Make way for a colorful parade of dolls, toys & trains, Aug. 16 at Stephenson’s Stephenson's Aug. 16 auction features lots of dolls, toys and trains, including an exceptional Lionel freight train set, Vogue Ginny walker dolls, and airplanes from the Capt. GR Webster collection.
composition dolls by Madame Alexander include Snow White and Princess Elizabeth.
Ideal composition and vinyl Shirley Temple dolls offered in the sale span the 1930s to 1950s. Other coveted dolls set to cross the auction block include a Norah Wellings “Mountie,” Horsman Elizabeth Taylor in original packaging with outfits, a vintage Horsman Style 30 Mouseketeer in original box, Vogue Jill dolls, Mary Hoyer hard plastic dolls, Kewpies, Effanbee Patsy-Ann and Anne-Shirley composition dolls, Ideal Little Miss Revlon dolls and a 1950s Royal Revlon-type fashion doll.
“There are many unusual dolls in our upcoming auction, as well as many lots of doll clothing, doll parts, and doll house furniture by Schoenhut, Strombecker and Renwal. These types of items are very popular with collectors who come to our sales,” said Stephenson’s Auctioneers owner Cindy Stephenson.
Where dolls go, teddy bears and soft toys often follow. The August 16th auction is no exception and includes a US Zone Germany jointed mohair Yes/No bear and an array of 1950s Steiff animals.
A grouping of vintage Halloween collectibles adds whimsy and a festive feel to the sale selection. There are Halloween decorations and die-cuts (some by Beistle), early German Halloween streamers, and a 1925 Dennison’s crepe paper salesman’s sample book decorated with bats and witches. Glass ornaments – both boxed and loose – recall the special memories of Christmases past that every family can relate to.
Stephenson’s Friday, August 16 Dolls, Toys & Trains Auction will begin at 10 a.m. Eastern time. The company’s gallery is located at 1005 Industrial Blvd., Southampton, PA 18966. Inspection is on Thursday, August 15, from 3-6 p.m., and on auction day from 9-10 a.m.
All forms of bidding will be available, including live via the Internet through Artfact, LiveAuctioneers or AuctionZip. View the fully illustrated online catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.artfact.com, www.liveauctioneers.com or www.auctionzip.com.
For additional information on any auction lot, to leave an absentee bid or arrange for a phone line on auction day, call Cindy Stephenson at 215-322-6182 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Online: www.stephensonsauction.com.
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Simon & Halbig 1078 bisque socket-head doll. Stephenson’s image.