Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Albert Marque doll #27, $300,000+, Theriault’s
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An Albert Marque French art character doll #27, one of only 100 produced, dressed in its original signed costume, sold for a little more than $300,000 at an auction held March 29-30 by Theriault’s (based in Annapolis, Md.) in Naples, Fla. It was a new world record for a doll sold at auction. Also, a pair of French bisque character dolls by sculptor and illustrator Francisque Poulbot brought $40,000; and an outstanding bebe “H” by Halopeau (circa 1880), in an antique costume, made $40,000. Prices quoted exclude the buyer’s premium.