reserved for his bébés. The oldest marking on his bébé heads was the obvious “J.J.” initials encircling the size number. Later, during the Gaultier brothers period, the full inscription JULLIEN in block letters was adopted. It can be found mostly on poured bisque heads. Jullien, like other firms active in this branch, was making deluxe bébés with a first quality bisque head and fully articulated body as well as medium to low scaled dolls that came with a straight limbed body and a bisque head with simpler decoration. The basic mold made by Gaultier for Jullien represents a long faced child with a worried kind of expression. It came in two versions, one with a small strawberry shaped closed mouth (photo 9) and the other with slightly smiling mouth that was either closed or open over a myriad of tiny upper teeth. The design of the

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eyebrows is particularly helpful to date the bébés by Jullien. The oldest have a more classic single stroked curved shape, while the more recent heads have a much thicker brow, also seen on the later “F.G.” bébés of the 1890s (photo 10). Pintel & Godchaux were later clients of the Gaultier brothers. Their bébés have that distinctive “Gautier look” with a plump square face, a little owl looking, with big round eyes enhanced by widely arched eyebrows, a tiny mouth with full lips and a rosy complexion. Their marking is peculiar: it consists in the obvious “P.G.” initials on each side of the size number but, over them, there usually is engraved an extra “B” that remains without explanation to this day. Other unexplained letters can be found on pressed or poured bisque heads attributed to Pintel & Gochaux: “CT” or “CL”. The two bébés shown here (photo 11) have closed mouths but a version with an open mouth also exists, with either a single or a double row of tiny teeth. The bébé on the right of the picture is assembled on its original straight-limbed body, patented in 1891, and is still wearing its original chemise bearing the “Bébé Charmant” label. In fact, Pintel & Godchaux patented this trademark and related jointing system between 1890 and 1891. They kept doing business with Gaultier until they joined the SFBJ in 1899. The last doll maker that I would like to discuss here for his link with the Gaultier porcelain factory is Fleischmann 23


& Bloedel. This French Company registered the trademark “Eden Bébé” in 1890 and produced bébés under this label until 1899. The first “Eden Bébé” heads were made by Gaultier. The closed mouth version looks exactly like a regular “F.G.” marked bébé head from the same generation, except that the marking is different: “EDEN BEBE” is inscribed in big capital letters disposed in a curved shape (see Lydia Richter “Puppenstars”, Laterna magica 1984, pp. 52 & 53). A very nice open mouth version also exists, this is a distinct mold, apparently only used for Fleichmann and Bloedel (photo 12) Another example of open mouth Eden Bébé is shown in the Theriault’s catalogue “An Airy Dalliance” (photo 13). It has a sweet and shy smiling expression and is usually found on fully articulated bodies, while the closed mouth version is more often assembled with straight-limbed bodies. Since we only know two inventories of the Gaultier firm, it is difficult to determine an exhaustive list of the clients of this porcelain factory. Probably other French doll makers used heads made by Gaultier. The May Frères Company, for example, who registered the “Bébé Mascotte” trademark in 1890, could have called on Gaultier for supplying their bébé heads but no record is left of their eventual partnership. Comparing their engraved marking to the later markings by Gaultier, such as “EDEN BEBE” or “JULLIEN”, one can notice the same curved positioning in the middle of the neck, the same capital letters, the same type of bisque. In this specific field, a pragmatic comparative study of the real objects is the only strategy that seems to be helpful for a better understanding of the rare written records left from the past. Photo credits to Jean Dalmard and Guido Odin, courtesy of Musée de la PoupéeParis and Theriault’s. The author can be contacted by email at samy.odin@noos.fr

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by Carol Corson

In our March 2007 issue Carol Corson wrote on the black dolls that today are commonly called Lancaster Rags. In this article she focuses on their clothing.

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ll too often Black dolls of the late nineteenth century are shown in raggedy clothing indicating the Caucasian American view of the status of Americans of color. The Lancaster Rags are a real exception to the usual. These dolls were well dressed with shoes and socks worthy of their outfits. The boys are usually wearing wool suits with short pants, and Eaton jackets, both trimmed with buttons and well made buttonholes. Although the pattern is basically the same, the trim varies with each outfit. (Picture 1) Our first 17-1/4” (44 cm.) boy, from the Nancy A. Smith collection, has a complete white shirt with tiny red and blue designs printed on it. This design has faded almost completely where the shirt has been exposed to light. It was only when I removed his jacket that I found the tiny figures. His stockings are really dark red, which has faded to brown in the front. His suit is unlined, but the jacket front edges are turned and edged with two rows of stitching. It closes, right over left, with five small silver colored ball buttons. The two-piece jacket back has a two-piece self-fabric belt with a silver button where the pieces overlap. The two-piece jacket sleeves are set in and trimmed at the cuff with a matching button. Two silver buttons trim each leg of his short pants. His black hand sewn boots have matching buttons and are edged with brown tape binding. (Pictures 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) The 19” (48 cm.) second boy has a blue wool suit with gold button trim. His suit is completely lined and has a hip pocket in the jacket, which buttons right over left. He does not have a shirt, but a separate collar pinned with a gold bar pin. His shoes are Keystone marked and fit his larger feet well. It appears, from marks on the leather, that there may have been buckles on the toes. I have been able to photograph each piece of his clothing. The back of his short pants is lined with the same brown

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print cotton as his jacket, while the front of the pants is lined with a black and cream geometric print. His socks and shoes are commercially made. (Picture 7) This 19-1/2” (49.5 cm.) third boy in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania Collection, at the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia, has a dark green fine wool suit with brown tape binding at the neck and brown stitching around the jacket edges. His jacket buttons, as usual with boy’s clothing, left over right. There is a pocket in the lower front right of the jacket. Five red ball shaped buttons fasten the jacket and three more red buttons decorate each trouser leg. He has a short sleeved white cotton chemise identical to the one shown later on the Caroline Edleman doll. He has separate white cotton cuffs and a white cotton sailor style collar with a square back. He also has long red stockings and black hand sewn oil cloth boots bound with brown tape which lace up with brown cord laces. The boy I traveled twice to photograph is in the Marion Maus Collection. He is 18-1/2” (47 cm.) tall. He is in wonderful condition and has the most elaborately decorated suit of the group. (8) Because he has not been described in a previous article it seems right to digress a bit to show his head. His face is round with a mouth molded in open position with four tiny set in teeth. His black/brown oil painted stockinet face covers a firmly molded mask. The back of his head, like the other Lancaster Rags, is well stuffed with no supporting hard mold underneath it. His eyebrows are the usual single stroke black which are barely visible against his dark skin color. His eyes are round with large black pupils and brown irises. His nostrils are pierced, but do not have the red decoration that some of the dolls have. His tear ducts and the inside of his mouth are decorated in brick red. His hair is black wool looped through a wig cap. (9) He has a charcoal gray herringbone tweed wool suit trimmed with red embroidered stitching around the collar, down the jacket front, along the jacket hemline, and on the sleeve edges. The buttons on his jacket and trimming his short trousers are steel colored. His jacket also buttons right over left. He has a red dickey with a patterned bow tie. His suit is completely lined with dark brown polished cotton. His jaunty black tweed cap completes his outfit. He has black silky stockings with vertical stripes woven in. These are the same stockings worn by several of the dolls. His black oilcloth boots are hand made and trimmed with red cotton tape. His natty gold watch and chain add spice to his dandy outfit. (10) The 11-1/2” (29 cm.) toddler clearly represents a very young child and is dressed in a red, black and white checked romper with white cotton drawers with no waistband. He has no shoes or socks. At first I questioned the originality of his outfit, but realized that I had photographed him casually twenty years ago, long before these dolls were recognized, and that his outfit was the same romper then, although he has gone through several owners since then. The girls’ and women’s clothing shows more variety of design, but all are well made. The yellow cotton print has been found on four of the dolls studied (one not photographed). It

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has a bright yellow background with a tiny red and black print. The white cotton underwear may be lace trimmed or with no trim. Several of the dolls have hand made, black-laced boots bound in brown cotton tape and silky, black stockings. (11, 12) The first female is 20-1/2” (52 cm.) tall. She is from the Caroline Edleman collection and is the largest of the dolls studied. She is dressed as a Mammy, but her dress falls to mid calf rather than the longer hemline of an older woman. She wears a white cotton chemise with short ruffled sleeves identical to the Pennsylvania Historical Society’s boy. It falls to mid thigh length. Her plain untrimmed white cotton drawers are slit in the back to the crotch and fasten in the back with a milk glass button. Her untrimmed half-slip also fastens in the back with a matching milk glass button. The torsos of these dolls are stuffed with cork and tend to collapse a bit at the waist making her clothes a bit loose. Her black and white checked flannel dress has blue cotton fabric gathered into ruffles at the cuffs, neck and waist. She has a plain untrimmed bib apron. Both the dress and apron are completely machine stitched while her underwear is hand hemmed. Her smooth black stockings have a silky feel. Her black leather boots were made on a last and have 12 tiny pegs fastening the heels to the soles. They lace up the front. (13) The second female is from the Nancy Perna Collection. She is 18-1/2” tall (47 cm.) and dressed 13 in a maroon high-necked cotton sateen dress trimmed with cream-colored fancy braid. There is a Bertha trimmed at the top with the same braid and at the bottom with lace. Darts gather the bodice into a 7/8” wide waistband. The long sleeves are gathered at the top and bottom with the sleeves ending in a ruffle. The full gathered skirt is untrimmed and falls to mid calf length. As with the previous doll her dress is entirely machine stitched. Under her dress is a hip length plain cotton chemise. Her cotton drawers fasten in the back with a button and are slit in the front as well as the back. They have lace trim at the bottom of each leg. Her slip is untrimmed. All her underwear is machine stitched except for the buttonholes. Because she lost her original shoes and socks Nancy has found a wonderful pair of antique maroon striped socks to complete her outfit. (14) Nancy Smith’s 18” (46 cm.) girl is dressed very similarly to a doll in the Strong Museum in Rochester New York as shown in illustration 409B (page 296) of the Collector’s Book of Doll Clothes by Dorothy S, Elizabeth A. and Evelyn J. Coleman. Her dress is dark red wool with short puff sleeves ending in plain self fabric cuffs, a plain neckline with its top edge turned, slightly gathered and sewn, and a drop waist with a gathered skirt applied to the outside of the bodice. Her petticoat of white cotton is untrimmed, but her drawers extend below her hem and are trimmed with tatting.

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She has black cotton stockings with vertical ribs and black hand sewn boots trimmed with brown cotton tape. Her cross bar dimity apron is slightly gathered at the top. Her dress has faded to a red/brown where it has been exposed to the light and is a strong deep red under the apron. (15, 16) Nancy Smith’s 17” (43 cm.) girl is dressed in yellow cotton printed with tiny red flowers with dark gray leaves. It has long full sleeves, and its full bodice is gathered at the neck and waist. Although there is no trim at the neck it is more finished looking than the previous doll. The full, calf length skirt is gathered into the waistband. Her white cotton drawers and slip are lace trimmed although the lace doesn’t match. The hem stitching on both pieces indicates they may have been made from pillow cases or some other previously made piece. She has black silky stockings with vertical ribs and hand made black soft boots with laces that sew the boots on to her. (17, 18) Kelly Harpster’s 19” (48 cm.) girl has a wonderful original outfit. The dress is yellow cotton with tiny red and black star shapes printed on it. Like the dresses on two of the previous girls there is a plain turned neckline. The short puff sleeves end in self-fabric cuffs. Her full bodice and skirt top are gathered into a narrow waistband. About half way down the skirt length there is a wide flounce with a narrow pleat at the bottom. On top of her dress she wears a plaid shawl and half apron of colors that coordinate with her dress. Her apron has a waistband which extends into straps that button in the back. Her hair is partially covered with a neatly wrapped matching turban. She has a plain hip length cotton chemise, a matching slip and drawers with narrow lace trim on the legs. She has blue and white striped cotton stockings, which match, in color, her turquoise blue bead necklace. Black oilcloth hand sewn boots are bound with black cotton tape and laces. This doll has a note pinned to it which says “Hope’s doll ‘Dinah’ Dressed and made by (unreadable) Lady- bought at Ladies Depository about 1886.” The doll came from the estate of Hope Montgomery Scott, a Main Line Philadelphia heiress who was known for her charitable works. This date confirms the date of about 1890 proposed by the Colemans in their encyclopedia.

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1-2. Rare & ever so wonderful is this extreme early fashion bébé w/ childlike features by François Gauthier exceptional quality w/ first out of the mold extremely crisp features - wondrous hand painted facial features w/ soft arched brows over early outlined enormous cornflower blue paperweight eyes - sweet smiling expression w/ outlined rose shaded closed mouth - firm upright kid body - wondrous handmade antique clothing - 16” tall - $4,495. 3. Two all original & quite wonderful Patsy sisters: a) always adorable “Patsy” - super cute - great original clothes - 14” - $695. B) Wonderful all original “Patricia” - excellent compo - so sweet - 15” tall - $595. 4. Extremely rare and ever so desirable early French bisque painted eye shoulder head dolls by François Gautier (FG) with original costumes - dressed as the “fisherman & his wife” - early hand pressed bisque with lovely hand painted facial - soft curls around her face - long mutton chop sideburns on him - she carries a basket for this fish - he carries the rope & net – 9” tall - $1,495. for the pair 5. Wonderful Rollinson boy - great condition w/ detail original brushstrokes quite visible - unique character face w/ enormous heavenly blue painted eyes - great body - 20” tall - $1,495. 6. Without question - pure adorability - I love this doll and this one is exceptional - rare to find Revelo character boy with soft as butter bisque & first out of the mold quality - soft arched feathered brows over enormous heather blue sleep eyes - slightly open amber shaded mouth - to make him even more delightful he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 18” tall $1,295. 7. Very unique & quite wonderful cloth black African child - amazing hand painted facial features w/ wondrous bold colors - cloth jointed body - original clothes - super condition - 12” tall - $995. 8. Very lovely extreme blonde Parian lady w/ amazing hairstyle - the blondest of the blonde hair w/ sweet little curls falling on her forehead - hair pulled away from her face w/ cluster curls behind her partially exposed ears - two braids running horizontally across the back of her head - she also has a very detailed molded shoulder plate - beautiful hand painted face with exceptionally lovely eyes - nice old body w/ parian arms & legs - 25” tall - $1,995. 9. Did you just take a deep breath - look how wonderful - exceptionally beautiful Bru Jne - w/ that classic wonderful sweet face - exceptional French bisque w/ crisp first out of the mold features - artist quality hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over early dark outlined enormous chestnut brown paperweight eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ soft amber shading - she’s stands 21” tall on her original jointed compo Bru body - $17,500. 10. Rare & wonderful “Century Baby” by Kestner - this is the adorable one with the closed pouty mouth superior bisque - sweet face - just precious - 18” tall - $995. 11. Extremely rare & just amazing - carved bonnet Schoenhut character child - what an amazing face - great condition - very little wear - original clothes & shoes - as rare as they get - 16” tall - $7,500. 12. Stop for a minute and take a look at a beautiful piece of doll history - all original 1860’s wax over with molded derby hat and that lovely red feather - excellent condition with her original braided wig still intact original cloth & wood body - original clothes - 19” tall - $2,495. 13. Wondrous German hand mechanical by Zinner & Sohne - “moon light dance in the garden” - exceptional high quality in amazing condition - three lovely closed mouth bisque ladies w/ bisque arms - as the music plays the seated lady strums her hand across the harpsichord - the other two lovely all original ladies leap into the air and spin - amazing all original condition - still has the original; $16.50 price tag - 15” x 9“ - $3,495. 14. Rare & wonderful “Lori Baby” - by Swaine in a wondrous large size - soft as butter bisque with first out of the mold quality - lovely hand painted facial features with soft arched feathered brows over wondrous baby blue sleep eyes - rare open/closed mouth w/ soft rose shading original five piece baby body - 25” tall - $2,495. 15. Extremely rare & ever so desirable lady character by Gebruder Heubach - mold #7925 - exceptional high quality pink bisque w/ turned shoulder head - wonderful charter face w/ that truly well bred look of class and that gracious smiling face - artist quality hand painted facial features w/ soft arched brows over heavy lidded chestnut brown glass eyes - slightly open smiling mouth w/ soft amber shading - original cloth & compo body - 18” tall - $2,995. 16. Without question one of the most beautiful “Gibson Girls” that Zig & I have ever found - made by Kestner of course - mold #172- this amazing character has soft as butter bisque and first out of the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over chestnut brown sleep eyes - a very pert upturned nose and that always desirable pouty mouth w/ that soft amber shading - original marked Kestner body - 20” tall - great antique frock - $2,995. 17. Lovely early Parian lady w/ hair swept away from her face - round pale bisque face w/ artic blue painted eyes - her café au lait hair is swept away from her face w/ a molded gold bows atop her head & two gold molded tassels hanging to one side - coiled curls encumber her lovely face & a well detailed snood holds her hair in back - antique dress - 17” tall - $1,695. 18. Another rare & wonderful little character - this little gentleman of the French court is actually another Sonneberg child made for the French market - even his head has a French cut to the bisque - excellent high quality bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over exceptionally beautiful heather blue paperweight eyes - slightly open mouth w/ soft amber shading - 11” tall - $1,495. 19. Without question one of the most unusual & unique pieces that Zig & I have found in recent years - hand carved naked male figure - this had to be done many years ago - the wood is a very hard wood - appears to be walnut - which doesn’t exist anymore - extremely well detailed carving with center parted hair - a well detailed face w/ heavy eyelids & even eyebrows - he stands 12” tall - $995. 20. Exceptionally beautiful & always desirable - open mouth “Eden bébé’” by Fleischmann & Blodel - this doll in recent years has gown in popularity - this one is the very desirable early mold - she has exceptional high quality bisque w/ crisp first out of the mold beauty - lovely hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over long luscious lashes surround early dark outlined enormous chestnut brown paperweight eyes slightly open smiling mouth w/ soft amber shading - original French body - 21” tall - $2,995. 21. Absolutely breathtaking beauty made by Kestner - marked only with a “C” - this very early open mouthed treasure has amazing flawless bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over intense heather blue sleep eyes - slightly open mouth with cupid’s bow shape & that dark amber shading - fully jointed compo body - 16” tall - $1,495. 22. Wonderful & oh so adorable - “Mary & her Lamb” by Schoenhut - hand carved wood characters from that well known nursery rhyme - excellent all original condition - 8” tall - $1,295. 23-24. Breathtakingly beautiful fashion lady known as Poupee Bois by François Gauthier - this lovely early lady has amazingly flawless & perfect French hand pressed bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding early dark outlined spiral threaded heather blue paperweight eyes - these lovely eyes have those incredible very early almond wrap around feature that has become so desirable amongst collectors - soft outlined rose shaded lips - to make her all the more wondrous & amazing she is on a fully jointed wood body w/ a swivel waist - 20” tall - $7,500. 25. Wonderful blue eyed Parian young lad - a true boy w/ great detailed molded blonde hair - slightly turned head and a truly wonderful hand painted face - Parian arms & legs - 18” tall - $695. 26. This is without question one if the cutest little boys you will ever see - one of my all time favorites - mold #122 by Kammer & Reinhardt - look at that face - just amazing - do you adore the dimples as much as I do - well his bisque is flawless and perfect - his hand painted features are just amazing w/ soft arched feathered brows over the most enrapturing heather blue eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - open laugh9ing mouth w/ soft amber shading - to make him all the more delightful - he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - dress in his go to the beach sailor suit - just precious - 19” tall - $1,995.


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31. Beautiful large size character child by Dressel - mark “Jutta” - mold #1349 exceptional high quality bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - soft arched molded & feathered brows over gorgeous heather blue eyes - slightly open soft amber shaded lips - fully jointed compo body - 32” tall - $1,495. 32. Another lovely French beauty - this one is an adorable & ever so sweet closed mouth child by Rabery & Delphieu - wondrous hand poured French bisque of superior quality - artist quality hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over early dark outlined enormous heather blue paperweight eyes - closed slightly smiling mouth w/ outlines soft rose shading - original fully jointed French body - 19” tall - $4,495. 33. Super size and ever so beautiful Gebruder Kuhnlenz child - mold # 44 - soft as butter bisque with first out of the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over the most enormous aqua blue eyes - slightly open amber shaded mouth- original fully jointed compo body - $1,495. 34. Wonderful German bisque character child riding his big beautiful black stead - mold # 442 - open mouth all original little boy w/ chestnut brown glass eyes - wood body and metal arms - made with bow legs to sit upon his handsome black stead - soft fur covered w/ yarn mane & tail - stands on small wood base - doll is 6-1/2” tall - horse is 8” x 8” - $1,495. 35. A rather unique & extremely happy little toddler - mold # 300 by Ernst Heubach - wondrous high quality bisque w/ excellent hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows - enormous baby blue sleep eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - open laughing mouth w/ treble tongue - original five piece toddler body - really cute clothes - 22” tall - $1,295.

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36. Wonderful 1880’s hand carved wooden shoulder head lady with beautiful hand painted features - highly detailed features w/ double bun hairstyle - gracious blue eyes & smiling closed mouth - molded broach & collar on should plate cloth body w/ hand carved wooden hands & feet - 16” tall - $995. 37. A truly lovely & oh so rare to find Simon & Halbig closed mouth character child - mold #939 - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality exceptionally beautiful hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feather brows over spiral threaded heather blue paperweight eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ outlined soft amber shading - 17” tall - $2,995. 38. Well here we have another rare & wonderful cloth - I adore these children they have such wonderful character & the expressiveness on their faces is just wonderful - this quite wonderful “Philadelphia baby” - is a little worn with love but the original facial painting is there and look at those eyes - no touch up - no repaint - just wonderful - 21” tall - $1,995. 39. Wonderful all original French poupeé from the turn of the century - lovely bisque head pouty character French child in her original box w/ her original hanging tag- bisque head w/ cloth lower body - super condition - clothes are immaculate - box has photo stating “Las Poupeés de Bretague” - wonderful addition to anyone’s collection - she’s 12” tall - box is 15” - $995. 40. Extremely rare child by Cuno & Otto Dressel made to look exactly like the world famous Kammer & Reinhardt #117n - wondrous high quality bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous flirty blue sleep eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - slightly open pert mouth w/ soft amber shading - fully jointed compo body - 20” tall - $1,995.

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Learning About American-Made Dolls

Pinocchio & Friends Sold by the Knickerbocker Toy Co. and Ideal Novelty & Toy Co.

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Three Ideal Pinocchios, 8, 11 and 20” tall. The 11” and 20” dolls are marked © P. WDP // Ideal Doll // Made in U.S.A. “Pinocchio” // Des. & © By Walt Disney // Made by Ideal Novelty & Toy Co. The 8” doll is marked Ideal Doll // U.S.A. Pinocchio // Des. & © By Walt Disney // Made By Ideal Novelty & Toy Co. Composition heads and bodies with molded, painted clothes. The two larger sizes feature felt hats and all three real bow ties. The 8” size has head and hat molded as one piece, oil cloth collar, wood body and wooden segmented limbs. The 20” size has composition hands. Right: Knickerbocker’s white Figaro. Same measurements and markings as brown Figaro. Original hang tag reads as follows: Walt Disney’s // ©1939 W.D.P. // Pinocchio // “Figaro”

n 1937, Walt Disney had released their first full-length animated color film “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” to critical acclaim and eventually to worldwide success. On that occasion, Disney had awarded numerous licenses to the trade for all kinds of novelties including dolls. Ideal’s set of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” had been successful. Walt Disney’s second full-length animated color film “Pinocchio” was released on February 7, 1940, and again toy companies were ready with dolls. Ideal must have entered into a licensing agreement beforehand, as the trade journal Playthings carried an Ideal ad for Pinocchio in September 1939. Their Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket dolls were featured in the 1940 Sears catalogue. The Knickerbocker Toy Company was also licensed by Disney to produce and sell Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket dolls. In addition they offered Pinocchio’s cat, Figaro. The Pinocchio tale on which the film is based has a long history. Under the pen name C. Collodi, Carlo Lorenzini wrote this story, well loved by Italian children. It first appeared in serial form in 1881 and was published as a book in 1883. The first translation of Pinocchio was available in America in 1911. Most children and adults are familiar with the story of Pinocchio. The woodcarver Gepetto wishes for a son and a good fairy grants his wish and gives life to a puppet Gepetto had carved. He named him Pinocchio. To become a real little boy, Pinocchio will have to prove himself with good deeds. Most of the rest of the book deals with Pinocchio’s adventures or rather misadventures. The Collodi version presents Pinocchio as a very mischievous, mean little boy and the action is dark and cruel. In the Walt Disney production, Pinocchio is not so much an intentionally mischievous boy, but rather a weak little lad that is naïve and easily distracted and the action is not quite as scary. In the Disney story, Pinocchio has a friend, called his conscience, named Jiminy Cricket. In the end, Pinocchio becomes a flesh and blood real little boy. Even though the film was re-released in 1945, 1954, 1962, 1971, 1978, 1984 and 1992, the original run was not as successful as expected. Perhaps limiting its success was the war which started in Europe in 1940, making the film unavailable there for distribution. The Walt Disney Company recouped only about half of the $2.6 million that had been spent on the film. Some people thought the story line was still too dark in mood, that it had too many villains that were never called to task. It was claimed that

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17” Knickerbocker Pinocchio and Figaro. Pinocchio’s head is marked: Pinocchio // Knickerbocker Toy Co. // © // Made in U.S.A. // Walt Disney Toy Product. All original, brown felt shoes missing. Paper hang tag: Walt Disney’s Pinocchio. Figaro is 7.5” long and 7” high. He is marked on head and body: Figaro © // W.D. PR. Knickerbocker Toy Co. // Made in USA. He is made of all composition and fully jointed, even his tail.

With his all original outfit of deep blue felt hat, blue bow tie, immaculate orange vest with gold button and black tail coat, Knickerbocker’s Jiminy Cricket is a particularly dapper fellow.

Below: Title page from a Walt Disney children’s book entitled “Pinocchio and the Whale,” showing among others Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket (with umbrella) and Figaro.

9.5” Knickerbocker Pinocchio. He is marked on head and body: Pinocchio // W.D. PR. KN. T. Co. // Made In U.S.A. (Same markings for Cricket). Made of all composition and jointed only at neck and shoulders. Felt hat and cotton play suit, featuring two snap buttons in back.

Disney decided future films would have only one villain. Nevertheless, the film was highly acclaimed by the critics and won several Academy Awards, one for best song (When You Wish Upon a Star) and one for best scoring of a musical picture. Obviously, after seeing this colorful, action packed movie, children must have clamored for Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket dolls and the Knickerbocker and Ideal companies were ready to oblige. Figaro must not have been as popular, as he is harder to find in today’s collector market, even on the internet. Ideal offered Pinocchio in three sizes, 8, 11 and 20” tall. Their Jiminy Cricket measures 8.5” including his wooden, jointed hat. The Knickerbocker Company had Pinocchio available in only two sizes, 9.5 and 17.” Their Jiminy Cricket is 9.5” tall without his removable felt hat. At first glance, all of the Pinocchio dolls look pretty much alike. On further study, only the heads are modeled in a similar manner. Ideal’s dolls were obviously made to be played with. The wooden segmented limbs and large, flat feet would allow the children to imitate Pinocchio’s actions as they remembered them from the movie. They could make him stand on one leg, bend, turn, throw up his arms etc. The body of the 8” doll and 8.5” Jiminy Cricket is made of wood as well and features an additional waist joint, allowing for yet more poses. In fact, Jiminy Cricket is entirely made of wood. Even his tail has two joints and, 38

of course, he carries his umbrella in his left hand, just like the Jiminy Cricket in the movie. All three dolls and Figaro the Cat offered by Knickerbocker were made entirely of composition. Their Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket are jointed only at the neck and shoulders. The cricket’s feet are actually attached to each other by the heels. Not by any stretch of the imagination could these be called action figures. If they had to be categorized, one could call them shelf dolls. Their Figaro is more flexible, as he features joints at the neck, shoulders and hips and even the tail. Figaro is rather large and must have been designed to go with the 17” tall Pinocchio. He was most commonly painted dark brown with a white face, black nose and white tipped tail. The white/gray version with pink nose, ears and rather red toes is hard to find. The Knickerbocker dolls may not have been as successful as playthings, but they were well designed and executed. The Ideal Pinocchio with large, protruding ears and big grin looks more like a mischievous sprite. To me, the Knickerbocker toys are more pleasing to look at. Pinocchio already gives the impression of a sweet little boy. Even though Jiminy looks more like a real cricket, his outfit suits him well. With his deep blue felt hat, blue bow tie, black tailcoat and orange west, he is a dapper looking fellow. When asked which of all of them is my favorite I have to admit it is the Knickerbocker Jiminy Cricket. Which is your favorite?


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Identifying Miniature Parian Dolls 1850s-1900s by Kathy Embry

7-1/2 inch Simon & Halbig untinted bisque with peg-strung arms. Bald head with mohair wig. The molded pink luster boots and white socks have pink scalloped edging. Identical boots are found on many parian-like dolls made by this factory, c. 1870s.

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n the late 1850s through the 1870s miniature dolls of unglazed porcelain or parian-type were first manufactured. This was a time doll artists expressed their talents by creating play dolls of exquisite beauty. European fashion plates of the second half of the 19th century influenced hairstyles and what fashions women wore. The fancy molded hairstyles of the parian-type dolls represent decades of history. The UFDC definition of a Parian Doll is: doll made of fine white bisque (unglazed porcelain) without tinting. The features, hair and cheeks may be painted. Most doll collectors think of parians as dolls with molded hair, no tinting or with a pale complexion. From her book, Identifying German Parian Dolls, Mary Krombholz states that the 1850s brought great change

7-1/2 inch Simon & Halbig representing a man with a molded combed side part hairstyle. He has a dark outline around his eyes (a technique of this factory) with one stroke eyebrows, short, flat black boots and stark white bisque lower arms and legs, c. 1879s.

8-inch Simon and Halbig parianlike doll with blue gold-edged head band, gold painted earrings and a black necklace with a gold cross pendant. She has carved wooden lower arms and legs and a cloth body. A smaller S & H doll is shown on page 107 of Mary Krombholz’s book, Identifying German Parian Dolls. Circa 1870’s.

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3-1/2-inch Simon & Halbig parian-like dollhouse doll with black molded and painted snood, blue painted low heeled boots with lavender trim on the socks, exposed ears ad a heavy black outline on her upper eyelids, a technique of this factory, c. 1880s.

A 5-inch slightly tinted parian with a thick black outline on her upper eyelids and fuller upper lips identifies her as a Simon & Halbig. She has old luster boots with pink scalloped white china glazed socks and a tiny swept up bun on top of her head. She came in her original box with rug beater and feather duster and wears her original frock including an apron and hat (not shown).

4-1/2 Simon & Halbig with blonde wavy hair, wearing a white molded brimmed hat with a large white and pink luster feather, trimmed in black with a large bow in the back. Notice the heavy black outlines on her upper eyelids, c. 1870s.

This 6-1/2 inch parian-type has a child like appearance with a center part and two forehead curls. Vertical curls surround her face with rows of smaller ones in back. Her eyebrows and lower lips both have a flat lower edge. She has red eye lid lines; irises without an outline or white highlights identify her as a A. W. Fr. Kister, c. 1870s. Clothing is original. 42

for society with new manufacturing techniques. The first International Exhibition held in London in 1851 introduced a demand for a new type of doll head made of “unglazed porcelain.” This new product was appealing to porcelain factory owners because it was inexpensive to produce and an ideal medium for creating fine sculptured details. The white untinted shouldheads were the perfect background for maximum creative expression. Many of the 1860s and 1870s parianlike dolls resemble elegant ladies. Their elaborate hairstyles included molded ringlets, braids, curls, waves and bangs. Many decorations adorned their hair such as combs, jewels, beads, ribbons, bows, flowers, snoods, molded bonnets and hats. All of this


Wedding party comprised of 4-1/2 and 5-inch dolls by Simon & Halbig. Four of the dolls have wide curly flat tops, the fifth doll features an Alice hairstyle with a black headband. Each has wire strung arms and painted luster boots and white painted socks banded by a scalloped pink border, c. 1870s.

This 5-inch parian produced by A. W. Fr. Kister has light brown hair, center parted with flowing waves down the front with rows of curls in back, white bisque arms and legs. Her Kister features include a red eye lid line, lower oval shape lip, and narrow upper lip with curled ends, c. 1860’s.

reflected the fashions popular at the time. Their shoulder plates often feature molded jewelry and blouse details like ruffles, collars and bows. The preferred hair color was blond with blue eyes. Black and brown became uncommon for the parian-type dolls. The stuffed cloth body type was used the most with lower bisque or china limbs. These small dolls mirrored the fashion icons of their day to which all society wished to aspire. The mid Victorian period was a time of prosperity and industrial growth, reflected in these tiny dolls of beauty and fashion. Only seven Thuringian porcelain factories definitely made the majority of parian-like dolls. These factories included Alt, Beck & Gottschalk, C.F. Kling & Co., A.W. Fr. Kister, Conta & Bohme, Simon & Halbig, Kestner & Co., and Hertwig & Co. These miniature parians were not made exclusively for dollhouses, but are simply smaller

4-1/2 inch parianlike lady with molded yellow bonnet with a luster feather wrapping around the top. Molded green and pink flowers attached to the top hat brim, then tied under her china with a pink bow, typical of the A. W. Fr. Kister factory. Original silk gown has a full layered skirt with matching rose and green colors, c. 1860’s.

C. F. Kling & Co. produced most of the elaborate parians of the 1860’s-70’s period like this 7-1/2 inch doll with decorated shoulder plate. She has a white ruffled blouse and blue luster bow with gold trim. Her center part hairstyle sweeps loosely around the back and is held with a lavender molded snood. Her molded eyelids are a technique of this factory, c. 1870s. 43


6-inch dollhouse doll by Conta & Bohme. The half-pupils are painted next to her molded upper eyelids creating a “sleepy eye look.” Her mouth has high upper peaks with curls at each end. The elaborate hairstyle features bangs and long curls behind her pierced ears. Notice the green heeled boots with black laces, c. 1870’s. Mary Krombholz Collection.

This 6-inch doll has an early lady face shape, with brush strokes at each temple and exposed ears to help us identify her as an Alt, Beck and Gottschalk. She wears a stylish light yellow hat with an upturned brim, black band with a gold buckle and an orange feather. Her brown hair is accented with gold painted earrings. She wears an original gown in a silk hand tufted triangle pattern with lace detail, c. 1880s.

7-1/2 inch Hertwig & Co. parianlike shoulder head with molded green clover leaf and pink flowers. The Coleman authors reported that Butler Brothers sold these dolls as “fancy bonnet heads” with china limbs and cloth bodies, c. 1905.

6-inch Hertwig & Co. all bisque parianlike boy dressed in a molded sailor suit with wire jointed arms and legs. According to author Mary Krombholz, this example matched a doll still tied to an original Hertwig & Co. sample board in the Sonneberg Museum. 44

examples of the 1850s, 1860s, 1870s and 1880s parians made by each porcelain factory. Even though miniature examples were made by each factory, Kestner & Co., Simon & Halbig and Hertwig & Co. were the only porcelain factories that made the later groups of dollhouse doll families for play in dollhouses. The most popular era for these dollhouse dolls were between the 1890s into the 1920s. Parian-type dolls can be dated by decade according to their molded hairstyles. By comparing the painting techniques used by each porcelain factory along with factory sample books and sample boards found in museums and books, it is possible to identify which porcelain factory produced a particular parian doll. These smaller parian versions are worth the effort to study, identify, collect and admire. This era of dollmaking achieved a peak of excellence offering us a glimpse into the past of their lifestyles and fashions.


