Tuesday, September 29, 2009

French Doll Shatters . . .World Record

A. Marque: A name that draws the attention from serious doll
collectors worldwide. In this case, the prize fetched more than a quarter
of a million dollars. Photos courtesy Theriault's.

At the Theriault's auction held in conjunction with the United Federation of Doll Clubs national convention in Atlanta on July 12, a French antique doll sold at a world record auction price of $263,000. Created in 1914 by Albert Marque, the doll drew heated worldwide bidding and was won by a collector from Boston who was in attendance at the auction. The old record had been set in 2003 (also for an Albert Marque doll) and was $215,000.

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