Morphy's December 4, 2012 specialty doll sale has a total of 675 lots, featuring about 1,000 dolls. It is well worth travelling for both collectors and dealers to attend this auction in person. Plan to spend the whole day, as the sale will take at least 7 hours. Dolls are currently on display in the gallery and are available for preview every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from now until the sale. This is a very strong sale with something for everyone from the rarest antique dolls to 1960s collectibles and even some choice artist dolls. Two large collections form the basis of the sale - one from a well-known dealer/collector from N.J. and one from the Midwest...
The French bisque dolls sparkle throughout the sale - rare Steiner E Series, sweet Circle and Crescent Bru, stunning Prévost period Huret fashion, charming Poubot, classic Jumeaux Bébés including E.J., Incised, Têtes, portraits, and exquisite fashions by Bru, Barrois, F.G., Jumeau, Steiner, Clement with blown kid body, and others fashions, charming Bleuettes, Eden Bébé, E.D., SFBJ and others.
The German doll makers are represented by a rare S & H 1308 man with molded mustache, K & R characters 109 Elise, 117, 117n, 131 googly, and a large spectacular 114; life-size JDK 257 baby; Heubach characters; Kestner, Simon & Halbig, Handwerck, even some in original boxes, Bahr & Proschild, Kley & Hahn, Kestner pouties and elegant Gibson girls.
For specialty collectors there are oriental bisques from Simon & Halbig, A.M. 353 baby, JDK baby and rare Japanese made lady.