4-inch young boy by Kestner with parian-like features, c. 1890.

6-inch Kestner & Co. parianlike should head lady doll, pale complexion, light blonde sculpted hair, soft features with blue eyes. The long curving single-stroke eyebrows are typical of this factory, c. 1890.

6-inch Kestner & Co. parian-like shoulder head lady doll, pale complexion, light blonde sculpted hair, soft features with blue eyes. The long curving singlestroke eyebrows are typical of this factory, c. 1890.

Many miniature parian dolls were not made exclusively for dollhouses, but were simply smaller examples of larger parians made by the porcelain factories.

Photos by Kathy Embry. All dolls, unless noted, are from the collection of Mike & Kathy Embry. Bibliography Coleman, Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., and Evelyn J. The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume Two. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1986. Coleman, Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., and Evelyn J. The Collector’s Book of Dolls’ Clothes: Costumes in Miniature 1700-1929. Crown Publishers, Inc., New York 1975

This 7-inch Parian shoulder head was produced by ABG, representing a lady with a slender face, painted eyes, red & black upper eyeliner, single stroke brows & closed mouth. She has a muslin cloth body with with lower white bisque arms. Her molded blonde hair has long curls to her shoulders. She wears a grey bonnet with black band, sculpted flower and a purple luster plume on top.

Krombholz, Mary Gorham, Identifying German Chinas 1840-1930’s. Hobby House Press, Grantsville, MD, 2004 Krombholz, Mary Gorham, Identifying German Parian Dolls, Reverie Publishing Company, Cumberland, MD, 2006. Kunciov, Robert, Mr. Godey’s Ladies, Bonanza Books, a division of Crown Publishers, Inc. Copyright MCMLXXI by Pyne Press. Rawlings, Eleanor Hasbrouck, Godey Costume Plates in Color. Canada: Dover Publications, Inc., l979.

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5. 17" Antique Wax doll as a bride. Slightly turned shoulder head with cobalt blue glass set eyes. Rooted blonde mohair. She is dressed in a luscious gown of silk and delicate laces. Beautiful antique slippers that are stamped. Gorgeous lace veil. Wax arms and lower legs on a fabric body. Beautiful!!! $4895 6. 21" Early turned shoulder head Kestner. Blue set eyes (reset) on dewy bisque face. Open mouth with upper teeth. Lovely painted brows with loads of feathering. Bisque arms on kid body (repairs to body). Human hair wig. Soooo sweet!!! $495 7. All right y'all, now talk about cute!! That would be me!! I am 19 inches tall. K & W Mold #134 character. Mohair wig, open mouth with two upper teeth, felt tongue. Biscaloid head. Five piece body. Pretty vintage clothing. 1930's and precious! $525 8. TEE-WEE Hand Babe, "The Living Doll" hand puppet with original labeled box! Blue sleep eyes on sweet bisque head. Celluloid hands. Original costume and pillow. Perfect addition for your nursery! $495 9. 19" Alphabet series early Kestner, Letter G. Closed mouth on on slightly turned shoulder head. Spiral blue glass eyes. Bisque lower arms on kid body. Mohair wig and lovely antique clothing and shoes. Beautiful and delicate features!! $995

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The Other Little Lenci by Judy L. Fisher • photos by Rick Fisher

1 – 1930 Catalog with original four 360 dolls

Lenci dolls are without a doubt the most collectible felt dolls manufactured in the 20th century. About 1920, Elena and Enrico Scavini began to create these dolls as well as toys from the wool felt made near their home in Turin, Italy. The Scavinis registered the trade name Lenci (Elena’s nickname) to use on all their products and the rest is history. These dolls had unique expressive molded and painted felt faces, moveable bodies, and very colorful costumes. This tradition continued well into the 30s and beyond, even when the company was purchased by the Garella family. Most doll enthusiasts will recognize the faces of the 109s which stand 21 inches, the 110s which stand 18 inches, and most importantly the famous face of the 300 series doll which stands 17 inches. It is probably considered the most desirable among true Lenci collectors. However, most people don’t know about the other face that is winning the hearts of many collectors. It is the other little Lenci – best known as the series 70. The first doll appeared in the 48

1930 catalog as series 360 and measured approximately 11 inches tall. There were only four female children pictured in the catalog. (Photo 1) As you can see, all of the dolls were in organdy except one in pieced felt. The doll pictured here was the first series 360 purchased by the author (Photo 2). Her hair has most likely been redone with those adorable banana curls. In 1933, they changed several series, e.g., the 300 series to the 100 series and the 360 series to the 70 series. The littlest miniatures went through similar number changes over the years. In the 1933 catalog (Photos 3 and 4), several more of the 11inch dolls appeared, identified as series 70. Now instead of just little children, there are 18 dolls dressed in organdy and felt outfits as well as bright regional costumes.

2 – 360 in her pieced felt outfit which is in excellent condition. Approximately 11 inches tall. Author’s collection. 3 – 1933 Catalog with 70/1, 70/2 and two pictures of 70/3 in chairs.

The tradition of manufacturing these provincially dressed series 70 dolls would continue throughout the 30s and into the 40s. Also included here are two large black and white photos of these wonderful dolls (Photos 5 and 6). What make these dolls special are their faces with the wonderful side glancing Lenci eyes, which are very


4 – 1933 Catalog with 15 examples of Series 70 dolls.

5 – Rare black and white photo of Series 70 dolls and one miniature. Here they have an F with a number.

6 – Another rare black and white photo of Series 70 dolls now with NE followed by a number.

realistic and almost childlike. Some have claimed that they are a smaller version of the famous pouting faces on the series 300 dolls. You decide. In the 1930 version of the doll, there are disc joints at the neck, arms and legs; however, in 1933 the construction of the body changed. The dolls had tab jointed arms which allowed them to move more freely. Ironically, the outfits on the regional dolls are sewn so tightly that this is impossible to do. Some further details – the dolls have rooted hair, single-layer felt ears, felt arms, legs and head with a woven cloth toddler-shaped body. Their hands are mitten style and their feet are flat. After purchasing my first 360 at a doll show, I was fortunate to meet Stephanie Farago, one of the authors of The Magic & Romance of Art Dolls,

at her home where she was selling her huge collection of Lenci dolls. My eyes popped when I entered the room with so many priceless dolls, but the doll pictured in Photo 7 caught my eye. I knew immediately that she was the same size and style doll that I purchased earlier; however, I had never seen a black Lenci dressed as a child doll. The black dolls were always character dolls. Of course, I had to have her and unfortunately, she was the only one I could afford to buy at the time. Her face, arms and legs are made of cocoa brown felt; however her body is the normal colored muslin they used for these dolls’ torsos. Her hair is very curly black mohair, which is not very common. She is wearing a simple coat styled dress over her teddy and she is simply a wonderful example of the Lenci artistry.

7 – This doll purchased from Stephanie Farago’s collection is one of the rarest Lenci dolls made. Author’s collection. 49


10 – Val Gardena’s marvelous hat – flowers, ribbons and a gold pin over her black mohair hair.

8 – Val Gardena in mint condition.

11 – A miniature Val Gardena which stands over 10 inches including her hat. 50

9 – Val Gardena still has her original three tags – rectangular regional, rayon and round silver tags.

My next series 70 was found at the UFDC convention in Philadelphia (Photos 8, 9 and 10). Her name is Val Gardena and she is a perfect example of a regional Lenci series 70 doll. What makes this doll very special is her exquisite felt flowered hat with ribbons and pin. Later I found a miniature Val Gardenia about 9 inches in height (Photo 11). I realized that Lenci was making these regional dolls in more than two sizes. Now my goal was to collect the series in both sizes! I soon discovered that these dolls are hard to find even though many collectors overlook them. It is surprising since they have as much attention to detail as the larger dolls. The construction of Lenci miniatures differs from the larger series 70 dolls. The torso is made of cotton, the legs are a hard material covered with cotton; however, sometimes felt legs are found. They have felt arms with mitten hands, and single layer ears or no ears at all. Their heads swivel, legs have disc joints and arms have string joints.

Featured are various regional 70 series dolls with their miniature counterparts where available. This is what makes collecting Lenci so much fun. Castebrotto (Photos 12 and 13) wears a black wool felt outfit with red accents, white lace, and adorable white felt shoes with red trim over her socks. She has a cotton slip and pantaloons both trimmed with cotton lace. Under her black felt hat, her blonde hair is covered with a wonderful net. She holds her painted red and blue wine barrel with gold heart details. She has retained her three Lenci tags – paper, rayon and silver. There is even a tag from Sakowitz Bros. with the price of $9.95. Miniature Castebrotto (Photo 14) is simply a smaller version with all the same details including the netted hair. Gressoney (Photo 15) wears a red and black wool felt outfit with black shoes and a black taffeta apron. What makes her special is that wonderful red felt hat with gold trim and faded blue ribbon that is covering her blonde mohair braided hair. She also has the three tags – heart-shaped, rayon and silver. Miniature Grossoney (Photo 16) is again similar; however, she wears red shoes. Cerce Maggiore (Photo 17) is in a very elaborate outfit compared to the previous two dolls. Her outfit is made of several colors of wool felt with several types of trims. She has a cotton


14 – A miniature of Castebrotto with all the same details as her big sister. 12 – Castebrotto carries her beautifully painted wine barrel made of wood.

blouse with lace under her cotton shawl that has some embroidery as well as unusual ribbons attached from the blouse to the purple arm pieces. She has the typical cotton slip and pantaloons with cotton trim. Her shoes are black felt over her cotton knitted socks. She is wearing a beaded necklace but no earrings. What makes her special is the lovely embroidered apron. Like the previous dolls, she has all three tags. Miniature Cerce Maggiore (Photo 18) is not quite as detailed as her big sister doll. The major difference is her shoes are a sandal style with red felt ties and she does have hoop earrings. Sicilia (Photo 19) wears a reddish orange wool felt outfit with bright yellow appliqués. She has matching shoes over her Lenci knitted socks. Under her dress is an adorable organdy full slip and cotton pantaloons with trim. She has a lovely lacey top with loose sleeves and her little cap is made from the same material. Her top is covered by a lace shawl that has a cross on the front with such detail that you can see the crucifix. In addition, she wears large hoop earrings. She is carrying a lovely basket and has retained her original cardboard tag. Miniature Sicilia (Photo

13. – Castebrotto’s beautiful bun of mohair is covered with a delicate hair net. She has her heart-shaped tag as well as rayon and round silver ones.

15 – Gressoney’s headdress is so typical of the wonderful hats Lenci made for their dolls. Carol Platt collection

16 – A miniature of Gressoney with red shoes. Carol Platt collection. 51


18 – A miniature very similar to Cerce Maggiore often called Roma.

17 – Cerce Maggiore wears an elaborate Lenci provincial outfit.

20 – A miniature of Sicilia; however, they didn’t feature her with a basket.

19 – Sicilia holds a wonderful basket and wears a realistic crucifix.

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20) matches the larger 70 doll, however without the basket. Sondrio (Photo 21) is dressed in black wool felt pants that have a flap in the front with two buttons. He wears a red wool felt vest trimmed with green felt that is closed by three gold buttons similar to the ones on Val Gardena’s hatpin. There is a tie with two red pompoms. He has honey-colored hair under his black hat. His little cotton shirt and knitted socks under the black shoes are a bit discolored. The socks are held by multi-colored cords. He holds a walking stick and still has his three tags – rectangular, rayon and round silver. Miniature Sondrio (Photo 22) is very similar to his big brother with these exceptions – he has felt hair and his vest is open. Valtellina (Photos 23 and 24) wears a green and black wool felt skirt with a cotton print apron. She has a cotton blouse with a simple shawl. Her blonde mohair braid has been wrapped with pink ribbon. Her undergarments are the same cotton slip and pantaloons. What is very interesting are her wooden shoes that resemble Dr. Scholl sandals, which were not made until the 1960s. Her little duck accessory in good condition is a real plus. She, too, has all three tags. Miniature Valtellina (Photo 25) is the same but she holds a wooden rack. Val Gardena with basket (Photos 26 and 27) has a brown wool felt dress with a little cotton inset at the top trimmed with lace. She has a matching hat that has a piece of organdy in the top that covers her short blonde hair. Also, she has brown shoes over her cotton socks. The cotton slip and pantaloons trimmed with cotton lace are the same as the earlier dolls described. She has a beaded necklace but like Cerce Maggiore she does not have earrings. Two focal points are her taffeta apron with felt flowers and the wonderful basket on her back. I’ve never seen this particular Series 70 doll in miniature. Zamfroguaro (Photos 28 and 29) wears pants made of black fur and he has a tan felt jacket with fur sleeves. He has brown felt boots that lace up on the side. Also, he wears a white shirt with a red felt vest. A black felt hat covers his black hair made of mohair like all these dolls. His pursed mouth with a slight opening is for the bagpipes that he carries. The bagpipes are


made from felt with felt appliqués. He is an Italian shepherd boy, and there is an Italian tradition that the shepherd boys played their bagpipes at Christmas. He has both a paper tag with his name on it and the rayon tag. Again, I have seen many miniatures that correspond with the 70 series dolls; for example, once I saw Zamfroguaro in miniature listed on eBay – very rare! However, some exceptions are the Val Gardena with the basket, my 360, and my black doll. The regional dolls featured were owned by author at the time of writing the article, but now are in private collections. Gressoney is from the collection of Carol Platt. Valtellina courtesy Sheila Needle and Zamfroguaro courtesy Gail Martis. Thank you to all of them for the pictures. If you have any questions, please write judyleefisher@hotmail.com

21 – Sondrio with a walking stick; however, he should be holding an umbrella. He has all three tags.

22 – A miniature Sondrio features felt hair.

25 – A miniature Valtellina with a wooden rake. Sheila Needle collection.

23 – Valtellina holding a wonderful duck, a rare original accessory. Sheila Needle collection.

24 – Note the Dr. Scholl style shoes. 53


26 – Another Series 70 named Val Gardena, but this model has a different outfit and fancy apron.

28 - Zamfroguaro’s wonderful and unusual outfit.

27 – Val Gardena with her basket attached to her back.

29 – Zamfroguaro’s face showing an opening in his lips for the bagpipes. Gail Martis collection.

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Antique Dolls We Buy Antique Dolls and Collections Yorkville, IL 60560 Phone: 630-553-7757 Fax: 630-882-6436 Email: fritzisantiquedolls@comcast.net Member UFDC and NADDA See you at the NADDA Show April 4th & 5th in Los Angeles Kane County Toy & Doll Show April 25th & 26th in St. Charles, IL

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China High Brow 10" original body & costume c1860s $279

Schoenhut Baby 11-1/2", no repaint face or head, light touch up lower leg, two labels $349

Lovely S&H950 pierced ears orig. costume choice bisque 9" tall $695

Schoenhut piano, tiny 4" size, pat Sept. 18, 1900 cupid mural 4 working keys $185

19" Majestic socket head, compo body, hand-stitched nurse costume $365

20" Sonneberg papier mache authentically repainted gorgeous early body $189

Layaway • Credit Cards • Member UFDC • Three Day Return Privilege Full service doll shop: www.joysantiquedolls.com • Email: joy@joysantiquedolls.com • P O Box 30, Westcliffe, Colorado 81252

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L’ Exposition Huret à Paris

o commemorate their important reference, The Huret Book, by Danielle and François Theimer, the couple presented a special exhibition at the Ambassador Hotel in Paris on November 30, 2008. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to view an extensive display of dolls, clothing, accessories and furniture made by Maison Huret and its successors. Photos courtesy François Theimer

Special Exhibit at the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art

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Timbertown Dollology Club of Saginaw 38th Annual Doll Competition and Sale Sunday May 3rd 2009 Which American Toy Co. was the largest in the world in 1908?

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Special Exhibit of Black Dolls Admission $4.00 Free Parking Raffle Door Prizes Doll Stringing Appraisals Lunch 11:00 – 2:00 Show Information: Jennifer Schultz 989-835-0066 Salesroom-Karen (989)662-4094 Competition-Dawn (989)797-3391


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1. 24" JDK Kestner "Hilda" Baby - Satin Gown & Bonnet - $3995 2. 21" China Shoulder Head - Orig. Body & Kid Arms $1100 3. 11" Kammer & Reinhardt - K*R - Marie $2600 4. 15" Bru Fashion Child - All Original - $5900 5. 8" x 13" Presentation Box w/5" K*R Doll $1600

6. 10" Asian Bisque Head - German 8/0 - $1100 7. 6" K*R - Sleep Eyes - w/Antique Post Card - $595 8. 4" Bisque - Bootines - Orig. Romper Antique Post Card - $295 9. 12" CB Marked - Carl Bergner 3 Face - Pull String - $1600 10. 21" Covered Wagon China Head - Orig. Body - $1395

Doll Show April 19th East Meadow, N.Y.

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If you’re like most of us, there are usually a couple of dolls in your collection that you would like to sell in order to reinvest in another doll. That’s what we designed the Antique Doll EMPORIUM for… you the collector! Take advantage of this special forum; the cost is only $60. Send us a photo or a digital photo of your doll with a description and your check or credit card information. We do the rest!! Antique DOLL Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768. Phone 1-888-800-2588. Email: antiquedoll@gmail.com Exquisite 12” fashion bride. Desirable pale bisque and pristine kid body. Visit her and other quality antique dolls and accessories on my website.

Nora’s Antique Dolls & Collectibles 1-732-341-2611 http://www.noramcneil.com VICTORIAN RETREAT ANTIQUE DOLLS. Lynne Shoblom. 928445-5908. 19” PG. closed mouth, HUGE amber paperweight eyes. Perfect bisque. Just a beautiful doll!! $2895. email victorianretreat@ msn.com. Member UFDC. See this doll and other treasures at my Ruby Lane Shop

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Adorable “Simon Halbig S&H Germany 1039 7 1/2 Antique Bisque Doll - Gorgeous blue eyes flirt from side to side - Molded feathered brows, open mouth 4 teeth, pierced ears. Original mohair lashes. Original pate. Fabulous new blond mohair wig. Lovely silk antique ruffled dress. Old underwear. Old rayon stockings, and custom blue leather shoes with white rosettes. Beautiful ball jointed body with original finish 2 broken fingers, one with inside chips. Perfect, no lines, chips, etc. $795. Buyer pays $20 postage and insurance. Layaway always ok. Carole Harris. Email: b2cdolls@yahoo.com Phone 516-596-2165

SARA BERNSTEIN DOLLS I’ve just acquired some fantastic dolls - cloth, bisque, etc. Enjoy a visit to my websites for pictures and prices. phone 732-536-4101

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Kestner 128 - 19”, closed mouth, brown eyes, blonde mohair wig, nice Kestner body marked Germany, perfect bisque. $2700. Call 215-794-8164, email alloyd@nni.com. Member UFDC and NADDA.

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Volume 6, Number 10 November 2003 A Tribute to John Noble • UFDC Antique Doll Exhibit • Googly –Eyed All Bisques • Bleuette • Anili Celluloid Dolls Volume 6, Number 12 January 2004 Grace Putnam Dolls • The Toy Museum at Old Salem • Everything But Bisque • Tiny All Bisques Volume 7, Number 4 May 2004 Auction: The Washington Dolls’ House & Toy Museum • Displaying Your Dolls • Polichinelle! • Celluloid Treasures • Famlee Dolls • Little Known Doll Museums Volume 7, Number 5 June 2004 Shelburne Doll Collection • China Dolls • Dollhouse Furniture • Drink & Wet Babies • Twin Dolls • R. John Wright Volume 7, Number 6 July 2004 Clues Lead to a Fashion Doll’s Maker • A 19th Century Dolls’ House • Peddler Dolls • Ravca’s Real People Dolls • Composition Celebrity Dolls • Lenci...What Remains? 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Volume 9, Number 10 November 2006 “Maggie Bessie” Dolls • Jumeau • American-Made Dolls • Faux Bamboo Miniatures • Blue Ribbon Winners! Volume 9, Number 11 December 2006 Vienna Doll Museum at Auction • Dollies’ Holiday • The Christmas Doll • UFDC Ribbon Winners • Tynietoy • Madonna and Child Volume 10, Number 1 February 2007 La Venus Cloth Dolls • Dolls in Ethnic Dress • Chinas • Costuming • UFDC Exhibits • American-Made Dolls Volume 10, Number 2 March 2007 Mary Merritt Doll Museum Preview • Lancaster Rag Dolls • Patsykins • Le Musée de la Poupeé • Alabama Babies • Au Nain Bleu • Metal Heads • Miniature China Volume 10, Number 3 April 2007 An Early French Papier Mache • Pet Animals by Hertwig • Doll Accessories • SFBJ Cloth Dolls • La Nicette • Flossie Flirt Volume 10, Number 4 May 2007 Door of Hope • Royal Court Dolls • Theriault’s: Madame Petyt Collection • Merritt Museum Auction • Topsy Turvy Dolls • Cissy Volume 10, Number 5 June 2007 Kathe Kruse • French and German Bisque Dolls • German Chinas and Parians • Black Lenci Dolls • Effanbee’s Little Lady Volume 10, Number 6 July 2007 Maison Simonne • A Pattern for the Well-Dressed Poupée • French Cloth Dolls • Wax Dolls • A New Museum Opens in Belgium • Auction News Volume 10, Number 7 August 2007 Japanese Dolls of Beautiful Women • Lenci Miniatures • Bleuette • Doll Accessories • Early American Composition Dolls • NADDA in Chicago Volume 10, Number 8 September 2007 A Rare Rohmer Fashion Doll • UFDC National Salesroom • A Queen’s Fairytale Dolls • German Chinas and Parians • Metal Head Dolls Volume 10, Number 9 October 2007 Musée de la Poupée Special Exhibit: The Trousseau of Violette D’Epigny • Pattern for Violette’s “Tunique” • Blue Ribbon Winning Dolls • Louis Amberg & Son • Schoenhut Safari Volume 10, Number 10 November 2007 German Character Dolls • Sewing in the Dolls’ House • Milwaukee WPA Dolls • Male Fashions • National Doll Festival Volume 10, Number 11 December 2007 Theriault’s Auction Weekend • Premiere Bleuette • Candy Containers • UFDC Winners • Boudoir Dolls • Mint & Boxed Volume 10, Number 12 January 2008 French Fashions • Museum Romantic • French Cloth Dolls • Blue Ribbon Winners • French Penny Toy Furniture • The Good Fairy Volume 11, Number 1 February 2008 Delaware Toy and Miniature Museum • Footwear on Parade • The Patchwork Girl of OZ • Grace Storey Putnam • Advertising Dolls • Palmer Cox Brownies • Trousseaux for Dolls Volume 11, Number 2 March 2008 Paper Dolls in La Poupée Modèle • Wenham Museum • Unsigned Poupées and Bébés • A Spring Doll Tour • Miniature Furniture Volume 11, Number 3 April 2008 Morphy’s Dolls and Miniatures Auction • A Collector’s Profile • Tynietoy • Horsman • Shopping in France • A Present from the Past Volume 11, Number 4 May 2008 Armand Marseille’s Overlooked Rare Characters • Lenci-Anili • Kamkins • Violette’s Chemisette • Henri Delcroix • Ottenberg Dolls Volume 11, Number 5 June 2008 From the Doll Cabinet – A Rare China Fashion • Ningyô Dolls • Continental Crib Figures • Paper Dolls • Borgfeldt’s Composition Dolls • NADDA Volume 11, Number 6 July 2008 Schmitt et Fils • Pre-Door of Hope • German Character Dolls • Billiken • French Cloth Dolls • Splashme Volume 11, Number 7 August 2008 French Fashions • French Lilliputians & German Miniature Dolls • German Characters • China Dolls from Scandinavia • Where is Rosabelle? Volume 11, Number 8 September 2008 Selfridge Collection to be auctioned by Theriault’s • UFDC Salesroom • Dolly and Her Dressmaker • A Gift from Russia’s Czar Volume 11, Number 9 October 2008 Morphy’s Doll Auction • UFDC Antique Blue Ribbon Winners • Heubach • American-Made Dolls • Kentucky Poppets • National Doll Festival Volume 11, Number 10 November 2008 White House Doll & Toy Museum at Auction • Soft Metal Dollhouse Furniture • Blue Ribbon Winners • Hats For Your Poupée – a Special Pattern • Miniature China Dolls Volume 11, Number 11 December 2008 Theriault’s Three-Day Auction • AllBisques • Faith-Based Dolls • Peterkin • Christmas Dolls • More UFDC Winners! Volume 11, Number 12 January 2009 Ella – A Royal Gift • Dollhouse Miniatures • Heubach Molded Hairstyles • Gaithersburg • UFDC Modern Exhibit • Etta Boudoir Dolls • Affordable Chinas Volume 12, Number 1 February 2009 Early French Papier-Mâché Dolls • Discovering a Pit Brow Lass • Spain’s Cloth Doll Boom • Queen Rosabelle • UFDC Winners • A Special Pre-Greiner • Half Dolls Volume 12, Number 2 March 2009 Schoenhut Dolls • Tracing a Steiner’s Past • Doll Finds Under $500! • Gaultier • PA Dutch Dolls • Responsible Restoration • UFDC Volume 12, Number 3 April 2009 Gaultier • Lancaster Rags • Pinocchio & Friends • Miniature Parian Dolls • Lenci

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April 2009

Calendar of Events

1-2 Hatfield, PA. Spring Doll Auction. Alderfer Auction & Appraisal. 215-393-3023. 800-577-8846 x3023. www.AlderferAuction.com. 4-5 Agawam, MA. Doll & Toy & Teddy Bear Show. The Oaks Hall. Maven Co. 914-248-4646. 4-5 DeRidder, LA. Doll Show. Wooten Theater. Hazel Lofton. 337-463-4830. 4-5 Los Angeles, CA. NADDA Crème de la Crème. Embassy Suites Hotel. LA International Airport North. 310-215-1000.

5 Evansville, IN. Doll Show. Vanderburgh County 4-H Center. Rhoda Wade. 618-265-3191. 11 Spokane, WA. Doll Show. Spokane Community College. Stacy Montoya. 509-924-4351. 16-18 Houston, TX. Doll Show. Hobby Marriott. The Bay Area Doll Club. 281-614-0077. 16 Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction. 603-478-3232. 18 Bellevue, WA. Doll Lecture & Book Signing by Nancy Lazenby. Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. 425-455-1116.

18 Des Moines, IA. Doll & Bear & Toy Show. Iowa State Fairgrounds Walnut Center. Colleen Holden. 515-986-1975. 18 Endicott, NY. Doll Show. Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. Broome County Doll Club. 607-723-8411. 18 Riverside, CA. Doll & Toy & Bear Show. Janet Goeske Senior Center. Inland Empire Doll Club. 951-371-4267. 18 Sparks, NV. Doll & Bear Show. Holiday Inn. Melinda’s Dolls. 775-342-7629. 19 Cincinnati, OH. Doll & Toy Show & Sale. Holiday Inn-Sharonville. Margie Schultz. 513-207-8409. 19 Columbus, OH. Doll Show & Sale. Aladdin Temple. MID-OH Historical Doll. 614-837-5573. 19 E. Meadow, NY. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Temple Emanu-el. Doll Study Club of Long Island. Muriel. 516-481-1745. 19 Greensburg, PA. Doll & Toy Show & Sale. Four Points by Sheraton. Laurel Highlands Doll Club. 724-853-8434. mischa000@aol.com. 24-26 Pittsburgh, PA. Toy Show. Pittsburgh Indoor Sports Arena. Orangestone Promotions. 412-213-0224. 25 E. Syracuse, NY. Doll Show. E. Syracuse Community Room. Mid York Doll Club. 315-698-4501. 25-26 Syracuse, NY. Toy & Doll & Teddy Bear Collectors Show. New York State Fairgrounds. Lyn Lake. 607-753-8580. 26 Columbus, OH. Doll Show. Aladdin Temple Shrine Mosque. Mid-Ohio Historical Museum. Henrietta Pfeifer. 614-837-1552. 26 Rochester, NY. Doll Show & Sale. Eagle’s Club. Henrietta Doll Lovers Club. 585-889-2015. 26 St. Charles, IL. Antique & Collectible Toy & Doll Show. Kane County Fairgrounds. Antique World Shows, Inc. 773-736-5140. 26 Whitman, MA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Knights of Columbus. Whitman Mothers’ Club. 781-447-6079. 29 Paris, France. Doll & Toy Auction. DrouotRichelieu Auction House. Jean Calude Cazenave. 01133 1 45 23 19 42. jcctoys@club-intenet.fr.

May 2009

1-2 Vallejo, CA. Doll Show. Vallejo Fairgrounds. Nancy Jo Schreeder. 925-229-4190. 2 Conventry, CT. Doll Show. Coventry High School. Lions Club. Joy Kelleher. 860-742-6359. 2 Maitland, FL. Doll Show & Sale. Maitland Civic Center. Greater Orlando Doll Club. Barbara Keehbauch. 407-678-5678. 2 Ringgold, GA. Doll Show & Sale. Colonnade Catoosa Civic Center. Chattanooga Doll Club. 423-596-8167. 3 Milwaukee, WI. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Serb Hall. Orphans In The Attic. Marge Hansen. 920-563-0046. 3 Radford, VA. Catalogued Auction of Rare Antique Dolls. Artifact.com. Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals. 800-476-5359. info@kfauctions.com. 60


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3 Saginaw, MI. Doll Competition & Sale. Carrollton Middle School. Timbertown Dollology Club of Saginaw. 989-835-0066. 9 Salt Lake City, UT. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Utah Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 14 Hillsborough, NH. Doll Auction. Withington Auction, Inc. 603-478-3232. 16 Columbus, IN. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Bartholomew Co. 4-H Fairgrounds. Barb. 812-376-9124. 16 Santa Cruz, CA. Arts & Antiques Spring Festival. Santa Cruz Elk’s Lodge. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 17 Mounds View, MN. Doll Show. Mermaid Event Center. C Promotions Plus. car4ann@msn.com. 17 New Hope, PA. Doll Show & Sale. Eagle Fire Hall. Rt.202 & Sugan Rd. 215-657-2477. 19 London, England. Dolls & Teddy Bear & Juvenalia Auction. Bonhams. +44 (0) 20 7393 3900. www.bonhams.com. 23 Chartres, France. Dolls & Bleuette Auction. Galerie De Chartres. www.interencheres. com/28001. 33(0)2 37 88 28 28. 24 Chartres, France. Automata & Mechanical Music Auction. Galerie De Chartres. www.interencheres. com/28001. 33(0)2 37 88 28 28.

28-30 Denver, PA. Doll Auction. Morphy Auctions. 717-335-3435. 30 Muskegon, MI. Doll Sale. Maranatha Conference Center. Nancy Medema. 231-755-4993. named2@comcast.net. 30 Roseville, CA. Doll Show. Placer County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713.

June 2009

6 Belleville, IL. Doll & Teddy Bear & Dollhouse & Miniature Show. Belle-Clair Expo. Kay Weber. 618-233-0940. 6-7 Gaithersburg, MD. Eastern National Antique Doll Show. The Fairgrounds. Bellman Events. 443-617-3590. infoDOLLS@comcast.net. 13 San Jose, CA. Doll Show. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 18 Hillsborough, NH. Doll Auction. Withington Auction, Inc. 603-478-3232. 27-28 Puyallup, WA. Doll Show. Puyallup Fair & Event Center. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713.

