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Waldwick, NJ, United States
DoneThu, Oct 15, 2015 5:00 PM GMT


We are offering a single owner collection (300+ Lots) of approximately 500 dolls, as well as some toy lots, from the estate of Yolanda Simonelli. Mrs. Simonelli was an avid collector of antique dolls, an active member of the NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists), as well as a published author in several antique doll journals and magazines including Doll Reader, Doll News, National Doll World, and Dolls: The Collector's Magazine. Mrs. Simonelli's commentaries offered histories, collecting advice, creative insight, buyer beware articles, and overall informative acuity in sharing her love, passion and connoisseurship of dolls. Most of Mrs. Simonelli's dolls were purchased in the 1960's and 70's, many with hand written notes and/or tags citing the place and date of acquisition. The vast display and array of Mrs. Simonelli's dolls to be presented for sale include German and French bisque heads, character dolls, artist dolls, composition examples, wax dolls, china heads, portrait dolls, creche figures, and more.