Thursday, July 23, 2009
Yet Another Summer Auction
Morphy's: On Aug. 13, Dan Morphy Auctions of Denver, Pa., will auction more than 800 dolls apportioned into 350 lots, with 80 percent coming from a single estate. There are no reserves, and each lot will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. Specialist Jan Foulke, who cataloged the sale, said the array of dolls is "eclectic and across the board, containing both antiques and collectible dolls, with quite a few French fashion dolls included, several of them all original." The auction includes Jumeau and Steiner child dolls, a mechanical Jumeau with fan and rose, and other mechanical walking dolls. The selection also includes Swaines, Lencis, Bye-Lo babies, early parians, papier-mâché, wax, celluloid and china dolls, and many German bisque girl dolls and character babies, among many others. For more information or to view the catalog, click here.