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A Major Spring Weekend of Marquis Doll Auctions May 24 and 25, 2014 Memorial Day Weekend at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas

A full-color, hardbound collector’s book is available. To order call 800-638-0422 to receive your copy today.

PO Box 151 Annapolis, MD 21404

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Toll-free: 800-638-0422 www.theriaults.com


A Spring Weekend of Marquis Doll Auctions “kaleido s c op e” The Important Doll Collections of Helen Welsh of Pennsylvania and Evelyn Heidepriem of South Dakota Saturday, May 24, 2014 Saturday Walk and Talk with Florence Theriault in a preview of the 1st day of the “Kaleidoscope” auction at 8:30 AM. Preview 9 AM. Auction 11 AM.

Sunday, May 25, 2014 Sunday Walk and Talk with Florence Theriault in a preview of the 2nd day of the “Kaleidoscope” auction at 8:30 AM. Preview 9 AM. Auction 11 AM.

Absentee, Telephone and Online Bidding Available for All Auctions For information about the auctions or to order catalogs call 800-638-0422, 410-224-3655, email info@theriaults.com or visit www.theriaults.com.

x Other Weekend Events x Appraisal Services. Theriault’s expert team of appraisers will be available throughout the weekend to appraise dolls you may be considering for placement in an upcoming auction. (Note: for larger collections, an appointment may be scheduled in your home. Please call 800-638-0422 for no-obligation information.)

The Florence & George Shop. Browse the Florence & George line of authentic antique-style doll costumes and extensive library of doll reference books.

And mid-day hot fudge sundaes for all.

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he entire weekend encompasses the vision and love of varying styles of dolls from legendary Pennsylvania collector, Helen Welsh, whose collection has been recently featured in Antique Doll Collector magazine, and the great early collection of Evelyn Heideprim who single-handedly put South Dakota on the map for doll collecting and inspired thousands of collectors across the Western Plains. Two very different people. Two very different places. One shared love of dolls. The result, one of the most exciting and unique events in Theriault’s history...a veritable kaleidoscope whose patterns and designs and colors will vary through the eye of each and every collector who views these dolls. “I have trouble thinking of one category, style, “To own just one doll” - this petite or genre that is not represented. And I mean superb Bébé Bru might be the one. represented well. French? The best. German characters? Of course. European cloth? You should see the Lenci and Kathe Kruse! American cloth and wooden? You bet. Automata? Doll furniture? Mignonettes? American comic characters and celebrity dolls? Googlies? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. And the list goes on. And on. And on,” says Stuart Holbrook, company president.

The Lenci Asian boy is complete, even with wooden lantern, and his companion is extremely rare, too.

Among the rarest of the German art character dolls are these two examples by Simon and Halbig, a 21” 150 model, and his brother, a 16” 153 model.

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The auction begins on Saturday and continues on Sunday with more than 600 lots and 1000s of dolls in the 250 page hardbound catalog. Join Theriault’s for auction fun during the day, and enjoy the fun and good food of Las Vegas in the evening. Great moments like this are fleeting. Two great collections coming together in a “Kaleidoscope” of dolls comes only so often.

Representing the several dozen stylish Lenci children in the auction.

The rarest of the rare Lencis is the portrait of Valentino as The Sheik, in impeccable near mint condition.

A united nations of Googlies, the helmet quartet, offered as one lot, are only a sampling of the rare googly-eyed dolls in the auction.

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French Bébés Jumeau in original costumes, along with fine antique furnishings and accessories.

A sampling of the wonderful mignonettes.

From a beautiful group of Sonneberg dolls, and don’t forget the gorgeous early closed mouth Kestner dolls including three XI models.

A view of Kewpies in the auction, including this dandy fellow who owns his own teddy bear. Oh, teddy bears? Yes, real ones by Steiff and others are also being offered.

More vibrant kaleidoscopes of color from Lenci.

Among the French bébés are two block letter F.G. bébés, big and little sisters.

A trio of first period dolls by Kathe Kruse are three of the dozen in the auction.

From the Asian series of early dolls by Lenci.

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All-original wax child and early period wing chair represent the numbers of others in each category at the auction.

Leon Casimir Bru’s first period Bébé Brevete in petite size.

Among the French poupées at the auction is this fine doll by Adelaide Huret.

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A trio of near mint frowning children, 1500 series, by Lenci.

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The rare 18” and 19” models of K*R characters 101 and 114. Other examples include a brown-complexioned 101 model.

A gallery of beautiful French bébés are just a sampling of those offered.

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More rarities from the Lenci collection.

At 28” the pouting Gebruder Heubach boy is one of many Heubach rarities in the auction.

A half-dozen of the American Kamkins are offered; shown here are only three.

He’s French, of course, in original costume, and with a chubby belly because it’s hollow to serve as a rare candy container.

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The rare Monkey Gambler automaton by Phalibois is in near mint condition despite its nearly 150 years of age.

The Mary McAboy Skookums Indian is larger than life size, likely an Exhibition piece.

“Karl” from the Kammer and Reinhardt art character series is wearing his formal bridegroom attire. The red-haired gentleman tauntingly bites a biscuit while shrugging his shoulders in this rare automaton.