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The Doll Study Club of Long Island presents its 29th Annual Doll and Teddy Bear Sale

Sunday, April 19, 2009 10 am to 4 pm

TEMPLE EMANU-EL 123 Merrick Avenue, East Meadow, NY 11554 Antique and collectible dolls and bears, raffles, miniatures, doll and bear artists A portion of the proceeds will benefit International Foundation for Optic Nerve Disease. Donation $5 Contact Muriel: 516-481-1745 Email: mclaire5@juno.com • Toys • Miniatures • Doll Molds • Supplies •

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may 1-2, 2009 Friday 12 pm Saturday 9 am

For information send SASE (2 stamps) to: Nancy Jo Schreeder, 305 Robinson St., Martinez, CA 94553 Phone 925-229-4190 Fax 925-229-5369

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Doll Related Items • Furniture • Clothes • Bears

Sara Bernstein’s Dolls 10 Sami Court, Englishtown, NJ 07726 Phone 732-536-4101 Email: santiqbebe@aol.com www.sarabernsteindolls.com www.rubylane.com/shops/sarabernsteindolls

The Doll Works SCHOENHUT TOYS Judith Armitstead (781) 334-5577 P.O. Box 195, Lynnfield, MA 01940

Please visit our website for a fine selection of antique dolls, dollhouse dolls, dollhouse miniatures, teddy bears, all bisque dolls, bathing beauties, kewpies, dresser boxes, snow babies, half dolls, and doll accessories at www.thedollworks.net One-inch scale sterling silver tea set on table

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2750 Lake Alfred Road (Hwy 17N) Winter Haven, FL 33881 We specialize in antique and collectable toys and dolls and also deal in all types of antiques. Our doll doctor has over 20 years experience with all doll services performed on site. We make as well as restore teddy bears too. Our doll doctor can make wigs, clothes or any service your doll may need. We are located in central Florida and opened year around seven days a week. Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. Call 863-298-4333 or 863-221-4035. Email: Jerry@Shermansantiques.net Website: www.shermansantiques.net Member of UFDC

Buying and Selling antique doll furniture, dollhouses, antique toy china, accessories. www.sondrakrueger.com Ebay Store: Sondra Krueger Antiques phone 530-893-5135. Email: sondkr@sondrakrueger.com

Frizellburg Antique Store www.frizellburgantiques.com

Visit our website today! A quality group shop specializing in dolls, toys and holidays. Laura Turner, proprietor 1909 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, MD 21158. 410-848-0664 410-875-2850

Open Thurs - Sun 11-5

We also carry a quality line of antiques, textiles, furniture and jewelry. 30 years of experience where you can buy or sell with confidence. Call us with your wants — we have an ever-changing inventory

WANTED TO BUY • Music Boxes • Musical Clocks • Mechanical Organs

Always in the market for better quality disc and cylinder music boxes, musical clocks, singing birds, band organs, player organs, coin pianos, monkey organs, Wurlitzer 78 rpm jukeboxes, slot machines. Any condition. Martin Roenigk, 75 Prospect Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Toll Free 800-671-6333 email: mroenigk@aol.com

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Place Your Ad Here a classified marketplace for antique dolls and related merchandise Copy Ads: 35 cents per word, no limit; $12 minimum Ads with a border and boldface, add $10 to word total Black and White Photo Ads we can convert your color ads to black and white 1/12 page ( 2 1/2” h x 2 3/8” w) $40 1/9 page ( 3 3/8” h x 2 3/8” w) $50 Full Color Photo Ads 1/9 page ( 3 3/8” h x 2 3/8” w) $125 Please include payment with your ad.Larger ads are considered display ads — call us for information. 1-888-800-2588. Antique Doll Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768 Classified ads due no later than the first day of the preceding month of publication. Example: May 1 for the June issue. ANTIQUE DOLLS – French and German Bisque, All Bisque, Chinas, Limited Ed. Doll Plates. SASE. Ann Lloyd, 5632 S. Deer Run Road, Doylestown, PA 18902. 215-794-8164. Email: alloyd@nni.com RubyLane.com/shops/anntiquedolls Member NADDA, UFDC Antique Doll Repair and Restoration full service repair of dolls including bisque, composition, hard plastic and vinyl dolls. We specialize in antique and vintage doll clothing and related accessories. Call Rhoda’s Doll Emporium 618-3871255. Email rhodawade99@gmail.com ANTIQUE dolls and collectibles, LSADSE for color fully illustrated list. 10 month layaway available. Member UFDC & NADDA. Regina A. Steele, 23 Wheatfield DR, Wilmington, DE 19810-4351. Phone 302-475-5374 Email: RSteele855@aol.com Please visit my website: www.ReginaSteele.com RESTORATION of Antique Teddy Bears. Professional repair specializing in early soft stuffed toys. Always interested in BUYING old bears and pals in any condition. Restoration and Teddy Artist Laura Boeck-Singers (414) 871-4956 Email lkboeck@sbcglobal.net Web www.teddy-bear-artists.com

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23" Tete Jumeau with almost all original presentation, save for her replaced, beautiful French mohair wig. Harder to find signed Bebe Jumeau chemise, antique underset, tightly woven antique straw bonnet, original scarlet crocheted stockings, french cut shoes, somewhat delicate, 10k gold bar pin and original red coral earrings. Bebe has a lovely transitional face with creamy coloring and striking topaz paperweight eyes. Excellent poured bisque head with traditional red stamp marked size 10 perched atop a chunky blue stamped Medaille D'or Jumeau body. Old touch-up repaint to hands and wood arms. Beautiful! $6,800 A magical tiny 10" marked A3 Le Parisien Bébé on jointed composition and wood body with original Steiner cardboard pate, superb bisque, original blonde mohair wig and a wonderous array of crisply pressed dresses, bonnets, and toiletries. Original and added accessories by a fortunate original child owner. Bears white fingernails; classic hallmarks of Au Nain Bleu Bébés. Au Nain Bleu paper label intact in lovely watered sateen box with charming decorations and noted Entrennes in the copy. Rare to find. $7850

Superb 18" Simon Halbig 979. Prepare to guard your heart... this tenderly modeled child may wander inside and never leave.Once again, the mastery of the Simon Halbig firm takes centerstage... pristine oily bisque, deeply modeled features, surprisingly blue sleep eyes, orig nutmeg colored mohair wig, cardboard pate, orig patina on composition body, straight wrists, The silk taffeta sugar pink dress is a magical conjure of ecru lace, rosebuds and pleating with matching bonnet. Button up cranberry leather boots and delicate crocheted stockings complete the picture of this harder to find example. $3300

14" Steiff Bear with gorgeous golden coat of thick mohair. This chap has been padding about since approximately 1917 and retains his original stitching, original felt pads, ear button and glass eyes. He has such a lovable demeanor and expression. What a fabulous addition to a bear collection or as a component of your doll room or cabinet. Perfectly adorable! $2495

Bitsy 10" Early Kestner. Oh My, this cherub's great brown eyes seem about to flood with tears! Thank goodness Lamby came along to cheer her up. This tiny and very early square tooth Kestner darling has the most precious face, as though a storm just passed or is on the horizon. Pale bisque with excellent attention to decoration, plaster pate intact, incised only with the number 4, on original straight wrist body and dressed in adorable pale blue dotted swiss w/ ton of lace and matching bonnet perched atop long blonde curly mohair wig. This is a "have to have!" $1800

Huge 34.5" Max Handwerck Beauty. What a surprise! This dear egg is full of fluffy baby chicks! Just the right Easter surprise for this gorgeous girl! Dressed in her Easter dress finery of antique challis wool with scrolled soutache trim work, oversized flowered bonnet, and leather shoes, this princess' pretty face seems to exude awe as she carefully holds her downy babies. Huge brown glass sleep eyes, open mouth with pearly teeth, rosy cheeks and peach toned lips framed by long blonde sausage curls. This doll comes with history and provenance and belonged in the same family for over 90 years. She truly is a 'dilly of a dolly!' $1700


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Theriault’s Dollmastery Seminar is the key to unlocking these doors to knowledge, great collections, greater investment potential, and best of all – a whole lot more fun with dolls!

What is the Dollmastery Seminar? Two days of fun-filled hands-on workshops with Florence Theriault, Stuart Holbrook, and a few special guests. A “circle” classroom is designed to allow for maximum participation in which dolls are passed and discussed – and interaction encouraged with other collectors. It is complete immersion into dolls. And in the Theriault tradition: loads of fun! And to top it all off, the Seminar will be followed by a major Theriault Marquis Auction on Saturday, October, 31, 2009.

You WILL gain confidence, you WILL learn secrets, and you WILL approach collecting with a whole new

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Visit my website: www.grandmasatticdolls.com 1. - 2. 11" Bru Jne #1 Bebe, beautiful blue p/w eyes, fully signed head & perfect shoulder plate with orig. head coil still intact. She wears a magnificent authentic Bru Jne dress, Fr. shoes and a fabulous Fr. hat. She is on her orig. Chevrot body w/perfect bisque lower arms and hands, kid body and wooden legs. RARE teeny hard to find size & ABSOLUTELY STUNNING with the desirable molded tongue tip!!! Tremendous expression. THE BEST FACE! Call or write for price. 3. 24" Early K * R #192 Character, cl/mo, blue sl. eyes, gorgeous bisque (wig pull at top of back of head under wig) great tailed mohair wig & orig. pate, beautiful ant. pink dress, ant. lace bonnet & handmade leather shoes. On her fabulous orig. heavy early 8 ball jointed straight wrist K * R body. This doll is absolutely stunning and sale priced at only….$2950. 4. 31" F.G. Block Letter Bebe, mint pale bisque, huge almond shaped amber p/w eyes, ant. mohair wig, wearing a fabulous ant. Dotted Swiss ruffly dress & "signed" Jumeau shoes. On her 1 orig. very chunky FG body. Very rare large size & an absolute KNOCK-OUT!! ONLY…$11,000. 5. 12" Kestner #143 Character, amazing bl. sl. eyes, 2 upper teeth, darling mohair wig & mint bisque, wearing a fabulous ant. German dress, ant. hat & orig. shoes. On her fabulous orig. fully jointed "signed" Kestner body. One of the most beautiful #143's EVER!!!! Adorable in this darling cabinet size!!! $1550. 6. - 7. 20" Early Steiner Figure A -3 Bebe, very early mark, immaculate pale bisque, light bl. p/w eyes, early mauve blush under her 4 beautifully feathered brows, even has light blushing at her beautifully well modeled ears, fabulous long orig.HH wig & orig. pate, orig. magnificent velvet & silk ant. Steiner dress, orig. undies, ant. Fr. velvet hat & orig.#3 shoes & socks. Fully "signed" head & orig.early "signed" Steiner st. wrist body, great cabinet size, extremely rare early model & mark. She is BREATHTAKING!!! ONLY…$6550. 8. 25" Kestner Pouty, amber almond shaped sl. eyes, fabulous very pale bisque, orig. mohair wig & plaster pate, wearing adorable vintage dress & also comes with her orig. silk dress which is in delicate condition, ant. German boots, ant. hat & on her orig. early chunky 8 ball st. wrist body. Has a great pouty mouth and is adorable!!! Great large size too!! Only…$2800. 9. 22" K * R 117 Mein Liebling, gorgeous perfect bisque, 8 beautiful full pouty mouth, striking huge bl. sl. eyes, painted & orig. hair lashes, orig. long HH wig & pate, wearing orig. sailor- type dress, orig. ant. blue silk shoes & crocheted socks. All "factory" orig. costume & on orig. K * R body. Absolutely gorgeous pouty character. She is out of an important private collection and the most beautiful EVER!!! $6650. 10. 21" Very Early S & H 939, gorgeous chocolate almond shaped wraparound p/w eyes, mint pale bisque, orig. mohair wig & pate, wearing ant. fully orig. French style satin/silk costume. On her rare Bru style wooden body with arms & hands shaped just like a Bru with thin wrists and delicately shaped fingers…fabulous!! Orig. shoes & socks too & definitely made for the French Trade!!! She is very RARE & is EXTRAORDINARILY beautiful!!!! $6200. 11. - 12. - 13. 15" E 6 J Jumeau Bebe, perfect mint pale bisque, gorgeous amber threaded p/w eyes, w/luscious lashes, orig. mohair Jumeau wig & cork pate, wearing a gorgeous ant. (probably orig.) blue velvet coatdress w/fur collar, muff, ant. mohair bonnet & marked Jumeau shoes (one sole missing). On her early "marked" 11 8 ball straight wrist body. Don't know whether to describe her as GORGEOUS or adorable, she is a little bit of both. Rare size #6 and a GREAT EJ face!! Only…$7500.

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1. 28 in. Mein Leibling 117A character by K*R. Original clothing and body $6450 2. The classic German doll everybody loves--Mold 1249 Santa, in a 32 inch size! $2200 3. 18 in. rare china with wing style hairdo and all leather body. $2750 4. 14 In. Child Rohmer Fashion with swivel neck, painted eyes, stamped body, all antique including fashion boots. Sweet child-like face, Mohair braids. Lovely with your fashion ladies. $4500. 5. 18 in. parian with extremely ornate shoulder plate and floral in her hair with only a few minor imperfections. $2800. 6. Rare large Midevil Series half doll with full body, legs and porcelain seat, missing fingers on left hand (expertly hidden with lace) so only $995. 7. Cutest "Fany" doll you will ever see in this 11 inch size! Clothes look original. He is marked Fany and his Mold #230; original toddler body. $5500 8. Two approximate 12 in. parian ladies in gorgeous antique clothing and with beautiful hairdos. Left $1100; right $625 (repair to nose). 9. Original and very unique paper mache lady in ornate costume. Original leather body, painted features, excellent condition. $1200 10. 17 inch unmarked French Fashion sold to previous owner as a Huret. She certainly has the look and quality. Antique clothing, replacement shoes. $3750 11. Pair of 14 in. factory original 1159 flappers in their original marked boxes with a hand-written gift card. Extra handmade original dress for each. One has top silk layer melting on dress. $3800 all. 12. Superlative Size 9 Bru Jne bebe. She has the most beautiful blue eyes and the face we adore. Marked "Bru Jne" on one shoulder and No. 9 on the other. $24,500

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Extremely Rare 10" French All Bisque For the all bisque collector yearning to leap to that rarely found level, this elusive girl promises to fill that goal. Sensual, almond blue glass eyes and daintily smiling and detailed outlined lips, her hands, carved and poised like the hands in a classic painting, continuing in the lifelike styling and dimension of the toes. And last but not least, the pink shading of her breasts, with the same shading treatment carried through to her hands and feet. Her pale, pale bisque has some faint peppering, typical of some early dolls, and she has had an expert repair to her left toe area. Her wig is original, as well as her undergarments, and her cranberry silk frock and chapeau are made from antique fabrics. Photos cannot capture the importance and impression left by her beauty and rare, large size. A once in a lifetime doll, indeed. $19,950. Exhibiting: May 1 - 2 - Nancy Jo's Doll Show and Sale, Vallejo CA, Fairgrounds May 16 - Forever Young Doll Show and Sale, Pasadena CA, Pasadena Elks Lodge June 6 - 7 - Eastern National Doll and Toy Show, Gaithersburg MD, Montgomery Fairgrounds

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Where all Your Dreams Can Come True! Always a wide variety of reference books, antique/vintage doll clothing, antique dolls, bears and much more! New items added weekly. 14" Amberg Edwina Doll Circa 1928 Edwina is without any chips, repaint or repairs with great patina and the sweetest face! $550.00

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Carmel Doll Shop

Michael Canadas and David Robinson • Members of UFDC & NADDA • P.O. Box 7198 Carmel, California 93921 Email: mnd@redshift.com • Visa • MasterCard • American Express • We Welcome Layaway Always Buying, Selling and Trading Fine Antique Dolls • (831) 625-5360

Mademoiselle Renee – A Huret, Complete with Trousseau There is no fashion doll more luxurious than a Huret, and when you add an exquisite trousseau to the package, the appeal knows no bounds. Mlle. Renee is a perfect, exceptionally pretty, eighteen-inch, swivel-neck, painted-eye bisque model doll from Maison Huret. The early-model wooden body, whose sturdiness allows for easy costume changes, retains a beautiful paint finish. The extensive trousseau includes eleven complete ensembles, plus separates that allow even more fashion choices. A fine selection of accessories is included, – featuring hats, handbags, a necessaire, a toilette, a parasol, jewelry, combs and brushes, and even extra shoes. The dome top trunk holds it all! Please visit our website for more details. $65,000 complete as shown.

Visit our website WWW.CARMELDOLLSHOP.COM for an abundant selection

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SIMON & HALBIG’S 1300 SERIES by Julie Blewis The company created their 1300 series during the height of the art reform movement.

A VISIT WITH JANET GULA by Lynn Murray A lover of French dolls shares her superb collection.

THE WORLD OF KLEY & HAHN DOLLS by Marina Tagger A look at the quality dolls made by the firm of Kley and Hahn.

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Early Blue Kid Fashion Boots, muslin lined, 23/4"L $325

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WITHINGTON AUCTION, Inc.

Dolls at Auction Thursday – May 14, 2009

Holiday Inn – Nashua, NH - Exit 4 Off Route 3

All Auctions start @ 10:00AM

Inspections: Wed. Evening - 7:30 - 9:30 PM Morning of the Sale - 8:00 – 10:00 A.M.

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1. 21" French Papier Mache - This early glass eyed lady is a very fine example in good condition. She has most of her original clothes & wig. $2250 2. 23" Block Letter F.G. - This outstanding French girl is in excellent condition. She has her original wig & lovely antique clothes. Her excellent quality bisque & huge brown eyes add to her charm $5950 3. 15" F.G. (scroll) - She is a lovely doll with outstanding blue eyes. This doll is costumed in antique clothes & shoes. She is an adorable cabinet size doll. $2850 4. 16" K * R #115A - A doll of this quality & originality is rarely found. She came from a very old collection & is in pristine condition. She has her fully jointed toddler body & is just adorable in her original toddler outfit. $4500 5. 19" Automaton - She is in excellent working condition. Her head is marked Tete Jumeau. $5950 6. 22" Fire A Steiner - She is a lovely French girl with closed mouth & blue p.w. eyes. This doll is nicely dressed & has a gorgeous antique mohair wig. $5950 7. 22" Kestner #154 - She is nicely dressed in antique clothes & also has an antique wig. This doll is in excellent condition. $395 8. 26" K * R #116A - What a wonderful face !! He has his original fully jointed toddler body. The antique toddler outfit is really adorable. He is in excellent condition. $3750 9. 20" K * R #100 - This "Kaiser Baby" is in good condition. He has a wonderful character face. $750 10. 26" Tete Jumeau - Her head, body & shoes are marked. This doll has beautiful blue eyes & lovely clothes & antique wig. She has a small imperfection on her neck socket so she is very reasonably priced. $4500 11. 19" Closed Mouth Kestner - This very early Kestner has her original straight wristed body & original wig. She has a very dreamy look & is dressed in nice antique clothes & shoes. $2450

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Simon & Halbig’s

1300 SERIES By Julie Blewis

The Simon & Halbig porcelain factory was established in 1869 by Wilhelm Simon and Carl Halbig. The location chosen for the new venture was Grafenhain, a suburb of Thuringia, Germany, a region well recognized for the outstanding production of German porcelain dolls. Grafenhain was a small community with a population of only 1000-1500 residents and based on the large number of doll heads coming out of the factory it would be reasonable to conclude that just about the entire town was employed by the factory. Carl Halbig became the sole owner after the death of Wilhelm Simon in 1894, and he took on the role of generous benefactor to the small community. His philanthropic endeavors varied from free meals and skates for school children to maintenance of the underground canal system, and providing street lights. Carl Halbig was also a seasoned traveler, which may in part account for some of the exotic character heads that were created in his factory. From these facts one can picture a very charismatic, generous and adventurous man that led the Simon & Halbig factory into the production of some of the finest and most creative doll heads of the time. The factory began manufacturing shoulder heads with creatively modeled hair and ribbons as soon as one year after it was founded. By 1879, the first registration of design patents and a number of doll heads were recorded. In the next forty years the factory was a power house in German doll production until 1920 when it is was purchased by the Kammer & Reinhardt Company (at this time Kammer & Reinhardt was a joint stock company due to a merger with the huge conglomerate Bing Werke). Six years later in 1926 at the age of 86 Carl Halbig passed away. It should be noted that Simon & Halbig never produced doll bodies, with the exception of all bisques, they only manufactured the doll heads. However, the doll heads were very widely distributed to many companies such as Kammer & Reinhardt, Franz Schmidt, Heinrich Handwerck, Bawo & Dotter and Jumeau to name just a few. In fact, most of the highly coveted character heads by doll collectors today are suspected of being produced by Simon & Halbig. There is no doubt that the character series 100 for Kammer & Reinhardt in 1909 came out of the Simon & Halbig factory and is considered among the very best realistic children sculpts ever made. Even the

Photo 1: 1301 20 inches Photo Courtesy Theriault’s Photos 2-3: 1301 19 inches

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Photos 4-5: 1303 24 inches

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fabulous 200 series for Emile Jumeau of Paris has been attributed to Simon & Halbig by Jurgen & Marianne Cieslik in the German Doll Encyclopedia and although open for debate, it does seem more in keeping of the work of Simon & Halbig than Jumeau. Fortunately, most Simon & Halbig heads are fully marked with a name, initials, mold design number or some combination of these markings, which therefore eliminates a lot of the speculation that surrounds the 200 Jumeau series. Most of the character heads produced were representations of children. Kammer & Reinhardt, often associated as the leader in the art reform movement in bisque heads dolls and Marion Kaulitz, creator of the Munich Art Dolls, the inspiration for the shift away from the idealized doll, only produced character children. The use of children as models for the character heads that sprung out of the art-reform movement of 19051915 was to be expected as the idealized vision of children gave way to a more realistic and natural conception. Even though it was the mothers that purchased dolls, it was the child that the doll had to appeal to as the ultimate consumer. However, it is well documented that the initial success given to the art reform movement for doll production following the 1908 exhibit at the Hermann Tietz store in Munich, Germany was short lived. Tragically many of the character dolls left on store shelves, factories, and warehouses could not be sold and were destroyed as the buying public rejected the concept. Character dolls of adults are much rarer with the most notable exceptions being the portrait series created by Simon & Halbig for Cuno & Otto Dressel that included likenesses of Uncle Sam, Admiral Dewey and Teddy Roosevelt, among others. Under their own name, Simon & Halbig did manufacture the 152 lady mold, however the focus of this study is their acclaimed 1300 series of heads that actually starts with 1301 since the 1300 mold is a dolly face. The 1300 series was created during the height of the art reform movement drawing from creativity of the time, which included artists coming out of The School of Industry in Sonneberg, Germany. These dolls represent some of the most sought after of the character dolls, commanding very high prices due to their scarcity as is expected given the ultimate failure of the character doll. What made this series so unique are both the subject matters portrayed and the way subtle variations in the same mold number created such different looking dolls. In keeping with the times, realism was the benchmark in the 1300 series as the idealized doll form was giving way.


The first in the series is 1301, considered one of the most poignant and sensitive portrayals of the black doll. This is not an unflattering or insulting portrait, nor is it merely a black version of a white doll as you can find, for example, in the Kammer & Reinhardt 100 series or a black Bru. Two examples are pictured here, a very dark ebony example (photo 1) and the far lighter mulatto colored variation (photos 2 and 3). Both have glass eyes, superb modeling, a serious expression, molded eyebrows and closed mouth. The 1302 mold appears to be nearly identical to 1301 and is possibly the same doll. The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art has dark ebony examples of both doll molds that are prominently pictured in the book highlighting their collection, The Rose Unfolds, on pages 218-19. The 1301 is said to be “even bolder in its ethnic characterization than the 1302” but the distinction is not easily seen and up for debate. The most heavily represented, and easily found of the series, is the 1303. Interestingly this is the only number in the series that has painted eyes as well as glass eyes. The American Indian version was in all probability made for the American doll market and demonstrates German sympathies of the subject with a sensitive modeling of a proud race. Pictured (photos 4-5) is a large 24” painted eye version that projects a serious and hauntingly sad expression. The same mold number is seen as a lady of India (photos 6-7) with a pronounced beauty mark fired on her cheek and also painted eyes, and as a Southeast Asian lady (photos 8-9) with a red beauty spot on her forehead and glass eyes. All three dolls have differences in skin tones from the darker Native American to the olive tone of the Asian lady. By these variations in coloring, facial markings, definition in modeling and painted or glass eyes, the dolls take on remarkably different looks. Of even more contrast is the lady doll version (photos 10-11) depicting an older aristocratic dignified lady with glass eyes. A complete departure from the other 1303 examples is the white face glass eyed clown (photos 12-13). Even the clown’s body, though not manufactured by Simon & Halbig, is a huge departure from all the others, having bisque white hands and a cloth body.

Photos 8-9: 1303 24 inches

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Photos 12-13: 1303 24 inches Photos 14-15: 1303 8-5/8 inches. Private Collection. Photo Courtesy Carol Corson.

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Just to confuse things further, Carol Corson has supplied a photograph of a doll marked 1303 and Simon & Halbig but with a totally different face then all the other examples presented. (photos 14-15).This doll is of a light black color with a very gently pensive character face that does not resemble the stronger character mold of the other 1303 models. When seen together as a group one is struck by how one mold number can be used in such a diverse way and yet so successfully. The 1304 mold has been documented as a white face clown, but with little resemblance to the 1303 clown. The 1304 clown has a slight half smile, a chubby round face with a double chin and glass eyes. A lovely example of this rare number can be seen in Mary Gorham Krombholz’ book, Identifying German Character Dolls. Next is the 1305 mold that is easily distinguishable by its abnormally large nose. As seen in the illustration here (photos 16-17) the exaggerated nose lends itself well to a Polichinelle or witch. The doll has a smiling open/closed mouth, glass eyes, and big apple checks. Certainly the most caricature of the series and the happiest, despite sporting that large nose! Logically there should next be a 1306 mold, but none has been found. In Jurgen & Marianne Cieslik’s


German Doll Encyclopedia, a complete listing of all mold numbers for Simon & Halbig was compiled and 1306 had been skipped over. It is entirely possible an example may appear one day but at this point in time it is concluded that the mold number was never utilized. Two examples of mold 1307 are pictured, and like the 1303 series, the difference is with skin tone. The first (photos 18-19) is depicting a Spanish lady with the same light olive coloring seen used with the 1303 Asian lady. The second example (photos 20-21) is a Caucasian mature lady with noble bearing. Both examples have the long thin face, serious expression, straight nose, glass eyes and closed mouth. For the purposes here, the 1300 series ends with number 1308. This mode has appeared as a man with a molded moustache with a slight smile and pleasant expression; as an older man portraying a coke maker with a closed mouth, age lines around the eyes, shy smile and charcoal smudged complexion (the coke maker heats the coal to remove the gasses and therefore creating coke that is used as industrial heat); and as a pretty young lady with a round face, delicate nose, and slight smile. Today’s collectors are truly fortunate to have such a diverse and artistic series of dolls to admire and covet. The sensitivity so evident in the head sculpt of these ethnic groups is a tribute to the art reform movement and the dolls’ creators. This series of dolls will be always be an inspiration for future artists and a testimony to the golden age in Germany of character dolls.

Photos 18-19: 1307 19 inches

Photos 20-21: 1307 25 inches

References Cieslik, Jurgen and Marianne. German Doll Encyclopedia, 1800-1939. Cumberland, MD: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1985. German Doll Studies. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 1999. Coleman, Dorothy S., Elizabeth Ann and Evelyn Jane. The Collector’s Encyclopedia Of Dolls. Volume I and II. New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1968, 1986. Cooper, Marlowe. Dimples and Sawdust, Volume Two. Boulder Publishing, Co., 1968. Foulke, Jan. Simon & Halbig Dolls, The Artful Aspect. Cumberland, MD: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1984. Holbrook, Stuart. The Exotic Doll as Art. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 1993. Krombholz, Mary Gorham. Identifying German Character Dolls. Cumberland, MD: Reverie Publishing Co., 2008. Theriault, Florence. In Character The Portrayal of Mood in Antique Dolls. Annapolis, MD: Gold Horse Publishing, 1991. Whyel, Rosalie and Hedrick, Susan. The Rose Unfolds Rarities of The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art. Seattle, WA: Doll Art Inc., 1996.

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Wonderful pair of cloth comic characters by Georgene Averill - all original - good condition ever so cute - “Nancy & Sluggo” - 14” tall - $995 for the pair. 5. Wonderful & oh so cute is this darling character child by Konig & Wernicke - exceptional high quality bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous heather blue sleep eyes - slightly open mouth w/ outlined soft amber shading - to make her all the more delightful she on a fully jointed toddler body - just precious - 21” tall - $1,695. 6. An exceptionally cute Kammer & Reinhardt - mold #126 character child in a wonderful tiny shelf size - lovely flawless bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - enormous heather blue eyes - slightly open mouth w/ soft amber - five piece compo body - 8” tall - $995. 7. Rare & just as wonderful as she can be is this not often found three face child by the German firm of Carl Bergner - exceptional high quality bisque - and how adorable she laughs - she cries (with a molded tear) - she sleeps- original body w/ compo arms & legs - 14” tall - $1,695. 8. Lovely closed mouth Belton with that always desirable French face - soft flawless bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - arched feathered brows over enormous dark outlined heather blue paperweight eyes - extremely pouty closed mouth/ soft amber shading - early straight wrist body - 17” tall - $2,495. 9. Extremely rare all original compo Dutch girl by Dean’s Rag - excellent compo w/ such an adorable face - cornflower blue eyes w/ closed smiling mouth - clothing has great original color tagged on foot - 18” tall - $995. 10. Another wonderful Simon & Halbig beauty - this being a beautiful mold #1039 flawless hand poured bisque with superior hand painted facial features - molded arched feathered brows over captivating blue flirty eyes - open mouth with soft amber shading - fully jointed compo body 21” tall - $1,295. 11. Wonderful & ever so rare “Alice in Wonderland” Parian - wondrous blonde hair pulled away from her face & held by her dark ribbon - lovely hand painted features w/ pale sky blue eyes & a closed smiling pert little mouth - lovely old body w/ Parian arms - 13” tall - $695. 12. Absolutely gorgeous pink tint china w/ covered wagon hairstyle - her ten curls tightly around her face - her exceptional hand painted facial features w/ illustrious blue eyes -always desirable red line and that amazing Mona Lisa smile - 20” tall - $995. 13-14. Wonderful & amazingly beautiful early fashion w/ a very uniquely different face - pale hand pressed French bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding heavy lidded enormous cornflower blue paperweight eyes closed slightly smiling pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading - original firm & erect kid body - 16” tall - $4,495. 15. Another rare & wonderful clown character - this one is an all original early shoulder head by Ernst Heubach - excellent bisque w/ great hand painted facial features - heavy arched brows over long lushes lashes - grand dark chestnut brown sleep eyes - original cloth & compo body - 12” tall 695. 16. Wonderful all original French poupeé from the turn of the century - lovely bisque head pouty character French child in her original box w/ her original hanging tag- bisque head w/ cloth lower body - super condition - clothes are immaculate - box has photo stating “Las Poupeés de Bretague” - wonderful addition to anyone’s collection - she’s 12” tall - box is 15” - $995. 17. Wonderful early Simon & Halbig - mold #1079 - exceptionally beauty with that first out of the mold distinction - wondrous hand painted facial features with soft arched feather brows over enormous heather blue sleep eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - slightly open mouth with soft amber shading - fully jointed body - 18” tall - $895. 18. Very unusual brown bisque character boy marked “R” “Dep” - nice quality bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - chestnut brown paperweight eyes - open laughing mouth w/ upper teeth fully jointed compo body - 18” tall $1,995. 19. Extremely rare & never to be found Bliss cathedral style church - wood & paper litho that is in amazing condition - wonderful detail w/ amazing graphics on the stain glass windows - this is a put together play piece w/ instructions on the top - fully signed - 9x9 square w/ 21” steeple $1,995. 20. This falls in the very usual category - what a truly amazing great piece - very early papier-mâché & wood coachmen caring the queen - finite detail to clothing and faces - notice the gold filigree carriage w/ the not to attractive queen - just wonderful - love it - measures 5” x 111/2” at base $1,495. 21. Wonderful oh so rare Schoenhut carved hair character child - excellent condition w/ hair that is pulled to the back of her head into a braid w/ a hand carved pink bow - beautiful blue eyes original clothes - 14” tall - $1,995. 22. A truly wonderful Schoenhut four room bungalow - excellent all original condition w/ paper litho interior rooms - walls & floors have covering - opens on both sides & roof is removable - comes w/ all the furniture which is mostly Schoenhut 17”wx17”dx15”t $1,495. 23-24. Extremely rare & ever so wonderful Portrait Jumeau from the second series - delightful soft to the touch bisque with artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over soft wistful lashes surrounding early dark outlined spiral threaded heather blue paperweight eyes - closed slightly pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading - original eight ball body - we found her in her original clothing - what an amazing treasure - 18” tall - $14,500. 25-26. 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the masters weep - soft lovingly stroked fawn shaded brows over wistful lashes surrounding this most amazing luminous pools of heather blue color you will ever find in paperweight eyes - hand cut sockets with lovely dark outline and just a hint of soft mauve shading - her soft amber shaded lips have that slightly pouty feature that we all love - just a hint of darker outline and then there is that always desirable space between the lips - she stands 26” tall on her original fully jointed early straight wrist French body - breathtaking antique clothing & shoes - $32,500. Extremely rare & never to be found blue eyed “Sophia Smith” - from the 1840’s period - lovely extremely round face w/ center part hair & 13 wondrous curls cascading around her head -beautiful early china arms - 22” tall - $2,495. Extremely rare and ever so wonderful “Beloved Belindy” from the very earliest of the Volland dolls - super condition - all original - hand painted face - no sun fading - look at that happy face - 15” tall - $3,995. Extremely rare large size crèche lady w/ superior hand carving - beautiful angelic face w/ arms turned upward - breathtaking hand painted facial features - lovely center parted hair - original clothing w/ gold braided trim - 22” tall - $2,495. Exceptionally beautiful glassed eyed Parian w/ rare pierced ears - rare to find café au lait hair - center parted w/cluster curls on forehead - pulled away from her face to expose her lovely pierced ears - two large cluster curls in the back - molded blue & gold band at top of head - soft artist quality hand painted facial features w/ wondrous cobalt blue glass eyes - 20” tall - $2,495.

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31. A truly lovely & oh so rare to find Simon & Halbig closed mouth character child - mold #939 - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality exceptionally beautiful hand painted facial features w/soft arched feather brows over spiral threaded heather blue paperweight eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ outlined soft amber shading - 17” tall - $2,995. 32. Extremely rare & just as precious as she can be is the very early Simon & Halbig - mold #759 - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - exceptionally beautiful hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brow over enormous chestnut brown paperweight eyes - slightly open smiling mouth with twice shaded amber lips - original early straight wrist body - 22” tall - $2,995. 33. Lovely 1860’s china w/such a beautiful face and an amazing outstanding hairstyle - made by Conta & Boehm - hair is pulled away from the face in large elaborate rolls w/ soft rose pleating on the top - the back has a molded ribbon w/ a lower snood - 15” tall - $2,495. 34. A truly wonderful super large size Kestner character child - mold #142 soft to the touch hand poured bisque with wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered molded brows over enormous chestnut brown sleep eyes - slightly open mouth with soft rose shading - fully jointed compo body - she’s a great big 36” tall - $2,495. 35. Wonderful open mouth Character Child marked #69 by Handwerck - excellent bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surrounding heather blue sleep eyes slightly open smiling mouth w/ outlined soft amber shading - original fully jointed body - 24” tall - $995.

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36. Wonderful rare to find shelf size Simon & Halbig #1249 “Santa” - soft as butter bisque with first out of the mold quality - wonderful hand painted facial features with soft arched feathered brows over heather blue sleep eyes - slightly open mouth with soft amber shading - beautiful compo body - 12” tall - $995. 37. Rarely found & always desirable Kammer & Reinhardt - mold #101 “Peter“- soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over heather blue painted eyes - closed exaggerated pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading original fully jointed compo body - 15” tall - $3,995. 38. Rare & wonderful & way too cute is this never to be found all bisque baby by Kammer & Reinhardt - mold #126 - exceptional high quality w/ chestnut brown sleep eyes and the most adorable little all bisque body - detailed open fingers and the cutest little pot belly ever - he comes with his beautiful hand painted cradle - he’s 6-1/2” tall - cradle is 8” x 4-1/2” - $1,295 for all. 39. Two rare & wonderful compo kids: a) “Candy Kid” near mint - all original -super condition - 12 tall - $595. B) Utterly sweet “Three Face Trudy”- she laughs - she cries - she sleeps - 14” tall - $695. 40. Very unique and quite wonderful mystery lad - marked only with the mold # “F3” - solid dome molded bisque head with rare to find flocked hair - wondrous high quality bisque with lovely hand painted facial features - fawn shaded brows over sky blue paperweight eyes - closed mouth with pursed lips - he wants to give you a kiss - to add to his wonderment and delight - he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 12” tall $1,495.

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41. Once again Zig & I have found the wonderful and the very rare this is an exceptionally large papier maché Taufling baby w/ maker’s signature on foot (Louis Lindner - 1855) - this rarely found “Motschmann Baby” - has such a sweet adorable face - original paint is still intact chestnut brown glass eyes - great condition - yes she still cries - rare wood & cloth body - rare large size - 21” tall - $2,495. 42. Adorable and ever so cute - Kestner #211 baby - super bisque with first out the mold quality - wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched brows over amazing baby blue sleep eyes - slightly open laughing amber shaded mouth - original plaster pate & wig - original Kestner body - 18” tall $995. 43. Utterly breathtaking Kathe Kruse “Hampelchen” – wonderful near mint condition - no touchup - original clothes and shoes - this is doll VII - doll I face with the dangling leg body - 18” tall $2,995. 44. Wonderful & rare “Kamkins” young lad by Louise R. Kampes studio great condition - nice full wig - original clothes plus pj’s - 18” tall - $1,995. 45. A very lovely and ever so rare china w/ such an usual hairstyle - center parted w/ finger waves going across the top of her head - beautiful brushstrokes along the sides of her face - her hair is pulled away from her face & kept together in the back with a molded hairclip - the entire hairstyle is enraptured in a criss-cross snood - sweet very unusual somewhat elongated face w/ captivating blue eyes - 17” tall - $1,495.


Bisque hipped Steiner with exceptionally fine face painting, light brush-stroked brows and highlighting, so desirable in early dolls.

Very large Figure A Steiner with unusual bisque hands.

This block letter FG on a Gesland body epitomizes the fine French bébé, with her molded tongue, pert nose and her flawless complexion.

A Visit with Janet Gula P by Lynn Murray

etite and gracious, Janet Gula is not unlike the French dolls she so fondly loves. When I caught up with her, she welcomed me to her sunny Florida home, where she retreats from the cold Canadian winter months. The rest of the year Janet and her dolls live on a quiet tree lined street in the oldest neighborhood of Toronto. A visit to Janet’s Canadian home is a treat for anyone who loves art and ceramics, music, antiques or dolls, for this is a house that magically blends all of the Gula collections in harmony. From the beginning, Janet was a little girl who loved her dolls and spent many pleasurable days playing dolls with friends or her cousin, who was the same age. She can still tell you the names of her childhood dolls and the colors of the knitted clothes made for them by her mother. As she grew up her love of dolls never diminished. They were put to one side for a time in favor of education, work and marriage to Bill, who was at law school. Later, the mother of two vivacious little girls, Janet admits her love of dolls influenced the way in which she dressed her children. Through the years of child rearing, her interest in early childhood development remained keen. Her love of Victorian art and antiques touched

A perky little 14” Bru Jne, Janet’s first Bru, wears her hat with attitiude.

