DoneSun, Oct 9, 2011 1:00 AM UTC
Antique Dolls, Toys, Bears and Accessories
The Auction is highlighted by the legendary 'Singer' Doll' from the Estate of the late Doreen Chapman. A superbly dressed 19th C, 60 cm Jumeau French Fashion Doll with her original presentation box & outer protective tin. She was featured in The Antique Doll Collector magazine August 2011 edition. Amongst the Chapman Dolls are 6 magnificent 19th C French Fashions, and a stunning all original 30cm French Automata by Ferdinand Gaultier. Original French and German all Bisque doll house dolls from the collection figure highly as well as a magnificent list of French and German all original cabinet size dolls. The auction also includes the rare ?Ondine? swimmer doll by Simon & Halbig and 4 magnificent French SFBJ jewel eyed Bisque character dolls. There is a 30 cm Bru Fashion doll with original trunk and trousseau of gowns, shoes, handbags, jewelry, parasol, and other accessories. There are Early Wax dolls from the 18th and 19th C and a selection of rare wooden dolls of the same period. A large selection of risqué German and French Bathing Beauties, and the many rare pin cushion dolls and half dolls. German Bisque and Celluloid characters are plentiful such as the Kammer & Reinhart twin boy & girl celluloids mold 728, and others by makers J.D.Kestner, Gerbruder Heubach, Simon & Halbig, Gerbruder Knoch, Kley & Hahn and others , as well as Armand Marseille Googlies. The auction also includes a fine selection of China Dolls and Parians, several near mint 1950?s Pedigree hard plastic dolls still in their original boxes, Lenci dolls and other cloth dolls including Kathy Kruse and Shildkrot. A collection of toys including clockwork 1930?s Schuco and clockwork Japanese Celluloids, also a Triang Jeep , Cyclops Trycicle , 1950?s Meccano Plane and many other boxed German toys. For Teddy Bear and Animal collectors there is a magnificent selection of antique button Steiff, and also Vintage Bears from a number of other countries.