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And Still More ...

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So many wonderful dolls... So many ways to bid. Every Theriault auction catalog brims with new discoveries for your collection. So, why not join in on the bidding fun? With a plethora of options for bidding and our legendary Marquis service we make it pain-free, and most importantly... FUN. choose from the following bidding options: Bid Onsite Nothing compares to the excitement and energy of bidding in person. Relish the victory of that winning moment. Share with other collectors the new additions to your "family." Remember those unique auction moments that will spark a lifetime of memories. Nothing can compare.

Bid Live on the Internet Register at www.proxibid.com prior to the sale and you can participate live as the auction unfolds on your screen in real-time. You can even listen and watch the proceedings as well! Great for those impulsive moments when you just can’t resist a great bargain on the fly.

Bid on the Phone Pick your dolls…give us a call. Reserve your phone line prior to the auction by contacting us at 1-800-638-0422. We will call you during the auction and you can bid live with one of our friendly representatives when your dolls come up for bidding. Easy, fun and reliable!

Bid Absentee Just fill out the form with your bids and you are on the way. We do the work and always execute your bids fairly and competitively. You can even call in your bids to us prior to the auction at 1-800-638-0422 saving you the mail time. The anticipation is the excitement.

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Introducing Florence & George In the early 1980s, Florence and George Theriault opened a small mail-order company, Dollmasters as a companion to their renowned auction house, Theriault’s of

Call 800-966-3655 to Request a Catalog.

Annapolis, Maryland. From its beginning the firm specialized in memorabilia from vintage childhoods, designed for the adult collector. Now that it is time for a change, Dollmasters couldn’t pick a better name than “Florence & George.” Whatever the name, though, you’ll find we have what are you are looking for, because we don’t just remember childhood, we revere it.

I DA , T H E S U M M ER MOUSE By famed American artist, R. John Wright. Based on the whimsical watercolor illustrations by famed British illustrator, Racey Helps, Ida is a mocha haired mouse wearing the simplest of summer frocks. Ida is spending her lazy summer afternoon swinging on an all-felt floral tableau with a wooden base, all designed by R. John Wright. 9”w. x 9”h. piece. 3” mouse. SD-1288. $595.

George & Florence Theriault, 1980s.

PO BOX 2319 ANNAPOLIS, MD 21404

P: 800-966-3655 F: 410-571-9605

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Subscribe Now to Theriault’s Award-Winning Auction Books You save more than 50% over the cost of ordering single copies. Subscribe today and make “Kaleidoscope” your first issue. Choose your favorite subscription plan (the longer the length of subscription, the more you save)

Call 800-638-0422 or 410-224-3655 to order your subscription today. Or you can order online at www.theriaults.com or use the form on the next page.

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Order Form for Doll Auction Catalogs “Kaleidoscope” — 10” x 10”, 250 page, hardbound collector’s book for the May 24-25, 2014 auction in Las Vegas, NV. Full-color photographs. $89. or ❒

❒ Five-Issue Subscription (beginning with “Kaleidoscope”) Receive the next five doll auction catalogs at more than 50% reduction of single-issue price. US: SU-005 - $179. Canada: SU-205 - $199. Overseas: SU-105 - $249. ❒ Ten-Issue Subscription (beginning with “Kaleidoscope”) Receive the next ten doll auction catalogs at more than 60% reduction of single-issue price. US: SU-010 - $299. Canada: SU-210 - $335. Overseas: SU-110 - $419. *Maryland residents add 6% sales tax. Name Address City

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2014 C a l e n d a r of Dolls Twelve full-color photographs featuring a wide variety of gorgeous antique dolls. 24" x 12". PL-145. $20.

2 014 C a l e n d a r of Fashion Dolls Twelve full-color photographs featuring French poupées, their trousseaux and furnishings. 24" x 12". PL-146. $20.

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Schedule of events Saturday, May 24, 2014 Saturday Walk and Talk with Florence Theriault in a preview of the 1st day of the “Kaleidoscope” auction at 8:30 AM. Preview 9 AM. Auction 11 AM.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

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Absentee, Telephone and Online Bidding available for the Auctions

PO Box 151 Annapolis, Maryland 21404 www.theriaults.com

Sunday Walk and Talk with Florence Theriault in a preview of the 2nd day of the “Kaleidoscope” auction at 8:30 AM. Preview 9 AM. Auction 11 AM.

For additional details about bidding, see page 12 of this brochure.

Staying at the Bellagio? A special room rate of $282 is available for Theriault’s group. Call the hotel directly at 702-693-7411 to reserve. Any problems, just call Theriault’s at 800-638-0422 or 410-224-3655.

For information about the auction or to order your Collector’s Book, call 800-638-0422, 410-224-3655 or email info@theriaults.com or visit theriaults.com.

Traveling Information The auction is conducted at the luxury Bellagio Hotel located at 3600 Las Vegas Blvd South in Las Vegas, on West Flamingo Exit East off I-15. Shuttle service is available from McCarran International Airport. For detailed information, call the hotel at 702-693-7411.


Kaleidoscope - Auction Brochure, May 24-25