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This little Circle Dot Bru still has the appealing face of a baby.

on children’s clothing, bonnets, furniture and paintings. As a docent at the extraordinary Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto, Janet became well versed in the history of ceramics and in particular the hard paste porcelains produced in Europe during the 19th Century. This interest led her once again to dolls and she began collecting artist dolls. Canada has an abundance of fine doll artists, though antique dolls are few and rarely seen. It was with some surprise that Janet learned her cousin had purchased an antique doll with a bisque head. Detecting a small note of envy in her voice, Janet’s husband Bill casually remarked that she should 28

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An amazing 10� E Series Steiner found in her original presentation box from a Paris boutique.


One of the largely overlooked French bébés on the market is the R.D., Rabery & Delphieu. The company’s dolls varied greatly in quality. This is a very nce example, 18” tall.

A tiny and pretty example from Mothereau.

Normally overlooked by collectors, this Figure B Steiner is very unusual and actually has a pretty little smile with her mouth full of teeth.

get an antique doll. He could never have imagined how their lives were about to change! An ardent researcher and dedicated shopper, Janet soon had a collection of antique dolls mainly acquired during travels to France and England. Dolls of wood, wax and papier maché came home with her. Half dolls and German dolls with bisque heads took their place in her collection. Soon her collection was a

This Huret bebe has glass eyes and the rue de la Boethe, Paris mark.

fair representation of the history of dolls. But Janet’s research revealed a missing link, one that she was not able to find in Canada, nor on her travels to England or France. She could find few examples of French dolls. It was only when she discovered Antique DOLL Collector in the mid-1990s that she found the names of French doll makers. Imagine her delight to find antique dealers dedicated to dolls, auction houses exclusively for dolls,

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Very rarely found Huret bebe with articulated wooden body similar to the Bru Bebe Modele.

The beautiful deep eyes of the incised Jumeau are irresistible.

articles about dolls and contacts who shared her growing passion. In a very short time the household bookshelves were loaded with every doll book available. The Gula daughters, now in high school, looked at their mother askance each time a doll or book appeared in the family room. An astute collector himself, Bill now made a further suggestion about Janet’s approach to collecting. “Collect one fine example of each,” he said, without the benefit of encyclopedia or price guide. To that end, Janet began a systematic search for fine examples of French bébés and poupées. Attending a local

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The rarely seen, mysterious PAN, with her huge round eyes.

18” first series portrait Jumeau was purchased at a NADDA show.

A wonderful large example of the Jumeau Triste, this lovely girl welcomes all to Janet’s home.


Nothing was lost in the sculpting, painting or production of this diminutive Size 1 EJ.

When Bill said buy one fine example of each, he didn’t guess that there could be so many varieties of Schmitt, Steiner, Jumeau, FG and Bru! Janet is particularly drawn to Schmitt bébés and was to find this all original example in a Paris doll shop.

A very rare doll with exactly the same joint and body as the early Schmitt dolls, her painted eyes and solid dome head make her exceptionally rare.

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doll show in Toronto, Janet was surprised to find a small selection of fine French dolls for sale in one of the booths. She excitedly made a selection, discovering that the dealer was a local collector who was equally excited to meet someone who shared her love of French dolls. A few weeks later, the same dealer agreed to help Janet present a small exhibit of porcelain dolls at the Ceramic Museum. The two women discovered they had many common interests and in fact seemed to be kindred spirits. Janet was surprised and excited to learn that her new friend belonged to an organization of doll collectors in the US that had an annual convention with a fabulous competition, a huge sales room and programs presented by the folks who wrote the doll books she had been reading! Janet attended her first convention in 1999, where she discovered the world of dolls. She volunteered only once and did such a great job, that she has been called upon to present programs, host luncheons, become a judge and serve as the Director of Region 16 on the UFDC Board of Directors. With each successive year, her collection has grown. Her finely trained eye has prevented her from making the usual beginner’s mistakes and her collection has become an homage to La Belle Époque of the French doll. Author, Lynn Murray, is a Past president of UFDC. Today she runs TLC Doll Tours, annual doll tours to Europe and the UK. Her assistant is Janet Gula. Information on the tours may be found at www.dolltour.com. 31


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13” Shirley Temple original tagged dress, combination, shoes & stockings & pin, slight lifting by cheeks, clear eyes, slight crazing $550. Special $495. 18” All Original Shirley Temple in rare dress with original wig set and shadowing above eyes, (under chin slight split in compo) fabulous doll, almost no crazing $975.

9” AM #351 14/OK Germany Baby, blue sleep eyes, right toe chipped, o/m w/ teeth $150. 15” AM 370 on nice kid body, stationary brown eyes, bisque hands, left thumb as is $145. 20” Kestner #5, bisque arms, riveted arms & legs on leather body, o/m w/ molded teeth, sleep eyes, really sweet, original plaster pate $425. Special $350.

16” 1909 K * R 100 – 36 on original baby body, painted eyes, great molding, o/c mouth, antique silk dress $375.

6” All Bisque German Dutch pair with Googlie eyes, wonderful painting and molding, boy perfect, girl has reglued neck Pair $400.

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17” C/M RD, brown paperweight eyes, brown HH wig, antique dress & undergarments, leather shoes 3 ½, pierced ears, some body repair and rim forehead professional repair $2250.

26” C/M Jumeau with brown paperweight eyes, HH wig, antique dress, new leather shoes & hand crocheted stockings, heavy eyebrows, pierced ears, slight hairline left forehead rim, body repainted $2200.

22” Germany Sweetheart, bj body, blue sleep eyes, molded teeth, cute newer antique style cotton dress, sweet face $325. 17” #79 10 Handwerck, beautiful blue sleep eyes, o/m with teeth, original rubber hands as is, left foot was repaired $450. Special $400.

22” Revlon in original dress & undergarments, pearl drop earrings and Revlon hat box, replaced shoes & stockings, auburn hair, lovely facial expression $285. 15 ½” P-91 Mary Hartline 1948 all original, dress and boots, fabulous facial coloring $295.

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Vogue Eloise Wilkens 23” Too Dear #53540 all original in outfit 1963, blue sleep eyes, chubby cheeks, adorable $200. 18” Baby Dear w/ Top Knot hairstyle, all original outfit 1960, blue painted eyes $195. 17” 1963 Vogue Too Dear in box bottom with wrist tag – “Hi I’m Too Dear” Ginny Doll Family, all original, blue sleep eyes $225.


The World of Kley & Hahn Dolls by Marina Tagger Kley and Hahn “Walkure” doll I call Gretchen. She has her original clothing and shoes, blue/gray sleep eyes (indicative of Kestner’s choice of eye color) and a mohair wig. She is on a ball jointed body and is 25 inches in height. The head of this doll was made by the J.D. Kestner Company for the K & H company and is marked: 13 / Walkure / Germany. This doll came from the family of the original owner, the prominent Eaton family of Orono, Maine. Marina Tagger collection and photos Kley and Hahn character boy #15812. He is marked K & H in a banner / German / 158-12. He stands 26 inches tall, with “first out of the mold” crisp modeling. He has a socket head on a ball jointed body with painted hair and brown glass eyes. His lovely bisque head was made by the Hertel, Schwab & Co. Marina Tagger collection and photos

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ollectors of today are very familiar with such doll giants as the Simon and Halbig, the Kestner and the Armand Marseille companies, but little is known about other superb doll makers, where quality was never spared and their dolls, to this day, grace some of the world’s best collections. The Kley & Hahn doll factory, of Ohrdruf, Thuringia, Germany is one such company which produced extraordinary dolls. The firm was founded in 1902 by Albert Kley and Paul Hahn, and by 1905, Karl Dietz joined the manufacturers. As early as 1903, the Kley and Hahn firm began production of ball jointed dolls with bisque heads, stiff jointed dolls, walking dolls, and others. The firm stated in their advertising that they were producing

dolls of their own design. The dolls produced ranged in quality from the less refined, to the finest. Within two years, they added other items to their repertoire, including leather bodied dolls, with various jointing techniques; having either wooden or bisque arms and sporting socket or shoulder heads. In 1908, the Munich Art Doll Exhibition officially began the character movement, with artists creating dolls that were more life like, and fewer dolls representing the “dolly face” design. Inspired by this movement, firms such as Kammer and Reinhardt, Simon and Halbig, Kestner, Hertel, Schwab & Co., Bahr & Proschild and Gebruder Heubach, among others, began production of their own character dolls. By 1910, Kley & Hahn advertised that they were 33


Kley and Hahn Character Baby Twins with Basket. Bisque socket heads, molded and painted hair. Incised: Germany / K & H (in banner) 525 1. They have intaglio painted eyes, open/ closed mouth, five piece composition baby bodies and original clothes. 12 inches in height. Heads were made by the Bahr and Proschild firm for K & H. Donelle Denery collection and photos

producing character type dolls with painted eyes and closed mouths, stating also that they “…have been making character dolls since 1907 after art models…” Kley & Hahn went on to manufacture fascinating and unique dolls, especially babies with molded hair and dual faces; which shared one common feature between the two halves of the head – their molded ears. One side of the head exhibited a crying face, while the other side of the face was quite contented with their lot, emitting a smile for all the world to see. The heads came with either painted or glass eyes, and were produced by the Hertel, Schwab & Co. Other dolls in production were character child dolls, crawling babies, character babies with moving tongues, and celluloid children (made for them by the famous Rheinische 34

Gummi und Celluloid Waren-Fabrik companies). Some trademark names given to the firm’s products were: Walkure (produced by the J.D. Kestner Co.), Meine Einzige (My Only One), Schneewittchen (Snow White), Dollar Princess, and Special. The Kley and Hahn dolls were primarily made for the American market, and the majority are of superb quality. Three different companies manufactured their heads for them; heads marked with the 100 series were made by the Hertel, Schwab & Co., and were primarily of the character doll variety. These included numbers 133, 135, 138, 158, and others, which exhibited either domed headed children with painted or sleeping eyes, closed, open/closed mouths, molded tongues, movable tongues and teeth. The unique mold number in these


Scottish character girl marked K & H in banner / 526 / 7 1/2. Bisque socket head, painted brown eyes, accentuated by black upper eyeliner. She has a human hair wig, short fringed lashes, feathered brows, closed pouty mouth with an accent line between the lips, and accented nostrils. 20 inches tall, c. 1912. Head was made by Bahr and Proschild for K & H. Donelle Denery collection and photos

series is the mold number 159, which sports a two faced child, having one side crying and the other side of the face smiling. The 200 series (numbers 250, 282, and 292), as well as number 680 and “Walkure” were manufactured by the J.D. Kestner Jr. Company, of Watershausen, while the 500 series marked dolls were made for the Kley & Hahn Company by the Bahr & Proschild Company, and included such numbers as 525, 526, 531, 546, 549 (also manufactured in celluloid), 554, 567 and 571. The Bahr & Proschild children were also of the character variety, with number 567 exhibiting the same characteristics as the Hertel, Schwab & Co. number 159, where the doll is made with dual faces. Kley and Hahn children are often marked with a “streamer” type design on the backs of their heads. The “K & H” letters are found within the streamer, along with various number markings representing the mold, and the word Germany embossed beneath the numbers. The painting techniques used to represent the eyebrows in these dolls are very unique. The majority of the K&H dolls exhibit “fly away” type of brows, where the painting is wispy, and the individual strokes extend upwards and out, towards the forehead and away from the eyes.

Dutch girl marked 536 / 6. In traditional Dutch costume with wooden shoes. Mohair wig. 20 inches tall. Donelle Denery collection and photos

Painted eye character boy marked 531 / 6. Head made by Bahr and Proschild for K & H. Linda Heller collection, Donelle Denery photos

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Glass-eyed Kley & Hahn character marked K & H (in banner) / Germany / 167-14. The head for this doll was made by the Hertel, Schwab and Co. for K & H. Linda Heller collection, Donelle Denery photos

Kley & Hahn 549 with glass eyes. This head was made by Bahr & Proschild for K & H. 20 inches. Private collection, Rick Saxman photos

In 1922, Albert Kley passed away at the age of 43, leaving Paul Hahn the sole owner of the company, until 1924, when Sigismund Markmann of Berlin took over the firm. Markmann “…produced doll dresses, children’s embroidery boxes, doll outfits and decorated baskets…” The firm was in operation as late as the 1930’s, producing dolls of porcelain, bisque, Nanking dolls, and doll parts. Even though the company has long since closed its doors to the public, the Kley & Hahn factory building still exists today, just outside of Ohrdruf, and is currently being utilized as an apartment complex. Another example of the 526 mold. All original character girl, 19-1/2 inches. Rich Saxman photos

Bibliography Cieslik, Jurgen & Marianne. German Doll Encyclopedia 1800-1939. Cumberland, Maryland: Hobby House Press, Inc. 1985 Cieslik, Jurgen & Marianne. German Doll Studies. Annapolis, Maryland: Gold Horse Publishing 1999. Coleman, Dorothy S., Elizabeth A., and Evelyn J. The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls, Volume II. New York, N.Y.: Crown Publishers, Inc. 1986. Foulke, Jan. Jan Foulke’s Guide to Dolls. Braintree, MA: Bangzoom Publishers. 2006. Krombholz, Mary Gorham. Identifying German Character Dolls. Cumberland, Maryland: Reverie Publishing Company. 2008. Acknowledgements With special thanks to my husband Dr. Aaron Y. Tagger, Donelle Denery, Linda Heller, Rick Saxman and the Carmel Doll Shop for their immense ongoing support of all of my endeavors, and the doll imagery provided.

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An early EJ Jumeau Bebe showing the soft paler painting of the features typical of earlier dolls. She has large hand done eye cuts which can be uneven in size adding to her charm. The bisque is pale and translucent.

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An early portrait Jumeau of the 2nd series but still with the desirable “wrap around” eyes. Jumeau dolls have delicate features though very dramatic effects are often subtlely obtained by enlarged eye cuts and pale bisque on these earlier dolls. The facial shape is typical of Jumeau with full cheeks and a slightly pointed chin.

An early portrait Jumeau with the pale paintwork, white bisque and almond shaped eyes so typical of early Jumeau bebes. Softness in the features and captivating striated eyes are the things to look for.

have been mulling over the interesting fact that we as dolls of the firms they sought to emulate. Why is it that collectors can spot from a considerable distance the no matter how hard they try, it is not a Bru, it is not an wonderful and supremely individual characterization AT, and we know it instantly. of say a Jumeau as opposed to a Steiner or a Bru face. This is all the more remarkable of course as the dolls This was brought home to me just recently when showing of Kestner or Bru et al, were not decorated by one set some of my own collection to a visitor to my home. “Your of hands or even by one set of workers over the whole dolls are just gorgeous,” she said and seemed interested so history of these firms, but by a passing parade of I started to point out to her, “This is a Jumeau,” adding a bit employees who could presumably have been painting for of the firm’s history, “this a Bru,” etc. Jumeau one year and say Steiner the next. “How on earth do you know the difference?” she asked It becomes even more complex when one thinks that a and I found myself having to explain firm like Gaultier produced heads for the slight variations in face shape, any number of firms, albeit from molds painting detail, etc., that define one provided by those firms. firm’s dolls from the other. She looked I could simply explain to my friend on dubiously as I spoke. that dolls even if not incised with an After she had left I thought more on ED on the back of the head could be this and realized how very inventive easily seen to be the products of the and clever each of those long ago firms Denamur firm by their distinctive were, and of course I include the many An early portrait Jumeau with the huge eyebrow style, tapering to an inside “wrap around” eyes so unique and so German firms of similar date who point and almost meeting in the compelling in this doll. Often small in size also produced dolls that we instantly middle of the forehead. That is an easy these early Jumeau bebes are very sought recognize – the Kestner that could style point to spot. after. The eyes are huge in comparison to the size of the face and really do seem to only come from that firm, the Simon She then could see the difference wrap round the corners of the cheeks. There and Halbig which shouts her identity between an ED and a Rabery and is always a pink blush to the eyelids, finely and strangely enough, the fact that a Delphieu perhaps, which also rejoices in wrought brows and candy cane striping in Sonneburg Bru or a Kestner AT have a squarer face than some other dolls. It the irises. Eyes are often set slightly “off” which adds to the naive charm of these dolls. becomes more complex however when tiny recognizable differences from the


Maker in Doll Faces

The Jumeau “Triste” is a long faced Jumeau which has a far away look like the AT caused by her slightly up-turned eye setting. The Triste has a very individual mouth, full but softly rendered and fine brows set lower to her eyelids which are dusted in mauvish pink. She does have a unique rather thoughtful or slightly sad expression which is very individual and with her longer faced look she is a memorable Jumeau.

A second series portrait Jumeau with the slightly off set eyes of an early doll. Fine paintwork but already the introduction of thicker glossy brow painting is evident. This became the norm and the brows on Jumeau and other bebes became thicker and more feathered as time went on. The arrangement of the features and the shape of the mouth is very typical of Jumeau dolls.

we compare the R&D doll with one by Gaultier marked FG which also has a square face and similar grouping of the eye cuts, nose and mouth spacing and colouring. Yet experienced collectors see the difference at once. What is it then that distinguishes the R&D from the FG? One could get out the callipers and graph paper and probably make a case for minute differences in the spacing of the mouth, philtrum and nose or the gap between the A gorgeous early Circle Dot Bru with the heavy features of these early child dolls with very bulbous almost drooping cheeks which give these dolls a toddler’s charm. She has pale bisque and more delicate brows but shares with all Bru’s the direct gaze and wide spaced eyes so beloved of collectors. The distinctive Bru bodies help with identification but the faces usually speak their makers name instantly!

A classic Tete Jumeau showing the bolder painting of these slightly later Bebes. The brows are heavy and glossy in darker tones of brown and the lips are fuller and also darker than the earlier Jumeau dolls. The face is full but not square and the Jumeau mould was consistent throughout the years with rounded cheeks and a well formed chin. Large applied ears on the bigger dolls are also typical.

eye cuts and the bridge of nose but this is not the heart of the matter of course. The heart of the matter is just that, there is a feeling, a heart to the design of each maker’s dolls which define in some inexplicable way the look and feel of a doll from that manufacturer which tells us in a heartbeat that this is a doll by that maker and no other once we intuitively know what to look for. A later Bru Jne doll with the family resemblance still clearly showing. Bru dolls have a distinctive eye set with a very direct look and widely spaced eyes which give great appeal to the dolls. This one, dressed as a boy, has a lovely detail of the painting of the mouth though lacking the earlier parted lip look on many of the most desirable Bru bebes. The later darker heavier brows date this boy to the late 1880’s. 39


A large Bru Jne doll with the broad high forehead, wide spaced eyes and delicate paint detail of all these coveted Bru Bebes.

This early so called “Block Letter” doll is by the firm of Francois Gaultier and shows clearly the very square shape of face typical of this firm. The earlier bebes have paler bisque and lovely delicacy of features and this one is no exception. She has the slightly pursed lips which shout Gaultier and a cute dimple in the chin also a typical feature.

A lovely very early Gaultier Bebe on a kid body with very translucent bisque and the finest of brows and lashes. She has the square face which did not change over the years. With a bit of careful study it should be feasible for any collector to spot an FG across a crowded room!

This later so called “Scroll Mark” FG bebe shows the typical square face but with the very much heavier style of decoration with very heavy glossy feathered brows which were in vogue in the later 1880’s to 1890’s.

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It is something that we as collectors or dealers accept as we casually throw out terms and names when we discuss a Circle Dot Bru or a Bru Jne for instance. Yet when asked to really define what it is that makes us instantly know what the differences in each doll are that make us just know, it is much more difficult to explain. It is quite simply, a gut feeling, a knowing that comes with study and handling of dolls. Good examples and bad, any dolls that come our way. Dolls that we see in museums and collections. Dolls that we can read about and study in the many good and beautifully illustrated books that abound on this fascinating subject. Dolls that we have owned or might own in the future teach us so much and it is a knowledge that takes time and care to assimilate. Too many beginning collectors rush into building their collections by buying simply any doll which comes their way and then live to regret the hasty purchases. They play the numbers game when patience and time give better rewards and bring better dolls into our collections when we know what we are looking for. Taking the time to get to grips with the subject pays dividends in the long term and so does taking the time to really get to know the faces of dolls, the indefinable look that spells out the maker of dolls which may not for some reason have any identifying marks on the neck or which may have a confusion of symbols which came about during transitional periods of the factories which produced them. This is endlessly fascinating and will bring the best of the dolls we seek into our hands. It is a slow process, getting to know dolls and their makers, but little by little, confidence grows, recognition becomes intuitive and one can spot with confidence an individual doll and just know what she is and who made her. Shakespeare said, the eyes are the windows to the soul and so a doll’s eyes reveal much about the maker. The eyes of an AT, limpid and full of depth, cry out her maker’s name. The early eyes of a portrait Jumeau, enamelled and striated speak of her lineage. The flatter eyes of a Steiner tell of the mechanisms that some of them were incorporated into which precluded too big a bulge or else they could not be closed. Each doll tells her story. Tiny tight mouths with closely grouped features set in a broad chipmunk-type face speak of Petit et Demontier. Small firms like Mothereau feature smaller eyes, very pale bisque and an individual look that speaks their name to the


collector as his or her experience grows. Of course, doll bodies can aid recognition and those rarer dolls in original outfits reflect the skills of Madame Jumeau or Rohmer, but it is the faces that we must trust to tell us of their heritage. Bodies and outfits can be changed over the years but the faces must always speak of their originality. Trust the faces and never stop learning as you go along. I illustrate this article with a selection of such faces. Compare the faces of the Steiners, look at the various sets of eyes that I show. See the skilful differences in mouths from various makers. Painters were instructed in the “house style”. Girls were taught how to flick their paint brushes as they applied the glazes to give that certain definition to the brows, the extravagant feathering or the lighter, tighter lines that defined the certain look that was required, and over the decades, these styles remained true and developed perhaps a new boldness or heightened color range while never losing the family likeness that binds these dolls forever to their makers hand and art. Although I show here some complete faces I think it is of greater use to concentrate on the component parts of each maker’s style and so I have tried in most of the illustrations that accompany these words to divorce the various features from the complete doll (which can too easily beguile and captivate in her entirety) so that you can see more clearly the sweep of the brows and lashes, the various styles of eyes, the various sizes of cuts for eyeholes which were employed uniquely by the different firms, the varying shapes of lips and how they were painted and above them the molding of the philtrums and breadth of noses, and how these parts, when grouped together molded and painted by the different makers, combined uniquely to give the look and feel of each individual firm. Soon you will recognize dolls as intuitively as the faces of your friends. I do hope you will find some points of interest here and perhaps take the time in your busy lives to sit quietly with your dolls one afternoon now and again. Give them your precious gift of time and really get to know them and the sweet differences which combine to realize their individual magic. That time will pay dividends when you discover, perhaps mis-attributed or listed as unknown, as you surely will over

This distinctive Bebe is by Petit et Demontier a smaller French firm whose dolls are rarer to find. These dolls have a very square “Chipmunk” shaped face with very delicate painting of brows and other features. The small rounded chin and very fat cheeks are other clues to P.D. dolls which, although having a squarer face, are still quite distinct from other square faced dolls by FG, notably by the delicacy of the brows and the pale, fine quality of the bisque.

A very early Steiner which is completely unmarked but has the rounder face and high arched eyebrows typical of their first bebes. The eyes have beautiful striations, also typical of early dolls, and the flatter surface typical of their date as well. The bisque is pale and the brows very fine. The mouth is set high nearer the underside of the nose than in other makers at this date. The nose is typically Steiner being broad and almost swollen with the eyes wide set. A very typical early Steiner look.

This figure A Steiner is typical of their lovely dolls with a slightly square face but more elongated than the much squarer faces seen on the FG or ED types. The eyes have a flatter surface although being of the paperweight variety and still very beautiful with a lovely color.

An early marked series C Steiner which has the rounder more delicate face of early Steiners. The high arched brows are present and the broad nose gives her a very appealing wide eyed look. Sheepskin wigs are the usual type used on early bebes and hers is in wonderful condition. 41


This sweet tiny C series Steiner is typical of their early dolls with “wire eyes”. This system allowed the dolls eyes to open and close by using a wire set into the side of the head in a specially cut groove. The eyes had to be very flat to allow this to work and so the crystal bulge of paperweight eyes is missing. Steiner eyes are usually flatter than those used by Bru, Jumeau, Gaultier, etc. and that can be a good clue for identifying unmarked Steiners.

This Mothereau Bebe has a very typical look with her pale bisque and very small eye cuts with the eyes being often set slightly “off” so that the doll has a far away gaze. The brows, mouth and lashes are very finely wrought and the overall look is very sweet and ethereal.

This bebe by Rabery and Delphieu known as an R&D has a square face just like the Gaultier (the firm actually produced the bisque heads for R&D) but her paintwork gives her a look all of her own. R&D’s are usually shy looking with quite bold brows, lashes and fully realized mouths which are quite distinctive. Compare the R&D with the FG photos and you will see what I mean. She just looks “different” to the others.

The rare and wonderful dolls of Andre Thuillier have a wonderful look which can be recognized instantly. The delicately upturned gaze of the dolls is made by setting the eyes with a tiny upwards tilt, giving them a dreamy, far away look. The bisque is fine and even and the eyes large and liquid. The early dolls have paler bisque and paler brows but all AT dolls share the thoughtful and thought provoking look which make them so thrilling to collectors.

Wire eyed Steiner eyes closed. There is a mechanism inside the head which allows the whole eye to rotate when a wire lever which comes through a specially made hole in the side of the head behind the left ear is turned by hand. This was a fore-runner to the sleeping eyes of dolls in the very late 19th and early 20th centry but this Steiner mechanism dates from the early 1880’s! Usually found on “C” series dolls.

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The distinctive face of a Halopeau Bebe with its square to rectangular shape, finely brush stroked brows in a soft honey colour and beautiful striated eyes. The eyes are often wide set, giving them a slightly “wall eyed” look. Given the great beauty of the dolls and their obvious luxury designation, it is slightly odd that their wonderful eyes are so often set in this slightly haphazard way!

the years, a wonderful doll which speaks her name only to you, and speaks so very clearly because of the knowledge you have acquired through taking that time to look. Knowledge, which always remember, is your best weapon, beats even a limitless pocketbook in the never ending quest of the collector. It will lead to fabulous moments in your collecting life, of that I have no doubt. I wish you good hunting!

A second AT which also has the upturned gaze and huge limpid eyes of her sister dolls. This gaze is captivating and memorable.

This Etienne Denamur bebe, commonly called an ED, shows the main characteristic of her maker. The eyebrows are set very close together with a very sweet shy look to the doll. This close set brow will always tell you when you are looking at an ED.


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by Elizabeth Ann Coleman with contributions from Mary Ellen Bou

Patagonian rhea, an ostrich-like bird unique to South America.

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hen we North Americans think of illustrated super heroes our thoughts begin with numero uno in our books: Superman. But like so many things in this hemisphere we must peel back layers to arrive at the first such hero to appear in comic strip format. Perhaps you can guess this hero was not descended from European roots, rather he seems on first acquaintance to be of Native American extraction. He hails not from the North American West; instead he is from as far south as you can go in South America: Patagonia. This imaginary super hero was the creation of a very young Argentinean comic strip illustrator by the name of Dante Quinterno (1909-2003). His first cartoons had been published when he was in his mid teens and while still securing his secondary education he apprenticed under several of Argentina’s leading humoristic cartoonists. Quinterno’s first professional cartoon was published July 29, 1923 and it was to be quickly followed by a growing series of popular comic characters. For doll collectors the transformative comic strip initially appeared in 1926 in Buenos Aries’ popular paper the “Critica” as “The Buenos Aires Optimist”. The strip would be renamed a year later as the “Adventures of Don Gil Contendo.” The first in a long line of super-heroes makes his quiet debut bursting from a freight train car. He was seen by his creator as a universal symbol in which is combined all the virtues unattainable by ordinary mortals. He first appears (October 19, 1928) as a secondary character in the “Adventures of Don Gil Contendo” under the name Curugua-Curiguagüigua but in super-hero fashion in a flash his name is changed to Patoruzú. For nearly two decades to come this unlikely Indian-inspired super hero will have a devoted audience on the two American continents as he moves, not just from one comic script to another but from one publication and media to another. Such was the demand for this heroic Indian that by the mid 1930s there was a team of illustrators charged with relaying his exploits. Within a few short hours of its debut in 1936 over 100,000 copies of his eponymous monthly comic book were sold out. 1942 saw the first Argentinean short color film featuring his baby brother and in 1941 Patoruzú debuted in the short-lived New York City paper “PM.” What super-hero is worth his title if he doesn’t have a doll in his likeness? And what super45


Patoruzú, an unlikely super hero, measures 17 inches plus his feather.

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hero doesn’t hold a secret or two? Following the South American taste in dolls for Lencilike products, the original Patoruzú doll was made from felt with details of oil cloth, but the authorship and dates of production of these dolls remains unknown to this author. Production, however, is known to have been done in Argentina, and was specifically authorized by the Syndicate Dante Quinterno. The dolls of Patoruzú and his baby brother Upa were executed in felt identified and advertised as rich or fine paño (felt) Lenci. Patoruzú was offered in four sizes: 67-70, 50, 32 and 28 centimeters and Upa in two sizes: 47 and 31 centimeters. According to contemporary advertising they were sold at the principal department and youth stores with Patoruzú going, according to height, for $38, $25, $6.75 and $2.95 while Upa sold for $28 and $16.50. All legitimate dolls carried a tag of authenticity. Later commercial examples have been produced in plastic. Upon first laying eyes on Patoruzú the viewer may be taken aback by his pendulous proboscis, the almost always open mouth and the startling startled eyes of an owl. But soon a smile crosses the viewer’s face as they realize they have been trapped by the old adage that looks are not everything. Revelation of his personal traits offer deeper understanding: Patoruzú is the perfect man packaged inside human imperfection. He is uncommonly generous, a true friend to the vulnerable, willing to step in when his own safety may be at risk and in matters of the heart he is susceptible to the charms of the opposite sex. He is assertive but modest, straightforward but competitive, stoic but thoughtful; an extrovert with sensitivity and his integrity is as supernatural as his strength. Although some will see a cruel caricature in the physiognomy of Patoruzú and members of his tribe one needs only look at the rest of Quinterno’s characters to see that he was equally harsh but humorous on all. Indeed by popular acclaim Patoruzú became Argentina’s mascot of the quintennial of the founding of the Americas in 1992. Patoruzú’s admirable traits can be laid to his genetic heritage as what is perceived to be a Native American. Uncommonly Patoruzú is blessed with uncommon privilege: he has inherited vast holdings of gold, land and cattle. But with these benefits come obligations in order to win three feathers, an indication of the high status of tribal chieftain. Ever in quest of the feathers Patoruzú practices defense of the oppressed, the power to right wrongs and humility. They were thought to spring from mysterious sources of energy unique to his ancestors and they are applicable when good is anticipated to overcome evil. An early instance of good overcoming evil can be found in the protagonist’s name. He appeared


Super hero in training, baby brother Upa is 12-1/2 inches plus feather.

bearing the Tehuelche Indian name Curugua Curiguagüigua which was immediately deemed unpronounceable by the editor-in-chief of the newspaper who proposed instead Patoruzú, taken from a popular candy of the time derived from the Orozú plant. Like all human life, the life of Patoruzú takes many twists and turns both in and out of publication before it settles. His world is populated with equally colorful and characterful friends and family. Patoruzú himself is an orphan and the last scion of the Cacique Tehuelche tribe of giant Indians. In his travels he is accompanied by a female rhea, a uniquely South American flightless bird looking like a small ostrich. The bird is named Carmela, but is almost immediately replaced by Lorenzo, a male of the rhea species. When Patoruzú comes to Buenos Aries to live in the house of Don Gil (Jilian) Contendo, whose late uncle, Rudecindo, had been appointed guardian of this exceedingly wealthy – he speaks in silver - but naïve orphan. Of equal interest to doll collector’s is Patoruzú’s teen age brother. Hardly a sight for any eyes Upa is shy and naïve, yet more aware of modern ways than his older brother. He uses his mighty big soft belly as a weapon whenever injustice is to be fought. Like Superman, Patoruzú is dressed in yellowgold, blue with touches of red and white. On his black shoulder length hair he wears a band with a single feather in homage to his father, though in theory he is entitled to wear three because of his inherited status as chief. His rolled-up, puffed out cuff pants of blue-like jeans are held at the waist by a leather belt from which the efficient boleadoras (also known as bolas) hang. On his feet are sandals (the soles are splints of wood). His yellow poncho conceals bulging muscles built many years ago from the milk of his wet nurse La Chacha who plays a role in the assorted strips which include Patoruzú; she lives at his Patagonian ranch continuing to feed other characters much sought after empanadas. Baby brother Upa is simply dressed in a short collared palest green shirt, and very short, very red pants held up by tri-part sling-shot suspenders. His feet are bare, but he wears a head band with a single red feather. If you had been lucky enough to follow daily the adventures of Patoruzú you would have learned in 1937 that our Native American Patagonian personality was even more genetically complicated than we might expect in days before genetic testing. In the comics it had been revealed that the Patoruzú’s family had ancient Egyptian origins and their ancestors had been the Pharaoh Patoruzek I and Princess Napta of the 27th dynasty and that their son and heir, Patoruzek II, had left Egypt after a battle along the Nile. Naturally the escape vessel had landed in Patagonia.

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Sasha Morgenthaler’s Children of the World at the Zürich Toy Museum

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wiss toys are a rare species: one finds toys “Made in Switzerland” primarily only in their native land. Principal exceptions are the dolls of Sasha Morgenthaler. Both the dolls created in her atelier and her industrially manufactured dolls are known throughout the world. The personal collection of the doll artist, a gift to the city of Zürich, was, up until recently, on display in the Bärengasse Museum, Zürich. Thanks to the support of the city and the Swiss National Museum, a large group of the doll artist’s creations are now on exhibit until mid-November, 2009, in the Zürich Toy Museum. The artist Mary Magdelena Alexandra (“Sasha”) von Sinner was born on November 30th, 1893, in Bern. She spent her early years in an aristocratic environment as the youngest child of the young widow Mary Borchardt von Sinner from Berlin. She studied at the Geneva Art Academy, then with the artist Cuno Amiet on the Oschwand in the canton of Bern, and at the Holoshi-School in Munich. Further milestones in her life were her marriage to the artist Ernst Morgenthaler and her friendship with Paul Klee, the sculptor Karl Geiser and other artists. Sasha Morgenthaler wanted to create dolls that were different from the dolls being sold during the 1920s. She produced her first toys, animals and dolls for her own children and friends. These early dolls were very expensive. Her goal to produce a low-cost doll was reached with the help of the Swiss department store chain Migros and the German doll factory Götz in Rödental. The first generation of Götz dolls, marked “Sasha-Serie”, were first sold in 1965 in honor of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Migros cooperative. From l964 to 1971 Sasha dolls were produced by the Götz Doll Factory, and from 1966 to 1986 by the Frido/Trendon factory, Stockport, England. From 1995 to 2001 the dolls were again available from the Götz factory. For more information Tel. +41 (0)44 211 93 05 www.zürcher-spielzeugmuseum.ch

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he Musée de la Poupée in Paris celebrates Barbie’s Jubilee (1959-2009) with a unique exhibit paying a well deserved tribute to the most popular fashion doll of all time. Hundreds of original vintage dolls and accessories, chosen among the best French private collections, together with a selection of the latest Barbie dolls provided by Mattel-France, will be on display from March 28 to September 20, 2009. Starting with a spectacular contemporary fashion show, Barbie looks back to 1959, when her first collection appeared on the market. Every single original item from that very first collection will be on display, for the first time ever in France, together with an impressive selection of models from the last five decades, arranged with their original accessories and structures in 28 irresistible vignettes. Musée de la Poupée-Paris, Impasse Berthaud (near 22 Beaubourg street), 75003 Paris www.museedelapoupeeparis.com

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Preview: Morphy Paper Doll and Doll Auction May 28-30 Reported by Catherine Saunders-Watson

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Circa-1890 Mascotte French bisque-head doll.

