Helen Burton collection featuring rare all-bisque dolls leads Morphy's June 11 Fine Doll sale A long-held Washington, D.C.-area collection that includes superb all-bisque, French fashion and character dolls serves as the centerpiece for Morphy Auctions’ June 11 Fine Doll sale.
molded gloves and a boy doll in sailor’s costume. “The little buy is possibly supposed to be one of the grandsons of Queen Victoria,” said Foulke.
Also included is an extensive array of sewing items: antique sewing kits and a few very lovely doll-size sewing cases on legs. One is a 19th-century wood case that opens up like a desk, while the other is of wicker.
A second collection consigned to the June 11 sale consists of American cloth dolls. Three of the highlights are an Izannah Walker doll, a black stockinette and an Alabama Baby. A third consignor was the source for a collection of charming R. John Wright dolls, including an elusive Teddy Roosevelt.
The auction offering is rounded out by a group of 1870s-era Peterson’s fashion magazines, figurines, a few piano babies and several small mechanical dolls.
Morphy’s Saturday, June 11, 2011 Fine Doll auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. All items are available to preview now through auction day at the Morphy Auctions gallery, 2000 N. Reading Rd., Denver, PA 17517 on the Adamstown antique strip. The gallery is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All forms of bidding will be available for this auction, including live in the gallery, absentee, phone and Internet through Morphy Live (see Morphy website for details) or LiveAuctioneers.com.
For information on any item, call Morphy’s associate Serena Myers at 717-335-3435 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. View the fully illustrated catalog and all other auction information online at www.morphyauctions.com.
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Rare Simon & Halbig black character doll, 15 inches, in original sailor dress, est. $6,000-$8,000. Morphy Auctions image.