Fine ladies, bebes, French fashion dolls prepare for the spotlight at Morphy’s April 2 Doll sale Fabulous French, German and American dolls from several long-time collections will be showcased in Morphy Auctions’ April 2, 2011 Spring Doll Sale. A total of 443 lots will be auctioned.
you don’t often encounter, like the black Patsy. Some of the dolls in this collection are mint and in their original boxes, as well.”
Some of the early American examples to be auctioned include a cloth Philadelphia Baby (lot369A), which was marketed by Shepperd’s Department Store in Philadelphia; a large Columbian rag doll (lot 369B), and an extremely rare Izannah Walker doll (lot 369C) dating back to the 1860s.
This auction roster is further enhanced by an appealing selection of Steiff and Schuco toys, dollhouses, accessories, and a small collection of German pink porcelain pigs.
Morphy's cordially invites the doll community to join them for a beautiful sale on April 2nd, featuring the types of dolls today's collectors want. All forms of bidding will be available, including absentee, by phone or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place, through Morphy Live or LiveAuctioneers.com.
For additional information on any lot in the sale, call 717-335-3435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Circa-1912 Van Rozen 17-inch character doll, French, jointed composition and wood body, ceramic bisque-type head. Estimate $6,000-$10,000. Morphy Auctions image.