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Circa-1885 Steiner bébé.

This elaborately costumed Lenci doll, with tags, depicts a girl in traditional Breton dress.

he late Phyllis Grindle had both a scholar’s eye and an artist’s appreciation for paper dolls. A multitalented person who enjoyed painting, needlecraft and gardening, her interest in paper dolls began in the 1980s – maybe even earlier, according to Carol Sullivan, who has cataloged the extraordinary collection for inclusion in a May 2830 auction at Morphy Auctions in Denver, PA. (The doll portion of the sale takes place on the 28th.) The collection includes some the earliest known paper dolls, including the possibly late-18th-century Profile People. Another highlight is The Boy and His Horse – a double-riding doll for children. The set is printed in four languages: German, English, French and Italian. Each 6-inch rider in the set can be matched up with one of several 6-inch-tall by 8-inch-wide “mounts,” including a dual-entity horse/bear or zebra/bird. Presented in its beautifully lithographed original box, the set is expected to bring $2,500-$3,500 at auction. There are also “pantins” – paper toys with strings that make them bounce up and down – the precursors to jumping jacks, also known as mechanicals. Another important ensemble is L’Ecole des Modes, or School of Fashion. Dating to the 1830s/1840s, the boxed set includes a beautiful doll with metal-reinforced front and back, with six front-and-back gowns and seven headdresses. “The set is in pristine condition and truly beautiful,” said Sullivan. “The pieces are flawlessly hand colored, and the costumes include very intricate hairdos with high curls and hats.” The presale estimate is $1,200-$1,500. An 1888 sheet depicting Kaiser Frederick III and Queen Victoria’s daughter Kaiserin Victoria is believed to be quite scarce. “This sheet may only have been printed for a few months,” Sullivan observed. “It has some unusual and interesting fashion features. For instance, the train on one of the gowns is longer than the gown itself.” Estimate: $200-$300. Collectors of other types of paper ephemera should be on the lookout for crossover items. For instance, there are albums filled with advertising paper dolls promoting products like Clark’s O.N.T. Thread, McLaughlin’s Coffee, and Shaker Salt, which is represented by a girl in traditional Shaker attire who travels to various countries and presenting salt to heads of state. The auction also includes a fine selection of approximately 200 dolls, primarily from two sources: the Marilyn Wilson collection and a collection coming from a private doll museum in Oregon. The doll category featured many German and French bisque dolls, American composition, wood, cloth, papiermâché and Lenci dolls. “There’s a little bit of everything,” said Rick Saxman, who cataloged the collections.


Dating to the 1830s/1840s, this boxed set includes a doll with upswept hair, metalreinforced front and back, and six front-andback gowns and seven headdresses. It may sell for $1,200-$1,500.

Jean & Ken Nordquist’s Collectible Doll Co. Gourmet Doll Supplies for the Discriminating Doll Collector

*Nordquist Doll Molds *Daisyettes *Bleuette Premiere *Mignonettes *Presentation Displays *Paper Toys for Dolls *Thurlow Patters for Knit & Crochet Outfits *Collectible Doll Fashions

The lavish wardrobes of Kaiser Frederick III and Kaiserin Victoria are seen in this 1888 sheet. Estimate $200-$300.

*Finished Crocheted Outfits *Cat’s Paw Doll Jewelry *Feather Trees *Paper Ornaments *Vintage Postcards *Doll Sewing Projects *Leather Doll Shoes *Mohair Doll Wigs *Miniature Accessories Mold & Global Catalogs not shown

Highlights include a circa-1885 Series C Steiner bébé with lever mechanism at the back of its head to allow the eyes to be opened and shut, a large circa-1890 Mascotte French bisque-head doll, and a Simon & Halbig mold 1159 lady doll on a Steiner lady body of composition. The latter doll is unusual, said Saxman, in that it had a closed mouth. “Usually on this doll the mouth is open,” he said. Two particularly attractive Lencis from the 300 series are the girl doll in the regional costume of Brittany, and a boy doll in Dutch attire. The dolls will be sold as individual lots. All forms of bidding will be available for this sale, including live via the Internet. For additional information, call 717-335-3435 or log on to www. morphyauctions.com to view the entire fully illustrated catalog online.

Complete 5 Catalog Set - $25 ppd. Includes $15 money back coupon with purchase.

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16-1/2” (42 cm) Huret with fixed neck, human hair wig, the upper chest marked Huret, on a gutta percha body (restored and repainted) and dressed in an antique costume, sold for approximately $7,500 at the recent Galerie de Chartres auction.

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5-inch (13 cm) mignonnettte with socket head, fixed inset blue glass eyes, original wig, jointed all-bisque body and original clothes, sold with various accessories for approximately $9,400 during the Ladenburger auction, March 27 and 28.

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hilip Weiss’ doll auction on Saturday April 4th included a selection of Automatons. The “Waltzing Couple” created by Alexander Theraude sold for $6,780 and Roullet & Decamps’ “The Dance Lesson” closed at $6,495.

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size 1 F.G Bebe, 8-1/2 inches, in the original presentation box and wearing her original aqua dress sold for $4,830 at Frasher’s February auction of the White House Doll & Toy Museum. Bringing $14,950 was the Japanese Imperial Palace from the 1896 Tokyo Japan Expo. The all original exhibit, still with its packing crate, was 10 feet wide and five feet deep.

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highlight at Sweetbriar’s February 7 sale was a slender French wooden lady with molded wax hair. Accompanied by her lavish original trousseau, she reached a gavel price of $4600.

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We would like to thank the following auction houses for their participation: Alderfer Auctions, 501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. Phone 215-393-3023. www.alderferauctions.com Frasher’s Doll Auctions, 2323 South Mecklin School Road, Oak Grove, MO 64075. 816-625-3786. Galerie De Chartres, 10 rue Claude Bernard, Za du Coudray BP 70129-28003 Chartres Cedex. chartres@galeriedechartres.com Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion, Lustgartenstrasse 5 D-68526 Ladenburg. www.spielzeugauktion.de

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lderfer’s held their spring doll auction April 1 and 2 in Hatfield, PA. This all original grouping of five World War I Kaiser Wilhelm Doll House soldiers sold for $5,537.

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mid spirited bidding, a 16” Jumeau poupee sold for $3800 at Sweetbriar’s March 28 auction. The elegant lady wore her complete original costume.

Sweetbriar, P.O. Box 37, Earleville, MD 21919. 410-275-2094 www.sweetbriarauctions.com Philip Weiss Auctions, 1 Neil Court. Oceanside, New York 11572. Phone (516) 594-0731 www.philipweissauctions.com

SELL A DOLL IN THE EMPORIUM

If you’re like most of us, there are usually a couple of dolls in your collection that you would like to sell in order to reinvest in another doll. That’s what we designed the Antique Doll EMPORIUM for… you the collector! Take advantage of this special forum; the cost is only $60. Send us a photo or a digital photo of your doll with a description and your check or credit card information. We do the rest!! Antique DOLL Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768. Phone 1-888-800-2588. Email: antiquedoll@gmail.com

Rare 11” blue eyed French bebe by Henri Delcroix. Desirable pale bisque and original French compo and wood BJ body. Visit her and other quality antique dolls and accessories on my website. Nora’s Antique Dolls & Collectibles 1-732-341-2611 http://www.noramcneil.com

VICTORIAN RETREAT ANTIQUE DOLLS

Lynne Shoblom 928-445-5908 12” Kestner Pouty, marked 7 and XIII. All original and comes with her original trunk of clothes. A perfect and adorable little girl! $2995.

Email victorianretreat@msn.com Member UFDC See this doll and other treasures at my Ruby Lane Shop.

6” Adorable Goebel Antique Bisque Doll with molded blond hair and headband. Painted blue eyes with tiny white dots, open-closed mouth with molded teeth, sweet smile. Lovely bisque. Antique organdy dress and pantaloons. Painted black heeled shoes, white socks with blue bands. Extra antique clothes items and toys. 5-piece original antique body. She is perfect, and as lovely as can be. $335 - Layaway always OK. Carole Harris Email: b2cdolls@yahoo.com Phone 516-596-2165

Bru Brevete 18”, blonde mohair wig, blue paperweight eyes, closed mouth, perfect bisque, kid body, bisque arms, redressed but with marked Bru shoes. $17500. Call 215-794-8164 or email alloyd@nni.com. Member UFDC and NADDA.

SARA BERNSTEIN DOLLS I’ve just acquired some fantastic dolls - cloth, bisque, etc. Enjoy a visit to my websites for pictures and prices. phone 732-536-4101

Email: santiqbebe@aol.com

www.sarabernsteindolls.com or wwwrubylane.com/shops/victorianretreat www.rubylane.com/shops/sarabernsteindolls

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RubyLane.com/shops/anntiquedolls

Avgusta’s Bisque Dolls www.abidolls.com (925)687-0334

Incredibly beautiful Bru Jne 10. Most desirable early face with prominent tongue. Dramatic “Bru look”, a collector’s dream! Only $42,000


Telephone (212) 787-7279 • P.O. Box 1410 • NY, NY 10023 Quality Antique Dolls by Mail Return Privilege • Layaways Member UFDC and NADDA

1. 33” Museum Class Fashion Doll – Breathtaking! Fashion aficionados – could you ever imagine an early 1870’s fashion this astounding?! She has early finely chiseled features on the original body with matching bisque arms and is presented in a stunning original silk couturier bustle back gown in remarkable near mint condition! Plus, original side button heeled bootines. A lavish and exhilarating display of the Golden Age. $2500 2. 16-1/2” Rarest Hertel Schwab 172 Googly – the centerpiece of an important googly collection! (see our ad page 7) $9,500 3. 27” Lifesize SFBJ 251 Toddler – enormous charm and twinkling eyes on this magnificent French character with deep dimples, separate bisque tongue and 17-1/2” head circ! Chunky fully jointed toddler body and elegant velvet suit. $2100 4. 18” Heirloom Halbig 1009 – ca. 1889 for the French market with mint original wig framing deep, dark eyes w/ lacey long lashes and the graceful feathered Jumeau brows, wearing her charming period dress. $750 5. see number 1 and 6 6. 33” Museum Class Fashion – detail of the antique bustle, swags and pleats on the classic blue silk. See #1 7. 5-1/2” Rare Mignonnette with Jointed Elbows – impossible to find, a treasure to have – in original layers of hand-stitched antique clothes, hat and original wig! $5200 4-1/2” French Type All Bisque Boy - all original and mint! $850 (see our ad page 7) 8. 28” Magnificent French Trade Bebe – pre 1900 beauty in a rare large size with early Jumeau brows, brown PW eyes, pierced ears, original Jumeau body, fantastic original maroon high style boots! French cut silk velvet ensemble with original maroon sidebutton boots! $1495 9. 24” Lifesize Baby Boy – stunning Hertel Schwab 151, magnificent size, Kestner quality 17” circ. head, sleep eyes, carved teeth, chunky original body and clothes. $650 10. 15-1/2” Stately French Fashion – a cool beauty, ca 1870, with an exceptional face and tailored 2-part jacketed gown in a most refined French green taffeta (see our ad page 7) $2500 11. Art Deco Half Doll Fashion – important D & K model with original body and original beaded costume. $495 9” Art Deco Statuette – intriguing Hertwig blend of half doll and modeste form, all in the illusion of a classical Roman bust. Rare $450 12. 28” All Original Simon Halbig ‘Santa’s Sister’ – mold 1250 with red ‘V’ mark on lip in an outrageous display of hand sewn elaborate details, numerous ruffles, pleats and lace insertions on every layer with matching bonnet, wig and shoes too! Mint! $895 13. 31” All Original Early Handwerck – from bonnet to boots – one owner doll with uncut blonde wig and playful blue eyes, early mark and signed body, a Victorian charmer in every fussy layer of her delightful clothing! $1200 14. 24” Attic Original Kestner 167 – original wig and flawless gently colored ivory bisque offset her dramatic eyes, mint signed body beneath original detailed dress. Mint! $750 15. Mint Choice Byelos – Both with signed bodies and perfect fingers! Scarce Brown Eyes – 11-1/2” circ. in elaborate, ruffled 25” heirloom gown. $350 Factory Original 12-1/2” circ. blue eyes, factory gown, matching slip and Byelo pin. $450 16. 22” SFBJ Depose Walker – 1899 premier SFBJ mechanical with flirty eyes, upturned nose, lovely near perfect bisque and mint original wig! Eyes and head turn side to side as she walks! $895

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16-1/2” (42 cm) Huret with fixed neck, human hair wig, the upper chest marked Huret, on a gutta percha body (restored and repainted) and dressed in an antique costume, sold for approximately $7,500 at the recent Galerie de Chartres auction.

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5-inch (13 cm) mignonnettte with socket head, fixed inset blue glass eyes, original wig, jointed all-bisque body and original clothes, sold with various accessories for approximately $9,400 during the Ladenburger auction, March 27 and 28.

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hilip Weiss’ doll auction on Saturday April 4th included a selection of Automatons. The “Waltzing Couple” created by Alexander Theraude sold for $6,780 and Roullet & Decamps’ “The Dance Lesson” closed at $6,495.

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size 1 F.G Bebe, 8-1/2 inches, in the original presentation box and wearing her original aqua dress sold for $4,830 at Frasher’s February auction of the White House Doll & Toy Museum. Bringing $14,950 was the Japanese Imperial Palace from the 1896 Tokyo Japan Expo. The all original exhibit, still with its packing crate, was 10 feet wide and five feet deep.

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highlight at Sweetbriar’s February 7 sale was a slender French wooden lady with molded wax hair. Accompanied by her lavish original trousseau, she reached a gavel price of $4600.

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We would like to thank the following auction houses for their participation: Alderfer Auctions, 501 Fairgrounds Road, Hatfield, PA 19440. Phone 215-393-3023. www.alderferauctions.com Frasher’s Doll Auctions, 2323 South Mecklin School Road, Oak Grove, MO 64075. 816-625-3786. Galerie De Chartres, 10 rue Claude Bernard, Za du Coudray BP 70129-28003 Chartres Cedex. chartres@galeriedechartres.com Ladenburger Spielzeugauktion, Lustgartenstrasse 5 D-68526 Ladenburg. www.spielzeugauktion.de

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lderfer’s held their spring doll auction April 1 and 2 in Hatfield, PA. This all original grouping of five World War I Kaiser Wilhelm Doll House soldiers sold for $5,537.

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mid spirited bidding, a 16” Jumeau poupee sold for $3800 at Sweetbriar’s March 28 auction. The elegant lady wore her complete original costume.

Sweetbriar, P.O. Box 37, Earleville, MD 21919. 410-275-2094 www.sweetbriarauctions.com Philip Weiss Auctions, 1 Neil Court. Oceanside, New York 11572. Phone (516) 594-0731 www.philipweissauctions.com

SELL A DOLL IN THE EMPORIUM

If you’re like most of us, there are usually a couple of dolls in your collection that you would like to sell in order to reinvest in another doll. That’s what we designed the Antique Doll EMPORIUM for… you the collector! Take advantage of this special forum; the cost is only $60. Send us a photo or a digital photo of your doll with a description and your check or credit card information. We do the rest!! Antique DOLL Collector, P.O. Box 239, Northport, NY 11768. Phone 1-888-800-2588. Email: antiquedoll@gmail.com

Rare 11” blue eyed French bebe by Henri Delcroix. Desirable pale bisque and original French compo and wood BJ body. Visit her and other quality antique dolls and accessories on my website. Nora’s Antique Dolls & Collectibles 1-732-341-2611 http://www.noramcneil.com

VICTORIAN RETREAT ANTIQUE DOLLS

Lynne Shoblom 928-445-5908 12” Kestner Pouty, marked 7 and XIII. All original and comes with her original trunk of clothes. A perfect and adorable little girl! $2995.

Email victorianretreat@msn.com Member UFDC See this doll and other treasures at my Ruby Lane Shop.

6” Adorable Goebel Antique Bisque Doll with molded blond hair and headband. Painted blue eyes with tiny white dots, open-closed mouth with molded teeth, sweet smile. Lovely bisque. Antique organdy dress and pantaloons. Painted black heeled shoes, white socks with blue bands. Extra antique clothes items and toys. 5-piece original antique body. She is perfect, and as lovely as can be. $335 - Layaway always OK. Carole Harris Email: b2cdolls@yahoo.com Phone 516-596-2165

Bru Brevete 18”, blonde mohair wig, blue paperweight eyes, closed mouth, perfect bisque, kid body, bisque arms, redressed but with marked Bru shoes. $17500. Call 215-794-8164 or email alloyd@nni.com. Member UFDC and NADDA.

SARA BERNSTEIN DOLLS I’ve just acquired some fantastic dolls - cloth, bisque, etc. Enjoy a visit to my websites for pictures and prices. phone 732-536-4101

Email: santiqbebe@aol.com

www.sarabernsteindolls.com or wwwrubylane.com/shops/victorianretreat www.rubylane.com/shops/sarabernsteindolls

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RubyLane.com/shops/anntiquedolls

Avgusta’s Bisque Dolls www.abidolls.com (925)687-0334

Incredibly beautiful Bru Jne 10. Most desirable early face with prominent tongue. Dramatic “Bru look”, a collector’s dream! Only $42,000


The best way to buy a doll is by going to a doll show

It’s simple. Do the math: 1
 doll auction = (1 dealer + 350 dolls) thousands of buyers 1 doll show = (30 dealers + 1000 dolls) 300 buyers t a doll show, there is time to look carefully, examine the merchandise, discuss quality and condition, negotiate prices and in some cases agree on lay-away terms. NADDA dealers are the most knowledgeable people in the room and very willing to share their expertise with you. There is no pressure to buy and rather than a buyer’s premium added on by an auction company, you can negotiate a more favorable price than the dealer’s asking price. The most important thing you can do is to get to know several dealers who handle the quality of dolls that you collect. Finding a specific doll may take some time and may require many inquiries to various dealers. While you are at a doll show, collect business cards from dealers who have their own web sites or shops, so you can keep in touch and keep your search active. The really special doll you are looking for will often come to you by way of the network you have built while attending doll shows. By just attending a doll show you may become aware of a type of doll that is new to you. Your collection may expand in another interesting direction. Ask dealers for the items on your wish list. Frequently a dealer at a show will have additional merchandise at home, including the item you want. The greatest advantage of shopping at a

doll show is that you can compare merchandise and prices. You can take your time to make an educated purchase and avoid the anguish of buyer’s remorse that oftentimes attacks auction buyers. There is something reassuring about buying from a dealer you meet in person. Perhaps it is because you get a feeling for the quality of merchandise that dealer sells. Perhaps it comes when you realize your idea of mint or pristine is the same as that dealer’s idea of mint or pristine. Perhaps it is when you find a dealer who truly has a passion for the same dolls that you are passionate about. At the end of the day at a doll show, you will either have the doll you wanted or you will have renewed optimism about finding it. Chances are you that will have found something else that you needed. Perhaps a pair of shoes, a book, a doll dress or simply a card of buttons or a doll stand. A day trip or a weekend jaunt with a doll friend is one of the best aspects of our hobby. Whether you are searching for a Schoenhut or a pair of shoes, a bonnet or a Bru, you need to start building a network for yourself and a doll show is the best place to do it. There are many fine doll shows to choose from. The happiest collectors we meet are the people who come a few hundred miles for the weekend, who share the gas, get a bargain rate at a hotel and sit up until the wee hours enthusing about what else, dolls!

The best way to buy a doll is by going to a doll show


Lofall’s Antique Dolls

Judy Lofall, Poulsbo, WA 98370 • Home tel: 360.779.4926 • Cel: 360.434.0331 Fax: 360.697.4405 • e-mail: lofallsdolls@comcast.net • Member UFDC Visa--Master Card--Layaway • Always Buying Quality Dolls left to right 1. Stunning 24” Belton type #183, French Look, flawless bisque, brown paperweight eyes, feathered eyebrows, pierced ears, white space between accented lips, gorgeous long brown human hair wig with antique bow, original French body, white lace antique dress and antique boots. $3200 2. Incised Depose E8J, 17”, pale bisque, blue paperweight eyes, feathered eye brows, shaded eye lids. white space between lips, applied pierced ears, light brown human hair wig, original Jumeau stamped 8 ball jointed body, old repaint. Amazing antique style frock made from antique fabric, stamped Jumeau shoes. Gorgeous! Ask for details $7800 3. 22” Steiner Fre. A 15, creamy bisque, blue paperweight eyes, pierced ears, original light brown human hair wig and pate, original labeled Steiner body, exquisite antique style frock made from antique fabric, black antique boots. This beautiful Steiner came from the original family. Purchased in Paris in 1891 for their 9 year old daughter, while on a year long road trip though out Europe. $5800

Visit us: May 1st & 2nd @ Nancy Jo’s Doll Sales Vallejo, CA Fairgrounds May 9th @ Crossroads Doll & Teddy Bear Show Salt Lake City, Utah Fairgrounds

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Village Doll & Toy Shop Reopens

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ollowing a three month closing for renovations, the Village Doll & Toy Shop is now open for business in Adamstown, PA, the capital of the antiques industry. Fully stocked with a vast array of French, and German dolls it’s a perfect destination for doll lovers. Proprietors Andy and Becky Ourant welcome you each Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm or by appointment. Phone 717-484-1200


6029 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago, Il 60631 • (773) 594-1540 • (800-442-3655 orders only) • Fax (773) 594-1710

Open: Tues., Wed., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thurs., Fri. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Closed Sun and Mon. Near O’Hare, Park Ridge & Niles, 3/4 miles east of Harlem Ave.

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Parking in the rear of the building. Close to all major expressways and public transportation. Chicagolands’s finest selection of Antique, Modern and Collectible Dolls, Barbie, Gene, Alexander, Tonner Fashion Royalty, Steiff, Dollhouses and Accessories. • Member U.F.D.C. and NADDA • Checks • Layaway • Worldwide Shipping

Call for monthly specials! Check us out on the web at WWW.GIGISDOLLS.COM

17 ½” Wrap Around Blue Eyed Jumeau, bisque hands, leather & wood arms, c/m, swivel head, kid body, slight hairline left forehead, professional repair on shoulder plate, vintage hat $2800. Special $2695.

24 ½” 1850 All Original Flange Swivel Head Barrois Fashion, blue cobalt eyes, gorgeous facial coloring, leather boots w/ gold buttons, cloth body and arms, fantastic mohair wig in original curls, pink soft wool dress and hat with black lace and black bead accent, corset and underclothing $5500.

16” S & H 1159 size 9 Germany, on ball jointed body (not lady body), pierced ears, brown sleep eyes, mohair wig, pierced ears, hairline right forehead $750. Special $600. 25” Max Handwerck, o/m w/ teeth, new eyes, repainted hands $295. Special $200. 25” Queen Louise A & M, brown sleep eyes, original wig, tip of baby finger as is, lavender dress & leather shoes $425. Special $350. 27” A & M 390 with original mohair wig, brown sleep eyes, original rubber hands on ball jointed body, o/m with teeth $595. Special $400. 26” A & M Floradora, brown sleep eyes, antique cotton dress with tucks and undergarments $565. Special $400.

Ginny Hard Plastic Straight Leg Walker, tagged dress “Bon-Bons” 1955 #85, blonde hair, blue eyes, molded lashes $135. Ginny Hard Plastic Straight Leg Walker, pink taffeta & lace tagged dress, brown hair, molded lashes $115. 1958 #571 Alexander WendyKins in tagged “Another Party Dress” missing hat, auburn hair, blue sleep eyes $195. Red Hair Straight Leg Strung Ginny in tagged dress, Ginny shoes & hat, painted eyebrows $275. Muffie NASB Doll, molded lash, original dress & matching panties, dark brown hair $85.

16” All original FG French Fashion, swivel head, leather gusseted body, wired fingers, unique wooden shoes, lovely soft sweet facial painting, blue paper weight eyes, little wear on apron $2950.

17 ½” A 4 M 550, blue sleep eyes, wonderful ball jointed body, beautiful coloring & sweet expression $1895.

18” Papier-mâché molded blonde hair, blue painted ribbon, wax over, compo arms & legs, blue boots with heels and golden tassel, antique clothes, glass sleep brown eyes, earrings, cloth body, some repaint by nose $595. Special $425. 19” Papiermâché black molded hair, glass brown eyes, cloth body, leather hands, striped stockings and red leather boots sewn on, original facial paint $525. Special $400. 18” Sonja Henie in tagged dress, skirt dye bled on white satin blouse, brown sleep eyes, old skates, compo in excellent condition, professional repair on back of neck $395. 17” Compo Dionne Quint (Annette), some crazing, some repaint top of head, original dress & combination, new shoes & socks $325. Special $225. 15” Effanbee Anne Shirley, good composition, slight eye crazing and eye split on right eye, original shoes & socks, vintage dress $185. 9” Compo Dionne Quints, both in good condition, the one in the ecru dress has some crazing running up back of head & back of left knee. Each are $99.55 Special $75. each 10 “Papier-mâché all original pin cushion in original dress & mohair wig, nose & right side of face as is $35. 13 ½” Papier-mâché turned head and arms, painted face, original mohair wig, silk dress as is, lamp shade $45. Pair of German ½ Doll Lampshades #150 13, Dutch type hat out stretched arm fingers perfect great molding on hat and bodice taffeta skirt with velvet ribbons $145. Special $120. pair

22” Kestner #167 F ½ 10 ½ Germany, wig pulls on upper rim of forehead, o/m w/ teeth, heavy eye brows a really cute look, hands repainted, hairline on forehead List $850. Special $280. 21” Nippon Japan 6, ball jointed body, o/m w/ teeth, mohair wig, repainted hands $295. Special $200. 25” SFBJ 247 Compo Twirp, brown sleep eyes, SFBJ compo ball jointed Toddler body, face professionally repainted, o/c mouth with teeth $500. Special $360. 7” Steiff Mohair Teddy Bear, cinnamon brown, button in ear $49.95 16” 1956 Pat Pending Early Terri Lee with mannequin style wig, tagged Brownie dress, belt & beanie cap, replaced shoes & stockings $510.

36” Ideal Patti Playpal in redressed vintage yellow cotton dress with white blouse, ash blonde, blue eyes, original black Mary Janes $150. 38” Ideal Peter Playpal redressed in cute striped sweater vest, white shirt & tie, black trousers and black shoes, blue sleep eyes $295.

18” Ernest Heubach on kid body, brown stationary eyes, o/m, bisque hands, shoulder plate hairline $250. Special $135. 14” Unis 301 Compo French doll all original on ball jointed arms and straight leg body, HH wig, cute straw hat with embroidery& basket $200. Special $125. 16” Antique China Head #4 1/2, lovely face with heart shaped mouth, red line above blue eyes, new body w/ Parian hands & boots $185. Special $135.

16 1/2” Steiff Clownie, glass eyes, all original except for hat, great condition, wonderful painted face, red nose and big white lips $195. 7 ½” Clownie by Steiff tagged and wears KinderParadise, Hamberg Neverwall 7 wooden tag, not hat, melt mark on face & back of head $75.

29” 1950 Child Mannequin, painted blue eyes, molded features, cute button nose and molded hair, removable arms $125. 18” Seated 1950’s Child Mannequin, painted blue eyes, molded features and removable arms $125.


Calendar of Events May 2009

1-2 Vallejo, CA. Doll Show. Vallejo Fairgrounds. Nancy Jo Schreeder. 925-229-4190. 2 Conventry, CT. Doll Show. Coventry High School. Lions Club. Joy Kelleher. 860-742-6359. 2 Maitland, FL. Doll Show & Sale. Maitland Civic Center. Greater Orlando Doll Club. Barbara Keehbauch. 407-678-5678. 2 Ringgold, GA. Doll Show & Sale. Colonnade Catoosa Civic Center. Chattanooga Doll Club. 423-596-8167. 3 Milwaukee, WI. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Serb Hall. Orphans In The Attic. Marge Hansen. 920-563-0046. 3 Radford, VA. Catalogued Auction of Rare Antique Dolls. Artifact.com. Ken Farmer Auctions & Appraisals. 800-476-5359. info@kfauctions. com. 3 Saginaw, MI. Doll Competition & Sale. Carrollton Middle School. Timbertown Dollology Club of Saginaw. 989-835-0066. 9 Danville, IL. Doll Auction. Days Hotel & Conference Center. Mathis Doll & Toy Co. 217-799-6858. www.mathisdolls.com 9 Salt Lake City, UT. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Utah Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 14 Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction, Inc. 603-478-3232. www.withingtonauction.com 16 Columbus, IN. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. Bartholomew Co. 4-H Fairgrounds. Barb. 812-376-9124. 16 Pasadena, CA. Doll Show & Sale. Pasadena Elks Lodge. Forever Young. 818-368-4648. 16-17 Pecatonica, IL. Antique & Flea Market. Winnebago County Fairgrounds. www.winnebagocountyfair.com Established 1972

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16 Santa Cruz, CA. Arts & Antiques Spring Festival. Santa Cruz Elk’s Lodge. Rowbear Lowman. 831-438-5349. 17 Albuquerque, NM. Doll & Bear Show & Sale. MCM Eleganté Hotel. Melinda’s Dolls. 775-342-7629. 17 Mounds View, MN. Doll Show. Mermaid Event Center. C Promotions Plus. car4ann@msn.com. 17 New Hope, PA. Doll Show & Sale. Eagle Fire Hall. Rt.202 & Sugan Rd.Mark Lehmann. 215-657-2477. 19 London, England. Dolls & Teddy Bear & Juvenalia Auction. Bonhams. +44 (0) 20 7393 3900. www.bonhams.com. 23 Chartres, France. Dolls & Bleuette Auction. Galerie De Chartres. www.interencheres.com/28001. 33(0)2 37 88 28 28. 23-24 Chicago, IL. Randolph Street Market Festival. 1350 W. Randolph St. 312-666-1200. 24 Chartres, France. Automata & Mechanical Music Auction. Galerie De Chartres. www.interencheres.com/28001. 33(0)2 37 88 28 28. 27-30 Albany, NY. R. John Wright Convention. Desmond Hotel. 802-447-7072. 28-30 Denver, PA. Doll Auction. Morphy Auctions. www.morphyauctions.com 717-335-3435. 30 Muskegon, MI. Doll Sale. Maranatha Conference Center. Nancy Medema. 231-755-4993. named2@comcast.net. 30 Roseville, CA. Doll Show. Placer County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 31 Naperville, IL. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Wyndham Hotel. Karla Moreland. 815-356-6125.

June 2009

6 Belleville, IL. Doll & Teddy Bear & Dollhouse & Miniature Show. Belle-Clair Expo. Kay Weber. 618-233-0940. 6-7 Gaithersburg, MD. Eastern National Antique Doll Show. The Fairgrounds. Bellman Events. 443-617-3590. infoDOLLS@comcast.net. 6 West Covina, CA. Doll Show. Elk’s Lodge. National Doll Festival. 831-438-5349. NatlDoll@aol.com 7 Anaheim, CA. Doll Show. Anaheim Plaza Hotel. National Doll Festival. 831-438-5349. NatlDoll@aol.com 7 Portsmouth, NH. Doll & Bear & Steiff Trunk Show. Frank Jones Center. Wendy Collins. 603-969-1699. collinsgifts14@aol.com 13 San Jose, CA. Doll Show. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 18 Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction, Inc. 603-478-3232. www.withingtonauction.com 27-28 Kansas City, MO Frasher Doll Auction, KCI Expo Center/Holiday Inn, Kansas City International Airport. 816-625-3786 27-28 Puyallup, WA. Doll Show. Puyallup Fair & Event Center. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713.

July 2009

11-15 Atlanta, GA. National Doll Festival. Holiday Inn Select Hotel. 831-438-5349. NatlDoll@aol.com 12 Atlanta, GA. Marquis Auction Weekend (UFDC). Westin Peachtree Plaza. Theriault’s. 410-224-3655. 12-17 Atlanta, GA. United Federation of Doll Clubs’ 60th National Convention. Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Ann Seymour. 301-725-5041. 19 Mounds View, MN. Doll Show. Mermaid Event Center. C Promotions Plus. car4ann@msn.com.


