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The 350-lot sale encompasses the immense scope of doll making from the early years through the golden years of the French and German bisques, continuing through the composition and hard plastic period to the modern creations of R. John Wright, said Barbara Frasher.
The sale offers numerous fine antique French bebes such as the Exhibition Model of the Bebe Jumeau in a lavish costume, and the fascinating one-of-a-kind portrait doll with “jewel” eyes and the most unique modeling, which is attributed to SFBJ.
German bisque dolls come in sizes 10 inches to 40 inches and include Simon Halbig ladies, German character toddlers and babies by Kestner, Kammer & Reinhardt and others.
The Door of Hope, Shanghai Mission dolls number more than 20 and are in excellent, original condition, said Frasher.
There is a great variety of more than 120 composition and hard plastic dolls, including 30 original Shirley Temples – some in original box or with trunk. There are three original Shirley Temple doll buggies, a fine group of more than 20 hard-to-find Effanbee Historical dolls in superb condition. Also by Effanbee are Skippy models of the rare Aviator, Soldier and Sailor. Two all-original sets of Alexander Dionne Quintuplets, one with an original teeter-totter, will be available.
The lineup will also include several Mary Hoyer hard plastic dolls, Terri and Jerri Lees, a set of cloth Ideal Snow White & Seven Dwarfs in mint condition and 15 R. John Wright dolls. Also available is an array of doll accessories such as shoes, hats and other ephemera.
The auction will begin at 9 a.m. Mountain. For details call 816-625-3786.
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