Fancy dolls, fashions on parade at Frasher’s sale Oct. 20
LiveAuctioneers will provide Internet live bidding during the sale, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. CDT.
French bebes include an exquisite 30-inch blue-eyed Triste Jumeau bebe with pale complexion, a seldom-found petite size 2 Bru Jne in original dress and bonnet, an early 18-inch model of the Schmitt bebe, a seldom-found black model of the Circle Dot Bebe by Bru, plus additional bebes by Steiner, Jumeau and Gauthier.
Close on the heels of the popular bebes is a dainty 11 1/2-inch bisque poupee in original gown accompanied by larger models which include the exceedingly rare 21-inch celluloid smiling poupee by Leon Casimir Bru, and poupees by Jumeau, Simmone and Barrois.
Along with the fine offering of French dolls, there are numerous desirable German models including an all-original 20-inch model of Kestner’s Gibson Girl, appealing 20-inch Hilda toddler and a Hilda baby by Kestner, Gebruder Heubach pouty and laughing child, a 19-inch toddler model of Simon & Halbig 1488 and a fine S&H 1498 boy, a rare mold 700 by Armand Marseille, 15-inch JDK 239 character boy toddler, also dolly-face dolls, character babies, googly-eyed dolls and fine all-bisque models.
One of the important attractions at this auction is a marvelous circa 1905 Cinnamon/Ginger Steiff bear with provenance and pictured with original family member. Also a small collection of 1950s Steiff and other animals, toys and miniatures.
American dolls offered include four models by the Schoenhut firm, two with original wigs and shoes, several sizes of Dionne Quintuplet toddlers and babies by Alexander ranging from size 8 inches to 20 inches, a nice collection of hard plastic Terri & Jerri Lee dolls, plus a Barbie No. 3, Skipper and Scooter by Mattel.
Collectors of cloth dolls will note the three early primitive folk dolls, three Lencis including the rare Jackie Coogan character, small offering of R. John Wright cloth characters, a unique set of King Henry VIII & His Six Wives portrait dolls by Alice Smith, and a large pair of Steiff-type German caricature dolls.
Treasures abound in this auction that’s overflowing with luxurious to simple antique frocks, bonnets, shoes, wigs and all manner of doll ephemera.
The auction can also be viewed on LiveAuctioneers.com. This promises to be an exciting weekend for doll collectors plus an opportunity to view and acquire choice dolls and accessories, said Barbara Frasher of Frasher’s Doll Auctions.
For details phone 816-625-3786.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.
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