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Sherman’s Antiques & Doll Hospital

2750 Lake Alfred Road (Hwy 17N) Winter Haven, FL 33881 We specialize in antique and collectable toys and dolls and also deal in all types of antiques. Our doll doctor has over 20 years experience with all doll services performed on site. We make as well as restore teddy bears too. Our doll doctor can make wigs, clothes or any service your doll may need. We are located in central Florida and opened year around seven days a week. Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. Call 863-298-4333 or 863-221-4035. Email: Jerry@Shermansantiques.net Website: www.shermansantiques.net Member of UFDC

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Frizellburg Antique Store www.frizellburgantiques.com

Visit our website today! A quality group shop specializing in dolls, toys and holidays. Laura Turner, proprietor 1909 Old Taneytown Road, Westminster, MD 21158. 410-848-0664 410-875-2850

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WANTED TO BUY • Music Boxes • Musical Clocks • Mechanical Organs

Always in the market for better quality disc and cylinder music boxes, musical clocks, singing birds, band organs, player organs, coin pianos, monkey organs, Wurlitzer 78 rpm jukeboxes, slot machines. Any condition. Martin Roenigk, 75 Prospect Avenue, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Toll Free 800-671-6333 email: mroenigk@aol.com

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ANTIQUE dolls and collectibles, LSADSE for color fully illustrated list. 10 month layaway available. Member UFDC & NADDA. Regina A. Steele, 23 Wheatfield DR, Wilmington, DE 19810-4351. Phone 302-475-5374 Email: RSteele855@aol.com Please visit my website: www.ReginaSteele.com RESTORATION of Antique Teddy Bears. Professional repair specializing in early soft stuffed toys. Always interested in BUYING old bears and pals in any condition. Restoration and Teddy Artist Laura Boeck-Singers (414) 871-4956 Email lkboeck@sbcglobal.net Web www.teddy-bear-artists.com ANTIQUE DOLLS – French and German Bisque, All Bisque, Chinas, Limited Ed. Doll Plates. SASE. Ann Lloyd, 5632 S. Deer Run Road, Doylestown, PA 18902. 215-794-8164. Email: alloyd@nni.com RubyLane.com/shops/anntiquedolls Member NADDA, UFDC Antique Doll Repair and Restoration full service repair of dolls including bisque, composition, hard plastic and vinyl dolls. We specialize in antique and vintage doll clothing and related accessories. Call Rhoda’s Doll Emporium 618-387-1255. Email rhodawade99@gmail.com We specialize in “invisible” restoration of German, French, Japanese, American, etc. dolls made from china, bisque, composition, plastic, papier-mâché, wood as well as doll furniture, doll houses. Call Polina 310-435-8037. www.restorationworld.com/doll.htm


Valerie Fogel

Liberal lay-away policy. Three day return privilege -ALWAYS BUYING-

North Bend, WA. 98045 Tel: 425.765.4010 Fax: 425.292.0185 (call 1st) Valerie@beautifulbebes.com Member UFDC

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The mystery of why this 5" jaunty tiny bebe resides seemingly untouched in her pristine Au Nain Bleu wooden presentation box with her ornate and abundant array of dresses, bonnets, and items necessaire pour toilette, may go unanswered; however, this little starlet will shine radiantly in your collection. Cornflower blue glass eyes, sweet curve of lips, and long blonde braids culminate to give her a sweet presence. Tres joliet! $7400

Tiny 3.75" All Original All Bisque little boy ready for his first day of school! Tiny cobalt blue glass eyes, straw hat, and leather satchel. Precious! $475

Appropriately taking center stage, meet the most mesmerizing, lovely 24" Circle Dot Bru Jeune in recent memory. Huge spiral threaded paperweight eyes of icicle blue, pearly bisque with rose tint cheeks, mauve shaded lids and coral pink lips, original mohair wig, original coterie lavish silk ensemble, complete w/complex pin watch, bonnet and orig. silk beaded parasol. Enchanting! Please call for details and pricing

Mssr. Jules Nicholas Steiner was a master at personifying the essence of the young French child in the range of Series and Figure bebes. The Series C has a special magnetic and innocent appeal with pomegranate lips, crystal blue pw eyes, pale, lustrous bisque and feathered sweeps of lash and brow. This 16" lass with her auburn mohair waves, antique dress and plumed bonnet appeals to the heart. Tiny firing line in glass of left eye does not detract from this charming child. $6800

Superior 16" E7J bebe in divine antique French pink silk and lace dress with matched original hat. Mademoiselle is ready to stroll with her antique parasol amid the blossoms of spring. Original mohair wig, lovely bisque, straight wrists, stamped Jumeau body and entrancing topaz PW eyes. $10,500

Beauty glows from the face of this 8.5" priceless little one! Huge blue eyes set in darling face‌ all the more heartwarming with her toothy smile. Lovely antique purple velvet bonnet atop original mohair wig & dressed in a lavish French cut lace affair, little Miss Yellow Boots is ready for the day! Tiny beauty mark makes this "doll" the one! What a show stopper! $6300


1406 Hollow Road P.O. Box 227 Birchrunville, PA 19421 P/610-827-7442 F/610-827-7939 rwantiquez@aol.com Member NADDA & UFDC

REMAINS OPEN UNTIL SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12! A treasure trove of dolls of all types, decorative antiques and important furniture, the shop is filled with irresistible buys for collectors and dealers.

ONE DAY BODY SALE!!

Mark your Calendars! On Tuesday, June 2nd the public is invited to Richard Wright Antiques for an unprecedented sale of doll bodies and parts. An enormous inventory of French and German bodies and parts will be offered from 11 am to 6 pm. Come early for the best selection!

Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10am-5pm or by appointment We are located in the heart of Chester County, PA 30 minutes east of Adamstown Antique Markets 45 minutes west of Philadelphia

The staff of Richard Wright Antiques will exhibit at the following shows: Gaithersburg Fairgrounds, June 6 & 7 Nancy Jo’s Vallejo Doll Sale, May 1 & 2 National UFDC Convention, Atlanta, GA, July 12-17 Gaithersburg Fairgrounds, September 19 & 20


Antique DOLL Collector June 2009 Vol. 12, No. 5

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One Day. Two Doll Auctions.

Sunday, July 12, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia at the Westin Peachtree Plaza The fun begins when the doors open at 9 AM for preview. And the fun and wonderful dolls never end until the last doll is sold about 10 PM that night. Two catalogued doll auctions offer wonderful choices, whatever your collecting tastes.

an auction of antique dolls and ephemera

Preview 9 AM. Auction 11 AM. Highlighted by the extraordinary private collection of the Bracco family of Milan, Italy including Albert Marque doll, Halopeau, Thuillier, Bru, Jumeau and other rare dolls, as well as fine early porcelain and wooden dolls, American folk dolls, and other rarities from the world’s finest dollmakers. 144 page catalog available for $59.

Dolls of American Childhood

1900-1960

Preview 6 PM (immediately following the first auction). Auction 7 PM. Featuring the private collection of the late John Axe, noted doll researcher and author, as well as other notable and important dolls, ranging from German bisque dolls for the American market to Schoenhut to exceptional composition and celebrity dolls and finally to very rare and mint vintage dolls of the 1950s golden age. 112 page catalog available for $39.

The auction hotel is located at Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia one block from the Atlanta Marriott convention hotel. A special room rate of $191 is available by calling 404-659-1400. For more auction information or to order your catalogs call 800-638-0422, visit www.theriaults.com or email info@theriaults.com.

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1. - 2. 16" Bruno Schmidt "Wendy", magnificent bl. sl. eyes, mint bisque, fabulous orig. side braided coiled mohair wig & pate, her fabulous orig. dress, shoes & socks, on her great orig. jointed body. The most beautiful "Wendy" EVER!!!! The best full lips & the most outstanding modelling. Great rare large size. She is AMAZING!!! Only…$27,500. 3. - 4. 5" Rare All Bisque Stuart Baby/Original Bed, intaglio eyes, immaculate bisque, "swivel neck", cl/mo, beautifully painted bisque bonnet, orig. pink batiste baby gown & matching coat, orig. long slip & diaper w/little vintage bell around her neck in her orig. very ornate silk lined & embroidered bed w/ pillow. On her orig. all bisque bent limb baby body, rare incredible display piece!! OUTSTANDING!!! $2075. 5. 7" Kestner #155, br. sl. eyes, perfect pale bisque, orig. mohair wig & plaster pate, orig. wool jumper & undies, on her great orig. Kestner body w/jointed knees. She is just a darling little character!! $1100. 6. 7" Darling Rare Rock-A-Bye Baby, mint bisque head, br. set eyes, 2 lower teeth, wears orig. baby dress, bonnet, booties & undies & is on her orig. bent limb compo. baby body. Absolutely DARLING & a rare find especially w/such great 5 quality. Only…$395. 7. 5" K * R Child, bl. sl. eyes, perfect bisque, 2 upper teeth, orig. wig & pate, wearing gorgeous orig. dress, slip & undies, an added ant. hat. On her orig. compo. body. (tiny touch up at stringing hole of arm covered by the dress). She is absolutely beautiful and an adorable tiny size!!! Only…$495. 8. 10" Kestner #260 Toddler, big bl. sl. eyes, painted & orig. hair lashes, 4 upper teeth, mohair wig, gorgeous orig. costume & shoes. On her orig. Kestner toddler body with the desirable "starfish" hands, great & clean shiny body finish. Absolutely ADORABLE w/fabulous deep modeling!! The BEST ever!! $1250. 9. 4" All Bisque Kestner, bl. eyes, mint bisque overall, orig. mohair wig, "swivel neck", wears vintage crocheted costume & on her orig. all bisque body. A little gem!! $395. 10. 14" Kestner Cl/Mo. Pouty, immaculate pale bisque, magnificent bl. p/w eyes, orig. mohair wig & plaster pate, wears her beautiful orig. costume, hat, undies & shoes, on her great orig. Kestner body w/early upper balls at shoulder joints. She has a FABULOUS pouty face!!! $2200. 11. 14" Bye Lo Baby, perfect bisque head, finest decoration & coloring, bl. sl. eyes, perfect eye wax, orig. baby gown, slip, undies & ant. bonnet, on orig. 8 "stamped" cloth body & perfect celluloid hands. DARLING!! $575. 12. 7" Kestner #143, br. sl. eyes, immaculate bisque, 2 upper teeth, orig. mohair wig & pate. wears her gorgeous pink silk dress, slip, undies, crocheted booties & lace bonnet. On orig. Kestner body w/ jointed knees. Cutest teeny size. She has great modeling & absolutely adorable!! $1150. 13. - 14. 12" Early Portrait Jumeau #2, almond shaped br. p/w eyes, early pale bisque, orig. skin wig, pate & head coil. Wears orig. amazing costume consisting of lace dress, matching slip & undies, orig. velvet coat, matching hat w/blue silk muff w/tassels, orig. Jumeau earrings, crocheted socks & ant. 12 11 shoes. On orig. early 8 ball jointed st. wrist "signed" Jumeau body. She is very early, unique & very SPECIAL! A beautiful rare Bebe! $14,750.

We buy dolls and sell on consignment. 2137 Tomlinson Avenue Bronx, NY 10461 • 718-863-0373 email: joycedolls@aol.com

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Fabulous Bru Jne 5 Bebe with the “look” that is highly sought after by collectors as well as dealers. This young lass has a molded tongue, original clothing, and is on a crisp kid body. Perfect in every way possible, bisque is clean and free of any flaws! Please call for price. 9” Marklin Doll Pram, as good as it gets. In near mint original condition including the original silk folding hood, lacking one acorn finial. $4250


Nelling, Inc. P.O. Box 893985 Temecula CA 92589-3985 Cell: 503-577-9815 Home: 951-308-1239 Fax: 951-308-1285 maspinelli@verizon.net BUYING AND SELLING QUALITY DOLLS FOR OVER 16 YEARS

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Where all Your Dreams Can Come True! Always a wide variety of reference books, antique/vintage doll clothing, antique dolls, bears and much more! New items added weekly. All Original Madame Alexander Princess Elizabeth Pristine! Rare 12 1/2" All Original Composition M.A. Princess Elizabeth Doll. $625.00

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Carmel Doll Shop

Michael Canadas and David Robinson • Members of UFDC & NADDA • P.O. Box 7198 Carmel, California 93921 Email: mnd@redshift.com • Visa • MasterCard • American Express • We Welcome Layaway Always Buying, Selling and Trading Fine Antique Dolls • (831) 625-5360

A Summer Bouquet of German Dolls!

At www.carmeldollshop.com – they are yours for the picking! Choose from a wide selection of Dolls of all varieties, plus Clothing, Accessories and Dollhouse Items, too. We welcome your visit! Visit our website WWW.CARMELDOLLSHOP.COM for an abundant selection

COME VISIT OUR SHOP ON LINCOLN STREET, BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH, IN DOWNTOWN CARMEL


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THE TROUSSEAU DOLL AT DE KLEINE WERELD MUSEUM by Sylvia Mac Neil A china fashion shows off her elegant trousseau.

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DEP: QUALITY FRENCH BÉBÉS WITH A GERMAN TOUCH by Samy Odin The author discusses dolls whose heads, made by Simon & Halbig for French makers, were marked “DEP.”

THE CHARACTER DOLLS OF THEODOR RECKNAGEL by Linda Edward Often overlooked and variable in their quality, Recknagel turned to character dolls as their popularity gained momentum.

About The Cover

An exquisite china fashion, originally sold in the Paris shop, Au Père Noel, now resides in Villa Helena, a magnificent three-floor mansion, built for the toy and doll museum in Belgium, De Kleine Wereld. On our cover she wears a breathtaking large-scale plaid taffeta gown, very possibly the wedding gown mentioned in the itemized list of her trousseau. Sylvia Mac Neil describes the various items of clothing the doll is privileged to own. Cover photo by Esther Huybreghts.

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LEARNING ABOUT AMERICAN-MADE DOLLS: Twee Deedle And Other Character Dolls By The A. Steinhardt Bros. Company of New York by Ursula R. Mertz

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THE GORGEOUS GALS OF GEBRUDER HEUBACH by Sharon Hope Weintraub An advertising postcard enables the author to correctly identify all bisque nudes in her collection as the products of Heubach.

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Auction Gallery Emporium Calendar Classified

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REFLECTIONS ON COLLECTING by Steva Roark Allgood The author shares some of her favorite dolls and joyful memories of collecting.

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NADDA’S LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME Reported by Lynn Murray Customers were rewarded with an array of antique and vintage dolls and accessories in all price ranges at the recent NADDA show.


Telephone: (212) 787-7279 P.O. Box 1410 NY, NY 10023

Quality Antique Dolls by Mail Return Privilege • Layaways Member UFDC and NADDA

15-1/2” All Original Parisienne – gorgeous gossamer gown with high waisted bustle, full underlayers, amazing two tone gold leather factory boots with heels, matching chapeau and the elusive Simonne type face. $2500

15-1/2” Factory Original French Trade Bebe – a pretty mystery with pearl grey rimmed pw eyes with shaded lids, closed mouth, ornate factory wig with French cork pate, mint stiff wrist body in her gorgeous 1870’s ivory silk fashion gown! $2500

12” Early Bru Style Poupee – cabinet perfection in this most rare and unusual masterpiece with her factory hair set, portrait features and shimmering ice blue seamless couture. $2200

21” All Original Bebe Jumeau with Trousseau – a demure bridal fashion in elaborate silk gown with 26” train, original underwear, two more authentic dresses with hat and signed Jumeau shoes, compartmented trunk with indulgent accessories complete the 100 years of sumptuous elegance. $4500

12” Important Georgian Wooden – completely original and untouched – rare qualities to find combined in one historic English wooden of the late 1700’s – with a richly captivating expression! $3000

22” Stunning Biedermeier Papier Mache – ca. 1840, early high coiled Apollo knot with side panels, original complexion body and clothes, a rare and remarkable antiquity of commanding size, grace and style. $2500 4-1/2” Doll House Parian – all original, perfection in her elegant fashion gown. $550. French Enamel Parlor Suite – the height of opulence! $495 10” Kestner Gibson Girl – vivid and deeply modeled detail, sleep eyes plus original ornate hairdo and factory body in Edwardian gown. Mint! $850


Nancy A. Smith

Buying and selling quality antique dolls. Specializing in early cloth dolls. Member NADDA

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28" early German papier mache $4000. 19" cloth man $1300. 16" Presbyterian $2400.


WITHINGTON AUCTION, Inc.

Dolls at Auction

Thursday - June 18, 2009

Holiday Inn - Nashua, NH - Exit 4 Off Route 3 All Auctions start @ 10:00AM Inspections: Wed. Evening - 7:30 - 9:30 PM Morning of the Sale - 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.

The June Doll Auction is still in a state of flux as we await the arrival of two collections from some long-time Withington Regulars

To Include: French Fashions, Jumeaux, All-bisque, German Characters, Just Me, Simon & Halbig, Handwerck, Wax, Parians & Chinas, Papier Mache, Wood, Many fine Compos & Hard Plastics: Vogue Ginny’s, Madame Alexander, Patsyette, Godey Dolls, Betsy McCall, Ginny’s Pup, Mary Hoyer w/ wardrobe, Ichimatsu, Just Me, etc. Artist Dolls: Ann Parker, Black Folk Art dolls, cloth dolls Doll Accessories: Clothes, Shoes, Hats, Fashion Access. & so much more!!!!

PLUS The 8th Installment of

Treasures from the Magic Closet!!

“Like a box of chocolates - you never know what you’re going to find” Our Wish List MORE Period Doll Furniture - French Doll Accessories - Hats, Shoes, Clothes, etc. Early Doll House Miniatures & Doll House dolls & access. - All Bisque - Mignonnettes, & etc. But you never know until you get there!! Auction Schedule for 2009: Nashua, NH August 20 (&21*), September 24 (&25*), October 22 & 23 (* Dates are tentative & will be confirmed as necessary)

September 12th - Doll & Toy Extravaganza in Hillsborough, NH

WITHINGTON AUCTION, Inc.

S. Marcia Leizure - NH Lic.# 4028 • 17 Atwood Road - Hillsborough, NH 03244 • 603-478-3232

To Consign Dolls Call Dolores Smith • E-mail: withington@conknet.com • Web: www.withingtonauction.com

Catalogues $15. • Absentee Bids Accepted • No Sales Tax • 13% Buyer’s Premium - Discounted to 10% for Cash or Check


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P. O. Box 296 1966 San Dimas, CA 91773 Phone (909) 599-2723 • Fax (909) 599-4355 Please visit my website: http://www.eandgantiques.com gertleonard@yahoo.com

1. 16" S.& H. #1498 - This adorable little boy is the perfect cabinet size. He has his fully jointed toddler body & is in excellent condition. $3950 2. 15" S.& H. #1428 - This adorable little toddler has a very unusual character face. She is a very special doll nicely dressed in antique clothes. $1950 3. 16" K * R #115 A - This adorable pouty toddler will melt your heart. She looks like she has a very sad story to tell. She has her fully jointed toddler body & is in great condition. $4500 4. 10" K * R #114 - She is a very sad little cutie. This is a nice little character doll in good condition. $1850 5. 25" German doll - This doll has an unusual face with excellent quality bisque. She is marked 60-15 & is nicely dressed in antique clothes. She is reasonably priced at $850 6. 19" K * R #403 - This is a very sweet doll nicely dressed in antique clothes. She has brown sleep eyes & is in excellent condition. $750 7. 14" Heubach #8420 - This adorable little character has an antique mohair wig & lovely antique clothes. She is a nice cabinet size doll in excellent condition. $1950 8. 15" Closed Mouth Kestner - She is a little sweetheart with original mohair wig . This doll is beautifully costumed in antique clothes. & bonnet. $1950 9. 11" Heubach Whistler - He is a nice little character ready to go for a ride on his little horse. $750 / Schoenhut horse $275 10. 15" C.O.D. 1896 - She is a sweet little doll nicely dressed in antique clothes. Very reasonably priced at $295 11. 8 1/2" All Bisque Wrester She is outstanding with her fully jointed head & body with yellow boots. This doll has her original wig & is dressed in wonderful antique clothes. $3550 12. 5" All original Parian gentleman - He is fabulous. $225 13. 4" All bisque - A little cutie in nice condition. $185

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We are now open seven days a week for the season! Enjoy the beautiful coastal village of Camden, Maine located on the pristine Penobscot Bay. 49 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 email: lucysdollhouse49@roadrunner.com Phone 207-236-4122 Fax 207-236-4377 Lucy Morgan & Susan Singer, proprietors

18” JDK 247 - $2300. 5” all bisque barefoot pouty Kestner - $2500.

14” Jumeau fashion all original $4500. 10” early shell box - $250. 6-1/2” all bisque Kestner 178 - $2800.

8-1/2” tall drop leaf table $795. Frame with a little girl and teddy - $125.

8” S&H 1199 $950. 14” old Steiff Teddy - $1950.

8” early china head doll $395.

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PREVIEW: JULIA’S JUNE TOY, DOLL & ADVERTISING AUCTION June 26 & 27

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ulia’s June auction will feature the important cast iron toy automotive collection of the late Larry Seiber of San Jose, CA. In addition will be a marvelous selection of other toys, rare dolls, antique advertising, coin-op, as well as a collection of salesman samples relating to agriculture from the late John Woods of St. Louis, Missouri. In the doll category will be charming French bisque and German characters for varying collecting levels. This sale will feature two gorgeous Brus, a 15” Circle Dot with deep blue paperweight eyes and pale complexion and a 26” Bru Jne R. A gorgeous E.J. Jumeau #10 and fine 17” Portrait Jumeau with a lovely expression will be offered. Also included will be several attractive examples marked Depose Jumeau as well as a selection of French fashions. Worthy of note is a 16” example whose cobalt blue silk outfit over her original wood body complements her eyes and her sublime and thoughtful expression. German characters include a lovely and petite 15” BSW “Wendy” with striking and well molded features and a rare all-original Simon & Halbig 1358 black doll coming fresh from a Maine home, having been passed down through the family. A deluxe full-color catalog for the auction will be available for $39 including Priority shipping and prices realized list after the sale. Free full-color, detailed, illustrated brochures are available by contacting the Julia offices. The catalog will also be available on Julia’s website at www.juliaauctions.com. Previews: Thursday, June 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday & Saturday, June 26-27, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. at Julia’s auction facility in Fairfield, Maine on Rt. 201, Exit 133 off I-95. Auction commences at 10 a.m. on Friday & Saturday. Experts and cataloguers Jay Lowe and Mike Caffarella will available the week of the sale for questions or consultation. For more information about this and other exciting sales, contact Andrew Truman at 207-453-7125, by email: atruman@jamesdjulia. com, or visit Julia’s website at www.juliaauctions.com. Clockwise from top right: A rare all-original Simon & Halbig 1358 black doll coming fresh from a Maine home, having been passed down through the family comes with expectations of $4,500-6,500 German characters include a lovely and petite 15” BSW “Wendy” with striking and well molded features that carries a $14,00016,000 estimate A selection of French fashions include a 16” example whose cobalt blue silk outfit over her original wood body complements her eyes and her sublime and thoughtful expression. From a Midwest collection, the doll carries an estimate of $3,000-6,000 This gorgeous E.J. Jumeau #10 comes with an estimate of $10,000-12,000 This sale will feature two gorgeous Brus including this 15” Circle Dot with deep blue paperweight eyes and pale complexion that carries a presale estimate of $14,000-16,000 More Auction Gallery on page 59

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FRAMED: 22” HEINRICH HANDWERCK 99 wonderful German dolly in superb antique costume in patriotic colors with matching sailor cap. A must have! ................................$1150.

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1. 11 ½” A. M. 323 GOOGLY - Blue sleep eyes, replaced mohair wig, composition five piece body with reddish finish. Original dress and matching hat, original pants , vintage slip, socks and shoes. ½” inherent flaw left seam at neck opening stabilized. An adorable large size of this desirable googly, with original clothing and a winsome smile. $1275 2. 14” LENCI SWISS GIRL WITH WOODEN BIBLE - Lucia face with Rita 166 on tag, original Swiss costume, doll holding wooden Bible Near mint. A fantastic example of an unplayed-with doll, with lovely coloring and in exceptionally clean condition. $795 3. 11” ALL BISQUE KESTNER BABY - Set brown eyes, open/closed mouth, jointed at shoulders and hips. Light rubs on cheeks and top lip, sliver of bisque off left first finger, areas of light color wear, small flake top right hip. Antique knit two piece outfit with matching booties. A rare all bisque baby in generally excellent condition, with that appealing Kestner modeling and quality. $975

Call or visit my website for additional dolls and more detailed descriptions. 4. SUPER UV BLACK LIGHTS - An extraordinary black light that can be used in regular lighting!! No more crawling under tables or trying to find a dark area to black light a doll when at a show or an auction!! Fits in the palm of your hand or in your purse; uses three triple A batteries. To be used on the outside of a doll head to show cracks and hairlines; shows repaint on cloth and composition. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION. $44.95

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1. 23” RARE INCISED DEPOSE JUMEAU BEBE ALL ANTIQUE Hypnotic Blue PW eyes, closed mouth, applied ears, original loose ball straight wrist body with Jumeau stamp, Exquisite antique silk couture costume & signed DEPOSE French leather shoes.—PERFECT Condition! THE LOOK!! .......................... $8600. 2. 10.5” (27cm) PREMIERE BLEUETTE MARKED 2 IN SILK COUTURE DRESS (circa 1905) Brown PW eyes, open mouth on original body incised 2 on the torso and wearing a wonderful rose silk couture dress. A hairline on the side of her head. SUPERB and Desirable BLEUETTE model! ............................... $3000. 3. 26” OUTSTANDING TETE JUMEAU BEBE IN FABULOUS ANTIQUE MIDNIGHT BLUE VELVET SAILOR DRESS Gorgeous blue PW eyes, closed mouth, signed “BEE” shoes JUST STUNNING! ...... $6300. 4. 16” TETE JUMEAU BEBE Stunning French Bebe on signed Jumeau body, Gorgeous Blue PW eyes, closed mouth. Lovely. A real heartthrob!................................................................................................................ $4200. 5. 15.5” KAMMER & REINHARDT CHARACTER 101 “MARIE” IN FACTORY SAILOR DRESS Painted blue eyes, antique blond HH wig in ram’s horn braids, perfect original body. WOW! Very CHOICE!! ............................................................................................................................................................. $3100. 6. 22” TETE JUMEAU BEBE Blue PW eyes, original Jumeau body, pretty antique-style silk costume with antique leather shoes. Imperceptible hairline on forehead. Gorgeous Classic Face! .......................... $4200. 7. 26” ABG 639 IN ORIGINAL SILK FASHION DRESS CIRCA 1885 (circa 1885-1895) ALL ANTIQUE wonderful blue PW eyes, closed mouth, original kid skin body with perfect bisque arms, blond mohair wig. Fabulous antique silk fashion gown , antique shoes, fetching bonnet. A Real Sweetheart! ....................... $1500. 8. 25” SIMON & HALBIG SANTA FOR HAMBERGER in Factory Dress Lovely bisque head, original blue sleep eyes, original fully jointed body. Wonderful factory costume w/original wig and shoes. PERFECT AND FABULOUS!! .............................................................................................................. $2550. 9. 24” KAMMER & REINHARDT 192 ALL ORIGINAL Bisque socket head with brown sleep eyes on a fully jointed early German composition and wood body. Wonderful original dress, wig and shoes. Vintage hat signed Hattie Carnegie. A real beauty!......................................................................... $1700. ALSO! JUMEAUX, STEINERS, FGs, SFBJs, FRENCH FASHIONS, BLACK BISQUE, CHARACTERS & DOLLIES, HEUBACHS, PLUS++++ NO COMPUTER? CALL FOR MY ILLUSTRATED DOLL LIST WITH MORE THAN 100 ANTIQUE DOLLS FOR SALE! DOLLS FULLY GUARANTEED IN WRITING — 3 DAY RETURN PRIVILEGE! ASK ABOUT OUR GENEROUS 8 MONTH LAYAWAY POLICY! Visit more than 100 more antique dolls on my RUBY LANE SITE! www.rubylane.com/shops/kathylibratysantiques For a real treat, visit my AWARD WINNING WEBSITE to see 100 MORE dolls

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The Trousseau Doll at by Sylvia Mac Neil photography by Esther Huybreghts

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n the mid-nineteenth century, Paris was the place above all others for variety and innovation in the magical world of dolls and their endless, attendant accessories. The innumerable Parisian doll and toy shops were abound with miniature replicas of every item necessary to a doll’s toilette. The most exquisite fashions in the most perfect taste presented such a tempting array in the shop windows that it required the greatest amount of self-denial to pass them by. These goods were destined to delight every fancy of the little demoiselles. Madame Prinsart was the proprietor of one such toy shop, “Au Père Noel.” The china doll featured here was purchased at this establishment, and she now resides at a toy museum in the small, historic town of Lierre, Belgium, De Kleine Wereld. The enchanting china doll (right) stands 15-1/2 inches tall. Her eyes are blue glass and her brown wig is made of real hair. The body is made of leather and the lower arms are china. The doll is photographed in one of the museum’s main attractions, the magnificent, three-floor mansion, Villa Helena. Built in the nineteenth style by a master-carpenter for the museum, and furnished in the style of Napoleon III, it provides a unique presentation for lady dolls, their accessories and furnishings. An original paper label (below, right) from a French doll shop is found on her back. “Au Père Noel, Perruques en Vrais Cheveux Fins, Figurines Artistiques, Mme Prinsart, 49, Rue Saint Sebastien “Father Christmas, Wigs of Real Fine Hair, Artistic Figurines, Madame Prinsart, 49 Rue Saint Sebastien.” She possesses an elegant trousseau that is documented by an itemized list, hand written in French, (below) “list of the Trousseau of my doll.” Amazingly, nearly every item on the list is present and intact. “List of the Trousseau of my doll; 3 daytime chemises; l night chemise; 2 drawers; 4 petticoats; 2 guimpes; 3 pairs of sleeves; 2 collars; 1 crinoline; 7 dresses; 1 wedding gown; l shawl; 1 apron; l plush coat; l coat with a hood; 2 hoods; 4 hats; l wedding crown; l cape; l muff; 2 pairs of stockings; 4 pairs of boots; 2 bonnets; 1 night bonnet.” Made up in a large scale, ivory and coral plaid, silk taffeta, this elaborate dress (left) is one of the most elegant creations ever introduced into the realms of doll fashion. One doesn’t often see such a large scale plaid, or one in such a pretty color. The separate, round-necked bodice, with long, double-piped points front and back, is boned at the back where it closes by hand-made eyelets and a silk cord. A separate bertha is tucked and edged with white blonde. The voluminous, side-pleated skirt is trimmed with three flounces which are gathered by a cord at the top, in the l860s style. Rows of narrow, coral, silk ribbon with tiny picot loops, garnish each flounce, with the added fancy of a wider, coral ribbon box-pleated ruche heading the top flounce. The same width ribbon is fashioned into numerous classic bows with long, floating ends, which are set about in the most unnecessary places. The doll wears a fanchon of white dotted silk, bound along the edge with coral ribbon, accented with Chantilly lace. This plaid, taffeta confection could very well be the robe de mariage, or wedding gown, as mentioned in the trousseau list. A head piece of white flowers, accented with coral ribbons completes the ensemble. 19


Nothing could be more charming than this little number (right) made of a cream silk and wool fabric with a background of narrow, horizontal aqua stripes and a soft, floral design in tints of pale blue and aqua. The high, round neckline, armseyes and hem are piped in black taffeta. A novel epaulette, edged in black, graces full, three-quarter length sleeves, finished with a narrow, black cuff. Black taffeta rosettes in graduated sizes, with pinked-out edges, are tastefully arranged down the front of the dress. Decidedly in favor is this princess-style dress (below) of deep, golden brown, horizontal ribbed, silk and wool bengaline, trimmed in cobalt blue, silk velvet. The front opening is bound in velvet and fastens with brass hooks and thread loops; eleven velvet-covered buttons afford a very pretty effect. It is further garnished by velvet bands around the shoulders and two faux-pockets. Wide pagoda sleeves are finished with cuffs, bound in blue velvet and accented with two velvet buttons. Another jaunty ensemble (below right) is this creamy, yellow silk dress with soft, muted, green stripes. The skirt is full and is laid in eight double box pIeats. The bodice has a squared neckline and is decorated with bretelles of black velvet. Among the novelties are the short, puffed sleeves with velvet epaulettes and pointed cuffs. A pretty trim consists of a black velvet bow with a silvered buckle, placed directly in front at the waist. Worn with the dress is a casaque of black, silk taffeta. Rounded pockets and cuffs are garnished with black braid and lace. The front closes with frogs of black cords and silk thread-covered buttons.

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The dress above, at once simple and unadorned, is made up in dark blue and white, lightweight wool. The one-piece front descends from a square yoke at the top. Side-tucks towards the front opening are stitched until the waistline, falling loosely below. The front is open to just below the waist, with edges bound in black, silk faille. Full, puffed sleeves have side tucks top and bottom, with wide, flared cuffs of black faille. A matching circular cape is unlined and bound with bias fabric at the neckline; black faille binds the front and all around the hem. This novel coat (top right) made of a thick, velvet plush, or peluche,, with stripes of creme and brown with a tweedy look, and bands of rust with a stripe of narrow black in the center. Wide, two-piece, midlength sleeves are slightly flared with a most unusual cuff. It is part of the back piece of the sleeve, and faces the sleeve front. The cuff is bound in black taffeta and is decorated with three black, silk covered buttons. The deep, rounded collar, the front opening, the hem as well as the bottom of the sleeves are bound in taffeta. Just one button

closes the coat, and is most likely not original, since it is a white three-hole button rather than another black covered button which would match the cuff. Two small, almost comical, rounded pockets are set on the front. Another outer wrap in the trousseau is this short, round cape made up in a heavy wool in shades of red, white and black, with all edges bound in fine, red wool. The jaunty little hood has a deep point, with edges folded back and bound in wool. A large, pendant tassel is made of wool from the cape.

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This decidedly simple nightgown (right) is made of a heavier, white cotton. The yoke is tucked and trimmed with lace; sleeves are long, and narrow. Unfortunately, we cannot see much of the charming capeline the doll is wearing. It is fashioned of ribbed piquet, with wide, scalloped brim and bavolet edged in fanciful white braid. A future article will feature this capeline, complete with pattern and directions to make this coquettish, little number. Included in all the dainty whitework items (below) are three guimpes with matching undersleeves. One set is considered quite distingue, with its round collar and smart, turned-back cuffs trimmed with red stitching. Among the accessories (below right) are three fanciful hats. One fuzzy, creme felt number is trimmed in burgundy velvet and feathers. The deep, puce velvet hat has a narrow brim and is garnished with owers front and back; a black elastic keeps it in place. The oval, wooden box, lined in muff box green paper, contains a jaunty hat of rich, black velvet. Classic, multi-colored plaid ribbon in shades of red, blue, green and white trims it all round, with a bow and silver buckle at the front. Such was the fashion of the day. Doll couturiers chose elegant fabrics, rich trims and garnitures, and the daintiest of laces, combined all with exacting talent and expertise that only Paris could offer, thus creating elaborate trousseaux for the most discerning doll collector today.

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DEP:

Quality French Bébés with a German Touch by Samy Odin

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ow long did we struggle, in France, with the fact that some of our dolls came with a German made head! One needs to look back to history in order to better understand the reasons for such a drama. The peaceful period between wars fought by France and Germany, the 1870s and World War I, nourished a strong, not to say wild, competition between two cultural clichés. The first stated that the French made a very small production of classy dolls, nice looking but too expensive for what they were. According to the second cliché, the Germans made a huge quantity of poor quality dolls, usually ugly and sold inexpensively. Between these two caricatured realities there are myriads of nuances that are equally true. Many dolls during that period frame were the result of the combined efforts and skills of both countries. Today, as doll collectors free from patriotic concerns, we appreciate each doll for its attributes, paying a well deserved tribute to both the countries who contributed in creating a generation of, oftentimes, outstanding dolls. The purpose of this article is to present the varied production of dolls whose heads were made in Germany by Simon & Halbig for French makers such as Fleischmann & Bloedel and, later, the SFBJ. Their common marking is the abbreviation “DEP” clearly engraved in block letters in their neck. The earliest dolls of this kind came with a closed mouth and stationary enamel eyes of the best quality. They were made out of poured bisque by the talented porcelain factory of Simon & Halbig, whose standards during the 1890s were superior in quality to the majority of the French companies active at that time in France. The mold reserved for the French market was Simon & Halbig’s mold #749. Yet, the heads made out of this mold rarely bore the mold number, only “DEP” appears (an abbreviation for “Deponiert” in German or “Déposé” in French) engraved in the neck, together with the size number, usually marked lower. Observing the doll presented here (photos 1 and 2), one can notice the excellent creamy complexion, the delicate make-up, the very expressive French made eyes and the lightly curled mohair wig. The unmarked body also has French characteristics. It is made of wood and compo with articulations at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees.

