Tag Archives: Dolls

Paper Dolls: Fashion and Culture

Paper Dolls: Fashion and Culture

by Judy Gonyeau For many women, their first ideas of fussing over their wardrobe began with paper dolls. From complete outfits and accessories, the idea of mixing and matching to achieve the best look—based upon her own choices—turned many girls to fashionistas. The paper dolls as we know them today may not be the first […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English wooden doll, $57,500, Theriault’s

Gavels 'n' Paddles: English wooden doll, $57,500, Theriault’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall An early boxed English wooden doll in the original costume, similar to the Letitia Penn doll, made $57,500 at a Marquis Doll Auction, titled Provenance, held July 16th by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md. Also, a French bebe by Denamur with the original painted […]

Antiques Peek: October 2016

Published Antiques Peek: October 2016

Folk Art Dolls by Jessica Kosinski It would be impossible to talk about folk art fully without taking some time to recognize a major folk art phenomenon, which was the creation of dolls. While some people might just think of them as children’s toys, older folk art dolls have a lot of historical value and […]

Morphy Auctions' September Premier Toys, Dolls, Marbles, And Figural Cast Iron Sales Event, Sept. 23-24

This two-day auction includes almost 1,300 lots of extraordinary vintage toys and childhood ephemera, with museum-quality selections across all the most popular collecting categories.  Denver, Pennsylvania, September 5, 2016 – Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is pleased to announce this million-dollar Toy, Doll, Marble, and Figural Cast Iron […]

Gavels n Paddles: Pair of antique dolls, $71,000, Theriault's

Gavels n Paddles: Pair of antique dolls, $71,000, Theriault's

Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World by Ken Hall A 23-inch character doll as Polichinelle (right), shown clasping a rare 9 1/2 inch bebe A.T. by Thuillier, sold for $31,000 and $40,000, respectively, at a mid-summer doll auction held by Theriault’s, based in Annapolis, Md. Also, a 12-inch model 102 doll in the […]

Morphy’s to auction early trains, horse-drawn toys and rare dolls from 60-year Paul and Katie Hedburn collection, Sept. 10-12

Second major toy collection in sale includes rare lunchboxes, many rated a perfect 10 DENVER, Pa. – Anyone assuming they’ve seen the last of the great early collections of toys, trains and dolls may have to readjust their thinking September 10-12 when Morphy’s auctions a long-held trove amassed by the late Katie and Paul Hedburn. […]

On the Road to… Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is a state rich in history, which extends to the many shops, shows, auction houses, museums, and events that showcase its heritage. ANTIQUE SHOWS, FLEA MARKETS & EVENTS 18th Century Artisan Show April 10-11, 2015 Bedford County Historical Society, Bedford, PA Up to 40 authentic 18th century vendors. Paintings, pottery, jewelry, silver, copper ware, […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels 'n' Paddles - Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles – Kammer & Reinhardt doll, $395,750, Bonhams Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare German Kammer & Reinhardt character doll with plaited auburn hair, blue-gray eyes, lace-sleeved white dress, straw hat and white shoes and stockings sold for $395,750 at an auction held Sept. 24 by Bonhams […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Albert Marque doll #27, $300,000+, Theriault's

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Albert Marque doll #27, $300,000+, Theriault's

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 […]

Ken's Korner: Ken, sporting a makeover, is trying to win back Barbie

Ken’s Korner: Ken, sporting a makeover, is trying to win back Barbie – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 Sales of Barbie dolls have been sagging lately, at least in the U.S. (down 18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005), so maker Mattel has reintroduced Ken as a way of resparking […]