A six-doll “mystery portrait doll” set by Madame Alexander created in 1951 sold for $88,000 at a sale of Doll and Childhood Ephemera held July 22-23 by Theriault’s, based in Timonium, MD. The sale was conducted in New Orleans, LA. It was a new record for a set of American dolls at auction. Also, a Victoria doll, a French bisque poupee and her trousseau changed hands for $55,000; and a school room with a professor, pupils and original furnishings, from the Prader Museum in Switzerland, hit $50,000. Prices are exclusive of a 12 percent buyer’s premium.