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Compared to a classic bébé body made by Jumeau during the same decade, it is lighter, well proportioned and thinner. It is not known where these Fleischmann & Bloedel bodies were actually made, yet the difference between these bodies and the regular German ball jointed bodies that can be seen assembled with the explicitly marked Simon & Halbig #749 bisque heads is evident. Indeed, the “DEP” marked heads were made especially for the French market and Fleischmann seems to have been the only assembler and distributor in France of these luxury and very appealing bébés at the end of the 19th century. The “DEP” head in its open mouth version was also used for the classic “Bébé Marcheur” made by Fleischmann & Bloedel as soon as the early 1890s. This version of the walking doll (photo 3) came with a “DEP” bisque head, stationary French made enamel eyes, flat painted eyebrows and typical square cut teeth. The head is connected to the legs, so that once they move, the head turns. This particular type of walking doll came in several sizes. The one shown here bears the number 9 and has been kept in its fully original condition, with luxury outfits reflecting the 1890s children fashions. 26

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An improved version of the walking “Eden Bébé” was patented by Fleischmann and Bloedel between 1894 and 1895. It was first called “Bébé Automoteur” and later “Bébé Automarcheur” (photo 4). This expensive doll walked on wheels and its body had stationary hips and knees, with the elaborate mechanism inserted into the torso. Looking at the quality of the original outfit, it is clear that this type of doll was a luxury plaything that competed with the walking bébés from other prestigious firms such as Bru, Steiner and Jumeau. Fleischmann & Bloedel, in their earlier years, were probably keeping the French made heads by Gaultier for their standard models but used the more refined bisque heads provided by Simon & Halbig for their top quality products. As seen in the close-up of this doll (photo 5), the eyebrows in this version of the open mouth “DEP” bébé were painted “flat” with no relief in the mold. The model shown here comes with sleeping French made glass eyes enhanced by silk upper lashes and painted lower lashes.

The wig is made with curled quality mohair, here in brunette, over a cork pate. The mouth is nicely painted in a coral red outlined in darker red; the porcelain teeth, numbering four, have the square cut and are positioned to almost completely fill the mouth cut. This nice head always comes with pierced ears. This specimen bears the size number 10 and also has been kept in its factory original condition. From the same later 19th century period dates the size 11 classic fully articulated “Eden Bébé” wearing a red and beige striped ensemble (on the right of photo 6). The head is almost identical in the mold and painting to the walker seen on photos 4 and 5, except for the brown eyes and for the human hair brunette wig. The body, as well, has the same shape seen on other “Eden Bébés” of the late 1890s, with that typical yellowish finish and those slightly outspread fingers. The other three bébés in photo 6 are already SFBJ products and come assembled on Jumeau shaped and 27


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marked wooden and compo articulated bodies or SFBJ classic bodies of the early 20th century, with those so very typical thinner fingers. The doll standing in the middle, in a white lace dress, is in size 11, the sitting bébé in the front bears the size number 10 and the standing bébé on the left has the number 9 engraved in the neck, together with the TETE JUMEAU red stamp. With the turn of the century, and the foundation of the SFBJ, Fleischmann & Bloedel and Jumeau melted into the same pot. This explains how certain heads, like the ones marked “DEP”, ended up after 1899 being originally assembled with Jumeau made bodies. Unfortunately, some collectors and dealers mistakingly change the original unmarked Fleischmann body with Jumeau marked bodies, thinking this adds value to their doll, but this is historically incorrect. It is possible to sort out the 28

earlier dolls erroneously put together from those who started out life (after 1899) with a Simon & Halbig made head and a Jumeau marked body. All of the 19th century Simon & Halbig heads marked “DEP” with a closed or an open mouth and flat painted eyebrows are not supposed to be assembled with a Jumeau made body. Never. They all came, originally, with a Fleischmann & Bloedel made body and probably wore an original Eden Bébé labeled presentation chemise or a factory fancier costume like the ones seen on photos 3, 4 and 5. After 1899, the heads provided by the leading German porcelain factory to the SFBJ were slightly different from their older sisters. They almost always came with sleeping glass eyes and their eyebrows were painted on top of a very palpable relief in the bisque. The basic mold of this new dolly face bébé looked quite like the older version, yet the


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cheeks seem slightly rounder, the mouth smaller and the shape of the teeth cut rounder as well (see photos 6-9). It is interesting to remark that in the SFBJ marketing strategy, the JUMEAU label was reserved for the up-scaled products that came with a Jumeau-made fully articulated wooden and compo body and richer clothes, while the EDEN BEBE label was usually used for the mid-to-low scaled dolls, that often came with a simpler compo body, with straight limbs, and simpler clothing. Both of these labels could apply to dolls with a “DEP” marked head. Other labels were also used by the SFBJ to promote those classic bébés with a “DEP” marked head. “Bébé Prodige”, “Bébé Français” and “Paris Bébé” are all featured in the 1912 catalogue by this company and they all came with this type of bisque head. It is quite confusing to realize that in the SFBJ logic, the provenance of the head didn’t seem to mean much, for French made heads, deduced from the classic open mouth Jumeau mold, were described exactly like the German made ones and seem to have been indistinctively used for all of the labeled bébés mentioned above. The variety of sizes made by the SFBJ in this type of classic bébé, wearing a presentation chemise, is large. The smallest size listed bears the number 0 (photo 9) and the biggest corresponds to size 16 but it actually bears the number “15” engraved in the neck and is originally assembled onto a size 16 body. For some unexplained reason, Simon & Halbig never made a size 16 head in this “DEP” series. The biggest head provided to the SFBJ was marked “15” and was used on both bodies in size 15 and 16 (photo 8).

Always according the 1912 SFBJ catalogue, the “DEP” marked heads, like all of their dolly face sisters, could wear a more expensive human hair wig or a cheaper Thibet mohair wig. Today, collectors seem to appreciate the mohair wigs better, but it is useful to remember that when they were new they were worth less than the human hair ones. The “DEP” heads were also used for the “Bébé Baptême” a classic fully articulated bébé dressed with a lacy christening gown in various degrees of elaboration. Of course, the “DEP” heads never were originally assembled on baby bent limbed bodies, yet they came factory originally dressed with christening gowns. No matter how many you can gather, it seems that every “DEP” headed bébé is different from its twin sister or brother. Look at photo 7, showing sizes 2 to 6, each has a different expression, different body type, different, factory original clothing (with the exception of the sitting girl in the front, on the left, who wears an antique homemade dress). This type of doll, for its great popularity as a plaything in the past, for its permanent success with doll collectors today, is the best possible testimony of the classic doll of the turn-of-the-century. A special acknowledgment to the Musée de la Poupée – Paris for sharing dolls from its permanent collections, Jean Dalmard for the photos 4,5,6 and 8 and Theriault’s for photo 3. The author will be happy to respond to the readers’ questions by email at samy.odin@noos.fr 29 29


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1. Extremely rare & ever so wonderful Red Roof wood & paper litho Dollhouse w/ an ever so rare to find elevator - super condition w/ excellent interior paper litho - very unusual double stair entrance 14w x 18t x 10d - $2,995. 2. Another rare & wonderful early China - this one has those lovely always desirable brushstrokes on each side of her face - her hair is pulled back to form sweeping wings that fall back into five cluster curls in the back - very similar to the “young Victoria style” - very pretty face w/ such a sweet smile 22” tall - $2,495. 3. Extremely rare & ever so wonderful Kammer & Reinhardt - mold # 117-A - soft as butter bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - breathtaking hand painted features - soft arched feathered brows over lapis blue sleep eyes - closed soft amber shaded lips w/ exaggerated pouty expression - lovely factory original doll - 18” tall - $4,995. 4. Totally adorable early open mouth Simon & Halbig character child - mold #949 - super flawless bisque w/ first out of the mold quality - lovely hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over lovely heather blue sleep eyes - slightly open mouth w/ soft rose shading - 18” tall - $1,695. 5. Extremely rare and oh so wonderful Kathe Kruse “Du Mein” - yes it’s the world famous sand baby super fine condition - with amazing hand painted facial features - look at those breathtaking eyes - so precious - 23” - $7,500. 6. Wonderful super large size SFBJ - mold #236 toddler -this lovely French toddler has perfect flawless bisque with first out of the mold quality = superior hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over enormous heather blue sleep eyes – rare open/closed laughing mouth w/molded teeth & tongue - to add to her wonderment & delight she’s on a wonderful fully jointed French toddler body 27” tall - $2,295. 7 & 8. Another amazing rare beauty - second series “Portrait” Jumeau - lovely hand pressed French bisque w/artist quality hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over dark outlined breathtaking aqua -blue spiral threaded paperweight eyes - closed pouty mouth w/ soft rose shading original marked eight ball body - 15” tall - $12,500. 9. Absolutely gorgeous pink tint china w/ covered wagon hairstyle - her ten curls tightly around her face - her exceptional hand painted facial features w/ illustrious blue eyes -always desirable red line and that amazing Mona Lisa smile - 20” tall - $995. 10. Big, bold, & ever so beautiful Kestner - mold #142 - character child - exceptional high quality bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous sky blue eyes slightly open mouth with outlined soft amber shed lips - original fully jointed compo body - a great big 38” tall - $2,495. 11. Two ever so rare & wonderful tiny shelf size kids - great bisque - adorable faces: a) extremely rare painted eye pouty girl by Gebruder Heubach - mold #6970 - 9” tall - $1,295. B) Rare little boy by Ernst Heubach - mold #649 w/ unusual open/closed mouth - fully jointed - 9” tall - $695. 12. Ok- Bye-Lo collectors - wake up - rarest of the rare - wax - yes wax Bye-Lo - never to be found & always desirable - excellent condition with blue painted eyes - original correct body - 18” tall - $1,995. 13. Did you ever see anything as exciting & as amazing as this handsome young court gentleman by Jumeau - wax over papier-mâché w/ such superior quality - he’s just breathtaking -this rare mold can be found in the French Encyclopedia slightly turned shoulder head w/ exquisite hand painted molded features - wondrous chestnut brown glass eyes - original mohair wig - wax over arms - compo booted legs - 25” tall - $2,495. 14-15. Well I hope you are sitting down - just take a look at this - the very rarest of the rare - first time we have ever had one - so that’s rare - amazing round cheeked 1870’s Simon & Halbig fashion poupeé w/ that super rare twill over wood body - wondrous pale bisque of the very highest quality w/ hand painted facial features that would make the masters weep - soft arched feathered brows over very early dark outlined almond shaped eyes w/ the most intrinsic blue paperweight eyes you will ever see - uniquely different closed smiling mouth w/ just a hint of rose shading - I love her one of a kind face w/ the very round chubby cheeks - to add to the wonderment and delight of everything about her - she has the most beautiful long bisque arms on a fully jointed articulated wood body that is the ultimate rare twill covered - she even has jointed ankles and her factory original shoes - her very elaborate gown also appears to be original to her - what an amazing treasure - 17” tall - $9,500. 16. Ever so rare & wonderful Lenci #300 child - excellent all original condition - dressed in pink & black w/ black cats on her skirt - original button on undies - 19” tall - $2,995. 17. Two rare & wonderful Schoenhut children - both are the lovely model #405 - both are exceptional w/ amazing hand carved features and those always lovely chestnut brown eyes - girl is 15” tall - $1,695. Boy is 19” tall - $1,795. 18. Wonderful & quite unique elderly compo Asian couple - both have well aged features and are very distinct in their character faces - she’s smiling w/ a closed mouth carrying a pipe in one hand and flowers in the other - he is laughing w/ dimples carrying a fishing pole w/ a fish - each on is 14” tall $995. For the pair 19. Wonderful Heubach character boys - always cute & ever so rare: A) top-right -mold #7602 - 16” tall - $1,295. B) Top left - chubby face w/ closed pouty mouth - 14” tall - 995. C) Wonderful small size “Whistler” - 11” tall - $1,295. D) Rare laughing boy w/ crooked smile - mold #8648 -13” tall - $1,695. 20. Two ever so rare & wonderful Bucherer characters - fully jointed metal bodies: A) never to be found “Peter Rabbit” - all original -8” tall $1,495. B) Very unique gangster chauffer - excellent - 8” tall - $995. 21. Another rare & wonderful child - always my favorite this sweet little glass eyed pouty character by Gebruder Heubach - mold # 6970 - is far too cute - wondrous hand poured pink bisque w/ amazing hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over wistful lashes surround her sweet heather blue sleep eyes - soft amber shading kisses her exaggerated pouty little mouth - just precious original fully jointed compo body - 15” tall - $2.995. 22. Rare & ever so beautiful is this super early Rohmer fashion - pale wonderful French bisque w/ artist quality hand painted facial features - arched feathered brows over soft wistful lashes surrounding early dark outlined cobalt blue paperweight eyes - closed slightly pouty smiling mouth w/ soft rose shading original upright firm fashion body - 16” tall - $3,995. 23. Two rare & wonderful O’Neill character kids - exceptional condition: A) “Scootles” - all original ever so cute - 13” tall - $695. B) Rare to find black compo “Kewpie” - 12 tall - $595. 24. Rarest of the rare is this amazing happy Kammer & Reinhardt young lad - mold #116 - he is listed in the Blue Book as being extremely rare to find - but we have one - look at that precious happy face exceptional high quality bisque w/ wondrous hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over heather blue sleep eyes - happy open/closed laughing mouth w/ soft amber shading - to make him all the more wondrous & desirable - he’s on a fully jointed toddler body - 22”tall - $4,995.


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31. Wonderful early American hand carved wood young lady - human hair wig - rather flat face w/ hand painted features - note how much she looks like the dolls in the recent article in Antique Doll Collector - Body & head are one solid piece of wood - hand craved wood lower arms & legs - wonderful early Americana in such great condition - 23” tall - $1,495. 32. Wonderful 1880’s hand carved wooden shoulder head lady with beautiful hand painted features - highly detailed features w/ double bun hairstyle gracious blue eyes & smiling closed mouth - molded broach & collar on shoulder plate - cloth body w/ hand carved wooden hands & feet - 16” tall - $995. 33. Extremely rare & ever so desirable lady character by Gebruder Heubach - mold #7925 - exceptional high quality pink bisque w/ turned shoulder head - wonderful charter face w/ that truly well bread look of class and that gracious smiling face - artist quality hand painted facial features w/ soft arched brows over heavy lidded chestnut brown glass eyes - slightly open smiling mouth w/ soft amber shading - original cloth & compo body - 18” tall - $2,995. 34. Oh my heavens - another sweet & adorable “Just Me “ by Armand Marseille - exceptional high quality fired bisque w/ sweet comical expression & that pert little closed mouth - enormous heather blue googlie eyes - 11” tall $2,995. 35. Wondrous & ever so rare early English poured wax baby - high pink color

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- slightly turned head - original inset mohair - exceptionally beautiful corn flower blue glass eyes - open/closed mouth w/ molded tongue - wax arms & legs - all original - 19” tall - $1,995. 36. Two rare & wonderful “Sonja Henie’s” by Madame Alexander- excellent compo - tagged clothes: A) Rare yellow skating outfit - wonderful eyes - 22” tall - $1,495. B) Extremely rare ski outfit w/ skies - tagged - all original - rare swivel waist - 14” tall $995. 37. Utterly adorable Chase character boy - with that always precocious face excellent condition - uniquely different look - 20” tall - $995. 38. A rather unique & extremely happy little toddler - mold # 300 by Ernst Heubach - wondrous high quality bisque w/ excellent hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows - enormous baby blue sleep eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - open laughing mouth w/ treble tongue - original five piece toddler body - really cute clothes - 22” tall - $1,295. 39. Utterly amazing and ever so rare & wonderful - large size crèche’ “Child of Prague” - gesso coved hand craved wood features - amazing detailed hair wondrous hand painted facial features w/ chestnut brown paperweight eyes - closed smiling mouth w/ soft rose shading - entire body is gesso covered hand carved wood - 25” tall - $2,495. 40. Rare & ever so wonderful “Pierrot” from a bygone era: a) bisque head made for the French market by Johannes Sauertieg - 23” tall - $1.995. B) Rarely found - French papier-mâché - all original - 16” tall - $1,495.

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41. Extremely rare child by Cuno & Otto Dressel made to look exactly like the world famous Kammer & Reinhardt #117n - wondrous high quality bisque w/ lovely hand painted facial features - soft arched feathered brows over enormous flirty blue sleep eyes w/ human hair upper lashes - slightly open pert mouth w/ soft amber shading - fully jointed compo body - 20” tall $1,995. 42 & 43. Extremely rare Lenci long limbed lady - “The Spanish Dancer” exceptional all original condition - look at that amazing face - wondrous detail right down to her wooden castanets - extreme high heels - 28” tall - $4,995. 44. Two wonderful small size brown bisques kids - wondrous bisque exceptionally cute - and as always ever so rear to find: A) Amazing character boy by Schoenau & Hoffmeister - 7” tall - $695. B) Extremely rare Kammer & Reinhardt - mold #126 toddler w/ always desirable starfish hands - $1,495. 45. Wonderful & oh so rare mold #122 toddler brother & sister pair - this is one of my favorite molds - such a grand & glorious face with three dimples - both have superior bisque w/ first our of the mold quality - lovely hand painted facial features w/ soft arched feathered brows over wondrous chestnut brown sleep eyes - slightly open mouth with treble tongues - to add to their wonderment they are both on fully jointed toddler bodies - she’s 24” tall - he’s 22” tall - $1,995 each - $3,500 for the pair.


The Gorgeous Gals of Gebruder Heubach

Illustration 1. 4 inch long and 3 inch high china nude on original pincushion. No marks.

by Sharon Hope Weintraub

Illustration 4. Portion of front of postcard.

Illustration 2. Promotional postcard from Gebruder Heubach. Illustration 3. Portion of back of postcard.

Illustration 5. Close-up of hands of figurine in Illustration 1. Illustration 6. All-bisque doll by Gebruder Heubach showing typical hand modeling.

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n the collecting world, one bit of paper can lead to many discoveries. Illustration 1 is of a charming china nude still tied to what appears to be her original pincushion, covered in a silky fabric with bold art deco colors and designs. The green ribbon around her waist replaces the original large green silk bow that was sadly disintegrating. The slender nude with her blonde flapper bob is approximately 4 inches long and 3 inches high and is finely modeled and decorated. She has blonde one stroke brows, blue painted eyes with brown lid lines, and pale coral lips and nose dots. In addition to the soft blush on her cheeks, there are touches of blush on her breasts, spine, knees, and even her tiny toes. Her pincushion is 5.25 inches in diameter. If she has any marks, they are hidden by her assembly. But there is no need to disassemble this pretty pincushion. Recently, a fellow collector in Germany generously sent me a true treasure, not of gold or silver, but of paper. Illustration 2 is of a promotional postcard from the German company of Gebruder Heubach. Although Heubach is best known among doll collectors for his character dolls and figurines of adorable children with intaglio eyes and lifelike expressions, the front of this card displays slender

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Illustration 7. 3 inch tall pre-colored bisque nude. Incised “11043/2.”

Illustration 9. 5 inch tall pre-colored bisque nude. Illustration 10. Close-up of mark on Illustration 9. 34

Illustration 8. Portion of front of postcard.

nubile nymphs, clad in ribbons and beads and fastened to elaborate nadelkissen (pincushions) covered in silky fabric. The upper left corner of the back of the card, pictured in Illustration 3, carries the name of the company and its square mark, registered in 1910. Oddly, the message on the back of the card has nothing to with the sensuous sirens adoring the front, but instead urges customers to get in their orders for Advent and Christmas, and offering squat holiday candlesticks resembling the one sketched in the card’s upper corner. The lovely lady at the beginning of this article appears on the postcard with the title, “Nadelk. Beim Aufstehen” and a model number “11081/2” (Illustration 4). Nadelk is no doubt an abbreviation of nadelkissen, and “beim aufshehen” means when arising. Although the fabric on the pictured pincushion is of a different pattern, it is also of an art deco design and the basic construction of the pincushion with the ruffle around the top edge is the same. The pictured figurine also has an oversized bow bound around her diminutive waist. The nude on her nadelkissen now can definitely be identified as Heubach. There is also one other clue to her maker. As seen in Illustration 5, her delicate hands have the ring and middle fingers molded together, but the remaining fingers and thumbs are spread. This is the same unusual hand position found on many Heubach allbisque dolls, as demonstrated by the Heubach all-bisque smiling girl with side-glancing intaglio eyes pictured in Illustration 6. Not only did this postcard help me identify one piece in my collection, I am now able to correct a misattribution in my book, Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties and Their Risqué Kin, published in 2005 by Schiffer Publishing Ltd. The shy nymph peeking out from between her arms in Illustration 7 is pictured in that book and attributed to Hertwig and Company, which made similar nudes. Like the Hertwig nudes, she is realistically sculpted and beautifully proportioned, has the same sort of lively and lifelike expression, and is molded of fine pre-colored bisque (originally the clay slip used to make dolls and figurines was white, but around World War I many German companies began to use a pre-colored slip that already had a pinkish or flesh tone). She has one stroke blonde brows,


pale blue intaglio eyes with large dark blue pupils, blonde lid lines, and parted pale coral lips. Under her thighs is a small narrow rectangular slot, so that she could have been fitted to a base. Just 3 inches tall, the only mark is an incised number on her left shin, “11043/2.” I knew when writing my book that Heubach used a 10000 and 11000 series on some of its figurines and dolls, but she was so unlike any Heubach piece I had seen, and so closely resembled pieces by Hertwig, I attributed her to the latter. But, as shown in Illustration 8, there she is on the card, wrapped in ribbon and perched on a nadelkissen of frothy blue. And under the picture is the same model number as is incised under her shin. And just one doll down from her on the card is another beautiful bisque belle I misattributed to Hertwig. Entitled “Betaubender Duft” (dazing or stunning scent), and wearing a dress of pleated ribbon, she stands on a flat fabric-covered base next to a tiny glass perfume flask. She is bent over, cupping her slender hands toward her face, as if breathing in deeply the scent of some enticing perfume. Illustration 9 is of the same slender sylph from my collection, her original base and bottle lost to time. Her blonde hair is in a simple bob, and she has matching one stroke brows, heavily-lidded half-closed eyes, intaglio blue eyes with black pupils and lid lines, pale coral lips, and a very faint blush on her cheeks. She is 5 inches tall, not including her replacement base. There is no incised number, but stamped in green on her back, as shown in Illustration 10, is a circle containing the words “Made in Germany.” This circle mark has also been found on a number of Heubach figurines. Illustration 11 is a close-up of another corner of the card, which includes a delicate dancer balancing atop her pincushion base on a single toe, her slender arms outspread. She is named “Perlenkleid” (bead dress) and has the model number 10774/2. And in Illustration 12 is the same beautiful ballerina in my collection, sadly without her perlenkleid. Now only clad in painted pale gold three-strap slippers, she is of very pale pre-colored bisque and is superbly sculpted, bringing to mind the much larger bronze and ivory creations of renown art-deco artists like Dimitri Chiparus and Ferdinand Preiss. There is a hole in the toe of the right shoe that will fit over a slim supporting rod or dowel. She is 6.5 inches high, not including her replacement base. A close-up of her face in Illustration 13 shows her most unusual hairstyle, with spiraling coils like snail shells over each ear. In the postcard, her elaborate coiffure is obscured by a ribbon garland. She has blonde one stroke brows, painted blue eyes with dark blonde lid lines, and light coral lips. The painting of her face and hair was not fired in and will wear or wash off.

Illustration 11. Portion of front of postcard.

Illustration 12. 6.5 inch tall pre-colored bisque nude.

Illustration 13. Close-up of face of figurine in Illustration 12.

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Illustration 14. Portion of front of postcard.

Illustration 15-16. 6.5 inch tall pre-colored bisque nude.

Another close-up of a section of the postcard appears in Illustration 14. On the right of the picture is “Sonneblume” (sunflower), arrayed in a skirt that looks like silken flower petals. In Illustration 15 is the sonneblume from my collection, her flower petal skirt long fallen away. Her slim, muscular body and graceful limbs beautifully convey the grace of a young woman captured in the midst of a dance as she balances on one toe, her other leg tucked up behind. She has downcast black eyes with black lid lines and light coral lips. Her pale pre-colored bisque is highlighted with tints of soft blush at her elbows and knees, and over her breasts and belly, and she has molded and painted strapless gray slippers. There is a hole in the left toe for a supporting rod. Illustration 16 is a back view of this ballerina, displaying the extraordinary skill of her unknown sculptor in capturing her taut muscled back and supple curves. She is 6.5 inches tall, not including her replacement base. Although the final femme in Illustration 17 is not pictured on the postcard, I now also attribute her to Heubach and not Hertwig. Clad only in unusual painted pale yellow stockings and matching pumps and of fine pale pre-colored bisque, this 6 inch prone nude arches her back as if to better display the flexibility of her slim athletic body. She has short wavy caramel hair and sultry elongated eyes outlined with dark gray kohl. There is subtle blush on her cheek, spine, and buttocks. Unmarked, she has a small rectangular slot cut out under her breastbone that is identical to the one on the kneeling nude in Illustration 7. The quality of the fine pale precolored bisque and the extraordinary modeling are not only similar to that of the preceding nudes, her molded short wavy hair and heeled pumps match those of several of the figurines found on the postcard. These strong family resemblances further support the supposition that her maker was also Heubach. Sharon Weintraub is the author of Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties and Their Risqué Kin Bibliography Cieslik, Jurgen and Marianne, German Doll Encyclopedia. Cumberland, Maryland: Hobby House Press, Inc., 1985. Weintraub, Sharon Hope, Bawdy Bisques and Naughty Novelties: German Bathing Beauties and Their Risqué Kin. Atglen, Pennsylvania, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2005.

Illustration 17. 6 inch long pre-colored bisque nude. 36


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The Character Dolls of

Theodor Recknagel by Linda Edward

This 6 ½ inch doll is incised with the Recknagel mark R 46 A. Mold 46 features googly style side-glancing intaglio eyes, molded hair with a molded/painted hair band, and a closed mouth. The crude 5 piece body generally used for Recknagel’s dolls. Photos courtesy of Joan & Lynette Antique Dolls and Accessories.

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ay the words “character dolls” and one is immediately swept away with thoughts of Kämmer & Reinhardt’s 100 series, Kestner’s painted eyed beauties, Simon Halbig’s exceptional faces or Gebruder Heubach’s open/closed mouth children with their intricate molded hairstyles, but one maker of characters that is often forgotten about is Theodor Recknagel. Recknagel worked in his early career for the porcelain factory of Julius Karl Heubach (a relative to the owners of the Gebruder Heubach Company of Lichte). Julius Heubach manufactured bisque doll heads at his factory in Laushca near Sonneberg and hired a number of sculptors to create doll heads for his firm. In 1886 Theodor Recknagel’s employment with Heubach was ended and he opened his own porcelain factory in Alexandrienthal, Coberg. By 1989 his factory employed 200 workers. Recknagel began to manufacture bisque doll heads that were much like the other dolly faced dolls popular at the time. As exploration and colonialism opened up

Recknagel’s character dolls included his version of Max and Moritz. This is a 7 inch tall Moritz. The close-up of Moritz head shows his distinctively molded hair style. Photos courtesy of Ann Marie’s Antique Dolls, Arizona.


This pair of 8 ½ inch Bonnet babies wear their original factory gowns which are stamped “Baby Bunting.” The boy is mold 28 and has an open/closed mouth with 2 upper teeth. The girl is mold number 22 and has similar facial features to the boy.

This 7 inch girl is mold 58. This model is interesting with her molded hair including its adorned band and small intaglio style eyes but the coloring and quality of the bisque is somewhat rough. Photos courtesy of The Museum Doll Shop.

new doll markets and fostered an interest in exotic dolls Recknagel, like many other German doll makers, experimented along this line. In 1893 he took out a design patent for a method of adding pigment directly to porcelain slip to create “Mullatto” dolls. By the turn of the 20th century his mind had turned to improvements for doll eyes and eyelashes and he took out design patents for these ideas in 1900 and 1901. By 1910 the same forces in the industry that caused other doll makers to move in the direction of character dolls were having an effect on Recknagel’s dolls as well. From 1910 to 1912 he registered design patents for over 30 different character head molds. Many of these dolls were strikingly similar to heads being produced by other companies such as Heubach. Recknagel’s character doll heads were numbered 22 through 57. They included googly types and bonnet babies. The quality of Recknagel’s porcelain doll heads ranged quite widely from some very low-end products to dolls of high standards, so much care should be exercised when shopping for a doll to add to your collection. In February 1910 an article appeared in the New York Times which covered an exhibit of a new type of doll made by a group of artists spearheaded by Marion Kaulitz. The reporter remarked how the public response to these new character dolls was sure to “effect the entire future” of doll making. Although the character doll movement turned out in the light of history to be short-lived, basically lasting a mere ten to twelve years, these first artist dolls did have a major impact on the doll industry which filtered down from the largest doll makers to even the smaller companies. Although Theodor Recknagel’s dolls may have been somewhat derivative in design and variable in quality they are good examples of the impact the character doll movement had on the doll making industry and make charming additions to any character doll collection today. 39


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LEARNING ABOUT AMERICAN-MADE DOLLS

by Ursula R. Mertz Photos Otto Mertz

Twee Deedle number one, as shown in a March 1911 “Playthings” ad. His name tag is clearly visible.

Twee Deedle number two, as shown in a July 1911 ad. He too featured a clearly visible name tag

n March of 1911, the Steinhardt Company had placed an attractively designed full-page display ad in Playthings magazine, announcing the introduction of Twee Deedle as follows: “The New York Herald offered a prize of $2,000 for the best series of character subjects for their boy and girl readers. The successful competition was the creator of Mr. Twee Deedle, a fanciful gnome who is already making a reputation, which is countrywide. We have been selected as the official wholesale distributors of the new Twee Deedle Doll.” The winner of this fabulous prize of $2,000 was no other than Johnny Gruelle, famous creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy. It was reported that Mr. Gruelle’s entry was one of five hundred. Beginning on January 29, 1911, the Twee Deedle cartoon for children appeared in every Sunday issue of the New York Herald and other large newspapers throughout the country. It was an adventure story of a young child and his faithful companion named Twee Deedle. Apparently the cartoon ran for only four years, from 1911 - 1914. Early research had turned up two illustrated ads, the one from March 1911 and another appeared four months later in July of 1911. Both pictured the Twee Deedle character clearly identified with a nametag. But each ad showed a distinctly different doll. The doll shown in the March ad had little resemblance to the cartoon character except for the clothes, whereas the doll shown in the July ad very much looked like 41


Single frame from Twee Deedle cartoon (Copyright 1911, by the N. Y. Herald Co. All rights reserved).

14” “Dutch He” Marks: None. Cloth tag: Dutch He // Trade Mark // M’F’G’D By // A. Steinhardt Bro. // New York. Composition shoulder head, molded, painted hair and painted features. cloth body and limbs with mitten hands, jointed at shoulders and hips. Original, tagged outfit, except shoes. 42

Enlargement of Twee Deedle as seen in the previous cartoon frame. Obviously, the Twee Deedle number two doll shows a very close likeness to this image.

Twee Deedle in the funnies, with his round, long nose, long hair standing out on the sides and a very impish smile. Why would Steinhardt produce two different dolls? A possible answer presented itself recently in the form of a newly acquired, all original boy named “Dutch He.” In their April 1911 ad the Steinhardt Company was offering a pair of dolls called “Dutch He” and “Dutch She.” Just like the Twee Deedles, they showed clearly marked nametags in the ad illustrations. While studying my new acquisition, Twee Deedle came to mind again. When comparing the face of my “Dutch He” to that of Twee Deedle in the early March ad, it became quite obvious that the same head was used to create the “Dutch He” and the first Twee Deedle. Did the company feel that a July introduction was too late for the upcoming Christmas season and that they had to have a Twee Deedle doll for the Spring New York Toy Fair? It must have been something like that. The Steinhardt Company was not the only firm to offer a character doll with two different heads. E. I. Horsman followed the same procedure with their Jackie Coogan doll. For their introductory issue, an already existing doll was used, dressed in authentic Jackie Coogan clothes. Subsequently, a head was produced that featured Jackie’s distinctive pageboy hairdo. So, where are the two Twee Deedles? Even though old dolls are quite visible in today’s collector market. I had never seen either one until rather recently when Twee Deedle number one was offered by one of the large auction houses. Even though his head had been restored, he went


for a hefty sum. Of course, the real prize would be to find Twee Deedle number two. Has anyone ever seen or heard of one? I surely would like to know. Why are these dolls so hard to find? The second decade of the last century was a turbulent one for American doll makers and sellers. Due to the event of World War I and the introduction of American made composition dolls, which were relatively easy to produce or acquire, many new, small doll companies were started and disappeared once the war was over and conditions settled down. The A. Steinhardt & Bros. firm was one of those establishments. They were in existence from 1910 – 1919. This would explain why so few dolls sold by them have been identified. The “Dutch He” doll discussed here is not marked. It was his tagged jacket that identified him by name and maker. As soon as original tags and clothes are lost, the identity of an unmarked doll is lost as well. For this reason I would like to present some of the Steinhardt character dolls seen in those early display ads and/or described in great detail in editorial copy. The company had also obtained an exclusive license to produce a doll in the image of Marceline, the famous clown at the New York Hippodrome Theatre. The head for this doll was designed by Stefano Morain. Editorial copy stated that Marceline said of himself: “I am not really a clown. A clown always makes up white with a red mouth, and wears baggy pantaloons and a ruff ‘round his neck …I wear bad fitting evening clothes…” Armed with this description and the ad illustration, it should not be too difficult to identify Marceline, should he be hiding in someone’s collection or present himself at a doll auction or show. In the same ad with Marceline a more traditional looking clown was shown called “Pierrot”. A companion doll for Marceline (not pictured in the ads) was also available. We don’t know what her face looked like. However, her costume was described in great detail in editorial copy as follows: “Columbine, a companion unbreakable doll to Marceline, is a beautiful young Pierette, a charming partner for the well-known clown. Columbine is tastefully costumed in white Close up of Pierrot silk with a Napoleon hat, set jauntily upon her head, with bells dangling from each point. Three red pompoms decorate the front of her costume. The dress extends to the knees and flares out at the lowest point. Columbine’s face is powdered white and has black beauty spots under the eye and chin. White stockings and shoes complete the costume.” Neither of these characters has ever been seen. Hopefully, Marceline’s distinctive looking face and Columbine’s detailed costume description will lead to their discovery. Of course, the biggest thrill would be to hear about Twee Deedle number two.

“Dutch He” and “Dutch She” as seen with editorial copy in “Playthings”, dated April 1911. Note that the boy is wearing an identical outfit as the actual doll seen here.

Full page ad, “Playthings”, May 1911, showing Marceline and Pierrot. Columbine, the lady clown, is also mentioned.

Close up of Marceline

References: Coleman Dorothy S., Elizabeth A. and Evelyn J. (1974 and 1986). Collector’s Encyclopedia of Dolls. Vol. I and II 43


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Kay Jensen Antique Dolls, Bears & Toys 14227 Hwy. 49, Amador City, CA 95601 (209) 267-5639 klj@goldrush.com

E & G Antiques San Dimas, CA 91773 (909) 599-2723 www.eandgantiques.com

Honey & Shar’s Antique & Collectible Dolls Kent, WA 98032 253-946-3094 or 206-295-8585 www.HoneyandShars.com

Martin & Murray Antique Dolls & Accessories Sacramento-Toronto-Paris Marshall: 415.305.1093 Lynn: 647-268-4974


Countess Maree Tarnowska, Aiken, SC 29803 803-643-3938 bobepidoc@aol.com

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Mary Ann Spinelli Temecula, CA 92589-3985 503.577.9815 maspinelli@verizon.net Honey & Shar’s Antique & Collectible Dolls Kent, WA 98032 253-946-3094 or 206-295-8585 www.HoneyandShars.com

Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art Bellevue, WA 98004 (425) 455-1116 www.dollart.com

Karen Rockwell Lomita, CA 90717 (562) 438-6944 k52644@aol.com

Fritzi’s Antique Dolls Yorkville, IL 60560 630.553.7757

Valerie Fogel’s Beautiful Bébés North Bend, WA 98045 425.765.4010 www.beautifulbebes.com

Richard Wright Antiques Open until Sat, Sept 12/09 1406 Hollow Road Birchrunville, PA 19421


STOREWIDE SALE IN MY ONLINE SHOP 719.783.4500 Magnificent Jumeau French Fashion 12" completely original from museum collection. $4495 $3999

Rare China Head Autoperipatetikous 10" entirely original works beautifully. $2995 $2599

Rare Simon & Halbig #411 10-1/2" tall $2750 $1745 Choice c1860 china, 27", beautifully dressed $1450 $849

Early German Fashion swivel neck, bisque arms 14" $1695 $1459

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Lofall’s Antique Dolls

Judy Lofall, Poulsbo, WA 98370 • Home tel: 360.779.4926 • Cel: 360.434.0331 Fax: 360.697.4405 • e-mail: lofallsdolls@comcast.net • Member UFDC Visa • Master Card • Layaway • Always Buying Quality Dolls Meet Nellie, A lovely unmarked 18” French Fashion, with the prettiest pale bisque. She has a swivel neck and blue paperweight eyes. Her kid body is one of the nicest I’ve seen and her hand stitched fingers are in perfect condition. She wears her original HH wig and pate. Nellie’s wardrobe and accessories are original to her, with the exception of the black socks and trunk. Nellie and all her belongs fit nicely inside the trunk. She is wearing pantaloons, shirt, slip, blouse, dress, shoes, socks and hat. Her wardrobe consists of a long dress, 3 skirts, and a jacket. Accessories include: boots with tassels, brown shoes, long white socks, large bow to enhance skirts, white collar, cape and matching muff, plus 4 lovely hats, gloves, 4 hankies, comb, brush, shoe horn and ribbons with gold medal. Nellie was purchased for Martha, 9 years old, (1859-1958). She comes with providence and has never been on display for sale until now. There is a couple of tiny kiln specks in Nellie’s bisque. They do not distract from her beauty. $16,500

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Reflections on Collecting

Little Black Sambo by Fawn Zeller, c. 1960’s.

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8-1/2” brown bisque Heubach-Kopplesdorf #463-14/0. Smiling face with open mouth, black pupiless eyes, pierced ears with brass earring to match the brass ring in his nose. Mohair top knot and grass skirt. All original. Late 19th century to early 20th century. 11” tan cloth face with sculptured and embroidered features, separately stitched fingers and toes, black mohair wig. White dress, kerchief, undies, and blue checked apron are all original.

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hy do we collect dolls and, more specifically, why do we collect certain dolls? This is a question that I have often asked other collectors and the answers are as varied as the collector. For me, it has been the appeal of a certain doll or dolls with very little regard to the possible monetary value and/or the rarity. The dolls in my collection are representative of many different mediums and price ranges because, in my opinion, an interesting collection should be a reflection of the collector in its diversity. Although I still have the dolls of my childhood (1940’s vintage), my collection realistically began with the purchase in 1964 of two Hummel dolls made of rubber. As with most dolls made of this material, the rubber either hardened or simply ‘melted’ long ago. However, their darling outfits have been recycled and grace two very sweet antique bears. Not long after finding the Hummel dolls, I joined a doll club and purchased the Coleman’s Encyclopedia of Dolls which was my ‘bible’ for several years. Since the publishing of this book many years ago, more information about our hobby has come to light, but this book remains a valuable resource for us all. What might be fact today could easily change tomorrow based on updated information and records. The focus on the black/ethnic dolls came about because of a little doll named Amosandra which was a childhood rubber doll from the Amos and Andy Radio Talk Show in the 1940’s. I might not remember what I had for lunch yesterday, but I can vividly recall the day I got this little girl. Unfortunately, she met with the same fate as the Hummel dolls. Right out of the starting gate, I made something that should have been relatively simple into a daunting task since the black/ethnic dolls were much less plentiful in the doll world. As with most collectors, the more difficult the task, the harder the search. If a doll came with its provenance or history, this made the find so much more rewarding. During the years between the Hummel dolls and having to raise two sons, Tripp and Sam, I met an incredible woman who was to become like a mentor to me and a very dear friend. Everyone needs a mentor especially when first starting out. Mine was Catty White


7-3/4” black wooden head, body and legs; black pipe cleaners are used for the arms. Her smiling face is painted and she is all original in her red polka dot dress, white apron and cotton bole with kerchief headdress. Circa 1930’s/1940’s

5-3/4” coffee colored papier mache boy with very nice painted features and wool looped wig with fading. One piece head and body with arms jointed at the shoulder and legs jointed at the hip. Late 19th century.

10-1/2” Gebruder Heubach #7808 – brown bisque character head with very detailed facial features and molded hair. Wonderful expression, 5-piece composition body and replaced clothing. Late 19th to early 20th century.

who will always remain a very important highlight of my life. Her knowledge was extraordinary and her willingness to share was never wavering. By being one of her assistants at dolls shows from the mid 70’s until her death in September 2005, it exposed me to literally thousands of dolls. What a campus on which to learn and what absolute fun! Although my focus on antique black/ethnic dolls never wavered, there are examples in my collection of vintage, modern, and artist dolls because I think they complement each other and add a different dimension to the overall collection. A true treasure in my collection is Little Black Sambo by the queen of doll artists, Fawn Zeller. This little fellow is made of composition and papier mache. He stands proudly at only 5” with his tiger made of the same materials as the doll. Because Sambo with his green umbrella and tiger is so fragile (1960’s), he is rarely taken out of his case. He just does not travel well. As far as I know, this is the only doll that Fawn made in this medium. It was a thrill to be able to add this little fellow to my collection because I greatly admire her work. How fortunate for the members of Piedmont Doll Club that she made their mascot doll, Polly Piedmont. While at my first UFDC Regional Convention in Buena Vista in 1976 (has it been that long ago?), I found a precious little black Heubach character boy (#7808) with molded hair. His head is brown bisque with a composition 5-piece body, and his expression is just so alive that you couldn’t help but notice him. Many Heubachs have wonderful heads with interesting character faces, but this same attention to details was not reflected in the construction of their bodies. A perfect example of this is a little girl in my collection that has a cardboard body stapled together down the front, bless her heart. However, her precocious face more than makes up for the lack of detail in this area. After all, as with women, clothes can hide a multitude of sins. The black Heubach mentioned above will always hold a special place in my heart because of the many memories attached to him.

Leo Moss grouping. Left 18-1/2” Callie with papier mache head, recycled cloth body with composition arms/legs tinted to match the head; 21” Buzzy - papier mache head on recycled composition arms/legs and cotton body tinted to match the coloring of the head. Sitting is Grace Mae Lavett, 20” with papier mache head with brown glass eyes and tears on her checks, recycled cloth body and legs with composition arms tinted to match the head. The dolls by Leo Moss hold a special place in the author’s heart. 49


9-1/2” china head with finely detailed features, molded hair and black china arms and legs. He is all original in a white silk suit with matching top hat and figured velvet vest carrying his walking stick. Circa last quarter of the 19th century.

Collecting in itself is fun, but the memories and escapades we have along the way are just as rewarding or sometimes even more so. Such is the case when Catty and I were at the UFDC regional in Buena Vista. Even then we were not exactly spring chickens but we decided to ride Space Mountain at Disney Land anyway. How much more of a clue does one need than a sign as you purchased your ticket clearly stating that this particular ride was not for pregnant women, people with any kind of heart condition, diabetes, and the list went on. We were scared to death but later admitted it was loads of fun! As if this were not enough, we decided to rent paddle boats on a river near our hotel. While we had a grand time paddling along with the current, it was a totally different story going back when we were against the current. Both of us felt lucky indeed to have made it back. More importantly we were able to add a doll or two to our collections such as the Heubach 7808. A bit later I was able to acquire a black china man (circa last quarter of the 19th century) who is dressed all originally as a ‘dandy’ in his white suit, top hat, and figured vest. His features are clear and very detailed. He has a body made of dark brown cotton with black china arms and ‘boots’. Shortly thereafter, came two small black chinas (1890’s vintage) – one a man and one a child. As with most things, once you find one, others seem to appear which was the case with these two. They are very different in facial features – one having more ethnic features and the smaller of the two having more pointed features. The doll I call Auntie Pansy has her very own history attached in a small envelope to her skirt. She is dressed in red cotton with white feather stitching and is all original. She has the nicest face with very good detail for a black china doll. Although there is nothing really outstanding about her, she holds a very special part of my heart. There are times when it is difficult to explain why one doll is more endearing than another especially when there is truly nothing outstanding to warrant the feeling. Such is the case with little Auntie Pansy…She is special and this is just the way it is.

In front is a 3 –3/4” china girl with china arms and legs and tan cotton sawdust stuffed body. She is all original in her silk striped dress and white cotton undies. Her face is remarkably detailed for a doll so small. Late 19th century. To her left is a 5–1/2” china head with dark brown cotton body and china arms and high black flat boots. She has short molded hair. She is all original, late 19th century. Sitting is a bisque head doll with molded black hair, bisque arms and legs on a dark brown cloth body. Clothes may be original. Late 19th century. Standing is Auntie Pansy, an 8” china head doll with molded black hair and dark brown china arms/legs on a brown sawdust filled cotton cloth body. She sports her original red dress with feather stitching and white button, white cotton apron and undies. 8” china doll (Auntie Pansy) with molded black hair, dark brown china arms and lower legs, dark brown cloth body that is sawdust stuffed. She is dressed in red cotton with feather stitching down the front, white cotton apron and undies. Headdress is in a tiny red/yellow patterned cotton. A favored doll of the author. Circa mid to late 1900’s. 50


Another little black bisque girl came to me via a friend who knew my love for the black dolls. She is very fashionable in her red cotton dress. In this manner I acquired a tiny sassy miss that was in the collection of Catty White. For a china doll so small (3-3/4”), her face is just remarkable and her size is adorable. Plus, she has on her wonderful original stripped dress made of silk. The above three dolls date from the mid to late 19th century. More recently a black wax doll by Mary McEwen has been added to the collection. Ms. McEwen is not well known in the world as her focus was in the classroom and on sculpture. This doll is different from anything I previously had seen. Perhaps this is why I like her so much. There are times when beauty and perfection take a back seat to unusual. Such is the case here. Gussie is circa 1940’s with a carved wax head and lower arms. Her body and legs are made of wire armature wrapped with cotton bands. She has blown glass eyes, mohair wig, and a very intimidating countenance. One would not want to tangle with her. She is a doll that makes you laugh when you see her which was the case when the photographer took the pictures for this article. She is most definitely a ‘bless her sweet heart’ kind of doll. From a Gaithersburg show I acquired a beautifully made and unusual black cloth doll with exceptional detailing. Her face is sculptured and embroidered and her arms and legs are very shapely. Her separately stitched fingers have fingernails and jewelry and her feet have beautiful red satin shoes with beads sewn on top. Her dress has a crocheted bodice with a mustard colored silk skirt with applied beading to enhance her outfit. She sports a red fringed

14” black cloth doll made of cotton; hard stuffed body with well molded arms and legs. Sculptured and embroidered face. Her fingers are separately stitched with fingernails and decorated with beading, as are her arms. Red satin shoes with embroidered jewels complete her original outfit. She is possibly of Jamaican or Haitian original. Circa mid 20th century if not before.

13-1/2” Mulatto Belton, exceptional quality bisque head with brown blown glass eyes, dark auburn mohair wig and 5-piece composition body/straight wrists. All original , late 19th century.

13” carved wax head with inset blown brown glass eyes by Mary McEwen. Mohair wig. Wax arms on wire armature body and legs covered with cotton strips. Brown and black replaced leather shoes. Tan dress appears to be original. White plain cotton undies. The straw hat is a replacement. What an expression!

14” black cotton doll with embroidered facial features that has a wonderful smile. She is dressed in a red flowered cotton dress with white organza apron and white cotton undies. A red plaid scarf and brass loop earrings complete her all original outfit. Circa – early to mid 1900’s.

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19-1/2” Mammy is made of very black cotton fabric with embroidered features and black yarn hair. Her outfit consists of a pale muted colored dress, apron, and headdress in cotton and her undies are of white cotton. She has embroidered features. This doll was given to her first owner in 1918 by her father on her 5th birthday. 1918.

5” black bisque Golliwog – very rare in this small size. Brown china arms and legs on a brown cotton cloth body. Replaced appropriate clothing. Late 19th century.

18” brown cloth doll with hand painted features sporting her original cotton outfit of dark blue with white polka dots and kerchief. White apron, undies, and felt shoes complete her outfit. Late 19th century.

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shawl in her left hand and a handkerchief on her right hip. Cotton undies and a red turban complete her outfit. No detail has been overlooked. She is an outstanding doll of this type possibly of Jamaican or Haitian origin and was made either early to middle 20th century. Mammy, a black cloth doll, came by way of a fellow doll club member, Elizabeth Holder, who received this doll as a special gift from her father to celebrate her 5th birthday in 1918. She has her own individual appeal as do most cloth dolls. Mammy was very special to her first owner and she is very special to me, her second owner. Fortunate is she to have retained her original clothing and provenance. Another doll that combines a little history with her uniqueness is Dinah (1900), a 22” cloth doll made of dark brown cotton with embroidered features and wool looped wig. Her clothing is original even down to the kerchief on her head. With her came a little cotton bag of small wooden clothes pins. This doll was found by a fellow collector on top of a trash pile waiting to be picked up by the garbage collectors. She is proof positive that one person’s trash is another’s treasure, and a treasure she is as she won a blue ribbon at a UFDC national convention in the mid 1990’s. This year a wonderful doll came to me from a dear friend and doll dealer, Billye Harris. This is Etta, a 21” Beecher type stockinette doll (1890’s) that is all original with the possible exception of her darling shoes. Her unique appeal is readily seen right up front. What a face! Do you think she could handle a room full of unruly children? You bet! She is special not only because she came from a friend, but she has added another dimension to my collection. She is in wonderful condition and her clothes are so true to her personality… everything about her blends well together. As with us all, sometimes things happen when we least expect it and for all the right reasons. I met Billye Harris at a doll club meeting when she was first starting out in the doll world. It was so encouraging to know that there are dealers out there with high integrity who are truly interested in the history of dolls and the fun in learning and meeting new friends. By being fortunate enough to assist Billye in her sales booth at some of the shows, it has given my interest in collecting a shot in the arm after the death of Catty. Experiences such as driving to a doll show and being several hours late because I (the appointed navigator) was more interested in the gorgeous Fall mountain colors than the road is one that ends up being a fond memory. Would any of us be so avid in our search for that ‘perfect’ doll if we did not have others with whom to share not only our dolls but our experiences? Every single one of my dolls has a special place in my heart and, if really pushed, I could probably recall where and how I got the doll, the price I paid, and the appeal it had and still holds for me. It is a road down which I have traveled for many years (and, hopefully, for many more) and in so doing has afforded me the opportunity to meet so many knowledgeable and diverse people from all walks of life. If you collect what you like, you will never be disappointed.


22” brown cloth doll with embroidered features (Dinah) and a seam running down the center of her face, separately stitched fingers with sewn on black cloth ‘shoes’ with red laces. Her original outfit is a brown/ blue checked dress with a white apron and red figured kerchief. She has a white cotton apron and white undies. Her provenance remains with her and she was made in 1900 by Annie Kenningham of Ashland, VA. She was found on a trash pile waiting to be picked up by the garbage collector. In her doll case, she proudly displays her blue ribbon from a UFDC national convention in the mid 1990’s.

20” Beecher-Type brown stockinette head with black cotton body, arms, and legs. Needle sculptured face with embroidered features and glass applied eyes. Looped wool hair. Black figured dress, white cotton apron and undies with fabulous mustard colored crocheted shoes. Dress is original – apron and shoes may be appropriate replacements. Excellent condition for a Beecher doll. Her name is Etta and she is special to the author. 1893 – 1910.

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hen the NADDA dealers come out to play, they bring all their best dolls! Such was certainly the case at the April NADDA Show, La Crème de la Crème in Los Angeles. The theme for the show was chosen by Show Chairman, Marshall Martin, who is as much at home in Paris as he is in Sacramento. He enlisted the help of Janet Gula, a collector of French dolls, who in turn appealed to all the show dealers to bring one item from their own collection, which for them exemplified La Crème de la Crème. At the Embassy Suites set up began on Friday morning with the arrival of the display cases and draped tables. Furniture and lamps were moved around as each parlor was converted into a doll shop. Window displays were created, dishes of candy set out, signs posted, all in readiness for the opening Saturday morning. When collectors stepped off the elevator onto the 12th floor atrium level, they walked onto a street of 30 doll shops. It really doesn’t get any better than this! The National Antique Doll Dealers Association was created over twenty years ago. At the time, dolls were increasing in value so rapidly that there were many fringe people jumping on the bandwagon, calling themselves doll dealers without any appreciable knowledge of dolls. Anyone who found a bisque doll in an attic or basement thought they had something that was worth thousands. Usually these attic finds were marked Armand Marseille, so the local antique dealers were sure they had a rare French doll. If they had “sleepy eyes and pearly teeth”, so much the better! Ethics and integrity soon became an issue for collectors who were buying dolls at local shows or auctions and, for the first time, were buying on the Internet. The mandate for NADDA is to provide the security of knowing that you are buying from a dealer who has


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many years of experience and significant knowledge of dolls. The process of joining NADDA is quite long and involved. The applicant’s merchandise is juried and their background is checked. They must have several sponsors within the organization before they are invited to become members. Finally, each member signs an agreement to abide by the very strict NADDA Code of Ethics of which the highlights are listed here: • All merchandise for sale shall be tagged and priced in US dollars and cents. • All sales shall be accompanied by a sales receipt clearly marked with the name and contact information of the dealer and the consignor, if any. • All merchandise shall be clearly described, including identifying marks, if applicable. • All damage, flaws, defects and restorations shall be noted on the merchandise tag. Some misconceptions about NADDA persist even after two decades. The most difficult one to expunge is the concept that NADDA shows are terribly exclusive, offering only merchandise in the thousands of dollars range. Not so! Merchandise ranges from just a couple of dollars up. Items that are excluded from the shows are dolls that are either less than fifty years old or dolls that are reproductions. With Barbie’s® 50th birthday this year, that means NADDA shows are everything from Bru to Barbie®. In addition, NADDA recognizes the need collectors have to research dolls, to do minor restorations and to appropriately costume their dolls. For this reason, dealers often have a basket of fabrics or a stack of doll magazines and books for sale. Every dealer has miscellaneous small doll related items to satisfy collector’s needs for just the right shoes or bonnet, an accessory or two or even a body to match that head you have carried around for years.

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The Los Angeles NADDA show was no exception. More than ever, dealers are cognizant of the fact that collectors may be worried about the current economy. Many dealers are prepared to offer a layaway plan to collectors. Others are willing to trade merchandise as partial payment. If a doll purchase is not in your plan this year, NADDA dealers welcome you to look and enjoy, discuss your collecting, ask questions and share in an information exchange. NADDA dealers are all collectors themselves, still studying and enjoying learning new things. Attending a NADDA show is like going to the best doll museum in the world, but like Brigadoon, it is only there for a day. Whether it is a set of Dionne Quintuplets, a Madame Alexander Cissette or a Jumeau in the original box, you may find them at the show. Of course, the mainstay of the show is antique bisque, but every dealer has additions to their offerings of bisque. The thing to remember with NADDA is that the dolls are for study and for purchase. NADDA dealers know that circumstances change. The most important thing to remember is to keep your doll network healthy. Never stay home from a show because “you cannot buy another thing!” Go to the show. Enjoy the displays. Talk dolls. Have lunch with your friends. These are the things that are the most important in our hobby. When you get home you will look at your collection with a new perspective and appreciation.

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Gone but not forgotten. A pair of flashy boots belonging to the late Richard Wright.


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Superb 12” Jumeau Bebe Size 3 w/ armband. $14,500 Please visit our website at www.rubylane.com/shops/taeckerhouseantiquedolls

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7-1/2” Simon Halbig 886, All Bisque Beauty, 4 strap brown boots, black over the knee stockings, all original outfit and wig, blue sleep eyes. Comes with a basket, 2 extra outfits and her antique dog. What a rare little beauty! $1695.

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Gorgeous 14” blue eyed French portrait bebe by Jumeau. Exquisite coloring with desirable pale bisque. On original 8 ball jointed Jumeau body. Visit her and other quality antique dolls and accessories on my website.

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13” Unmarked Early Kestner Antique Bisque Doll w/rare face. Sleep brown eyes, feathered brows, lovely bisque. Open mouth with 2 square upper teeth. Darling chubby child face. H.H. Vintage wigImsco label, adorable vintage dress. Antique crocheted hat with pink silk ribbon. Stamped Kestner bjb (Hands repainted, repair top of one thigh). Resembles closed mouth Kestner but with open mouth! Absolutely perfect, no chips, etc. Adorable $775. Postage & Ins. $16. Layaway always ok. Carole Harris Tel 516-596-2165. Email: b2cdolls@yahoo.com. Selling antique dolls for 25 years.

Avgusta’s Bisque Dolls SARA www.abidolls.com (925)687-0334 BERNSTEIN Super rare 12” black Googly character. Fired bisque head, ball jointed body with jointed wrists. Amazing! $4,950

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Angelic 20” K*R “W” incised forehead $795

www.bebesandbruins.com Kestner 220 toddler boy -14”, old blonde wig, open mouth with teeth, fully jointed toddler body, perfect bisque. $3500 Call 215-794-8164 or email alloyd@nni.com. Member UFDC and NADDA.

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Mlle. Bereux Take a moment to visit my new online shop specializing in French Fashion accessories. Bookmark it!

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I’ve just acquired some fantastic dolls - cloth, bisque, etc. Enjoy a visit to my websites for pictures and prices. phone 732-536-4101 Email: santiqbebe@aol.com

www.sarabernsteindolls.com or www.rubylane.com/shops/sarabernsteindolls 29” Steiner w/ top and bottom teeth, blue paperweight eyes, mohair wig attached to cardboard pate. On good Steiner body with Mama Papa strings. Marked “Figure B.6. J Steiner. Bte S.G.D.C. Paris.” $6,000. Call 904-824-1975

1950 11-1/2” Unplayed with Bild Lilli in original #1131 Ballerina outfit. $2,400. Connie Lee Martin, 4018 E. 17th Street, Tucson, AZ 85711. Phone 520-325-1939

12” Incised Jumeau #3, rare size for an incised model according to the Jumeau Book by Francois Theimer. This demure little charmer has an exquisite face, flawless bisque, and an adorable straight wristed, marked body. Her jacket of vintage “ashes of roses” silk has a pleated skirt of ecru silk the color carried out in her feathered trimmed chapeau. More pics available upon request. $7500.

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Preview: Theriault’s July 12 Albert Marque and the Ballets Russes Connection

t was 1909. Paris was a-buzz with the extraordinary Ballets Russes whose premiere performance had just been courageously (some said outrageously) unveiled. From that same Paris scene sprang the icon-shattering art works of Chagall, Braque, Matisse, Picasso, and others, as well as the new unfettered fashion styles of Chanel, Paul Poiret and Margaine-Lacroix. And, in the doll world, there was the stunning attempt at the creation of a new form of doll, memorialized in an article written at the time, named “The Renaissance of the French Doll” and extolling the doll creations of artists such as the sculptor Albert Marque. To some the art scene was exhilarating; to others, merely scandalous. The Ballets Russes, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009, altered the course of musical history, re-defining ballet for the 20th century. It was avant-garde for its time, profoundly reflecting the Art Nouveau and Modernist movements, but also a benchmark for the future. The Ballets Russes idea was simple: collaboration. Sergei Diaghilev, who led the troupe from 1909 to 1929, arrived in Paris from his St. Petersburg home which had disdained his new style of dance and entered the The Albert Marque doll to be Parisian art scene with auctioned by Theriault’s on a unique agenda. He Sunday, July 12, from the would draw upon Bracco Collection of Milan, the talents of artists Italy. The doll bears the Marque signature on the from every field head along with the toward the goal notation, 21, indicating of creating a its appearance from the performance mold (it is believed that perfect in no more than 100 numbered examples every aspect – were made), and is choreography, set, costumed as a gallant of costumes, and music. the 19th century court, Artists such as Braque, probably inspired Bakst, Matisse and by the 1909 premiere Utrillo collaborated performance with him in set of Armida’s design. It is Pavilion by known that Ballets Coco Chanel Russe. created some of the costumes. The art world of Paris in the pre-WWI years was a tight society. Everyone knew everyone. Artists, painters, sculptors, designers, writers and even visionaries

struggled against the constraints of the past yet still admiring its principles. Scale, proportion, purpose were still important, although skewed to up-end the expected. In such a world the members of the art world clung to each other for courage, and were inspired by each other’s visions. So it was with Ballets Russes and so it was with a young artist, Albert Marque. And in this world, their paths crossed. From documents published in Francois Theimer’s important work, Albert Marque, A Sculptor, A Doll, we learn of Marque’s deep involvement in the Parisian artistic world. Even his venture into the renaissance of the French doll movement revealed close collaboration with another sculptor, Aristodeme Botta, and with fashion designer, Madame Margaine-Lacroix. So it is not unreasonable to assume that he was inspired by and involved with other artistic movements of the time. In fact, there is proof of this. And the proof appears on the dolls, themselves. Until now collectors have searched for edition numbers on the back of the doll’s head. They have examined costumes, some known to be original. And they have known, from Theimer’s fine research, of the connection with fashion designer Margaine-Lacroix in the creation of costumes and themes. What collectors have not heeded is another hidden clue that sometimes appears on the Marque doll. Written in pencil on the base of the foot of some of the dolls is a notation of how the doll was costumed and presented in the MargaineLacroix Exhibition of 1915. An example of this foot marking is shown on page 392 of The Encyclopedia of French Dolls by Theimer. And now, another example has come to light on the foot of an Albert Marque doll from the Bracco Collection of Milan, Italy to be auctioned by Theriault’s on Sunday, July 12, in Atlanta, Georgia. The inscription on the foot, in a sprawling penmanship identical to that shown in The Encyclopedia of French Dolls says, simply, Danseur Russe N.3. Putting two and two together, it is clear. The doll was intended to be costumed as a dancer from the Ballets Russes! Albert Marque and Madame MargaineLacroix were showing their allegiance to the nouveau art world by a simple act of deference to that troupe. It is surely more than coincidence that three of the most popular costume themes of the Ballets Russes are identical to three major themes of the documented Marque costumes. One is Russian folklore, another is fantasy, and the third theme is the 18th century French court. A study of the Marque costumes in the Theimer book documents this fact, as does a review of 1909-1929 Ballets Russe costumes. And, it is as a gallant of the 18th century French court in which Danseur Russe N.3 is costumed. A word of caution, here. To date, documents are not known that verify an absolute connection between the Ballets Russes and the Albert Marque dolls. Nothing but a simple pencil inscription serves as proof of this tantalizing tidbit. Still, for those who love history, the re-appearance of the Danseur Russe Marque on the centennial anniversary of the Ballets Russe is a felicitous delight. The inscription on the foot of the Marque reads “Danseur Russe N.3” indicating its presentation as a dancer from the avant-garde Russian ballet troupe. The N.3 inscription, presumably indicating number 3 of a set, suggests that other of the Marque dolls were also costumed as performers from Ballets Russes. More Auction Gallery on page 60

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kinner, one of the nation’s leading auction houses for antiques and fine art, recently announced that it has been chosen as the sole auction house to handle the sale of the estate of Richard Wright, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of fine dolls, and a prominent appraiser on the PBS series, The Antiques Roadshow. The estate of Richard Wright promises to be a major highlight of Skinner’s fall auction season with two exciting and diverse sales. Session I will be held on October 10, 2009 in Skinner’s new gallery in Marlborough, Massachusetts. It will feature Mr. Wright’s collection of dolls and accessories - one of the most prominent doll collections to be seen in the auction world for many years. For this session, Skinner’s has teamed with Andy and Becky Ourant of Adamstown, Pennsylvania. Highlights from Session I include the finest examples spanning three centuries of doll making beginning with rare 18th century English wooden dolls in incredible, all original condition. Mr. Wright collected an impressive group of finely carved early 18th century Grodnertal wooden dolls, many featured in articles by famous doll historian John Noble. Also offered will be important examples of fine mid-19th

century German and French papier mache, China, parian and bisque dolls. An outstanding selection of early 20th century art reform character dolls include elusive models from Kammer & Reinhardt, Simon & Halbig, Heubach and others. American cloth dolls include unique folk art examples, Izannah Walker children and a rare Martha Chase Alice and Wonderland set. Along with this bountiful selection doll rarities are many fine examples of early toys, candy containers, miniature period furniture, a fine early English baby house, rare dollhouse dolls and miniatures. Doll accessories round out the sale including fine early original doll clothing, shoes and accessories. Along with his passion for, and vast knowledge of dolls, Richard Wright was a keen and discerning collector of both fine and decorative arts. Session II of the Richard Wright collection will be sold on October 24, 2009 in Skinner’s Boston gallery, and will feature this portion of the collection comprising a wide variety of European pottery and porcelain, Tiffany leaded glass table lamps Art Nouveau furniture and much more, Skinner galleries are located in Boston and Marlborough, Mass. For more information, visit Skinner’s website www.skinnerinc.com

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ithington’s opening season auction kicked off with this lovely 22 inch unmarked P.D. With glass eyes, closed mouth, pierced ears, French jointed, compo body with sticker on right sole, reading: “Paris, Depose”, metal hands, and wearing the original clothes, it sold for $12,300. The 28-inch Portrait Jumeau Fashion, glass eyes, closed mouth, applied ears, swivel neck, kid body and original style dress brought $4400.

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rare black cloth character doll by Martha Chase, 17 inches tall with the original paper label on the back torso, c. 1895, sold for $12,500 at Theriault’s April 26 auction in Short Hills, NJ.

petite 13-inch bisque bebe by Schmitt et Fils, with the original Paris store label, “A. Delathuilerie, Grand Magasins de Jouets, Rue St Honore Paris, English Spoken,” c. 1880, brought $19,500 at the April Theriault auction.

We would like to thank the following auction houses for their participation: James D. Julia, P.O Box 830 Fairfield, Maine 04937 Phone 207-453-7125 www.jamesdjulia.com

Skinner, Inc., 274 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752 Phone 508-970-3000 www.skinnerinc.com François Theimer, 4 rue des Cavaliers 89130 Toucy, www.theimer.fr Theriault’s, P. O. Box 151, Annapolis, MD 21404. Phone 410-224-3655 www.theriault.com Withington Auction, 17 Atwood Road, Hillsborough, NH 03244. Phone 603-478-3232. www.withingtonauction.com


Calendar of Events

If you plan on attending a show, please call the contact number to verify the date and location as they may change.

June 2009

2 Chester County, PA. Attic Sale. Richard Wright Antiques. 610-827-7442. 6 Belleville, IL. Doll & Teddy Bear & Dollhouse & Miniature Show. BelleClair Expo. Kay Weber. 618-233-0940. 6-7 Gaithersburg, MD. Eastern National Antique Doll Show. The Fairgrounds. Bellman Events. 443-617-3590. infoDOLLS@comcast.net 6 West Covina, CA. Doll Show. Elk’s Lodge. National Doll Festival. 831-438-5349. NatlDoll@aol.com 7 Anaheim, CA. Doll Show. Anaheim Plaza Hotel. National Doll Festival. 831-438-5349. NatlDoll@aol.com 7 Portsmouth, NH. Doll & Bear & Steiff Trunk Show. Frank Jones Center. Wendy Collins. 603-969-1699. collinsgifts14@aol.com 13 San Jose, CA. Doll Show. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 14 Le Grand, CA. Antique Doll Auction. Hewlett’s Auction Hall. 209-389-4542. www.hewlettsauctions.com 6/15-9/15 High Point, NC. Barbie-50 Exhibit. Doll & Miniature Museum of High Point. 336-885-3655. 336-887-2159. www.dollandminiaturemuseum.org. 18 Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction, Inc. 603-478-3232. www.withingtonauction.com 26-27 Fairfield, ME. Antique Doll & Toy & Advertising Auction. James D. Julia Inc. Auction Facility. 207-453-7125. 27 Kansas City, MO. Frasher Doll Auction. KCI Expo Center/Holiday Inn, Kansas City International Airport. 816-625-3786. 27-28 Puyallup, WA. Doll Show. Puyallup Fair & Event Center. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713.

July 2009

11-15 Atlanta, GA. National Doll Festival. Holiday Inn Select Hotel. 831-438-5349. NatlDoll@aol.com 12 Atlanta, GA. Two Doll Auctions. Westin Peachtree Plaza. Theriault’s. 800-638-0422. 12-17 Atlanta, GA. United Federation of Doll Clubs’ 60th National Convention. Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Ann Seymour. 301-725-5041. 19 Mounds View, MN. Doll Show. Mermaid Event Center. C Promotions Plus. car4ann@msn.com 25 New York, NY. Black Doll & Craft Show. The Riverside Church. Sharon Alexander, Done Up! Show Group. 212-594-2455. www.blackdollshows.com 26 Ewing, NJ. Doll Show & Sale. West Trenton Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Delaware Valley Doll Club of NJ. 609-259-3428. 609-371-1902. continued on page 63

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August 2009

1-2 Archbold, OH. Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale. Founder’s Hall. Sauder Village. 800-590-9755. 1 Vallejo, CA. Doll Sale. Vallejo Fairgrounds. Nancy Jo’s. 925-229-4190. 2 San Diego, CA. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. Sheraton Mission Valley. Crossroads. Dorothy Drake. 775-348-7713. 9 Laconia, NH. Doll & Miniature & Teddy Bear Show & Sale. Leavitt Park Community Center. Lakes Region Doll Club. 603-524-0129. 15-16 Belgium, Hallen/Belfort, Markt 7, 8000 Brugge. Doll & Teddy Bear Show. www.niesjewolters.nl 15 East Peoria, IL. Doll & Teddy Bear & Toy Show & Sale. E.Peoria Event Center. Julie Bronski. 312-919-7135. 15 Huntsville, AL. Doll Show & Sale. Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse. Twickenham Doll Club. 256-881-4809. bgjennings@comcast.net 20-21 Nashua, NH. Doll Auction. Holiday Inn. Withington Auction, Inc. 603-478-3232. www.withingtonauction.com 22 San Antonio, TX. Doll Show & Sale. Live Oak Civic Center. Dorothy Meredith. 830-708-8054. www.dolldr.com 23 Bellevue, WA. Antique Doll & Toy Market. Red Lion Bellevue Inn. Teresa Lehmbeck. 425-413-9516. rivertoncottage@hotmail.com 23 Strongsville, OH. Doll & Bear Show. Holiday Inn. Gail Lemmon. 440-396-5386. 30 Mankato, MN. Doll Show. Best Western Inn. Lady Slipper Doll Club. 507-334-0431.

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Please visit our website for a fine selection of antique dolls, dollhouse dolls, dollhouse miniatures, teddy bears, all bisque dolls, bathing beauties, kewpies, dresser boxes, snow babies, half dolls, and doll accessories at www.thedollworks.net German Schneegas Dollhouse Group

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Sherman’s Antiques & Doll Hospital

2750 Lake Alfred Road (Hwy 17N) Winter Haven, FL 33881 We specialize in antique and collectable toys and dolls and also deal in all types of antiques. Our doll doctor has over 20 years experience with all doll services performed on site. We make as well as restore teddy bears too. Our doll doctor can make wigs, clothes or any service your doll may need. We are located in central Florida and opened year around seven days a week. Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm. Call 863-298-4333 or 863-221-4035. Email: Jerry@Shermansantiques.net Website: www.shermansantiques.net Member of UFDC

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